Hi Barbie! horse Halloween costume
All the Barbie horses
Barbie costumes are popular this year, and Gina and her horsecrazy friends came up with this idea to create most of the cast and include their horses!
Here she shares how they created their costumes:
How did you come up with your costume idea?
I have the privilege of living with 3 other awesome horse girls! We bounced around a few ideas but we've been obsessing over the Barbie movie since July and we knew we had to bring it to life with our horses!
How did you make it?
I will go costume by costume here:
Cowgirl Barbie - used a website to get the vest, pants, and hat. Used my Cricut to put the stars on and dyed the originally white vest pink.
Mojo Dojo Ken (black horse) - bought some white fur for his coat, used my Cricut for the fanny pack, sculpted the horse/horseshoe necklace out of Sculpey clay and glued on a bunch of gems, and made his lightning bandana with my Cricut and scrap fabric.
Allan (chestnut horse) - bought a huge piece of white felt and traced a cooler to make the striped shirt then painted all of the stripes. This one certainly took the longest as I also painted the individual squares to get the ridge texture and I added the collar with extra felt. There's only one Allan after all!
Pink checkered Barbie - dress from a fast fashion site and jewelry from Amazon!
Rollerblade Barbie (me!) - used a website for the visor and bike pants but found the exact fabric for the bathing suit on Spoonflower so I used a body suit pattern and sewed it myself! I used an old pair of volleyball knee pads and sewed some stretchy neon fabric for the knee and elbow pads.
I am Kenough Ken (grey horse) - bought a tye-dye piece of fleece and traced a cooler shape then used my Cricut to put the "I am Kenough" graphic on.
Weird Barbie - bought the dress from a website and used my Cricut to iron on the crazy patterns of her dress and then took a sharpie and drew all over it. I found a snakeskin shirt that I cut up and sewed into leg warmers to look like boots.
Barbie convertible - this was made by Weird Barbie from a refrigerator box and painted to be the convertible. Of course complete with beret and pearls.
How much did it cost?
We tried to keep it as cheap as possible using existing materials but we did turn to some fast-fashion sites to get the base of everyone's outfits. I would estimate each costume cost $30-$40.
Where did you wear it?
Our annual farm Halloween parade.
How did people react?
The most fun part about the parade is that the kids get involved with the lesson ponies so seeing their faces when we come out in all pink and as Barbies is the best! Especially since some of us are these kid's coaches/instructors. Everyone always looks forward to what the group will do each year.
How did your horse like it?
We all have saints for horses so after a few snorts at the cardboard convertible everyone loved being pretty in pink. These 4 have to put up with us putting costumes on them every year so at this point they're used to dressing up!