Easy Last Minute DIY Family Halloween Costume

Meet the party animals--our easy family halloween costume for this year. I originally started thinking about halloween back in July before life with two kiddos began. Plans for elaborate circus themed DIY costumes floated around in my head. 

Easy DIY Family Halloween Costume | Party Animals
Halloween Easy Elephant Circus Family Costume

Long story short, life got busy. Very busy. Before I knew it we were in October and an easy family halloween costume trumped all. Remember that day I spent browsing through over 1700 halloween costumes in the Amazon Halloween Shop? Well, I came across these slightly creepy and weird animal masks and knew they would be perfect for a party animal theme.

Easy DIY Family Halloween Costume | Party Animals

We ordered a Zebra, a Giraffe and an elephant mask and they were on our doorstep the next morning (thanks, Prime). To dress them up, I hot glued party hats on the heads. My mom helped sew simple tulle ruffled collars (using this tutorial) for each mask as well.

Easy DIY Family Halloween Costume | Party Animals

Shirt (similar) // Skirt // Shoes

Easy DIY Family Halloween Costume | Party Animals

We dressed Isla up as a festive lion since a mask was not going to work on a 2 month old baby. A sequin leotard and a little face paint transformed her into the cutest little lion I have ever seen.

Easy DIY Family Halloween Costume | Party Animals

As a final touch, we stopped by the party store and grabbed a dozen balloons to carry around with us. 

Easy DIY Family Halloween Costume | Party Animals

There's something so fun about wearing a crazy animal mask. Letting loose and dancing around like there is not a care in the world. Our costumes were a big hit and definitely brought about some stares and smiles. I may have to pull out that zebra mask more often. 

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