Ive been saving the pictures from Halloween 2013 to post this year because on November 1st, no one wants to look at Halloween anymore. I on the other hand could look at Halloween inspiration everyday.
Last year Hudson, my now 4 1/2 year old son, chose our family costumes. He decided on his own that he wanted to be an astronaut. So we went with it, we were an out of this world Cosmic Family. His costume was super easy. Although I could have went a creative DIY route with it I decied a long time ago that its best to mix homemade with store bought to save time. So, Hudson’s costume was an offical NASA jumpsuit and a very awesome space helmet available still through NASA’s website, potter barn kids and various costume shops. DONE!
Jake was excited in implement a costume we’ve seen other families create as a space themed group, Mission Control. His costume was fairly easy to gather, real clothes and a few costume pieces like the headset and retro glasses. I found inspiration for the look from a gallery picture on NASA’s website, as well as a name badge to alter, I just plopped a pic of Jake in it and printed it in black and white.
We had to scratch our heads a little for Macy’s costume. She wasn’t as excited about the theme as the rest of us. But we found inspiration from Chanel Dror’s shooting star costume on CamilleStyles.com, a full DYI is on the link, check it out!
It was really right up Macy’s alley, it sparkeled and all we needed was a metalic leotard, ribbon and some glittery foam sheets. We scored a gorgeous mask too. Macy wanted a skirt instead of a unitard and I went with a multi star head band instead of a single star, I was inspired by this headpiece. (sorry the source has been lost).
I choose to be a martian AND the most exciting part for me was finding the best inspiration for a vintage martian. Not weird or scary alien, not sexy martian, just retro and just perfect!
These handmade costumes from the 60’s were found on Fritz Liess flickr site and he captions them saying that his mom made them for his cousin and she and her date won a costume contest at a dance. Of course they did! These are awesome!
So I had to make one for myself, which once again I dont really know how I did it, I just did. Without a pattern just from looking at these pics. It was time consuming but the other costumes werent so I had the time to really focus on mine. Making some changes like the length and head piece to suit me better.
Your getting a peek of my party table from our open house on Halloween night, there is more to come about my treats and decor finds!
Although there is always decor and good food at every holiday in our home, we really love Halloween because of the costumes. We’ve made it a big deal out of it since our college days and love that we could incorporate it into a family affair.
One of our most loved and also well published family costumes is our Wonderland Family, check it out!