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Dummy Costume Makeup

This post  features the Clever Teen and her super creative mind. This year like every year, she had trouble figuring out what she wanted to be. This year she was determined to not make her costume and she wanted to buy one. Alas one and a half days before Halloween, she decided she wanted to make her costume.

Dummy Costume Makeup

Enter the ventriloquist dummy costume and makeup. This was actually an extremely easy costume to put together on my part. We found the pieces at thrift stores within 30 minutes. We are actually lucky to live near a strip mall that features quite a few thrift stores. Even luckier, we went on a day they were all participating in 50% off sales.

Ventriloquist Dummy Costume & Makeup


  • Long sleeve white shirt ($2)
  • Black bowtie ($.50)
  • Red suspenders ($1)
  • Eyelashes ($.50 from Target a few years ago)
  • Makeup (white powder, white cream, black cream, red lipstick)

The How To:

  • Cover face in a white powder
  • Outline the eyes and mouth with a black eyeliner.
  • Fill in around the eyes with a white costume makeup.
  • Fill in the mouth with black.
  • Fill in the lips with red except the bottom real lip, fill in with white.
  • Line the teeth with the eyeliner.
  • Fill in the cheese with lipstick.
  • Glue the eyelashes on.
  • Dot the face with black eyeliner for the freckles.

Dummy Costume Makeup


DIY Skull Candy JarsI featured these DIY Skull jars in my recent black and white Halloween party. These jars are inexpensive to make and take less than 5 minutes to create! One of my favorite tools is my glue gun and that’s because I can easily decorate my crafts. When I found these glitter skulls, I wasn’t sure what I was going to decorate but came up with these super cute candy jars thanks to my glue gun and of course my extensive supply of mason jars.

DIY Skull Candy Jars


How to:

  • Paint the lids with black paint.
  • Hot glue the skulls to the lids.
  • Line the bands of the lids with silver washi tape.
  • Pour in candy corn and you are done!

DIY Skull Candy Jars

DIY Star Wars Tumbler
Raise your hand if you are excited about the Star Wars movie release in December! How about Force Friday? Retailers like Amazon and Target will be selling new Star Wars toys to help build up the excitement for the new movie that is coming out in December. I’m hoping we’ll get to see yet another sneak peek at the movie.

The craft I’m bringing you today shares a way to show love for Star Wars everyday. Drinking water has definitely not been at the top of my priority list lately so I have been trying to get better at. Enter: The Force. The message on this cup is “Use the Force”. Of course the reference here is for finding the force to drink more water!

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DIY Stormtrooper Running Costume

This weekend I did my first Disney Fun Run at Disney Social Media Moms at Disney World. I got together with a few other AZ bloggers who attended the conference and we came up with dressing up with a Star Wars theme! Everyone selected a character to go as and I decided to go as a Stormtrooper. This DIY Stormtrooper costume was easy to put together and easy to run in!

The DIY StormTrooper costume:

DIY StormTrooper Shirt
Black Capri Leggings
White & Black Tutu
StormTrooper Mickey Ears
StormTrooper Socks

I made the entire costume in about 3 hours. The tutu took the longest but it was pretty easy to do while watching a movie!

DIY Stormtrooper Shirt

StormTrooper Shirt Supplies:

How To:

  • Take the shirt and iron it out. Carefully iron on the freezer paper cutout to the front of the shirt.
  • Paint inside the stencil with the paint.
  • Allow the paint to dry then remove the stencil.
  • Cut the side seams all the way down.
  • Punch 3 – 4 holes down the side.
  • Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.

StormTrooper Tutu Supplies:

  • 2 rolls of white tulle
  • 1 roll of black tulle
  • 1 strand of 1/2 inch to 1 inch black or white elastic (measured to fit snuggly on your waist)
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Cut the elastic to fit your waist. Leave a few extra inches so you can knot it around your waist but don’t tie it yet.
  • Cut strips of tulle about 10 – 15 inches long. I did a variety of different sizes. Cut until you run out of the tulle or go until you have the desired fluffiness. I wanted an extra fluffy tutu so it took 2 and a half rolls.
  • Tie the tulle in knots around the elastic. You don’t have to double knot them, one knot will do. This way you can move them around as needed. I did about 4 white, 1 black as a pattern.

StormTrooper Mickey Ears Supplies

  • Foam board
  • Headband
  • Mickey ears template (printable found here)
  • White fabric (I used scraps from the shirt)
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 Black vinyl cut outs of the Imperial Crest , about 2.5 inches big.

DIY Stormtrooper Mickey Ears

DIY Stormtrooper Mickey Ears

DIY Stormtrooper Mickey Ears

How To:

  • Use the printable to trace Mickey ears. You will need to do 4 cut outs.
  • Hot glue the white scraps around the ears. I simply glued the gathering of the fabric together on the back.
  • Hot glue the ears about 2 inches apart.
  • Place the crests on each ear.

DIY Stormtrooper Costume

 So what completed the costume? Running with #CleverVader

DIY StormTrooper Costume

DIY Star Wars Run Disney Costumes

As you can see, we had a lot of fun at the Disney Social Media Moms Fun Run! Looking for more DIY Star Wars run costumes? Check out these links!

Chewbacca Costume from Ecelctic Mommy

Darth Vader Costume from Mom Endeavors

Han Solo Costume from Desert Chica

R2d2 Costume from See Vanessa Craft

BB-8 Droid from All For The Boys


DIY Upcycled Disney Autograph and Activity Book

We’re on our way to Disney Word this week and we are so excited! I made this Disney autograph & activity book for the Clever Guy out of 2 Golden Books. The first one is 101 Dalmatians and the second is Lion King. I have probably 50 Golden Books that I have been wanting to do something with and this is my first project.

Make your own Disney Autograph and Activity Book

DIY DIsney Autograph Book

How to:

  • I took the front covers off of the books and marked two holes from 3.5 inches from the bottom and top.
  • I punched out the holes with the Crop-A-Dile
  • I printed out pages (below) and laminated a few with my Xyron Machine
  • I bound the book with Binder rings (about 1 inch). This makes it easy to interchange things from the book.

What’s inside:

I laminated the maps and the word search so that Clever Guy could use them over in the event he wanted to add to the book.

DIY DIsney Autograph Book

About the tools:

The Crop-A-Dile is one of my all time favorite crafting tools. You can use it to easily punch through cardboard and a large amount of papers.

The Xyron Machine is perfect for projects like this. It’s a little pricey but you can get an adhesive cartridge, a lamination cartridge and a lamination cartridge. Use your craft store coupons to reduce the price a bit!
DIY DIsney Autograph Book

Looking for more creative Disney crafts? Check out these links!

Disney Crafts

Disney Trip Chalkboard Countdown

Disney Drawstring Backpack

DIY BB-8 T Shirt

Custom Toy Story Shirt & Shorts

Little Mermaid Mickey Ears

DIY Disney Jewelry 

Disney Sticker Stories

Disney Princess Duct Tape Hand Mirror

Bleached out Disney T-Shirt





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