an easy halloween costume is my fave

October 30, 2012

I have to admit ever since I passed trick-or-treating age Halloween has been on the bottom of my fave holiday’s list. But it’s been pretty fun this year to have a baby to force into a funny costume. Hello (sad) strong man.

This costume is super easy to pull together. I actually only had to buy one item to make it work. Here’s what you’ll need for the look:

For the costume:
– striped one piece (this one is from Sparkle and Spin)
– white body suit
– socks (or cotton balls)
– piece of leather
– mustache
For the barbell:
– plastic baseballs (found at a party store)
– cardboard party horn (or a paper towel roll)
– black tights
– masking tape/washi tape

The costume is pretty self explanatory, just stuff the sleeves with socks for muscles and attach piece of leather with duct tape or velcro. The mustache can also be attached to the binky or drawn on with eyeliner so it doesn’t just get ripped off.

For the barbell I thought of several ways to create it but knew it would go straight to the mouth so I didn’t want to use paint or balloons (in case they popped!). I have to give Ryan credit for coming up with this method. First, strengthen the cardboard roll by wrapping in masking tape then attach the plastic baseballs to the two ends with the tape. Cover the baseballs with the material from a cut up pair of black tights. For a more finished look, go over the tape wrapped cardboard with decorative tape, tucking in and taping down the ends of the tight material.

There you go a very last minute, non-store-bought Halloween costume.


  • On October 30, 2012 , The New Diplomat's Wife said:

    he looks adorable, very clever!

  • On October 30, 2012 , Jocelyn Pascall said:

    I absolutely love it. How adorable and hilarious. Nice work.

  • On October 30, 2012 , Erica said:

    So cute, and so strong!! 😉

    I think holidays regain some magic when kids are there (even if the kids are less than thrilled with the costume and pictures…lol!) 🙂

  • On October 30, 2012 , Chelsea C. said:

    The best! This is so adorable and brilliant. And I love that he probably thinks his prop is a toy — so he’ll never set it down. Good on ya, girl!

  • On October 30, 2012 , Joy | Frock Files said:

    I love Halloween costumes with a sense of humor! I’m sure that your little muscle man will look back on these photos and laugh. Great creativity.

  • On October 30, 2012 , Amanda said:

    SUPER CUTE!!! I love non bought costumes ….Great job!!

  • On October 31, 2012 , Karen said:

    He is the cutest! Great idea and props to Ryan for figuring out the barbell.

  • On October 31, 2012 , Sharon Garofalow said:

    This is AMAZING!!! I didn’t imagine he could get any cuter but with a mustache and tiny baby muscles he is!!

  • On October 31, 2012 , Megan Lane said:

    Amazing. Especially with that expression in the first photo. I’m not much into Halloween either, but I think it wil be fun to dress our future kiddos.

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  • On October 31, 2012 , Kelly said:

    Haha so adorable! Little Parisian. J’adore.

    x Kelly

  • On October 31, 2012 , Judy said:

    This has to be the cutest and funniest costume I’ve seen this year. You did an amazing job!

  • On November 1, 2012 , lc | rebuild (health & home) said:

    Oh my goodness, I stepped away from blogging for a while when work got hectic (I used to be @ on the park)and I think the last time I was here I was so excited about your pregnancy. Now Baby Blodgett is here! With mustache! I love it. Congratulations, Melanie. The three of you make a beautiful family!

  • On November 1, 2012 , Susan said:

    Love it…so cute! Having children certainly helps us get into the halloween spirit 😉

  • On November 3, 2012 , Teresa said:

    Soooooo cute and what a good idea!!

  • On November 4, 2012 , Heather said:

    Oh that is fabulous!!

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    We’ve been looking for ideas for baby costumes for my sister’s triplets and ones that we can make ourselves are even better. This one is too cute!

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