When it comes to making聽Halloween costumes, we here at B+C do聽not mess around.聽And this mom and toddler costume is no exception. Because what聽parent doesn鈥檛 LOVE dressing as Sesame Street鈥檚聽famous bird with an adorable Elmo kid in tow?! Scroll on to find out how to DIY your own muppety, feather-filled聽family costumes.

DIY Big Bird and Elmo Sesame Street Halloween Costumes

We really went ALL-IN on Big Bird鈥檚 costume, so it felt the best *and* the most realistic to just buy the Elmo costume for the mini. Real talk: Who has time to make BOTH costumes? :) It鈥檚 okay because your mini will lose their minds when they see the life-like Elmo聽ensemble in person!

Materials and Tools:

Big Bird Sesame Street Halloween Costume

We found a short yellow dress from Goodwill, and then hot glued yellow boas all around聽it.聽For the headpiece, we glued the yellow feather clusters (which are clusters of feathers that are glued onto a solid structure like cardboard, so if you can鈥檛 find them to buy, you can make it yourself) back to back, leaving the bottoms open so they could be glued to the headband to make the feathers stand straight up. We added a few white feathers just like Big Bird has.

DIY Big Bird and Elmo Sesame Street Halloween Costumes GIF

To make the face, we copied Big Bird鈥檚 beak and eyes onto the coordinating foam pieces and then cut them out and glued them to the yellow headband. Hot glue a couple pieces of purple felt around the tights to create the ribs that Big Bird has on his legs. Throw on your gloves and a pair of yellow shoes and you are good to go.

Upload聽and tag us聽on聽Instagram聽using the聽hashtag #iamcreative! We would LOVE to see your聽mom and mini looks! Cuteness overload!聽

DIY Production and Styling:聽Misty Spinney

Models:聽Misty Spinney + Elijah

Photography: Kurt Andre

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