Carrot Costume

by Ellen Goldberg; photo by Frank Heckers

Carrot Costume

This cute costume starts with an oversize sweatshirt — no sewing needed!

For this costume, you'll need:

  • hot glue or fabric glue
  • scissors
  • tape measure


1. Cut sleeves off two orange sweatshirts. Turn one sweatshirt inside out. Fold in and glue raw edges. Cut bottom of sweatshirt into a V-shape. Gather each side of sweatshirt, fold inward, and glue so that sweatshirt tapers toward bottom.

2. Cut sleeves and second sweatshirt into 8-inch strips to make the carrot ribs. Glue on ribs, starting about 10 inches down from neck, to cover front and back.

3. Cover a 12-inch embroidery hoop with Poly-Fil batting and rest it on child's shoulders underneath the sweatshirt.

4. Hat: Cut two 6-inch circles out of green felt. Sandwich a small piece of cardboard between them, and glue. Glue wavy green pipe cleaners to the top (like carrot greens) and wrap a pipe cleaner around base of pipe cleaners to secure, as shown above. Cut two slits in bottom piece of felt; slip a narrow headband through to secure on child's head, or fasten with bobby pins.