Everyone dreams to have the PERFECT Halloween costume. Every year I’m either spooky or funny. Last year I decided to be the iconic samba singer, Carmen Miranda! She is super funky, beautiful and (let’s be honest) wears a giant fruit bowl on her head. How can that not be adorable?
When I was a wee teenager, I just knew her as that persona that people at parties used to impersonate. Lucy is not an exception to that stereotype:
Because I was just an uneducated teenager, I just referred to her as the Chiquita Banana lady. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to be her for my Halloween costume! It wasn’t helping that every time I perused my local Dollar Tree, there were copious amounts of artificial fruit. Even Hobby Lobby had artificial donuts!
Whenever I plan a costume, I like to see what I have lying around the house that would work just perfect for my look. A certain two piece ruffled swimsuit came to mind. It was then that I decided to take the leap and design my Carmen Miranda Chiquita Banana costume around my very first swimsuit I EVER made and designed.
(you can find a similar style on my etsy page here)
Now, I am a crafty gal, so you can imagine my wheels were spinning. A trip to the Dollar Tree was had. With glue gun in hand, a buffet of artificial fruit and scrap fabric, I created the coolest masterpiece that I ever placed upon my head….If you look closely, you can see a dent in the apple. It was quite a challenge that night getting into my chariot to the par-tay!
Now, after all that creating, treat yourself to some real fruit and go get your Samba on!