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Halloween 2012: Monsters, Inc Mike & Boo

Happy Halloween – Monsters Inc Style

October 31, 2012 Sarah Coggins

This past Saturday it was once again time for our playgroup’s annual Halloween party. Everyone came dressed for the festivities ….

Halloween 2012: Group Photo

Our family theme this year was Monsters Inc. The idea started back in the spring when I stumbled across a kids’ Sulley costume at Goodwill for $5. I bought it thinking it would be fun for Dylan’s dress up collection but later decided it would work great for Halloween.

We tried for a family photo similar to last year, but, while he posed for the kids’ shot and the group one above, our little monster refused to pose with just us. I tried begging to no avail …

Halloween 2012: Monsters, Inc

Nope. Not happening. So Trent & I posed just the two of us …

Halloween 2012: Monsters, Inc Mike & Boo

I made both of our costumes. For the Mike costume, I took a green t-shirt we already owned and added fabric to create a giant eye and smile. The hardhat was a thrift find (50 cents). I spray painted it blue using paint leftover from my canvas art project and added a sitcker with the Monsters Inc logo that I created in Photoshop.

Monsters, Inc Costume: Mike's Hat

For the Boo costume, I used her monster costume as inspiration. I combined a sparkly purple dress and sheer gray top – both thrift finds ($7 total). The hat I created using purple felt, leftover white fabric from Mike’s eye (teeth), batting, a headband (free from the NC State Fair last month. I just added sticker “eyes” over the original stickers), and yarn (hair).

Monsters, Inc Costume: Boo's Hat

All in all I spent under $20 to outfit all 3 of us. Hopefully I can do just as well next year and we can get a true family photo. Maybe.

Happy Halloween!


  • Heather October 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    That is awesome that you were able to make all your costumes for so little! And they turned out AWESOME!
  • allison c October 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    I loved these! Too bad the littlest monster wouldn't cooperate for your family shot (ah, 3 yos) but you and Trent look awesome for sure! :) Happy Halloween!
  • Staci October 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    Super creative! TFS!
  • Melisa - Mommy This & That November 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    Aw, everyone looks awesome...even if one little monster didn't want to cooperate!
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