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10 DIY Plant Costumes That’ll Show Off Your Green Thumb This Halloween

Take inspiration from nature’s prettiest greens with these easy ideas for kids and adults.

Even though Halloween is a time for scare and spook, it’s also an occasion to dress as the things you love most. That’s exactly why these DIY plant costumes should be at the top of your list this year, no matter how green or black your thumb may be.

These easy-to-make costume ideas call for supplies you already have around the house, including leftover yarn from knitting projects and watering cans straight from your garden. Regardless if you’re on the hunt for a costume idea that your kid will actually get excited about or simply in need of a last-minute costume to wear to your adult Halloween festivities, you’re bound to find something party-ready on this list. Since there are so many different kinds of plants that deserve to be celebrated, you’ll find step-by-step tutorials for cactus, tree, and flower costumes. Don’t fret: Even the prickliest idea (a human-turned-cactus!) is comfortable enough for even the fussiest trick-or-treaters.

Trade a basic cat costume for this quick and easy look. Simply, drape some faux greens around your neck like a boa, and throw on a t-shirt that highlights your obsession.

Teachers and bookworms, this one’s for you! Bring The Giving Tree to life with this all-green ensemble, complete with an apple-shaped bag for candy.

Even if they’re too young to walk or crawl, they can still get in on the trick-or-treating action in this cozy costume. Everything — the petals, leaves, and flower pot — is made out of felt, making it baby-friendly.

If you can’t choose one plant, go for ’em all. Make it statement-worthy by filling a wearable terrarium with foam cacti of different shapes, sizes, and colors.

Even the fussiest kid will love this costume idea. Luckily, it doesn’t require a lot of work on your part — just dress them in head-to-toe green and attach a large tissue paper flower to their baseball cap.

Flower pots turn into a party-ready dress when you deck them out with faux blooms, butterfly embellishments, and ribbon. How cute!

Transform your entire family into a colorful garden by crafting flower headpieces with petals in an array of shapes and sizes. Then have everyone wear green to mimic the flower’s stem.

Cover yourself in little green hearts to turn into this ultra-sweet succulent.

You’ll look sharp (get it?) in this cactus-inspired ensemble. Luckily, this version, made with yarn and pom poms, isn’t nearly as prickly.

Put your spare Amazon boxes to good use with this black thumb-approved idea. You might want to carry around a watering can for good measure, though.

Take inspiration from nature with these plant costumes for kids and adults. Try these easy DIY ideas this Halloween to look like trees, flowers, cacti, and more house plants.

Flower Pot and Flower Costumes

Brighten your surroundings with a beautifully crafted flower Halloween costume! Nothing inspires quite like nature when it comes to making a homemade costume. So, take a look at the collection below of super creative flower pot and flower costumes.

Find breathtaking beauty in the symmetry of even the simplest flower. Then discover how costumers here successfully made their gorgeous DIY costumes. Whether you are handy with a needle and thread or not, you will find the coolest ways to make a homemade costume suited just for you.

In addition, if you’re looking for a group costume, you will need to check out the Daisy Chain DIY costume in this section. It’s an easy to make and fun to wear homemade costume.

So, step outside and get inspired to create a blooming Halloween costume. Share your DIY costume with us here and spread costume inspiration to others!

Huge Bouquet of Flowers Costume

I thought of this idea last Halloween after my daughters won for their 7th year in a row at a local costume contest. We like to brainstorm the night we win on the drive home. Usually I make costumes with a box, but this year we thought outside of the box to win again! The … Read more

Wheelchair Flower Garden Costume

This wheelchair flower garden costume was grown (created) with lots of love for my daughter. Steps to Make the Wheelchair Flower Garden Costume I purchased a lattice fence from Home Depot and had them cut it into 4 squares. I only needed to use 3 to cover the 2 sides and front and connected them together … Read more

FTD Florist and His Bouquet of Flowers Couples Costume

I knew I wanted to be a bouquet of flowers and was trying to come up with a costume for my husband. My first idea for him was a floral delivery man. So did a web search for FTD Florist and once I saw that logo, I knew we we were on to something really … Read more

Lovely Self-Watering Flower Pot Costume

I was looking for something unique for my daughter for Halloween. I make the costumes for myself and my children (and sometimes my hubby) every year, we don’t wear them twice. I enjoy putting things together that one may not normally think of and coming up with something that makes people look twice and say, … Read more

Easy DIY Costume Idea: Flower Pot

My daughter is a flower pot this Halloween. It was a very easy costume to make and cost under $15. I bought the flower pot from Lowes on clearance for $4. Cut out the bottom of the pot with an electric cut off wheel. Attached the suspenders to the flower pot so she did not … Read more

One ANGRY Flower Costume

Having collected these smiling stuffed toy flowers for years, my initial costume plan was to be a giant “Happy Flower”. But I have a tendancy to put a twist into all my costume ideas – resulting in original, never seen before characters. I thought, “What if not all the flowers were happy?” Thus sparked the … Read more

Cool Sunflower Surprise Costume for a Woman

My costume was inspired by my love for sunflowers. Being in college, I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on a pre-packaged costume (some of them run about $40-70) so I had almost given up on dressing up at all for halloween. I remember my friend told me that I remind her of … Read more

Super Cute Flower Pot Costume

I am a preschool teacher at a hospital child care center. Every year my class and I dress up in our costumes and go Trick-or-Treating throughout the hospital. I love Halloween and I love dressing up for it even more! I get so excited about dressing up that I start looking for costume ideas in … Read more

Easiest-Ever and Most-Adorable Homemade Baby Sunflower Costume

I always made my kids halloween costumes! Halloween is my FAVORITE Holiday. So my first granddaughter is born and my son says: Mom… What are you going to make for my baby. Skylar was six months old in 2012. I wanted an easy costume that was comfortable to wear AND it would be wonderful if … Read more

Cute Girl’s Homemade Flower Costume

In keeping with the nature theme, our daughter dressed as a flower the year, our son dressed as an apple tree! To put together the flower costume, my mom made a tutu out of green tulle. She basically gathered the tulle and sewed it to some elastic (there are lots of tutorials online with various … Read more

Adult Halloween Flower Pot Costume

My friends and I decided to be “lawn ornaments” for Halloween, and they gave me the task of turning myself into a flower pot costume. I called around to a few floral stores asking how big their biggest planter was. I found some larger ones at Bachman’s Floral, and decided to go “try them on.” … Read more

Coolest Flower Pot Halloween Costume

This Halloween I had a one month old and a 3 years old at home. Of course my 3 year old wanted to go trick or treating and I couldn’t say no. I had to come up with something fast. I thought of several ideas, but because we would be walking so much I wanted … Read more

Coolest Homemade Sunflower Baby Costume

My little 6 month old daughter, Evelyn Rose, was the coolest Sunflower Baby for Halloween. This Homemade Sunflower Baby Costume idea originated from a green sleep sack that my baby girl was outgrowing and which I saw as a possible flower stem bearer. I had seen some flower costumes and I didn’t like the commercialized … Read more

Coolest Homemade Daisy Chain Group Halloween Costume

My friends and I wanted to dress up as something that involved body paint. So we decided to dress up as a Homemade Daisy Chain Group Halloween Costume! We made the green dresses out of material, wore brown tights and covered our shoes in furry green material for the grass. We then covered our upper … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dandelion Costume

I had great fun making and wearing this Dandelion costume. Here are the crafts I used: – 80 balloon sticks (you can use more) – 2 thin, white feather boas – 1 brown wool beanie cap – flower foam (1 large circle, 1 small circle, 1 ball cut in half) – craft glue made for … Read more

Coolest Homemade Baby Sunflower Costume

My daughter’s name is Soleil, which is French for sun, so I decided to make her a Baby Sunflower costume for Halloween. I started by making a brown stretchy tank top and sewing sequins onto it to resemble sunflower seeds. Next, I made satin petals and leaves and sewed them onto the tank top to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lily Pad Costume

I made these homemade Lily Pad costume and Lily Flower costume for my daughters when they were 3 and 6 years old. They wanted to be the same thing, but not “exactly” the same. Pink and Purple: I started with a piece of foam, which I cut into a flower shape. I cut out the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Growing Daisy Child Halloween Costume

I asked my daughter what she wanted to be this year for Halloween and she told me she wanted to be a daisy. Last year my husband and I bought her a costume – she was super-woman – well that was a complete waste of twenty dollars. This year I wanted to try out my … Read more

Coolest Flower Baby Costume

My 5 month old baby Madison is so cute I just had to make her a flower costume. I started by taking pink flannel fabric and made a hood. Then I took foam sheets and cut out petals so the petals would be stiff. Then I sewed the flower petals out of fabric to cover … Read more

Coolest Homemade Flower Costume

I looked really hard to find a Halloween costume for 2010. I wanted to be a cupcake but didn’t have the time to make it. And the store was sold out of the costume. So I saw some “flower” costumes online and came with this idea for a Homemade Flower Costume basically from the top … Read more

Coolest Homemade Hydrangea Flower Costume

This homemade hydrangea flower costume was made for my daughter when she was 3 years old. She absolutely loved the hydrangea flowers that we had growing outside of our house and just HAD to be a hydrangea for Halloween. Where to start… I found a plain green turtleneck and some textured green fabric at the … Read more

Coolest Little Daisy Costume

I originally made this little Daisy costume for a birthday party but it was such a hit that I had planned to use it again for Halloween. The theme for the party was based on Alice in Wonderland and the singing daisy’s are one of the lesser known characters in the book so to be … Read more

Coolest Homemade Flower Pot Costume

My 4 year old wanted to be a flower for Halloween. My imagination took over and I wanted to take it a step further and make her a flower pot costume. Only problem…I have no sewing skills whatsoever so I had to get creative. I purchased a large flower pot and then cut the entire … Read more

Coolest Homemade Flower Bud Costume

I made this homemade flower bud costume for my second daughter when she was 3 months old. It is an accompaniment to the hydrangea costume that I made for my other daughter. It was pretty simple. I started with a crocheted green hat. I cut flower shapes out of felt and layered them for contrast. … Read more

Brighten your surroundings with beautifully crafted flower pot and flower costumes. Get inspired by nature for your best homemade costume!