I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!
Today I’m sharing costumes that I made for my two girls a couple of Halloweens ago. They were just in LOVE with LaLaLoopsy Dolls at the time (Anna and Elsa have since stolen their hearts), so I made them these fun costumes to wear for trick-or-treating.
I know some people are really creeped out by these dolls and their big dark button eyes that resemble some sort of black hole of death, but I just saw the cute stitches and silly hair and was smitten.
For the girls’ makeup, I gave them light pink cheeks with acrylic paint I had on hand and winged out some eyeliner for fun looking doll lashes. No black eyes!
The wigs were a last minute do or die moment of desperation. It all started with my extreme frugality. I had used coupons at Joann’s on the fabric and had each dress done for around $20, then when I went looking for the wigs, I about crapped my pants when I saw the prices. They cost more than the dresses! So, I started to improvise on how I could make my own.
I found a tutorial online by Athena at The Owlchemist that used plastic mesh tubing covered in yarn and thought that looked pretty close to the real thing. So, off I rushed to craft store in a frenzy the day before Halloween to find mesh tubing. I searched high and low for the tubing to no avail, and finally had to scrap that idea.
By the way, it’s everywhere. I see it EVERYWHERE now. Michael’s has it on practically every endcap of every aisle of seasonal decor. Go figure.
After giving up on that one, I tried to glue yarn on a nylon stocking, Cabbage Patch Doll-style.
That was horrid. Much like the eighties. Too Raggedy Ann for me.
We attended a trunk-or-treat that evening and used it in a pinch while one daughter got spray on hair color.
Shame on me! I couldn’t handle it. I’m sure it’s just fine for the 99%, but I’m a neurotic perfectionist when it comes to these things.
That evening I went home trying to figure out how to make spiral shaped hair when an image much like this guy popped into my head:
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