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Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken Costume

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Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken Costume

Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken

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Photo #1 - Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken Photo #2 - Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken Photo #3 - Back View of the Barbies Photo #4 - Middle-Aged Barbie Photo #5 - Mid-Life Crisis Ken Photo #6 - The Viagra bottle :)
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 2nd place in the Best Couple Costume nomination!

A word from Elisa, the 'Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken' costume creator:

My husband (Tim) and I are wearing the costumes. We came up with the idea because we have been called "Barbie and Ken" over the years...but thought we would put a funny spin on it :) We purchased U-Haul Space-Saver Wardrobe boxes for $9.95 each, and spray painted them with Krylon Mambo Pink spray paint (purchased at Hobby Lobby 30% off for about $5 a can...it took a couple of cans per box). I hand-drew the cut out area of the box and cut with a box cutter. After cutting them, I sprayed the inside of the boxes with Krylon Island Splash spray paint (Hobby Lobby, around $5...took one can per box). I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to make the cut-out Barbie and Ken writing, using "Dollie" font for the script and "Barbie" font for the rest. We attached the boxes to ourselves using a belt around our waist which went through holes around the back of the box (see picture). Ken's wig was a Classic Brown wig spray painted with bright yellow paint. The brush I hot-glued inside was a Tangle Angel detangling brush purchased from Amazon for $10. Inside Ken's box was a prescription empty bottle labeled with the Viagra logo, and on the other side was a picture of a red Corvette. The clothing is just pieces we put together on our own. I would say that each box cost around $40-$45 to make. It was a ton of fun and everyone loved it!!!

Rating: 3.9 of 5. Votes: 42

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#1 comment by Bart January 24, 2016

Is it possible to buy this boxes ? I loooove it !!

#2 comment by Shannon Smaldino September 10, 2019

We would like to buy these boxes!!! Can we hire you??

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