Cool Victims of American Horror Story Illusion Costumes

Victims of American Horror Story

I build costumes for my partner and I every year. The great thing is we are almost identical in size.  I construct one costume and learn from my mistakes making the second build easier. I began with building the structure that would hold our “killers” . 2 wooden dowels you can find at any hardware … Read more

6 Cool Group Halloween Costume Ideas

Group Halloween Costume Ideas

These Group Halloween costume ideas are sure to give you loads of ideas for your homemade costumes. Make sure to visit the main main group costumes section for even more DIY costume ideas! Tetris Group Costume Submitted by Chris Coming off a not so hot year of costumes, we wanted to go big! We wanted to make a big … Read more

Coolest Recycled DIY Dragon Princess Costume

Dragon Princess

This was a hard one everything but the kitchen sink in here. Most of it was recycled from a dumpster. A lot of foam like would be used in a sofa. I started with crutches and curved them around the body. Then I re-enforced with 2×4’s the neck has a sewer pipe and  boards in … Read more

Easy DIY Dust Bunny Costume

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This was a fun play on words costume that was super simple. I bought a large gray sweater from the thrift store, bought some bunny ears online and a bag of cobwebs. Then I just wrapped myself in the cobwebs. For some extra dust I sprayed some silver hair color and found some dryer lint … Read more

Cool Homemade CatDog Costume for College Roommates

Cool Homemade CatDog Costume for College Roommates

Halloween is a huge event on college campuses across the country.  My roommate and I have created costumes together the past few years and they’re generally a big hit among our friends.  In the months leading up to Halloween we bounced around a few ideas. But our favorite and our final decision was to dress … Read more

Awesome Homemade Wheelchair Costume from the Cat in the Hat

homemade wheelchair costume

I love making my son’s costumes. This homemade wheelchair costume from Dr. Seuss was fun. Also, all five of my kids join in and do a new theme every year. We always enjoy it. In addition, we do trunk or treat at church. Making the Homemade Wheelchair Costume In order to make the Cat in … Read more

Super Realistic Zombie Poison Ivy and Zombie Riddler Costumes

By the time Halloween 2016 rolled around, I had been wanting to be Poison Ivy for a few years. And I finally did it - threefold. I had purchased a go

By the time Halloween 2016 rolled around, I had been wanting to be Poison Ivy for a few years. And I finally did it – threefold. I had purchased a gorgeous (and expensive) PVC corset/superhero underwear set in 2014 and planned on wearing that. But…I didn’t make it… I always make my costume. I had … Read more

Eco-Friendly, Net Zero, Green Home Costume

green-home-costume

I think “Net Zero” homes are so cool! I also went to an open house a few weeks ago, and the builder (Sy Safi) told us about all the cool systems in his house, which not only make it super energy efficient, but also healthier to live in! I wanted to create something similar so … Read more

Thomas The Tank Engine

thomas the tank engine costume

My son is now 3 and has been a Thomas fan since he stole our neighbour’s Thomas Train at 10 months old! We used a diaper box, he helped paint it blue on the middle and top flaps and black on the bottom flap. I turned the box inside out and hot glue gunned it … Read more

Homemade Forrest Gump and Jenny Costumes

Jenny & Forst Gump

My boyfriened and I met in film class my junior year of college. We were polar opposites. He is a methodical shy cinematographer and I consider myself creative and outgoing. Our mutual friends were concerned we wouldn’t get along once we were placed on set together. That day of out first shoot I fell in … Read more

Easy DIY Adorable Twin Old Ladies

We thought dressing our twin daughters up as old ladies would be a fun Halloween costume. The costumes were very easy to put together.  I glued craft pom-poms onto hats for their wigs.  My husband made walkers out of PVC pipe and spray painted them.  We added tennis balls for a fun effect.  I purchased … Read more

Cool Prince Purple Rain Costume

Prince Roger Nelson

As a huge Prince fan, I wanted to make sure I got all the details perfect. Starting at the bottom: black velvet stretch pants with half-V front panel with buttons.  A total of 21 buttons highlight the front half-V and down the sides of the pants. The shirt has long sleeves with ruffled cuffs, high … Read more

Awesome DIY Groot Costume from Guardians of the Galaxy

This year i wanted to do something big… and what’s bigger than Groot? Hours after inception of this wonderful idea i was at the hardware store buying copious amounts of insulation foam (I’m talking as much as I could physically carry!) Once I got home I began digging through my drawers for some sacrificial pants … Read more

Soccer Ball Mascot Costume

Our daughter is a serious soccer player so we made her into a big soccer ball with the club logo on front and number on back. The ball is made of soccer panels hand sewed together. I made a separate liner with stuffing inside to allow it to fit over and around her. We completed … Read more

Amazing Homemade Beetlejuice Costumes

Amazing Homemade Beetlejuice Costumes

I am an avid Goodwill shopper so I was looking in the dress section for something cute in January and came across this dress in my exact size!! As soon as I saw it I thought it looked EXACTLY like the Beetlejuice dress so I knew I had to figure out a way to make … Read more

Adorable Rainbow Costume

Adorable Rainbow Costume

Emma is 5-years-old and she is from Frostproof, FL. She wanted to be a Rainbow this year! She found a costume idea on Pinterest (yes, she LOVES Pinterest!!). She noted that it wasn’t in a correct “Rainbow Order”, and she wanted “tutu” clouds, and it needed to have a Sun and Raindrops (hard to see … Read more

Awesome Comic-Con Okami Costume

Awesome Comic-Con Okami Costume

Ōkami is an older Capcom release for Wii and Playstation and deserves far more attention than it gets. That being said, a lot of suffering went into making a set of armor dedicated to it, and that’s getting all detailed below! For the helmet/mask piece, I really can’t give an explanation. It’s pieces of cardboard … Read more

Inside Out Group Costume

Inside Out Group Costume

Inside Out inspired me, causing me to make significant life changes. So I chose to go as Sadness this year for Halloween and my awesome coworkers joined in with me to round the range of emotions – Joy, Disgust, Anger and Fear. We spent less than $25 each, and won out office contest, which made Sadness … Read more

Doggie Doubles as Oscar the Grouch Costume

Doggie Doubles as Oscar the Grouch Costume

Missy (short for Missy Misdemeanor Elliott) is roaming the streets of DC this Halloween as Oscar the Grouch in a home-made costume this year. I got the idea because Missy is nicknamed miss grouchy because with her under bite she often looks grouchy and is a pretty strong-willed sassy dog! The whole thing costs about $80 … Read more

Twin Pregnancy Costume Two Peas in a Pod

Twin Pregnancy Costume Two Peas in a Pod

I decided to make a costume that featured my twin pregnancy. I found out just a week ago that I was expecting a boy and a girl so I thought it would be fun to do a “two peas in a pod” costume. I never thought I would be blessed enough to have babies and … Read more

Creative Mustache Costume for All Ages!

Creative Mustache Costume for All Ages!

After spending months trying to come up with the most creative costume, my friend and I came up with the idea for a mustache costume! Its a really good costume for any age, and no one will ask you the age old question, “What are you supposed to be?” I won’t lie to you, this … Read more

Shell Shocking Michaelangelo and Donatello Costumes

Shell Shocking Michaelangelo and Donatello Costumes

These costumes were inspired by our love of cartoons, especially the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We based these costumes off of the 1987 versions of Donatello and Michaelangelo. Upon coming up with the idea of who we wished to be, we also realized we didnt not want it to be just another generic store bought … Read more

Christmas Tree, Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch Costumes

Christmas Tree, Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love competing in contests!  I try to make costumes that make people smile and they can relate to.  Usually I choose a weather theme but this year I decided it would be more for fun and not competition (well, that’s how it started at least.) My husband is … Read more

Transforming Bumblebee Costume

Transforming Bumblebee Costume

Our 8 year old son announce in August that dad and i needed to make a transformer bumble bee costume that would transform. After searching for online plans in vain, we began creating our own design. After many failed attempts we finally found one that worked. Foam core posterboards, 2 rolls of duct tape, a … Read more