Looking for fun Disney themed costumes for the whole family? Make these DIY Wreck-It Ralph Family Costume Ideas for Florida Weather. May contain commissioned links.
DIY Wreck-It Ralph Family Costume Ideas for Florida Weather
I love that my kids are getting to the age where they love family themed Halloween costumes. It’s really the bomb-dot-com. And with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 movie sequel coming out this fall, it’s time to wreck it with some really amazing costumes for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. But Houston, we have a problem.
Wreck-It Ralph never had to deal with Florida heat and humidity…in August. A predicted 90 degree night meant a few Florida modifications to the classic Disney look. But I can fix it! See how we made these DIY Wreck-It Ralph Family Costume Ideas for our Not So Scary night, kid and Florida weather approved!
Ralph was definitely the easiest costume to achieve. If you’re a homemade costume lover like I am, this one required no sewing or modifications. GOLD. Here’s what you will need:
- Brown overalls. I loved these one because it had snaps, easier for kids!
- Orange henley tee. The open front with a couple of buttons is super important.
- Turquoise ringer tee. This one goes underneath the orange tee. If you can find a ringer tank (or if you want to cut the sleeves), it will make this costume much lighter.
- Hair gel.
Boom! Getting the color combo right is really important to nail this costume. But if you find the right pieces (check your local thrift stores too), your Wreck-It Ralph will look amazing!
Vanellope von Schweetz
My 5-year old immediately chose Vanellope for her Not So Scary costume. I don’t blame her. How cute! But wearing an over sized hoodie in Florida weather? I knew she’d be absolutely miserable all night. So with a few modifications to the original, I came up with a pretty fun Florida-friendly Vanellope costume that is princess-approved.
- Turquoise Pocket Tank. The pocket is SUPER important. Also similar ones HERE and HERE.
- Vanellope leggings. This was a hard buy to swallow. But honestly unless you’re a hardcore sewer, these unique leggings weren’t happening.
- Brown tutu skirt. Because, I’ve got a princess.
- Pink Embroidery Floss.
- Candy Buttons and Bobby Pins.
- Thick Red Yarn.
The biggest modification will be to the tank. You’re going to need to stitch the embroidery floss on the pocket. Considering that there’s only 2 stitch passes and an “X,” even a novice sewer like myself can handle. You may want a bigger yarn needle to accomplish the look.
After that, it’s really all about the candy hair accessories. Thread your candy buttons onto your bobby pins. And cut your red twizzler yarn for a hair tie. Easy and done.
Sugar Rush Racer | Crumbelina de Caramello
Let’s be honest. Sergeant Calhoun in full armor was not happening on a 90 degree day in Florida. So I had to think a little deeper for a sensible costume for myself that would still fit the theme. I kept coming back to the Sugar Rush Racers. And while the more “Asian” racers weren’t going to happen (no chance I was wearing full winter gear), Crumbelina was a clear and easy winner…at least in my race.
- Gold Skater Skirt. Getting the right cut is essential for this costume.
- Gold Jacket. The flashier, the better. This one had a cheaper price point. It says silver, but it’s really gold, FYI.
- White tank. I went with a thin racer back cotton one. True to size.
- Brown Capri Leggings. Bonus – they are buttery soft and now are in my workout gear rotation.
- Khaki Newsboy Hat. Also an essential part of the costume.
- Brown Felt.
- Brown Ribbon – about 1/4 inch thick.
- Brown Fabric Paint.
- Off White Fabric Paint.
- Hot Glue.
So the biggest blunder I had was trying to sew ribbon in an “S” pattern down my shirt. I ended up using brown fabric paint to create the design. So. Much. Easier. Allow to dry (and maybe not try to make the pattern while wearing an hour before you leave for the party – not that I did or anything). If you have a Cricut, I also recommend using that to create your iron-on design.
The hat is going to need the most attention. Start by cutting out a 1 1/2 – 2 inch heart out of brown felt. Outline with the off white fabric paint and dry. Take your brown fabric paint and create your “S” pattern across the brim of the hat. Also paint the button on top of the hat with the brown fabric paint. Allow everything to dry. Cut and hot glue your ribbon onto your hat. And finally glue on the heart. Super cute, right?
Other DIY Wreck-It Ralph Family Costume Ideas
My Disney loving sister-in-law, niece and nephew were also up for our Wreck-It Ralph Family Costume Ideas. I love that they were 100% in for our theme!
Fix-It Felix. My nephew makes a great Felix, don’t you think? A blue hat, blue shirt, jean shorts, worker gloves, toy hammer, gold paint, and a few patches made this costume a breeze. Add a tool belt, and you’re in business! Since Daddy didn’t make this Not So Scary party, I have plans in the works to make him into Fix-It Felix for October with these items:
Jubileena Bing Bing. A red wig, red skater skirt, cherry tee and red capri leggings completed my SIL’s look. She looks amazing as a red head!
Taffyta Muttonfudge. Probably the most memorable Sugar Rush racer, I love how my niece embodied her look! A pink tank dress, white gloves, pink hat with green felt accessories, plus pink and white striped long socks – boom. Just give this girl a lollipop!
While you guys enjoy your cool fall weather and PSLs, we will be over here still sweating this Halloween! But these DIY Wreck-It Ralph Family Costume Ideas survived a hot Florida night in August without complaints. I am LOVING how our Wreck-It Ralph costumes came out for this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It made our night so much more fun! BONUS – going in August means that we have costumes done months in advance. Talk about a little Disney motivation for Halloween!
Need another fun DIY costume idea? My friend Jen had her girls go as Disney Zombies!
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