Looking for a quick, cheap, easy houseplant costume for Halloween? This simple tutorial will help you create a Watermelon Peperomia costume in less than an hour!


It's that time of year! We put together 6 tutorials for you this year, and we had some very specific criteria. Every costume had to be easy. Like super easy. Easy enough to accomplish in an hours or so with minimal supplies. Plus, every costume needed to cost $25 or less (assuming that you use mostly clothing from your closet!). So here you have them! Our best Halloween costumes for houseplant lovers! Enjoy!

Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia)

Woman dressed in houseplant halloween costume as a watermelon peperomia. Quick, easy, and cheap costume tutorial for houseplant halloween costume


Green Fabric Paint(choose a tone that contrasts with your shirt)
Stippling Paint Brush


Oversize Green T-shirt
Maroon Leggings (these ones from Forever21 are perfect)


Step One: This costume probably requires the most skill of all our tutorials, but it's still not super intense. The goal is to paint a leaf shape that approximates the look of a Watermelon Peperomia (see image). It took us 2-3 layers to get the color right, and it's more of a "patting" stroke than a brush stroke when you use a stippling brush! 

woman smiling showing close up of her shirt which has a watermelon peperomia leaf painted on oit

You could definitely use a pale green or silvery paint against a darker green shirt, but the darker green paint against the lighter green shirt worked best for us. The maroon leggings are a key part since they're the color of the stems on a Watermelon Peperomia. We purchased ours at Forever21, but you can find similar ones on Amazon.

Don't forget to tag us in your costumes using the hashtag #piephalloween so we can see your gorgeous creations!

Happy Halloween!

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