Looking for Family Halloween Costume ideas? Then you may love these ideas for DIY Flapper Halloween Costumes!
Last week we were able to have a little “dress rehearsal” for Halloween at the Disney World Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen me posting about the party there last week!
Flapper Halloween Costume Ideas:
For the last few years, we’ve tried to “match” our costumes as a family. This is not entirely my idea as my kids REALLY get into it too. Let me tell you THIS IS NOT EASY! Everyone has sooo many opinions. The older they get the more opinions and ideas they have.
This year we went from Alice in Wonderland, to Snow White, to Peter Pan. We finally settled on period costumes from the 20’s with the girls going as Flappers.
Flapper Dress Sewing Pattern:
This is one of the first times that I made a costume for myself. The fabric already had the lace overlay on it and I used McCalls pattern #6551 to make the dress. I made all of our hair accessories (tutorial to follow) and we lucked out that Forever 21 has Art Deco themed jewelry right now.
No-Sew Flapper Costume Elements:
Fish Net Tights
Fabric Trim and Feathers to Make a Headband
Art Deco Era Costume Jewelry
I ran out of time and didn’t get my oldest daughters to dress made. We tried to buy one, but for some reason, almost all of the Halloween costumes for sale try to make teenagers look like streetwalkers. A trend that I am not a fan of! Luckily she had the black ruffle dress already, so we added some fishnet tights, accessories and voila! We had a costume.
I did make my youngest daughters dress. It was so easy, just a tube of fabric with an elastic casing at the top. I didn’t even sew on her straps, they are just pinned on.
Boys 20’s Halloween Costume:
My son’s costume is store bought- it was easy to find dress clothes for him, and he can wear them to church (in parts not all together!) later. The fake mustache added a fun touch, and he got a kick out of hamming it up for the camera all night.
My husband’s costume was also purchased. We found the jersey on eBay. Funny thing is we are Red Sox fans, but we are not HUGE fans by any means. All night everyone kept talking to him about the Sox, and it was funny because we really had no idea what was going on with the team. We just picked it because it made for a good costume!
We had a great time at Disney during the Halloween party, we even got a sneak peek at the new Fantasy Land. We love the Halloween party there, good clean fun for Halloween—-
More Halloween Costume Ideas for Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party:
Mousketeers Costume Ideas (at bottom of post)