This was an easy costume to pull together. I had everything...except the bowler hat, which I picked up at a costume shop for $10.
I attached the apple and leaves by wrapping a black piece of wire around the hat and twisting it around the FAKE apple stem and leaves. The apple is styrofoam so it was very light weight. I DID carry a copy of the painting in my pocket as a reminder to my students (and an art lesson to my co-workers). The older kids recognized me, as we have just finished a unit on surrealism. The younger ones thought I was an apple tree. HA!