I love me some Halloween! Strangely, it’s my favorite holiday. I love the costumes, I love the creativity, I love the decorations, and I love candy! I was looking through old pictures and laughing at some of our family’s group costumes. I’ve been doing it since the kids were born. Each week until Halloween, I’ll share a family Halloween costume and how we threw it all together. This week’s theme – Alice in Wonderland!
Alice in Wonderland Family Halloween Costume
Me- Tweedle Dee
Husband- Tweedle Dum
Daughter #1- Mad Hatter
Daughter #2- Alice
Daughter #3- Cheshire Cat
Sorry the photos are not up to par. I only had 3 children, so this was a long time ago before I had a cell phone to do my fancy photo taking for me. When we do a family costume, we often mix and match store-bought costumes and some DIY.
All my daughters costumes were purchased. I usually use sites like Halloween Express, Target, Spirit of Halloween, Disney Store, and Amazon. There are a lot of options. I’m pretty sure I went with this theme, because the Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter was on clearance. Then I built around those two costumes for the rest of the idea. Plus we were headed to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World.
Adding accessories can make the costumes stand out, too. I bought striped tights for Mad Hatter just to make it crazier, and I made sure Alice in Wonderland was wearing Mary Jane shoes.
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum DIY Costumes
Some of my favorite costumes are DIY. They don’t have to be perfect. I use simple things, because I do not have sewing skills. My husband and I bought red shorts and yellow t-shirts. We printed Tweedle graphics on iron-on dark t-shirt transfer paper, and made bows and collars out of felt. We glued the bow to the collar and then used velcro to fasten the collar over the t-shirt. We purchased red hats (my go-to cheap hats are found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels) and used a pipe cleaner and hot glued it to the top. We cut out the little flag shape out of craft foam. Craft foam saves the day in many circumstances!
I hope you’ll enjoy this series. I’m thankful all my children still enjoy having a family Halloween costume theme. They like to give their input and help find the pieces for their costumes. I love the memories and cherish the family time. Boo to you!