Tomato Costume

by Ellen Goldberg; photo by Frank Heckers

Tomato 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 a red sweatshirt; fold in and glue raw edges. Line the inside with Poly-Fil batting and lightly glue at neck and armholes. Cut a small slit in waistband and use a small safety pin to pull 1 1/2-inch-thick elastic through; tie ends in a knot. Cut off theexcess elastic.

2. Cut an 18-inch square of green felt. Trim edges to make it into a circle. Cut a slit up the back, fold in quarters, then cut a half-moon shape at the top for a neck hole. Cut points to make a leafy collar.

3. Hat: Measure child's head and cut a sweatshirt sleeve to fit, leaving an extra inch at the top. Gather excess fabric and tightly wrap a wavy green pipe cleaner around the top to create stem.

4. Cut a small piece of green felt into a circle. Make a slit down the center, then cut jagged edges around the perimeter to create the leaves. Fit over pipe cleaner; glue into place.