Cool Homemade Rainbow Brite and Murky Dismal Couple’s Costume

I’m a Rainbow Brite collector — I collect pretty much anything I can get my hands on having to do with this awesome 80’s cartoon. I found some awesome rainbow knee socks on sale at a Halloween store and suddenly knew exactly what I wanted to dress up as for Halloween.

A few years ago I found a pair of old boots at a vintage store that look like space boots–those went perfectly with my idea of dressing as Rainbow Brite! I already have long blonde hair, so I just added a rainbow hair tie and that was all set. The hardest part was finding a dress in the exact shade of royal blue; once that was accomplished I created Rainbow’s color belt by using a wide strip of red fabric and some sticky felt that I cut out in the shape of a rainbow. I added some rainbow arm warmers and voila!

Next up: convincing my husband to dress as Rainbow’s arch nemesis, Murky Dismal. We paired a black cape with a pair of blank dress pants and a gray shirt with a sticky felt lightning bolt. My favorite part was the colander that substituted for Murky’s space helmet.

Most people immediately recognized my costume but sometimes it took a little prompting for them to remember Murky Dismal. Thankfully, my adoring husband practiced the distinctive voice and did quite an impressive impression. “You dodo brain!”

Cool Homemade Rainbow Brite and Murky Dismal Couple's Costume

Cool Homemade Rainbow Brite and Murky Dismal Couple's Costume

Cool Homemade Rainbow Brite and Murky Dismal Couple's Costume

Cool Homemade Rainbow Brite and Murky Dismal Couple's Costume

Cool Homemade Rainbow Brite and Murky Dismal Couple's Costume