Luke is so excited about Halloween! Every day he tells us a different costume that he wants to wear! With the arrival of October I thought I’d get in to the Halloween spirit by taking Luke on a fun trip to the movies to see Hotel Transylvania 2. We had a wonderful time and the movie got me so in the spirit of Halloween I decided to call up my friend and photographer, Amanda Raba Gentis, to ask if she’d like to collaborate on a fun blog post inspired by the movie! Of course, she knows all of my readers are fashionistas, so she came up with the idea of doing DIY Halloween Fascinators! They turned out sooo cute and stylish! Keep scrolling for directions and more on this great family-friendly movie. And don’t forget at the bottom of the post you can enter to win a $200 Fandango gift card!

Hotel Transylvania 2

This is not your scary Halloween movie but is instead filled with lovable characters that are sure to make you laugh. The movie is about Dracula who owns Hotel Transylvania (a monsters-only hotel). Dracula has a son, Dennis, who is half vampire, half human and Dracula becomes worried because he thinks Dennis isn’t showing signs of becoming a vampire. Dracula then recruits a variety of other monsters to assist him in a boot camp for Dennis and it’s quite the riot from there! To see the trailer click here.

Now that you’re in the Halloween spirit too let’s make some headbands inspired by this “spooky” movie!

diy halloween fascinator


  • headband
  • 3 inch tulle
  • black jewelry wire
  • plastic bat embellishments
  • spider embellishment
  • black feathers
  • black felt
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • wire snips or heavy duty scissor

halloween fascinators craft

Bats – Step 1: Cut wire into (5-7) 8-12 inch lengths and wrap around headband just left or right of center.

bat halloween fascinator

Bats – Step 2: Use hot glue sparingly to attach bats to wire, sandwiching the wire between two bats.

diy halloween headband

Bats – Step 3: Cut an oval of black felt just longer than the wire and hot glue to the bottom of the headband. 

halloween craft

diy headband

Bats – Step 4: Wrap tulle into a bow with three loops on each side. Tie with tulle in center. Cut loops and glue onto top of headband at base of bats arranging the tulle in-between wires to camouflage the wire.

tulle headband diy

diy bat halloween fascinator

Spider – Step 1: Glue a felt oval about 2.5 inches long to top of headband, just left or right of center (if headband was on it would be over the center of your eyebrow).

DIY Spider Halloween Fascinator

Spider – Step 2: Gather feathers together until as full as you’d like and use a 5-6 inch piece of wire to bind. Hot glue to the felt oval.

spider halloween headband

halloween handband craft

Spider – Step 3: Hot glue the spider embellishment on top of the feathers and felt. Trim felt as needed.

spider halloween headband DIY

Don’t forget to follow Fandango Family on social media (here) and take a moment to watch this Mom’s Movie Minute on the film. And thank you, Amanda, for collaborating with me!

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Disclaimer: I’m a Fandango Family ambassador and received compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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113 Responses

  1. Tarah

    I want to take our kids to see The Good Dinosaur and/or The Peanuts Movie

  2. Candice

    I want to see the new Hunger Games movie when it comes out.

  3. Holly Thomas

    I am not sure, I will probably wait for Star Wars.

  4. Natalie

    If I were to win I would love to take my family to see the new James Bond movie that is coming out with Daniel Craig.

  5. Stephanie Phelps

    I want to see the Martian with my husband we saw the commercial for it.

  6. Stephanie

    I can’t wait for the final Hunger Games movie and would definitely use my gift card to go see it.

  7. Margot C

    I want to see ‘The Revenant’ – Christmas Day I will be there!

  8. Carrie

    My teenagers want to see the new installment of Hotel Transylvania! I guess I’ll go to. 😉

  9. Carolyn Benson

    I want to see The Martian, it got rave reviews

  10. Kimmy Ripley

    I would love to go with my daughter and my husband to see this Transylvania 2 movie! We loved the first one!!

  11. April Crisafulli

    I REALLY want to see Black Mass!!! Looks fantastic!

  12. Crystal F

    We want to see The Good Dinosaur, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and The Divergent Series: Allegiant. Thank you!!

  13. Leah

    I’d really like to see the Martian! I’m sure that there will also be some fun movies coming out around Christmastime, too.

  14. Ashley C

    I want to go see the new Star Wars movie when it comes out in December!

  15. Charlotte Brodt

    I’d probably take my boys to see Hotel Transylvania 2 and Goosebumps since my eight year old son wants to go see that on his birthday!

  16. Wehaf

    I want to see The Martian, and in a few months, Star Wars episode VII!

  17. Angelica

    We’d probably go see The Martian, it looks excellent!

  18. Jeanna

    I’d love to take the family to see Hotel Transylvania 2!

  19. Debbie F

    I’d love to see The Martian – I loved the book so…..

  20. Emily Smith

    If I win, I definitely want to take my family to see The Good Dinosaur.

  21. Will G

    I would like to see Maze Runner so long as it is still in theaters!

  22. Crystal S

    I want to see the new Star Wars as soon as it comes out!

  23. Cindy A.

    I want to see The Hateful Eight, The Martian, and Macbeth.

  24. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I’d take the kids to see Hotel Transylvania 2!

  25. Danielle Marie

    i have to go with the new star wars movie. counting the days.

  26. Anita k

    I would let the grandchildren see anything they want,rated properly through.Thanks so very much for sharing.

  27. michelle s

    If I win I will go see The Good Dino, The Life of Pets, Peanuts movie, SO MANY choice. I loved watching HT2, love love LOVED it.

  28. tina reynolds

    I want to see star wars and the new snoopy movie 😉

  29. Allison

    We do actually want to go to hotel Transylvania 2! Thanks so much for the chances to win

  30. steve singer

    I would like to take the family to see He Named me Malala. A great message delivered in this movie.

  31. Kamla L.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the upcoming Bond movie Spectre.

  32. jules m.

    I want to see Crimson PeaK, the Mockinjay movie and the new Star Wars movie!

  33. Dave L

    I would take my nephews to see the Star Wars: the Force Awakens, the Good Dinosaur, and The Peanuts Movie. Thank you for the terrific giveaway.

  34. Barbara Fox

    If I can find it still in the theaters, I’d love to see Black Mass.

  35. Samantha

    I would go see Mockingjay Part II with this when it comes out next month!

  36. kim keithline

    The next movie that I am really excited to see is The Hunger Games I can’t wait!

  37. Leslie Stanziani

    I want to go see Pan.I love Peter Pan movies.

  38. Tara Woods

    I would take my nieces to see the Goosebumps movie and I want to see The Last Witch Hunter.

  39. Dina Lindquist

    I want to see Crimson Peak and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2!

  40. Laurie Emerson

    I want to go and see the new Star Wars movie when it comes out.

  41. Ally N

    Right now, I want to see Black Mass. As for movies coming out in the near future, I’m looking forward to the Good Dinosaur and Mockingjay Part 2 movies! 🙂

  42. Samii Meyer

    my nieces and I really want to see the Goosebumps movie

  43. Carol Godfrey

    I would really like to go and see The Martian! Have a great week!


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