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Best Halloween Costumes for 2014

A skeleton has come out of my closet and decided to make himself at home in our foyer. Which could only mean one thing! It’s time for the…


YEESSSSSSS! (Did you think by the way I started my first sentence that this post was going to be juicier than it really is? I know, skeletons coming out of the closet promises to be much more scandalous than the literal sense of a skeleton actually coming out of our closet. But I live with a hyper-organized neat freak so there’s no room for skeletons to be hiding other than the one guy sitting on that bench up there, and even he looks a little bored with the lack of scandal. Sorry to disappoint.)

Back to the post! Today I have for you some fan-freaking-TASTIC Halloween costume ideas!

I love that you guys – my awesome readers – are all across the board: singles, parents, expectant moms, dads, DIY-ers and more…so I have something for everyone here! Halloween is the best time to dress up, and it’s always great to see how creative people can get. Often, many people try to follow a theme for their costume, and if you’re thinking about a western themed halloween this year, you might want to check out something like Cowboy Hardware as they may be able to suply you with a great costume. You’ll find baby costumes to adult costumes, G-rated to R-rated, and even a few pet options. Seriously, where else can you go to get everything from the beautiful, classy, Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfasts at Tiffany’s” costume, to a giant, human-sized pair of boobs?! No one else can give you that kind of diversity. NO ONE!

And don’t worry, the DIY’s in here are actually DIY-able. And reading through them brought back a childhood memory:

I was pulling together a witch costume when I was a kid, only to realize at the last minute that I didn’t have black shoes to wear with my costume. I was devastated! But then, my dad came to the rescue: he produced a can of black spray paint from the garage, took one of my old pair of white sneakers, and – lo and behold! – my night was saved. So what if I walked around all night inhaling paint fumes along with my Kit Kats? My dad was my Halloween hero! But if DIY just isn’t your style, don’t worry – there are tons of other options here, too.

And so, without further ado, here are my top picks for Best Halloween Costumes for 2014!

Best Halloween Costumes for 2014

Mouse Trap. This one is PERFECT for the tot who’s still too small to be walking around for long periods of time, yet big enough to want to be a part of the action.

It’s a DIY made by a guy named Jeff from Ohio, and you can check it all out here.

mouse trap

Just a couple of boobs. I’m not really sure why this one is making me laugh as hard as it is. Aren’t I like, over 30? With a small child? But seriously, how can you not find this hilarious?! Now, the trick would be to – wait for it – stay together all night. Hopefully you and your partner are of similar height, or else you’ll appear lopsided, and – wait, never mind – even more realistic! (And if you happen to spill something on yourself? Well then just go ahead and call yourself a nursing mom.)


*Note: I found this image on Pinterest but it seems I can’t trace it back to any website, but if you attempt to DIY this, PLEASE send me pictures.

Baby Chewbacca. You tell me: who doesn’t love a baby Chewbacca?? YOU TELL ME!

Star Wars Chewbacca Infant Costume

Price: $24.99
Ace Ventura Pet Detective Family: “Laces Out!” The baby obviously steals the show here – just look at him! Your little guy might have the perfect hair for this getup. And bonus points for mom and dad being completely comfortable. Get the (easy, simple, and inexpensive) DIY, here!

Baby Burrito. If you have a super little guy at home, and you use swaddles, you already have a built-in costume! I found this one from Ellen’s website, which explains its pure awesome-ness.

baby burrito

“A Christmas Story” Family. While this one requires some planning, you can definitely DIY it. Or, you can purchase everyone’s costume, here:“A Christmas Story” family costumes


Baby Frankenstein. Your little monster is alive!!!!!!

Monster Boo Baby Costume

Price: $29.99

Zombie Alien Puppet Costume: OK, so this one isn’t really for a baby, it’s actually a zombie puppet – a freaking puppet! – for a mom or dad to carry around. But what it should really be called is the perfect way to bug people out when they excitedly ask, “Can I see the baby?!” Oh, the fun you could have with this one!! Never mind Halloween, I’d buy it to keep it around for any time of year, just in case you want to watch someone literally poop their pants!

Zombie Alien Puppet Costume Price: $24.99

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Leg Lamp from “A Christmas Story”. You can totally DIY this; just hit up any local warehouse and purchase an inexpensive lampshade, staple some black fringe to it (you can find it at a fabric store), and pull on a pair of fishnets. Done!

Or go the easy route and by it on Amazon, here: Sexy Legs Lamp Shade Costume Dress Gold Color Womens Theatrical Costume

Elsa from Frozen. This may be your worst nightmare as a parent: you ask your little one what she (or he) wants to be this year for Halloween and she opens her little mouth and, as if in slow motion, out comes, “Elsa from Frozen!!”. You may wince and you may cringe, but to that I tell you, LET IT GOOOOO, LET IT GO! And just suck it up and buy the freaking costume. Here ya go: Disguise Disney’s Frozen Elsa Snow Queen Gown Classic Girls Costume, Medium/7-8

And of course, Don’t forget the tiara.

Olaf from Frozen. It seems Olaf is gaining just as much popularity this year as Elsa. If you want to buy the kids costume, you can do that here: Disguise Baby’s Disney Frozen Olaf Deluxe Toddler Costume,White,Toddler M (3T-4T)

OR, if you want to be a total freaking weirdo and bug out your neighbors and anyone else who crosses your path while taking your kids trick-or-treating, go ahead and buy yourself the adult Olaf costume (because nothing ups your status on the “Halloween creep-o meter” quite like walking around your neighborhood in a giant adult onesie!).

Just please, don’t do anything stupid, like get drunk and get it messy by rolling around in a pile of leaves or falling in the dirt too many times. Wait – please do those things. And send pictures.

Disney Frozen Olaf Character -Adult Costumes Pajama Onesies ( Medium)

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This. THIS! When Miss P is a little older – maybe next year, or the year after – I may just have to copy this idea.


It’s adorable, classy, and oh-so-simple to DIY, but here is an Etsy shop if you want to make your life easy and purchase it: Audrey Hepburn Halloween Costume. She has sizes from newborn all the way to 6T.

Family of Bees. It’s all about protecting the bees this year! If you want the whole family to be involved, this idea is totally cute and G-rated. And, although it looks a bit involved, you can DIY it! Check out all the instructions, here.

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If you aren’t up for the challenge, you can always purchase the costumes. Here’s the baby bee:

Lil’ Stinger Infant Costume

Price: $42.99

And here’s the Mama Bee!

Bee Kit

Price: $14.99

And don’t forget the dog:

Bee Pet Costume

Price: $24.99

Baby Seahorse. As stated in one of my most favorite internet videos to date: “Seahorses. Fa-EVA.”

Sea Horse Bunting Infant Costume Price: $19.99

Dinky Dragon. I’m taking the liberty of saying that, if you are a mom and want to be Daenerys Qarth, one of the bad-ass bitches from Game of Thrones, your little one could be your dragon. And if you have triplets?? Well then here’s your whole costume. You are WELCOME. But even if you aren’t going for the GOT theme, your little one will still look adorable in this prehistoric getup.

Dinky Dino Baby Costume

Price: $32.99

Rocket Fueled Jet Pack. There are so many things I love about this costume: it’s not over-the-top, you can wear it with regular clothes, and it’s actually pretty simple to DIY. Just a couple of 2-liter bottles, some felt, cardboard, a little silver spray paint, and you’re good to go. I want to wear one of these! Find the instructions for it over at Doodlecraft, here.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume. Who would’ve thought they could make this kind of a comeback?!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe Leonardo Costume, Small

Malificent. Because you’re a bad-ass bitch! Or maybe you’ve always wanted to be a dominatrix for Halloween, but need to keep it G-rated so you can wear it to your kid’s school’s Halloween parade. Because I’m pretty sure that’s what Disney did here, anyway, so you take that and you roll with it, sister!

Maleficent Christening Black Gown Costume Adult Deluxe XL

Baby Yoda. Seriously, do you need me to give you a reason for this?!

Yoda Toddler Costume

Price: $24.99

Big Lebowski The Dude. You can buy this one, or DIY your own version of this! How hard can it be? A robe, a wig, and you get to walk around in your socks all night with your gut hangin’ out.

Big Lebowski The Dude Bathrobe Deluxe Adu…

Price: $69.99

I Love Lucy. You can’t go wrong being Lucy, and everyone loves a redhead. And if you are married or dating, you’ve got yourself a built-in Ricky.

I Love Lucy Polka Dot Dress Adult Costume

Price: $34.99

Minivan Stick Figure Family. If you are looking for a fun, cheeky family costume and are strapped for time, the classic minivan stick figure family is the way to go. Bonus points for getting away with costumes for the entire family on a budget! Get the DIY, here.


Mugatu. You are just dying to wear that outfit, and shout things like: “It’s that damn Hansel! He’s so hot right now!” and “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!!”

Zoolander Mugatu Adult Men’s Costume

Price: $54.99

And if you have a little dog? Even better. Don’t forget to bring a warm latte to throw on someone (because we all know how that makes you farty and bloated).

Oh, and don’t forget…

Derek Zoolander. Come on, you know you’ve always wanted to spend an evening perfecting your best “Blue Steel” model stare. And what better pick-up line than this: “I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.”

Derek Zoolander Adult Men’s Costume

Get the look – perfect the stare and show them what you’ve got when you strut your stuf… [More]

Price: $54.99

Juno. This might be the ultimate costume for the expectant mom, but just as cool if you aren’t expecting (soccer ball, anyone?). Not to mention that it looks soooo comfortable, and beats any attempt at “sexy nurse” or “stiletto woman”. Pull this together with items you already have on hand, or find specific Juno-related props here: Juno Costume Props

image via on Pinterest
image via on Pinterest

Beekeeper. Every locavore out there knows that beekeeping is all the rage now. Play the part this year (without getting stung). And a bonus: if you get involved in an awkward conversation that you are desperate to get out of, simply start flailing your arms around and run away, yelling something about “the hive turning on you!”.

Bee Keeper Adult Mens Costume

Price: $34.99
Little Anna Wintour. Because you would of course believe that the fashion icon was fierce even at this age, right? I found this idea over at The Gloss.
anna wintour
Cruella De Vil. I’m having mixed feelings about this costume: it’s sexy, yet scares the crap out of me. If that’s the vibe you’re going for, you go on with your sassy self.

Cruella De Vil Sassy Adult Women’s Costume

Show off your sexy side and play up the sinister side in this Sassy Cruella De Vil adul… [More]

Price: $59.99
Super Sperm. My brother-in-law wore this costume for a party we threw a few years ago, and in the makings of one of my funniest memories of him to date, we took a video of him dancing to Bob Marley’s “I Wanna Love You” while in this costume. Perhaps the best part of the video is that it took place before anyone even got there yet, and before he even had a single drink. Just the deejay in the background setting up, pretending like there wasn’t a giant Super Sperm dancing to Bob Marley in front of him. It was classic.

Super Sperm Adult Men’s Costume

Price: $49.99

Johnny Cash and June Carter. Classic, adorable, and totally DIY-friendly. And really, what guy has to be convinced to be Johnny Cash for Halloween? If you’re naturally blonde, don’t worry; the perfect brunette wig here: brunette wigs

image via Babble
image via Babble
The Queen and Her Royal Guards. If you are trick-or-treating with a family full of boys, this may be your ultimate costume! The Queen’s outfit looks simple enough to pull together, as the creator says, “by raiding my Moms closet,” or you can also do as she suggests and check out your local thrift store. And you can check out costumes for the varying sizes of your guards, here: Royal Guards Costumes
Sock Monkey Family. This guy is adorable all on his own, but if you want the entire gang to get in on the action and be ridiculously cute and comfortable, check out all of the sock monkey costumes here: Sock Monkeys for Everyone. They have sizes for the whole family!

“Mummies”! Maybe your little ones are having a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween, or maybe this just looks as cool to you as it does to me. And I bet it’s fun because they can actually help you make it, and all it really involves is a white sheet. Get the full DIY instructions, here.


Awkward School Photo. The sweater. That smile. The laser-beam background. There is so much YES going on in this easy costume that I want to make one RIGHT. NOW! For me, this would be the ultimate “holy crap it’s last minute and I’m going to a party where I won’t know many people” costume, because while you’re standing there awkward in the corner since you don’t know anyone, you can just let that weirdo smile happen and not worry – you’d actually be in character! Perfect. And I can only imagine the “photo booth” style shenanigans that will erupt once the boozy mystery punch starts flowing and the cameras come out. OK now I really want to do this!

school photo
image by j.hische on flickr

Little Paul Stanley. Because your little one wants to rock n’ roll all night tonight! (Sorry Mom and Dad!) Found this one over at

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The “I Don’t Do Halloween But I Will Wear One Festive Item” Costume Ideas

Fu Manchu Sunglasses set. Please do yourself a favor and get yourself a sunglasses and Fu Manchu set:

Black Fu Manchu Moustache Sunglasses

Price: $12.99
Skeleton X-ray stockings. Who cares if you’ve eaten 40 Hershey’s bars? Now you can enjoy all that Halloween candy AND appear thinner, all at the same time:

Skeleton X-ray Adult Stockings

Price: $9.99
Baby Rocker. Maybe your little one just isn’t feeling the whole “Halloween costume” vibe this year (or maybe Mama’s too exhausted to even think about it). But a wig? This wig? PERFECT.

Mohawk Kid Vicious Baby Wig

Price: $9.98

Cool Halloween Prop:

Thumb Sucker Zombie Baby Prop

Thumb sucking is a very difficult habit to break – especially when you are trying to de… [More]

Price: $39.99

Pet Costume

First important question: have you seen this video?

I don’t own a Roomba, or a duck, but I absolutely own two loveable Maine Coons, one of which might hold still just long enough for me to get this shark costume on him:

Here is the shark-roomba costume: Zenness Adorable Blue Shark Pet Dog Costume Soft Cozy Hoodie Coat for Dogs and Cats (S(Neck:24cm x Body:23cm x Chest:36cm))

This is the only pet costume (aside from the Pug Bumble Bee costume I mentioned earlier), because I could really go crazy with this category and am trying to restrain myself.

And that brings my list to a close! As for us this year? I found a costume for Penelope over a month ago at a consignment sale, although now I’m trying to convince my husband to agree to the ‘Ace Ventura’ costume in this post. We even have those black boots for Penelope! But if not, I’m thinking Greg will maybe go for the Fu Manchu, and I just might purchases those skeleton stockings for myself so I can eat all the chocolate I can stuff in my mouth.

So….which one is your favorite? Are you DIY-ing it this year or buying your costume?


Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. She’s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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