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

Abby the Grumpy Cat Costume

Abby the Grumpy Cat Costume

I made this grumpy cat costume out of foam, hot glue, fake faux fur, and buckram! I made the head, paws, tail, and feet, and the body was made by a friend. Grumpy Cat Costume Instructions I first sculpted the head on a balaclava bass out of foam and stuck it on with hot glue. … Read more

Cutest Baby Chicken Costume Ever

Cutest Baby Chicken Costume Ever

This year, I dressed my 10 month old son up as a chicken! It was so easy to make! And super cute! My sister got married 3 years ago and her theme was “feathers” so I had plenty to work with! I bought a plain white, long sleeve onesie and hot glued 3 feather beaus all around … Read more

Pretty Peacock Costume for Teenage Girl

Pretty Peacock Costume for Teenage Girl

Halloween is the best holiday there is in my opinion! I love making my costume every year and going as all out and festive as possibl. This year was way harder than it has ever been, there are so many creative options for amazing homemade costume, but then I finally came to my drea costum, … Read more

There’s a Fox in the Henhouse Family Costume

There's a Fox in the Henhouse Family Costume

This summer, my dad told my four-year-old daughter a True Story. One day he noticed a fox taking a walk across his field. He watched as the fox stopped in his tracks, stuck his nose high in the air, and turned his head into the southerly wind, the direction of the neighbor’s hen house. This … Read more

Lord of Tears Owl Man Costume

Lord of Tears Owl Man Costume

This homemade Lord of Tears Owl man costume was great fun to create, but little did I know all the work that had to be done. Lord of Tears is a horror film directed and produced by Lawrie Brewster. I first laid eyes on this character in a YouTube video. Soon after watching the movie … 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

Dog Eaten by Rattlesnake Costume

Dog Eaten by Rattlesnake Costume

My dog is a great guy. Mason is mellow and will put up with anything. I knew I wanted to take advantage of that in the costume. I’ve always loved animals. When I was a kid there was never a Halloween when I wasn’t dressed in one of my mom’s hand-sewn animal costumes, so it … Read more

Perky Parrot Nation, Unique Parrots in Extravagant Costumes

Perky Parrot Nation, Unique Parrots in Extravagant Costumes

Most people downright stared at us when we waddled into a Halloween bash in downtown Detroit with floppy bird hats, feathered eyelashes, a multi- colored wrap around tail, a full red jumpsuit with feathers pouring out of our arms, legs, and tails. We met some other animal friends in the club (monkeys, penguins, etc) and … Read more

Deer In Headlights Couple Costume

Deer In Headlights Couple Costume

We purchased a Chewbacca costume for the deer. I bought the chest fur from a fabric store to cover the front side of the deer and I also used it for a tail which I sewed on my hubby’s backside. My husband acquired the deer antlers from his dad’s collection and mounted them to a … Read more

Hunter’s Trophy Wall Taxidermy Group Costume

Hunter's Trophy Wall Taxidermy Group Costume

This year, our group of friends dressed up as a hunter’s trophy wall. Growing up in a rural area, this time of year is known as hunting season. We were further inspired by the recent events with Dentist Walters and Cecil the lion. This was a labor of love! After choosing our animals, we got … Read more

Coolest Homemade Sloth Couple Costume

Coolest Sloth Couple Costume

I absolutely love Halloween but after a few successful years I felt like I was out of ideas for this year. Then I spotted my husband’s funny t-shirt with a picture of a well-dressed sloth and the title “Dolla dolla bill y’all” and inspiration struck! I started to Google “sloth costume” and various sloth memes … Read more

Cool Ruby Throated Hummingbird Costume

Cool Ruby Throated Hummingbird Costume

Willow Grace was inspired to be a ruby throated hummingbird from our summer family trip to Kentucky where hundreds of hummingbirds visit our Uncle’s lake house every day. Her school requires the costumes be a literary character and “Little Green” is a beautiful book about a little boy paiting the path a hummingbird is making … Read more

Easy Grumpy Cat vs. Nyan Cat Costume for Couples

Easy Grumpy Cat vs. Nyan Cat Costume for Couples

My girlfriend and I wanted to try and do a couples costume that we were sure we weren’t going to see all over the place this Halloween, but would still be somewhat matching and have a good time with, so we picked to be famous internet cat meme’s Grumpy Cat and Nyan Cat. For Grumpy … Read more

Sexy Cat Costume

Sexy Cat Costume

Being a transgender girl, I don’t get out much and always wanted to be something sexy for halloween.  I debated on just dressing up as a girl, but always wanted to do more.  I began searching online and decided on being a sexy cat.  My other choice was being a playboy bunny!!! I bought a leopard … Read more

Cat and Litter Box Couple Costume

Cat and Litter Box Couple Costume

I am a natural cat lover and when I got married, my husband knew myself and my 2 cays came as a package deal. My husband, however, is not much of a cat person, but has learned to tolerate them. It has become a running joke among family and friends that I have turned his … Read more

Magic Act Gone Wrong Couple Costume

Magic Act Gone Wrong Couple Costume

 I obviously go crazy for Halloween, I love it!! I go big every single year, and always really shoot for an actual walking art installation, if you will. Vaudeville acts always inspired me, imagery wise and addition to illusion. Our Magic Act gone wrong was so much fun!!! We were a grand hit in Los … Read more

Feathery Snowy Owl Costume for my 8-Year Old Daughter

Feathery Snowy Owl Costume for my 8-Year Old Daughter

It all started when my animal crazy, nature loving daughter Molly saw a really fabulous, but extremely expensive owl costume. She insisted that she have this costume and would not settle for any other version I found; however, I was not spending $120 on a once worn Halloween costume. I offered to make her a … Read more

Jungle Love Couple Costume: Zebra and Safari Tour Guide

Jungle Love Couple Costume: Zebra and Safari Tour Guide

First off found these pj’s than from there the ideas came to mind, and started looking for the rest of the accessories. Best part was my daughter wanting to paint my face and boy did she have fun but the freakiest part and funniest on my end was i was going into character as she … Read more

Parrot and Pirate Couple Costume

Parrot and Pirate Couple Costume

For Halloween this year I was a parrot!!! I have trouble getting my husband to dress up with me and I always like to do a family theme with my costumes. So finally he agreed on being a pirate (I guess that was simple/manly enough for him) and so by default I was a parrot! … Read more

Becoming a Llama for Halloween!

Becoming a Llama for Halloween!

Becoming a llama for Halloween is a surprisingly easy transformation! The reason I choose to be a llama this year was because I didn’t want to spend a lot of time going from store to store finding the perfect clothing in the perfect size. I wanted something that I could make myself at home that … Read more

Elegant Peacock Costume

Elegant Peacock Costume

I started with a simple Idea. This idea being a peacock costume. I had been wanting to be a peacock for Halloween for a number of years, but I was not a fan of the pre-made costumes for this particular idea. A couple years went by before I actually thought “well hey, why don’t I … Read more

Super Parrot and Wonder Bird Save the Day

Super Parrot and Wonder Bird Save the Day

Pearl is Super Parrot and Anna is Wonder Bird.  Both of these girls were adopted by me from a bird rescue in Colorado where I work called The Gabriel Foundation.  They are both female Umbrella Cockatoos that came from bad situations.  Pearl was living in a cage barely bigger than she is and being fed … Read more

Fierce Porcupine Costume for a Boy

Fierce Porcupine Costume for a Boy

Last year, my son wanted a porcupine costume. He loves wild animals and always chooses challenging Halloween costumes. I made him a bodysuit cape thing out of black and silver fur and attached “quills” I crafted from black foam strips I cut into long strips (with a point on the end) and dabbed with white painted … Read more