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

Couples: Silent Film Stars

This silent film stars couples costume by Lindsay of Shrimp Salad Circus is so clever and perfect. Lindsay put it together for less than $15 and you should be able to find a lot of the pieces for this costume at the thrift store. The little French signs are such a great touch, as are the very white faces.

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Stop by Shrimp Salad Circus for more pictures of this DIY costume as well as tips on where to find some of the pieces.

GROUPS: Monster Family Costume

It’s hard to believe that it’s already September! All of a sudden it starts to feel like fall, and in my house at least, my kids start brainstorming ideas for Halloween costumes. Sometimes I think that planning what you’re going to wear is half of the fun! We’ve never done a coordinated family costume, but I just love the idea. I especially love it when the baby of the family matches everyone else. Plus kids get a kick out of it when their parents dress up too.

Well how adorable is this monster family costume by Tell Love and Chocolate? The whole family includes: Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, an adorable little mummy, and a cute baby bat. You can check out all of the details and tutorials of each of these costumes, plus helpful links to some make-up and face painting videos.

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ADULTS: DIY French Press Costume

If you like punny costumes, then this DIY French Press Costume is for you! What’s great about this costume is that people won’t always immediately get what it is, and it makes a great conversation starter. Plus, you get to dress up all cute and French but your costume is also extra clever.

DIY French Press Costume

You could put together the costume a lot of different ways, but a simple striped shirt and a red beret go a long way. For a guy, you could also add a silly little french mustache. I also think that the fancy cigarette and tea cup are also nice touches. Tabitha even made her “Press” button out of a stick on light, like this! Tabitha used stickers to spell “Press”, taped the outside of the light, and spray painted the entire thing red! Pretty clever, huh?

Adults: DIY Stick Figure Costume

This costume idea is super fun, especially for someone going out in the dark: a glow in the dark DIY stick figure costume. In general, this is a pretty easy costume to put together, but there are also a few tricky things about it that can go wrong, so you want to be prepared. Check out the full tutorial here, and see all of Jamie’s great tips and experiences when putting together and wearing this costume.

DIY Stick Figure Costume

 

A few important things to remember:

1. Get the extra large glow sticks, and get extras. Some don’t work well, or burn out quickly.

2. Bring extra tape with you, just in case it starts to fall off.

3. Use clear tape so that it doesn’t cover up the light of the glow sticks.

This costume is hilarious and would be a huge hit. It’s great for an adult, but also would be fun for kids. Be sure to check out the full post, and watch the hilarious video!

Couples: Quail Man and Patty Mayonnaise Costume

If you grew up watching Nickelodeon in the 90s like me, then you will totally appreciate this amazing couple’s costume! Quail Man and Patty Mayonnaise! Quail Man was the super cool alter ego of Doug, my very favorite TV show as a kid. My brother always loved Rugrats, and I loved Doug. In general, this is a pretty easy costume to make yourself. Most of the pieces are things you may already have or could pick up super cheap at the thrift store (although I’d suggest buying some new white tighties to wear outside of your shorts, lol).

A few tips for making these costumes. To properly make the classic Quail Man belt headband, you will probably need to cut up an old belt. Size the belt perfectly for your head, and cut off the extra piece. Hot glue the belt together into a head band. Then using hot glue, attach the end piece of the belt to the inside of the headband. Also, to add the Q to the shirt, you could just use fabric paint to paint it on to an old tshirt. If you wanted to make something a little more permanent, you could also use iron-on vinyl and a cutting machine. For Quail Man’s cape, you could just tie a red blanket or towel around your neck, or you could pick up a yard of red fleece or fabric at the craft store. Patty’s costume is much simpler, and really just involves putting the right pieces of clothing together, and maybe adding some pink polka dots to a blue shirt.

Quail Man Costume

 

Did you watch Doug as a child? What was your favorite Nickelodeon show?

ADULTS: Deer Costume

This DIY deer costume from Flattery is especially beautiful. The hardest part about this costume is probably making the antlers, which are made out of aluminum foil and paper mache. The body of the costume is made with a brown unitard, some furry fabric, a little felt, and some fabric paint. The most dramatic part of the costume is the deer makeup. You will need a white eye crayon, or white face paint to create the white deer eyes, but otherwise the makeup is pretty standard.

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Stop by Flattery for the full and very detailed tutorial.

ADULTS: Pregnant Avocado costume

Studio DIY came up with this genius no sew, no fuss idea for a pregnant Halloween costume, and the bump gets to be the avocado seed! All you need is a green and a brown t-shirt for this pregannt avacado costume!

Pregnant Avocado costume

ADULTS: Conversation Heart Leggings

If you’re thinking about making a costume for Valentine’s day, but you want to keep it somewhat low key, these conversation heart leggings by Studio DIY are perfect. You can easily transform plain white leggings into festive Valentine’s leggings with the free printables and iron on transfer paper. (I’ve used iron on transfer paper before for a few projects and I was surprised at how well it worked. Just make sure that you iron around the edges of your hearts for a long time to prevent peeling.) These leggings would be fun to wear to work or school on or around Valentine’s Day, or would be a cute and simple costume to wear to a Valentine’s party.

DIY Conversation Heart Leggings

 

Check out the full tutorial at Studio DIY. You could also pair these leggings with these conversation heart glasses or these candy heart necklaces.

KIDS: Duct Tape Wings Costume

I love seeing amazing and elaborate things that people make out of duct tape! These duct tape wings by Doodlecraft are no exception. These wings are made mostly out of plain white duct tape and would be perfect for a Cupid costume for Valentine’s day. You could also use these wings as a part of an Angel costume, or another winged creature. To create these wings you will need white duct tape, foam board, wooden sticks, a hot glue gun, scissors, and elastic. You could also pair them with a set of handmade bow and arrows.

Duct Tape Wings Costume

 

Check out the full tutorial at Doodlecraft.