DIY Stick Figure Costume

Yep, today’s post is about DIY stick figure costumes from Halloween 2014! Better late than never, right?  You can pin it now, and thank me later! So, the stick people idea has been lingering in my head since 2012 when I bought the black one piece spandex things for Andy and I. I attempted to stitch the glow sticks to the outfit a few hours before we were supposed to leave and well, that was an epic craft fail. Not to worry, we whipped up a 70 year old and a 70’s girl costume in 5 minutes flat and Halloween-ed it up!

I was prego for Halloween 2013 and wasn’t feeling the spandex suit, ha! (We went as Bob Ross, Happy Tree, and a squirrel) So, Halloween 2014 I was bound and determined to figure out these stick figure costumes! It worked, but there were issues. Here’s what you need:

  • Black pants and shirt (or full body spandex if you’re feeling wild and crazy.)
  • A minimum of 14 necklace size glow sticks per adult costume (I’d buy a few extra packs just to be safe, a few of our packs had bad sticks that didn’t glow.)
  • Clear packing tape

DIY Stick Figure Costume

 

In theory, it’s really easy… Just layout your black attire and use your clear packing tape to tape on the glow sticks in a stick figure shape. Now step into your masterpiece and tape on your stick head. I literally just taped it to my forehead and chest. So, in the dark, your stick figure is awesome. See below. But, in the light, you look like a hot mess. This costume is perfect if you’re a kid and running from house to house in the dark or an adult attending a Halloween party where you are 100% sure it will be very dark. A few other things to consider:

  • Bring extra packing tape, your limbs will start falling off
  • You make a crinkle tape sound with every step you take
  • Bring extra glow sticks because some of them just don’t last very long

 

DIY Glow in the dark Stick People

Here is a close up of how much tape I used on my chest:

DIY Stick figure costume

And to see the DIY glow in the dark stick person in all of its glory, watch and listen to the crazy crinkle sounds you make:

In the end, I decided to ditch the glow in the dark stick figure costume and put on my can of coke costume from the night before! I love the idea, but it is not the most practical costume I’ve ever made! In conclusion, this is an awesome last minute costume idea for a kid who is going to run from house ot house in the dark and is not self conscious about spandex!

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Halloween 2014 {DIY Halloween costumes}

Halloween 2014 rocked the DIY Halloween costumes! I’m always so impressed and inspired and just want to high five everyone who makes their own costumes. And take their pictures, ha!  Andy and I went as Crown and Coke to 3 Halloween parties last week! Grammy (or Bubbie), we are letting Maxwell decide on that one, came to babysit her favorite (and only) grandson on Friday night so that Andy and I could enjoy a baby free evening dressed up like beverages (good thing Maxwell’s parents are so mature?!).  We once again attempted the glow in the dark stick figure costumes. I’ll share the truth about glow in the dark stick figures soon (sneak peek). Last minute, we threw on the DIY Crown and Coke costumes from Wednesday night and called it a day! Oh and if you are new here, here’s Halloween 2013 and Halloween 2012. And not to worry, our son did not miss out on Halloween excitement, here are his 6 DIY baby costumes!

DIY Halloween costumes

We’re lucky and have super crafty and creative friends… so I thought it would be fun to share some of their genius DIY costume ideas! Tabitha put together a super clever costume. Can you guess what she is?

DIY Halloween costumes

She even made her “Press” button out of a stick on light, like this! Tabitha used stickers to spell “Press”, taped the outside of the light, and spray painted the entire thing red! Pretty clever, huh? Oh and if you still don’t get it, she was a french press! If you guessed right, she offered you a chocolate covered espresso bean from the cappuccino cup in her hand! Interactive costumes are pretty fun! Here’s another DIY couples costume that kids of 80’s will appreciate:

DIY Halloween costumes

Quail Man and Patty Mayonnaise from the Nickelodeon cartoon, Doug! I kind of loved that show. And Rugrats too. Although, I was not a fan of Ren and Stimpy. One of the hostesses with the mostess, Rachelle and her roomie, Kim (Happy 30th!) whipped up this clever couples costume from a 1991 movie, Thelma and Louise! They even DIY’ed the cardboard car!

DIY Halloween costumes

Here’s a better picture of Louise (and the coke can and french press)!

DIY Halloween costumes

 

Also in attendance were 2 Sriracha bottles!

DIY Halloween costumes

 

And how cute is this? A Sriracha bottle and Rooster as a couples costume keeping things spicy! (Last year Rick and Emily were the stars of the movie, The Birds!)

DIY Halloween costumes

 

We also had a New York City tourist that stumbled into the party (here’s our friend Sabin as a tourist a few years ago)!

DIY Halloween costumes

 

Remember chia pets? Check out this DY Halloween costume:

DIY Halloween costumes

 

And who doesn’t love the movie, The Princess Bride? How cute are Buttercup and Wesley?!

DIY Halloween couples costumes

I’m not going to lie, I suck at pop culture and have never even heard of this movie, Moonrise Kingdom. But, after a quick google search they clearly nailed the Moonrise Kingdom couples costume! And I need to see this movie!

DIY Halloween couples costumes

 

And last but not least, the hostesses of Halloween par-tay numero dos, rocked Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Seriously! How awesome do they look?!

DIY Halloween couples costumes

 

And just for fun, here’s the Coke can, Buttercup, Rooster, and Louise getting photobombed!

DIY Halloween costumes

 

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween! And have you ever seen the movie, Moonrise Kingdom? Did you love the cartoon Doug? Did you guess Tabitha’s french press costume? I’d love to hear…