DIY Napoleon Dynamite Family Costume


Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills… like nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills, etc. So we’re setting up our 4 month old baby boy to get all the ladies! Tucker (aka, Napoleon Dynamite), Travis (aka, Pedro), and myself (aka, Deb) dressed to impressed as the Napoleon Dynamite crew for Tucker’s first Halloween.

Napoleon Dynamite & Crew

These were super simple DIY costumes, as I just had to buy the pieces from several different retailers and put them together. I used Etsy for Napoleon’s wig (supposed to be used for a baby Cabbage Patch costume, but I improvised), Amazon for Pedro’s belt buckle and Napoleon’s baby glasses (baby aviators I popped the lenses out of), Ebay for Napoleon’s snow boots – Deb’s Fanny Pack – Pedro’s bolo tie, Target for Napoleon’s jeans and Deb’s Kaboodle, and Goodwill for Pedro and Deb’s shirts.

I made a few improvisations at home too. I used iron on vinyl to make Napoleon’s custom onesie, and my embroidery machine to embroider the designs onto Pedro’s shirt (to make it look EXACTLY like the one in the movie).

And luckily for us, we have a VERY compliant baby who enjoyed us dressing him up… he even acted the part for our little 1st Halloween photo shoot!

When all was said and done, this is what we ended up with. I think we deserve some tots for this one… don’t you?

Napoleon Dynamite family costume submitted by Kaitlin B.

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