This year’s Halloween costume stemmed from a very obscure desire (Muppets are cool and I wanted one). 

About the time of last year’s New Years I had started watching shorts, both recent and very old, of Jim Henson’s Muppets. They are so funny. The ones I remember so fondly were the vegetable/fruit Muppets that were made to sing by getting hit with a mallet on the head.

Originally, I was going to do a movie-quality costume of Connor from Assassin’s Creed 3. There is nothing like a man in colonial garb. NOTHING. And a tomahawking BAMF on top of that? Please………the ultimate. I had everything needed but it boiled down to not having enough time to do all that I wanted, the way I wanted it.

So, PLAN B, a grocery bag containing Muppet vegetables and fruit because that made so much sense. I had so much damn fun making this and it was so damn cute. Going to make presents for friends out of the fruit and veggies. 

"Muppet" grocery bag - steps #2-4

Logo - "Jim's Natural FOODS" - PDF attached to step #5

All “Muppet” vegetable and fruit list - PDF patterns for muppets attached to steps #7-13
  1. 2 carrots
  2. onion
  3. dragon fruit
  4. tomato
  5. eggplant and 2 zucchini
  6. banana
  7. cantaloupe
  8. lettuce

Step 1: Planning

SIZING for bag: Mens L - M / Women L (14-1

General supply list 
(Will break it down further as I get into the individual components)
  • ¼ yd. of fleece material for each fruit unless it is the size of something like lettuce which was ½ yd
  • 1 sheet (8.5 in. X 11 in. standard) per color of felt needed
  • ¼ yd. black fabric (do not suggest boardcloth. Get something sturdier to handle a little weight)
  • 2 yds. Burlap or canvas
  • 2 yds. Backing neutral color backing fabric
  • 3 yds. Jute webbing 3 ½ in. (basically heavy cheap lining to keep it from bending too much)

  • 30 -> 7mm black fuzzy puffs
  • 2 -> 3 in. white fuzzy puffs
  • 3 in. x 8 in. bit of brown foam sheet (eyelashes)

  • acrylic paint (face, logo, effects, etc.)
  • green, pink and a dark colored yarn
  • hot glue
  • permanent white-like glue (NOT super glue)
  • sewing machine (I really suggest not sewing by hand)
  • news paper
  • masking/ painters/ packaging tape (something of the like)
  • big butcher/ packaging paper (suggestion)
  • chalk marker or something equivalent to mark off with 
Attire underneath (like a puppeteer making you focus on the bag and not the person wearing it):
  • Black spandex hood/mask
  • Black arm length gloves
  • Black shirt/pants/socks/shoes
Are the fruits and vedgies small or large?
<p>Um, more like medium to a little bigger. the cantalope is 7 inches in diameter and the tomato is 4-4.6 inches</p>
That rocks!
<p>thank you thank you! &lt;3</p>
This is the cutest, most detailed thing I've read here. Great job.
&quot;blush&quot; Thank you! <br>quick question: Do you think it might be too detailed or does it work as is?
No, it is not too detailed. My knee-jerk reaction was, &quot;I could never duplicate that.&quot; Then I read the instructions and realized that you made it so that anyone could make it. It is adorable, you did a great job.
You rock! I love this idea.
thank you very much!
That is fantastic!
Love the fruit and veggies idea instead of just a regular grocery bag
Thank you. To be honest it was all about them. I know I am dating myself but &quot;what the hay&quot;. I remember a certain episode of the &quot;Muppet Show&quot; where there was all these cute veggies lined up and this guy behind them with a mallet. He would hit them on the head and of course they made an &quot;ow&quot; sound which in turn became the song they produced by getting hit on the head.
I think I might be in love with you.
Love it such a cute idea. I think it's a costume idea for The Hollywood walk of fame
I love it! Awesome costume and great instructions with pdfs! Thanks for sharing!
Those fruits and veggies are adorable
thanks. I thought so too. I see presents in the future for my friends.
This costume is amazing!
thank you

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