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Picture of Corn on the Cob Costume
 I saw a picture of a costume like this online and decided to try and make my own for Halloween. This is my first time submitting an instructable so bear with me!
 
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Step 1: Step 1

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 The first thing I did was make a yellow dress for the base of the costume. I could not find a cheap one that worked, and things did not work out so well when I attempted at making my own, so I followed these directions:

www.craftstylish.com/item/50872/how-to-transform-a-mens-shirt-to-a-cute-summer-shirtdress


and used a $4 yellow men's dress shirt from Goodwill. The directions are pretty easy to follow, and I did not have to modify them at all because the dress fit well as it turned out.

Step 2: Step 2

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Next, I had to create the kernels. I measured the front of myself and drew up a picture of the dress, and decided that I would need 24 kernels that were 3 inches across in order to cover the front of the dress. I got a different shade of yellow, along with cream fabric, and cut out twelve 6" squares, and twelve 4" squares. Then I folded each square into quarters, and cut off the corners to make them into circles. 

Step 3: Step 3

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 After I had all my circles cut out, it was time to sew them together. I pinned a large circle on top of a smaller one, with one of the edges lining up. If it makes a difference and there is a visible front and back to your fabric, pin them right sides together.

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For this step, I just pinned and repinned until I got the circle as I wanted it. It might take a few tries to get the hang of it. About every half an inch or so, I took a small flap of fabric of the big circle and folded it over to made a pleat, and then pinned it to the smaller circle to create the rounded shape. I left about two inches or so unpinned so I could turn the kernel right side out once sewed together.
kamyar19792 years ago
Great job for your first instructable. Specially with your beautiful body the dress looks more pretty!
Bigev5 years ago
Very well done! It's creative, well documented, and concise.

A commendable first -ible!
 
mikeasaurus5 years ago
I've seen a wide variety of creative costumes this year and this is one of the best. I love how simple it is, yet I laughed out loud when I saw it!

Long green sleeves would also work as part of the husk, some green leggings are another suggestion. Maybe ignore me, your costume looks great!
sahx17 (author)  mikeasaurus5 years ago
aw thank you!! i really wanted to wear a long sleeve cardigan but i had a hard time finding one that was the shade of green i wanted. maybe next year!