OMG. Halloween. Definitely one of my favorite celebrations of the year since I was like 5 and my step dad made me the sickest, full-size M&M costume totally from scratch. And you wonder where I get my DIY spirit. Pah. Even though I'm pretty sure that my blogger card would be immediately revoked if I said that I didn't enjoy making my own Halloween costume each year, it's pretty obvious that I. freaking. love. it. I'm definitely one of those wack jobs bringing up Halloween costume ideas to Sam in the middle of dinner, in like, May. #Sorrynotsorry. He's used to it by now, trust me.
Last year, we dressed up as contestants from our favorite game show in the world which is The Amazing Race (sorry, Survivor). We had a large number of people come up to us as we were eating our way through bars downtown that night and complimenting our DIY costumes. It didn't hurt that I forced Sam to wear his hiking backpack the entire duration of dinner.
We usually try to motivate Oliver to join in on the holiday spirit but, most of the time he's a party pooper and would rather not wear a sparkly bow tie or a DIY sumo wrestling diaper. Oh well. This year, we've already begun DIYing our costume per usual so, I figured that you should join in on the fun, too.
So, in true AEE fashion, today I've rounded up my top 15 favorite DIY Halloween costumes to serve as inspiration for you. Enjoy!
Where's Waldo / Say Yes
Birthday Cake / Studio DIY
Marie Antoinette Costume / The House That Lars Built
DIY Rag Doll Costume / A Beautiful Mess
DIY Fries (Before Guys!) / Studio DIY
The Grand Budapest Hotel / Sugar and Cloth
Butterfly and Lepitopterist / Julie Ann Art
DIY Milkshake Costumes / Studio DIY
Goldilocks & The Three Bears / A Beautiful Mess
Moonrise Kingdom / Say Yes
DIY Taxidermy Deer Costume / The Merrythought
Alice in Wonderland / Say Yes
DIY Disco Ball / Studio DIY
DIY Penny Costume / The Merrythought
Pizza Slice + Delivery Boy / Studio DIY
Which costume is your favorite? Have you made a DIY Halloween costume like one of these before? Can you guess what Sam and I are going to dress up as for Halloween this year?
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XO Anna Elizabeth
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