$15 Family of 4 Halloween Costume



Need a cheap and quick Halloween costume for the entire family? You’ve found one!

Since we are on a very tight budget, I had to come up with something creative, cheap, and fun for my family to be for Halloween this year. My sister was coming to visit and I absolutely wanted to include her since we rarely get to see each other. I decided on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles since my son already had a TMNT tee shirt handed down to him.

**TIP: Start with something you already have in your house, like a kid’s shirt or pajamas you could easily turn into a costume.**

I’m not lying. I made my husband, myself, my toddler, and my sister all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Halloween costumes for $15. Here’s how:

Dollar Store:

1. Streamers (I already had red and orange in my craft supplies, so I only had to buy purple and blue).

2. Aluminum Pans (3 adult, 1 toddler size); for the toddler size, get the small round pans.14859498_10104297300701835_1213114370_o

3. Ninja Turtle Tattoos (optional).

4. Anything in the toy aisle that could be use as a weapon (optional — I’m sure everyone has a bazillion toys lying around they could use).


Hobby Lobby:

  1. Lime Green Spray Paint (download their app and use a coupon!).
  2. Lime Green Tee Shirts — I found these on sale for $2.99 and then used coupons from their app.
  3. Neon Green Paracord — used to make the straps for the “turtle shell.”

Step 1: Lay down cardboard or newspaper and spray one layer on the aluminum pans. Let dry a few hours.14808726_10104297300811615_1522666635_o

Step 2: Spray another layer of paint, if desired. Let dry for a few hours. I let mine dry overnight.

Step 3: Once dry, safely use a knife or scissors to cut four holes in the aluminum pans for the paracord to go through.

Step 4: Place paracord through the holes and measure how long you need the straps. Tie off.

Step 5: Get dressed. Tie off appropriate colored streamers on legs, arms, head, etc. We noticed our streamers tore very easily, so be cautious of that.

Step 6: HAVE FUN!!

The main thing is to have fun with your family and get creative! You can totally wear whatever shirt, pants, and shoes that you would like. Honestly our toddler won’t keep anything covering his head on for that long, so he had his tee shirt and turtle shell on for the majority of the night.



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