Disco Space Troopers Couples Costume

Disco Space Troopers Couples Costume

My husband and I always try to create our costumes as a couple. We do everything together so it comes natural for us lol. But it does make things a little more challenging. I wanted to create something that would combine the past with the future to keep with the theme for the local contest … Read more

Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast Couple Costume

Tale as Old as Time - Beauty and the Beast Couple Costume

Once Upon a Time, in New England, an artist met a handsome chemical engineer. And, they fell madly in love. Obviously! Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a very good story. After many months of laughter, adventures, and lots of ice cream, Halloween was just around the corner, the artist’s favorite holiday. The handsome engineer had never celebrated … Read more

The Scarves of Christmas Past Costume

The Scarves of Christmas Past Costume

I love creating an original Halloween costume for our school Halloween Parade every year. As a teacher, I’ve received dozens of scarves as gifts throughout the years and I wanted to use them in some fun way as a costume. I came up with “The Scarves of Christmas Past” for a costume based on The … Read more

Creepy Doll Costume and Makeup for a Teenager

Creepy Doll Costume and Makeup for a Teenager

I’ve made a creepy doll costume for Halloween. The costume is made by a purple skirt and black blouse and for the make up I used lighter foundation, white eyeliner under the eyes to make my eyes look bigger like the doll’s eyes. I outlined my new eyes with liquid black eye liner. I also … Read more

The Artists – Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali Couple Costume

The Artists - Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali Couple Costume

My boyfriend and decided to dress up as our favorite artists for Halloween. My favorite artist is Frida Kahlo. I didn’t want to just dress like her, I wanted to become part of my favorite painting – “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird.” I gathered all the materials I needed from garage sales including the … Read more

Quick and Cheap Scary Halloween Costume

Quick and Cheap Scary Halloween Costume

This was a last minute costume we made that ended up being one of my favorite costumes we’ve done. My husband and I had dressed up for Halloween for years but weren’t planning to the year we made this costume. The day before Halloween, we decided we had to do something, and we wanted it … Read more

Coolest Sun Maid Bread Costume

Coolest Sun Maid Bread Costume

Before I begin to talk about my experience, I would like to say THANK YOU for YOUR great idea, its nice knowing there are people who enjoy this This COOL homemade costume came into effect when we had the chance to dress up for Halloween at the office. I absolutely wanted my costume to stand … Read more

The Coolest ICEE and Polar Bear Couple Costume

The Coolest ICEE and Polar Bear Couple Costume

We always get laughs when we wear this costume! It makes me happy to spread Halloween joy! Get an ICEE cup and straw for your beverage holder. The costume is realatively simple. The cup is a large platic punch bowl with the base cut out. The cylinder of the cup is made from foam shipping … Read more

Babywearing Pirate and Parrot Costume

Babywearing Pirate and Parrot Costume

I had decided I wanted to do a pirate costume with my 10 month old as a parrot, but that costume idea is done a lot so I wanted something a little bit different. I like to wrap her on my back anyway, so I decided to make it look like the parrot was on … Read more

Coolest Inside Out Group Costumes

Coolest Inside Out Group Costumes

We work at an inner city elementary school in Lynwood California. Last year we were ninja turtles and the kids still talk about it so we knew we had to step up our game. I convinced my colleagues to become and create the characters from the movie Inside Out. We knew the students would love it. … Read more

Cool Inside Out Costumes: Sadness and Anger

Cool Inside Out Costumes: Sadness and Anger

My husband and I enjoy creating our own costumes every Halloween. We pride ourselves in spending as little money as possible, but still achieving our desired affect of creativity and originality. This year we viewed Pixar’s Inside Out and both instantly fell in love with the film. We joked that I was Sadness and he … Read more

Mommy’s Little Magic Dragon Costume

Mommy's Little Magic Dragon Costume

Our family watched the most recent season of America’s Got Talent on NBC.  My son quickly became a fan of Piff the Magic Dragon – a comedian/magician who was competing on the show.  The real Piff finished in the Top 10, and when the season was over, my son announced that he wanted to be … Read more

Coolest Homemade Captain Rex Costume for 10-Year-Old

Coolest Homemade Captain Rex Costume for 10-Year-Old

My family is pretty crazy about Halloween costumes, so the kids need to decide on their costumes early to give me enough time to build them.  Luckily, my 10 year old son had his heart set on a Star Wars Clone Wars theme for quite a while.  I think he has seen every episode of … Read more

Coolest Bing Bong Costume Ever

Coolest Bing Bong Costume Ever

Every year my family tends to go a little overboard on Halloween costumes (OK, according to my wife – a lot overboard). So choosing a costume starts early for the kids in order to give me enough time to make them. My 8-year old daughter seems to have a knack for picking very recognizable characters … Read more

Out of this World Star Wars Red-5 X-Wing Fighter

Out of this World Star Wars Red-5 X-Wing Fighter

For the past 15 years, I’ve been going to my friends annual Halloween party in Woburn MA. The party attracts anywhere from 200-400 people and each year I have won the “best overall” category which means that after the party, I usually begin thinking about what I want to do the following year to top … Read more

Mad Max and Imperator Furiosa with Bionic Arm Costume

Mad Max and Imperator Furiosa with Bionic Arm Costume

I went to the movies with my friends to see “Mad Max: Fury Road” without really knowing what the movie was about, but within 5 minutes of seeing Furiousa’s character I knew that she would be my costume that coming Halloween. I love costume’s that you don’t just buy pieces of the rack for; I … Read more

Awesome Back to the Future Costume

Awesome Back to the Future Costume

Coming from a family that always made handmade costumes, creating homemade costumes runs in my blood. This year was the first time I would celebrate Halloween outside my home as I am a freshmen in Cleveland Institute of Art. I traveled from sunny Miami, FL to cold and rainy Cleveland, OH. Besides being in a … Read more

Cool Lego Minifig Costume

Cool Lego Minifig Costume

My 7-year-old son is really into Legos.  We’d previously had a Lego-themed birthday party and decided to go with that theme for Halloween this year.  Rather than a Lego brick, we decided to really challenge Mom’s skills and go for a Lego man minifig.  I spent a lot of time looking online (this site included, … Read more

Thranduil Costume from “Battle of the Five Armies” Cosplay

Thranduil Costume from "Battle of the Five Armies" Cosplay

This year I set out with the goal of outdoing my last year’s Halloween costume, which was quite the undertaking!  Last year I wanted a costume I would be able to wear to the premier of the final Hobbit movie, so I decided to try my hand at building  Thranduil’s costume from “The Desolation of … Read more

Black and White Jay and Silent Bob From Clerks

Black and White Jay and Silent Bob From Clerks

I was bugging my brother to dress up as Jay and Silent Bob for a while now and he finally agreed. I was Jay, he was Silent Bob. I just thought it would be really fun. Maybe because the characters always seem to be having so much fun. Whenever people dress up as Jay and … Read more

Coolest Kid’s Haunted Castle Costume

Coolest Kid's Haunted Castle Costume

Why do I always ask my son (He’s 8 now) “What do you want to be for Halloween?” You would think that I would have learned that he wants to be something challenging. Well in his defence this year he did say something generic when I first asked him. I don’t even remember what. Ninja? … Read more

Coolest Starbucks Giant Cup 1st Place Costume

Coolest Starbucks Giant Cup 1st Place Costume

The idea for a Starbucks Drink Cup was brewed up last year. Every year when we win the local costume contest at a Recreational Center, on the drive home we brainstorm our next big winning idea. Although we knew we wanted to make a Starbucks cup, we didn’t actually start constructing it until the last … Read more

Huge Bouquet of Flowers Costume

Huge Bouquet of Flowers Costume

I thought of this idea last Halloween after my daughters won for their 7th year in a row at a local costume contest. We like to brainstorm the night we win on the drive home. Usually I make costumes with a box, but this year we thought outside of the box to win again! The … Read more

The Lava Queen and Her Guard Alien Couple Costumes

The Lava Queen and Her Guard Alien Couple Costumes

Ever since I was little, I have enjoyed watching sci-fi movies. Especially those that included aliens. I always wanted to come up with my own alien species and this year for Halloween I finally got my chance. Being a sophomore in college studying biology makes it hard to find free time. But Halloween is important … Read more