Growing up I did not like dressing up for halloween, which looking back on was so sad. I think it was mainly because halloween night was always so cold and there I was in my costume with my giant winter coat underneath, looking nothing like I had hoped. So when I got into college and had friends that wanted to do halloween costumes together for parties, I had a lot more fun. It got even better once I got married and could tag team a costume idea with my hubby. The tricky part was trying to come up with an idea that we could do together, all while having our dog match.
I hate spending a lot of money on costumes though and I’m not a sewer by any means, so today I am sharing with you how I successfully created cheap, DIY couples halloween costumes for me and my pet that were easy to make and cute to wear!
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1. Monsters Inc: Mike Wazowski, Sully, and Boo
We are big Disney fanatics so this year I wanted us all to dress up as something to do with Disney. That’s when I decided to go with Monsters Inc. I was Mike, Kyle was Sully, and our little dog Lou was Boo.
Mike Wazowski: To make my costume I bought a yard of lime green felt, cut out a head hole and then sewed the edges leaving 2 arm holes. Then I bought smaller pieces of felt and made an eye and mouth and hot glued them onto the big green body. I wore a Monsters University hat that was purchased from Disneyland and some black pants (although I wish I had bought these lime green leggings that are under $10) and called it good! Easy, easy!
Sully: To make Kyle’s Sully costume I bought a blue t shirt from Michaels for $5 and some purple felt. I cut out different size circles and hot glued them onto the front of the shirt. Kyle doesn’t like dressing up, so I try to give him easy ones that don’t require a lot of crazy outfit pieces.
Boo: I’m pretty sure Lou’s costume is my favorite part of this trio. We ordered a purple dog vest and then I used some fringe fabric, crafting wire, and some craft balls to complete the look. I hot glued the fringe on and then hot glued the crafting wire in between the two layers of fringe to hold it steady.
2. Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Pluto
If you couldn’t tell from above how much we love Disney, you probably are starting to get the idea now. Our first year being married with Lou we dressed up as Mickey and Minnie and had Lou be Pluto. Lou was still a puppy at the time so I wasn’t sure how well he’d do with a costume, hence the easy blue collar and call it good idea.
Minnie Mouse: For my Minnie Mouse costume I wore a long black sleeve shirt and black skinny jeans. I bought a red tutu skirt from the kids section (so it’d be cheaper) and hot glued white construction paper dots all around it. You can find the red tutu skirt for women here for only $10. I already had these yellow bow shoes that I found at a Groopdealz warehouse sale for $5. I topped off the outfit with my Minnie Mouse ears I had purchased in Disneyland, but I’ve found some on Amazon here for only $6.
Mickey Mouse: For Kyle’s costume I tried to make it easy again, so he just wore a black Mickey Mouse shirt and red shorts. We bought him a pair of Mickey ears from a local Halloween shop and called it good. You can purchase the ears here for $6. We also both bought a pair of Mouse Hands, which you can get here.
Pluto: Since Lou is already a dog, his costume was easy! We just put him in a blue collar and called it good.
3. Basketball Player, Cheerleader, and Ref
I found this “rufferee” costume for Lou at Target last year and when I saw it the pun was just too funny to me, so I had to buy it. That was the year we based our costume off of what I had already bought for Lou. Good thing we love the Utah Utes so much.
Cheerleader: I used my Minnie Mouse tutu from the year before, along with a Utah Utes shirt I had and red keds. I bought these red pom poms for cheap and called it good! (The ones I had are no longer available, but these are even better and cheaper! Purchase here.)
Basketball Player: Luckily my husband already had a pair of Utah basketball shorts, a basketball jersey, and a basketball. It was so easy and can be done with any team!
Rufferee: You can find Lou’s costume for purchase here.
4. Cookie Monster and her Cookie
Before we had Lou, we were Cookie Monster and her Cookie for Halloween. It was a blast and my kindergarten kids loved it.
Cookie Monster: I wore a blue shirt and used construction paper to make the face and I just taped it on so I could use the shirt again. Then I made a tulle skirt out of different colored blues and whites by tying tiny stripes of tulle onto an elastic band.
Cookie: Kyle wore a brown shirt and then we taped a giant cookie cut out onto the front of his shirt. So easy and so cheap! If we were to do this with Lou, I would’ve had him dress up as a cookie as well. A brown sweater or vest and then put mini paper cookies all over it!
Since we’ve only been married for 4 years, that’s all we have so far, but don’t forget to pin this post so you can come back each year for more ideas! Leave me a comment below with what you are being for halloween or if you have a halloween pet and couples costume idea but don’t know how to make it for cheap, let me know and I’ll recreate it!