Cool Barbie and Old Granny Costumes

Cool Barbie and Old Granny Costumes

My daughters are 6 and 7 but are complete opposites. One is quite and reserved. One is all diva. So one chose to put on a Barbie costume and the other chose an old granny costume. For the Barbie costume we started with a large box and just cut it like a doll box, spray painted it and … Read more

Bar Hopping Barbie in a Box Costume

Bar Hopping Barbie in a Box Costume

I’ve seen other Barbie in a box costume ideas and I had to try it with my own twist, Bar Hoppin’ Barbie. It was a big project. Barbie in a Box Costume Instructions I used cardboard for the box and covered it with pink party table clothes. I lined the inside with white butcher paper. … Read more

Barbie Styling Head Costume

Barbie Styling Head Costume

This costume was super easy to make! I took the side of a large box and cut an oval in the middle (big enough to have your shoulders fit through) I covered it in a pink tablecloth from the dollar store, used children’s play makeup/accessories (can use whatever you have laying around at home!) I … Read more

Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken Couple Costume

Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken Couple Costume

Barbie and Ken have officially hit middle age! My husband and I came up with the idea because we have been called “Barbie and Ken” over the yearsת but thought we would put a funny spin on it! We purchased U-Haul Space-Saver Wardrobe boxes for $9.95 each, and spray painted them with Krypton Mambo Pink … Read more

Walker Barbie and Clark Kent Ken Doll Costumes

Walker Barbie and Clark Kent Ken Doll Costumes

My husband and I decided to be Walker Barbie and Clark Kent Ken this year for Halloween. I was diagnosed with a form of Dysautonomia called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. (POTS) in December 2014. Basically my body can’t adjust to gravity. I’m normal in a supine position but the minute I stand up my heart … Read more

DIY Ocean Friends Barbie Costume

DIY Ocean Friends Barbie Costume

The inspiration for this costume was one of those random thoughts you have that lead to another random thought. About three weeks before Halloween, I had seen a toy rubber duck at work and it reminded me of a Barbie I had when I was little, 1996 Ocean Friends Barbie. She came with a toy … Read more

Super Fun Barbie in a Box Costume for Women and Girls

Super Fun Barbie in a Box Costume for Women and Girls

This super fun Barbie in a Box costume was fairly easy and very inexpensive to make, and was an absolute HIT this Halloween! I wore it first to a party, where I won first place in a costume contest, and then it was worn by a friend for a second time where she won a … Read more

Punniest Bar-Bee Doll Costume

Punniest Bar-Bee Doll Costume

After a few visits to the local costume stores, with nothing jumping out at me, I decided I wanted a unique and witty costume for this year. After thinking back to childhood Halloweens and childhood toys, I was blinded by the idea light bulb of a Barbie doll, with an adult twist! I started with … Read more

Scariest Zombie Ken and Zombie Barbie Couple Costume

Scariest Zombie Ken and Zombie Barbie Couple Costume

This is my husband Matt and I. This was the most fun costume to make and to wear, ever! I have been wanting to do this for a couple years now but always waited until the last minute and didn’t have time. I saw a regular Barbie in a box costume but I thought “this … Read more

Cool All Girls Costume Idea: Barbie Girls in a Barbie World

Cool All Girls Costume Idea: Barbie Girls in a Barbie World

This year the graphics department at my office decided we would go as different Barbie dolls complete with their own individual packaging! We handmade each of our own boxes and spent many hours doing it, but it all paid off when we won Best Costume!! We started with wardrobe boxes we purchased from U-Haul. We … Read more

Cool Homemade Barbie in a Box Costume

Cool Homemade Barbie in a Box Costume

I needed a Halloween costume and couldn’t think of anything to be. At work my nickname is barbie and so like two days before the party i saw this big box at work and they let me take it home i knew exactly what i was going to do with it. I was going to … Read more

Cool 50’s Barbie in a Box Costume

Cool 50's Barbie in a Box Costume

My daughter wanted a unique and girly costume this year. We wanted to think outside the box, but ended up literally putting her in a box. At first I wasn’t sure if it would work but ended up being a total hit! This year we decided to make barbie in a box 50’s style. We … Read more

Mema Barbie and Papa Ken Couple Costume

Mema Barbie and Papa Ken Couple Costume

My husband and I are Mema and Papa to 3 beautiful grandchildren. We are also referred to as Mema and Papa to all of our friends children and grandchildren as well, so we wanted to create an idea for a child friendly costume. Mema Barbie and Papa Ken jumped unto my mind immediately. We have … Read more

Fun Couples Costume Idea: Barbie and Ken

Fun Couples Costume Idea: Barbie and Ken

The best part of doing this theme was that he was totally in for it! The minute he said, “yes” to Ken I knew we could pull it off because creativity is my thing especially during Halloween time!!! I literally started on this costume October 1st and it came out exactly as I had imagined! … Read more

New in the Box G.I. Joe and Barbie Costumes

New in the Box G.I. Joe and Barbie Costumes

I am always looking for new and clever ideas for Halloween. I mean, anyone can buy a costume! But, I like the challenge making a costume brings, and the reactions from friends, families, and neighbors makes it all worth it. Now every Fall everyone starts asking, “What are the kids going to be this year?” … Read more

Pink and Sparkly Barbie in a Box Halloween Costume

Pink and Sparkly Barbie in a Box Halloween Costume

I had known for a couple months that I wanted to be Barbie for Halloween.  I got a box and cut it down to the correct size and using an image online cut out the front of the box.  Choosing just the right pink was essential for my “Barbie” image.  I painted the box and … Read more

“Montana Edition” Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

"Montana Edition" Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

The biggest most important part to the costume is of coarse the Barbie BOXES. *Garment Box- I tried to spray paint the boxes pink but it didnt work well at all so I bought some pink wrapping paper and wrapped the boxes after I cut the hole out. To cut the hole out I just … Read more

Fantastic Barbie and Ken (in the Boxes!) Costumes

Fantastic Barbie and Ken (in the Boxes!) Costumes

Every Halloween at work, we have a costume contest. The students are not allowed to dress up, for safety reasons, but the staff all gets dressed up to compete in a ‘Best Costume Competition.’ The winners have varied from entire groups from movies or t.v. shows, to singular creative character (such as my friend’s bed … Read more

Homemade Seattle Barbie in a Box Halloween Costume

Homemade Seattle Barbie in a Box Halloween Costume

Items Used: Wardrobe box, chrome duct tape, douple sided tape, wrapping paper, spray paint, two small boxes, drawstring, and clothes I already own. How I made it: I cut the box, spray painted with a primer, then with watermelon pink. I bought chrome duct tape to use for the rough edges, wrapped the inside with wrapping … Read more

Coolest DIY Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

Coolest DIY Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

How can you look this cool you ask? Well, let me walk you thru the process. Please note, if you want to make 2 boxes (Barbie AND Ken), buy double of everything. Take a trip to the nearest U-Haul location. Buy a wardrobe box. On your way home from your local U-Haul, swing by Home Depot and … Read more

Fashionista Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

Fashionista Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

Creating the perfect Barbie & Ken costume was quite a challenge for two people with different creative sides. I’m the visionary/creator mastermind and my husband is the builder. I call him the over builder because he has a tendency to put way too much testosterone into my creative ideas!  I found the outfits at a … Read more

Awesome Homemade Ken and Barbie Toy Story 3 Couple Costume

Awesome Homemade Ken and Barbie Toy Story 3 Couple Costume

It’s always difficult to find a couples costume that allows for both parties to be recognizable when they are away from each other. After searching through several ideas, and really wanting an excuse to wear a wig, we settled on Workout Barbie and Safari Ken from Toy Story 3. I thought it would be a … Read more