I kind of love Halloween, and get WAY too excited each year planning out our family costumes. I dread the day my boys are too cool to dress up with us. So, for now it’s family themed costumes all the way! Last year we went for the classic Halloween look, and embraced our inner monster!
Read all about the DIY’s for each costume below.
I have to say with Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein it is all about the makeup and hair! The clothes are the easiest parts! The Frankenstein makeup was just a lot of green black and getting crazy, but there are some great tutorials of Frankenstein makeup on You Tube.
Now onto the clothes.
We went to goodwill and got a pair of green dress pants and suit top.
Cut the sleeves of the coat just below the elbow. Cut a jagged edge.
Wash the jacket so that the lining gets frayed and looks ragged, and washing a suit top really messes it up (make sure you do hang dry though). Which is exactly what you want.
Sew a small patch onto the arm.
For the broad shoulder look, we stuffed some wash cloth towels up by his shoulders.
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
The best party about this costume is the hair, it is my FAVORITE! I loved that it was my own hair and not a wig. This girl and her AWESOME video tutorials, for hair and makeup are simply perfect!
I bought a vintage wedding dress from goodwill and it worked out great! Check your local thrift stores or you can look HERE!! (Be sure to filter the price on the left side! You can find some real gems for under $30)
KIDS MUMMY COSTUME
After tons of searching I found this video and it is my favorite mummy look!! It is super super simple, which is always great! A couple things I did differently than the video…
I dyed the fabric ( I used muslin), white tights AND turtle neck. I just wanted them to all be the same color. I used some safety pins to secure certain pieces so he wouldn’t completely unravel throughout the night. Also, for my dye mixture I used some coffee grounds and black acrylic paint in warm water.
BABY BAT COSTUME
Black long sleeve onesie
Black knit fabric (for the hat, OR you can buy one HERE)
Cute stripped leg warmers
Lay out the onesies. Measure and cut out wing shapes.
With white thread, sew a thick stitch onto the wings, outlining where you drew the chalk. This is just for decoration. Hand sew the wings into the under arms and body of the onesie.
Next was seriously the hardest party of all the costumes. It is mostly because I don’t really know how to sew ha ha. But, you need to make a pilot style hat. I found this tutorial here and it was perfect! I did make about 4 of these things, because I kept screwing up, but I did succeed on my last try.
IF you can’t sew (welcome to the club ha ha!) You can find some HERE!!
Next, cut some ears out of black felt. I cut out two pieces for each ear, so they would be stiff. Sew them together. Cut out smaller grey ear pieces for the inside of the ear. Sew those on. Then sew onto the cap. I pinched the bottom of each ear so they had a slight fold inward. And you are done!!
Basically You Tube rocks my world when it comes to Halloween time!