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DIY Halloween Costumes with Balloons
Birthday Girl and Birthday Candle Duo Costume

Costumes and Styling by Studio DIY
Photos by Mary Costa Photography
Hair and Makeup by Katy for PAGE Beauty

This project is part of the DIY Halloween Costumes with Balloons Series.

The perfect mother-daughter Halloween costume for a color-loving duo: a birthday girl and her birthday candle!


Birthday Girl Supplies:


Birthday Candle Supplies:

  • Striped outfit (jumpsuits and maxi dresses work well)
  • Gold curve balloon (I used a 15”, found here, which does not float, but you can use a larger version that will float with helium.)
  • Bobby pins


  1. Fill the latex balloons with your Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie with fishing line. With the party outfit on, the birthday girl is ready to go!
  2. Fill the gold curve balloon with air.
  3. Put on your striped outfit.
  4. Then, secure the balloon to the back of your head with the bobby pins.

Carry around presents or a cupcake for props, if desired, and you’re ready!

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Check out these other easy-to-make costumes with balloons, including Ray of SunshinePop Art, Roller Disco, Love is in the Air and more.

Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly (Lanza) Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more. When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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