Posts Categorized: Costumes

Costumes + Design + halloween + Projects / Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014

2015 Halloween costume winners!

You guys really outdid yourselves this year. Standing ovation! It was tough choosing some of my favorite costumes, but here they are! I could only show a portion of them here on the blog. The rest I’m putting up on Pinterest. Check them all out here and of course on the hash tag #LarsHalloweenContest. 
Illustrator Roxy, of Roxy Marj, and her husband went as her character Bjorn the Woodsman and his cabin. How cute! 
Amber Dickson made French circus costumes for her adorable family. How sweet! 
We had a Simon and Garfunkel duo winner last year, but I can’t help but choose Karlee Bronson and her husband as the duo once again. It just kills me every time.

Aubrey Nelson made THE CUTEST Big Bad Wolf costume for her little guy. 
Jill Thomas’ Maleficent is so so good. 
I DIE over this cherubic owl costume from Kaitlyette on Instagram.
Becky Kimball’s strong man costume is beyond cuteness.

I have just started to watch Call the Midwife and I’m LOVING it. I love Sarajolie’s take on Jenny Lee’s costume.

How rad are these cardboard robot costumes from Chatter?!

Little baby Bjork in her swan dress, of course, by I am Ritzie
Tanya Bernardson made her daughter a Marie Antoinette based on my tutorial. How sweet!
The sweetest gold fish by Dana Made It
What does the fox say? Hum Stitchery makes the best costumes!

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Costumes + DIY + halloween + Party / Friday, 31 Oct 2014

Tortured Artist party films

For the entire month of October we featured our Tortured Artist party and brought you several spook-worthy ideas to recreate for your own dinner parties complete with invitations, menu cards, food ideas, costume ideas, and decor. This was one of my favorite collaborations ever as it brought together some of my favorite people for the sake of creating something gorgeous–always my goal.
Lucky for us, Trisha Zemp was there to film it. I present to you, the Tortured Artist Halloween party:
But what I always find more interesting is the behind the scenes. As you can see, there was a LOT going on!
A HUGE thank you to everyone involved. It takes a creative village.
Costumes by Hillary Gallup, Ashley Isenhour, Victoria Riza, Carli Randolf
Props from Mary Lee
Art directed by Brittany Jepsen
And so many other helpers and assistants. I know, crazy. Now, what did you think? What are you doing for Halloween??
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Costumes + DIY + halloween + Kids + Party + Projects / Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

DIY animal headwraps Part 2

Clearly, once I started making animal headwraps, I couldn’t stop! If you’re just joining, early today I introduced a series of animal headwrap twisty ties (see here) and today I’m finishing up with a few more. Get the pattern for all the animals here.
Get the fox costume look:
Get the puppy dog costume look:

Get the cat costume look: 
Get the donkey costume look:

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Costumes + halloween + Kids + Party + Projects / Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

DIY animal headwraps Part 1

Giraffe ears twisty headwrap
Are you ready for some cute?! K, I realize it’s the day before Halloween but there’s got to be someone who works like me and saves projects for the last minute, right? Anyone? You’re probably much more prepared than me. BUT, if you’re in a pinch and need some aid, consider this your go-to guide for a cute and simple costume. Remember the Easter bunny ears I made earlier this year? It’s basically a twisty headwrap where you change the points. Ever since then I’ve been wanting to make a whole slew of animals and saved the idea for Halloween. This project can be applied to basically any animal with ears. But really, they’d be great all year round, doncha think? 
To make the headwraps, follow the instructions here and use the patterns here.
My favorite favorite is the giraffe. I mean, it’s all about those ears, ’bout those ears, right?! 
Giraffe ears twisty headwrap costume
Giraffe ears twisty headwrap and costume

Giraffe costume get the look:
Top from Gap Kids (and it’s on sale!)
Bottoms from Target

Horse ears twisty headwrap
Horse ears twisty headwrap

Horse costume get the look:
Top from Gap (on sale!)
Bottoms from Gap 

Mouse ears twisty headwrap
Mouse ears twisty headwrap
Mouse ears twisty headwrap

Mouse costume get the look:
Tunic from Wunway
Leggings from Wunway

Panda ears twisty headwrap
Panda ears twisty headwrap
Panda ears twisty headwrap

Panda Costume get the look:
Black and white baseball tee from Amazon
Black leggings from Target

Pig ears twisty headwrap
Pig ears twisty headwrap
Pig ears twisty headwrap

Pig costume get the look:
Dress from Gap
Pink tights from Wunway

Photography by Trisha Zemp
Make up by Victoria Riza
Crafting by Brittany Jepsen
Thank you to our wonderful models M and E! 

Stay tuned for part 2 of the headwraps series! 

This post was brought to you in part by Wunway, one of my favorite shops for kids!
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Costumes + halloween + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014

Tongue Twister Halloween costumes

"She sells seashells down by the seashore" Halloween costume
If you’re anything like me you love to dress up but when it comes down to actually making time to create a costume it ends up super last minute. We know what you mean here at Lars so we have a few last minute ideas coming your way. First up, Tongue Twisters! These costumes are super easy. You probably already have everything you need!
She Sells Seashells Down By The Seashore Costume
Materials: trench coat from the thrift store, price tags (we got ours from Staples), glue gun, bathing suit, pail, seashells from the craft store
We simply glued the seashells to the inside of a trench coat and added on price stickers. You might need to glue those on too as they don’t stick very well.
Tongue Twister Halloween ideas
"She sells seashells down by the seashore" Halloween costume
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

This one is for those who really don’t wanna dress up but also don’t want to be the party pooper. Just wear your everyday clothes and add on a pickled pepper garland. Easy squeazy! Victoria created the adorable pepper illustrations, which you can download here. Simply cut out and tape to twine! 
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
"How much wood would a wookchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Halloween costume
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 
Materials: lumberjack clothing, beanie, wood logs, beard, ears
See the instructions after the jump.
"How much wood would a wookchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Halloween costume

"How much wood would a wookchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"   Halloween costume Tongue Twister ideas
Brynn used this tutorial to create the beard and enlarged it to the size of an adult. She sewed ears onto a beannie. 

Last minute Halloween costume ideas

Photography by Trisha Zemp 
She sells crafting by Hillary Gallup
Peter Piper crafting by Victoria Riza
Woodchuck crafting by Brynn Grover

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