10/31/2016 10:49 am ET Updated Oct 31, 2016

Family Pays Tribute To 'Mars Attacks' With Epic Halloween Costume

Not pictured: Their dog wearing a Sarah Jessica Parker mask.

Every Halloween, professional seamstress and designer Steph Peterson crafts an impressively elaborate and creative group costume for her family. The costumes generally pay tribute to iconic movies, from “Beetlejuice” to “Labyrinth.”

This year, Peterson took on a cult classic: “Mars Attacks.”

Steph Peterson's homemade costumes are truly impressive.
Steph Peterson
Steph Peterson's homemade costumes are truly impressive.

”My dad passed away two years ago just before Halloween,” Peterson told The Huffington Post. “He’d made the suggestion to do ‘Mars Attacks’ and it seemed like the right year to do it.”

Peterson, who has a 10-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter, says her kids always have fun getting into the Halloween spirit. The same could not be said of her dog, Moxie, however. 

“We dressed up our dog with a mask of Sarah Jessica Parker that I made for her,” Peterson said. “My daughter loved trying to get our poor dog to wear the mask. Unfortunately, Moxie just wasn’t thrilled with the costume, and she was pardoned from the picture.”

Even if lacking a character, this family’s photo makes one thing clear: They nailed it.

Keep scrolling for a look at Peterson’s past Halloween masterpieces.

2015: “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Steph Peterson

2014: “Little Shop of Horrors”

Steph Peterson

2013: “Labyrinth”

Steph Peterson

2012: “Beetlejuice”

Steph Peterson

2011: “Edward Scissorhands” and “Alice in Wonderland”

Steph Peterson


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