Cool DIY Crayola Crayon Costumes for Quintuplets!

Quintuplets Crayola Crayon Costumes!

Here are our homemade crayon costumes. I made the costumes for myself (mother), my husband, my mom and our 16-month old quintuplets, yes 5! As we all know, Halloween costumes are expensive especially if we are looking to buy for 5 babies. I researched and googled whats the best costume for family that is homemade. I … Read more

Starry Night Painting Costume

Starry Night Painting Costume

I made this costume by buying a dark blue dress from Goodwill and painting a lot! I bought a mask at Michael’s and went through a tough time cutting it apart to make it fit my itty bitty head. I then painted it using acrylic paint in the likeness of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, “Starry … Read more

Homemade Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Bradley is dressed as Van Gogh from one of his famous painted self portraits. (We added his bandaged ear to make the reference extra noticeable.) Grace is dressed as Starry Night, one of Van Gogh’s most esteemed paintings. We knew we wanted to do a creative couple costume, and didn’t want to do something that … Read more

Cool Out of the Box Crayon Costume Idea

Out of the Box Costume Idea: The Brightest Crayon in the Box!

Here’s my “Brightest Crayon in the Box” Crayon costume idea. When it comes to bright ideas and thinking outside the box, I like to think I am pretty sharp and mostly *on point.* Life is too short to not be fun and colorful. John Mayer said it best: “Life is like a box of crayons. Most … Read more

Last Minute Costume Idea: Comic Book Pop Art

Last Minute Costume Idea: Comic Book Pop Art

This was a last minute costume I did that cost under $10. I used face paint, eyeliner and a Q-Tip. I first dipped the Q-Tip in the white face paint and put dots all over my face starting from my forehead working downward. I used black face paint and colored in my eyebrows, exaggerating the shape … Read more

American Gothic Couple Costume

American Gothic Couple Costume

We have been a couple for many years but this was our first time doing a couple’s costume. I am extremely into Halloween and he is pretty ambivalent so we needed a clever and easy to execute costume that was also unique. I came up with the American Gothic couple costume idea when I was … Read more

The Most Original Costume – Banksy’s Flower Thrower

The Most Original Costume - Banksy's Flower Thrower

The original idea for this costume came from my desire to continue my annual tradition of paying tribute to different artists and their work through homemade Halloween costumes. Last year, I was the “Son of Man” by Rene Magritte, and this year, after some research and last minute procrastination, I decided on Banksy’s Flower Thrower … Read more

Original DIY Costume Idea: Mona Lisa

Original DIY Costume Idea: Mona Lisa

Our daughter’s nickname is Moe so we thought it would be fun to dress her as the “Mo”na Lisa. Structurally, we built the piece kind of like one of those foam fingers you see at sporting events. We cut two large pieces of 1” green upholstery foam.  We glued it together on three sides and … Read more

Cutest Ever Baby Costume: Comic Book Baby

Cutest Ever Baby Costume: Comic Book Baby

My baby fell asleep in my arms so I started doodling on her with my makeup and ended up with a comic book baby. We also put on some similar makeup. This was completely last minute and so easy and fun to create.

Wow! Roy Lichtenstein Comic Pop Art Costume

Wow! Roy Lichtenstein Comic Pop Art Costume

This costume was all about the hair and makeup for the “wow-factor” I wanted to give everyone that saw me. I had a polka dot crop top from Forever 21 and a skirt from goodwill that luckily worked together well for the actual outfit. For the hair, I used rollers and lightly sprayed in with … Read more

Easy and Fun Toolbox Costume

Easy and Fun Toolbox Costume

“I want to be a toolbox,” said our then 2 year old son.  Not just any toolbox.  He showed me a picture in a catalog.  He had to be a Craftsman toolbox. Just like the one in the catalog. I am not super creative, so I had to think about it for a few days. … Read more

Original Costume Idea: Lost Andy Warhol Painting

Original Costume Idea: Lost Andy Warhol Painting

My friends and I love group costumes and decided to do works of art. I knew right away I wanted to do an Andy Warhol painting, specifically a play on his famous colored Marilyn Diptych of Marilyn Monroe. I bought a bright pink 1950s styled wig and snapped a photo of myself wearing it. Then I … Read more