I made this Homemade Slinky Costume for Halloween. I used air-conditioning duct as the main body. There were 5 pieces total, 2 arms, 2 legs and the body and I had zip ties and a small piece of mesh or see threw material.
I attached the arms and legs to the body with the zip ties and the mesh I put inside where I could see out or the costume. I painted the duct with whatever colors you want, the brighter the better. This is a heavy and hot costume but well worth the time and effort put in to making it.
To get inside you have to squeeze in the arm and put your legs in the legs of it and pull it up and over your head. You can stick your head out of the arm and rest it on your shoulder but you will find everyone wants to see you inside and its a big winner. You dance in it , and bend over and look like a big butt. Shake your butt and it will too. It bounces like a slinky. This is a very very good costume.
As two self-proclaimed ladies men, my friend and I decided to act in the opposite of our natural state. We literally became “Cock-Blocks”, not only in the "Cock-Blocks" Costume, but in character as well.
The items needed to complete the costume were: - Large sheet of cedar wood - One length of quarter-round - Staple gun - Spray paint - Bristol board to create the stencils - Suspenders - Tights - Long sleeve shirt
Total cost: Approximately $100 each.
From the moment we got out of the car in downtown Ottawa, the night started with a shout “OMG BEST COSTUME EVER!” and the trend continued. The only negative reviews we received all night were from the guys hitting on the scantily clad women around downtown Ottawa, where we became a complete nuisance and were the worst nightmare for intoxicated 20-something year old guys partying.
Great Halloween night, love this time of year, and love the amazing ideas that www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com shows the world!
This is my son's blanket bear that the Blanket Bear Costume was modeled after
My son totes around a blanket bear / woobie / lovey around everywhere he goes. So I decided to make him a Homemade Blanket Bear Costume because he loves it so much.
This is a half homemade costume and half store bought costume. The Body and head are actually a full body Care Bears Grumpy costume that I purchased. So I started with that and then I went to the fabric store and purchased some light blue minky fabric, and using a sewing pattern for a child size poncho I cut on the fabric as per directions and made a blanket like the one my sons bear has into a life size poncho. I then bought matching patches which I sewed onto the blanket, and I sewed on a satin border that I made. I then put the poncho blanket over the care bear head and voila, you have a Blanket Bear costume.
A casino that we often go to was holding a costume contest and the grand prize was a thousand dollars. I was pregnant at the time so we wanted to come up with something original, not the same ol "bun in the oven" thing.
So my husband is very crafty and he came up with the Homemade Bingo Costume. It went well with the theme of the casino. He made the bingo card out of Styrofoam, insulation board, and painted all the lettering on. He made the bingo dobber out of a cardboard tube and painted the pictures on it, took him FOREVER!
He strapped the tube to my back using bungee cord and painted my belly to be the tip of the dobber. We won first place! And had so much fun! I got many compliments on our creativity and unique idea.