Hunger Games Family Costumes

Hunger Games Family Costumes

Every year our family votes on a theme and this year it was The Hunger Games! We decided who would play which character and then I went thrift store shopping for the foundation of each costume. From there, I found items at craft stores to complete the looks. I used dye on Peeta’s pants and … Read more

Handmade Dark Alice In Wonderland Costumes

Handmade Dark Alice In Wonderland Costumes

We each individually planned our Alice in Wonderland costume ideas, and didn’t tell each other what we were doing except which character. The only rule was that there needed to be a dark flare on the concept. Alice and I live about 8 hours from Cheshire Cat and the March Hare. The day before Halloween … Read more

Wheelchair Pacman and Family of Ghosts Halloween Costumes

Wheelchair Pacman and Family of Ghosts Halloween Costumes

My son, a wheelchair user, wanted to be PacMan, so the idea evolved into a family costume theme since PacMan needs ghosts!  I (mom) made the costumes 100% from scratch.  It was a challenge to get PacMan to sit above the wheels of the chair and just right enough for my son to see in … Read more

Coolest Ever Frozen Family Costumes

Coolest Ever Frozen Family Costumes

Our two year old has been obsessed with the movie and characters of frozen for about a year (what toddler girl isn’t).  Mommy has a little creative bone and a little extra time while we move into a temporary home until ours is ready (yea right!!) but couldn’t help herself create this magical moment. Mommy … Read more

Flintstones Family Costumes

Flintstones Family Costumes

My daughter who is 6 was Pebbles for Halloween when she was two. I made her costume at the time and when we had twins boy and girl who are now two. I decided to hand my oldest costume to her and make my son Bamm Bamm and also created his costume. My husband and … Read more

Our Inside Out Family Costumes

Our Inside Out Family Costumes

It all started with how we chose to use this movie as our family theme this year. My neighbor had taken her children to see Inside Out at the theatre and texted me while there. “Has anyone been following you around for the past year to learn your persona? Because you are in this movie!” I laughed, … Read more

Aquatic Family Life Costumes

Aquatic Family Life Costumes

My 3 year old daughter Mazie was very specific and unwavering  in what she wanted our costumes to be this year: jellyfish for her, octopus for baby brother Julian, sting ray for mom and shark for daddy. No one can establish their opinion quite as firmly as a 3 year old. Perhaps we’ve been spending … Read more

Hunter’s Trophy Wall Taxidermy Group Costume

Hunter's Trophy Wall Taxidermy Group Costume

This year, our group of friends dressed up as a hunter’s trophy wall. Growing up in a rural area, this time of year is known as hunting season. We were further inspired by the recent events with Dentist Walters and Cecil the lion. This was a labor of love! After choosing our animals, we got … Read more

Cool Seinfeld Group Costume

Cool Seinfeld Group Costume

My friends and I are huge Seinfeld fans, so for this years Halloween, we dressed as our favorite characters: Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer. Last night, on Halloween, we got so much positive feedback. At least 5 different people stopped us to ask if they could take our picture to send it to their friends/parents. We … Read more

Homemade Wreck-It Ralph Family Costumes

Homemade Wreck-It Ralph Family Costumes

My 3 year old son had to be Ralph this year, but we couldn’t find a child’s costume for him. So, we decided to make it a family theme and went nuts with it. I spent hours online finding all of the pieces for each costume. There was minimal work required for Ralph (cut/frayed the ends off … Read more

Peanuts Gang Costumes

Peanuts Gang Costumes

With the new Peanuts movie coming out, I wanted to introduce my kids to the wonderful world of Charlie Brown. So we watched a few clips on You Tube and they were convinced that this would be a cool family costume. Kevin and Eileen as Charlie Brown and Lucy, Abby (8) as Sally, Ryan (7) … Read more

Coolest DIY Simpsons Family Costumes

Coolest DIY Simpsons Family Costumes

While watching the Simpsons, my son decided he wanted to be Bart for halloween. He insisted I buy him a costume, but I wanted us all to be the Simpson family for a neighborhood party and I didn’t want to spend much on my creation! I bought white long sleeve T-shirts and dyed them yellow … Read more

Coolest Under the Sea Costumes for the Family

Coolest Under the Sea Costumes for the Family

When my husband, Jesse, and I asked our two year old daughter, Nora, what she wanted to be for Halloween some of the responses we got were Tuesday, ice cream and bathing suit. Living in New Jersey, Halloween night can get very cold and already owning a wet suit we figured that would be a … Read more

Pod of Sexy Mermaids – All Girl Group Costumes

Pod of Sexy Mermaids - All Girl Group Costumes

I love mermaids! I have always wanted to be a mermaid for Halloween but all the costumes I have ever seen are pretty cheap looking.  I wanted something that was sexy, form fitting and somewhat “realistic.”  I told my friends about my mermaid costume idea and they wanted in as well.  There are 7 of … Read more

Doctor Who, Weeping Angel and Dalek Costumes

Doctor Who, Weeping Angel and Dalek Costumes

For the weeping angel I spray painted a dress and wings using a stone textured paint. I used gray gloves, stockings, shoes, face paint and hair paint. I put her hair into a bun before painting it and gave her fake pointy teeth. For Doctor Who I just dressed him the way the Doctor dresses, painted his … Read more

The Wrecking Crew Dad and Boys Costumes

The Wrecking Crew Dad and Boys Costumes

The 2 year old wants to be a mighty machine, so what do you do mom? Obviously you make it happen mom! I would have hated to disappoint the two year old on my favorite holiday. Box costumes it is for the first timer. About six boxes later and about 100 paper cuts and lots … Read more

Cool Wreck-it Ralph Family Costumes

Cool Wreck-it Ralph Family Costumes

We are Fix it Felix JR, Vanellope Von Schweets and Wreck it Ralph. We are also Jennifer, Daxx and Annika. We love dressing up together every year, this year it was mommys turn to pick, why I chose a nine foot tall man with giant hands who lives in a dump is beyond me! Never the … Read more

The Color Run Costumes for Poor/Lazy Families

The Color Run Costumes for Poor/Lazy Families

When you have 3 little kids, and are chronically underemployed, everything you do has to be low cost and high concept; halloween costumes are no exception. My wife participated in The Color Run 5K a few years back, and it looked fun (except for all that pesky exercise). How could I be a Color Runner … Read more

The Book of Life Family Costumes

The Book of Life Family Costumes

Maria: I went to Savers and found a burgundy skirt in a size 20 for 2.99. I also found the with top with the ruffles on it for $3.99. I took the skirt in and added the ribbon to it. I bought the yellow ribbon at The Cotton Shop in 2 different sizes and the black … Read more

Mom, Daughter and Son Cat in the Hat Family Costumes

Mom, Daughter and Son Cat in the Hat Family Costumes

I’m a single mom who had my two oldest children at a very young age. But I try not to let that affect nor take away from us having fund and enjoying our life together. I get to do things I missed out on at their age and they get to do things they might … Read more

Alice in Wonderland Family Costumes

Alice in Wonderland Family Costumes

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday in our household. Every year I make our family’s costumes. Our family has grown to six of us now, and many friends and family look forward to see what we come up with each year. This year, we held a family meeting and chose Alice in Wonderland as the 2015 … Read more

The Best Minions Costumes with Scarlett Overkill

The Best Minions Costumes with Scarlett Overkill

Since my 5 year old daughter loved the Minion movie this last summer, she wanted to be a minion this year. We always love doing family themes like, Arial and Sebastian and Flounder from little mermaids, and the frozen gang, and Dora boots and Swiper, and the Flintstones, so why not a family of Minions … Read more