Bees are so cute and fuzzy – its no wonder a bee costume is so popular. Where you are a beekeeper – or just a bee lover, there may be some time that you will feel compelled to look like a bee. So here are some great bee costume accessories and ideas to get you buzzing.
Bee Costume Accessories that Really Buzz
Getting your bee look on is very easy thanks to the recent popularity in pollinators and bee health. But finding bee costume accessories can be difficult around the Halloween season.
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Scoop them up early while the selection is good. In fact, your whole family may get into the “think bee” frame of mind and want to join in the fun.
Promoting the Bees
Dressing like a bee is not just for beekeepers. Everyone understands the value and importance of honey bees and other pollinators.
Bee costumes can be used for Halloween of course-but that’s not all. Kids’ parties and special events such as “National Honey Bee Day” give you an excuse to wear wings and antenna.
Some areas have honey bee festivals to celebrate bees. And, one of the most special occasions for a bee costume is honey bee educational events for the public.
Many beekeepers participate in educational venues spending hundreds of hours each school session educating young people on bee culture.
Wearing bee themed costumes delights the kids and helps maintain focus on saving bees.
Bees fly. Without wings, bees could not fly and gather nectar. Wings are a very important part of a selection of bee costume accessories.
Yes, you can make wings at home with panty-hose (nylons) and wire clothes hangers. Well, some people can do this but mine have always been a disaster.
Take the time to find and purchase wings if you want to look like a bee rather than a forlorn gnat.
Antenna – A Bee Look Essential
Antenna are so important to honeybees. They contain thousands of sensory receptors. You just cannot be a bee without them.
Fortunately, it is possible to make inexpensive antenna at home. A simple headband and some pipe cleaners will give you a nice basic pair of antenna.
Look online and you will find a wide assortment of bee costume accessories and too many antenna choices to list.
What Color Should a Bee Costume Be?
For those who really want to make a buzzing impression, mimicking bee body colors is fun.
Even though honey bee colors can vary, yellow and black is the universal color pattern assigned to bees.
A simple black shirt covered with yellow “duck-tape” stripes will get the job done-as long as it doesn’t rain. You may choose instead a pre-made bee suit of suitable material in a variety of patterns.
A Bee Stinger –Is This Necessary for Your Bee Costume?
Hmmmm, bees sting and that is a commonly known fact. Being a beekeeper, I would rather not dwell on the sting.
My advice is that unless you purchase a pre-made costume with a stinger, I would just leave that to the imagination.
These items will give you a fast track to “thinking bee” and some cool ideas for how you might create some bee costumes for yourself.
Kids Bee Costume Ideas
We can’t talk about creating a cool bee costume without taking the kids into consideration. Why? Because they are so darn cute.
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Pet Bee Costumes
Let’s not forget the furry members of the family. These bee costume ideas should get you started.
Dressing like a bee (for whatever reason) can be a lot of fun. Whether you buy a ready-made outfit or design something yourself. Have fun and promote the bee.