Napoleon Dynamite Family Halloween Costumes

Dynamite Family Halloween Costume

I can’t believe it, we won best group costume at my husbands work! Our last minute Halloween costumes came out so good this year and they were the easiest costumes we have made to date. I had made a character day costume for my oldest son for school, he was Napoleon Dynamite and he looked so good in that quick 10 minute costume we decided to go along with the Dynamite theme and dress up the family as other characters from the movie. If you want to check out the 10 minute version visit my post here Character Day Napoleon Dynamite Outfit.


We waited until the last minute this year to pick what we wanted to dress up as for Halloween.  Canyon looked so cute in his Napoleon Dynamite costume for Character Day at school that we decided to all dress up as characters. My husband chose Rex, I was Deb and Hudson was Kip. We had 5 days to gather all of the supplies for these costumes and to my surprise it wasn’t that hard.

A lot of the items can be ordered on Amazon and if you have a Prime account like we do almost all of the items are eligible for the Prime shipping.

Napoleon Dynamite family Halloween costume Napoleon and Kip toddler and big kid costume ideas


For Canyon’s Napoleon costume I had the main part of the costume all ready, I had wanted to re-do the shirt but couldn’t find a blue ringer shirt in his size so I used a blue fabric pen and colored in the collar and sleeves on the shirt he wore to school.

Napoleon Dynamite family Halloween costume Napoleon and Kip toddler and big kid costume ideas

I have  included the iron on transfer printable that I made for the shirt. Just click on the link below and download the file. I have it reversed so it is set to be printed on iron on transfer paper for light fabrics.

Vote for Pedro PDF T-Shirt Transfer

Free Printable for Iron on Transfer Material, Vote for Pedro, Napoleon Dynamite Halloween Character Costume.

Here’s what you need for Napoleon’s outfit:

White Blue Ringer Vote for Pedro Shirt – Buy online or use free image transfer and make your own.

Metal Frame Glasses – We popped the lenses out and adjusted them to fit.

Walkman with Headphones – We waited too long to order this so I made one using a template I found online and found some headphones at a thrift store.

Moon Boots – We used black snow boots we found a the Goodwill.

Blue Jeans – We used a pair of Levi’s Canyon had all ready.


Hudson’s Kip costume was pretty easy too, the hardest thing to find was the blue polo shirt. We thought we could find one locally instead of online, but most uniforms don’t come in 2T so I ended up dyeing a white polo that he had.

I attached the cardboard sign to Hudson’s trick or treating bag, that way he didn’t have to carry two things. He is 19 months so I wasn’t sure how this was going to go, but it worked out GREAT! I also used waterproof mascara for his mustache. I applied with a makeup brush and then it easily wiped off using a makeup wipe. The mustache stayed on all night too, and he is a thumb sucker!
Napoleon Dynamite family Halloween costume Napoleon and Kip toddler and big kid costume ideas

Here’s what you need for Kip’s outfit:

Light Blue Polo Shirt –  We dyed a shirt but can be purchased online.

Metal Frame Glasses – We popped the lenses out and adjusted them to fit.

Khaki Shorts – We had these but you can find easily online.

Brown Belt – Found at a thrift store.

Black slip on shoes – we found ours a Walmart.

Tan Socks

Cardboard & black marker


Adam’s Rex costume was pretty easy too, the only thing we didn’t end up getting were the black velcro shoes, but I have linked them below.Napoleon Dynamite family Halloween costume Napoleon and Kip toddler and big kid costume ideas


Here’s what you need for Rex’s outfit:

US Flag PJ Pants

Black Velcro Shoes – We found some at Walmart for pretty inexpensive but decided we didn’t really need them to make the costume work

Blue Polo Shirt – We found one at Walmart and ironed on the name using Vinyl and my Cricut Machine to cut out the letters

Macho Man Star Bandanna – We had waited too long to purchase the star bandanna, we thought this would be an easy one to find in a store but we were wrong, we ended up using a red bandanna and cutting out vinyl stars with the Cricut and ironed the onto the bandanna.

Yellow Safety Glasses


I was Deb in the outfit she wears when she is walking door to door selling glamour shots and bracelets to raise money for college 🙂

I had a caboodle and filled it with Smarties and Air Heads to mimic her bracelets she is selling. Also, Deb doesn’t wear glasses but I need them to see and forgot to take them off when we were taking our pictures.Napoleon Dynamite family Halloween costume Napoleon and Kip toddler and big kid costume ideas

Here’s what you need for Deb’s outfit: Most of my outfit was found at thrift stores

Pink Polo Shirt – 3/4 length sleeve would be ideal, and with white stripes but I wasn’t able to find one like that, so a plain pink polo did just fine

Pink Shoes – I had white shoes, but noticed in the movie she has pink ones on

Bead Necklace

White Bracelets – I used some telephone coil hair ties that I had in pastel colors

Light Blue Jeans

Caboodle

Fanny Pack – Hers is pink in the movie.


We had so much fun this Halloween and as I mentioned before we won best group costume at my husband’s work. I do think we all looked pretty good, though it may not be fair that Canyon had the perfect hair for this costume 🙂

I can’t wait for next year, we are going to try to plan ahead and not wait until a week before Halloween to get our costumes together…though I must say, for as last minute as this was we did a great job.

And Amazon Prime really saved the day for some of the items, the 2-Day shipping is a real life saver Adam’s costume would never have happened without those USA Flag Pants!

If you don’t have a Prime account you should look into one, you can sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial by clicking the link below



Clipart used in Vote for Pedro Mock up Designed by Anindyanfitri

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