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Get Your DIY Skills On for Halloween, Dads!

Check out these step-by-step instructions by gay dad Tyler Fontes to create this adorable alien-astronaut family costume!

When it comes to Halloween costumes, gay dads don't just set the bar high, we practically invented the damn bar. Don't believe us? Look no further than Tyler Fontes, whose DIY alien-astronaut family costume combo will knock your witches' stockings straight off. Check out his step-by-step instructions for creating these adorable looks below!


Step 1: Astronaut Costumes

Once we decided to create our own astronaut costumes for Halloween, I started looking through the boys old clothes to find what no longer fit them that I could use for materials. These items included one hooded outfit with pockets, and a NASA onesie. I cut out the NASA logo and glued it to their white long sleeve onesie.

Next I took the hooded outfit and cut out the two pocket squares for the badges. Once they were painted to look like the NASA badges, I glued them onto the long sleeve onesie.

Then I cut off the hood for the astronaut helmet. In order to paint the entire hood open, I blew up a balloon inside the hood to keep its shape. This helped me paint the entire hood white. The hood was also able to keep its shape once the paint dried.

Step 2: Cosmic Backdrop

To create the cosmic backdrop behind the boys in their stroller, I used an old black bed sheet and painted it. I first brushed the blue and pink paint over the entire sheet. Next I took white paint and created a splatter effect by flicking the paint onto the sheet.

Step 3: Dads' Cosmic Alien Outfits

We wanted to have a family theme so we decided to make us aliens in outer space.

To create our outfits, I found two old black dress shirts and painted them in the same style as the cosmic backdrop. The alien eyes were created out of three styrofoam balls, green foam sheets of paper, and a head band. First I painted the black dots onto the balls to create eyes and then hot glued them onto the head band. Next I cut out ear shapes from foam sheets of paper and folded them to look like ears and glued them at the base to hold their shape. Once dried I glued them to the head band.

Voilà!

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