I know you saw the pictures of my two toddlers in their Halloween costumes on instagram and were super impressed at my DIY skills…just kidding.
I’m fully aware that their costumes are basically unrecognizable (except for that one lady who shouted “Hiro!” at Trunk or Treat and the two kids who were dressed as Baymax). But it makes my kids happy, so it was totally worth all the work of a DIY.
So, if you’re all “Honey Lemon, what?” and “Who is Hiro Hamada?” here is what the characters look like:
They’re nerdy college STEM students turned super heroes from the Disney film Big Hero 6, in case you don’t have a toddler who is obsessed with it. And I fully support my kids looking up to nerdy characters.
Elijah decided that he wanted to be Hiro. And I wasn’t crazy about the costume that was available online, although in hindsight it would’ve been way cheaper and less headache…
We ordered his Hiro mask on eBay. I bought some dress-up football pads on Amazon, and then RJ spray painted them. I hot glued some red vinyl circles to the “armor,” some hockey gloves we thrifted, and knee pads.
Elijah was crazy about the athletic leggings and long sleeve top I got him at Target. He wore the shirt to bed both days that he wore the costume.
Elijah also decided that Emmy needed to be Honey Lemon.
We removed the plastic from the same mask we bought Eli, and RJ spray painted it. Then I painted on the orange details.
My mom made her the pink dress since I couldn’t find anything that worked. And since we live in Michigan and I remember being so sad when I had to cover my halloween costumes with winter coats, I made sure that there were lots of layers and they could wear weather appropriate clothing and not hide their awesome costumes.
I bought Emaline a bunch of athletic wear from Old Navy because it was the perfect color…I’m officially obsessed with all the tiny athletic wear they sell for toddlers now.
We used the same dress up football pads for Emmy’s, but I bought cheaper spray paint and it chipped off so badly, I’m not going to put the pads on her for Halloween–I found chips of red spray paint stuck to her chin at Zoo Boo.
My favorite part is the purse. There’s this super cool dad who made his daughter a working Honey Lemon purse. Since RJ and I aren’t that intense, I just painted an old purse my mom had and we glued painted styrofaom balls to the strap for the “chem balls.” RJ printed out and laminated the heart for the chem screen. And I think it turned out pretty great.
They look adorable and they are happy and excited about their costumes. Emmy even says Honey Lemon all adorable and sweet.
They better appreciate me when they’re older…and I am pretty sure that their costumes will be store bought for the next few years.
Did you DIY your tiny human’s Halloween costume? Or do you go for star bought, like I usually do?