Cool DIY Lego Man Costume

Lego man

I decided to challenge myself to create a cool costume using only dollar store items. The result was this impressive Lego man costume, crafted from cardboard display boards, colored poster boards, and a generous amount of packing tape. To complete the look, I added a bucket for the head and Styrofoam circles for the hands. … Read more

Fun and Easy Casino Slot Machine Costume

Fun and Easy Casino Slot Machine Costume

This flashy casino slot machine was a blast to put together. I was looking for something fun and unique that would catch everyone’s attention, and so it did. All you have to do is get a large box that and cut out the top and bottom for you to stand in. Spray the box with … Read more

Easy Sexy She-Ra Costume

Easy Sexy She-Ra Costume

I always wanted to dress up as She-ra. When I was invited to this party I was so exited to make my own She-ra costume (first because I am a set designer and I really love to make stuff, models, costume, props… – and second because I used to live in Brazil and they don’t … Read more

Yip Yip Martians Couple Costume

Yip yip martians

This Yip Yip Martians couple costume was a big hit at our event. All hot glue, a couple yards of fleece, more recognizable in pairs the back is open easy in easy out. Took about 30 min. I didn’t measure anything I just eyeballed it.

Coolest Carrie White Costume from Carrie the Movie

Carrie White from Carrie the Movie

This Carrie White costume took some tugging, plugging, gluing, and finger pricking, but I did it! With a thread and needle I sewed silky, red fabric layers to create the look of blood and glued them to a painted gray bucket. I had to wire the bucket with very heavy wiring because the fabric weighed … Read more

Cool DIY SpongeBob SquarePants Costume for a Boy

SpongeBob SquarePants

My name is Connor and I am 4 years old. My costume is made from an Amazon box covered with yellow felt and printed out features that were glued on with a hot glue gun. The hardest part was putting on the eyes, mouth, and eyelashes. I couldn’t find a brown sharpie marker so I … Read more

Cool DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Costumes

Limited Store Bought and Plenty of DIY Nightmare Before Christmas costumes

What is Halloween without the Pumpkin King? Our Jack Skellington is a mixture of store bought suit and a mask/helmet from newspaper, glue, sparkle and fiberglass. Hands were 3D printed and glued onto black gloves. Sally wore a store bought costume but decorated some arm sleeves and leggings with stiches, accompanied by a red wig … Read more

Wizard of Oz Costume with a Twist – Escaping Oz

Escaping Oz

As a kid, I was always enamored with The Wizard of Oz movie. This costume idea was born out of that interest and the motivation to make some new twist on an Oz costume. The tissue paper hot air balloon or Montgolfier is a product of a science demo I used to do every year … Read more

Where The Wild Things Are – Amazing Couples Costume

My wife, being an elementary librarian, came up with the idea of honoring Maurice Sendak with this year's costume.  We always do homemade costu

My wife, being an elementary librarian, came up with the idea of honoring Maurice Sendak with this year’s costume.  We always do homemade costumes, but these took more work than normal. Papier Mache Heads: Each head was constructed out of paper pulp papier mache over a punch balloon.  Each layer took 2 days to dry … Read more

Last Minute Voodoo Doll Costume

Last minute Voodoo doll costume

This last-minute Voodoo doll costume was a super easy costume to make and turned out to be a big hit. I bought a roll of burlap and hit glued it to a pair of leggings I already had. The heart and balls on the pins are styrofoam that I painted and used kabob sticks. Basically … Read more

Coolest Pumpkin Head in a Jar Costume

Coolest pumpkin head costume

This is my 9 year old son. We used a rolling back pack with the handle being pulled up made the head stand over 6ft tall. We used burlap sacks to make an old looking cloak and then used a clear empty Cheetos bucket to put my son’s head in. We used a light weight … Read more