I had been wanting a legit excuse to make a flower crown ever since Michael’s had a flower crown making bar at their Makers Summit even last summer (<<yup, I said flower crown bar). I’m not quite boho-hipster enough to wear one to the gas station, but when Michael’s asked me to make a costume using items from their store, I saw my opportunity. Pair the occasion with a long-running love of Frida Kahlo paintings, a patient friend, a little photoshop…and we are ready to rock and roll!
If you are not familiar with Frida’s work, you need to get on that. Also, you can rent the Selma Hayek movie.
Special shout out here to Yasmin for modeling this project. It takes an especially special friend to give p their Saturday to come over and let you draw facial hair on them.
Want to make one of your own? All you need is a headband, some silk flowers and floral wire. Wrap, wrap, wrap and go!
My favorite part of the costume is Frida’s signature hand earring. You know a strong woman when she is wearing a human hand from her ear! And don’t you know – Michael’s sells these skull hands that you can wear all year. We were lazy here and just used the same floral wire, but you could certainly spend the time to make it into a proper piece of jewelry.
Still looking for a costume? The Michaels.com Halloween project page has tons of ideas for DIY Halloween costumes and décor. Or check out the other 49 DIY costumes from the Michaels Makers and you might just find the perfect one for you, your kiddos or your fur babies. Look: Jaderbomb’s dog Ceaux Ceaux is also a Frida fan: