Coolest Homemade Fire Costume

Homemade Fire Costume

Hello, my name is Laura, I’m a senior in high school, and I make crazy costumes for my school’s spirit week and for Halloween. This was for Caveman Day at my school, so I was fire. The costume: Actually, this was one of the easiest costumes I have ever made, and certainly one of my … Read more

Coolest Cactus Homemade Costume

Homemade  Cactus Costume

This costume was for Western Day at my school. I knew right away that I wanted to be a cactus, but figuring out how to do it was more difficult. In the end I came up with a very easy way to make this costume. Materials: Cardboard Bubble Wrap Toothpicks Green paper Double Sided Sticky … Read more

Coolest Tennis Ball Costume

Homemade Tennis Ball Costume

Boing! Boing! Boing! It’s a big bouncy ball! I have wanted to be a ball for a long time but I couldn’t figure out how. Finally, I was cleaning up and I found a swimming pool toy ball. Often, my best costumes come from finding the right object to work with. Materials: -Swimming pool toy … Read more

Coolest Fish Tank Costume

Homemade Fish Tank Costume

One fish. Two Fish. Red Fish. Blue Fish. I have wanted to be an aquarium for quite some time not and I finally made one! Materials: -Big Box -Blue transparent material (cellophane) – Paper fish -Fishing line -Snorkel -Goggles -Flippers First, I had to find an appropriate box. I looked all around and finally my … Read more

Coolest Rocket Ship Halloween Costume

Homemade Rocket Ship Halloween Costume

3…2…1… BLASTOFF!! This costume was for the 1960s Day at my school and the space race was certainly an exciting time. The frame of this costume uses my favorite costume building technique, cardboard strips enforced with wire. Basically, you take some lightweight wire and glue it between 2 cardboard strips. There are ring after ring … Read more

Coolest Bathtub Halloween Costume

Homemade Bathtub Halloween Costume

Splish Splash I was Taking A Bath when I suddenly came up with this idea for a costume. Materials: Balloons Empty shampoo bottles Rubber Duck Storage Bin Shower Head String Water Sandals Swimsuit Shaving Cream Rod Shower Cap The first step was to cut the bottom out of the storage bin so that I could … Read more

Coolest Toaster Costume

Homemade Toaster Costume

I was making a piece of bread in the morning, tired, getting ready for school, when I burned myself on my toaster. Ouch! But then it occurred to me what a great costume a toaster would make. This is made mainly with a box, so finding the right size was the hardest part for me. … Read more

Coolest Balloon Lady Costume

Homemade Balloon Lady Costume

This was for villain day at my school. I didn’t just want to be any normal villain, so I came up with my own. I love working with balloons, so I became Balloon Lady. You can see the frame if you look closely in the picture. Basically, the frame is cardboard and in made of … Read more

Coolest Bush Costume

Homemade Bush Costume

Hello, my name is Laura, I’m a senior in high school, and I make crazy costumes for my school’s spirit week and for Halloween, and here I am as bush. This is particularly relevant to me because I made a pun out of this costume. My name is Laura, so when anyone asked, I said … Read more

Coolest Bird in Nest Costume

Homemade Bird in Nest Costume

Kaw! Kaw! Fly away home birdie! This costume features a mother bird and her babies in a tree. Materials: -Swimming pool ring -raffia -ivy -brown paper -blue shirt -stuffed animal birds -feathers blue and white (for mask) -Blue feather boa -Cardboard -blue shiny material The nest was simple to make. I just took a swimming … Read more

Coolest Lion in Cage Costume

Homemade Lion in Cage Costume

Grrr. There is a very scary lion in this cage! Do not feed! Lion will attack! This costume was for Zoo Day at my school. Materials: BIG cardboard box Tubes that are used on large paper rolls (talk to any store that carried large paper rolls) Orange boa Orange, black, and yellow paint Ivy Computer … Read more

Coolest Germ Costume

Homemade Germ Costume

Hello, my name is Laura, I’m a senior in high school, and I make crazy costumes for my school’s spirit week and for Halloween. This costume was for Doctor Day, so I was a germ. This was my favorite example of reusing and recycling of costumes. If you look up Mr. Potato Head on this … Read more

Coolest Rubik’s Cube Halloween Costume

Homemade Rubik's Cube Halloween Costume

Looking for a costume for the ultimate smarty? Be a Rubik’s cube! Basically, this is just a variation on a box costume, so it is super easy to make. Materials: -Either 3 boxes that when stacked together make a cubic shape or enough cardboard to make your own boxes that fit this description -Red, orange, … Read more

Coolest Mr. Potato Head Halloween Costume

Homemade Mr. Potato Head Halloween Costume

Hello, my name is Laura, I’m a senior in high school, and I make crazy costumes for my school’s spirit week and for Halloween. This was for Toy Story Day at my school. To make Mr. Potato head, I mostly used cardboard and lots and lots of glue gun. The frame is made of horizontal … Read more

Awesome Homemade Popcorn Costume

Homemade Popcorn Costume

Popcorn! Get your popcorn here! I love food costumes and this was one of my favorites. The basic idea behind this costume included LOTS and LOTS of glue gun sticks and LOTS and LOTS of popcorn, but making the actual costume was pretty simple. The costume is fundamentally made with two loops of wire connected … Read more

Coolest Ice Cream Halloween Costume

Homemade Ice Cream Halloween Costume

MMM. I love ice-cream, don’t you? What could be better then than becoming an ice-cream cone? Materials: -Garbage can -Candies or other brightly colored small objects -A red ball or other item that resembles a cherry -Batting -A hat to build off of Start with the garbage can. All you need is brown colored fabric … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ketchup Costume

Homemade Ketchup Costume

Who doesn’t like Ketchup? I was in desperate need of a costume for my freshmen year of high school because ninth graders have the theme of red. This was one of the first costumes I had ever made, but it was really quite simple. Materials needed: Laundry hamper Lots of cardboard Red long sleeved shirt … Read more