We’re going to kick off this year’s Halloween costume roundup with the most topical costume of all:
Ebola virus costume by Bindlestiff (Instructables)
Yes, you knew it had to happen–the Ebola virus costume. Actually, considering the other Ebola costumes out there, I rather like the science theme that this one brings to the table. Perhaps science-themed costumes will become a trend with people dressing up like bacterium.
Copenhagen Row House costume created by Brittany Watson Jepsen.
Awesome cardboard row house costumes made by Brittany Watson Jepsen. See the whole story behind the costume on her blog, The House That Lars Built.
National Public Radio listener Heather Nicole Artrip costumed as Mother Earth.
Heather made her beautiful Mother Earth costume from thrifted items (“boo-cycling” as NPR’s Protojournalist Linton Weeks terms it). Although she made it for last year’s Halloween, Heather didn’t get to wear her costume outside the house because she went into labor and had her son on Halloween. Read the whole story here and look for Heather’s addendum in the comments section.
Most epic parent-child costume of all. Tom Burns as Princess Leia and his daughter as Han Solo (Oct. 2014).
When Tom’s daughter wanted to be Han Solo for Halloween and requested that he accompany her as Princess Leia, Tom did what any 21st century dad would do: he dressed up as Leia Organa. Read the full blog post here. A Star Wars hoodie forms the basis of his outfit.
Angie from Waukee, Iowa made these awesome Snap, Crackle, Pop costumes for her three kids. Posted on Coolest-Homemade-Costumes.Com (Oct. 2014).
This adorable trio costume features Snap, Crackle, and Pop from Kellogg’s Rice Crispies. Here’s the link to the full description of this great costume. If you haven’t visited Coolest-Homemade-Costumes.Com before, I highly recommend it as a source for costume ideas.
A last minute saguaro cactus costume designed by xxlauraxx (Instructables).
Here is a a fabulous and unique cactus costume made by Instructables user xxlauraxx. The spines are ruffles that Laura sewed onto a green hoodie. She then added ribbon flowers to the hood. I would definitely vote for adding red mittens as cactus fruit. Read Laura’s tutorial here.