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10/15/2014 02:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Family Halloween Costume You Didn't Know You Were Waiting To See

Professional seamstress and costume designer Steph Peterson is known for the super-creative and elaborate Halloween costumes she makes for her family. Last year, the Petersons dressed as characters from "Labyrinth," and the year before, they wore "Beetlejuice" costumes (you can see those costumes below).

Continuing the Halloween tradition, Steph recently finished this year's family costume -- Seymour, Audrey, Orin, and Audrey II from "Little Shop of Horrors."

little shop of horrors

"We initially were going to do The Princess Bride, but no one seemed too excited about that," the mom and costume designer told The Huffington Post in an email. "I heard a song from 'Little Shop of Horrors' and thought it would be a fun one to do. The kids had seen it before, but we watched it again and everyone got excited about doing it as a group."

While most of the costumes were created from vintage items Steph purchased and altered, she made her Audrey II ensemble from scratch. "Audrey II was all carved out of two types of foam," she said. "It's actually pretty lightweight. Only about 7lbs for the whole thing."

After years of making creative family costumes, you'd think the designer mom would run out of ideas. But Steph is not worried. "My kids love classic movies, so we have a lot of options!"

As promised, here are photos of the Petersons' past Halloween costumes:

2013: Labyrinth

labrynth

2012: Beetlejuice

beetlejuice

2011: Gage as Edward Scissorhands; Bailey as The Red Queen

edward scissorhands

Visit Peterson's Etsy shop, Deconstructress, for more of her incredible designs and scroll through the slideshow below for (slightly easier to make) family costume ideas.

More Halloween Ideas: See costumes for families, couples, babies, moms-to-be and more.

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