Happy Hallo-weekend, everyone! This was the first year Dane and I have been able to dress up together in a couples Halloween costume. Deployments, trips and other events have always deemed us unavailable when it came to Halloween festivities, so this year we knew we wanted to get creative….and I think our plan paid off! We went with a DIY Tequila Shot Costume approach since our love of tequila runs deep. The most recognizable tequila bottle is (obviously) Patron, so with a little bit of help from a crafty friend this tequila shot costume idea came to life! Of course if you’re going to be taking tequila shots, you need some tacos to wash it down, so Judy’s costume was perfect….even if she wasn’t the most excited about it. Today I’m sharing all the details on how to DIY your own tequila shot Halloween costume.
DIY Tequila Shot Costume (with Taco Dog!)
When we saw a doggy taco costume, we knew we had to get it for Judy. She was less than thrilled to wear it, but that left us with one thing to ponder…what the heck could we wear to match her?!
After some brainstorming and major sewing help from my friend Jen, I’m super excited about our garb! We settled on my drink of choice – tequila! But once I had my costume…we needed something for Dane and thus – a tequila shot couples costume was born.
When it comes to my Patron dress & cork hat — it was all Jen. She is a sewing master and totally wow-ed me. I gave her a VERY ROUGH photo of what I wanted and she definitely delivered. When she gave me back the dress (made from simple silver silk fabric I bought at Walmart), I free handed the Patron label with a black Sharpie and wrapped some thick green ribbon around my neck. Easy peasy. For both my dress and hat she added in elastic and the “cork” part was hot glued to a headband!
For Dane’s lime costume, I just sewed a sash out of dark green felt and used fabric glue to secure the light green! Super duper easy. And just to prove that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems on the internet…this might be my favorite outtake:
Happy Halloween, everyone!