DIY Time: Last-Minute Couple’s Halloween Costume

October 30, 2014

Last week, I fashioned a last-minute Halloween costume with my BF for his office party. I was able to make my costume with items I already had at home, and Dash’s costume was very cost-effective to put together. There are pictures of the finished product, but first take a guess at what we dressed as.

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If you guessed a koala bear and a tree, you know your low-budget costumes!

My koala costume includes a plain, heather grey T-shirt and grey leggings. To make the belly patch, I cut an oval out from an old, white tank top and used double-stick tape to affix it to the shirt. For the koala ears, I used a grey headband, and taped on the ears, which I fashioned with some cardboard that I cut into the oblong shape, a white piece of paper for the inner ear part and double-stick tape (Who knew how versatile that type of adhesive was?).

For the tree, Dash found this ridiculous yin-and-yang green tree shirt from Walmart for about $7 and some khakis for about $13. I cut out leaves from a light-green table runner found at the 99-cent store and taped them across the chest and back, to give it some texture and really hammer home the point that this is a tree we’re dealing with.

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To get that crucial koala nose, I used some liquid eyeliner to quickly draw out the shape. Of course, I added some blush and eyeliner to complete my face. If I was thinking, I would have painted my nails black to resemble koala claws. I paired this costume with some black flats.

Here I am in koala mode, feasting on some leaves.

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And that would be Dash channeling his inner tree. So silly! It begs the question, If you could be any tree, what tree would you be, and why?

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Lacking a photographer, we made do with our koala-and-tree pose. Wish you could see the full essence of the bear hug, but you get the gist.

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Now that’s the most handsome tree I’ve ever seen!

Halloween’s a day away, so if you’re looking for a fast, cheap, creative costume, give these two a go. Our costumes were far from perfect, but we were able to pull them off on short notice. And, I think they’re cute.

Have you ever worn a couple’s Halloween costume? If so, let me know what you dressed as ad how it turned out in the comments section below.

4 Comments

  • Reply Amber October 30, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I LOVE it! You both look so cute!!

    • Reply ashley ♥ adores October 31, 2014 at 2:31 am

      Thanks, Pancake! Are you and AJ dressing up?

      XO,
      Ashley

      • Reply Amber November 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

        We didn’t 🙁 Did i ever tell you about the horrible Halloween’s I’ve had as an adult? All I have to say is full cat makeup! Needless to say, not my favorite holiday! LOL!

        • Reply ashley ♥ adores November 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm

          Lol. I remember that story. Torrid, right? I don’t blame you.

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