Bob and his Happy Tree Couple Costume

Bob and his Happy Tree Couple Costume

Growing up as a kid I always enjoyed watching Bob Ross and his inspiring one liners. My friend and I were trying to come up with a couple costume that was very original and would make people laugh, and what better than a happy tree. I tried to make it different hense the squirrel on … Read more

Princess Kate and Baby George Illusion Costume

Princess Kate and Baby George Illusion Costume

I made a larger than life version of Kate Middelton’s head and then built the costume around me as baby George. The reactions of people seeing a 9ft royal princess in heels made it all worthwhile (I got some size 12 heels). The hardest part was figuring out how to make the maternity dress to … Read more

Cute Jimmy Hendrix Costume for a Toddler

Cute Jimmy Hendrix Costume for a Toddler

This is my two year old son as Jimmy Hendrix. I made this costume from clothing we already owned. This costume was very last minute (I made it the night before a fall festival) cost $0 and required no sewing. I only used his own clothing, paint, scraps from an old bed sheet and a … Read more

Homemade Costume from Hell – KISS the Demon

Homemade Costume from Hell - KISS the Demon

For this KISS homemade costume from Hell, I started with the wings – perfectly symmetrical. The party was a hit so no one was able to appreciate it. When I did the boots, started with sketchers boots, elbow pads, aluminum foil and felt to protect their integrity. Followed by clay and duct tape and more … Read more

Funny Queen Elizabeth Costume

Funny Queen Elizabeth Costume

Here’s my version of a Queen Elizabeth costume.  Queen Elizabeth is a big hit in West Hollywood (where more queens are needed). Many of the costume items are thrift store finds. I found the Queen Elizabeth costume dress at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Everything from the dress to the medals, top the stroller to … Read more

Cheap and Funny Mr. T Costume for a Boy

Cheap and Funny Mr. T Costume for a Boy

Here’s my cheap and funny Mr. T costume for a boy. I am very into halloween and thankfully I have a son who lets me dress him up as anything I want lol! So I like to top my own ideas everywhere and was stumped on what to make him. Then, I found a pair of overalls in … Read more

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love Couple Costume

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love Couple Costume

My boyfriend and I really wanted an awesome and adorable Halloween costume. We wanted to be something easy but also something that would make us happy and other people happy. Since my boyfriend has the long blonde hair, we went with Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love couple costume. It wasn’t hard to put this look … Read more

Sexy Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley KISS Couple Costume

Sexy Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley KISS Couple Costume

We made these costumes (for Gene Simmons) by using a plain black shirt and putting studs on and sewing the belt. We rolled up cardboard to make the spikes. We spray painted a kid’s toy guitar. I also did the makeup by outline the black then filling it in, then the white. The boots were … Read more

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

When our ‘Pop Stars and Rock Stars’ themed Christmas party was announced, I quickly decided to go as Katy Perry. However, I was underwhelmed by the costumes available online. They looked quite ‘cheap’ and unimpressive. The solution was obvious – I would make my own! I found a store which sold good quality corsets and … Read more

Best Harlem Globetrotters Boy Group Costume

Best Harlem Globetrotters Boy Group Costume

Let me start by saying that there aren’t many options for a five-boy group costume unless they are open to being a boy band or something like that.  With that being said, our options were limited.  Since all the boys are athletes and basketball tryouts were right around the corner, The Harlem Globetrotters seemed very … Read more

Coolest Dad and Child Costume: Elton John and Piano

Coolest Dad and Child Costume: Elton John and Piano

Before he adopted a more casual look, Elton John had an affinity for jeweled jumpsuits, flamboyant feathered frocks and outrageous costumes. My 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Lena, likes to watch the Muppet Show on DVD. Her favorite episode features Elton John as the Muppets special guest (1978). She sings along with the songs he performs on the … Read more

Cool Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

I have always loved Marie Antoinette and decided to finally make a Marie Antoinette costume.  I didn’t want to purchase any extra fabric so I looked through my stash and found leftover pieces from a Versailles inspired bedspread, pillows and curtains I made for my daughter.  I had just enough leftover pieces to make the … Read more

Historical Marie of the Bastille Costume

Historical Marie of the Bastille Costume

I call this a ‘Marie of the Bastille’ costume, and it is almost entirely handmade. I have always been interested in historical clothing, costumes and excess. Marie Antoinette is the queen of dramatic and excessive fashion – you could say that it ultimately led to her death. I have gone through various design ideas for … Read more

Awesome Homemade Mr. T Costume

Coolest Homemade Mr. T Costume

Ok, so a friend once told me that the day you decide to stop dressing up for Halloween is the day you officially accept that you are old lol. I almost through in the towel until I was watching an old episode of MASH and immediately got the idea of becoming Mr T.! I Googled … Read more

Original Homemade 2-Year-Old Run DMC Costume

Original Homemade 2-Year-Old Run DMC Costume

My handsome 2 year old son and I decided to go costume shopping at Toys R Us. As soon as we got there you would have sworn the gates of heaven opened up b/c he was in his glory. I asked him to pick out a costume but he was so distracted by all of … Read more

Katy Perry Inspired California Gurls Costume

Katy Perry Inspired California Gurls Costume

This is my Halloween Katy Perry California Gurls costume. It is completely homemade and definitely my proudest work yet! Like so many others, Katy is one of my favorite artists and super inspiring to me, so I wanted to pay tribute to her excellence! The hardest part about creating this costume was definitely figuring out how … Read more

Last Minute Kim and Kanye Couple Costume

Last Minute Kim and Kanye Couple Costume

This couple costume was a very last minute costume (we had no idea what to be). I found an old jumper from the Kardashian winners collection, and stuffed a pillow in the back. We ironed on “I AM A GOD” onto a plain white t-shirt from H&M. We found 2 gold chains from Clairs, and … Read more

Flashy Ziggy Stardust Costume

Flashy Ziggy Stardust Costume

I enjoy being people who I admire for Halloween. Last year I was Freddie Mercury and the year before, I was Michael Jackson. When it came this year, I wanted to be a little more flashy. That’s when David Bowie’s alter ego came to mind. So, I decided to go with a Ziggy Stardust costume. … Read more

DIY Amelia Earhart Costume with a Twist

DIY Amelia Earhart Costume with a Twist

I was inspired to create an Amelia Earhart costume for my three year-old daughter after seeing a DIY aviator costume on Oh Happy Day, a design website. Not wanting to produce a complete replicate, I decided to add an additional creative dimension by making a costume that was a newspaper clipping of Amelia Earhart. After … Read more

Tiny Miley Costume

Tiny Miley Costume

My daughter always wears two pig tails and I wanted to work with that, or do something that worked with her short hair. This was one of the first things that came to me. So, I went to a craft store and got her a plain grey onsie, and several colors of felt. (You will … Read more

Vanilla Ice Ice Baby Costume – Bringing Back the 90’s

Vanilla Ice Ice Baby Costume - Bringing Back the 90's

I try to come up with original costumes each year based around what my son wants to be too. This year we were talking about ideas of what he would like to be when a commercial came on with Vanilla Ice promoting Mac n Cheese. My son who is eight, recognized the song in the … Read more

Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Well I have to say this was the most interesting costume I have made yet. It took me about two months from start to finish. I went to the good will and bought a  wedding dress originally for my daughter five years previous and then bought a mannequin and made the bust out of paper … Read more

Cutest Amelia Clairehart Toddler Costume

Cutest Amelia Clairehart Toddler Costume

We wanted our one year old daughter, Claire’s, Halloween costume to be simple, unique, and pro-female empowerment. Amelia Earhart was a perfect choice. This is how we did it: We found the hat with attached goggles online, cut one of mom’s scarfs in half, borrowed the jacket from a friend’s little boy, and already owned the … Read more

Rocking Junior Elvis Costume

Rocking Junior Elvis Costume

My name is Nancy and I’m a big fan of Elvis Presley. My older son is also a big fan of Elvis, so he asked me to sew him an Elvis costume for Halloween, an Elvis jumpsuit to be exact. He chose the dark blue one and all of the accessories. I started work on … Read more