With Halloween right around the corner, farm-related costumes can get pretty fun, clever, and creative. Here are just a few of some of my favorites:
The famous “American Gothic” photo.
This one hits close to home for me, literally. The painting depicts a house from right here in my state, Iowa, in the town of Eldon. This costume could be a good one for couples that looks relatively inexpensive to make as well. Every farmer has an extra pair of bib overalls lying around, don’t they? Ha.
The ingenious combine.
I give whoever makes one like this a ton of credit — it looks like it would be extremely challenging to produce. But how cute is this?
This is my costume from last year! I went as bacon and my tiny farm cats, CATliyn and Fleayoncé, went as pigs and corn. Cats just LOVE dressing up, look at how excited they are! (Cue my sarcasm, ha)
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Where is the Green Sheep? Had such a fabulous day with the kiddies celebrating our love of books 💚🐑 #bookweek2017 Costume: Green felt folded and then cut into a tunic/dress shape and sewed together down the sides. I used fabric glue and a WHOLE bunch of cotton wool. The headpiece is a beanie with ears sewn on and a WHOLE bunch more cotton wool fabric glued on. Spray the whole thing with water based spray paint and voila!
What’s Halloween without a day for girls to dress up and look super cute? As a sheep farmer, I approve this DIY sheep costume complete with a ton of cotton balls! Adorable.
A cute blueberry! Because why not?
Mother Earth! How cool is this for a pregnant woman? Because let’s face it, Mother Earth rules all farms. Whether the insects are taking over, weeds are over run in the fields, drought, flood, hail, tornadoes, etc … nothing can control a farm better than Mother Nature. She can be nice, but hasn’t been that nice this year for a majority of farms. Although this costume I beautiful, perhaps Mother Earth should be a little more realistic … ha.
Now the farm dog can fit right in with everything else you grow on the farm! Just make sure he doesn’t blend in too much in the fields.
What a cute family costume idea, who doesn’t love milk and cookies? And where would we be without our amazing dairy farmers. And in the case of cookies… where would we be without our sugar farmers, wheat, eggs, butter, and everything else it takes to make delicious cookies! Thanks to farmers for producing things that are so yummy… and to families like this for making these costume idea so fun and creative.
I mean… does this photo really need an intro”duck”tion? (See what I did there?). It’s pretty darn impossible to not love any costume that’s made for babies. Ducks, chickens, cows, eggs, all of it.
Enjoy your Halloween! Whether you’re looking for affordable and quick last minute costume ideas or have been planning your costume for quite some time, it’s clear there can be a ton of inspiration on farms for the holiday. What are you going as this year? Share your costume in the comments!
Michelle Miller, the Farm Babe, is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker, and writer, who lives and works with her boyfriend on their farm, which consists of row crops, beef cattle, and sheep. She believes education is key in bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.