In case it’s been a few years since you’ve watched Sesame Street, the name of this costume references a song that Ernie sings to his rubber ducky while in the bath.
The idea for this week’s costume came about last week on a rainy day. Miraculously, I knew where the umbrella was, and after brushing the cobwebs off it, we opened it up. Our daughter looked so cute walking to school with it, like a cartoon duck. This image started turning the costume gears in my brain.
Rather than attempt to become a rubber ducky, I decided to use lots of ducks as decoration. I love yellow—it’s so cheerful—and duckies are quite fun, and it makes me happy to create something playful.
The first part of this costume to solidify in my mind was the hat. I haven’t been much of a hat wearer until my Wacky Wednesdays began. Now I can’t stop thinking of fun hat ideas. And when you think about it, a hat really announces your presence. It’s visible from a distance. Especially if it’s made of rubber ducks!
It was great fun making the ducks for my dress. Each is different. I created the hat, skirt and shirt from fabric I already had in my sewing stash, so the only thing I bought to bring this costume to life was $8 worth of rubber ducks.
Earrings, while a subtle addition, can bring a costume (or any outfit) from good to great. I created these duck earrings from oven bake clay I already had, and paint.
And don’t forget shoes. Just duct tape or hand sew something fun on top of shoes you already have for a temporary effect.
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week’s Wacky Wednesday. I’ll be back again soon with more fun!
Creator’s note: no duckies were harmed during the making of this costume.