Cool Bane Costume

Cool Bane Costume

Here’s how I made this Bane costume: Materials: Brown shirt Black military pants Waist harness Mask materials (read below) Vest (read below) MASK: To make the Bane mask to look accurate but not Cosplay quality, I started with an old 3M respirator mask that I had and cleaned and disassembled it to leave only the … Read more

Coolest Penguin Costume that Cost only $10

Coolest Penguin Costume that Cost only $10

Materials used for this homemade Penguin costume: Man’s suit White dress shirt Bow tie White gloves Silver vest/cumber bun and hankie Top hat Monocle “Cigarette” Umbrella My sister was Penguin for Halloween 2013. This was the easiest costume to put together. We bought a man’s suit coat at the thrift store and she wore black … Read more

Coolest Two Face Costume for a Boy

Coolest Two Face Costume for a Boy

Our 5-year-old wanted to be Two-Face for Halloween 2013 and it was the most fun to put together. We found most everything at the thrift store (suit jacket and pants, tie, dress shirt) and only had to purchase the spray paint at Home Depot. Materials Needed: Child’s “business suit” White long-sleeved dress shirt Suit vest … Read more

Cool Batman, Robin and Villain Family Costumes

Cool Batman, Robin and Villain Family Costumes

For Halloween 2013, we went as a group of Batman characters. We were (from left) Penguin, Batman, Bane, Two-Face, Robin, and Poison Ivy. We had such a great time putting these together and everyone loved the result! We also created a Batmobile (1960s era) out of our garden cart. It’s made out of cardboard, red … Read more

Coolest Halloween Teen Titans Group Costume

Coolest Halloween Teen Titans Group Costume

For Halloween 2012, we were the Teen Titans. We were (from left to right) Raven, Beast Boy, Nightwing, Cyborg, Starfire and Robin. We got rave reviews (mostly from 12-year-old boys) and had such a great time! Titans, Go! Robin Materials: · Red t-shirt (sleeves cut off) · Green short-sleeved t-shirt · Green “superhero” gloves · … Read more

Coolest Skunk Lost Boy Costume from Peter Pan

Coolest Peter Pan Lost Boy Costume - Skunk

Materials needed: Black hoodie Black pants Black shoes Wire hanger Black fabric White felt Black felt Batting Black belt Slingshot For Halloween 2011, we did a Peter Pan theme. Our 3-year-old wanted to be the Skunk Lost Boy. It was so great! He wore a black hoodie, black pants and black shoes we already had. To … Read more

Coolest Mr. Smee Costume from Peter Pan


Materials needed: White t-shirt (unless you can find a baby blue striped shirt, good luck!) Light blue spray paint (or fabric paint) Red knit fabric for hat 1 Cotton ball Reading glasses Blue shorts White face paint (for sideburns) Blue painters’ tape We did a Peter Pan theme for Halloween 2011 and my husband was … Read more

Coolest Homemade Captain Hook Costume

Coolest Captain Hook Costume

Materials needed: Red gabardine fabric Yellow ribbon Gold fabric Purple pants White cravat Black wig White lace Plastic hook Plastic sword Red hat with white feather White socks Black vinyl Black eyeliner For Halloween 2011, we did a Peter Pan theme. Our 8-year-old son chose to be Captain Hook and he was amazing! To make … Read more

Coolest Peter Pan Costume

Coolest Peter Pan Costume

For Halloween 2011, we did a Peter Pan theme.  Our 5-year-old son chose to be Peter Pan and he was spectacular! To make his shirt, I used bright green cotton fabric and traced around one of his existing t-shirts.  I cut the zigzag design around the sleeves and bottom and I left a collar on … Read more

Coolest Chief Eagle Feather (from Peter Pan) Costume

Materials needed: Light brown long-sleeved shirt Green pants Moccasins White fabric (for gloves) Blue and yellow felt (for neck piece) Black wig (braided) White face paint Viking helmet Poster board (dark and light blue, white, pink) Black marker (for feather tips) For Halloween 2011, we did a Peter Pan theme. My sister was our Chief … Read more

Coolest Three Musketeers Group Costume


For uniforms: Red long-sleeved t-shirt Tan/khaki pants Blue fabric Yellow ribbon Yellow felt Brown belt White feather boa White fabric (for gloves) Brown hat Brown or black boots Fabric glue For swords: Wooden dowel rod Silver foil duct tape Red plastic “party cup” Black duct tape Our boys wanted to be The Three Musketeers (like … Read more

Coolest Peter Pan Group Costume

Our Peter Pan Group Costume

For Halloween 2011, we did a Peter Pan theme. We were Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Lost Boy Skunk, Chief Eagle Feather and Wendy. We also made a row boat to cart around the boys, our stuffed Tick Tock Croc, and our “treasure.” I made the costumes and my husband created the boat. He … Read more

Coolest Homemade Submarine Costume

Homemade Submarine Costume

MATERIALS NEEDED for the homemade submarine costume: * Garden cart * Blue satin material ($2) * Poster board ($2) * Yellow spray paint ($2) * Spotlights (battery operated) * Large silver salad bowl * EMT electrical conduit * Extended grabber pincher ($5) * Boards for seats * Black electrical tape We did an “undersea” theme … Read more

Coolest Homemade Jellyfish Costume

Homemade Jellyfish Costume

MATERIALS NEEDED for this homemade jellyfish costume: * Oversized (golf style) umbrella * Pink iridescent fabric (1.5 yard square) ($3) * White iridescent fabric (1.5 yard square) ($3) * 2 white feather boas ($2 each) * 2 pink feather boas ($2 each) * White string * Pink satin fabric for “dress” ($3) * Pink scarf … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pirate Theme Costume

Homemade Pirate Theme Costume

For Halloween 2006, we went with a pirate theme. Our two sons went as pirates, as did I, and their aunt went as a keg of rum. PIRATES The boys’ costumes were simple. We used black pants we already had for both. The Captain’s vest was made from inexpensive red fabric. I hot-glued yellow felt … Read more

Coolest Bearded Lady Costume

Homemade Bearded Lady Costume

Materials needed: Nightgown ($2 from thrift store) Beard ($4 from costume store) This year our theme was “Circus.” My sister was our bearded lady. This Homemade Bearded Lady Costume is the easiest costume in the world to put together. We found a cheesy nightgown from a thrift store and she wore a beard that matched … Read more

Coolest Homemade Circus Lion in a Cage Costume

Homemade Circus Lion in a Cage Costume

Materials needed: For Costume: Tan twin sized bed sheet ($2 from WalMart) 3 brown t-shirts (different shades of brown) ($1 each from thrift store) Dark brown felt ($0.25 from fabric store) For Cage: Garden cart PVC pipe ($5) Black spraypaint Posterboard in red, yellow and blue Iridescent wrapping paper ($1 from dollar store) Foil circles … Read more

Coolest Homemade Circus Clown Costume

Homemade Circus Clown Costume

Materials needed: Bright-colored fabric ($2) White long-sleeved t-shirt ($3) Fabric spray paint ($7) Clown wig ($3) Yarn pompoms ($1) This year our theme was “Circus.” Our son wanted to be the clown. We found many costumes online but I didn’t want a “store bought” look so we came up with this Homemade Circus Clown Costume. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Circus Ringmaster Costume

Homemade Circus Ringmaster Costume

Materials needed: Jacket ($5 from thrift store) Gold rickrack ($2 from fabric store) Felt top hat ($2 from thrift store) White shirt Bow tie Black pants Fabric glue This year our theme was “Circus.” My husband was our Ringmaster. This Homemade Circus Ringmaster Costume is simple and turned out perfectly. We found this amazing red … Read more

Coolest Homemade Human Cannonball Costume

Homemade Human Cannonball Costume

Materials needed: For Costume: White long-sleeved t-shirt ($3 from WalMart) White baseball pants ($2 from thrift store) Fabric paint: red, blue and silver glitter ($1 each) White felt ($0.50 from fabric store) Red fabric for cape ($4 from fabric store) Red bike helmet ($8 at WalMart) For Cannon: Concrete tube ($10 at Home Depot) Spraypaint: … Read more

Coolest Men in Black Theme Costume

Men in Black Costume

For our son’s first Halloween (2006), he had an NG tube due to a health issue. We decided to incorporate it into our Halloween costume and made him an alien while we joined him as the Men in Black. Our Men in Black costumes were simple black suits, black ties, white shirts, and black glasses. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Hiccup Costume

Homemade Hiccup Costume

Material needed: Gray, long-sleeved shirt ($3 from Target) Dark gray sweatpants ($5 from Target) Brown “fur” ($5 from fabric store) Tan fabric for belt ($1 scrap from fabric store) Brown leather straps ($2 from fabric store) Viking hat For his school Halloween party, our son wanted to be Hiccup from the movie “How to Train … Read more

Coolest Homemade Russell Costume

Homemade Russell Costume

Materials needed: Yellow polo shirt Brown shorts Orange bandana White baseball cap (spray-painted yellow) ($2 from fabric store) Felt for cap logo Brown fabric for sash Foam sheets, multiple colors for badges Stickers For his school Halloween party, our son wanted to be Russell from the movie “Up.” So for our Homemade Russell Costume we … Read more

Coolest Sully from Monsters, Inc. Costume

Homemade Sully from Monsters, Inc. Costume

For Halloween 2008, our sons chose “Monsters, Inc.” for their costumes. Our older son (age 5) had a Sully from Monsters, Inc. Costume. We live in Phoenix so we were a little nervous about making a furry costume (could be VERY uncomfortable for him if the night was warm) so I chose a light-weight fleece … Read more