A skeleton has come out of my closet and decided to make himself at home in our foyer. Which could only mean one thing! It’s time for the…
YEESSSSSSS! (Did you think by the way I started my first sentence that this post was going to be juicier than it really is? I know, skeletons coming out of the closet promises to be much more scandalous than the literal sense of a skeleton actually coming out of our closet. But I live with a hyper-organized neat freak so there’s no room for skeletons to be hiding other than the one guy sitting on that bench up there, and even he looks a little bored with the lack of scandal. Sorry to disappoint.)
Back to the post! Today I have for you some fan-freaking-TASTIC Halloween costume ideas!
I love that you guys – my awesome readers – are all across the board: singles, parents, expectant moms, dads, DIY-ers and more…so I have something for everyone here! You’ll find baby costumes to adult costumes, G-rated to R-rated, and even a few pet options. Seriously, where else can you go to get everything from the beautiful, classy, Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfasts at Tiffany’s” costume, to a giant, human-sized pair of boobs?! No one else can give you that kind of diversity. NO ONE!
And don’t worry, the DIY’s in here are actually DIY-able. And reading through them brought back a childhood memory:
I was pulling together a witch costume when I was a kid, only to realize at the last minute that I didn’t have black shoes to wear with my costume. I was devastated! But then, my dad came to the rescue: he produced a can of black spray paint from the garage, took one of my old pair of white sneakers, and – lo and behold! – my night was saved. So what if I walked around all night inhaling paint fumes along with my Kit Kats? My dad was my Halloween hero! But if DIY just isn’t your style, don’t worry – there are tons of other options here, too.
And so, without further ado, here are my top picks for Best Halloween Costumes for 2014!
Best Halloween Costumes for 2014
Mouse Trap. This one is PERFECT for the tot who’s still too small to be walking around for long periods of time, yet big enough to want to be a part of the action.
It’s a DIY made by a guy named Jeff from Ohio, and you can check it all out here.
Just a couple of boobs. I’m not really sure why this one is making me laugh as hard as it is. Aren’t I like, over 30? With a small child? But seriously, how can you not find this hilarious?! Now, the trick would be to – wait for it – stay together all night. Hopefully you and your partner are of similar height, or else you’ll appear lopsided, and – wait, never mind – even more realistic! (And if you happen to spill something on yourself? Well then just go ahead and call yourself a nursing mom.)
*Note: I found this image on Pinterest but it seems I can’t trace it back to any website, but if you attempt to DIY this, PLEASE send me pictures.
Baby Chewbacca. You tell me: who doesn’t love a baby Chewbacca?? YOU TELL ME!
Baby Burrito. If you have a super little guy at home, and you use swaddles, you already have a built-in costume! I found this one from Ellen’s website, which explains its pure awesome-ness.
Baby Frankenstein. Your little monster is alive!!!!!!
Zombie Alien Puppet Costume: OK, so this one isn’t really for a baby, it’s actually a zombie puppet – a freaking puppet! – for a mom or dad to carry around. But what it should really be called is the perfect way to bug people out when they excitedly ask, “Can I see the baby?!” Oh, the fun you could have with this one!! Never mind Halloween, I’d buy it to keep it around for any time of year, just in case you want to watch someone literally poop their pants!
Zombie Alien Puppet Costume Price: $24.99
Leg Lamp from “A Christmas Story”. You can totally DIY this; just hit up any local warehouse and purchase an inexpensive lampshade, staple some black fringe to it (you can find it at a fabric store), and pull on a pair of fishnets. Done!
Or go the easy route and by it on Amazon, here: Sexy Legs Lamp Shade Costume Dress Gold Color Womens Theatrical Costume
Elsa from Frozen. This may be your worst nightmare as a parent: you ask your little one what she (or he) wants to be this year for Halloween and she opens her little mouth and, as if in slow motion, out comes, “Elsa from Frozen!!”. You may wince and you may cringe, but to that I tell you, LET IT GOOOOO, LET IT GO! And just suck it up and buy the freaking costume. Here ya go: Disguise Disney’s Frozen Elsa Snow Queen Gown Classic Girls Costume, Medium/7-8
And of course, Don’t forget the tiara.
Olaf from Frozen. It seems Olaf is gaining just as much popularity this year as Elsa. If you want to buy the kids costume, you can do that here: Disguise Baby’s Disney Frozen Olaf Deluxe Toddler Costume,White,Toddler M (3T-4T)
OR, if you want to be a total freaking weirdo and bug out your neighbors and anyone else who crosses your path while taking your kids trick-or-treating, go ahead and buy yourself the adult Olaf costume (because nothing ups your status on the “Halloween creep-o meter” quite like walking around your neighborhood in a giant adult onesie!).
Just please, don’t do anything stupid, like get drunk and get it messy by rolling around in a pile of leaves or falling in the dirt too many times. Wait – please do those things. And send pictures.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This. THIS! When Miss P is a little older – maybe next year, or the year after – I may just have to copy this idea.
It’s adorable, classy, and oh-so-simple to DIY, but here is an Etsy shop if you want to make your life easy and purchase it: Audrey Hepburn Halloween Costume. She has sizes from newborn all the way to 6T.
Family of Bees. It’s all about protecting the bees this year! If you want the whole family to be involved, this idea is totally cute and G-rated. And, although it looks a bit involved, you can DIY it! Check out all the instructions, here.
If you aren’t up for the challenge, you can always purchase the costumes. Here’s the baby bee:
And here’s the Mama Bee!
And don’t forget the dog:
Baby Seahorse. As stated in one of my most favorite internet videos to date: “Seahorses. Fa-EVA.”
Sea Horse Bunting Infant Costume Price: $19.99
Dinky Dragon. I’m taking the liberty of saying that, if you are a mom and want to be Daenerys Qarth, one of the bad-ass bitches from Game of Thrones, your little one could be your dragon. And if you have triplets?? Well then here’s your whole costume. You are WELCOME. But even if you aren’t going for the GOT theme, your little one will still look adorable in this prehistoric getup.
Rocket Fueled Jet Pack. There are so many things I love about this costume: it’s not over-the-top, you can wear it with regular clothes, and it’s actually pretty simple to DIY. Just a couple of 2-liter bottles, some felt, cardboard, a little silver spray paint, and you’re good to go. I want to wear one of these! Find the instructions for it over at Doodlecraft, here.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume. Who would’ve thought they could make this kind of a comeback?!
Malificent. Because you’re a bad-ass bitch! Or maybe you’ve always wanted to be a dominatrix for Halloween, but need to keep it G-rated so you can wear it to your kid’s school’s Halloween parade. Because I’m pretty sure that’s what Disney did here, anyway, so you take that and you roll with it, sister!
Baby Yoda. Seriously, do you need me to give you a reason for this?!
Big Lebowski The Dude. You can buy this one, or DIY your own version of this! How hard can it be? A robe, a wig, and you get to walk around in your socks all night with your gut hangin’ out.
I Love Lucy. You can’t go wrong being Lucy, and everyone loves a redhead. And if you are married or dating, you’ve got yourself a built-in Ricky.
Minivan Stick Figure Family. If you are looking for a fun, cheeky family costume and are strapped for time, the classic minivan stick figure family is the way to go. Bonus points for getting away with costumes for the entire family on a budget! Get the DIY, here.
Mugatu. You are just dying to wear that outfit, and shout things like: “It’s that damn Hansel! He’s so hot right now!” and “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!!”
And if you have a little dog? Even better. Don’t forget to bring a warm latte to throw on someone (because we all know how that makes you farty and bloated).
Oh, and don’t forget…
Derek Zoolander. Come on, you know you’ve always wanted to spend an evening perfecting your best “Blue Steel” model stare. And what better pick-up line than this: “I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.”
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Juno. This might be the ultimate costume for the expectant mom, but just as cool if you aren’t expecting (soccer ball, anyone?). Not to mention that it looks soooo comfortable, and beats any attempt at “sexy nurse” or “stiletto woman”. Pull this together with items you already have on hand, or find specific Juno-related props here: Juno Costume Props
Beekeeper. Every locavore out there knows that beekeeping is all the rage now. Play the part this year (without getting stung). And a bonus: if you get involved in an awkward conversation that you are desperate to get out of, simply start flailing your arms around and run away, yelling something about “the hive turning on you!”.
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Johnny Cash and June Carter. Classic, adorable, and totally DIY-friendly. And really, what guy has to be convinced to be Johnny Cash for Halloween? If you’re naturally blonde, don’t worry; the perfect brunette wig here: brunette wigs
“Mummies”! Maybe your little ones are having a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween, or maybe this just looks as cool to you as it does to me. And I bet it’s fun because they can actually help you make it, and all it really involves is a white sheet. Get the full DIY instructions, here.
Awkward School Photo. The sweater. That smile. The laser-beam background. There is so much YES going on in this easy costume that I want to make one RIGHT. NOW! For me, this would be the ultimate “holy crap it’s last minute and I’m going to a party where I won’t know many people” costume, because while you’re standing there awkward in the corner since you don’t know anyone, you can just let that weirdo smile happen and not worry – you’d actually be in character! Perfect. And I can only imagine the “photo booth” style shenanigans that will erupt once the boozy mystery punch starts flowing and the cameras come out. OK now I really want to do this!
Little Paul Stanley. Because your little one wants to rock n’ roll all night tonight! (Sorry Mom and Dad!) Found this one over at supergoodybag.com.
The “I Don’t Do Halloween But I Will Wear One Festive Item” Costume Ideas
Fu Manchu Sunglasses set. Please do yourself a favor and get yourself a sunglasses and Fu Manchu set:
Cool Halloween Prop:
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First important question: have you seen this video?
I don’t own a Roomba, or a duck, but I absolutely own two loveable Maine Coons, one of which might hold still just long enough for me to get this shark costume on him:
Here is the shark-roomba costume: Zenness Adorable Blue Shark Pet Dog Costume Soft Cozy Hoodie Coat for Dogs and Cats (S(Neck:24cm x Body:23cm x Chest:36cm))
This is the only pet costume (aside from the Pug Bumble Bee costume I mentioned earlier), because I could really go crazy with this category and am trying to restrain myself.
And that brings my list to a close! As for us this year? I found a costume for Penelope over a month ago at a consignment sale, although now I’m trying to convince my husband to agree to the ‘Ace Ventura’ costume in this post. We even have those black boots for Penelope! But if not, I’m thinking Greg will maybe go for the Fu Manchu, and I just might purchases those skeleton stockings for myself so I can eat all the chocolate I can stuff in my mouth.
So….which one is your favorite? Are you DIY-ing it this year or buying your costume?