To make a homemade bee costume, apply yellow duct tape to a black leotard and make wings out of hangers covered with plastic bags or black nylon. Black tights and black ballet slippers complete the look. Antennae can be made from black pipe cleaners attached to a black headband.
A bee costume is one of the easiest homemade costumes to make. A black leotard, black tights and black shoes make up the main outfit. Yellow duct tape is needed for the stripes on the body. Four wire hangers are used to make the wings, and those are covered with either black nylon stockings or white plastic garbage bags. The antennae is made from a headband with black pipe cleaners.
First, apply the yellow duct tape to the black leotard. Three large stripes, on both the back and the front, are usually sufficient. To make the wings, form the wire hangers into oval wing shapes. Cover these ovals with either white plastic trash bags or black nylon stockings, depending on the look desired. Secure around the edges with a bead of hot glue. Attach the wings at the back with the yellow duct tape. Finally, for the antennae, simply attach black pipe cleaners to the black headband with hot glue. Wrap pieces of yellow duct tape around the pipe cleaners for an accent, if desired.