Barbie & Ken DIY Costumes

Updated: May 20, 2020

Last year Reece and I were going to be in Hawaii for Halloween. I absolutely LOVE dressing up... (Reece not so much ha!) But there was no way I was going to miss out on an American Halloween experience.

I needed a costume that:

  • Could easily fit into our suitcases

  • Was lightweight and wouldn't take up a lot of room - because lets face it, if you've even been to Hawaii before, you want as much space in your suitcase as possible to bring home all that shopping

  • Reece would agree to wear... because I'm all about the couple costumes

  • Was unique and wouldn't break the bank

I had a brainwave... BARBIE & KEN, but not just any normal Barbie & Ken... Hawaiian Barbie & Ken!

We wore clothes we had already planned to take and I designed corflute frames to replicate Barbie & Ken's boxes, Mattel logo and all. My dress was from Forever New a few years ago, I bought the blonde wig from eBay, Reece's shirt was from Lowes, and our lei's & my heart sunglasses were from the $2 shop.

I tell you what - it was a huge hit... it took us 2 hours to walk 300m down the road to get dinner as we kept getting stopped for people to take photos and get selfies with us.. loved it! Even Reece did - isn't he a great sport? Held that frame up all night.

So if you're wondering how I created these, keep on reading - if you don't care... then this blog post finishes here for you haha!