DIY Joker Halloween Kids Costume

Happy Halloween everyone! This year was a real struggle coming up with a costume for my Avery. Last year I dressed him up as the Joker. 

Best idea everrrr!

Avery loves the Joker and Batman just like his big brother. He calls the Joker "Hahaha". To me he still has a personality that suits a little villain - in a cute way of course hehe

But I can't dress him up as "Hahaha" again!! It's like a rule, we can't do a repeat costume. Well I can't. Even if I could get over that silly rule (I made up for myself) Aaden didn't want to be Batman again, to complete the package.

It's really important to me that we chose a costume that suits his personality. He is definitely not a fluffy little monster, which seems to be the only type of costume they sell in his size. Aaden has been at that age for a while where he likes to choose his own costume. He also prefers a store-bought costume, and not my DIY costumes. Whatever. I let him have this one. Even though I hate buying costumes at the store.

But I'm happy to say at least they get used, the boys play dress up with them all the time. 

It wasn't easy finding any Joker costumes in his size. So what I did to create this look was buy him some purple pants in the girls section (yes, he is wearing girl pants haha) and then he already owned a white button down and vest from a Christmas outfit.

I painted his face with regular Halloween makeup. I was shocked he let me do this without a fight. He actually liked it. He had more makeup on but these pictures are from after trick or treating. A lot of rubbing his face. But I think it still looks awesome! I spray painted his hair green, with those washable hair color sprays, and voilà!

This was definitely one of my favorite Halloween costumes. Simple, easy, inexpensive, and awesome!

The kids had a blast, we went out with our little cousin Buzz Lightyear (Damon). 

His mom, my cousin Gia, who is a professional photographer, took these amazing photos of the kids. The pictures came out amazing! I love the way she captures these precious memories. 

Photos by Gia from Gia Peralta Photography.

If you would like to check out more of her amazing work, just click the link above! :)

Happy Halloween!

What are your kids dressing up as this year?

If you follow me on Instagram you can see the final decision for Avery's Halloween costume this year was Darth Vader. Aaden is a ninja :)