When you get a chuckle out of “punny” Halloween costumes that take themselves very actually…
…in the event you’re a fan of Disney and luxuriate in an excuse to entry your internal prince, princess, or mouse…
…should you dig an excellent household or group costume all riffing on the similar theme, properly then, you’ve come to the proper place! Learn on, fellow punster.
I can hardly consider this marks our seventh yr of “punny” Halloween costumes–the place we nerd out and sport Halloween costumes that take dad-humor to an entire new degree.
Typically our punny costumes induce a hearty chuckle. Different occasions a knee-slap. Principally simply barely confused stares and crickets. However honestly, that’s a part of the enjoyable for me…or simply I say, a part of the pun! Yuk yuk.
Earlier than I dive in to this yr’s Disney-themed costumes, right here’s a fast look again at the final six years of pun for the Lanker household! The collage is clickable, so it is best to have the ability to click on on every picture to go to the weblog submit the place we share about every costume…or the hyperlink listing under.
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For this yr’s theme, I made a decision to indulge our 2-year-old Juniper’s Disney obsession with Disney-themed punny Halloween costumes…extra particularly, Disney-food mash-ups!
That’s proper, every of our three costumes all throw a nod to Disney and a favourite meals merchandise not directly.
Are you able to guess the puns? Wait to scroll down if you wish to guess earlier than checking your solutions.
…a “Minnie M & M!”
I’m dressed up as…
…you guessed it! “Taco Belle!”
Mark dressed up as…
…”Prince Charming” or quite, “Prince CHARM-ing.” Get it?
I see these sluggish head nods and eye rolls. Grin.
Often what I really like about punny Halloween costumes is that they don’t require a lot effort in any respect and are good for last-minute. Throw some letter Ps in your shirt and make-up underneath your eyes, and also you’re the “Black Eyed Ps.”
These punny Halloween costumes, nevertheless…
…they did require a while and crafting to tug off. However for me, anytime I bust out the spray paint, material scissors, or glue gun, I’m in my completely satisfied place. And after seeing all of it come collectively for our household photograph shoot, it was value all that portray, chopping, and gluing.
I’ll share the particulars of how we pulled off every of those appears for these of you impressed to entry your internal Disney prince, princess, mouse…or foodie! It’s completely do-able for the newbie crafter.
Let’s dive in, costume by costume, we could?
Juniper has been a Minnie Mouse fan ever since my pal Fran gifted her a Minnie Mouse bathing go well with. We’ve since acquired far more “Minnie” gear. When some late-night inspiration struck to place a Disney-twist on the delicious mini M&M sweet and have her gown up as a “Minnie M&M,” I knew this costume can be proper up our toddler’s alley.
I bought *this cute Minnie Mouse gown on Amazon in measurement 2T for Juniper, and it match her 2 a T. Wink. I really like the way it bounces as she walks and followers out when she sits down. How cute! (*Notice: I’ve included affiliate hyperlinks all through this publish for your comfort. Thanks for supporting The Considering Closet.)
The one draw back is it doesn’t have snaps on the backside for straightforward diaper altering or potty entry, however we will stay with that. It additionally got here with a cute set of polka-dotted Minnie Mouse ears. And I picked up a pair of pink gown footwear by Cat & Jack from Goal (not obtainable on-line sadly).
I’ve a Silhouette machine, which enabled me to chop out the “m” in the basic M&M font on white vinyl (right here’s a tutorial for chopping vinyl together with your Silhouette). However good old style scissors will do! Right here’s the hyperlink to the free picture I used for the “m,” which you would print onto white paper or white sticker paper.
I adhered my vinyl “m” on a circle I hand-cut out of purple felt with adhesive backing from my native craft retailer just like this product on Amazon. I needed the M&M to be detachable so we might get plenty of put on out of this gown past our punny Halloween!
Probably the most time-consuming factor of all of our costume crafting have been Junie’s mouse ears, which I coated in mini M&Ms…or so it seems.
We stay in sunny Orlando, Florida the place precise chocolate sweet wouldn’t stand an opportunity in the 80 diploma October warmth. However I actually needed to include mini M&Ms into her costume to assist tie all of it collectively.
So, I had the concept to spray paint some lentils in purple, orange, yellow, inexperienced, blue, and brown…hoping they might mimic the actual deal.
And I gotta say, I’m actually happy with how they turned out!
So minnie of them! Wink wink.
Apart from lacking the “m” textual content on ’em, they appear moderately appetizing to me. Good factor they’re hot-glued on so Juniper doesn’t attempt to take a chew! Tee hee.
I made positive to select up some precise mini M & Ms to provide my “mini-me” as a deal with! (Or ought to I say, my “Minnie-me”?)
Unsure about that entire, “Melt in your mouth, not in your hand” slogan. I don’t assume it applies in our tropical local weather!
Right here’s a pin-able picture of this “Minnie M&M” Punny Halloween Costume concept for my Pinterest buddies:
Now let’s tacobout my costume! Snicker snicker.
My punny “Taco Belle” costume was 100% impressed by the very gifted Costume Designer, Olivia Mears. Story has it, she dressed up as Belle from Magnificence & the Beast and occurred to seek out herself at a Taco Bell quick meals restaurant. In fact, she wanted to snap a photograph of “Taco Belle” ordering at the counter, and it went viral. Three years later, she created a gown to suit the pun and went viral once more. Take a look at her “Taco Belle” costume HERE. It’s epic.
Magnificence & the Beast is close to and pricey to my coronary heart. I keep in mind seeing it when it first got here out in theaters, and it was the first Broadway musical I noticed as a toddler. So, not gonna lie, I used to be tremendous stoked for an opportunity to entry my inside bookish Belle and have fun certainly one of my favourite meals from south of the border with this punny Halloween costume.
I discovered this iconic yellow Belle gown on Walmart.com, and I’ve gotta give them props for speedy delivery and straightforward returns (I initially ordered a big, nevertheless it was too huge…so I landed on a medium). I’d say measurement down on this one is you’re utilizing the measurements on their web site. It additionally comes with a yellow headband and clear straps, neither of which I ended up utilizing.
I ordered a number of different equipment to finish the “Belle” look: these yellow gloves on Amazon, a hoop skirt on Amazon that’s not out there, however is just like this hoop skirt (I’d say a hoop skirt is important for this gown!), and a pair of tiny taco earrings handmade by The Cute Meals Nook on Etsy. I undoubtedly plan on rocking these earrings in day-to-day life. Particularly on Taco Tuesdays!
Oh, and I mustn’t overlook the Belle-esque wig I ordered on Amazon. It got here in two items (the fundamental wig after which a clip for the ponytail on prime), and I really feel like that accomplished the transformation–to not point out, it saved me from an extended and irritating battle with my very own curling iron. In sure lights, the wig hair appears somewhat extra auburn than darkish brown, however I nonetheless assume it fits Belle simply wonderful!
Now, as for these tacos…I bought some felt in mild orange, mild inexperienced, darkish brown, purple, and yellow from my native JoAnn’s Material retailer, minimize ’em up into taco shells, lettuce, meat, tomatoes, and cheese with material scissors, and glued collectively my tacos utilizing scorching glue. I used the visuals from this tutorial as inspiration. And right here’s a peek inside my taco earlier than I sealed it up with glue.
I made a decision to create 5 massive tacos to nest in the draping of the gauzy overlay of my gown, Three medium sized tacos for my shoulders and a prop to carry, four smaller tacos to line my waistline, and 1 teeny tiny taco for my neckline. Most of those tacos have been strategically positioned to cowl up the pink flowers adorning the gown.
I actually debated lengthy and onerous about making these tacos everlasting fixtures on the gown or not…and finally determined to only go to city with my scorching glue gun. However in the event you have been adept at a stitching machine, that’d be even higher.
Pssst! Any curiosity in calling this gown your personal for subsequent Halloween? I’m planning to public sale it off for charity early subsequent month, November 2018. In the event you’d like to remain in the loop on public sale particulars, simply drop me a observe in the feedback or attain out to me at thethinkingcloset at gmail dot com, and I’ll e mail you when the time comes!
Is anybody else feeling a Taco Bell run approaching?
Does anybody else really feel like their Disney Princess identify is “Taco Belle”?
You’re not alone!
Right here’s a pin-able picture of this “Taco Belle” Punny Halloween Costume concept for my Pinterest buddies:
And what would a Disney princess be with out her prince?!
For Mark’s Halloween costume this yr, I used to be impressed to whip up my very own model of a punny “Prince Charm-ing” after coming throughout this concept on Instagram.
We went for the basic Prince Charming look with Mark’s costume, bought on Amazon. The dimensions giant match him greatest in the shoulders, however the pants have been tremendous lengthy, so we simply created a short lived hem utilizing trend tape (love that stuff!). And I deconstructed a Fortunate Charms field and scorching glued it to his sash to have some enjoyable pun!
I additionally nabbed Mark’s crown on Amazon and went to city “bedazzling” it with Fortunate Charms.
Juniper stayed curiously shut throughout that crafting session and might have snuck a couple of marshmallows once I wasn’t wanting. What can I say, they’re magically scrumptious!
For our photograph shoot, we made positive Prince Allure-ing had a bowl of Fortunate Charms in hand.
It was a cheerful accident that each one three of our costumes have been Disney-food mash-ups–and completely satisfied certainly! I don’t assume I’ve chowed down a bowl of Fortunate Charms since early childhood. It’s been cereal-sly enjoyable to take pleasure in marshmallows for breakfast as soon as once more! Nom nom nom….
Right here’s a pin-able picture of this “Prince Charm-ing” Punny Halloween Costume concept for my Pinterest buddies:
Scorching Glue Gun Helper
I need to give an honorable point out to my Scorching Glue Gun Helper package. This pet saved me from all-the-glue-gun-burns whereas creating these three costumes (let’s simply say there was quite a bit of gluing). Enjoyable reality: this product is on my epic listing of 30 Present Concepts for Crafters & Creatives!
Right here’s the itemizing for the Scorching Glue Gun Helper package on Amazon. Whereas it’s listed as unavailable proper now, you possibly can purchase it piecemeal by nabbing the work pad HERE, the finger caps HERE, and the Three-piece device package HERE. One thing for the Christmas listing, maybe?
Family Photograph Shoot
Listed here are a couple of extra gems from our household photograph shoot!
Fortunately the climate wasn’t too humid that afternoon! Is was the first yr the place we weren’t melting the whole time…
…and the first yr the place weren’t taking the pictures ourselves with a timer and half-functioning distant. Our candy associates Darling and Shauna came to visit to assist us out with the shoot–Darling on Junie-entertainment and Shauna behind the lens. We had such a blast that afternoon! Thanks once more, gals.
It was Shauna’s intelligent concept to have me take a chew out of my taco throughout my spin.
“Yo quiero Taco Bell!” –Taco Belle
Grateful for this man…and his willingness to hitch me for seven years of punny Halloween costumes collectively! Seems I’m the fortunate one.
Prince Appeal-ing & Taco Belle 4ever.
Comfortable Halloween…from my wacky, pun-lovin’ household to yours!
Hungry for extra Puns?
In the event you’re keen to take a look at extra punny concepts that contain your valuable littles, I’ve 20 extra for you to peruse:
And the pun doesn’t cease there! Listed here are the different collections of intelligent and punny costumes I’ve gathered over the years. So many of those concepts are nice for final minute and may typically be pulled collectively utilizing gadgets you have already got mendacity round the home. Dig in!
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