These Dads Make Adorable DIY Halloween Costumes with Their Twins

Due to the pandemic, it’s questionable whether it will be allowed for kids to go trick-or-treating this year. However, it doesn’t mean you need to break the tradition—you can have a super-fun Halloween party at your home, right?

Two dads, Manny Lopez and Paul Sandmann from Florida have already revealed their family costumes. This year, they dressed up as characters from the Super Mario video game. Being an artist himself, Lopez has been in charge of making the costumes since 2014 when their twins Adelaide and Augustus were born.

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Halloween 2020 – For this year’s costumes, Adelaide wanted to be Princess Peach from the Super Mario video game.  I created the costumes from a combination of purchased pieces, new construction and recycled parts from previews costumes. I really didn’t want to do the normal Super Mario Character but Augustus insisted on being Mario.  His bedding is Super Mario so how could we say no? Adelaide’s dress was made by @little_darling_designs_ .  She and I cut and styled her wig and chose the makeup to give her the Princess Peach look. Augustus was the easiest.   You can find the outfit everywhere, but we made it puffier and of course the key is that his personality really brings the character to life in his poses.  I knew that I had to be Bowser which would require painting a body suit and adding a large tail.  I created the tail from yards of cloth, the stuffing from our Game of Thrones outfit, and parts of the belt and  leather straps from the Masters of the Universe costumes. I found these cool head pieces for Paul (Yoshy) and I on the internet, so I decided to use these as a base spicing them up with color and fill so that they matched the colors and character of the scene. Paul’s costume followed a similar path and the whole family helped with painting and constructing the various pieces.  We did the photoshoot in our garage over 2 days followed by  many hours of my photo editing. We hope you enjoy our picture as much as we do. . .
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“Halloween is my favorite event of the year, and the moment we found out we were having twins (a boy and a girl), I immediately started thinking about family Halloween costumes,” he shared on Bored Panda. “I always want to make Adelaide the main character since she is the girl of the house, so every year, we make our own creative costumes around a strong female lead.”

He also explained that when the costumes are ready, the next step is to take cute photos, edit them, and share them on Instagram.

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