Looking for perfectly unique, uniquely perfect adult couples Halloween costumes? Here are ideas that won my husband and I Halloween costume prizes: pull-string talking dolls. Younger people may not remember pull-string toys and dolls, but those in my generation surely will. To activate the doll’s mechanical voice box, there was a string with a plastic ring attached. When pulled, the string would unwind a mechanism that made sounds as it rewound. Do you remember the See ‘n’ Say toys? They had a pull-string sound box.
For your pull-string talking doll Halloween couple costume, you will need a little dress or short skirt and blouse for her and shorts with suspenders or overalls for him. Doll clothes were always cute and child-like.The little girl dolls dress should be short; even a nightgown will work. The girl doll costume should include white bloomers (made from old white extra large underwear), tights or knee socks and flat shoes or Mary Janes. The little boy doll can have bare legs, socks and tennis shoes. He should wear large white criss-crossed tape on his knees for his owies.
If you can’t find overalls or suspenders, use wide, brightly colored ribbons. Pin the ribbon to the inside front of your pants, bring the ribbons over your shoulder and cross in the back. Pin in the back like suspenders. You can make over-sized doll buttons by cutting two inch diameter cardboard circles and covering them with colored masking tape or duct tape. Punch holes in them for button holes and weave yarn through to tie the button on the front of your pants. Make a shirt with large button with an old white tee-shirt. You can draw a collar on this shirt, too.
The girl dolls hair should be done in pig tails or pony tails with ribbons tied to the end. The little boy doll can wear a baseball cap or beanie. Both dolls should have freckles, large red mouths, red spots on their cheeks and long eyelashes. These can be drawn on with an eyebrow pencil. Draw the mouth out with an eyebrow pencil to look like a stitched on smile.
To make the pull string, cut the inside out of a large plastic butter dish lid, to make a ring. Cover the ring in tin foil. Tie a cord to the ring and attach the cord to the inside of the dolls’ shirt. You can feed it through the neck line or cut a hole in the back. Be sure to tie the cord tight to the back of the shirt, because other party guests will pull the string. When they do, you should say ‘Mama’ (this may get old toward the end of the party and after a few drinks; dolly may decide to spice up her recorded sayings!)
Last, pin a large price tag to the front of the costume (or tie it to the wrist). Write something like ‘He walks! He talks! Only $29.99’ Women should not wear this costume if they are single; they will surely receive some odd offers, as the drinks flow at the Halloween party.