Cool Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

For the Peacock costume, I will start with the top and work down. For the headpiece, I sewed together 4 fascinator hat bases in blue satin to form a dome shape. This “hat” was them covered in swirled pipe cleaners. I made the corona feathers by painting shish kebob skewers white, then glueing feathers on … Read more

Girl in a Flamingo Pool Float Couple Costume

Girl in a a flamingo pool float

So this one is completely unique idea we come up with. Making the costume took us a couple of days, but the costume got many feedbacks and compliments! The material we have used: For the flamingo: Pink feather boas Goggle eyes Elastic Scissors Glue Pink, black and Yellow EVA Half styrofoam ball Pink headband For … Read more

Top 10 Stunning Homemade Peacock Costumes to Inspire Your DIY Costumes

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Channel the proud and striking peacock for a show-stopping peacock costumes this Halloween. Strut your stuff in these uniquely homemade costume designs. In addition, if you’re looking to steer away from princess costumes, these regal peacock costumes make a sparkly and fun alternative. So, fluff up your feathers and check out the most awesomely beautiful … Read more

Duck Costume

Duck Costume

My daughter was in a storybook parade at school and she was a white duck. I took a toboggan and sewed feathers to the top of it. The duck bill was a foam visor and I hot glued orange felt to the top of it. I did the same for the feet and trimmed to … Read more

Cockatoo Parrot Costume

Cockatoo Parrot Costume

I was inspired to make this costume after owning three cockatoo parrots and collecting tons of their beautiful white feathers. Zeus, my 50 year old Umbrella Cockatoo passed away last June so I dedicated this costume to him! I marched in the NYC Village Halloween Parade whose theme coincidentally was “Winged Creatures”. All the costume … Read more

Tortoise Costume

Tortoise Costume

My daughter had the role of the Tortoise in her first grade play of the Tortoise and the Hare. I decided to make her costume. I cut out two oval shapes out of cardboard. I covered one with green fabric using spray fabric glue. I then pieced pillow stuffing over the other oval piece of … Read more

Black Labrador Costume

Black Labrador Costume

My four year old daughter wanted to be Chevy (our black Labrador dog) for Halloween. At first I wasn’t sure how in the world I was going to pull that off without spending a fortune, but my mom had an old black fur coat that she didn’t want any more. I still wasn’t sure how … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chicken Costumes

Homemade Chicken Costumes

Made these chicken costumes for my twin girls last year. Everyone thought they were so cute, and they were REALLY easy to make. I made the body with a long sleeve turtleneck onesie inserted into a t-shirt. Then sewed up the bottom of the t-shirt and stuffed in between the two with fiberfill to make … Read more

Adorable Homemade Milk Themed Family Costumes

I first thought of being a milkman at the high school at which I teach. We have smaller advisories and I had the idea of having my students be milk cartons (one chocolate, of course!) for a group competition. I then thought it would be a good idea for my family and thought of a … Read more

Stunning Raven Costume Based on Edgar Allen Poe’s Poem

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This is me in the picture. I wanted to be the raven from Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem. I created this homemade raven costume myself from scratch. It is mostly out of satin with lots of lace trim, rooster feathers, and leather. Due to the fact that I was going for a little historical accuracy, … Read more

Cool Homemade Peacock Costume

I love animal costumes and badly wanted my little three year old to be a beautiful peacock for Halloween so I created this super fun peacock costume. I bought feathers, about 100 real peacock feathers. Attached them with glue tape and staples to two sides of foil covered cardboard circles to create the back feathers. … Read more

Stunning Homemade Kids Peacock Halloween Costume

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Deciding on a Homemade Costume My Daughter originally wanted to be a spider, but suddenly changed her mind to a kids peacock Halloween costume.  Obviously, I was more thrilled over needing to do a peacock. It was much better than worrying about spider arms.  She told me what she wanted and I did my best to … Read more

Adorable Homemade Squirrel Costume

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Turning our Toddler into Squirrel Boy Coming up with the squirrel costume idea: Breakfast time at the Dempsey house usually consists of three things for our son Garrison; yogurt, cheerios and watching the squirrels frolic and play. Garrison’s high chair sits adjacent to a large window in our kitchen and he is able to see … Read more

Cool DIY Frog Costume – Honey Smacks the Frog

Honey Smacks frog costume

Each year I spend months thinking of what to be for Halloween. Since I make my costume each year I have to really think of ideas that are realistic to make. And, without spending a ton of money. I try to come up with costumes that are recognizable and/or nostalgic to my family and friends. … Read more

Funny Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume

Funny Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume

My son saw a version of this costume online and wanted to be a Moose head over a fireplace for Halloween. Making the Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume We used a photo booth backdrop paper from Hobby Lobby to cover the cardboard. We also used battery operated lights on the mantle and used a … Read more

Last Minute Toddler DIY Magician Costume

Last Minute Toddler DIY Magician Costume

I found out, with one day’s notice, that my daughter’s daycare was having a Halloween party a few days before Halloween. Since her actual costume was not yet finished, I came up with this super cute last minute DIY magician costume. I opened my “tickle truck” (aka – the box where I keep all my old Halloween costumes and … Read more

Amazing Homemade Dragon Costume

Amazing Homemade Dragon Costume

I’ve always loved dragons ever since I was a kid and this love or rather obsession has led me to build several dragon masks which I then usually auction off to other enthusiasts. However, I never made a dragon that was solely mine or a full body to go along with the mask. So with … Read more

Awesome Gossamer and Bugs Bunny Costume

Awesome Gossamer and Bugs Bunny Costume

So we had never really seen a Gossamer costume, except for maybe cosplay, and we wanted to give it a shot this year.  As a natural companion, I decided to go with Bugs Bunny.  We got a lot of really great feedback from people. Even young children still knew who Bugs Bunny was, which I … Read more

Amazing DIY Rock n Red Scorpion Costume

Amazing DIY Rock n Red Scorpion Costume

While in imagination mode, I was brainstorming for the next “WOW” factor. All of a sudden, I flipped to a channel that was showing, “The Mummy Returns” (2001). I said to myself, “WOW…THAT WOULD BE HOT TO CONSTRUCT!” At the same time, I thought ‘naw…way too time consuming’ and I didn’t have a fix on … Read more

Vibrant African Elephant Costume

Vibrant African Elephant Costume

My 11-year-old girl has loved elephants since she was a toddler. Her room is decorated in African elephants. I decided to make her an elephant costume using vibrant African print material. The most time-consuming part of this costume was cutting strips of fabric and sewing them together before cutting out the pattern (McCall’s 6809 vintage). … Read more

Mardi Gras Inspired Peacock Man Costume

Mardi Gras Inspired Peacock Man Costume

Having always been inspired by the costumes at Mardi Gras, I decided to try my hand at making my own costume. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was! Just a little hot glue, some glitter and a few feathers! I used the color scheme from Mardi Gras and incorporated it into my favorite … Read more

Autumn Yarn Homemade Lion Costume

Autumn Yarn Homemade Lion Costume

This is my twelve year-old girl dressed in her autumn yarn homemade lion costume. She wanted to be a cute lion instead of a realistic fur lion. Homemade Lion Costume Instructions I used tie died fleece for the head and body. I enlarged a vintage mask pattern for the head. She wanted a really BIG … Read more

Coolest Recycled Peacock Halloween Costume

Coolest Recycled Peacock Halloween Costume

I made this peacock Halloween costume once before for my girl when she was 3. Now she is 7 and wanted to be a peacock again. Recycled Peacock Halloween Costume Instructions I took the old costume (which was too small) apart. I used the back and side pieces and the front piece from old costume … Read more

Pretty Homemade Peacock Costume

Pretty Homemade Peacock Costume

I made this pretty homemade peacock costume for sweet little Princess Isabel who asked me if I could. She learned about how Peacocks fan out their tails and was fascinated with their colors as well. So, being one that is always up for a challenge, I got started by having her show me things that … Read more