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Mother Nature Costumes
Dress as the Earth Mother
Mother Earth is an ancient, timeless personification of nature and our planet. She is lovely and nurturing; a healer.
She's also a force to be reckoned with; at times deadly. She has been worshiped and revered through the ages, in time with the seasons, in respect for her fertility, abundance, and power.
Whether you see her as flirty and fun, life-giving, or awe-inspiring, she can be a lot of fun to represent in costume.
With utmost respect, here are the most beautiful retail costumes I've seen to represent her, as well as do-it-yourself ideas:
Making Your Own Earth Goddess Costume
Bring Your Personal Vision of the Earth Mother To Life
You might start with a flowing dress or peasant skirt and blouse in colors from one of Mother Earth's color schemes. With the long popularity of hippy / bohemian style clothing, thrift stores often have something to suit as a base.
The green forest or foliage is a popular color scheme, but autumn, earth and water, or spring grass and flowers are other quite valid choices.
Accents could be silk flowers and leaves strewn over the bodice, around the waist, or down the skirt. Other possible accessories are flowing scarves in airy or water tones, small, quality stuffed animals, or craft birds. Thrift stores also often have flowers and leaves that were bought for craft projects donated (even feather birds for a quirky, whimsical touch), many unused, or you could pick some up at dollar stores or craft stores. Floral garlands could even be tacked down quite simply, as a belt, and/or hanging down the skirt, whatever looked good with what you found.
A circlet headdress or headband of matching flowers and leaves completes the look.
If you wish to craft your own flower or leaf crown, check these excellent free how-tos:
Uses gathered fallen leaves, ribbon, and beads, on a wire base.
Uses florist wire and stem tape to affix the flowers to the wire base, decorates with ribbon. Step by step photos.
Beautiful photos for inspiration. I particularly like the unusual starfish circlet.
Photo packed tutorial with great tips for a crown ideal for a Green Mother.
Earth Nymph Costume Video Tutorial With Some Great Ideas
Potential Base Garments
Let your imagination roam free.
Does your Mother Earth have a Greek Goddess flair? Bohemian? Renaissance?
Something more simple, or something farther out there, like Steampunk, perhaps?
Pick your favorite and start from scratch to bring to life a unique vision of the Earth Mother.
Forest-Inspired Makeup Tutorial
"Long have I loved what I behold,
The night that calms, the day that cheers;
The common growth of Mother Earth
Suffices me, -- her tears, her mirth,
Her humblest mirth and tears."
Prefer to Buy?
Nature Goddess Costume
In this representation, the Earth Mother is a classy lady in a long gown of flowing greens, with leaf accents. This style is my favorite of the costumes currently available in retail.
While you can pick it up at several sources, I've found that SpiritHalloween has the best prices and size selection, so that's where I've linked.
A Flirtier Nature Goddess
If your vision is of a saucy Earth Goddess, this costume may be more what you're looking for. The short, flowing, Greek-inspired design combines classic elegance with mischief.
One can easily imagine Persephone, thus attired, tempting Hades himself.
Dress comes with the floral headband, shown. Pick up some gold heels and bangles, and you're ready to party.
A Beautiful Option For Kids:
For girls, this lovely little Forest Fairy could serve as a Nature Goddess costume. It holds with the Mother's colour scheme in greens and harvest tones.
The long, medieval-style dress comes with wings, the crown, and wand.
Available in chlidren's sizes Small to Large.
For children and toddlers, this adorable fairy costume could be adapted to a Mother-Nature-to-be costume quite easily.
The short, leaf-like skirt is perfect, and it even comes with the precious floral crown in the picture.
The wings are included, but the wand is not.