The details

You know…in case any of you ever get crazy enough to want to make these same costumes.

Macy’s “cute” vampire:

  • Black shirt and leggings she already owned
  • Sparkly red shoes – reused from last year’s Dorothy costume, originally purchased at Target.
  • Tutu – used this tutorial
  • Cape from Simplicity # 5927 – The pattern called for 13.25 yards of trim. There were also supposed to be horizontal lines of sequins and some on the collar, but there was no way that was happening with the 13.25 yards. FabriTac worked way better than the hot glue gun for attaching the sequins.
  • Long black wig – found at the grocery store
  • Creepy make up from a kit and cheap vampire teeth

Keller and Campbell’s Mario Brothers:

  • Overalls from McCall’s #4644 – I lengthened the back straps and squared off the front bib part. I also added facings (the pattern is made for fleece) and the chest pocket.
  • White magic stretch gloves – I bought mine on Amazon.
  • Long sleeve tees in bright red and green – I bought mine from
  • Baseball caps from Oriental Trading – I had to buy a dozen. If anyone needs a freaking ugly hat in red, green, yellow, orange, black or blue…let me know! I free handed the M and L circle logos and then used Wonder Under to make them. I used FabriTac to glue them to the hats.
  • Mustaches – also from Oriental Trading
  • Wigs – found at Dollar Tree, they were originally red and yellow striped. I spray painted them black.

Bennett’s Toad:

  • Toad hat – modified from this idea in Family Fun. It’s basically a sombrero and bubble wrap. I glued on the red circles with more of the FabriTac. That stuff got a work out this year.
  • Vest – made from red felt with yellow felt trim. I looked at a pirate vest from several years ago and figured out how to shape the pieces from that. It took 3 tries, but felt is cheap and wide, so I had plenty.
  • Pants – white knit. I traced a pair he already owned and made them puffier and put elastic at the bottom.
  • Shirt – I used a long sleeved onesie I already had and dyed it. I used Rit Liquid in tan and just dipped it ’til it looked to be a good skin color.
  • Brown shoes – we already owned, but they’re Pedipeds if you think you need some.
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  1. you so totally rocked this. seriously. toad is my hand’s down fav. that hat slays me.

  2. awesome costume! I might do my hubby as mario, me as princess peach, and my daughter as something else…haven't decided! thanks for the good idea!

  3. I always spent my half an hour to read this blog’s posts every
    day along with a cup of coffee.

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