Halloween is so close we can taste the candy corn. If it happens to be your first year rocking a family costume — do we have a good one for you! We've seen lots of clever takes on the one and only Bob Ross so we decided to give it our own Brit + Co twist with both the Happy Tree *and* bb squirrel. Scroll through to learn how to DIY this iconic costume trio just in time for all of the spooky festivities ahead.
To achieve this simple and legendary look, wear jeans, a belt, and a light blue button-up. Add a curly brown wig ($9) and keep a paint palette ($13) and a paintbrush ($6) close. Apply acrylic paint to the palette and the brush tip.
Next, we added gingko leaves ($20) to the face to complete that autumn tree lewk.
Finally, to top (or bottom) off this costume we added *real* moss ($11) around the ankles with hot glue. Be sure to wait until you're actually ready to wear the costume to complete this last step as the living moss has a short-ish costume life.
“There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”
And there you have it, folks: Bob Ross, a Happy Tree, and a fuzzy little squirrel!
What costume would you like to see us DIY next? Tell us @BritandCo.
Styling and Production: Lindsey Graham-Jones, Lena O'Neal, Lesley Chen
Hair and Makeup: Misty Spinney
Models: Katie Bond, Daryl Bond, Isla Bond
Photography: Kurt Andre
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