I have a deep love for Halloween and an even deeper love for family Halloween costumes. Now that Vera is getting older, she is starting to have an opinion (rightfully so) on what she wants to dress up as. I think my new challenge for all future costumes will be to center our family costume around whatever Vera wants to be (wait, what about when Landon picks his too?! Eek! We’ll cross that bridge when we get there).
Vera decided she wanted to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I ordered her costume on Amazon, but then went DIY crazy with the rest of us making myself into Ursula, Matt into King Triton, and Landon into Ariel’s little buddy Flounder!
Linking up what I ordered and summarizing what I DIY-ed to put these together!
THE LITTLE MERMAID ARIEL COSTUME
The one that started it all! Purchased her costume on Amazon and her wig was an Etsy purchase and was SO cute. It was made of yarn and was a hat making it much more comfy and functional for our chilly weather!
KING TRITON COSTUME
- Hair Wig: Elsa wig from Walmart
- Beard: DIY with white felt
- Arm cuffs: DIY from solo cups and gold duct tape
- Fins on waist & feet: DIY with teal felt & craft foam with sharpie lines
- Crown: DIY with gold glitter foam
- Trident: DIY with gold glitter foam & wooden dowel with gold duct tape
Amazon pants below were purchased in color “Lake Blue”. I got my husband his normal size Large which were fine to wear over a pair of jeans (they are very thin!) Muscle shirt also an Amazon find.
It was hard to find a true yellow sweatshirt, so I bought a baby girl hoodie & pant set from Amazon (link below) and only used the hoodie. Royal blue pants were hard to find too, so I got this Amazon two-pack that worked well! I added the felt and foam fins with hot glue to complete his costume.
This DIY Flounder costume ended up being perfect for the 18-month-old who really didn’t like having a bulky costume on (trust me, we know from experience in trying many on. Here are a few of the fails for proof. Saddest sea turtle ever 🙁 🙁
Did I have hesitations about being the family villain? Maybe. But it ended up being WAY fun and I was super proud with how the costume turned out!
Tentacles: DIY sewed 8 tentacles and attached them to a belt which was nice to be able to take them off (yes it was heavy!)
Necklace: DIY with gold glitter foam paper
Purple shirt, black dress and wig were all Amazon finds! (The wig was SUCH great quality!)
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