Coolest Poison Ivy Costume with Uma’s Infamous Hairstyle

I went to highschool with Uma Thurman, so I always felt a little personal sting (along with a thrill for her) when she got to do such cool things on

I went to high school with Uma Thurman, so I always felt a little personal sting (along with a thrill for her) when she got to do such cool things on film as play Baron Munchausen’s Venus,  dance with John Travolta (I mean- WOW!) and to also to be a super villainess in a Batman movie. Alas, … Read more

Coolest Rock-A-Billy Goat Costume

Coolest Rock-A-Billy Goat Costume

This Rock-A-Billy Goat Costume was a last minute creation that was inspired by stuff we just had kicking around… mainly a old leather jacket and a bag of angora goat hair. Although not intended to be a scary costume, the reaction we got trick or treating was generally …respectful terror. Obviously the bulk of the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Queen Amidala Girl’s Costume

Coolest Homemade Queen Amidala Girl's Costume

This Homemade Queen Amidala Girl’s Costume was made largely with recycled “dress up” items. This year we had three kids doing a Star Wars theme (Yoda, Amidala and Han Solo) so I wanted to keep the sewing to a minimum. The main feature here of course is the headdress and makeup. The structure of the … Read more

Original Homemade Yoda Costume

Coolest Homemade Yoda Costume

The charm of this Homemade Yoda Costume was entirely due to the size of the child. My son was almost 2 and he was just the height and had the perfect waddle of Yoda. The costume was just a simple burlap cloak, a wooden staff, ears constructed onto a homemade skullcap (some strands of horse … Read more

Coolest Homemade Boy’s Knight Costume

Coolest Homemade Boy's Knight Costume

My son’s Homemade Boy’s Knight Costume is made with cardboard. The only things we purchased were the yellow ostrich feather and the silver mesh cloth for the chain mail underlayer. The rivets of the armor are just dots of hot glue painted with silver spray paint and then a light patina was washed on with … Read more

Coolest Medieval Lady Princess Costume

Coolest Medieval Lady Princess Costume

While my young daughter was thinking a “princess” I had something more along the lines of a medieval “Lady” in mind. This Medieval Lady Princess Costume was fabricated entirely with findings and fabric scraps I had already so the cost was $0 for me. I had a green satin and a gold silk fabric, and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Girl’s Geisha Costume

Coolest Homemade Girl's Geisha Costume

The beautiful Geisha! This year a fourth child was added to our group costume- and the theme was JAPAN. Two Samurai, a Geisha and a baby Hello Kitty. The Geisha kimono was home made from 2 yards of pink satin and one yard of orange. The Obi material was chosen from the decorator remnant bin … Read more