11 brilliant ideas for family costumes that will blow you away

October 17, 2016 by  
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Halloween is just a couple of weeks away , so ghouls and goblins everywhere are getting ready to put on fabulous costumes and party it up ’til way past the witching hour. If you haven’t finalized ideas for your own family-themed costumes, don’t fret! There’s still plenty of time to put some great outfits together. In fact, here’s a look at some of the best family get-ups we’ve come across in recent years, from the Simpsons to the cast of Beetlejuice. It’s pretty amazing what you can assemble with a few household items and a bit of creativity, so hopefully these images will inspire some Halloweeny ideas for your own crew. Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington, Sally, Lock, Shock, and Barrel are all ready to celebrate the spookiest night of the year. If grandpa wants to get in on the fun as well, you can toss a burlap sack over him and have him growl all night as  Oogie Boogie .  Photo via Events to Celebrate Van Gogh and Starry Night This adorable duo channels Van Gogh and his most famous painting into a spectacular costume pairing. If parents and other siblings want to get in on the fun too, there can be additional paintings, or even a giant disembodied ear trundling around. Labyrinth This one’s a bit more involved, but if you’re handy with papier mache and have an old 80s prom dress on hand, you can totally channel   Ludo, Sara, Jareth, and goblin ball attendees   for a crew that’s fit to run through any Goblin Kingdom. The Simpsons What better way to get five kids into the Halloween spirit than dress them up as some of the world’s favorite, yellow-hued characters? Some bright yellow shirts and tights, some foam headpieces and styrofoam glasses, and voila! Star Wars Could this Star Wars-themed family  be any more awesome? They converted a stroller into R2-D2 so their little padawan could climb in and rest whenever needed. Gnomes! Some plaid shirts, red paper cone hats, and felt flowers are all you need to transform into a ridiculously adorable garden gnome family like this one that the Kammans put together. The Incredibles This costume set is as unbelievably cool as it is easy to make! Red tights and shirts are worn beneath black shorts, and then gloves + basic masks complete the look.  Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! This wasn’t one of our previous year’s entries (unfortunately!) but it’s absolutely brilliant. The Maitlands, Lydia Deetz, and Beetlejuice are all out in fine form, with costumes that are likely a combination of thrift shop finds and some papier mache sculpting. Via College Humor Walking Dead Family Photographer Carmen Farrell captured her family’s zombie-licious costumes on film. These will be great to show the kids once they’re in high school! Nesting Dolls Amber Sharipov came up with a brilliant ode to her Ukrainian heritage, dressing the whole family like an arrangement of traditional nesting dolls. To replicate this timeless ensemble, outline a dress shape from an already existing dress and a triangle for kerchiefs onto an old red flannel sheet and cut it out. Sew the sides, cut shoulder straps, and glue on embellishments. Paint on some rosy cheeks and you’ll have the most adorable ‘Matryoshkas’ on the block. Tetris This coordinating Tetris set is just brilliant. Not only are these costumes super-simple to make (just paint a few boxes and duct-tape them together), but every member of the family can be a piece that suits their size and shape… right down to the littlest cube. Creating family-themed costumes is a great way to celebrate this marvellously creepy  holiday together, and for most outfits, all that’s needed is a bit of ingenuity and craftiness. If you can slap together some papier mache , knot some yarn into a wig, and go nuts with a little stage makeup, you can come up with some pretty spectacular results. Be sure to take some fabulous photos if you’re planning to submit your group’s costumes to this year’s costume contest (high-res, landscape pictures that are at least 728px wide are best!) so get crafty and get your Halloween faces on! + Enter Inhabitat’s 2016 Halloween Costume Contest   

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Calling all creative costume makers – enter the Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest!

October 13, 2016 by  
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Are you making an out-of-the-box Halloween costume from scratch? If so, show it off on Inhabitots! Our annual Green Halloween costume contest hosted by Inhabitots kicks off today, and we’re on a mission to find the most creatively handmade, recycled and/or repurposed Halloween costumes made for babies , kids , pets and families . Along with all the fame that comes from entering our contest, you could also win an adorable handmade critter coat from the good folks at Little Goodall . Read on for more details about the contest, the awesome prizes, and how to enter. If you have amazingly innovative costume-making skills, here’s your chance to show the world! ENTER INHABITOTS’ GREEN HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST HERE > THE PRIZES 1st PRIZE WINNER The first prize winner, determined by our judges scoring, will have their pick of one warm, cozy, hand-made critter coat from Little Goodall . Critter hoices include: lion, wolf, fox, butterfly, owl, leopard, dinosaur, bear, robot, raccoon, bunny, and more! There are even adult-sized critter coats for you grownups who want in on the action. 2ND PLACE WINNER Judges scoring will also determine the second place will, who will receive their choice of adorable hand-made critter coat from Little Goodall . READER’S CHOICE PRIZE The costume that receives the highest number of votes on our online finalist page will win a “Reader’s Choice” prize or one critter coat from Little Goodall , so encourage your friends and family to vote! Submissions will be posted and open to public voting soon after they are received, so make sure to submit early to get the most amount of votes possible. Online voting will likely begin before Halloween. ENTER HERE!

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These 10 Incredible Family Halloween Costumes are Sure to Inspire You

October 24, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of These 10 Incredible Family Halloween Costumes are Sure to Inspire You Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beetlejuice , costume , costume contest , costumes , diy costumes , DIY halloween , family costume , family costumes , halloween , halloween contest , halloween costume , halloween costume contest , Incredibles , Jack Skellington , Nightmare Before Christmas , Nightmare Before Xmas , van gogh

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Kenya’s Dwindling Predator Populations Pave the Way for Thorny Plants

October 24, 2014 by  
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Plant-eating animals may be rejoicing over the global decrease in predator populations , but it may be leaving the environment in a hairy situation. Researchers at the University of British Columbia are conducting a study which has revealed as carnivores decrease, the eating habits of herbivores may have an adverse affect on vegetation and biodiversity. As herbivore populations thrive, their eating habits could create an environmental imbalance, prompting an increase of thorny vegetation. Read the rest of Kenya’s Dwindling Predator Populations Pave the Way for Thorny Plants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , environmental imbalance , global decrease in predators , green design , Laikipia Kenya , sustainable design , University of British Columbia

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Enter Inhabitot’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

October 11, 2014 by  
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Inhabitot’s Green Halloween Costume Contest is back! Know a tot with a particularly awesome costume this year? Want a chance at $200 in prizes and to be featured on our site? Think you have the most creative costume ever? Then what are you waiting for, enter the contest – you have until 11:59pm, November 1, 2014, so get going. Read More >  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costume contest , eco-friendly costumes , eco-friendly Halloween , green halloween , green halloween costume , Green Halloween Costume Contest , Green Halloween Costumes , halloween costume contest , Inhabitots , inhabitots contest , inhabitots costume contest , Inhabitots Green Halloween

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Enter Your Kiddie Costumes in the 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest!

October 24, 2013 by  
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CALLING ALL COSTUME CRAFTING GREEN PARENTS! Hey, Inhabiparents! It’s that time of year again and we’ve just launched our annual  Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest ! We’re looking for the cutest kiddos who have gotten all decked out in the most impressive homemade, upcycled, or repurposed eco-friendly Halloween costumes. This year we are awarding over $300 in fabulous prizes to the costumes that we find the most captivating — and better yet, there will be TWO grand prize winners! So take a few snaps of your little ones in their most spooktacular costumes and enter them today for a chance to win some sweet schwag! ENTER THE CONTEST HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cute kid photo contest , Eco Halloween costumes , environmentally sustainable costumes , green costumes , green halloween , Green Halloween Costumes , halloween costume contest , Inhabitots , natural costumes        

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Tesco Warrior Princess Costume Handsewn From Plastic Shopping Bags

November 8, 2011 by  
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With this Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess costume, Ria Burns is taking no prisoners in our Green Halloween Costume Contest . She used 15 old plastic shopping bags sewn together to start the bodice, and the detailed corset and arm bands spun together from leftover yarn complete the outfit. The cardboard sword, added to claim triumph of tackiness, may just be enough to make her Queen of this year’s competition. If you like the Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess , vote for her in our Green Halloween Costume Contest – voting ends today at 11:59 p.m. EST! VOTE HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costume contest , diy halloween costume , Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume , eco costumes , eco halloween , eco halloween costume , green costumes , green halloween , Green Halloween Costume Contest , halloween costume contest , handmade halloween costume , hans solo carbonite costume , homemade halloween costume , inhabitat , Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest , organic halloween costume , recycled plastic bags , tesco , tesco plastic bag costume , tesco plastic bags , tesco shopping bags

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Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

November 8, 2011 by  
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It’s the last day to vote for the Inhabitat Halloween Costume Contest , and while Han Solo may be stuck in carbonite he is defiantly in the race for the top three. If you like Rob Miller’s recreation of the famous Return of the Jedi scene using only newspapers stuffed in an old coat, stapled on cardboard and painted silver– give him the nod… before it’s too late! Cast your vote for  Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite in our Green Halloween Costume Contest , voting ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. EST. VOTE HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costume contest , diy halloween costume , Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume , eco costumes , eco halloween , eco halloween costume , green costumes , green halloween , Green Halloween Costume Contest , halloween costume contest , han solo costume , han solo halloween costume , handmade halloween costume , homemade halloween costume , inhabitat , Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest , organic halloween costume , return of the jedi costume , star wars costume

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The Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalists are Here! Vote for Your Favorite!

November 4, 2011 by  
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Halloween may have left in a hurry, but the cutest Green Halloween Costume Contest finalists have just arrived! This year Inhabitots received over  250 adorable and awesomely creative handmade costumes that turned everything from cardboard boxes to trash cans to a pile of thrift store finds into crafty costumes. While we’ve managed to narrow the entries down to just a few finalists, we still need your help deciding which adorable munchkin should take home the the winning prize! Jump ahead for all the best DIY Green Halloween kids’ costumes and vote for your favorite! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costume contest , diy halloween costume , Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume , eco costumes , eco halloween , eco halloween costume , green costumes , green halloween , Green Halloween Costume Contest , halloween costume contest , handmade halloween costume , homemade halloween costume , Inhabitots 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest , organic halloween costume

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Naturally Daylit Guangzhou South Railway Station is a Critical Stop in China’s High Speed Network

November 4, 2011 by  
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