I was always a sucker for Halloween. I love dressing up. I love decorating. I love it all. And the fact that Logan will put on whatever costume I tell him to? It’s just perfect. I always knew Halloween was the greatest holiday, but I never could have imagined the fun until my children came along. Good gravy! I knew this was the reason to have kids. Last year, we decided to do a family costume and came up with this DIY Vampire Family costume and it was just my absolute favorite thing. If I’m being honest, I feel like I want to use this costume again. It’s the principle of the thing! Our costumes came together very easily and if you’re looking for an easy get-up for your crew, look no further! Get ready to go through your closet for this DIY vampire family costume!
DIY Vampire Family Costume
Vampire Mama Costume
- Black tulle skirt (if you don’t have one, you can follow this simple tutorial to make one!)
- Black sweater (I’m wearing this one.)
- Black tights & boots
- Black tulle hooded cape
Aside from using a ton of tulle, the makeup was really what brought this whole thing together. For the makeup for me and V, I followed this amazing tutorial to get that vein-like look around our eyes. I added a few lines around Logan’s eyes to tie us all together. Vampire Dad Costume
- Suit Pants
- White button down shirt
- No-sew cape with felt and tulle
To make the cape, I cut a large circle from a piece of shiny black material and attached the collar by hot glueing two large pieces of black and red felt. We had an old piece of costume jewelry that I glued to one side of the collar. Lastly, I hot glued a strip of ribbon to the inside of the collar with long pieces hanging from each side. When you tie the strips together, the collar comes together and the piece of costume jewelry sits at the center. If you want to be extra like me, add some red tulle to the inside of the collar. Seriously. Youtube is your best friend in October. Tutorials-a-plenty! Vampire Girl Costume
To make the tutu, cut long strips of tulle. Fold them in half and wrap them around a large piece of elastic (just shorter than the length of the waist) and secure with a simple knot. Repeat the wrapping until the elastic is covered with tulle. I alternated between red, silver, and glittery black.
To make the cape, cut a large circle of material of your choice and hot glue the hood and ribbon to pull it all together. This is the tutorial I followed to make the cape and it could not have been easier! The video shows it being stitched, but hot glue is a mama’s best friend! Bat Baby Costume
- Black & white striped long sleeve onesie
- black felt
- needle and thread or hot glue gun
Lay the onesie down on top of the black felt with the arms spread out. Using the chalk, draw small wings under the arms of the onesie and cut them out. If you want to be able to use the onesie again, just stitch the wings to the sleeves with a wide stitch. If you want a more permanent fix, you can hot glue the wings to the sleeves. Accessorize with some black pants and maybe a hat if it’s cold where you are. We had put a cute little bat hair clip in her hair, but Marz ripped that thing out faster than I could take a picture. Stinkin’ kids.
After everyone is dressed, play around with the hair and makeup. Vita wanted her hair in a bun. We slicked Logan’s hair down, and the more disheveled my hair was, the better. Fake blood optional! I feel like our DIY vampire family costume might be my favorite costume we’ve ever done. And we’ve dressed up lots over the years! Are you doing a family costume this year? Do tell!