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How to make an easy diy beekeeper costume for halloween

Make an Easy DIY Beekeeper Costume for Halloween

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To make the bees; take two pipe cleaners and start twisting the ends together.

To make the bees; take two pipe cleaners and start twisting the ends together.

Once you have a couple of turns, place a small piece of ribbon in between to make the wings and keep twisting.

Once you have a couple of turns, place a small piece of ribbon in between to make the wings and keep twisting.

Do this down the length until you have a number of bees. I managed to fit 12 onto my pipe cleaners.

Do this down the length until you have a number of bees. I managed to fit 12 onto my pipe cleaners.

Once you've finished the row, snip between each of the sets of wings with a pair of pliers or strong scissors.

Once you've finished the row, snip between each of the sets of wings with a pair of pliers or strong scissors.

There you have it - a small gaggle of bees. Make as many as you'd like for your costume then set them aside.

There you have it - a small gaggle of bees. Make as many as you'd like for your costume then set them aside.

Cut a piece of tulle (I used an old net curtain from Goodwill) long enough to easily wrap around the brim of the hat. I then cut it with a 1m drop so it will hang below my shoulders.

Cut a piece of tulle (I used an old net curtain from Goodwill) long enough to easily wrap around the brim of the hat. I then cut it with a 1m drop so it will hang below my shoulders.

Stitch the tulle onto the brim of the hat to hold it in place. If you want, you could staple it on - I won't tell anyone ;)

Stitch the tulle onto the brim of the hat to hold it in place. If you want, you could staple it on - I won't tell anyone ;)

Keep stitching all the way around and overlap the tulle at the back so those pesky bees can't get in!

Keep stitching all the way around and overlap the tulle at the back so those pesky bees can't get in!

Now, grab your bees and sew or glue a few of them into the hat.

Now, grab your bees and sew or glue a few of them into the hat.

Look at this little guy!

Look at this little guy!

Sew a few onto the tulle too. I put a sneaky one on the inside just for fun.

Sew a few onto the tulle too. I put a sneaky one on the inside just for fun.

Add a couple to the outside of the coveralls...

Add a couple to the outside of the coveralls...

...like this little guy...

...like this little guy...

...and you're done! Put everything on, including your gloves and boots, and there you have it - a beekeeper for under $20!

  • Sunhat with brim
  • Painter's coveralls
  • Black & Yellow pipecleaners
  • Black organza ribbon
  • White tulle or netting
  • Work gloves
  • Boots