Goldilocks & The Three Bears Costume

Goldilocks And The Three Bears Halloween Costume via A Beautiful Mess Goldilocks And The Three Bears Halloween Costume via A Beautiful Mess Dressing up the whole family for Halloween is one of my very favorite things! I love choosing a theme and running with it. This year, we decided our family of four was the perfect size for a “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” entourage. Here’s how I made the costumes:

Bear Mask DIY1. Supplies: punch balloon, liquid starch, brown paint in various shades, sponge brush, thin cardboard (I used a cereal box)

2. Blow up your punch balloon 2-3 times bigger than your head. Cover your balloon in liquid starch soaked strips (make sure the strips are wet but not dripping).

3. After you have fully covered your balloon(s), let dry for a full day. If the balloon isn’t completely dry when you check it, leave it for another day. You want the paper mache to be fully hardened.

4. Cut a long strip and a circle from your cardboard. Tape the strip into a cylinder and cap it off with the circle. Cut tabs all along the open end of the cylinder.

5. Flare the tabs out and tape each one to the “face” of your mask.

6. Cut out the “ears” and tape them down as well.

7. Carefully cover your mask in a layer of paint. When the paint is fully dry, slowly remove the balloon from the inside of the mask.

8. Cut the neck hole larger so that you can fit your head inside. Put on the mask to find eye-hole placement. Have fun adding details such as eyes and nose to really give your masks personality!

Goldilocks And The Three Bears Halloween Costume Goldilocks And The Three Bears Halloween Costume Goldilocks And The Three Bears Halloween Costume Golidlocks Wig Steps1. Supplies: yellow jersey fabric, yellow yarn, sewing machine or needle and thread. 2. Cut the yellow fabric into the shape of a hat. (I traced a hat we already own, but you could also measure to get accurate sizing.) 3. Using your sewing machine, stitch around the outer edge of the hat. You could also hand stitch this by using a backstitch. 4. Pull strands of yarn from your skein about as long as your arm span. Once you have a good amount, find the center and lay flat. Stitch the yarn to the hat from the front to the back creating a middle part (the same approach as the lion hoodie). Repeat until fully covered. *If you would like to add bangs, you can use this tutorial from last year.

Goldilocks And The Three Bears Halloween Costume Goldilocks And The Three Bears Halloween Costume Tips: *If you are wearing these for trick-or-treating, be sure to cut your eye holes large enough that you will be able to see well in the dark. *After everyone tried on their bear heads, I went back and cut out room for the shoulders so the masks wouldn’t slide around. *Add as many around-the-house accessories as you can to make the costumes even more fun!

We are so excited for Halloween to get here so we can wear these out trick-or-treating!  How about you?  Are you dressing up for Halloween?  xo. Katie

  • Totally took inspiration and added a vintage take to the whole thing
    please check it out! I am just starting up my blog and would love feedback!

  • I am so glad you posted this! I’ve been wanting to make a bear mask for so long so after I saw this post I got the fire to get up and get mine started.
    I used the same base: paper mache on a balloon, but went a whole different direction creatively please check it out if y’all can!

  • Was looking for a goldilocks costume for inspiration and yours are absolutely THE BEST EVER!!! Totally love it. They rock!

  • Made these with my sister, brother in law, and my niece. Turned out sooo cute and was a total hit with our friends and family! Here’s the link to see how we looked!

    Thanks for the great idea!!

  • This is probably the most adorable family costume idea I’ve ever seen! -jb.

  • Hello! Wow! I found this project so inspiring and am attempting to do it at home. The plan is to use them for a PhotoBooth. I really like the proportions of your masks and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind giving me the approximate circumference of each of them. Thank you so so so much!

  • C’est trop mignon, je suis fan! Plein de fantaisie et de créativité, vous êtes au top les filles.
    Carry on!!!

  • Absolutely ACE! Can’t stop looking at it. Beautiful styling too, with the timber fence backdrop. That’s one ominous way to hold a rolling pin though! 🙂

  • hilarious! is this inspired by Kenny & Company? We watch that movie every fall and love when he wears his costume that everyone thinks is a pig. Too cute!

  • I have to admit, I’ve been skipping over a lot of Halloween costume posts but boy oh boy is this one great! It take an old classic and makes it modern and fun. I love it!

  •!!!! Great DIY skills for this one, I wish I could see your family out trick or treating!

  • I’m sending this to every family of four i can think of! Though the heads are of course by far the best part, even if folks were lazy and just went with something like this it would still be pretty amazing.


  • This is awesome, but definitely one of the creepiest family costumes i’ve ever seen..haha I might do this at some point, but fuzzy/cuddly bears instead probably lol

  • This reminds me of a Moonrise Kingdom-inspired bear costume, maybe Fantastic Mr. Fox-inspired?

  • These look amazing and sort of creepy aswell, Poe looks adorable, they make a really fun family photo 🙂

  • I love the idea of dressing up as a family for Halloween. I’ve only really done couples costumes!


  • Cute! Great for a family who wants to dress up together on Halloween!

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  • Ha ha that is such a clever idea! You guys look too awesome!

  • Oh my goodness, this is so so cute!!
    Such great creative thinking 🙂

  • there is a very good chance I will now be making a giant bear head just so I can have a giant bear head. TOO DARN CUTE!!

  • I wish I had a family to put in those costumes. That is so cute. A stroke of genius.

  • This DIY looks fun, I don’t have any idea about the characters 😛 but is cute!!

  • These are so adorable. What a great group costume!

  • I think if I saw this group in real life, I would be super terrified! Haha, but that’s what Halloween is all about, right?

  • I love the idea! Awesome and unique for a family of four, but also a little creepy with the huge bear heads!

  • Very creative! This kind of scares me. Haha. I love DIY costumes; they are the best part of Halloween.

  • hahaha this is a brilliant set of outfits! You all look fantastic


  • Love, Love, Love! I will try the same with my kiddos during next holidays.

  • Oh my WORD. this is adorable i LOVE this.

  • I wanna make this for Halloween, it’s fantastic!

  • Oh my god. You guys have knocked it out of the park with this one. So cute!

  • This is amazing. Creepy but cute all at the same time. And also, super imaginative! Thanks Katie!

  • I love this! I was wondering what was these big bear heads were in the background of another picture a few days ago. So great!

  • Not going to lie, a little creepy, but cute at the same time haha

    xo Jennifer

  • I can’t believe how cute this is. If I ever have children with my man, I will make these costumes for us. A bear-only-family would be super-cute, too! Lovely idea <3

  • That is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! If only my family could agree to that.

  • This is really creepy! Amazing for Halloween!


  • Woaw this is just AWESOME! I laughed so hard, this is really cool. Best Halloween costume ever !!

  • What I want to know, is if y’all smiled while wearing the heads and having your pictures taken? Something tells you were! So very sweet, love unique family costumes! ps-Poesy is the cutest damn Goldilocks I ever did see.

  • HAHA! this is both hilarious and super cute- love!

  • So adorable! Looks like so much fun and would be a great activity to do with the kids!

  • What…. Oh my goodness this is way too cool! Stop it!
    xo Heather

  • Oh my goodness these are adorable!

    xo, Clare

  • this is the COOLEST family costume idea ever!!! you did such a good job. <3

  • For some reason this reminds me of thats horror movie Strangers. Those bear heads are slightly creepy. The little girl, however, is adorable. And with everyone together it works. 🙂

  • Oh wow this literally made me LOL! Great costumes, really really great! A lot of work but a great end result.

    Ali of aliandang

  • OMG this should be my favorite DIY of all time. OF ALL TIME. I couldn’t stop laughing looking at the picture. So cute, so adorable. I must say Epic. You guys did a super good job. I definitely make this for Halloween. Thnk you so much

    Anh @ Fab ‘n Fun

  • how fun! and great for unpredictable halloween weather! out here in l.a. we never know if halloween will be 65 degrees or 95 degrees. love that these bears (and goldiocks) can dress accordingly!

  • Honestly – I think this is my all-time favourite BM post. Wow! Fan-Effin’-Tastic!

  • the photo where mama bear is holding a rolling pin is a bit threatening haha, love the costumes, goldilocks looks adorable 🙂

  • this is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen. Amazing job Katie!

  • These are so adorable but also really creepy! Such a great idea to dress up the whole family with the same theme!

  • Oh my word! This is really cute, but also kind of creepy… ? Cutsie/Creepy I can handle that. 🙂 xo. Deanna

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