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Our 16 Favourite Family Halloween Costumes

FAM, kids, LIVE, play By October 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

 

Halloween is just a couple of days away! Does your family have their Halloween costumes yet? There is nothing better than having your doorbell ring on Halloween night and opening the door to a family with a themed costume. My family got very busy this year and our kids are into very different things, my daughter wanted a Littlest Pet Shop costume and my son wanted to be Spiderman, but in past years we’ve had lots of fun dressing up as a family.

One year my family dressed up as a Little Red Riding Hood themed costume:

Family Themed Halloween Costume. Little Red Riding Hood

And the year my son was born he and I went as mommy and baby zombie (we took a cue from The Walking Dead)

Mommy and Baby Halloween Costume. Zombie Mom and Baby Walking Dead Costume

Since I’m lamenting the fact that my family isn’t dressing up as a theme this year, I decided to hit Pinterest and pull together some fabulous family Halloween costumes.

Peter Pan and The Lost Boys Family Halloween Costume
Peter Pan and the Lost Boys from A Beautiful Mess
Where's Waldo Family Halloween Costume

Where’s Waldo Family Halloween Costume from The Homes I Have Made

The Avengers Family Halloween Costume

The Avengers Family Halloween Costume

Angry Birds Family Halloween Costume

Angry Birds Family Halloween Costume from Sugar Bee Crafts

Star Wars Family Halloween Costume

Star Wars Family Halloween Costume from Under the Sycamore

Mommy and Baby Popcorn Vendor Family Costume

Mommy and Baby Popcorn Vendor from Blooming Bath

A Christmas Story Family Halloween Costume

A Christmas Story Family Halloween Costume from Costume Works

Historical Figures Family Halloween Costume

Historical Figures Family Halloween Costume (they are Davy Crockett, Albert Einstein, Rosie the Riveter, Wyatt Earp and Amelia Earheart) from Yellow Pears Photography

Mommy's Pregnancy Cravings Halloween Costume

Mommy’s Pregnancy Cravings Family Halloween Costume

ratatouille family halloween costume

Ratatouille Dad and Baby Family Halloween Costume

Solar System Family Halloween Costume

Solar System Family Halloween Costume from Martha Stewart

We love it when celebrities get in on the family Halloween costume spirit too!

Jason Priestley's Mountie Costume

Canadian boy Jason Priestly as a Canadian Mountie with baby as Uncle Sam

Kangaroo Family Halloween Costume Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan’s family dressed up as a kangaroo family for Halloween complete with baby in a pouch!

Neil Patrick Harris Wizard Of Oz Family Halloween Costume

Neil Patrick Harris has just about the cutest little family in the world. This Wizard Of Oz family Halloween costume makes us love him even more.

What are you and your family dressing up as for Halloween this year?

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DIY Tin Man Costume

FAM, kids By October 28, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

I will admit – the DIY Tin man costume is not the easiest.  But it’s warm, move-able and super fun!  You also have the option of a no-sew version.  Enter the duct tape.

Materials:

– 1 sheet Silver cardboard
– 1 silver hoop earring
– 2m industrial insulating fabric – silver on one side and white batting on the other
– scissors
– needle and thread
– silver duct tape
– silver face paint

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The DIY Earth Goddess Costume

FAM, kids By October 28, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

Once upon a time there was an earth goddess who blessed everyone with a love of nature and peace.  Or maybe just a little girl who loves white dresses and crowns. This DIY earth goddess costume is easy, effective and warm!

Materials:

– grapevine wreath
– plastic leaf garland
– plastic white flowers
– 1 m silver ribbon for a belt
– 2 m while fabric
– plastic apple
– scissors
– needle and thread

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How To Make a Peacock Costume

FAM, kids By October 23, 2013 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

At some time in every mom’s life she wonders how to make a peacock costume.  Ok maybe.  But if not you should try this (even for yourself as an alternative to the less than classy adult costumes that you can buy these days..).  This isn’t meat to be a gown that lasts forever so we haven’t hemmed and tapered.  If you sew well, you can adapt it!

How To Make a Peacock Costume

Materials:
peacock feathers from a craft store
2m sparkly aquamarine fabric
scissors
needle and thread
while leotard and tights to wear underneath
pins

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Campbell’s Soup Can Costume

FAM, kids By October 23, 2013 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

For those of you with next to no time on your hands (especially if you have a little soup-love in your midst), this Campbell’s Soup can costume is a winner.

Campbell’s Soup Can Costume

Materials:
1-2 pieces metallic bristol board
1 colour printout of a Campbell’s logo sourced from the internet
tape
black leotard and leggings to wear underneath
string and a hole punch to create straps

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The Easy DIY Mummy Costume

FAM, kids By October 23, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

Our little mummy loved getting wrapped and tucked.  This easy DIY mummy costume took about 30 minutes and packed a punch. You could stain the cloth with black tea, but chances are that it will get pretty dirty (and chocolate covered) all on its own Hallowe’en night…

The Easy DIY Mummy Costume

Materials:
– 3-4m tearable white muslin or other inexpensive fabric.
– a baselayer of white tights/pants and long-sleeved shirt for warmth and to use to tuck the cloth.
– white duct tape

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The DIY Scarecrow Costume

FAM, kids By October 23, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

One of our simplest Hallowe’en ideas, the DIY Scarecrow costume takes only minutes and produces great effect.  There’s also raffia for you to use later in wrapping presents!

The DIY Scarecrow Costume

Supplies:

– Duct Tape (but of course)
– Slightly too-short trousers
– plaid shirt with collar
– Vest (if you don’t have one you could make one out of a dark tea towel or piece of fabric.  Simply cut in a life jacket shape.
– Hat
– Raffia

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The DIY Starbucks Cup Costume

FAM, kids By October 23, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

Just in case you were worried that Starbucks was in need of more advertising and wanted to lend a hand… we have an easy DIY Starbucks cup costume idea for you.  It’s warm, perfect for hiding tons of candy and is so cute that your kids might actually get an extra haul…

The DIY Starbucks Cup Costume

Materials:

– 1.5 metres of the thickest white fabric you can find.  We went to the ‘industrial’ section in the fabric store.
– 1 package of quilting batten (use it to make a quilt later)
– 1 metre of green ribbon
– white thread
– a brown paper yard waste bag
– a colour printer
– duct tape
– safety pins

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How to Make a No-Sew Tutu Costume

FAM, kids By October 15, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

This huge hit is a must in any colour.  We assembled the pumpkin with a stick-on felt face, but you can do an alice-in-wonderland version with powder blue and white tuille and hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades stuck on.  I had no idea how easy it would be to make a how to make a no sew tutu. After making it I decided that I need one in black and one in white.  Witch, ice-goddess… the possibilities are endless.  And so are the dress-up games.

How to Make a No-Sew Tutu Pumpkin or Alice in Wonderland Costume

Time: 1.5 hours
Materials:      14 m tuille (we got the flourescent orange at a pre-hallowe’en sale at the local fabric store at 50% off.
1 inch elastic that is 2 inches smaller (unstretched) than the waist size you desire.
1 square black felt
glue
thread to sew the elastic together if you prefer to do that instead of tying a knot.

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