If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know just how crazy geeky we are so it should come as no surprise that our boys and their cousin chose to wear Star Trek Halloween costumes last year! (The family that geeks together, freaks together?) Of course, it was one of our parenting dreams to see little Star Trek crew members running around so we did everything we could to make it a reality.
I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea. So make sure to scroll down to the bottom to check out all the other awesome costumes!
Full Geek Ahead!
The costumes were fairly easy to put together, the shirt was the only thing that involved sewing. Everything else was store-bought or thrifted. I went with Polar Fleece since Halloween nights in the desert are usually kinda chilly. Plus, it comes in tons of colors which meant we could easily match the uniforms in the original series. So nerdy, right?!
I bought the Recess Raglan Pattern from seeKatesew on etsy for the shirts. It was super easy to follow and totally saved me a tons of time from having to make one of my own. Here’s a free Raglan Tee tutorial you can try as well. The collars were the only thing I changed to make them match the original costumes and to allow for a small velcro closure in the back since their mama forgot to make the neckline stretchable. Oops!
The awesome insignia patches are also from an etsy shop (MirrorUniverse), play phasers we got from Amazon, and the sleeve ranking is just gold rick rack. We picked up the black pants at thrift stores and after much searching, eventually just bought some girls’ boots. Plain black boots were seriously the hardest part to find! Ours came with little jeweled hearts that we just cut off.
A Family of Nerds
We, of course, took this opportunity to wear our old Star Trek uniforms because it wasn’t nerdy enough just to have our boys in costume. I warned you we were big geeks! Also, check out the awesome Tricorder trick-or-treat bags my sister whipped up out of felt and Wonder Under. She did an amazing job recreating the original look and it was totally functional that night!
And of course, even the strongest Star Trek officer has time to kiss his mom!
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And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration!
Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
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