Incredible Topiary Mickey Mouse Costume

Incredible Topiary Mickey Mouse Costume

Yes! This is a Mickey Mouse costume. When I was 5 years old, my family spent a week driving down Route 66 from Indiana to Disneyland. The first thing I remember seeing when we arrived on the Disney property were the topiaries of Disney characters. It was the most exciting day of my life. No … Read more

Darling Dani from Hocus Pocus Costume for a Toddler

Darling Dani from Hocus Pocus Costume for a Toddler

Ask anyone and most people will say that Hocus Pocus is a favorite Halloween movie of theirs. The sister are popular costumes, but I had never seen anyone make a Dani costume. Our little girls hair is just like Dani’s and I thought this would be a great costume for her. I had a hard … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Valka (Hiccup’s Mom) Costume

How to Train Your Dragon Valka (Hiccup's Mom) Costume

For 30 years I have been making costumes for my family. Finally, I made one for myself. There are not many strong middle aged mom characters out there to imitate until now. Valka, Hiccup’s mom from How To Train Your Dragon is the coolest mom ever. In an effort to keep cost down and try … Read more

Homemade Game of Thrones Optical Illusion Throne Costume

Homemade Game of Thrones Optical Illusion Throne Costume

I wanted to create a Game of Thrones style throne for a costume I made. This version is made from slats from a set of vertical blinds, a cardboard box and palm fronds. I really wanted to challenge myself to make a throne that was quick, cheap and easy to do. I started by making … Read more

Coolest Spider Attack Baby Costume

Coolest Spider Attack Baby Costume

This spider attack baby costume idea is one I came up with after seeing The Hobbit in the movie theater. I am a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. There is a scene where the dwarfs are attacked and spun into giant spider webs. I really wanted to make a … Read more

Baby Groovin’ Groot Costume

Baby Groovin' Groot Costume

Groot is ready to rock the night away.  This is the second Groot costume I have made this month. The first one was an all paper version. This one is a child size costume and made from duct tape. It cost more money to make than the paper costume, but it should hold up for … Read more

Cool Ice Age Scrat and Acorn Costume for a Child

Cool Ice Age Scrat and Acorn Costume for a Child

SCRAT! Don’t touch my acorn!! This costume has been on my costume-to-do list fo a couple of years. I finally have a couple of small children to make costumes for. I  figured I better make this costume while I still had little people around to wear it. I started this costume in February this year … Read more

Groovin’ Groot Costume

Groovin' Groot Costume

Baby Groot is getting down to an Awesome Mix of tunes. For awhile, I have wanted to try making a paper costume. I bought a large roll of brown paper from the home improvement store and a large bottle of white glue.  I wanted to make a simplified version of Groot that the average crafter could afford to … Read more

Beautiful Girl’s Victorian Beach Bather Costume

Beautiful Girl's Victorian Beach Bather Costume

Sally Sells Sea Shells! This Victorian Beach Bather costume is my child version of a costume that I made for myself a few years ago.  In my vast stockpile of fabrics , I still have a few yards of the red/white stripe fabric remaining ,so I decided to make our little girl a beach bather costume … Read more

LIttle Miss Auto Mechanic Costume

LIttle Miss Auto Mechanic  Costume

Meet my “Big Helper”. Recently ,I was having a battery problem with my car and I had my big helper with me when I got he idea of making a Little Mechanic costume for her. I had made an overall for her for another costume I was working on ,but I thought I could use … Read more

Phenomenal Photo Booth Costume

Phenomenal Photo Booth Costume

Say Cheese!! This is an idea I had for a costume after attending a cople of weddings this past year. Photo booths were hugely popular. I got a kick out of seeing even the most conservative adults enjoying the experience. This is a great no sew costume that cost very little and requires no special … Read more

Epic Despicable Me Kyle Dog Costume

Epic Despicable Me Kyle Dog Costume

Ugly dogs are so ugly they are cute. This definitely applies to Gru’s dog from Despicable me. This Despicable Me Kyle dog costume is ideal for pairing up with an Agnes costume. I always check out the yearly winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.  It looks like they used these winners as inspiration for … Read more

Cutest Cow Child Cowgirl Costume

Cutest Cow Child Cowgirl Costume

Howdy! Check out our little cutie in her homemade child cowgirl costume. Most little girls are animal lovers.  Our little girl especially loves farm animals. I wanted to make a cow, but instead of a cow I decided on a girlie cow. I found the hat, boots and clothing all at the thrift store. It … Read more

Coolest Frozen Snowmen Olaf and Marshmallow Couple Costumes

Coolest Frozen Snowmen Olaf and Marshmallow Couple Costumes

Ladies and Gentlemen,  introducing Olaf and Marshmallow the endearing snowmen from Frozen! My latest costume inspiration came from the popular Frozen movie. I wanted to make a costume that my grandchild and I could wear together.   Frozen is her latest obsession and she loves the Olaf character. For myself, I wanted to wear something appropriate … Read more

Easy Last-Minute Goldfish Crackers Costume

Easy Last-Minute Goldfish Crackers Costume

My childrens’ all time favorite snacks are  Goldfish crackers. This costume is a simple inexpensive design that can be put together in a couple of hours or less. I wanted to create a clever costume that would appeal to the children and would not require sewing skills or a lot of money to create. All … Read more

Sweetest Little Miss Han Solo(ette) Costume

Make way for Little Miss Han Solo! My oldest son and I have always been huge sci-fi fans. When he was growing up I would reward him for a good report card by buying him Star Wars figures. He would get one figure for each A on his report card. I made this easy no-sew … Read more

Epic Pixar Lamp Costume

Epic Pixar Lamp Costume

Introducing “Luxo” the cute and quirky lamp from Pixar pictures. My inspiration for this  Pixar lamp costume came from my grand daughter. Like most young children, she loves all things Disney. But, she gets obsessed with one or another film or character for weeks. Her latest favorites are the Toy Story movies. However, she gets … Read more

Original Needle in the Haystack Costume

Needle in a Haystack diy costume,last-minute

I found it! The “Needle in the Haystack”!! This costume is an idea I came up with for a last-minute and inexpensive costume. The tulle costume have been very popular the last couple of years. I wanted to try making a few different ones. This is a great beginner costume and needs no special skills or … Read more

Adorable Last Minute Scarecrow Costume

This adorable  scarecrow  costume was one that I put together last fall for my grand daughter’s first trip to the pumpkin patch. The costume consists of a tulle petticoat over a seersucker yellow sundress. I made both the dress and petticoat, but a dress from a thrift store would work just a well. To fashion a … Read more

Bob-Omb Toddler Halloween Costume

Bob-Omb Toddler Halloween Costume

I made several costumes for my toddler in the last 2 months. I did not enter all of them in this contest because it takes a while to do the write ups. Also, some of my favorites aren’t always the popular ones. I did’t initially post this one because I wasn’t sure how it would … Read more

Handmade Gatsby Baby Costume

Handmade Gatsby Baby Costume

I really love vintage clothing. It was exciting for me when they remade The Great Gatsby movie this year. It familiarized people with 1920’s clothing. This was such a glamorous time in history. I really wanted to make a costume for our toddler based of of the Daisy character from the movie. It is incredibly … Read more