Scary and Eerily Adorable DIY Halloween Costume Inspirations (Second Edition)

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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.

  1. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

11. Mousetrap

Now this is a very adorable costume with the baby dressed as a mouse. Until you realize what mousetraps actually do to mice.

Now this is a very adorable costume with the baby dressed as a mouse. Until you realize what mousetraps actually do to mice.

12. Doritos

Yes, the corn chips that are extra salty and are covered with a cheese that gets all over you. Still, these are great.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Remember having one of these as a kid. Still, love how she has a makeup set on the table and perfect blond hair.

17. BLT

The parents are the bread slices while the kids are bacon, lettuce, ant tomato. I guess one the parents picked the theme that year.

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.

“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.

You know from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Still, Gene Wilder, you will be missed.

20. Pencil

Well, her top is sharp. But she doesn't seem to have an eraser. Still, it's a great costume.

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.

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.

22. Trophies

See one excelled in baseball and the other in tennis. Still, love how they're posing like that.

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.

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.

Yes, one of the most famous cleaning product mascots ever. Still, this is clever and doesn’t take a lot of work.

25. Castaway

The guy's the Tom Hanks character with a FedEx box. The woman is the volleyball Wilson.

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.

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.

So I guess this family decided to go as a Lego version of themselves. Makes sense, to a point.

28. Scarecrow

Remember to use yarn as straw, especially if it's for a little kid. Still, this is so cute.

Remember to use yarn as straw, especially if it’s for a little kid. Still, this is so cute.

29. Whac-A-Me

Must be a tribute to Whac-A-Mole. Not sure if it's kind of sadistic. But I think it's a creative spin.

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.

Yes, he goes around stealing people’s identities from time to time. As you can see from this shirt.

31. Sarah

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.

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.

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.

Must be inspired from Jurassic Park. At any rate, it’s pretty clever if you really think about it.

34. Bandits

Guess the family who robs together stays together. Not sure if they're setting a bad example to their kid. But it works.

Guess the family who robs together stays together. Not sure if they’re setting a bad example to their kid. But it works.

35. Mime

She's feeling a wall that's not even there. I don't think you can ask her about it either.

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.

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.

You have to admire the dad who agreed to play the victim. Still, the sharks are hard to resist.

38. Biker

He even has the beard, tattoo, and everything. This is too much.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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, that’s a close likeness of him. Too bad he’s not the bandage ear portrait.

44. Tornado

Well, this boy is causing a storm. Like how they used figures as the debris.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

And I don’t mean the group from Jersey Boys. I mean the actual four seasons like winter, fall, summer, and spring.

56. Lumberjack

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.

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's just seems to sound like that to us.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The cheap wine in a box we all know and love. Wonder how he could get a box like that.

77. Bat

No, it's not Batman. She's just a regular bat. Nothing remarkable about her.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Now this shouldn’t be too hard. Just a hat, sunglasses, and a haystack.

87. Horse

Yes, it's a dog dressed as a horse. And no, you are not hallucinating.

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.

Stoners rejoice since this is the costume set for you. It’s about a couple tokes over the line.

89. Elliot

He's the boy from E. T. who befriends the titular alien. And here they are on his bike.

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.

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.

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.

It’s a 1990s reference from an MC Hammer song. This one has a hammer and a clock to show it.

93. Wilson

He's Tim's neighbor from Home Improvement. He never shows his face as a rule.

He’s Tim’s neighbor from Home Improvement. He never shows his face as a rule.

94. Twister

That must be a great undertaking. Hope they don't try to play on her during the party.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 a real globetrotter and sometimes a pain in the ass. Love the map skirt.

100. Leftovers

She's covered in foil and sticky notes. And she doesn't want to be touched.

She’s covered in foil and sticky notes. And she doesn’t want to be touched.

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