Family Halloween Costumes
Something fun this year! As an extension of our couples costumes Halloween series, this year we’re also sharing some ideas for family of three costumes. There is nothing cuter than dressing up a baby for Halloween, especially when it’s an excuse to dress up yourselves! These costumes are not meant to be time consuming or labor intensive. They’re easy and last minute ideas to throw together because usually we spend a lot of time thinking about costumes for our kids but very little on something for yourself. So, here are some last minute ideas to get the creative juices flowing for costume ideas for yourself or with your partner. We also try to avoid anything too sexy or abstract. Just fun and classic couples, maybe a little nostalgic too!
Will, Kate and baby Prince George
We love this one because it would be such a cinch to pull together and very current. Brushen up on your English accents and use this as an excuse to finally dress up baby in that one special but impractical vintage outfit you’ve been saving for forever. Dutchess Kate: Structured formal dress, vintage shoes and hat. Maybe even bring along some pickles and ice cream.
Baby Prince George: Vintage romper, knee socks, vintage shoes or maybe an excuse to buy some freshly picked moccs (all the celeb babies wear them or don’t you know?). Crown made from a cut up toilet paper roll that was spray painted gold and then they attached a ribbon (brilliant, right?). Royal tantrums and fancy wooden baby toys highly encouraged.
Prince William: Thrifted jacket that they added felt to with hot glue and constructed medals with ribbon and dollar store badges sprayed gold. They cliped the collar halfway in to fasten around his neck. A satin ribbon sash, black slacks, and black dress shoes.
The classic characters from Alice in Wonderland: Alice, the White Rabbit and a fun sized Queen of Hearts
This idea can easily be transitioned into a larger family group as well. For this Alice in Wonderland theme you could add on a Mad Hatter, Cheshire cat, and a couple kids dressed as oversized face cards. This doesn’t have to be for a family either, a group of friends could pull this off too! Alice: thrifted blue dress, costume apron, white tights, thrifted shoes, satin headband, with a satin bow tie added as bow. Props: cakes and cookies to munch on (now are you on board??), playing cards.
White Rabbit: Velvet jacket, vintage plaid vest, vintage bow tie, gray slacks, brown dress shoes, thrifted clock and craft chain sprayed gold, costume ears.
Mini Queen of Hearts: Red dress, heart tights, vintage shoes, small white paper pinwheel added as collar, crown, heart scepter made with a balloon stick, plastic heart, and a white cupcake liner turned upside down.
Magician and Rabbit
An easy one to throw together last minute and be prepared to perform tricks for a crowd! Magician: brown suit, white dress shirt, dress shoes, assorted scarves (ours were vintage), costume top hat with added craft feathers to.
Rabbit: textured sweater, white jeans, Converse high tops, DIY hat and tail Props: deck of cards, magician stick (painted dowel), solo cups + assorted balls
For the DIY rabbit ears: Sarah used white taffeta fabric cut into 2 hand drawn ear patterns. Right sides were sewn together leaving a small opening for inserting an 18 gauge wire. Then sewing the opening closed.
If you fan of stripes, you’ll have no problem outfitting the whole street in striped shirts for bandit costumes. The bandit bags can be purchased from any craft store, we printed a $ sign on the computer and used it as a stencil to make the bags. What do you think? Do you dress up with your family or friends? What ideas do you have up your sleeve for family costumes this year?
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