Once Upon a Time Rumplestiltskin Costume

Once Upon a Time Rumplestiltskin Costume

I love Once Upon a Time. Rumple is my favorite male character. So my wife and I decided to create the first season costumes of Belle and Rumple for the next comic con. It turned out to be a labor of love for me to create Rumple. I started off visiting the used clothing shop. … 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

Coolest Easiest and Grotesque Zombie Walker Costume

Coolest Easiest and Grotesque Zombie Walker Costume

So, winter break of 2014/15, I got really into Walking Dead. Since I really liked the series, I decided to be a walker Halloween of 2015. The goal was to be a walker that had only been dead for a day or so. It wasn’t a hard costume to put together, it was just very … Read more

Awesome and Easy Toad and Toadette Costume

Awesome and Easy Toad and Toadette Costume

Hi,  I started making a blue toad from Super Mario for my son to attend a family and friends Xmas costume party, but in the process he changed his mind and wanted to be ‘Steve’ from Minecraft so toad was passed to hubby. I wanted us to be a couple, so made myself a Toadette … Read more

Coolest BB-8 Star Wars Costume

Coolest BB-8 Star Wars Costume

Hello my name is Richard Evans. My wife and I built this costume from scratch using paper mache for our three year old daughter. Her name is Adela. Adela’s costume was inspired by the new Star Wars movie. A week before the decision was made on the costume choice we had just finished the whole … Read more

Optical Illusion Jet Pack Costume

Optical Illusion Jet Pack Costume

My son wanted to be a boy and a jet pack this year, so we started searching the internet for jet pack costume ideas. He has been doing optical illusion costumes since first grade. He is now in 7th grade. Every year, starting in September, people start saying they cannot wait to see his costume … Read more

The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Refrigerator

The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Refrigerator

Before going back to work I made costumes for my kids at Halloween. Thing 1 and Thing 2: 2 M&M’s, Washer and Dryer and the A Lion’s Den with my son in a lion costume watching a homemade TV. Fast forward one more kid. Two layoffs, no health insurance and depleted savings no more home-made … Read more

LaLa Loopsy and Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

LaLa Loopsy and Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

Okay, So I have always been super crafty, I don’t consider myself right or left-handed but “Craft Handed” instead. Last year I decided, what the heck, I should make my kids’ their Halloween costumes myself! So I did. I have no sewing machine and no funds for a fabric store so with my very trusty hot … 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

Coolest Emmett Lego Minifigure Costume

Coolest Emmett Lego Minifigure Costume

A little about my Lego minifigure costume: 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 Lego Movie, Emmett. Lego Minifigue Costume Supplies Plastic Tupperware-like … Read more

Scariest Couple Costume at the Masquerade Ball

Scariest Couple Costume at the Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Parties are always fun but for Halloween tis year, we decided to add a twist by ripping the skin off our face which were the masks. We got so many compliments from this look!   To accomplish this look, it requires two plain white masks. I opted for the regular eye mask style while … Read more

Inkling Boy Costume from Splatoon

Inkling Boy Costume from Splatoon

This costume was  much fun to make! I started off with the tentacle hat, cut out the shapes needed to re-create the idea of the hat. Cut out circles and put them on the tentacles and spray painted them for the suction effect. The was made out of Perler beads (yellow, brown and green) attached … Read more

Geico Gecko and Customer Couple Costume

Geico Gecko and Customer Couple Costume

Remember those ‘somebody’s watching me’ commercials from a few years ago. Well, the customer has that money on his shoulder, which was really easy to create and perfect for someone who doesn’t particularly like to dress up on Halloween. I tapped some ones together, attached googly eyes to a paper clip and instant costume! As … Read more

Girl and Dog Costume – Rainbow and Pot of Gold

Girl and Dog Costume - Rainbow and Pot of Gold

Meet Glory my little sunshine and her loving dog Karma. We knew they wanted to dress up together so that is where the brainstorming began. I’m not really sure who said “Rainbow and Pot of Gold” first but it stuck. The pot of gold wasn’t too hard to make. I made hot glued a bung … Read more

Hilarious Donald Trump Costume

Hilarious Donald Trump Costume

Happy Huge Halloween. I mean, honestly, I look Fantastic! I’m g-o-i-n-g to be President. How? I’ll just do it. It’ll be great! I make a lot of money. I came up with this idea because I love watching Donald! I mean, he is hilarious, I watch all the debates, Jimmy Fallon’s impersonation of Mr. Trump is hysterical … Read more

Wedding Massacre Group Costume

Wedding Massacre Group Costume

This photo is of my husband and I (bride and groom), and our amazing neighbors. We were attending a Halloween fundraiser costume party. We wanted to do a group costume as we were all sitting together at one table. While racking our brains for a unique group costume, my husband and I were discussing our … Read more

Naked and Afraid Costume

Naked and Afraid Costume

Naked and Afraid is a Discovery Channel show where contestants are put to the ultimate survival test in remote parts of the world completely naked. They are given a burlap sack and allowed one survival item to bring. For this costume, I purchased a nude body suit, some grass material and string, a dark colored … Read more

Unique Welding Girl Costume

Unique Welding Girl Costume

Our little niece told us last year right after Halloween camping; that she wanted to be a welder this year, this blew her Uncle’s mind. To have his little buddy want to emulate him was outstanding. Thus I began the scouting for the items we would need to accomplish this. Her uncle is a welder … Read more

Amazing Baymax Cosplay Costume

Amazing Baymax Cosplay Costume

So our boy loves big hero 6 and really wanted to be his hero Baymax for Halloween. So then the challenge began, hours of researching cosplay techniques and tutorials on how to take a simple foam floor mat and turn it into a shinny metallic looking piece of armor fit to stand the heaviest battles. … Read more

Ten Feet Tall Death Costume

Ten Feet Tall Death Costume

Our neighborhood is great on Halloween. Every year even the parents dress up. So I decided to make my costume this year. I went to the store and bought black material and black Burlap and borrowed a sewing machine. I decided I was going to be death! Not just any old Death, no. I went … Read more

Awesome Foam Build Baymax Costume

Awesome Foam Build Baymax Costume

This was a labor of love! I built this Baymax suit from EVA foam from scratch. I found a 3d render on the internet and imported it into Pepakura. I should note that I have never worked with this medium before! After I printed the template our on cardstock, I traced it onto foam with … Read more

Creative “Don’t Spill the Beans” Costume

Creative "Don't Spill the Beans" Costume

Every year I ask my kids what they want to dress up as for Halloween. My mother used to make my costumes growing up and I’ve continued the tradition with my own kids. Although she passed away before meeting my kids, I know she would be proud of the costumes I’ve created with my kids … 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

Amazing Rocket Power Group Costume

Amazing Rocket Power Group Costume

Many 90s kids will remember the skater cartoon Rocket Power that was on Nickelodeon years ago. This Halloween we finally decided to put together a costume we had been talking about for years. There were four characters to create for this costume; I’ll list them in order of difficulty to make. In total, including shopping … Read more