I kind of like Halloween, and I kind of love DIY costumes… and candy. This year Andy and I decided to be Crown and Coke for our friends Halloween party. That’s right, we left baby boy at home with a baby sitter for an adults only evening! If you’re throwing a Halloween party, I highly suggest setting up your bathroom to look like a murder scene… so creepy and awesome! The Crown bottle bag looks tricky, but I assure you this is not a hard costume to make! You have to sew 2 straight-ish lines and then the most time consuming part is embroidering “Crown Royal” on the front of the bag. Here are all of the deets on our DIY Crown and Coke couples costumes!
Here’s what you need to make a Crown Royal bag
- 3 yards of purple fabric… bring a Crown Royal bag to the fabric store to match the best color. I just bought cheap cotton fabric!
- A spool of thick gold cording for the draw string
- Gold yarn and an embroidery needle
So, here’s how I made the Crown Royal bag. I laid out my 3 yards of fabric, found the center and cut a hole for Andy’s head. I’m not a perfectionist. And it is just a Halloween costume, so I don’t measure or do anything too fancy. Like so…
Then, I placed the gold cording around the neck hole and literally just sewed it into place with a zig zag stitch. I sewed the sides up leaving space for 2 big arm holes. And voila you have yourself a purple sack! Like I said above, the stitching of the Crown Royal onto the sack was the hardest part. I used a white pencil and hand wrote Crown Royal in my fanciest hand writing. Then, I used my embroidery needle and stitched over my white letters with gold thread. I used the same gold thread and stitched around the neck and half way down the sides of the sack. (I got lazy!)
Here’s what you need to make a coke dress and hat
- A red strapless dress
- Silver Duck Tape
- One sheet of white Duck Tape
- Cricut Explore machine
- XACTO knife
- Cutting board
- Hot glue gun
- Plastic headband (I used black since my hair is dark!)
The dress literally took about 10 minutes to craft up. I could not have done it without the Cricut Explore! I uploaded an image of the Coca Cola logo, using this tutorial. Make sure that you have your dial set to custom and choose the Duck Tape setting before cutting. And then voila, the magical machine cuts out your perfect logo and you just tape on yourself! I love that, because then you don’t even ruin your dress!
Now, to make the fancy fascinator coke tab! This takes a little more crafting. I doodled an outline of a Coke tab onto a cardboard box and cut it out with an XACTO knife. I used a dinner plate to trace a perfect circle and cut that out of cardboard too. I covered them both with silver Duck Tape and hot glued them together. Easy!
My giant coke tab getting covered in Duck Tape:
A little tip: Duck Tape easily rips with your fingers vertically. This will help easily cover the skinny parts of the tab! Oh and I covered the front and back of the tab and circle!
Then stick your fancy hat in your hair and start poppin’ bottles… or tabs, hardy har!
Oh and remember how I mentioned murder scenes in the bathrooms, check it:
For more fun Halloween couples costume ideas, Andy and I have been Fred and Wilma:
And one year, we couldn’t get it together and last minute whipped up a 70’s girl and a 7 year old!
We’ve also been Dorothy and tin man from Wizard of Oz (tin man was store bought) and a ladybug and sumo wrestler (more of those pics here). We are (fingers crossed) going to have different costumes for Friday night! We’ll see how that goes! Cheers to costume making fun!