My son has begged me for a DIY Bionicle Halloween costume for a couple years now. The ones sold at stores just didn't seem authentic enough and not worth the money so this year we decided to make it.
I started with a plain black sweatsuit, some freezer paper, fabric paint (dark blue and glow in the dark), duct tape and cardboard. To start I had him build the Bionicle he'd like. I then sketched the arms, legs, and chest pieces onto freezer paper and cut them out into stencils. I then ironed on the freezer paper, shiny side down, onto the sweat suit. Then I fabric painted with a stencil brush (or a sponge brush). Let dry before pulling off the paper. Once dry trace with the glow in the dark paint.
For the helmet my husband sketched the mask onto cardboard and attached it with duct tape to a bike helmet. Then made the spikes out of triangles of cardboard and attached them with duct tape and then covered the rest of the helmet with duct tape. I should state that we filled in the mask with sharpie marker and duct tape. You could use any colors that you want of course. The total cost for this DIY Bionicle Halloween costume was about $17.00 and now my son has a Bionicle playsuit or pajamas.
My Etch a Sketch costume was inspired by the 80’s games (listen that was when games were fun and educational, lol). I searched for the right size box and used Grey plastic table cloth, and Red Masking Tape, and two paper plates. My family was the 80’s Family Games and we came in 3rd, so it did pretty well. They love when you hand make your costumes. So good luck if you use and hope you enjoyed our pic.
PS The red wig was for effect.
Our Family 80’s Costume was inspired by my 12 yr. old daughter’s love the 80’s era, go figure. She had an 80’s birthday in March and we had put these characters on her cake- so we ran with it for Halloween. It was also great way to keep us together as a family unit. It was fun and easy to make and we all had input into designing them. So it was truly as family affair. Hope you enjoy!!!
My mom and I made my Homemade Baby Doll Costume for only $5.00! I got the idea to be a baby doll from the music video to Priscilla Renea's "Dollhouse". I started looking at pictures of baby dolls and porcelain dolls until I found some ideas of what I like, then my mom and I went to work!
I only had to purchase the socks because I already had all the material, lace, and ribbon. I curled my hair in ringlets and made my makeup very pink and rounded. It was a huge hit and all my friends really loved it.