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Coming to America Family Costume

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Coming to America Family Costume

Family photo: Coming to America

Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Ruby, the 'Coming to America' costume creator:

Coming to America is one of my favorite movies. This year we decided to dress as the characters. My husband is dressed as King Jaffe Joffer. I am dressed as Queen Aoleon. My sons are dressed as the Eddie Murphy characters: Prince Akeem (McDowell's uniform), Royal Prince Akeem, and Randy Watson. I've include pics with side by side comparisons to the original characters from the movie. Enjoy

King Jaffee Joffer:
We used a suit coat we found at the thrift store for $4. The lion is a lion skin childrens room rug I found on ebay. i made the hat out of fleece I purchased for $3. The embelishments are wood cutouts that I spray painted gold. The ascot is made of purple, royal blue, and light blue ribbon that I fused together. The ascot also has a gold snowflake for embellishment.

Queen Aoleon:
Faux fur found on Ebay for under $15. Gold head wrap and scarf made from gold materal.

Royan Prince Akeem:
Necklace made from wood cutouts (sprayed gold), fishing line, and red ribbon. Crown made from flexible foam sheets (sprayed gold) and embellished with a variety of plastic jewels and rhinestones. Black tux purchased from ebay for $10.

Prince Akeem McDowell's:
Vest and bow tie made using a McCall's vest pattern and plaid fabric. Hat made fromsame plaid fabric and white pompom made from yarn. Pants were made from blue fabric (no pattern used). yellow McDowell's M was painted on using puff paint. Mustache purchased from Spirit Halloween.

Randy Watson:
Blue tux purchased from Ebay for $15. White shirt with blue and and white ruffles made from scratch with no pattern. Wig purchased from Party City. Black eyeshadow used to create 5 o'clock shaddow and mustache purchased from Spirit Halloween.

All other jewelry and accessories (glasses, earings, etc.) purchased from a variety of thrift stores or made from items found within the home.

Rating: 5.0 of 5. Votes: 10

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#1 comment by Scott August 25, 2016

So clever, original, and awesome! Whole family looks so great!!

#2 comment by Trina September 2, 2017

Where did y'all get the akeem costume at

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