Ajax is stronger than dirt, keeping dishes clean and me from having dishwashy hands so my husband won’t drop me for some scheming hoebag who’s never washed any dishes in her life. Okay, it’s not a great rendition of a vintage ad housewife. And I know they didn’t have Ajax dish liquid in the Mad Men era. But I think it’s kind of funny.
As we all know, Halloween is a time when we don our costumes with the possibility of going trick or treating, a parade, or a party. Yes, I know that many retailers feature plenty of costumes to choose from. However, as a woman, I have doubts as to how many girls would want a sexy Winnie the Pooh costume or sexy Elmo. Because those characters shouldn’t be sexy. They’re for children, people. Anyway, last year I did a post on DIY Halloween costumes which did quite well during this time of year. So I decided to do another one since I have so many of these costume pics left over. Yes, I know my vintage maven costume isn’t my best efforts since my hair doesn’t hold up. Not to mention, Ajax dish liquid didn’t come out until 1971 though the brand was around during the Mad Men era, an age noted for a treasure trove of advertising I tend to make fun of a lot on this blog. Anyway, I bring you another installment of DIY Halloween costumes if you’re still wondering on what to be for the holiday.
- French Painter
Well, he’s a pallet, anyway. But this seems like an easy costume with a beret, pallet boards, and a brush. Don’t forget the French mustache.
2. Eiffel Tower
This is a different one from last year since it’s in adult size. But like the Parisian structure, it can’t be ignored.
3. Dexter and His Victim
Well, both are easy costumes to make. Yet, it might make people wonder if you two are mentally sound. The plastic wrap is great, by the way.
4. Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty
Of course, this is the kind of couples’ costume where taking the sexy route makes more sense. This is especially when it’s DIY.
5. Dwight Schrute
You know the weird creepy guy from The Office who’s always sucking up to Michael? Well, this little girl dressed up at him. I know younger viewers may not get this reference.
6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
An easy costume with two slices of bread covered in different color plastic wrap. So cute.
7. Mrs. Butterworth and Waffle
Mrs. Butterworth is a syrup brand. But I like how she’s dressed like the bottle.
8. Rosie the Riveter
While some girls want to be princesses, this little lady dresses up as an iconic munitions worker. Yes, we can do it! indeed.
9. Man in the Yellow Hat
You know, the man who owns Curious George. Thought so. Still, not a hard costume.
10. Frito Bandito
Well, it’s a new spin on him. Only he’s armed with a snack cart and looks more badass. Hope I didn’t offend anyone here.
Now this is a very adorable costume with the baby dressed as a mouse. Until you realize what mousetraps actually do to mice.
Yes, the corn chips that are extra salty and are covered with a cheese that gets all over you. Still, these are great.
13. Corpse Bride
She’s from a Tim Burton movie. She kidnaps an unsuspecting man into the netherworld just before he’s about to tie the knot with another girl. You read that right.
14. Andy Warhol and Pop Art Painting
Had to do this one since Andy Warhol is a native of Pittsburgh. But the painting of pink Marilyn Monroe is awesome.
15. Inflatable Tube Guys
You know those inflatable guys you see at car dealerships? Yeah, there’s a Halloween costume for that. These are brilliant.
16. Barbie Makeup Head
Remember having one of these as a kid. Still, love how she has a makeup set on the table and perfect blond hair.
The parents are the bread slices while the kids are bacon, lettuce, ant tomato. I guess one the parents picked the theme that year.
18. Dr. Evil and Mini Me
“I shall call him Mini Me.” Still, seems like a fairly easy costume. But I doubt this Mini Me is old enough for Austin Powers to understand.
19. Willy Wonka and Oompah Loompah
You know from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Still, Gene Wilder, you will be missed.
Well, her top is sharp. But she doesn’t seem to have an eraser. Still, it’s a great costume.
21. Silent Film Stars
One is Charlie Chaplin in a business suit and the other is a 1920s flapper. Will probably be out of style with the presence of the Jazz Singer costume.
See one excelled in baseball and the other in tennis. Still, love how they’re posing like that.
23. Pin Cushion
Yes, she has two pins in her and she knows how to use them. Like how she’s dressed like the traditional tomato.
24. Mr. Clean
Yes, one of the most famous cleaning product mascots ever. Still, this is clever and doesn’t take a lot of work.
The guy’s the Tom Hanks character with a FedEx box. The woman is the volleyball Wilson.
26. Gray Scale
You see how they’re dressed in their finest attire while in black and white. It’s one of those pun costumes.
27. Lego Family
So I guess this family decided to go as a Lego version of themselves. Makes sense, to a point.
Remember to use yarn as straw, especially if it’s for a little kid. Still, this is so cute.
Must be a tribute to Whac-A-Mole. Not sure if it’s kind of sadistic. But I think it’s a creative spin.
30. Identity Thief
Yes, he goes around stealing people’s identities from time to time. As you can see from this shirt.
You know the girl from Labyrinth who’s trying to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King? Well, here’s her iconic dress costume.
32. Inspector Gadget
He’s from a cartoon. And yes, he has hands coming from his hat. Got to love this.
33. T-Rex Prisoner
Must be inspired from Jurassic Park. At any rate, it’s pretty clever if you really think about it.
Guess the family who robs together stays together. Not sure if they’re setting a bad example to their kid. But it works.
She’s feeling a wall that’s not even there. I don’t think you can ask her about it either.
36. Forrest Gump
He even has that beard after running for all that time. Then again, he just felt like running.
37. Shark Attack
You have to admire the dad who agreed to play the victim. Still, the sharks are hard to resist.
He even has the beard, tattoo, and everything. This is too much.
39. Ms. Frizzle
She’s the teacher from The Magic School Bus. A kind of teacher who’d risk her students’ lives to instruct them about science.
40. King Arthur and Patsy
If you saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you’ll understand why she has the coconut shells. “I am Arthur, King of the Britons.”
41. Hot Air Balloon
No, this isn’t Balloon Boy. This is just a kid dressed as a hot air balloon. And it’s adorable.
42. Bath Puffs
You know, those things you use to take a shower with. They also have body wash and rubber duckies.
43. Vincent Van Gogh
Well, that’s a close likeness of him. Too bad he’s not the bandage ear portrait.
Well, this boy is causing a storm. Like how they used figures as the debris.
45. The Good Fairies
These are the fairies on Sleeping Beauty who did everything. And yet, none of them got the credit.
46. Nesting Dolls
Well, it’s easier when everyone is dressed the same. Yet, one comes out of the other.
47. Big Kid
She’s dressed in a footie pajama outfit with pigtails. Also has her Care Bear to snuggle with.
48. Beehive, Beekeeper, and Bee
Now this is a sweet idea. Of course, don’t want to piss the baby into stinging you.
49. Captain Crunch
One of the most famous cereal mascots of our times. He even has Captain Crunch cereal to show.
50. Cat Burglar
She’s a cat with a bag of money. And yes, she’ll take it when you’re not looking.
51. Three Blind Mice
Talk about the blind leading the blind. All they have to rely on is each other.
52. Mason Jar
Doesn’t seem to take much. But sometimes the lid can screw on real tight.
53. Squints and Wendy Peppercorn
They’re from a movie called The Sandlot. He has a crush on the lifeguard and fakes drowning so he can kiss her.
54. Miss Universe
Makes more sense than the beauty pageant. Because every Miss Universe winner is from Earth.
55. Four Seasons
And I don’t mean the group from Jersey Boys. I mean the actual four seasons like winter, fall, summer, and spring.
He’ll probably grow up to wear women’s clothes as well as wish he were a girlie just like his dear papa. Yeah, can’t help myself with that.
57. Chicken Cord on Blue
Well, there’s a dish called chicken cordonbleau. It just seems to sound like that to us.
58. UPS Man
He’ll probably go trick or treating or deliver the package while you’re at work. Nevertheless, so cute.
59. Spice Rack
Not sure if he could fit all the spices on it. Yeah, a bra’s not a good support for condiments.
60. Assault and Battery
One is a battery. The other is a can of salt. Together they make a felony offense.
61. Stick Figure
All it takes is a white outfit and a paper plate. See? Simple.
62. Rock, Paper, Scissors
You know the drill. Paper beats rock, scissors beats paper, rock beats scissors. Don’t understand why paper beats rock.
63. Hawaiian Punch
Well, it’s a guy in a Hawaiian shirt, lei, and boxing gloves. Who could ever guess?
64. Magritte’s Son of Man
It’s the one featuring an apple in front of the guy’s face. Not sure how he could see.
65. Washer, Dryer, and Laundry
Seems like something to do with old clothes. Like how the youngest is the basket.
66. Bag of Money
Sometimes you make off with the loot. But this baby is the loot.
67. Jar Head
Yes, he’s supposed to be a headless man with a head in a jar. I know it’s creepy but it’s clever.
68. Morton Salt Girl
She appears on those Morton salt cans. You know the girl in yellow in the rain.
69. Soy Sauce
Well, soy sauce and stir fry. Or is that sushi? Still, doesn’t really matter much.
70. Alice in Wonderland
Another family costume theme. There’s the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, Alice, and the White Rabbit.
71. John Deer Tractor
You see how the kid is dressed as a farmer in coveralls. Adorable.
72. Wheel of Fortune
Let me guess, the word is “Trick or Treat.” I think I was right.
73. Rainbow Cloud
Like how she has rainbow socks. There’s nothing you can’t love about this adorable costume.
74. Duran Duran Cassette Tape
And it seems that the tape became unraveled. Not much you can do about that.
75. South Park
They’re all at a bar. How nice. Still, aren’t they supposed to be in elementary school? I know it’s an adult show on Comedy Central. But still….
76. Box of Wine
The cheap wine in a box we all know and love. Wonder how he could get a box like that.
No, it’s not Batman. She’s just a regular bat. Nothing remarkable about her.
78. Don Draper
Yes, the AMC womanizing boozehound from the 1960s himself. Not sure what Jon Hamm would think of this one. But I think it’s adorable.
79. Jetpack Kid
His legs are actually inside the flames. But you wouldn’t be able to tell that for awhile.
80. Movie Theater Floor
And yes, she’s literally covered in crap. Not just with candy either, which at the movies is overpriced.
81. Marty McFly
He even has his own Delorean. Like his cute little red jacket vest. Adorable.
82. Cat Scratch
He’ll be lucky if nobody doesn’t get cat scratch fever. Should watch out for Ted Nugent.
83. Mary Poppins
Has Mary Poppins, Burt, and a penguin. Got to love these costumes. So adorable.
84. Edward Scissorhands
Sure he may have scissor hands. But he’s such a sweet guy you want to hug. Well, if he didn’t have scissor hands.
85. Charlie Brown
Seems like a very happy Charlie Brown, which is quite unusual. Mostly because Charlie Brown feels like the world is against him.
86. Cousin It
Now this shouldn’t be too hard. Just a hat, sunglasses, and a haystack.
Yes, it’s a dog dressed as a horse. And no, you are not hallucinating.
88. Pot Bag and Joints
Stoners rejoice since this is the costume set for you. It’s about a couple tokes over the line.
He’s the boy from E. T. who befriends the titular alien. And here they are on his bike.
90. Freudian Slip
It’s the kind of undergarment that screams the words of psychoanalysis. Or when you say one thing but mean your mother. I mean another.
91. Chick-Fil-A Cow
This cow wants you to eat more chicken, not burgers, beef, or steak. Still, this is adorable.
92. Hammer Time
It’s a 1990s reference from an MC Hammer song. This one has a hammer and a clock to show it.
He’s Tim’s neighbor from Home Improvement. He never shows his face as a rule.
That must be a great undertaking. Hope they don’t try to play on her during the party.
95. Little Old Lady
She’s just an old lady on her walker. Please help her across the street if you can.
96. Nyan Cat
It’s the name of a Youtube video cat that later became an Internet meme. I’m not familiar with it. But apparently, it’s popular.
97. On the Toilet
Funny how this costume shows what we do in private in public. Wonder who came up with this idea.
98. Gumball Machine
She has plenty in her machine. But they’re mostly made from pom poms from a craft store.
99. Travel Bug
She’s a real globetrotter and sometimes a pain in the ass. Love the map skirt.
She’s covered in foil and sticky notes. And she doesn’t want to be touched.
Great costumes. People are so creative!