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Field of Flowers Costume

Happy Monday! I’m trying out a new way to work on posts starting today that will be more collaborative and I’m really excited about it. We’ve been working really hard on it and are still figuring out the details but I hope people love it as much as I have loved working on it. Since it’s officially October 1st we thought we should start out with a Homemade Halloween Costume Series. This Field of Flowers costume is ridiculously cute and sort of had us wishing we had an adult sized suit of our own. It was pretty affordable and easy to put together but it did involve getting fancy with a glue gun (don’t fear the glue gun!) See below for full instructions and our source for affordable flowers.

To Make a Field of Flowers Costume it is really very easy. Avoid craft stores when looking for fake flowers (their flowers are kind of pricey for this project) and head right to the dollar store where you get get huge bunches for $1.

Materials Needed: shirt, leggings, beanie, glue gun, and fake flowers.

Step 1: Remove fake flowers and leaves from stems.
Step 2:  Dab hot glue onto the back of the flower and attach to clothing. Put the best flowers on the front and on the hat since they will be seen the most.
Step 3: Continue gluing but leave a 2″ area empty around the top of the leggings so that the shirt will lay flat when on.
Step 4: Finish adding flowers then have the costume tried on to look for any bare spots to fill in. Et Voila! You’re done. The whole thing took us about two hours and was pretty easy.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
“Materials” photograph by Paul Ferney.
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim
“Homemade Halloween” Type by Angela Hardison
Thanks to little E for modeling!

  1. Ashley

    October 1, 2012

    Oh my gosh, this is genius and precious. I wish a had a little girl to make this costume for.

  2. rachael

    October 1, 2012

    oh my word. this is what i’m being for halloween! i saw a girl last year who was a bouquet, and she had done pretty much the same thing minus the hat! thanks for reminding me!


  3. This girl loves to talk

    October 1, 2012

    my kids would probably say it itches and refuse to wear it.. but that is adorable! that girl is just darling!! and I’m with ya for an adult version!!!

  4. helyanti

    October 1, 2012

    this is so lovely.. if real flower is used, it might attract a lot of butterflies & bees

  5. anna

    October 1, 2012

    great initiative! best of luck! little E looks adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Elena @ Randomly Happy

    October 1, 2012

    What a great idea. I was just trying to figure out what to do for my friend’s children’s costumes and this has just nailed it!

    Would it be wrong to also accessorise with a watering can?

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  7. Alessandra

    October 1, 2012

    xxx Ale

  8. chiara

    October 1, 2012

    these photos look great! i love the last picture with her arms up – what a cutie! such a good idea.

  9. Joanna

    October 1, 2012

    OMG. Beyond cute. Was the little girl comfortable or was it itchy? Also, do the stretchy clothes still pull on fine once they’ve had flowers glued to them?

  10. giulia

    October 1, 2012

    i want one!!!!!! she looks like a little flower monster, it’s adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. The New Diplomats Wife

    October 1, 2012

    WOW. I love it! I thought we were getting fancy a few years back when i glued on matchbox cars to black outfits and used electrical tape in colors to go as the capital beltway (me inner loop, husband, outer loop with cars going in the other direction) but this is amazing, i definitely would like one of these all for myself!

    this might be my favorite post you’ve done yet!

  12. Connie

    October 1, 2012

    What a clever little costume, and so easy to make! Can’t wait to show my little girl, who knows, maybe she will want to be a field of flowers this year ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post.

  13. Leigh

    October 1, 2012

    This is the cutest little costume ever! I love it!

  14. Jenni Bailey

    October 1, 2012

    Super cute. I could never in a million years wrestle my six year old into that (she wants to be Michaelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…um…yeah….) but there is hope for the little one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Darci

    October 1, 2012

    Thank you for my costume inspiration – I will wear green leggings and dress shirt, with large bow at my waist, cover beanie with flowers – a bouquet of flowers! Teaching 8th grade would be difficult covered in flowers.

  16. Rebecca - A Daily Something

    October 1, 2012

    WOWZA! Love this new series! Cannot wait to see more of your collabs ๐Ÿ™‚ And p.s. … wish I were a kid (or, do you think I can get away with wearing one of these??)?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. rubi

    October 1, 2012


  18. Sarah

    October 1, 2012

    I love everything about this. The costume, how you laid it out, everything! You guys never cease to inspire =)

    – Sarah

  19. Heather

    October 1, 2012

    Fantastic! Thank you for sharing- I will be passing it along on Facebook.

  20. caroline

    October 1, 2012

    this is the sweetest thing I have ever seen!!! obsessed!!!!

  21. Trish

    October 1, 2012

    This is just about the cutest thing EVER! So easy too!
    No kiddies for me yet, but I am definitely saving this link for when I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Damaris @Kitchen Corners

    October 1, 2012

    Congrats. I can tell it will be a stunning series!

  23. Kacie

    October 1, 2012

    That is the most precious little costume! And easy and affordable! PERFECT. I love it. Thanks.


  24. Tiffanie

    October 1, 2012

    This is awesome, and I am excited that you have a new teamwork thing going. If this post is any indicator, there is going to be a lot of great stuff headed our way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Annick Gaudreault

    October 1, 2012

    OMG! My daughter would be so lovely in this costume! Must try! Thanks for the idea!

  26. Jeuno

    October 1, 2012

    There have been a lot of things lately that made me wish I had a little girl to go with my boys. This, more than anything. It’s just perfect.

  27. wmbg

    October 1, 2012

    this is beYOND fab! i wonder if this would look scary on an adult. probably.

  28. Rachel Tobias

    October 1, 2012

    Jordan this is just beyond adorable. What fonts did you use on that top picture “homemade halloween”?


  29. Theresa

    October 1, 2012

    Cute! such a fun idea! those flowers make for such great photos with such vivid colors.


  30. Rin

    October 2, 2012

    This is cute. That said, does anyone else have a problem with the vizu survey? It shows us very often when I’m visiting ohhappyday and I couldn’t dismiss it. The whole page would turn blank and only the survey shows up. It makes visiting this blog a frustrating experience, having to refresh maybe 5-6 times before the survey finally stops appearing so I can read the blog. It might be my browser (I’m using google chrome) – maybe vizu survey is not compatible with it? Either way, I wish there’s a way to fix it.

      • jordan
      • October 2, 2012

      Hi Rin!

      I’m so sorry! There shouldn’t be any popups on my site at all. I’ve been working with my ad network to disable the vizu surveys. I’m on it!

  31. Jess

    October 2, 2012

    So fun and super adorable!

  32. how2home

    October 3, 2012

    This is way too amazing! You must’ve had a great time creating this outfit!

  33. Jeannie

    October 4, 2012

    Stunning. Can the child sit down comfortably? How do you deal with the pointy plastic bits on the back of the flower blossom?

  34. Lindsay

    October 6, 2012

    This is fantastic! I once dressed similar to this for halloween– i was supposed to be a flower garden and even had a white picket fence belt plus some butterflies and spiders for an extra touch. My boyfriend accompanied me as a garden gnome. :]

  35. beansnpork

    October 9, 2012

    this is so cute! Jordan – approximately, how much did this entire costume cost?

      • jordan
      • October 9, 2012

      about $40!

  36. Dallas

    October 11, 2012

    I love this! I may do this for my own costume this year!

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