KIDS: Cardboard Box Train Costume

If you have a little train lover on your hands, this cardboard box train costume is perfect for Halloween or a super fun addition to the dress up box. Jamie at C.R.A.F.T. used an old diaper box as the main part of the train. The train decorations are made out of things you likely have on hand like other cardboard boxes, a paper plate, and a plastic cup! All you need is spray paint and a hot glue gun to attach everything together and you’re train is ready to leave the station on it’s next adventure.

Cardboard Box train costume

 

For more pictures and the complete tutorial check out C.R.A.F.T.

COUPLES: Double Stuffed Oreos

Who does not love Oreo cookies? The answer is no one! Double stuffed Oreo couple costume is sure to be hit at your next costume party. Best part? It is so easy to make and it is super comforatble. You need cardboard, black poster board and back permanent marker for the Oreo cookie necklaces. For the hair pieces, you will need a plain black plasti headbands and empty milk containers.

Double-stuffed-Oreo-Halloween-costume

 

You will also need to eat a bag of Oreo’s while you make this costume. Mimicking the Oreo deign is crucial.

DIY-Oreo-Costume-and-crazy-milk-hair

For more pictures and a complete step by step tutorial of the DIY Oreo costume, check out C.R.A.F.T.

ADULTS: DIY Cupid Costume

You never know when you’ll need a cupid costume complete with a quiver made out of an oatmeal container. Crafty Audiophile whipped up a no sew tutu by tying red toile around an elastic band. Her arrows and headband are handmade too! If you happen to be running a race in February, this cupid costume would be perfect!

DIY Cupid costume

 

For more pictures and the complete tutorial, check out Crafty Audiophile.

HAIR: Donut Bun

I love donuts and crazy hair days, so this idea is extra special. Best part, the donut bun is actually really simple to make! All you need is a paper plate, a pony tail, a scrap peice of felt and you’ve got the ingredients for a cute (yummy) hair do. My favorite part? The real sprinkles on top of the donut! See the full tutorial at Make It Love It.

Donut bun for crazy hair day

KIDS: Last Day of School T-Shirt

Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts came up with the cutest last day of school “costume” for her kids! I love that he last day of school t-shirts are a wearable souvenir of each child’s school year. It’s like a yearbook, but better!  She provides a free cut file that says, “X Grade Last Day of School autographs” complete with the current years for any cutting machine. You could easily recreate this idea without a cutting machine. A plain color t-shirt and these white iron letters would be perfect for a last day autograph t-shirt. I also love that Mandy had the kids tye dye t-shirts for their last day of school t-shirts!

DIY Last day of School T-shirts

ADULTS: End of Year Teacher Dress

Mrs. Castlebury wins best teacher award in my book! This amazing dress she is wearing was made by her 1st grade students for her to wear on the last day of school. How does she do it? She brings a white, cotton dress (similar to this one) to school a few days before the end of the year and lets her students take turns drawing on the dress with fabric markers. It’s that simple!

End of year kid made teacher dress

I love the rainbow collar, the students signatures, and the plethora of hearts, flowers, and rainbows. I can only imagine how proud and excited the kids are when the see their awesome teaching wearing their art work on the last day of school.

End of year teacher dress made by kids

The sock monkey, lady bugs, and heart balloon… this is the sweetest dress I’ve ever seen.

End of year teacher dress made by kids

Clearly, the love in this classroom is mutual! Mrs. Castlebury, thank you for being amazing!

ADULT: Pregnant Deviled Egg

I love this costume for a lot of reasons. 1. It’s perfect for a pregnant belly 2) It could double as a super easy couple costume. 3. It’s cheap, easy to make, and punny! All you need to be a deviled egg is a peice of white card board, scissors, a yellow t-shirt, and devil horns and a tail. You will also need a few simple tools like a hole punch hand scissors, but you can seriously make this costume in less than an hour. For all of the details, see this deviled egg costume tutorial from C.R.A.F.T.

Pregnant deviled egg costume

PETS: Beanie Baby Dog

If you did not know what a Beanie Baby was in 1997, I’m pretty sure you lived under a rock! They were everywhere, and for $5 you could buy one, hope it would make the retired list, and make millions!  Well, that last part isn’t entirely true, but it sure was fun to dream. Does anyone remember the purple Princess Diana bear? The Beanie Baby dog costume from Brit + Co wins best dog costume in my book, and you have to love that it’s as easy as printing out the free printable and trying it to Spot’s collar.

 

Beanie Baby Dog Cotsume

HOUSE: Minion Yard Decorations

Giving your yard a costume is fun for the whole neighborhood, and I love that The Kim Six Fix shared her neighbor’s genius idea of creating Minion sculptures out of ornamental grasses! Halloween is the perfect time to use your ornamental grass for sculptures since the grasses need to be cut back each fall. All you need is some string to tie the grasses into shape, purple spray paint, paper plates to make the giant googly eyes, and poster board for the mouth!
MInion yard decorationsSee lots more pictures and details about how to make the sculptures on The Kim Six Fix!

GROUPS: Super Fruit Costumes

Race season is upon us, and there are so many fun idea to dress up as a group! (Here are 25 more group costume ideas!) How about running as a group of Super Fruits including a super strawberry, orange, pineapple, blueberry, and a watermelon! They used felt and a hot glue gun to make fruit ponchos that just slip on over their heads. Genius! And did you notice the socks?!

Super fruit group costume idea!!