Our 100% Handmade McDonalds Family Costumes

The Happiest McDonalds Meal, Handmade

Dad as “The Large McDonalds Drink,” Mom as “The Happy Meal,” and Baby as “The Small Fry” This year, our family’s Halloween costume idea was inspired by our 20-month-old daughter’s newfound obsession with French fries. After she tried McDonald’s French fries for the first time, she couldn’t get enough of them, and they quickly became … Read more

Cap’n Crunch and Cereal Costumes: Crunch-a-tize me Cap’n!

Crunch-a-tize me Cap’n!

We create homemade costumes every year for our annual Halloween camping weekend! The cereal box was hand-painted on cardboard that was spray-painted yellow. The captain’s hat was made of foam and covered in blue and yellow felt. The cereal was created from cardboard, a white tablecloth, yellow felt-covered boxes (teachers in the family used math … Read more

Lego Family Costuming Adventure: A Halloween Masterpiece

LEGO Family!

My son, William, is a Lego enthusiast. He wished to be a Lego for Halloween and requested that his family match his costume! I am an avid Halloween enthusiast, so I readily agreed, unaware of the undertaking I was about to embark on. Three months of dedicated effort later, we proudly unveiled four complete Lego … Read more

Handcrafted Wood Witch and her Reanimated Scarecrow Couple Costume

Wood Witch and her Reanimated Scarecrow

This is one of our favorites! Also, the first year in which pretty much 95% of both costumes were handcrafted. The whole idea started with a farm girl and scarecrow but took a wild turn as we brainstormed it. Total production was probably a little over two months for this one. Luckily, almost every square … Read more

Around the World Family Costume

"Around the World"

Our son, Bodie (6), is obsessed with all things geography, so we centered our Halloween costume theme around his love for it. My husband was the pilot, I was a flight attendant, and Bodie was literally the world in an inflatable globe costume draped with world flags. Both my husband’s and my costumes were ordered … Read more

Bringing Mystique to Life: A DIY Halloween Costume

My first halloween with Mystique costume

This Halloween, I decided to embrace the spirit of the season and transform into the enigmatic Mystique from the X-Men universe. As a first-time Halloween celebrant, I was thrilled to embark on this costume creation journey. Gathering the Essentials My experience with costume making proved invaluable in bringing this project to life. I began by … Read more

Crowd-Pleasing DIY Halloween Muppets Group Costume

Crowd-Pleasing Muppet Mania

Unleashing our creativity each year for Halloween brings excitement into our household for the entire month—sometimes more, depending on the elaborateness of the costumes. This year, we aimed to capture the classic Muppets look for each character while preserving some of our human features. Vision Through Tiny Peepholes For all but one character, this meant … Read more

Gorgeous Sun and Moon Costumes

Gorgeous Sun & Moon Costumes

My daughter and niece wanted to be something beautiful and extravagant and decided to be the Sun and Moon this year so we sketched out our design and got started creating these awesome costumes. Our biggest task was how we were going to make the big back pieces and make them not look “connected” to … Read more

Coolest DIY Transformers Family Costume

Transformers Family Costume

Introducing Kian as Optimus Prime, Riley as Starscream, and Anita as Bumblebee. Riley about the Halloween costumes: I have always loved getting dressed up for Halloween and theme parties, but my poor fine motor skills left some of the details of my costumes lacking. That all changed when I met my wife, Anita, in 2015. … Read more

Coolest DIY Nutcracker Ballet Family Group Costume

Coolest DIY Nutcracker Ballet Family Group Costume

Some of my favorite childhood memories consist of Halloween memories because my mom always created our costumes from scratch and she always did such an amazing job and I have loved creating those same memories for my own family now. I’ve lived out of my home state and away from my family since getting married, … Read more