I really thought this was the year that our family halloween costumes would go out the window. I floated a couple ideas by the kids and they didn’t bite on any of them, go figure. Life was busy and I was to the point of letting kids pick out of our collection stored in the attic.
I had three kids approach me separately and ask why we weren’t doing family costumes. Because no one could agree and we were running out of time!!
I threw one more idea out there and showed some pictures I found as examples and most were sold on the idea. After a decent sales pitch of telling them they could personalize their costume, the last few holding out jumped on board.
I introduce you to the stick family – coming to a mini van near you. 🙂
Little Brother Stick Boy
Ninja Stick Boy
Surfer Stick Boy
Soccer Stick Boy
Tennis Stick Girl
Domestic Goddess Stick Girl
Business Man Stick Guy
Like I mentioned before, time was short and these costumes were cheap and easy.
Old Navy delivered white leggings for all the kids and Target delivered white long sleeve shirts.
Three rolls of $.97 electrical tape from Home Depot was enough for seven costumes. I drew the heads in Adobe Illustrator and had them printed at Staples as an engineering prints and mounted them on poster board. We attached knit headbands to the cardboard and we wore the headbands like a sweat band which is how the heads stayed in place.
I know our tradition of a family themed costume will eventually die – but this was not the year!
These are so creative!!! Wonderful job once again. I always look forward to seeing what you guys do for Halloween!
Thank you! We’ll do it as long as the kids can agree to it!
You do amazing family costumes! I also look forward to your halloween costume post every year! Nice work!
Thank you! I’m glad we didn’t give it up this year!
I’ve been looking forward to this post!! Your creative skills amaze me.
Love it!! We’re going to try it too. Thanks for all the photos. One big question…how did you go about attaching the headbands? Your a costume goddess : )
We bought wide cloth headbands and we duct taped them to the back of the poster board and then put the headband around our forehead and back of head. I hope that makes sense!
Yes perfect! Thank you for getting back with me. We just made all our heads and cut them out. So much fun!! : )
Hi, was electric tape holding well to the clothes? I have made a test now and it feels like the tape will fall off immediately. What is your experience?
Our electric tape stayed on the whole evening without coming off.