Carmen Miranda from 10 Easy Costumes From Your Kitchen Slideshow

10 Easy Costumes From Your Kitchen Slideshow

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Carmen Miranda

This is all about the little basket of fruit on your head, and paired with a frilly dress or blouse and peasant skirt, this costume could be a real showstopper (or an awesome choice for a guy in drag). You'll need a small basket; scarf or bandanna; small fruits like grapes, limes, lemons, a banana, cherries, etc.; and a glue gun.

Glue the fruit into the basket. Then fold the bandanna into a triangle, wrap it securely around your head, and tie in the back (like a 'do rag). Attempt to balance the basket on your head in order to locate where it is best to glue it.