Pretty Homemade Peacock Costume for a Girl

Pretty Homemade Peacock Costume for a Girl

I got a request from a loyal customer to make a peacock costume for a girl. She sent me a couple pictures of the peacock costume she had in mind, but I like for my work to look more realistic with a little bit of fantasy so I went with the realistic human peacock costume. It … Read more

Leopard and Safari Guide Couples Costume

Leopard and Safari Guide Couples Costume

For our Leopard and Safari Guide couples costume I found everything at my local Goodwill and it only took my a few hours to make! For the safari guide costume I found a straw hat and a khaki vest. We wrote ‘safari guide’ on the vest, added a few scratches I’m my boyfriends face with fake … Read more

Stunning Girls Peacock Costume

Stunning Girls Peacock Costume

I wanted something amazing for my daughter for her school’s fancy dress ball.  After much internet sourcing, we decided on a peacock costume.  I purchased 100 “seconds” peacock feathers off ebay, the tutu was handmade by a friend.  I was lucky enough to have had a green feather mask in my cupboard and we painted … Read more

Homemade Woman’s Peacock Costume

Homemade Woman's Peacock Costume

I had always wanted to be a peacock, but would either not find one I liked, or it would be way too expensive. So I decided to put one together once I found an old Charlotte russe turquoise corset that I paid $25 for and decided to up-cycle it by just hot gluing a few … Read more

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

After much deliberation on what my nearly two year old daughter would be for Halloween we settled last minute on the idea of a “squirrel” since that is what I went as around her age for Halloween. Now, I love crafting and sewing but I am an expert by no means. I went to the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Sock Monkey Costume

Coolest Homemade Sock Monkey Costume

I found the brownish material at a fabric store. I purchased a kids’ sleeper PJs from the thrift store and used a seam ripper to disassemble it into my pattern. Then, I pinned each of the pattern pieces to my fabric and cut them out. Next, I sewed the fabric together to create the body … Read more

Coolest Homemade Clapping Monkey Costume

Coolest Homemade Clapping Monkey Costume

To make this clapping monkey costume, I found an adult-size fuzzy brown jacket from the thrift store to create the monkey fur, and I adjusted it to fit my daughter. I found the perfect red and white striped pants on eBay, but they were also adult size and had to be adjusted. I created the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Monkey Group Costume

Coolest Homemade Monkey Group Costume

Inspired by a sock monkey costume I saw in a catalog a couple of years ago, I thought of our family’s costume theme this year: “Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkeys!” We selected the sock monkey, clapping monkey, barrel of monkeys, and Boots the monkey (from Dora the Explorer) for my kids and husband. After much … Read more

Coolest Homemade Deer in Headlights Couple Costume

Coolest Homemade Deer in Headlights Couple Costume

This was the absolute best costume ever!! My husband and I are both hunters and thought it would be very fitting to dress up as a deer in headlights! Deer: For the brown/tan we used Red Head long johns from Bass Pro Shop! Rather reasonably priced and extra bonus is that you can reuse them. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Deer Taxidermy Costume

Coolest Homemade Deer Taxidermy Costume

I’m not gonna lie, but this costume was roller coaster ride from start to finish, mostly because I’m the conductor of procrastination station and I am the laziest person I know. Anyways, enough about my flaws. I was searching through Pinterest for costumes for Halloween and all of the costume parties I was invited to … Read more

Super Cute Lion Toddler Costume

Super Cute Lion Toddler Costume

Our family had just left the local zoo where my 3yr old daughter shockingly changed her mind about dressing up as Princess Elsa to going as a beautiful peacock instead for Halloween. It was a very productive outing I must say – in the short time we were there, it was decided that Mommy and … Read more

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

Original Day of the Dead Cat Costume

Original Day of the Dead Cat Costume

I LOVE cats! And I love the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos), the Mexican holiday. So why not combine them both? I’ve been practicing with my face-paints and looked for ideas online for Day of the Dead makeup, and even found Day of the Dead cat statues for sale online, so I got … 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

Homemade Running With the Bulls Couple Costume

Homemade Running With the Bulls Couple Costume

Halloween is the best time of the year! When else can you play dress up and go all out? This year my husband and I had three Halloween parties to attend and I was determined to wear a different costume to each party. This year we went as Running with the Bulls, the characters from … 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

Cool Porcupine Costume That’s Safe for Kids

Cool Porcupine Costume That's Safe for Kids

My 4 year old son became obsessed with porcupines after seeing a dead one on the side of the road.  He decided he wanted a porcupine costume for Halloween. We went shopping at a local craft store for supplies and came home with black fur fabric, multi-colored black/brown/tan fur fabric, black and gray foam sheets, … 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

Magnificent Blue Macaw Costume from Rio

Magnificent Blue Macaw Costume from Rio

My Niece loved the movie Rio and loved even more the Rio2 movie, so when I asked her what she wanted me to make her for her Halloween costume, her eyes were all for some version of the Blue Bird Jewls….She didnt just want ANY blue bird or parrot costume, she wanted to BE the … Read more