Kimono Costume From A Tablecloth
This Kimono Costume From A Tablecloth is an inexpensive option for Halloween or Thinking Day or playtime. Plastic tablecloths can be found in Dollar Stores, party stores or just about any variety store.
Chinese themed rectangular tablecloth
To begin we folded the tablecloth in half. Then, we cut a round neck hole in the center of the folded part, so they could slip on over the girls' heads.
Starting at the short ends, we cut the strips away from the white center stopping about four inches from the girls' arm pits.
If we'd had an extra tablecloth, we probably would have left the arm streamers really long, but we needed some of the red for belts, bows, and trim, so we shortened the arms by about half.
We stapled the bottom and inside edges of the arm streamers closed.
Tape some of the red stripping onto the bottom edges of the white, for trim or it can be left plain.
We taped together some of the pieces to make belts, folding in the raw edges and stapling, rather than tying them, at the back (that made them a one time wear, but that was all we needed).
We added a little piece of tape to the front to hold the belt in place and stapled bows (pieces pinched and stapled in the middle) to the back for a finishing touch to the robes.
Add chopsticks to the hair and hid behind the fan and you have a perfect kimono costume.
I'm a homeschool mom of six. My family has been homeschooling for about eleven years. And, each year, we've learned a little more about having fun, and spending less, while learning more. It's great to be a homeschooler!
Brilliant! I found the same table covers. We have our World Thinking Day celebration coming up this weekend and our troop is representing Japan. I just made one – very simple – and tried it on my daughter – she loved it and was very impressed! I can’t wait to see my troop all dressed up! Thank you!