Root Beer Float
|Costume type:||Costumes for Families|
This homemade costume for families entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Virginia, the 'Root Beer Float' costume creator:
I’ve been making my own costumes for years now and it’s one of the things I look forward to during Halloween. Each year I spend a great deal of time thinking of costume ideas and how to execute it. I almost decided to pass on making any this year because my husband and I just welcomed a baby girl 4 months ago. I didn’t think I would have the time or energy. However, it was going to be her first Halloween so I decided I was going to make it happen. Who needs sleep anyway?
The inspiration for the costumes really came from not wanting to do a traditional family costume. I wanted something more clever and unique. My husband, Kenny and I, are still in awe that we created this little miracle and I thought it would be awesome to create costumes based on the idea that one thing couldn’t exist without the other. Immediately, I thought of root beer float. I was “Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla Ice Cream”, my husband was “A&W Root Beer” and our baby girl was the end result of the two mixed together: Root Beer Float. I love making things a little more personal and original, hence, the “Ken and Vergy’s" Vanilla Ice Cream and “K&V" Root Beer. Our family name is Yee so we titled our costumes “Root Byeer Float”. I made the costumes entirely of felt and some of the lettering on paper. The total cost of the costumes came under $30.
Although it was a bit of a challenge finding time to make costumes for a family of three while being a full time stay-at-home mom and running my own business, I managed to complete them and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.