Are you feeling like the idea of family costumes is inconceivable? Does it seem like pulling it off is like trying to find the six-fingered man? Putting together theme costumes can be as complicated or as simple… as you wish.
After a family viewing of The Princess Bride, our four year old went around performing, “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,” to anyone who would sit still for it. That child belongs on stage, but that’s a different Oprah. We knew what our Halloween costumes were going to be that year.
Buttercup costume dress was ordered online. I just don’t know how to make a dress. Any long-sleeve red dress would do. I also ordered the wig online. I just wore boots underneath the dress.
Fezzik costume is just blue pants with boot show covers I made from felt, a long sleeve t-shirt I cut a notch out of, and a wide belt. I ordered the wig online. Growing some sideburns would have been awesome. Anybody want a peanut?
Dread Pirate Roberts (Westley) costume is black pants with black felt boot shoe covers I made, oversized black dress shirt unbuttoned a bit (mine), a piece of black fabric tied as a sash, another piece of black fabric tied around his head, a black mask from the store, and my black gloves. We had fake mustaches from a prize at school. I hoarded them for this. I trimmed it to be the shape of Westley’s. The sword I got at Dollar Tree.
Inigo Montoya costume is khaki pants with boot shoe covers we had from a previous costume, white dress shirt unbuttoned a bit, a vest we had from someone’s hand-me-downs, a wig I ordered online and cut to a shorter length, a belt from a previous costume, and the sword from Dollar Tree. Mustache from the same pack and I just chose the bushiest one.
Rodent of Unusual Size costume is gray sweat pants, gray long-sleeve shirt, ugly teeth I found at Dollar Tree, and a head band I took apart and added felt ears to. I painted his nose with tempera. Later, I added whiskers.
The family had the most fun with this theme. People were floored by our costumes, and even made snap judgments that we are a cool family. Haha!
Inigo Montoya’s dreams came true, getting to recite the lines he always had, now with the swagger and hair to do them justice. He walked in the long kindergarten parade through the school, asking the secretary if she’d seen the six-fingered man, and tell the principal, “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
Very fun group costume theme! DO it!