Halloween 2013 {homemade Halloween costumes}

There are only 359 days until Halloween 2014! I’m already getting exciting, ha! And I’ll have a 7 month old bambino to DIY up another costume!  And Halloween is on a Friday night, which is always good. Anyhow, my party throwing friend, Rachelle, threw one heck of a Halloween/ b-day for her roomie bash last Thursday. I wanted to share all of the awesome DIY costumes with y’all! Here’s Andy, me, and the squirrel in our homemade Halloween costumes. I’d say only 60% of people knew who Bob Ross was, and if Andy wasn’t standing next to me, people were kinda confused about what the heck I was, ha! Oh well, I love Bob and our squirrel!

DIY adult group costume ideas

 

Here’s a unique  DIY couples costume, tandem bicycle racers complete with a cardboard bike!

DIY adult Halloween costume

One of my personal faves was a fellow prego’s unicorn costume! Check out that little horn poking through the belly! Oh, the cuteness. (Here are 22 more DIY pregnant Halloween costume ideas!)

DIY pregnant Hallwoeen costume

The hostess with the mostess, her boyfriend, Andy, and her sweet pup, Gigi, were the 3 amigos! They rented their costumes from the most awesome costume store in all of the land, Lucy in Disguise, here in Austin. Pretty dang cute, if you ask me!

DIY adult Halloween costumes

 

Rachelle is the queen of costumes, and I must show you the costume she wore to work the day before. I already posted it on my instagram feed, it was so cute! It’s Elliot and E.T.!

DIY adult Halloween costume

Speaking of clever friends, Sabin (who was a DIY tourist a few years back) and Tabitha, were Batman and Indiana Jones this year.

DIY adult Halloween costumes

The best part was that there was another Indiana Jones couple at the party and John crafted up an Arc of the Covenant and brought a girl to fight over, ha!

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Here’s Indiana peeping into his candy/ light filled Covenant… 
DIY adult Halloween costumes

Besides being graced with the presence of 2 Indiana Jones’s, Batman, and Bob Ross, we had lots more famous people show up… Here are Kayne West and Kim Kardashian…

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And M.I.A. the rapper even made an appearance!

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Oh and the star of the movie, “The Birds”. Emily’s pose is awesome.

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Genna Davis came dressed in her Rockford Peaches uniform… Isn’t she cute!

DIY adult Halloween costumes

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What were you and the kiddos for Halloween this year? Did you DIY costumes? I’d love to hear…

Psst… here’s the low down on Halloween 2012. And just for fun, here are 29 more DIY adult costumes and 29 DIY kid costumes!

DIY Dorobek family costume 2013

It’s almost Halloween! Oh candy and costumes, and pumpkins galore… how I heart this time of year! And since we bought a real house (vs our  condo) in a real neighborhood this will be the first year we (fingers crossed) have tricker or treaters! I’m assuming tricker treaters end at 8p and then it’s on to costume party extravaganza, hosted by my party throwing bestie, Rachelle! After last years glow stick people mis hap, I was determined to make that happen this year. But, then I saw this little pin from this awesome blog post and decided I was over glow stick people. After all, I wrote a whole post last year, wishing Bob a happy 70th birthday (he was born on 10-29-42). Check out that post, and you have to watch the remix in #3, you won’t regret it. Since I’m pregnant (19 weeks!), I really wanted to find a way to incorporate the bambino into our costumes. Thus, the squirrel in my happy little tree! I give you, Bob Ross, a happy little tree, and a squirrel… our first little DIY family Halloween costume!

 

DIY family costume: Bob Ross, Happy Little Tree, and a Squirrel

 

The best part is the costumes are pretty dang easy to make. Well, Andy’s is super easy… the only thing we had to buy was a brown afro!  Here’s what you need to make all 3 costumes:

  • Brown long sleeve giant man’s t-shirt (This was harder to find than I thought! I finally got one at Walmart for less than $8.)
  • 4 pieces of felt
  • Sewing machine
  • Sharpie marker
  • One fall branch limb from Hobby Lobby (It was all 40% off this week.)
  • Cardboard
  • Paint/ nail polish/ paint pens
  • Paint brush
  • Jeans, blue button down, brown belt, brown afro

I bought those fun “tree finger gloves” from Target, but ended up taking them back and using my bare hands and painted orange nails! The gloves were awkward, and I wanted to be a fall tree not a bright green tree. I also wanted to be able to use my hands.

DIY family Halloween costume

 

I googled “cartoon squirrel” and doodled a simple image on paper to have something to mimic in felt. I used fabric scissors and started cutting my felt pieces.

DIY family Halloween costume

 

 

I was going to use glue to attach the squirrel to the black tree hole, but then decided to just add a few stitches. I stitched up his tail, attempted to use the fancy star stitch on my machine for eyes, and sewed around the belly circle. Then I had to make the tree dress! Oh and I attempted to use real acorns, but opted for a giant felt acorn, it was cuter!

DIY family Halloween costume

 

I’ve sewn a few costume  “dresses” from giant men’s t-shirts. Like my indian and Wilma costume of Halloween pasts. I just buy the biggest, cheapest t-shirt I can find, and sew up the sides. Nothing fancy. I turned the shirt inside out, tried it on, and declared I needed to take in about 4 inches from both sides. I used a white pencil to give me a kind of guide line and then I sewed it up.

DIY family Halloween costume

After I sewed up one side, I folded the shirt in half, and used that as a guide for the other side. This is not a perfect method, but it works! And the whole dress took me about 45 minutes to make. The arm pits were a little tricky, and they still look wonky if you look close, but who cares! I’m a happy little tree!

DIY family Halloween costume

 

After the dress is sewn, I used a good ol’ Sharpie to make bark! I doodled bark all over the t-shirt. Front, back, and sleeves. Then, I hand stitched the squirrel to the shirt. I wanted that to be easily removable in case I jut need a tree costume with no squirrel in the future. You never know, ha!

DIY family Halloween costume

 

Making my branches was really easy! I just cut up the one strip I bought from Hobby Lobby into 5 smaller pieces. I have a head piece, 2 bracelets, and 2 shoulder pieces I attached with safety pins. Andy had most of his costume in his closet, we just had to hunt for the brown Afro, which we finally found at a one of those big box costume stores for $15 and I made him a painters pallet out of cardboard. I used a Sharpie to outline a bean shape, and cut it with an XACTO. It’s a giant piece of cardboard I use to spray paint lots of things, so the left over paint marks worked out perfectly!

DIY family Halloween costume

 

Since Bob was painting a happy little fall tree, I gave him a fall color palette. Here’s Bob in full costume. That beard came in handy!

DIY Bob Ross adult Halloween costume

 

And here’s Bob painting the squirrel! I can’t believe we find out the gender of this little guy next week!

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A few more fun pictures from our Halloween photo shoot we did with a tripod and camera on a timer in our backyard! Bob’s a very good painter…

DIY family Halloween costume

 

It’s a baby squirrel… ahhh!

DIY family Halloween costume

 

I’m 19 weeks pregnant, and I have gained 9 lbs. The bump is definitely visible to me, but to others it just looks like I ate to much pizza, ha!

DIY family costume: Bob Ross, Happy Little Tree, and a Squirrel

One more pic with Bob looking at the camera and me smiling nicely:

DIY family costume: Bob Ross, Happy Little Tree, and a Squirrel

And there you have it, the first Dorobek family of 3 Halloween costume! Wanna see our DIY Halloween costumes from years pasts? We’ve been Dorothy (DIY) and tin man (bought), lady bug (DIY) and sumo wrestler (bought at Good Will), Fred and Wilma (DIY), and 70 year old man and 70′s hippie (DIY)! Happy almost Halloween, friends!

 

Psst… here are 22 more DIY pregnant Halloween costumes!

 

Last minute homemade Halloween costumes

Need some last minute homemade Halloween costumes? I’ve got you covrered! The following 11 costumes can be put together in 3o minutes or less with things you probably have one hand.

Last minute homemade Halloween costumes ideas

1. American Idol contestant costume- You can wear what you’re wearing to work and just print out the Golden Ticket and your American Idol contestant number!

Homemade Halloween costumes

2. Tourist costume- The fanny packs, camera, passport around the neck, sneakers and tall socks, and hat are essential for the tourist costume!

Last minute DIY Halloween costumes

3. Old man or woman costume- We happen to have everything on hand for the grandpa costume, but you might need to make a quick run to Godo Will for some fancy grandpa plaid pants, ha!

Last minute DIY Halloween costumes

4. Stick figure costume- Check out her post with details about a whole family of stick figures! White clothes and black electrical tape are the key ingredients to this homemade Halloween costume!

Homemade Halloween costumes

5. Hashtag costume- It’s a super #simplecostume. All you need is white pasteboard, sharpie, and a way to hang it!

Last minute homemade Halloween costumes

6. Flo the Progressive Girl- Gotta have the white apron, I love insurance button and a “Flo” name tag!

Last minute DIY Halloween costumes

7. Crazy cat lady costume- You might not have all of these items on hand, but a quick trip to Good Will and you’ll be set! I promise Good Will won’t be out of old lady dresses, ha!

Homemade Halloween costumes

 

8. Lady bug costume- All you need is a red dress, black felt and lady bug wings. You can find the wings for cheap at any Halloween store.

Last minute DIY Halloween costumes

9. Words with Friends- You’ll need a few friends to play with you (pun intended!) But, it’s super easy to make!

 

Last minute halloween costumes

 

10. Waldo or Wenda- The red and white striped shirt and hat is a must. A camera around the neck would be good to!

Last minute halloween costumes

 

11. Bank robbers- Black and white striped shirts, black pants, black beanies, mask and of course a money bag for all of your stolen loot!

Last minute halloween costumes

 

Happy alsmost Halloween, y’all! Here are 29 more DIY adult costumes and 29 DIY kid costumes!