Happy Halloween, You Poor Unfortunate Souls! Ursula DIY Octopus Costume

Ursula DIY Octopus CostumeHappy Halloween! I know this is a little late-coming, but I hope you all enjoy this year’s Halloween costume — Ursula! I made the tentacles and hand-painted the dress, as well as creating the tiara (more on the mermaid crown to come!).

The Little Mermaid is my favorite movie of all time. It has amazing music, a brilliant aesthetic, and plenty of Disney magic. So this year, I decided to be Ursula and add some punk rock vibes to her normal octopus look. Here’s how I did it. Continue reading

Mary Poppins and the Dancing Penguin: Jolly Holiday Halloween DIY Costume

Mary Poppins CostumeI have always loved Mary Poppins white and red dress from the movie. It’s iconic and beautifully accented with pops of red. I have been hunting for a dress that would be passable for a Halloween costume forever, but Etsy sellers charge over $500 for a single dress — yikes!

I did not have $500 to spend on a replica from the movie, but I came pretty close and here’s the breakdown for prices:

  • Foam core board
  • White t-shirt (from men’s section at Walmart)
  • Red t-shirt
  • Red Ribbon
  • 2 rolls of tulle
  • White fabric paint
  • Red Buttons
  • Faux red roses
  • 2 yards white fabric
  • Lace ribbon
  • White gloves (from Daiso)
  • Lace parasol (optional)
  • Total:                                                                            $47.98
$2.99
$4.00
$4.00
$1.00
$8.00
$2.99
$2.00
$2.50
$12.00
$1.00
$1.50
$6.00 (with Michael’s coupon)

That’s less than $50!

Continue reading