Adorable Homemade Baby Elvis Costume

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This baby Elvis costume all started with my inability to find a hairdresser for myself in Los Angeles. I’ve lived in the LA area for the better of ten years, yet still only get my hair done when I visit my stylist in my native New York. Only the best for me and thus my kiddos … Read more

Coolest Miley Cyrus Costume – Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

Miley Cyrus Costume Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

My daughter has been obsessed with Miley Cyrus’ song “Wrecking Ball” from the moment it first debuted on the radio. So naturally when she waltzed up to me and said, “Maaa! This year I want to be my favorite song for Halloween!!”, I knew immediately what I had to do. Intense research on how to … Read more

Coolest Conan O’Brien Costume

Homemade Conan O'Brien Costume

This Conan O’Brien Costume is our 5 year old daughter. The suit and tie were bought at a thrift store. The wig was purchased at a costume shop. We originally intended to buy a blonde wig and paint it, but were pleased with the color of the “You’re Fired” wig which I’m assuming is Donald … Read more

Cool Homemade Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume

Homemade Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume

The Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume was created out of different colors of felt. Layers were glued onto a dress then stitched. The shoes are wrapped in felt and the meat hat is felt stuffed with cotton balls and stitched to a headband. The wig had blue highlights done with marker as well. Ra-ra-ra-ra-ra.

Prince Themed Homemade Costumes and the Coolest Office Ever!

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Our Office Halloween Tribute to Prince We are fans of the late great Prince, and so we decided to decorate our office to go along with our Prince themed costumes.  We turned our office into a hall of fame type tribute to Prince. It was complete with gold and platinum albums and pictures of Prince over … Read more

Coolest Homemade Red Jacket Michael Jackson Costume

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Making the Jacket The jacket is red silk and has ALL hand sewn red glass beads all over it. It took almost 30 days of constant sewing to bead this Michael Jackson costume jacket.  There are gold mortar boards on the shoulder with gold metal buttons, with  gold metal buttons down the front of the jacket. Also, there … Read more

Aerodynamically Awesome DIY Toddler Amelia Earhart Costume

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Unique Costume Idea My husband and I were looking for a costume which would be unique and also, stray away from the mainstream costumes marketed to young girls.  As our daughter is named Amelia, we chose Amelia Earhart. We liked that she is a prominent female historical figure and she that shares the same first … Read more

Coolest DIY Britney Spears Justin Timberlake VMA Denim Costumes

I’ve always LOVED Britney Spears, ever since I was little. And when Katy Perry recreated the Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake denim VMA outfits, I knew I wanted to do it too. At first my boyfriend was completely against the idea, but when I told him I’d handle the entire thing, he got on board! … Read more

Cool Prince Purple Rain Costume

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As a huge Prince fan, I wanted to make sure I got all the details perfect. Starting at the bottom: black velvet stretch pants with half-V front panel with buttons.  A total of 21 buttons highlight the front half-V and down the sides of the pants. The shirt has long sleeves with ruffled cuffs, high … Read more

Cool Mini Mr. T Costume

Cool Mini Mr. T Costume

This Mr. T costume is so easy to make! I purchased used camo pants and shirt from eBay and I also got a lot of used fake gold jewelry from eBay! We got a mohawk at the barber’s, spray painted his hair black, put fake hair on his chin and side burns, bought a used … Read more

DIY David Bowie Flame Costume

DIY David Bowie Flame Costume

It’s embarrassing to admit, but I didn’t really know who David Bowie was when I started to research ideas for a Bowie-inspired costume. For years I have wanted to make costumes, and never had the time or opportunity. When folks were writing their New Year’s resolutions, I decided 2016 would be the “Year of FUN!!!” … Read more

Pink Cadillac Elvis Wheelchair Halloween Costume

Pink Cadillac Elvis Wheelchair Halloween Costume

I wanted to share our son’s wheelchair Halloween costume this year. Sam has a very rare, untreatable, terminal brain disease called Vanishing White Matter Disease that causes him to be wheelchair bound. While the disease has caused him to lose motor control, it has not affected him cognitively. We visited Graceland earlier in the year and … Read more

All-Girl Group Costume: KISS Rock Stars for a Day

All-Girl Group Costume: KISS Rock Stars for a Day

I might be a “bad” influence when it comes to Halloween but it didn’t take much – OK, any – convincing to get my co-workers to dress up as KISS for Halloween with me. Everyone did their own costume, so I can tell you how I did mine (Star Child), but the best part of these costumes … Read more

Coolest Michael Jackson Thriller Costume

Coolest Michael Jackson Thriller Costume

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love tapping into my creative side to come up with costume ideas that have the “wow!” factor. I definitely achieved that goal this year. I usually make my costume decisions on November 1st of the previous year. My requirements are: nothing skimpy/slutty, nothing pre made (i.e. Party City … 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

Sexy Chiquita Banana Girl (Carmen Miranda)

Sexy Chiquita Banana Girl (Carmen Miranda)

I’ve wanted to create a Chiquita Banana Girl costume for a few years now, so I was so happy to see my ideas come to life. I was inspired by a Carmen Miranda costume that I saw online. It was a yellow bra top with heaps of fake fruit attached, I thought the idea was … Read more

Gene Simmons Dynasty Era Costume

Gene Simmons Dynasty Era Costume

This is Gene’s Dynasty era costume. It was really simple to do. The torso was from modified hockey pads. The chest was cut out to form an arch. The arms were shaped from foam yoga mats. The horns and claws were carved using scissors from upholstery foam. To make the plaform boots, I took a … Read more

Keyonce aka Beyonce Sparkly Costume

Keyonce aka Beyonce Sparkly Costume

At my gym I’ve been given the nickname Keyoncé Kutz because I am super strong and love all things sparkly. For our Halloween dress up day I knew I had to come up with something extra fabulous. I initially got my idea from a Pinterest photo of Beyoncé in an awesome bejeweled bodysuit and decided … Read more

Kids Couple Costume: Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra

Kids Couple Costume: Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra

I wanted to dress up my kids (ages 3 and 5) as a couple, but have them be something unique, that I have not seen kids dressed as. So, I began looking around the house. I have Old Hollywood photos on the wall, which gave me the idea. I began with my daughter, I had … Read more

Jerry Garcia and his Dancing Bear Mom and Baby Costumes

Jerry Garcia and his Dancing Bear Mom and Baby Costumes

Started with spray painting cardboard boxes and taping them together to form a VW bus. Added some of my own touches and painted it up to look as original as possible. Found a grey beard wig and trimmed it to look like Jerry. Also spray painted my hair grey and found matching hippie glasses. Found … Read more

The Duct-chess Duct Tape Costume

The Duct-chess Duct Tape Costume

My grandmother taught me the basics of sewing when I was a kid, and it’s been a hobby ever since. I’ve never been trained formally; it’s strictly a love of creating that drives me, specifically things that can’t be found in stores like vintage styles and big period pieces. I’ve been wanting to make a … Read more

Gene Simmons Demon Costume Hand-Drafted and Crafted

Gene Simmons Demon Costume Hand-Drafted and Crafted

I recently got a new job, and one of the questions in my interview was, “Setting aside all limitations, what is your dream job?” I replied immediately, “I would make costumes for movies.” When she heard that I can (and love to) sew, I got the job right then! Ok Maybe also because of my … Read more

The Royal Family Costumes

The Royal Family Costumes

I absolutely love Halloween and dressing up in group costumes. This year we decided to be the Royal Family. I am dressed as Princess Kate, my husband is Prince William, my 1.5 year old son is Prince George, and my mom is dressed as the Queen. I got the idea after seeing a photo of … Read more

Miley Cyrus via MTV VMAS 2015 Costume

Miley Cyrus via MTV VMAS 2015 Costume

I have always been a fan of Miley Cyrus and after seeing how ridiculous her outfits were at the MTV Video Music Awards this year, I knew it would be such a fun costume to make. After careful consideration of studying and viewing Miley Cyrus’ 15 different outfits at the Video Music Awards this year, … Read more