DIY Costumes

This is becoming one of our things, the kids and I making serious Halloween Costumes!  It started with their own leather (pleather from Target) jackets and real bull whips to add to their Indiana Jones Halloween costumes.  The following year, they wanted to be a "real" Military Lego Minifigure and Icee Polar Bear. Went to the army surplus store to buy an actual military dress uniform and sized it and fit it to a custom foam board body we constructed.  Went to the Brookfield Zoo to purchase a polar bear mask & paws.  Still needed to make the fur hat, hind paws and Icee Letterman sweater and awesome Icee Trick or Treat Bag.  Last year it was a Pokemon Card, a specific card mind you and a different Lego Minifigure, the Lego Robot. This year, it was Steve and an Enderman from Minecraft, again with specially designed Trick or Treat bags and accessories.  The products the kids love, come to life, their obsession of the year seems to crescendo into Halloween costumes.  We usually buy some store bought  pieces and add to the costume with some homemade accessories. The accessories are where it is at, the kids keep coming up with items to add, making their costumes more unique and their very own. 

Ingredients: Store bought finds + handmade crafting + DIY instructables + alot of foam core + glue gun+ cutting + pasting + patience + most importantly + kids imagination!

 Enderman & Steve from Minecraft

Enderman & Steve from Minecraft

 Enderman and his Grass Block Trick or Treat Bag.  Enderpearl inside. 

Enderman and his Grass Block Trick or Treat Bag.  Enderpearl inside. 

 Steve Head to Toe with Custom  Iron Armor and Treasure Chest and Diamonds & Golden Apple inside. 

Steve Head to Toe with Custom  Iron Armor and Treasure Chest and Diamonds & Golden Apple inside. 

 Pokemon Card & Lego Robot

Pokemon Card & Lego Robot

 Lego Robot

Lego Robot

 Pokemon Card

Pokemon Card

 Icee Polar Bear & Military Lego Figure

Icee Polar Bear & Military Lego Figure

 Looked all over for this exact color, finally went to Army Surplus and cut and sewed an actual dress military uniform to fit the foam core body we created.

Looked all over for this exact color, finally went to Army Surplus and cut and sewed an actual dress military uniform to fit the foam core body we created.

 Particularly liked the Lego head we made with the cap of the yellow spray paint used to paint his head.

Particularly liked the Lego head we made with the cap of the yellow spray paint used to paint his head.

 Icee with is custom Trick or Treat bag

Icee with is custom Trick or Treat bag

 He's the Icee Polar Man! 

He's the Icee Polar Man!