ADULTS: Vending Machine Costume

How fun is this box-tume idea? It’s a pop machine! Or Coke machine, depending on where you live. The DIY vending machine costume is made out of a single box with a hole cut in the top for your head and the center viewing your choice of beverage. Spray paint the box your favorite color and add “Drinks” to the top of the box. I love that watter bottle tops are used as the buttons to choose yoru beverage! For more details and pictures check out Heart and Hand Creations.

DIY Vending machine costume

ADULTS: Tic Tac Candy Costume

All you need for this DIY Tic Tac candy costume is a vertical clear storage container, plastic easter eggs, and green duct tape. You’ll need a few basic supplies too, like white poster board to create the top of the container and a printer to print the Tic Tac label. The Tic Tac container slips easily on and off of his body with elastic straps. For more details and pictures check out Kathy’s site at Heart and Hand Creations.

DIY Tic Tac Candy Costume

GROUP: School Supplies

If you love to craft, make, or are a teacher these school supply costumes are perfect for you! Each letter on the Elmer’s Glue bottle costume is hand cut out of felt, and check out the orange beanie that looks exactly like a glue bottle topper! Amazing, right? The Crayola crayon used a red funnel as a hat for the crayon point and also hand cut each letter out of felt. Genius! The watercolor costume could easily be recreated out of cardboard and paint and secured around your neck like a giant necklace with a ribbon. How about that giant paint brush!?

Teacher-Halloween-CostumesFor more details and pictures, check out Everyday Living.

 

PETS: Wonder Bread Dog Costume

Not only is this dog costume hilarious, it’s so easy to put together your very own “pure bread”! The caveat for this dog costume is your pup has to fit inside of the plastic bread package. Unfortunately this means small dogs only. Simply, cut the top off of the Wonder Bread bag off and slip Fido inside. Then tie the tail with the bread twist tie and he’s all “bready” for Halloween!

Bread bag dog costumeImage found via Imgur

 

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!