It’s time to get creative if you haven’t already picked out your Halloween costume! But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with my top 7 DIY Halloween costumes. All beach or coastal inspired costumes (of course!).
Be a Hula Lamp!! This is so original
DIY Flamingo costume
If you like pina coladas…
Had to have a Mermaid costume (of course!!)
I’m obsessed with this Lite Brite costume!!
Sun and Sunglasses – so cute for a mommy/baby duo!
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I’m in love with all of these fun Halloween costumes! Many are beach or tropical inspired and most would be very easy to pull off at the last minute. I’m not always the best at planning out my Halloween costumes in advance. (But I wish I was!) So sadly, I end up being one of those people running to the Halloween shop the night of and digging through the left over costumes. This year I’m going to try something a little different and DIY. Just not sure which one yet…
Shrimp – the shorter in stature you are, the cuter this gets!
Pool Float – if you already have the float, this one would be very easy!
Clam Costume – this requires a little more effort but would be perfect for a Mermaid Parade too!
Slice of Citrus – would be cute to pair this with the Tropical Drink Costume above!
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited! The Mermaid Parade is a mermaid-oceanic themed parade that takes place at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY every year. It’s by far my favorite parade out of all the ones in the city, mainly in part because people go all out with their mermaid costumes as well as makeup and hair. So to celebrate this very special event, I thought I would share some of my past favorite costumes from the parade. Warning: Scandalous mermaid outfits ahead!
Lovely turquoise mermaids!
Who needs a clam bra when there are starfish?
Mermaid makeup done right!
Mermaids riding seahorses
MerFamilies that parade together stay together
The Blue Lady
There’s plenty of fish in the sea ladies!
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