Isn’t October just the best?! We love that crisp autumn weather, pumpkin carving, and PSLs, and of course, DIYing our very own Halloween costumes. But why settle for a trending look when you can take throwback movies, hit music videos, and everything in between into consideration for your holiday getup? This year, we’re really digging this mommy and me version of Edward Scissorhands and the dinosaur bush. ‘Cause tiny Johnny Depp. And ’cause cuteness overload. Scroll on to learn how to make this creative family costume.
Materials and Tools:
- green jumper
- spray adhesive
- dinosaur hat
- black hair spray (or wig for your mini)
- white dress shirt
- gray oversized pants and suspenders
- black shoes
- little black gloves
- 10 plastic knives
- silver spray paint
- black and silver glitter foam paper
- silver duct tape
Lay out the green jumper and spray the adhesive glue onto small sections. Stick the moss to the suit until it’s fully covered. Complete the same process on the dinosaur head as well. For your baby Edward, cut out little silver rings and dots to glue onto the black glitter foam paper and then glue that to an undershirt (this is Edward’s black armor that will peep through the button-up shirt).
Place the dress-up shirt over the undershirt and armor, leaving the top couple of buttons undone to show it off. To make the scissor hands, spray paint the knives silver and let them dry. Glue on silver handles that you cut out of the silver glitter foam paper. Put the black gloves on your little, and then use silver duct tape to wrap around his or her finger and knife. Do this on all fingers.
Spray paint your child’s hair and style it crazy like Edward’s, or get them a little black spiky wig if you think they will wear it.
Upload and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative! We would LOVE to see your mom and mini looks! Cuteness overload!
DIY Production and Styling: Misty Spinney
Models: Misty Spinney + Elijah
Photography: Kurt Andre
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