DIY Couples Halloween Costume with COLORSHOT

COLORSHOT DIY Couples Halloween Costume

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone reading this post that we’re completely obsessed with this DIY couples Halloween costume set from Freshly Fuji. Hello color! These super creative color wheel and paint chip costumes – complete with ideas for your fur babies too – have us ready to bust out our COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paints and get crafty this Halloween. However your family is celebrating this year, we hope this inspires you to brighten things up with lots of color and your favorite COLORSHOT paint products.

What you need:

COLORWHEEL COSTUME

- COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paints (Farmer’s Daughter, Summer Pedicure, Orange Slice, Emoji, With a Twist, Island Girl, Splash, Aromatherapy)

- White foam board

- Pencil, string and tape

- Box cutter

- Sandpaper

- Rag

- Protractor

- Yard stick

- Kraft paper

- Delicate surface tape

- Colored ribbon

- Hot glue gun

- Hook & loop strips

- Drop cloth or protective plastic covering

PAINT CHIP COSTUME

- COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paints – 3 coordinating colors – light, medium and dark

- COLORSHOT Premium Chalk Marker – Marshmallow

- White foam board 20” x 30”

- Kraft paper

- Delicate surface tape

- Pencil

- Yard stick

- Ribbon

- Hot glue gun

- Hook & loop strips

DOG COSTUMES

- COLORSHOT Premium Chalk Markers – Basic 6 Pack

- COLORSHOT Premium Acrylic Paints – Rainbow 10 Pack

- Black foam board

- White foam board

- Pencil, ruler, compass

- Chalk

- Box cutter

- Rag

- Paintbrush

Create and cut a circle from foam core

Create and cut a circle from foam core

To create the color wheel half of your DIY couples Halloween costume, first you’ll need a circle! Freshly Fuji used a protractor and pencil to create a perfectly rounded circle on white foam board, then cut it out with a box cutter. Sand the edges for a smooth finish.

Create 8 wedge shapes on circle

Create 8 wedge shapes on circle

Use your yard stick and pencil to divide the circle into 8 even wedge sections. Freshly Fuji started by drawing a line down the center of the circle, then using a protractor to make markings at 45°, 90°, and 135° in the center on each side of the main line. Use these marks as a guide to create three straight lines, which will intersect and create your wedge shapes.

Cover other wedges and spray paint

Cover other wedges and spray paint

Cover all wedges on your circle with kraft paper except one. Tape the edges down in place. This will help protect from overspray while painting each wedge a different color. Prep your first COLORSHOT spray paint color according to instructions, then apply several light coats to your wedge, letting dry between coats. When you are happy with the coverage, let dry.

Repeat covering and spray painting wedges

Repeat covering and spray painting wedges

Remove paper from the next wedge, then cover the wedge you just painted to protect it from overspray. Or you can work in an every-other pattern if you are looking to get your wheel done a little sooner, because it gives the painted wedges more time to dry before covering.

Let color wheel dry completely

Let color wheel dry completely

However you decide to apply your spray paints, make sure you work in color order, just like a color wheel! Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Glue ribbon to back side of color wheel

Glue ribbon to back side of color wheel

Once your painted wedges have dried, flip over your color wheel. Measure and cut a strand of ribbon long enough to fit around your neck. Mark the placement for each end of the ribbon on the back of your color wheel, then hot glue one end of the ribbon onto one of the markings. On the other marking, glue one of the hook & loop tape strips onto the marking, and the other onto the ribbon. Let dry and they will be ready to attach together.

Color Wheel DIY Couples Halloween Costume

Color Wheel DIY Couples Halloween Costume

Now the color wheel part of your DIY couples Halloween costume is complete!

Create 3 equal sections on foam board

Create 3 equal sections on foam board

For the paint chip portion of your DIY couples Halloween costume, first divide the foam board into 3 equal sections using a pencil and yard stick. Cover the bottom two sections with kraft paper and tape along the line of the first section for a clean edge.

Spray first spray paint color on top section

Spray first spray paint color on top section

Spray several light coats of your lightest COLORSHOT spray paint color onto the first (top) section of your paint chip board, letting dry between coats. Once you are happy with the coverage, let dry and remove the tape and paper.

Repeat painting each section with the next darker hue

Repeat painting each section with the next darker hue

Cover over and tape off the top and bottom sections, then spray paint your medium hue onto the middle section. Let dry and repeat for the remaining section with your darkest hue.

Create paint names with Chalk Marker

Create paint names with Chalk Marker

Sketch the name of each spray paint color onto the corresponding color in the bottom left corner of the board, then trace over each name with the Marshmallow Chalk Marker. Let dry.

Glue ribbon to back of paint chip costume

Glue ribbon to back of paint chip costume

Attach a strand of ribbon for the neck loop to the back of the paint chip costume in the same way as the color wheel.

Paint Chip DIY Couples Halloween Costume

Paint Chip DIY Couples Halloween Costume

Your DIY couples Halloween costume has its other half! PS. Does anyone else feel like repainting every room in their house now, or is that just us?

DIY Pet Halloween Costumes

DIY Pet Halloween Costumes

To get your furry family members in on the fun, here are a few additional pet Halloween costume ideas to go with your DIY couples Halloween costume!

Use compass to create circles on foam board

Use compass to create circles on foam board

For the paint palette costume, use a compass to help draw an inner and outer circle sized to fit around your dog’s neck.

Cut out circle and sketch pawprints

Cut out circle and sketch pawprints

Cut out the circle and sketch pawprints around it.

Paint pawprints with acrylic paints

Paint pawprints with acrylic paints

Paint each pawprint design with a different rainbow color using your COLORSHOT Acrylic Paints. Let dry completely.

Paint Palette Dog Costume

Paint Palette Dog Costume

Isn’t this the cutest paint palette you’ve ever seen?! Or as Freshly Fuji calls it, a “Paint Pawlette”!

Cut foam board to fit dog and create chalkboard effect

Cut foam board to fit dog and create chalkboard effect

For the doodle dog costume, trim the black foam board to fit your dog, then cut a circle out to fit around its head. Sand all of the edges for a smooth finish, then use a piece of chalk to create a chalkboard effect by rubbing the side of it all across the board. Use a rag to wipe some of it away.

Sketch dog body onto board

Sketch dog body onto board

Use a pencil to sketch a dog doodle onto the board, then trace over it with Chalk Markers. Let dry completely.

Sketch Board Dog Costume

Sketch Board Dog Costume

We are so ready for our photo op with this adorable dog in his dog doodle costume! Someone grab the treats for this sweet little guy!

DIY Couples Halloween Costume with COLORSHOT

DIY Couples Halloween Costume with COLORSHOT

Your DIY couples Halloween costume is ready to impress with all of its bright colors and total cuteness! How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Will you be using COLORSHOT products for your costumes and décor? Tag us on social @mycolorshot and let us know!