DIY French Chef + Croquembouche Halloween Costumes
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Haunted Housewarming: Our Costumes


Our costumes!! I’m very excited to finally share what Jeff and I were for the big Halloween party (check out our guests’ costumes here!), even if it took me up until the week before to settle on an idea! This year, I decided to keep the French theme going after making the French macaron costume. Jeff wanted to be a “person” and I wanted to be a “thing” and look at this compromise! He was a French Chef and I was his creation… a croquembouche! If you have no idea what that is (Don’t worry, most people didn’t!), you can check them out here. It’s a French wedding cake, and it was a blast to DIY! More info on how we pulled it off below! (pssst.. there’s a hilarious non-French surprise at the bottom of this post!)

DIY French Chef and Croquembouche Costume

For Jeff’s costume, we purchased an inexpensive chef’s jacket at a local restaurant supply store and picked up the hat at our local party store. I had some red fabric that we tied around his neck and we drew a classic mustache with face paint.

DIY French Chef and Pastry Costume DIY Croquembouche Costume

And for my costume! I ordered this hoop skirt on Amazon and chopped off the bottom layer. I picked up a pack of those brown-colored coffee filters and bought white tissue paper in bulk. I made the “puffs” by balling up a sheet of tissue paper, wrapping it in a coffee filter and hot gluing it in rows to the costume. I think it took about 100 overall. Then I safety pinned ribbon as straps. For the headpiece, I glued another puff along with a paper flower to a headband. I put my hair in a sock-bun and wore a nude dress underneath and wedges. Voila! Sure, I could have added ribbon or string for the caramel strands that bind the croquembouche together, but I found it looked to cluttered when I tried. I’m so happy with how it turned out!

DIY Croquembouche Halloween Costume DIY Croquembouche Headpiece Costume

And now for Bella!! Last year, as many of you may have seen, Bella was the house from Up (my favorite movie). We had to keep up the crazy dog costumes this year, and decided she should most definitely be… a piñata!! No dogs were harmed in the making of this costume. Just maybe a little irritated.

DIY Dog Pinata Costume

I made fringed strips of crepe paper and hot glued them to a dog sweater. Yes, it really was that simple. We picked up this hilarious mini-sombrero a few years ago at Disney World (thanks Epcot!) and it fit perfectly with her get-up. Though it didn’t stay on long…

And that is what our little family paraded around the party as this Halloween! In case I haven’t already mentioned, I love dressing up for Halloween! In fact, I already have a list going of costume possibilities for next year. Dog included.

Check out more from our Haunted Housewarming or get your Halloween DIY on here!


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