Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth - Mendl's

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel Couples Costume

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Ling Wang

If you’ve been following the blog for a few years, then you already know that I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I don’t do super scary, and I try to keep most of my attire classy, so usually I don’t fall too well in the Halloween category. The sad part is that the older I get, the more I realize that there’s not a lot to do with your adult friends on the weekends during the month of October if you don’t have at least one costume on hand, so I’m breaking my no-costume rule with a few couples costume ideas this year for our Hipster Halloween series!

To kick things off, Jared and I are donning an unexpected duo: The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume featuring Herr Mendl’s and Agatha (based off of this scenario, if you haven’t seen the movie yet!). She’s actually in love with the lobby boy, but since we’re all about dessert around here anyways, we decided to give this dynamic duo a go instead!…

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

Out of all of our Halloween series costume ideas, this pair is definitely the most involved, but the good news is you can reuse most of the items and they’re pretty inexpensive, which is a costume requirement in my book!

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

For the Mendl’s Baker Outfit

For the baker, you’ll have to use fabric dye and the supplies linked above to recreate our exact DIY version. Once the fabric, including the hat, is dyed and dry, all you have to do is iron on the Mendl’s designs and you’re all set!

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

Agatha’s Outfit

Agatha’s outfit is definitely more detailed to create, but I’ve broken down the DIY necklace below to simplify it a bit. I bought this dress for the base and then just dyed the apron the same blue as the Mendl’s outfit, and ironed on the monogram with transfer paper, too.

Of course, you can’t forget her signature birthmark! You can draw it on with a brown bowl pencil, and then top off the look with some dusting of flour or powdered sugar for the added messiness of baking!

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Agatha Necklace

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth - DIY agatha necklace

First drill a hole just big enough to be able to slide a jump ring through it to hang it from your ribbon necklace.

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth - DIY agatha necklace

Secondly, paint the wooden disc with white craft paint, and once dry, use a sharpie to draw a black circle and the criss-crossed keys on. Now all you have to do is insert the jump ring and string it onto to teal ribbon.

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

You can still download our Mendl’s box printables from our Grand Budapest inspired tea party, too. We used the same DIY boxes for this shoot as well, and they work double duty, I’m telling ya!

So what do you guys think?! Easy enough to DIY or to detailed? Hopefully you’re okay with a little costume action, because we’re sharing the rest of our ideas with you this week!

photos by Ling Wang, hair and makeup by Bethany Elyse, styling by Sugar & Cloth, assisted by Kayla Haykin, models yours truly and my partner in crime Jared!

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth - Mendl's

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel Couples Costume

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Ling Wang

If you’ve been following the blog for a few years, then you already know that I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I don’t do super scary, and I try to keep most of my attire classy, so usually I don’t fall too well in the Halloween category. The sad part is that the older I get, the more I realize that there’s not a lot to do with your adult friends on the weekends during the month of October if you don’t have at least one costume on hand, so I’m breaking my no-costume rule with a few couples costume ideas this year for our Hipster Halloween series!

To kick things off, Jared and I are donning an unexpected duo: The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume featuring Herr Mendl’s and Agatha (based off of this scenario, if you haven’t seen the movie yet!). She’s actually in love with the lobby boy, but since we’re all about dessert around here anyways, we decided to give this dynamic duo a go instead!…

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

Out of all of our Halloween series costume ideas, this pair is definitely the most involved, but the good news is you can reuse most of the items and they’re pretty inexpensive, which is a costume requirement in my book!

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

For the Mendl’s Baker Outfit

For the baker, you’ll have to use fabric dye and the supplies linked above to recreate our exact DIY version. Once the fabric, including the hat, is dyed and dry, all you have to do is iron on the Mendl’s designs and you’re all set!

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

Agatha’s Outfit

Agatha’s outfit is definitely more detailed to create, but I’ve broken down the DIY necklace below to simplify it a bit. I bought this dress for the base and then just dyed the apron the same blue as the Mendl’s outfit, and ironed on the monogram with transfer paper, too.

Of course, you can’t forget her signature birthmark! You can draw it on with a brown bowl pencil, and then top off the look with some dusting of flour or powdered sugar for the added messiness of baking!

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Agatha Necklace

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth - DIY agatha necklace

First drill a hole just big enough to be able to slide a jump ring through it to hang it from your ribbon necklace.

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth - DIY agatha necklace

Secondly, paint the wooden disc with white craft paint, and once dry, use a sharpie to draw a black circle and the criss-crossed keys on. Now all you have to do is insert the jump ring and string it onto to teal ribbon.

Hipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & ClothHipster Halloween: DIY The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume idea - Sugar & Cloth

You can still download our Mendl’s box printables from our Grand Budapest inspired tea party, too. We used the same DIY boxes for this shoot as well, and they work double duty, I’m telling ya!

So what do you guys think?! Easy enough to DIY or to detailed? Hopefully you’re okay with a little costume action, because we’re sharing the rest of our ideas with you this week!

photos by Ling Wang, hair and makeup by Bethany Elyse, styling by Sugar & Cloth, assisted by Kayla Haykin, models yours truly and my partner in crime Jared!

Comments

  • Bettina

    09.14.15

    I love this! <3

  • Andi

    09.14.15

    This is SO awesome, I love it!!!!

  • brittni

    09.14.15

    You guys are the freakin’ cutest! Love this Halloween costume idea.

  • Ashley, these costumes are awesome!! And confession: I haven’t even seen this movie!! Can’t wait to see the rest in your series! xo

  • Lisa P

    09.14.15

    Love it! We are having a Wes Anderson inspired Halloween party this year!

  • Darilyn

    09.14.15

    This is so cute! I love things that are reusable! Last year, I dressed my little girl, Amelie, as Amelie from the 2001 French film (idea from Oh Happy Day). All I had to do was buy her a new Sunday outfit which she needed anyway as well as a cute red umbrella which she plays with all the time, and sew her a mask and a beret. Can’t wait to see the rest of your costumes!

  • Helen

    09.16.15

    What a great idea! I love the film (the costumes are amazing) so this is a great way to give a little nod to it.

  • tammi michael

    02.17.16

    How can I buy Agatha’s outfit? I’m going to a non-profit fund raiser for children and i’m Agatha. I wear size 2.
    Is there anyway i can buy it?
    Thanks,
    Tammi Michael

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