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Schitt’s Creek Costumes

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Schitt’s Creek is one of the best shows of all time. We discovered it years before it became an Emmy award winning show and still will rewatch episodes.  This popular show from Canada features a hysterical cast with eccentric wardrobes. Our family found Schitt’s Creek on Netflix pretty early, before anyone knew what it was.  We wore these costumes years before the cast won multiple Emmy nominations.  We like to think of ourselves as the Rose family’s biggest fans! The characters in Schitt’s Creek make for a perfect group of family Halloween costume.  These costumes are easy to make and generally do not involve any sewing.  Be the funniest group costume at the Halloween party with these Schitt’s Creek costumes. 

While many groups have dressed like Schitt’s Creek over the years, we pride ourselves on being the first to hit the internet. Our Shitt’s Creek family costumes was even featured at the official Schitt’s Creek fan event in Los Angeles. We discovered Schitt’s Creek in the first season, before it became a wildly popular show. Our kids are so much bigger now, but we love looking at these photos of us as Moira, Johnny, Alexis, David, and a tiny little Stevie. We hope you enjoy a little stroll down memory lane to Schitt’s Creek.

Schitt’s Creek Group Costume

schitts creek costume


Our Schitt’s Creek Photo shoot was in 2017, long before Johnny, Moira, Alexis, and David were household names.  We were yelling “Ew, David!” at each other and people assumed my husband’ name was David.  We are OG.  Anyway, now that the rest of the world is caught up on this trend, we are happy to reshare our costumes for inspiration.  This Halloween we want to encourage you to be careful and NOT go to a party in this outfit.  Share your pictures on social media and then go inside.  As David would say about social distancing “I’m trying hard not to connect with people right now.”

Halloween is on our doorstep, which means we are ready with fun, family costumes again. As crazy as it might be, our costumes this year are probably my favorite of all time! I’m just gonna call it; Halloween 2018 is the year of Schitt’s Creek costumes.  Schitt’s Creek is our new favorite show and we just think these characters are perfect for Halloween! So like any respectable parents would…. we dressed our kids up too. They are such good sports.

Schitt’s Creek Group Costume

Schitts Creek Family Costumes

If you are not watching Schitt’s Creek yet, you really need to be. Schitt’s Creek is a show about the filthy-rich Rose family who suddenly finds themselves broke. They are forced to leave their fancy, pampered lives and downsize.  They choose to rebuild in Schitt’s Creek, a town that they purchased years ago as a joke.  We discovered it on Netflix just a few months ago and we were sold from the start.  The all star cast includes Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara; so these nerds were all like “Why did it take us so long to discover this show?!”

What is Schitt’s Creek?

We couldn’t wait to get our costumes together.  The only problem we ran into is it appears that the show still isn’t exactly universally known. I assumed everyone was watching it and we were late to the party, but my control group taught me differently.  It still amused us, and I hope those who are as enthusiastic about the show find joy in these photos, even if we are a rare birds. I’m pretty confident this quirky show is minutes from being a household name, and we are super cutting edge.

Schitt’s Creek Family Photo Shoot

family costume schitts creek

As obscure as it might be, I am here to tell you that Schitt’s Creek is one of the best “make your own” Halloween Costumes.  For Johnny, Moira, Alexis, and David Rose; a black and white color palette is really best.  A simple suit, white dress shirt, pocket square, and brown shoes is all that is needed for Johnny’s wardrobe.  Moira Rose loves high collared shirts, long sleeves, lots of jewelry, and always has her signature red lipstick. Alexis is the trendiest of the bunch with cute dresses and accessories. David is almost always in an eccentric black and white sweater.  Admittedly, these costumes may not work on their own, Schitt’s Creek is the perfect group costume.

Here are some Schitt’s Creek Essential Halloween Costume items that you can still get quickly on Prime!


Alexis Rose Boho Hat

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The Perfect David Rose Sweater

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An Even Better Alexis Rose Boho Dress

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Black and White Moira Rose Dress

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Stevie Budd Costume

easy costume Stevie Schitts Creek

While the Rose family is a family of four, we are a family of five so we had to find another character for our littlest to play.  There are plenty of characters, but it was no question that Stevie was the best fit.  Stevie has a good heart, but goes through life silently mildly annoyed with all the people around her.

David Rose Costume

Christel Tran Photography San Diego

We love to dress up, but this year we upped our game a bit.  We worked with our new friend, and local San Diego Photographer Christel Tran because we knew this was such a fun idea!  We love to partner with local photographers from time to time and this is one of my favorite photo sessions to date!

Moira and Johnny Rose Couples Costume

Moira and Johnny Rose perfect couple costume

Moira and Johnny are kind of the perfect couple for us to play.  They are so quirky and weird, but so lovable. Couples costumes are so much fun, and who doesn’t love Moira and Johnny? This year we thought it would be fun to play an older couple; lean in rather than shy away from our wrinkles. We died laughing when we saw the photos.

Moira and Johnny Rose Costumes

Alexis and David are grown ups, but just barely. Our tweens did an excellent job of portraying them.  This isn’t a show our kids have seen; but we shared a couple clips and they had the rolls down pat.

David and Alexis Rose Costumes

“Just act like you can’t even.”

Alexis Rose Costume

David and Alexis Rose kids costumes Nailed it. (Picture by Harry while we were trying to warm our little actors up!)

We love Stevie as much as any other character on the show.  We joke that our littlest would be best friends with her if we lived near one another.  They make the same “this is ridiculous” face.  A “Stevie” costume is super easy.  White tank top, plaid button down, jeans, converse, and a name tag just in case.

Schitts Creek funny halloween costumes

Once again, a HUGE thank you to Christel Tran. Here is a quote from her website, which I hope you will take a peek at, her portfolio is beautiful ….

“I’m Christel, a proud wife and mama of 3. I am a natural light, San Diego-based photographer who loves spending time with family & friends, going to the beach, and iced mochas. I picked up my first SLR (before digital cameras were even around!) back in college and haven’t put a camera down ever since.  I was hooked!  After much encouragement, I decided to turn this special hobby and passion of mine into a business. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work!  I hope to have the opportunity to capture some special moments of you and yours. “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”  -Ansel Adams”

If you are in the San Diego area, we would highly recommend checking out Christel Tran Photography for your next portrait session! Thank you Christel, for partnering with us on this fun project!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
  1. Michelle says:

    Nailed it! You embodied the spirit of the characters so well! Even the kids got into it! Cristel did a great job capturing the whole family.

  2. Janet W. says:

    I haven’t actually seen the show but it looks like you got these costumes/characters down pat!

  3. Dandi D says:

    I’ve never heard of this show, but the costumes look cute!

  4. Nadine says:

    Love Schitt’s Creek!
    Seeing it’s a Canadian show maybe you could make their video available in Canada too.

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