Homemade Whimiscal Owl Costume for a Woman

Homemade Whimiscal Owl Costume for a Woman

I wanted to have an owl costume that wasn’t all bulky tootsie roll commercial owl but a pretty thing. So I started with a dress from my closet that I love the fit of and pretty much used it as a pattern on some dollar material I bought. Once I had the bodes sewn up, … Read more

Dazzling Pretty Peacock Halloween Costume

Dazzling Pretty Peacock Halloween Costume

FAIRY TAIL STORY: It’s been a few years since I’ve dressed up for Halloween, but my motto is GO BIG OR GO HOME! This year I wanted to make something awesome to be put in the running for my office costume contest. I saw an image of a peacock outfit and knew I had to … Read more

Wedding Dress Turned to Colorful Peacock Costume

Wedding Dress Turned to Colorful Peacock Costume

The inspiration for my costume came from my love of vibrant colors and beautiful detail. What better costume to capture than a peacock? I had this crazy idea to convert my wedding dress into a costume and that’s where it all began. My goal, when creating this costume, was to have something that could hold … Read more

Coolest Homemade Raven Costume for a Girl

Coolest Homemade Raven Costume for a Girl

My daughter came up with this character in a dream.  It is actually the evil sister, Raven, of one of her dream characters. We started by finding the dress at a thrift store. Lacy, black and grey…perfect!  I cut two raven shapes out of craft foam, one to glue onto the mask and one to … Read more

Glamorous Illuminated Bat Lady Costume

Glamorous Illuminated Bat Lady Costume

This Halloween, my sister and I were trying to think of some creative costumes to make. She was a 5′ Giant pumpkin, and we were driving to shop for materials to make her costume, we knew we wanted to enter a costume contest, and tossed around ideas to go “with” her pumpkin, we decided on … Read more

Cutest Toddler DIY Chicken Costume on a Budget

Cutest Toddler DIY Chicken Costume on a Budget

This year we created a grand champion chicken costume for our toddler for Halloween. We have joined the sustainable living bandwagon and living in the heart of Dallas, Texas it was a challenge to introduce our love for chickens. Neighbors would drive-by so slowly and walk down the alley just to get a glance into … Read more

Homemade Chicken Costume for a 6 Foot Woman

Homemade Chicken Costume for a 6 Foot Woman

Each year, for some reason I am drawn to animal costumes! Maybe it is because I work with a wide span of patients as a physical therapist from 12 years old to 95 years old and those that speak English, Spanish, Somalian, French, American Sign Language, etc. that I feel the need to dress as something that is relate-able … Read more

Beautiful Peacock Costume for a 3 Year-Old Girl

Beautiful Peacock Costume for a 3 Year-Old Girl

For weeks my three year old (going on 15) daughter, Adalyn, told me she wasn’t going to be anything else but Princess Elsa for Halloween, that was until we spent a morning at the zoo. I took her and Emmett, her 1½yr old little brother, to the zoo, an outing we do at least once … Read more

Coolest Colonel Sanders Costume Riding a Giant Chicken!

Coolest Colonel Sanders Costume Riding a Giant Chicken!

I made the chicken by removing the filling from a bean bag and cutting a hole in the center, leaving it much in the shape of a tire. I filled the walls with shopping bags full of the bean bag filling. Upholstery shops usually have lots of foam remnants and I was able to get … Read more

Funniest Female Parrot Costume

Funniest Female Parrot Costume

I started out by buying two pieces of thick red paper to cut my parrot wings out of. I bought a pack of blue, green, red, and yellow feathers to put on my skirt. I bought the same colors of felt. I bought ten pieces of each. Also I bought a pack of stretchy red … Read more

Colorful Macaw Bird Costume

Colorful Macaw Bird Costume

Our daughter loves birds, especially Macaws. So, she wanted to be a Macaw for Halloween. First, we went to Hobby Lobby to buy red, green, yellow and blue feathers and boas. We found a mask to make the face. I bought a piece of yellow felt and cut it into a triangle to make the … Read more

Pretty DIY Peacock Costume Idea

Pretty Homemade Peacock Costume

Well, I was determined for whatever reason to have an epic Halloween celebration this year. I was also determined to WIN a contest. Between my husband and my daughter cheering me on as I prepared a month in advance, I KNEW I had this one in the bag;) I bought my feathers from eBay. For … Read more

Coolest Parrot and Porcupine Costumes

Coolest Parrot and Porcupine Costumes

Once upon a time, there was this seemingly innocent website called Pinterest. Now, if you were to casually peruse aforementioned website, you would find some of the most amazing ideas you have ever seen. These amazing ideas will be followed my seemingly overly simple instructions to make the amazing creation that has piqued your interest. … Read more

Penguin and Toucan Costumes: Birds of a Feather in all Kinds of Weather

Penguin and Toucan Costumes: Birds of a Feather in all Kinds of Weather

Every Halloween I have fun taking on new costume challenges.  My daughters wanted to go as a penguin and a toucan for Halloween this year.  We named the penguin Twiggles because the tail would “twiggle” back and forth as she walked, and we called the toucan Jewel.  These birds are unlikely companions.   They won local … Read more

Easy Chicken Costume that Everyone Loves

Easy Chicken Costume that Everyone Loves

After thinking long and hard about a Halloween costume for my almost two year old baby, my stepdaughter sent me a picture of a baby dressed as a chicken. I immediately fell in love with it and said “that is what I want”. I said “where can I buy this outfit?” My stepdaughter said “I … Read more

A Chicken So Realistic, She Almost Laid an Egg!

A Chicken So Realistic, She Almost Laid an Egg!

“That chicken costume is amazing! Where did you get it?” a woman came up to me and said as my four year old daughter, Irie, and I made our way to the end of the line of costumed children at elementary school parking lot. The event was “Trunk-or-Treat,” an annual event held just before dusk … Read more

Pretty as a Peacock Child Costume

Pretty as a Peacock Child Costume

My daughter, Aleah loves animals and anything fancy! When she saw a peacock princess costume in a magazine, she declared that this year she would be a peacock. Ready to purchase the item, I heard her exclaim: “With real feathers!” We then searched the internet and came up with some possible costume ideas that included … Read more

Nice Peacock Costume

Nice Peacock Costume

I bought my blue corset online from corsetchick.com it was one of the cheaper ones I could find, it was around $25 The tutu came from Walmart I found in the little girls dance section, it was very see through so I wore a black pencil skirt I had under it. The feathers was obviously … Read more

Cute Newborn Sleepy Owl Costume

Cute Newborn Sleepy Owl Costume

Halloween is my favorite time of the year and I love getting creative and making my own costumes. This year, I was pregnant with my first child and due on October 28, so I wasn’t sure if I would spend Halloween in the hospital or not. My daughter, Cadence, arrived a few days early, on … Read more

Lovely Homemade Toddler Peacock Costume

Lovely Homemade Toddler Peacock Costume

I used tulle to make a long dress and attached it to an elastic band. The instructions how to do this are easy and found on YouTube. I then wrapped teal ribbon around the top of the dress in order to hide the elastic. I attached some peacock feathers to a hair bow and hot … Read more

Beautiful DIY Woman’s Peacock Costume

Beautiful DIY Woman's Peacock Costume

Friends of mine had a peacock-themed wedding and every guest received one peacock feather at their table setting. At the end of the night, there were so many feathers left, so I got the idea to ask the bride and groom if I could take the leftovers to use for a Halloween costume. I made … Read more

The Most Beautiful Peacock Costume

The Most Beautiful Peacock Costume

After much thought, my daughter decided she’d like to dress up in a peacock costume, and celebrate Halloween as her favorite animal. I almost fainted at first, but then I decided it would be a challenge. The funniest thing was seeing my husband’s face when I told him I needed about 90 peacock feathers. Then … Read more

Simple Sexy Womens Peacock Costume

Simple Sexy Womens Peacock Costume

This costume was the biggest hit at one of the largest Halloween party schools in America. Every single person who walked by me complimented me on it! This costume was fairly simple to make, taking only a few hours, considering how intricate it looks. Here are the supplies I used: Hot Glue Gun Corset (I … Read more

Cool Homemade Peacock Costume

Cool Homemade Peacock Costume

I decided i wanted to be a Peacock for Halloween and was amazed at just how easy it was! I went to the local JoAnn fabrics for most if my stuff. I bought a teal feather boa, mask, peacock feathered earrings, small peacock feathers, tulle and elastic. Got my big feathers on line. Went to … Read more