My Costume Senior year at Parsons. From the SPD Archives: Vegetable Costumes at SPD Gala 1993

London Pearlies, 1955. Henry Croft (1912 – 1980) was an orphan who worked among the fruit and vegetable traders, or costermongers, and admired their sense of community and comradeship. Wanting to help others less fortunate, he needed to draw attention to himself and decided to emulate the costermongers’ tradition of sewing pearl buttons to their clothing to denote their status in the market. Collecting buttons dropped in the streets, Henry sewed them onto his cap and later his jacket…

London Pearlies, 1955. Henry Croft (1912 – 1980) was an orphan who worked among the fruit and vegetable traders, or costermongers, and admired their sense of community and comradeship. Wanting to help others less fortunate, he needed to draw attention to himself and decided to emulate the costermongers’ tradition of sewing pearl buttons to their clothing to denote their status in the market. Collecting buttons dropped in the streets, Henry sewed them onto his cap and later his jacket…

Close up of Purple Cabbage, Photo:Evgeny Karandaev/Shutterstock found on Mother Nature Network

Extreme close-up: Inside 11 fruits and veggies

What's up, Doc? Carrot Beanie - Vegetable Costume Piece - Easy Halloween Costume  from Jumbo Jibbles. Fits toddlers to adults!

What's up, Doc? Carrot Beanie - Vegetable Costume Piece - Easy Halloween Costume from Jumbo Jibbles. Fits toddlers to adults!

Bellroy - Hide and Seek. Holding all of the money and cards you could need, it helps separate items you use more often from those that are important but needed less. The unique hidden flap means large bills can be concealed from view, while the flat pack storage section helps stack away cards in a secure location. Hand crafted in India from vegetable tanned leather.

Bellroy - Hide and Seek. Holding all of the money and cards you could need, it helps separate items you use more often from those that are important but needed less. The unique hidden flap means large bills can be concealed from view, while the flat pack storage section helps stack away cards in a secure location. Hand crafted in India from vegetable tanned leather.

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