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There are over 20,000 homemade costumes on this site. We'll help you find the very coolest Halloween costume ideas and inspiration you're looking for so you can dream up and create your own amazing homemade costumes.

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Cutest Ever Rapunzel Costume for Baby and Dad

Here's my 3 month old daughter's Rapunzel costume together with her dad. She wanted to be Rapunzel this year, for her first halloween! (I could just tell. Haha!) So, I made her Rapunzel and stuck her in her tower! Her dad is a good sport and agreed to be a prop for her costume!

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Coolest Homemade Medusa Costume Ideas and Photos

My daughter is wearing this Medusa costume. She wanted to be something or someone scary for Halloween. So after some thinking we came up with Medusa. Here's how we made it.

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Coolest Homemade Minnie and Mickey Mouse Costume Ideas

Welcome to our Mickey's Clubhouse and Mickey Mouse costume ideas. Alognside Mickey, you'll find homemade costume ideas for Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Daisy Ducks and more of Mickey's friends. Your sure to find inspiration for your own Mickey costumes.

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Pretty Peacock Cat Costume – Literally Tells It’s Own Tail!

Here’s a pretty Peacock cat costume I made for Sophie, our 4 year old rescue kitty. Sophie is very outgoing and has no problem wearing hats or costumes. She loves attention and so I thought why not try to make a pretty peacock costume for her to proudly strut around in that would match her personality.

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Coolest Ghostbusters Costume Ideas

Ghostbusters costume ideas are fun and have become ever-so-popular since the movie was released in 1985. Apart from the traditional Ghostbusters costumes with uniform and proton pack, you'll also find that Stay Puft Marshmallow man, Slimer and even Vinz Clortho are popular choices when it comes to costume making. Below you'll find just a few of the many cool Ghostbuster costumes on this site.

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Coolest Cruella De Vil Costume

I thought it was going to be hard to explain how well this Cruella De Vil costume fit my daughters attitude, but then after seeing the picture I knew her facial expression said it all.

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Coolest Catwoman Costume Ideas

Catwoman was on the prowl this year and I only spent about $7 on the whole Catwoman costume!!

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Pedestrian X-ing Morph Suit Costume

This Pedestrian X-ing morph suit costume was inspired by the fact that I am a single parent of two lovely boys . I was driving one day on my way to pick up my boys from school when I noticed a Teen and his 4-5 year old sibling trying to cross to the other side of the road. Unfortunately four drivers went by and none of them cared to stop.

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Fantastic Alien Glow in the Dark Costumes

I wanted to make fantastic glow in the dark costumes after discovering EL (electroluminescent) wire. It’s cool to the touch and bends and shapes easily. So I researched how to solder and connect it, then began my project.

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Coolest Optical Illusion Costume - Electric Chair

These homemae Electric Chair optical illusion costume ideas will send a current of inspiration down your spine and shock anyone you happen to run into. You'll find lots of other DIY illusion costume ideas on this site.

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Crazy Adorable Harley Quinn Costume

The best part of the Harley Quinn costume for me is the finished product and getting to wear it. One of my most favorite things in the world is dressing up, I do it as often as I can.

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Coolest Homemade Jack Skellington Costume Ideas

Take a look at these homemade Jack Skellington costume ideas submitted to our annual Halloween Costume Contest. You'll also find the most amazing photo gallery of homemade costumes, and lots of Halloween and costume party ideas.

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Coolest Homemade Maleficent Costume Ideas

My daughter immediately wanted a homemade Maleficent costume after seeing the Maleficent movie at the drive-in this year. Done deal. I decided I was going to make her the best maleficent costume ever including all her favorite things.

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Cute Handmade Toddler Butterfly Costume

Here’s my two year old toddler butterfly costume. She is on an animal kick right now and one of her favorite “animals” is the monarch butterfly.

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Coolest Despicable Me Costumes for a Family

These homemade Despicable Me costumes are a great way to get all the family in on the Halloween action together. You'll find over 100 DIY Despicalbe Me and Minion costumes here.

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DIY Sally Costume from Nightmare Before Christmas

This Sally costume was originally a thrown together, not quite last minute Halloween costume. I loved it so much though, that the next year I put more work into it.

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Coolest DIY Winifred Sanderson Costume

Here’s my Winifred Sanderson costume. Hocus Pocus is hands down my all time favourite halloween movie. I have loved it since I was a kid and still watch it every year around this time!

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Coolest Tipi Hedron Costume for Halloween

I had thought about this costume for Halloween for a couple years before doing it. I like doing scary costumes for halloween, I also like doing recognizable costumes.

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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Costume

I felt that by creating this Corpse Bride costume, I could do the character and director justice. Corpse Bride has always been one of my favorite movies.

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DIY Bytar Ninjago Lego Costume – Not Found in Stores!

Maddox, 6, loves Ninjago and wanted a Bytar Ninjago Lego costume, one of the “bad guy” snakes. Good luck finding that one in stores! If you’re crazy enough to take it on, here’s the materials & steps to making this costume…

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You're One of a Kind. Your DIY Halloween Costume Should Be Too!

Once upon a time (not so long ago), if you wanted a costume – you, or your Mom, or your Dad – HAD to make it. You had to dream it up. Cut it. Stitch it. Glue it. Create it. And when you or your child wore the costume, your pride would glow through the seams.

Times have changed. A plethora of assembly-line costumes are just a click away. And yet, the passion for costume-making is stronger than ever. Today, we don’t HAVE to make a costume. We WANT to make a costume. We want to be different. We want to be special. We want to be one of a kind. And that’s exactly what we all are. One of a kind!

Right now we're going to set out to find a one-of-a-kind costume idea for you. Just clear your mind and let your fingers lead the way. In no time you’ll be skipping from one homemade costume idea to the next. Making notes. Dreaming up your own adaptations. Good Luck!

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