Halloween Costume: Frida Kahlo


I’m not a huge fan of Halloween EXCEPT I LOVE to make original costumes for my daughter. This year we’re thinking about dressing her as Frida Kahlo. I always try to use what we have laying around the house and make the elements for her costumes, and this Frida costume is pretty easy to put together. You just need a peasant, skirt, an embroidered blouse, a stuffed monkey, an eyebrow pencil, and some fantastic felt flowers and you have Frida!


  • Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt
  • Plain headband
  • Embroidery thread and needle
  • Hot glue gun


1.) Die cut flowers from felt.


2.) Use the die cut flowers to create a variety of felt flowers. You can see my videos for making felt flowers.

3.) Once you have a pile of felt flowers, simply glue them onto the headband using a low-temp hot glue. To create a very, Frida, headpiece.

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If you are regular reader, you know I love to use felt flowers in lots of different ways. Take an afternoon to make a huge pile of felt flowers and then check-out my other tutorials for crafts using them.

Felt Flowers Menu Board

Felt Flower Hair Clip Organizer

Felt Flower Pins

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

For other costume ideas, like a sushi costume, be sure to come and visit me on my blog.