As Seen on the TODAY Show: Two Photo-Worthy Couples Costumes
If you’ve been following along on B+C, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been deep in DIY mode making Halloween costumes since — we’ll admit — JULY! We have a serious thing for all things Halloween but costumes are our jam.
Double-Stuffed OREO: This costume is a breeze to make and requires only two materials: cardboard and felt. We used the top of a coffee table to trace a large circle onto cardboard and then used a hot glue gun to attach black felt to both sides. Cut rectangles, circles, triangles and the letters for OREO out of gray felt to create the classic OREO pattern.
Finish off this costume by wearing all white. We suggest taking it one step further with white wigs and frosty makeup.
For a slightly more advanced DIY option, we created a couplescostume — Tom Hanks as Chuck and his BFF volleyball, Wilson. For Chuck’s look, get a caveman wig and a long fake beard. Pair with ripped up shorts, sandals and a FedEx box. Step it up with brown face paint for that disheveled I’ve-been-stranded-on-an-island-for-DAYS look.
Wilson’s costume takes a little more work but is 100% worth it. You know that yoga ball that hangs around the house? Well, you are going to take a trip back to elementary school and cover it with papier mâché. First, cover the ball with plastic wrap, then wrap it in newspaper dipped in a mixture of water and glue. Once it’s dry, use a box cutter to gently cut a seam down the back and a hole at the top and bottom so that you can remove your “volleyball” from the yoga ball. Spray paint white and use red paint to create Wilson’s face. Use fishing line to hold the ball on your shoulders and pair with a white dress underneath. Top off the costume with a high teased pony and driftwood in your hair.
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.