Wayne’s World Family Costume

Can we all agree that this costume idea is “excellent“?! I love this family costume idea because it’s a fun throwback for a child of the ’80s like me, and it’s really easy to put together (since there’s no DIY component for you non-crafty folks.) Just some clothes gathering! I got this idea for a family costume when Lola put on my big dark rimmed glasses and we were both like, woah! Baby Garth! Lola’s look basically consists of a flannel shirt, a rock band T-shirt, ripped jeans, and of course, baby-sized glasses!

Since we have plenty of ripped jeans, black T-shirts, and sneaker options around the house, Todd only needed the Wayne wig and hat to complete his look. Being Cassandra, I needed a few more things I didn’t already have, but it was pretty easy to find a red halter dress, lace gloves, a long black wig, and big hop earrings. Since Todd is a musician, finding a pretty guitar for the photo was only a few steps away, but I would take something like this trick-or-treating instead of a real guitar!

It was a bit of a struggle to convince Lola to keep her glasses on for the photos (of course she was happy to trot around in them earlier in the day and an hour after the photos!), but you get the idea.

Overall, this is a great costume for toddlers (to be Wayne or Garth more so) since they are wearing “normal” clothes and therefore comfortable for them if you have a picky toddler—and if you buy a few items like a flannel or T-shirt for them, they can always just wear them later in the fall as actual clothes so you get more than one use out of a costume item. Party on, dudes. xo. Laura

Credits//Author: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Wayne’s World is my favorited movie, and last year a friend and I went as Wayne and Garth for Halloween. It made me so happy. This is a; awesome family costume. Lola as tiny Garth is adorable!

  • Party time – Excellent! Baby Garth brought a big smile to my face this morning – too cute and such a fun idea for the whole family. Long live the 90’s!

  • So cute! For my husband’s birthday a few years ago, we did a Wayne’s World themed party (we called it Waynestock, but cautioned that we would be ignoring the existence of Wayne’s World 2), and we had 3 Waynes and 3 Garths! It was so funny how identical they all looked – even though one of our Garths was pregnant! I considered doing Cassandra, but ended up dressing up as Baberham Lincoln, with hat and beard. We did a trivia contest, (Q: What is a punishment for stealing in certain countries? A: Marriage), and I made a photo booth on our couch with the Wayne’s World sign behind. It was pretty awesome.

  • So cute, I was just telling my husband I wanted to do this and then I saw your blog post!

  • Your family is cute, cool and inspiring. I hope I could have a family like yours in the future. 🙂

  • I love your family costume ideas! This is too cute! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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