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

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.

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

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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.

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

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!