These Two Dads And Their Twins Have The Most Epic DIY Halloween Costumes

"We hope you enjoy it as much as we do."

There's nothing better than an epic DIY Halloween costume, mostly because we can appreciate the time and energy that went into making it. Two people showcasing their DIY Halloween costume skills are fathers Paul and Manny (who have requested to omit their last names) and their children, Adelaide and Augustus, who were born via surrogacy in 2014

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So far, the family has dressed up as the characters from The Wizard of Oz, HBO's Game of Thrones, and this year's inspiration, The Fifth Element, a movie celebrating its 20th anniversary. It also happens to be one of Manny's favorite movies of all time, he explains. 

"Halloween is my favorite event of the year and the moment we found out we were having twins (a boy and a girl), I immediately started thinking [of] family costumes. I always want to make Adelaide the main character, since she is the girl of the house, so every year, we make our own costumes around a strong female lead," Manny writes in a post on Bored Panda

"We made pretty much everything with the exception of Paul's costume ... which we pieced together from purchased components. This was a very ambitious project since I didn't have a clue how to make the costumes and have limited sewing experience. I believe I did a pretty good job, especially on the Diva Plavalaguna costume [I wore] which required a number of revisions," Manny adds in the article. 

We love seeing families come together to dress up and celebrate the holiday, making for some pretty awesome memories. 

"I love capturing memories like these because in a blink of an eye our kids will be older. I hope they'll love the pictures in the future," Manny tells A Plus. "I hope they look back at the pictures and enjoy them and hopefully they won't think we were crazy."

Check out more of the family's costumes below and perhaps you'll find inspiration for your own costumes too. 

UPDATE: This article has been updated to include comments from Manny. 

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