It took me about the entire month to plan/make/and finish everyone's costume but a month well worth it.
First off is Ducati.
This helped me alot on time.
So total cost for Ducati's cost $2.50.
He's so funny. He originally told me that he's too old to dress up for Halloween. When I asked him how he was going to get candy he informed me that he'd just eat Ducati's gluten candy. hahaha....he figured everything out. So I left it alone until we were invited to a Halloween costume party. When I told Mason about it and that he had to dress up he agreed. But he wanted something simple.
So I found an easy tutorial on Martha Stewart.com on animal hoodies. So Mason agreed to be this wolf. Easy enough for me.
So total cost of Mason's costume was $1.
She was going to be Diego orginially. Until she cut her hair herself. This meant I needed to even it out so her hair went short. Real short. So sometime last weekend she was trying on her costume mostly so I can see if there was something else needed when she started to cry. Mike and I comforted her and asked what's the matter.
She planned on being a butterfly. But when Mason was indecisive about dressing up Hailey volunteered to match him. Since he was going to be a wolf what better match up then Little Red Riding Hood.
I know Red wears ruffles and a corset but c'mon Hailey's 6. So I skipped the corset. Plus to keep the cost down most of her costume was stuff we had around the house. The basket I had already. She wore her black shirt and black leggings.
But I absolutely love it! As well as she did. So her cost for her costume was the $4.
Mike and I-
Alittle back story for those who don't get it. And don't worry if you don't get it right away. I didn't :-) Mike seen this photo on Pinterest and couldn't stop laughing.
Which lead for him to search for tons more. Who knew that Carmen and Waldo were lovers? But this lead to Mike wanting to be Waldo and Carmen for Halloween.
But the shirt....that was what took me so long. Retail these official Waldo shirts are around $30. I know for a shirt! So I searched for red striped shirts at Target, the thrift store, Walmart, etc. And I found some but just not the right shade of red. So I resorted to making him one. It took 2 shirts for me to be finally successful.
But it turned out great! Total DIY cost for Mike was $4.
Now for me. Being Carmen Sandiego was alittle harder than I thought.
After searching and searching I finally gave up and another friend offered to help me sew one. Something I was dreading. Not being with me friend. The sewing thing.
But this time instead of painted and having to wait 24 hours I just picked up a can of red spray paint from Wal-Mart. It took a couple of coats but after about 2 hours I was done. Now the ribbon/scarf. I picked up some yellow fabric from D.I. as well and just cut, hot glued, and then put my feet up. I was done with minutes to spare until our Halloween party.
DIY cost for my costume $3.
So total cost for all 6 people with 7 costumes $14.50.
Pretty good way on keeping cost down without it effecting these sweet smiles.