iReporters' group Halloween costumes

Updated 2:09 PM ET, Mon October 31, 2011
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Matthew Harvey of Columbia, Maryland, says he and his family dressed up as "The Incredibles" in 2008 and decided to bring out the costumes again because "with only two kids it wasn't quite complete. So when our youngest was born, we knew we had to do it again." They made the costumes out of red sweats and black shorts and printed out "The Incredibles" logo and taped it to their sweatshirts. Courtesy Matthew Harvey
Kendra Murray of Huntsville, Alabama, and her salsa dance team spiced up a Halloween party with these "Mortal Kombat" costumes she made. The team ended up winning best group costume at a Halloween salsa party. Courtesy Kendra Murray
These green Army men figurine costumes took 10 hours to make -- per costume -- last year, according to iReporter Ellen Winter of Aspen, Colorado. She says she and her group struggled to paint everything green and keep the paint on certain materials. "Everyone loved the costumes; we stopped to pose everywhere, because the green Army men were never moving -- they are a stationary toy. I think everyone in our town has a photo of us on their camera." Courtesy Ellen Winter
Catherine Schneider of Bellport, New York, bought a hot dog costume first for her Chihuahua, Mary, and then found a hamburger outfit for son Bennett, figuring "they'd really complement each other." "I don't think either one really knows what's happening," she says. "But neither one tried to take it off." Courtesy Catherine Schneider
Nicki McNair of Chicago says creating a costume of Tetris pieces and arranging them to fit was puzzling at first but the result was worth it. ''The costumes were very popular, particularly due to the fact that the guys carried a boom box playing the Tetris music. They were hard to miss." McNair and a friend built the costumes out of boxes they spray-painted. Courtesy Nicki McNair
When Kelsey Steller of Boone, North Carolina, was thinking about a group costume last year, she originally suggested more "manly" ideas because she was the only girl, but the guys insisted on being Care Bears. She says the costumes came in handy because "they were really warm; we live in the mountains and it snowed that night." Courtesy Kelsey Steller
Dana Davis of Clifton, New Jersey, is no stranger to elaborate Halloween costumes. "I've been Marie Antoinette holding her own head and a fortune teller machine." She says she was at a loss last year, but then one day she was talking to her husband "about my friend's son's Lego figures and how there is a Lego for everything." "Suddenly I just blurted out, 'Let's be Lego '"Jersey Shore" for Halloween!' and the idea was born," she says. Courtesy Dana Davis
Strangely enough, there was another Lego celebrity submission. This group from Texas went as the Lego version of the Village People. Luke Wade of Houston says, "Each costume took about 20 hours of work to cut and assemble what is primarily foam, cardboard and posterboard." Walking wasn't so easy though. Courtesy Luke Wade
Alicia Sauer, "the mother of the two little lovely superheroes in the picture," says her son Urban chose the superhero theme for Halloween last year. The Bloomington, Minnesota, family was decked out as the Fantastic Four because "we always try to dress as a clan." Brett, her husband, was Mr. Fantastic; Urban, then 4, and was The Human Torch; Beringer, 7 months old at the time, was The Thing. Courtesy Alicia Sauer