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Scooby Doo Gang Family Halloween Costumes 2015

Scooby Doo Halloween

November 2, 2015 Sarah Coggins
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Each Halloween we have family themed costumes. This year, our son chose the theme – Scooby Doo. This also included dressing up his sister as Scooby, but I vetoed putting her in a dog costume. Instead, I picked up the Scooby Doo itty bitty from Hallmark to fill in that void and complete our theme.

Scooby Doo Gang Family Halloween Costumes 2015

I put together the kids’ Velma and Shaggy costumes from clothing I found at consignment in September. I got really lucky with my son’s shirt. It was new with tags for $3!

Velma’s glasses I found at the Dollar Tree in the kids’ toy section. They were labeled “Nerd Glasses” and had tape on the middle section that I peeled off. I bought them well in advance and we practiced with her putting them on several times a week. My goal? To get her to wear them long enough for photos. We did have to fix them mid-shoot as she pulled them off. 😉

Scooby Doo Gang Family Halloween Costumes 2015: Outtake

Later in the evening she wore them for a little bit during our brief trick or treating adventure (i.e., she watched her brother while sitting in her stroller snacking on puffs before I took her home for bed. And I have no photos of him at this point because he was running from door to door so fast!).

Scooby Doo Gang Family Halloween Costumes 2015: Velma Trick or Treating

Trent’s Fred costume was an eBay find. I pieced together my own costume from multiple stores. Originally I planned to reuse the dress I wore for my Boo costume the year we did Monsters, Inc. It was a bit too big now and, lazy of me, I didn’t feel like seam ripping off the sleeves I had added for that costume. A last minute (as in Friday! Yes, the day before Halloween) trip to Ross and I found the perfect dress. It was a “splurge” at $25 for Halloween, but I justified it pretty quickly since I can and will wear it on other occasions.

Scooby Doo Gang Family Halloween Costumes 2015: Three of Four

The wig I ordered from Zulily. It looks nothing like the photo. It’s much redder and poofier in real life. That turned out to be a plus because I think it actually looks more “Daphne-like” than the online image. The headband I picked up from Michaels for about $2.50 after using a 40% coupon and the scarf was a Target clearance find (70% off!).

Altogether, we spent under $50 (not counting my dress) for all 4 of us. Honestly, I could probably subtract the kids’ clothes from that as well since they will wear most of theirs again also. That skirt my daughter had on? A gorgeous velvet red perfect for Christmas.

Did your family dress up for Halloween? Link me up with your costume pics!

And, thank you, Hallmark, for the share! Did you catch us on their Instagram feed on Saturday night?

Scooby Doo Gang Family Halloween Costumes 2015: Hallmark Instagram Share

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

Check out our past Halloween fun: 2009 Pumpkin & Farmers2010 Monkey & Zoo Keepers | 2011 Toy Story | 2012 Monsters, Inc | 2013 Sharknado | 2014 Minions


15 Comments

  • Theresa C November 2, 2015 at 9:21 am
    You all look great!
    • Sarah Coggins November 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm
      Thanks, Theresa! We had a lot of fun. And I think I set the bar a bit high for next year. Time to start brainstorming new ideas.
  • Andrea B. November 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm
    I love this. So much. You guys are just too adorable. Your theme rocked!
  • Rachel November 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm
    I love your scooby doo theme. My kids pick their costumes and I usually wear my cat mask and tail. One year we were super heroes. I'm also enjoying the new kid items available at Hallmark.
    • Sarah Coggins November 3, 2015 at 9:59 am
      Your kids picked some great costumes this year! I actually mentioned to my husband that I was surprised we hadn't been superheroes yet. I'm sure it will come up for a future Halloween.
  • Susanna @Zealous Mom November 3, 2015 at 6:16 am
    Such cute costumes! I love it. I really want our family to do family-themed costumes next year. I just think that looks like so much fun. And your little gal? So stinking cute!
    • Sarah Coggins November 3, 2015 at 10:01 am
      Thank you! I think family themed can be a lot of fun. The trick is settling on a theme! This was actually our 2nd and far easier than Dylan's original idea (Ghostbusters) which I might try to pull of next year depending on his opinion then.
  • Leigh Powell Hines November 3, 2015 at 6:57 am
    I love this so much. I always wanted to be Daphne. Really cool that you were on Hallmark channel on Instagram. So cute. Where's Scooby? The cat is Scooby. Ha. ha.
  • Leigh Powell Hines November 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
    Oh, I see now....the itty bitty is Scooby. Cute idea.
    • Sarah Coggins November 3, 2015 at 10:03 am
      Yes, Scooby is the Itty Bitty in Dylan's hand. :) We had a slightly larger toy that I can not find. I've turned the house upside down looking for it. Thankfully, Hallmark had Scooby & Shaggy in time for Halloween and Dylan LOVES the Itty Bittys so I was able to save the day with that purchase. We had to have Scooby to complete the theme!
  • Mary Lagdameo November 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm
    What a beautiful family! Your LO is rockin' those glasses! I'm surprised they stayed on!
    • Sarah Coggins November 5, 2015 at 8:59 pm
      Thank you! Lots & lots of practice was key. She now thinks it is funny to put them on herself (usually upside down!).
  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? November 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm
    I sure hope you guys won a contest! Those costumes are so perfect! I've never done a theme before and this makes me want to...except 6 costumes is a lot! Oh, idea...hubby is a coach and me and the girls are the basketball team!
    • Sarah Coggins November 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm
      I tried entering the Fandango "movie themed costumes" contest on IG. I don't think we won, but I was pretty proud with how these turned out especially since we pieced them together. Although I might have set the bar too high for future years! 6 costumes might be a challenge. The party hosts have 3 kids and this year their theme was "favorite TV show characters." The parents dressed up as characters from Game of Thrones and the kids were Sophia the First, Zuma from Paw Patrol, and a Power Ranger. I like your coach & players idea too!

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