DIY costumes for 2012 as seen on fox 5

Last-minute DIY Halloween Disney Costume ideas

On Friday I’ll be back on Fox 5 news with my annual Halloween costume segment. This year we are featuring all DIY costumes based on popular kids’ TV and film characters. There will be a range of uber easy to crazy hard and a few in between.

For a quick teaser, here are a few of the Disney themed costumes that we will be highlighting:

Doc McStuffins:
I am madly in love with this cartoon, and so are my girls, so I was thrilled when Lily told me that she wanted to be Doc for Halloween. I’ve know for several months now that she wanted to be Doc so whenever we were out clothes shopping I just kept my eyes open for the types of clothes Doc wears and I would buy them along the way. The only items I had to especially make or buy were:

1) The purple polka dotted pants – For these I hand-painted a pair of purple leggings that we already had at the house, and used a POTATO to make the perfect circles. I know, genius! (Got the idea from my friend Benjie, I can’t take credit).

DIY painting circles on fabricIn some instances, I had to go back with a paint brush to fill in the circles, but overall the potato worked out great!

2) Book of Boo Boos – I bought a purple notebook from Target for $2.00 and printed out the downloadable pages from the Disney website.

3) Headband – I stuck some felt sticky flowers from Michaels on a sparkly headband, both of which we already had at the house.

I purchased the lab coat at Party City for $16 and I bought the Doctor kit at Toys ‘R’ Us for $19.99 because she wanted that as a toy to play with anyway. Oh, I also bought some dark spray for her hair since Doc is a few shades darker than Lil.

DIY Doc McStuffins Halloween costume

Izzy Costume from Jake and the Neverland Pirates- I either had all of these items or bought them at Target or The Rack. In total I spent less than $25.00. Easy, peasy!

 Jake and the Neverland Pirates Homemade Izzy Costume

Boo from Monsters Inc – For this adorable costume, my neighbor Lindsay used pipe cleaners and styrofoam balls for the eyes and felt for teeth from Michael’s and a mop for the hair. She cut strips apart, then tied them around the headband.

DIY Boo from Monsters Inc CostumeCheap and easy, boo-m!


For more fun and insanely crafty costumes from  some of my fellow bloggers, tune into Fox 5 morning news on Friday morning at 9:15am, including

Jessie from Toy Story by Angela at Mira Mesa Mom & The Pinky Project.

SuperGirl by Laura Lohr at My Beautiful Life

Mr. Bump and Little Miss Giggles from the crazy-crafty Tonya Staab

and the most awesomest Master Tigress from Kung Fu Panda costume you will ever see from Rory of Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care.

DIY Master Tigress Kung Fu Panda CostumeIsn’t it pure awesomeness? It took her a few weeks to make but only $33.00. How cool is that? Be sure to check out all of Rory’s tutorials on making the this costume.

How to make the head, finishing the mask, and the final steps.

Previous DIY Costume Posts:

Easy, Cheap, Last-Minute DIY costumes – 2011 version

Last-Minute DIY costumes – 2010 version



Here is the video clip from the news segment so you can see all of these costumes in full effect.




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