Disclosure: This tutorial was sponsored by Primary.com and they provided clothing to create this costume. This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase anything through these links we receive a small commission that helps support this channel and allows us to continue making content like […]
Disclosure: This tutorial was sponsored by Primary.com and they provided clothing to create this costume. This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase anything through these links I receive a small commission that helps support this channel and allows us to continue making content like […]
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Primary.com and they provided the clothing to create all of the awesome costumes. Use code TOYSTORYDAD for 20% off + FREE shipping on your first order at Primary.com. This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase anything through these links I receive a small commission that helps support this channel and allows us to continue making content like this.
In 2018 we started a new tradition called Hamm’s Happy Haunts. We dressed our son Beckham aka Hamm as 31 Disney Villains. A new handmade costume every day in October. This year we decided to continue the tradition but expand to pop culture villains in general.
For this year, 2019, we only did a new costume every weekday. However, with our new daughter Scarlett joining in on the fun, there were still a lot of costumes to make. All costumes were made by my amazingly talented wife Rachel. Make sure to check out @toystorydad on Instagram to see all of the fun costumes we create.
We are also excited to announce that this year Hamm’s Happy Haunts was sponsored by Primary.com. They provided all of the clothing for the base of these costumes. Primary.com is our go-to place for costumes because all of their clothing is free of logos, graphics, and phrases. They also have any color you would ever need. If you use the code TOYSTORYDAD at Primary.com you will get 20% off + FREE shipping on your first order.
This post contains pictures and or videos of the costumes as well as the materials we used to create each costume. (Note: We will be adding to this post throughout the month as we post the pictures on Instagram. We don’t want to ruin the surprise.) We hope these pop-culture villain costume ideas inspire you to create something similar.
Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter
We created this Draco Malfoy costume by cutting open the front of the dress to make it into a robe. The tie is made out of felt and we printed a Slytherin logo and taped it on. The materials you will need for this Harry Potter inspired costume are:
We actually created a full tutorial for the Team Rocket costume on YouTube.
Plankton – SpongeBob SquarePants
This Plankton costume is really simple. The headpiece is made completely out of felt and then we just paired it with green pajamas and of course a Krabby Patty. The materials you will need for this SpongeBob Squarepants inspired costume are:
Krabby Patty (We just used a burger from McDonald’s)
Phineas Hitchhiking Ghost – The Haunted Mansion
To create this Hitchhiking Ghost costume we made the hat out of thin cardboard, as you would find in a cereal box. We then wrapped the hat in the mint blue felt and added white yarn for the hair. We added a bowtie made out of felt. You can watch this video for instructions on how to make a simple bowtie out of felt. The materials you will need for this Haunted Mansion inspired costume are:
Blue Briefcase or Purse (We found one at our local thrift store)
Negan – The Walking Dead
This Negan costume is very simple because all you really need is clothing. We added some craft wire to a baseball bat to create Lucille. We also added some gray eye shadow to Beckham’s face to give the look of facial hair. The materials you will need for this Walking Dead inspired costume are:
For this Lord Farquaad costume, the hat is made out of thin cardboard as you would find in a cereal box. It is then covered with red felt. The cape is made out of red fabric. The belt and wrist cuffs are made out of felt. Details were added with gold fabric and gold puff paint. The wig tops it off to make the perfect Lord Farquaad. The materials you will need for this Shrek inspired costume are:
We actually created a full tutorial for the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume on YouTube.
This Dracula costume was made with a black long sleeve polo cut open and sewed to look like a suit coat. The cape is made out of red fabric and we used felt to create the collar so that it was stiff enough to stick up. Dracula’s necklace was made out of red felt and gold fabric. Vampire’s fangs are of course the finishing touch. The materials you will need for this Dracula inspired costume are:
The Demogorgon costume was actually just purchased from Amazon. To make Dustin’s costume we painted the logo on a green t-shirt. The hat and wig are awesome finishing touches. We ended up using curlers and steam to make the wig curly like Dustin’s hair. The materials you will need for this Stranger Things inspired costume are:
This costume was super easy because it’s just a matter of finding all of the right pieces. We found the perfect suit and used the yellow dress shirt from Primary.com. Just for fun, we attempted to put a stapler in jello just like Jim did in the first episode of The Office. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out super well but it was still adorable. The materials you will need for this Dwight Schrute inspired costume are:
To make the monkey’s costume from Toy Story 3 we added red “buttons” made out of felt to a yellow tank top. We used white puff paint to add stripes to the red pants. The hat is made completely out of felt and we used brown pajamas to create the monkey color underneath the clothing. The materials you will need for this Toy Story inspired costume are:
This Bowser costume definitely took a lot of work. The shell was made out of a styrofoam dome and ring covered in felt. The spikes were made out of felt cones. To create the tail, we used yellow fabric and stuffed it. Felt was also used to create the headpiece and spikes on the neck and arms. The materials you will need for this Bowser inspired costume are:
To create this Thanos costume we added Gold fabric accents to a blue muscle shirt. The hat was made out of paper mache then painted gold. We, of course, added a toy Gauntlet for an obvious detail. The materials you will need for this Thanos inspired costume are:
To create this Billy Hargrove as the Lifeguard costume, we ironed on the Hawkins Pool logo to a white tanktop. We then added red paint to the edges of the white polo. The curly mullet and red whistle were much needed finishing touches. One thing we forgot to do but would make it even better is a little bit of a mustache. The materials you will need for this Stranger Things inspired costume are:
To create this Piranha Plant costume, we created the headpiece and leaves out of felt. We then spray painted a clay planting pot green to finish off the look. The materials you will need for this Mario inspired costume are:
To create this Charles F. Muntz costume, we actually didn’t need to do any DIY or crafting. We simply just needed to buy all of the pieces of clothing and add them together. The materials you will need for this Disney/Pixar’s Up inspired costume are:
To create these Pac-Man Ghost costumes, we cut and sewed felt into the ghost shapes. We put black pajamas from Primary.com underneath the costumes to keep the kiddos warm. The Pac-Man for the cat is also made out of felt. The materials you will need for this Pac-Man inspired costume are:
To create this Evil Purple Minion Costume, we added a felt macho logo to grey overalls. We used a purple long sleeve shirt underneath from Primary.com. The glasses were made out of cardboard and grey and black felt. We then added the purple wig to give the crazy hair look. The materials you will need for this Despicable Me inspired costume are:
To create these Heffalump and Woozle costumes, we started with pajamas from Primary.com as the base. For the Woozele we painted on red polka dots to the white pajamas. The hat with ears was made out felt. The tail was just white fabric stuffed and then painted with red paint to add the polka dots.
For the Heffalump, we painted blue stripes on pink pajamas using puffy paint. The hat with hears was made out of felt. We added a trunk which is simply fabric sewn and stuffed. For an extra touch make sure to add a pink tutu to the Heffalump. The materials you will need for these Winnie the Pooh inspired costumes are:
To create these Kronk and Yzma costumes, we started with clothing from Primary.com as the base. For Kronk, We used a blue tank top and a purple skirt. We added a hat made out of yellow felt. We also added wrist cuffs, ankle cuffs, and a chest plate out yellow felt. We added a belt out of light blue felt.
For Yzma’s costume, we started with a black dress as the base. We added a hat made out of black felt. The earings were just blue felt added to the hat. We then added a big purple feather coming out of the top of the hat. The final touch was a purple feather boa around her neck. The materials you will need for these Emperor’s New Groove inspired costumes are:
To create these Lady Tremaine and Lucifer costumes, we started with clothing from Primary.com as the base. For Lady Tremaine’s Costume, we used a red dress as the base. We made a broach and hairpiece out of felt.
For Lucifer’s costume, we used black pajamas as the base of the costume. We made a headpiece out of felt and created a tail out of fabric and stuffed it for the 3D effect. The materials you will need for these Cinderella-inspired costumes are:
To create these Ursula and Flotsam/Jetsam costumes, we started with clothing from Primary.com as the base. For Flotsam’s costume, we simply used teal pajamas for the body and created a headpiece out of felt.
For Ursula’s costume, we used a white onesie and dyed it quickly to make it a lighter purple. For the tentacles, we used a black dress and sewed tentacle shapes by cutting the dress bottom and sewing purple felt to the other side. We then stuffed each tentacle to give it the 3D effect. We added a shell necklace out of yellow felt. The hairpiece was made out of white yarn. The materials you will need for these Little Mermaid inspired costumes are:
Winifred Sanderson and her Spell Book – Hocus Pocus
To create these Winifred Sanderson and her spellbook costumes, we started with clothing from Primary.com as the base. For Winifred Sanderson’s costume, we used a purple and green dress. The green dress was placed on top and cut open. We added details to the green dress with gold ribbon, beads and glitter paint. For her hair, we used pumpkin spice felt.
For the spell book’s costume, we used brown pajamas underneath the costume. The book was made out of cardboard and we covered it in brown suede fabric. To create the bulges we used hot glue underneath the fabric. The stitches are just little pieces of twine glued on to the “seams”. The silver accents are made out of hot glue and silver paint. The eye was made out of a foam ball and felt. We added shoulder straps for the book out of brown felt.
The materials you will need for these Hocus Pocus inspired costumes are: