“Bananas in Pyjamas” is an Australian children’s television show. It tells about the adventures of a pair of large, sentient bananas, a group of teddy bears and other assorted animals. The concept was inspired by the success of the song Bananas in Pyjamas, written by Carey Blyton in 1967. The main characters are two anthropomorphic bananas named B1 and B2, which can provide inspiration for an absurd and lively costume party or even a sideline career entertaining at children’s birthday parties.
Steps to Make “Bananas in Pyjamas” Costume
- Cut a poster board, and then insert it into a tube. Blown up a balloon, and place it in one end.
- Glue shredded paper on the balloon-poster dome until it is completely covered. Add 3 layers in this manner.
- Build up a 3-inch stem on the top of the dome.
- Cut two indentations opposite each other on the open end of the tube, remove the balloon.
- Place the dome on the wearer’s head.
- Apply the entire mask with two layers of gesso. Apply a yellow color to the mask, in addition to the stem. Paint the stem brown. Add bruises and brown banana age spots, if necessary. Allow it to dry completely.
- Wear this mask, and wear a blue and white striped pajamas, yellow dishwashing gloves and yellow sneakers mask. Cover your exposed face with banana yellow.
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