Couples Costume DIY – Fry and Leela

fry and leela DIY halloween couples costume

Yay it’s October!  I love the fall leaves and the crisp air.. and most of all, Halloween!

This was my boyfriend and I’s “Fry and Leela” couples costumes last year.  We wore them to a party and got tons of comments!

If you don’t know Fry and Leela they are characters from the Matt Groening TV show Futurama.  This is a super cute and fun couples costume especially if you are a fan of the show like we are.

Fry

Fry’s outfit was the easiest, my bf just went out and found a red jacket at a thrift store and used some orange hair colouring spray to do his hair.

Make sure you use that stuff in a well ventilated area and wear old clothes because it will stain!

He paired that with some blue jeans, a white t-shirt and sneakers and was all set.

Leela

This outfit was a bit more complicated due to the whole cyclops thing.

Also, her hair is usually worn in a ponytail but the only purple wig I could find was straight, so I winged it and said I was “party Leela”, when she lets her hair down. Besides, I liked the way it looked on me.

The clothing for the costume is just some black leggings and a plain white tank top paired with black boots.

She also has an arm gadget that you can’t see in the photo because it was on the other arm but I just used cardboard wrapped with duct-tape, then taped on some black paper circles for the “buttons” and whatnot.

A quick Google search for “Leela’s Arm Gadget” will give you an idea of what it looks like.

Now for the eye:

I used some old sunglasses and popped the lenses out.  You could pick up some cheap frames from the Dollar store if you don’t have any laying around.

Then I made an eye shape out of pipe cleaners.

I used some fabric called Tulle (found from a craft or fabric store) and cut that into the same eye shape, which I then actually hand sewed to the backside of the pipe cleaner circle using white thread.  I found glue didn’t work very well, but I didn’t use a glue gun so that may work better.

I used a black self-adhesive felt sheet (which can be found at any craft store like Michaels) for the iris and lashes which stuck on pretty well.

I then tied the whole thing to the sunglasses frames with some string, and it’s all done!

The props included a Dollar store water gun for Leela, and then we just printed off the Planet Express logo (from google) and taped it on all 4 sides of a small box for Fry.

We also made Slurm can beer cozies which were made out of cardboard with the Slurm logo taped on there!

I hope these instructions were easy enough to follow, and inspires someone for their costume this year!

Enjoy,

~Julie

Other DIY Halloween Costume Ideas from this blog:

Sugar Skull couples costume

Zombie cowgirl with realistic fake wounds

Sugar Skull (Dia de lose Muertos) Makeup

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One thought on “Couples Costume DIY – Fry and Leela

  1. Reblogged this on Julie Erin Designs and commented:

    Reblogging my Halloween costume post from last year which is starting to see a lot more traffic this month for obvious reasons! This post includes instructions on how to make Leela’s eye for this cute Fry and Leela couples costumes!

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