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

AHS Hotel The Countess Costume

AHS Hotel The Countess Costume

I love American Horror Story and love Lady Gaga as the Countess. The costume was pretty simple to put together. Things needed… White satin robe Fishnets Blond Wig Fake Blood Black Glove The main thing that you must get right about the costume is the makeup. Here is the YouTube video I used: The glove … Read more

Rocket Batplane Wheelchair Costume

Rocket Batplane Wheelchair Costume

This is my son, he is 8 years old, has cerebral palsy so he is confined to a wheelchair. I wanted him to be like the other kids for one night so I wanted t create a costume that “hid: his wheelchair. I used three boards to make the frame, two card board boxes, lots of … Read more

Creepy Fortune Teller Costume

Creepy Fortune Teller Costume

So I started looking at Fortune Teller ideas online, I wanted to be live and Interactive and scary looking all at the same time. About a month before I went to local hardware store and bought all the wood I needed, plywood and decorative molding, wheels for the bottom of the booth to make it mobile since … Read more

Queen of Hearts Baby Costume

Queen of Hearts Baby Costume

This is my one year old daughter in her Queen of Hearts costume. After getting some ideas online I knew this had to be her costume, it totally fits her personality. The whole costume cost just under $30 and I still had tons of stuff left over. I used an 8 inch crochet top that … Read more

Predator Costume Made of Recycled Parts

Predator Costume Made of Recycled Parts

I made this costume using 100 percent recycled parts. We are talking  foam pillows. Sport shields knee pads shower hose, game console parts  took 3 months to glue paint air brush and tape all made by hand. Many sleepless nights started with a base of black fabric then cut and shaped forty pieces of foam … Read more

Windy Weatherman

Windy Weatherman

After seeing the many Hurricane reporters over the summer I thought that for Halloween I would dress up as a weatherman in a storm. I was thinking this would be very original but after research I found out it had been done before. Luckily the group of people I was around on Halloween found it … Read more

Goosebumps Book Costume Idea

Goosebumps Book Costume Idea

This was an inexpensive costume idea. I really wanted to have my kids do a book theme and was having a hard time getting them to agreed on something. My son brought home a goosebumps book from school and I knew they would love this. It’s creepy but at the same time harmless. I bought … Read more

Guy Version of Pocahontas Costume

Guy Version of Pocahontas Costume

I wanted to change something up, do a twist of someone that I like. When I was little the movie of Pocahontas didn’t really get that famous but I wanted to bring her out as a guy version. People will ask ‘is that Pocahontas as a guy”… and they where right. This was the feeling … Read more

Bonnie and Clyde Couple Costume: The Final Showdown

Bonnie and Clyde Couple Costume: The Final Showdown

This was our first year married so we HAD to do a couple costume. After throwing around some ideas, we thought Bonnie and Clyde would be fun and not too expensive. But instead of going for the classic look, we’d portray them after they had their final run in with police. We went to local … Read more

Awesome Bot Costume

Awesome Bot Costume

We spent months brainstorming this awesome bot costume! Our 4 year old talked about being a robot for quite a while, so we decided to make it happen. We started with some used hockey pads and shin guards, used little felt pads (for under appliances) as rivets, and spray-painted them all a shiny silver. Toilet … Read more

DIY Paw Patrol Toddler Costume

DIY Paw Patrol Toddler Costume

I asked my 3 year old what he wanted to be for Halloween and he said Marshall from Paw Patrol.  I thought ‘awe crap how am I ever going to make this?’. So I got a cardboard box and a Marshall toy car and went to work. I hit up Pat Catans once or twice … Read more

Mr. Death has selected You Grim Reaper Costume

Mr. Death has selected You Grim Reaper Costume

I made this costume several years ago and it was a big hit in the neighborhood… not so much with me though. I’m on painters stilts and wearing a latex mask. Hard to walk for very long, and even harder to breathe. BUT… the reactions from people were worth it! I made teenage boys run … Read more

Transformers Megatron Costume

Transformers Megatron Costume

My Megatron costume idea came from a not so recent trip to Universal Studios. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Transformers. So the first place I went when I got to Universal was directly to Transformers to meet the characters. I was completely blown away by the costumes! They had everything… detail, craftsmanship, and overall … Read more

Homemade Costume from Hell – KISS the Demon

Homemade Costume from Hell - KISS the Demon

For this KISS homemade costume from Hell, I started with the wings – perfectly symmetrical. The party was a hit so no one was able to appreciate it. When I did the boots, started with sketchers boots, elbow pads, aluminum foil and felt to protect their integrity. Followed by clay and duct tape and more … Read more

Extreme Beach Babe Optical Illusion Costume

Extreme Beach Babe Optical Illusion Costume

I came up with the idea for this illusion costume from this website! I saw a Flying carpet ride with a Genie and I recreated the costume as a beach babe! I started by going to the craft store and got: Large piece of cardboard Sand and sea shells kids sand toys cloth (to go … Read more

Cute Sesame Street Costume Ideas

Cute Sesame Street Costume Ideas

We each made our own Sesame Street costume. Oscar: Hot glued moss (from any craft store) to my shirt, shoes and a visor. I also hot glued a fuzzy eye brow and large googley eyes. I made the trash can and trash can top out of foam board, spray paint and duct tape. Big Bird: … Read more

Coolest Candy Apple and Vendor Costumes

Coolest Candy Apple and Vendor Costumes

I love dressing up with my pug and got the idea for our costumes while enjoying a Carmel apple one afternoon. It was very simple and cheap to make. Here’s what I did: Pug: small plastic cauldron bucket, gift basket wrap, long stick (I used a cheap broom decoration from the dollar tree), ribbon, paint, … Read more

Cutest Ever Struck By Lightning Baby Costume

Cutest Ever Struck By Lightning Baby Costume

This is 3 month old son Collin. He has teamed craziest longest hair for such a little guy. It always sticks straight up in the air and one day I thought it looks like he was struck by lightning. Further thought made me think, hey, that would be a great Halloween costume!!! So here is … Read more

Realistic Vending Machine Costume

Realistic Vending Machine Costume

I could have gone out and bought a costume, but I always encourage my boys to be creative and use their imaginations. We had an extra cardboard box available, and decided to use it for this year’s Halloween costume. After searching the Web for ideas, we decided to create a vending machine. I started off … Read more

Catwoman Costume in Downtown

Catwoman Costume in Downtown

The actual Catwoman costume costs over $50! So instead, I wore a pair of everyday-wear black leather leggings and a corset to match. The gun holster was supposed to be for my whip, but it wasn’t able to hold it so it’s going to hold my keys and my phone instead on Halloween night. My … Read more

Awesome Lego Movie Costume – Emmet

Awesome Lego Movie Costume - Emmet

My 5 year old son, Riley, LOVES Legos and especially The Lego Movie. One night we were discussing what he wanted to be for Halloween and I decided that I would attempt to make him his favorite character from the movie, Emmet. How I made the Lego Movie costume: I began making the costume after I … Read more

Twisted Sister Cat Costume

Twisted Sister Cat Costume

This is my cats first Halloween… I’m not sure where the idea came from but it popped into my head during the middle of the night, of course. I got really excited because I had the perfect wig! Oh no, wait, we just gave boxes of stuff to Good Will! Oh, I hope… Yes! We … Read more