Coolest Homemade Teddy Roosevelt Costume

Homemade Teddy Roosevelt Costume

My 8 year old has a history of creative costumes, thanks to the sewing skills of his grandmother. In the past he has been Max from Where the Wild Things Are, a British redcoat, and Napoleon, to name a few. This year, we decided to explore his interest in the presidents – especially T.R. – … Read more

Coolest Sarah Palin Homemade Halloween Costume

Sarah Palin Homemade Halloween Costume

This is my Sarah Palin Homemade Halloween Costume. I wore a feminine business suit like she does: red heals, black slacks, bright red top, and a tan and red suit jacket. I wore an up-do with side bangs and glasses to top off the Sarah Palin image. I also spoke in ‘Palin’ the whole night … Read more

Cool Homemade Gene Simmons KISS Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons KISS Costume

We decided to do Kiss this year because they are on tour and we are going to see them in concert. Now we can wear our Homemade Gene Simmons KISS Costume to the concert as well. I made the Gene Simmon’s costume for my husband out of 2 yards of vinyl. I used pictures of … Read more

Gene Simmons of KISS Homemade Costume

Gene Simmons of  KISS  Homemade Costume

With only a two weeks notice before Halloween time, my son decides to be Gene Simmons of the Rock group Kiss, which gave me a deadline to start and finish this Gene Simmons of KISS Homemade Costume, day and night untill the very last minute! I thought, well, where do we start? the Bat wings! … Read more

Cool DIY Lady Gaga Theme Party Costume

Homemade Lady Gaga Costume

There was a Lady Gaga themed party and instead of dressing up like her, I wanted to mimic a certain costume. I replicated her bubble costume. I purchased a black leotard from Joyce Leslie and bought a package of 50 opaque balloons. I blew up the balloons ranging in size and pinned them with safety … Read more

Coolest Homemade Purple People Eater Halloween Costume

Homemade Purple People Eater Halloween Costume

(“The Purple People Eater” is a novelty song, written and performed by Sheb Wooley, that reached #1 in the Billboard pop charts in 1958…) Well I needed a costume for Halloween night… I pulled out an old dress and thought, “This will do all right”, I commenced to shakin’ and I said “ooh-eee”, It looks … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lady Gaga Bubble Costume

Homemade Lady Gaga Bubble Costume

This is a homemade Lady Gaga bubble costume from her first tour in 2009! The “bubbles” are made out of plastic balls that people usually put stuff into and use as an ornament for a Christmas tree. I basically raided every craft store in my area for the different sized plastic ornament balls and spent … Read more

Coolest Homemade Katy Perry Costume

Coolest Homemade Katy Perry Costume

I always make my own costumes as I don’t like spending too much money on something I will wear once, and this one was no different. After lots of looking online I saw that no-one had copied the bikini top and that got me thinking. I got my nan to help me knit the buns, … Read more

Cute Katy Perry Costume

Homemade Katy Perry Costume

This is my homemade Katy Perry Costume. I was going for the California Girl look, from the beginning of the music video. I just bought a bra at Wal-Mart and bedazzled it with multi-colored gems that consisted of hearts, stars and a variety of different circles. The shorts were just fabric we found at JoAnn … Read more

Coolest One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater Costume

Coolest One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater Costume 4

I got this One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater Costume idea from the song, obviously. It was a hit, although some people didn’t know what it was which boggled my mind. I bought the dress from Forever 21, but any purple dress, or purple attire will work for this. I also purchased purple … Read more

Coolest Homemade Bjork Swan Dress Costume

Homemade Bjork Swan Dress Costume

This Homemade Bjork Swan Dress Costume has taken me 5 weeks to make, 3 yards of charmeuse, chiffon, muslin, linen, organza, and some old American Apparel tshirts, half a feather boa, a lot of hot glue, a spool of cotton thread, polyester fiberfill, floral wire, a zipper, and some more feathers for the swan head. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Charlie Chaplin Costume

Homemade Charlie Chaplin Costume

For my son, Robbie’s 3rd Halloween, I decided that he would make a cute Charlie Chaplin. The men in my husband’s family are known for their big dark eye brows, much like Chaplin’s. I knew I had to get a few things right – his mustache, suit, and hat. After buying a suit, I folded … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cheech and Chong Costumes

Homemade Cheech and Chong Costumes

My sister was having a costume contest for the first time last year so of course I wanted to win. My husband and I didn’t agree on couples costumes I suggested him. His best friend suggested Cheech and Chong Costumes. I shopped a couple of months in advanced for different articles of clothing here and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Katy Perry’s California Gurls Costume

Homemade Katy Perry's California Gurls Costume

Inspired by Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” music video, I did my own version of the cupcake bustier top outfit Katy Perry wore. I made the bustier, the high-waisted shorts, candy necklace, hair bow piece, shoes, and finished the costume off with some fun jewelry I had to accessorize the outfit. Materials Used: • Bra • … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gene Simmons KISS Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons KISS Costume

This Homemade Gene Simmons KISS Costume idea came from my 10 year old son. He has always been told he has a Gene Simmons tongue, so, it was inevitable that, one day, he’d wanted to be him for Halloween. The bat wings were made with a black suede material (couldn’t find fake leather) with studs … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lady Gaga Murderer Costume

Homemade Lady Gaga Murderer Costume

Gaga has inspired loads of us, including me. Well here is my homemade Lady Gaga murderer costume. It’s a collaboration of all my favorite Gaga stuff especially telephone. The uniqueness is that this is a mixture of my own inspired work and the best thing is the tape and telephone, yes that is a real … Read more

Coolest Homemade Zombie Marilyn Monroe and James Dean Costumes

Homemade Zombie Marilyn Monroe and James Dean Costumes

This Halloween, my boyfriend and I dressed up as Zombie Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. Although our Homemade Zombie Marilyn Monroe and James Dean Costumes weren’t completely handmade, I feel that our idea was really original and I did design and create all of the make-up effects and hairstyles. I purchased a white dress for … Read more

Coolest DIY Mr. T Halloween Costume

Homemade DIY Mr. T Halloween Costume

It actually took me almost a month to have everything ready for this DIY Mr. T Halloween costume. The hair was all my real hair I grew it out and then shaved it for the costume the beard was also real. To actually apply the make up and get the costume ready to go out … Read more

Coolest Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

I started this Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume with the love of Chiquita Bananas! I handmade this outfit over a year. It seems I keep adding and adding more fruit! I am 5’5″ and with the headpiece I am now 7′ tall! I give out all Banana flavored treats with this costume, Banana lip balms, … Read more