Cute George Washington Costume for a Boy

Cute George Washington Costume for a Boy

Our five year old son decided that he wanted to be George Washington for Halloween. My mother whipped this costume up with largely thrifted items, such as the wool coat which she cut down and added embelishments and the buckle shoes (she added the buckles to regular black shoes). We went to Central Park to … Read more

Inexpensive Homemade Costume Idea: Penny Coin

My son Jimmy went as a penny.  We cut it out of cardboard and cut a space for his shoulder.  We added a handle on the other side using duct

My son Jimmy went as a penny coin.  We cut it out of cardboard and cut a space for his shoulder.  We added a handle on the other side using duct tape and cardboard.  We cut out cardboard letters to say “In God We Trust” and added the year he was born.  We spray painted … Read more

Original Homemade Mount Rushmore Costume

Original Homemade Mount Rushmore Costume

We took a family trip to Mt Rushmore in September and came home with a Mount Rushmore Costume idea! It took some time but was a lot of fun to make. It was constructed building a rectangle frame with upright supports from odds and ends of wood I had at home. I then used chicken wire … Read more

Coolest Abe Lincoln Penny for Your Thoughts Costume

I am a huge Abe Lincoln fan, but I wanted a different spin on dressing up as him (especially because I don't particularly like girls dressed as guys

I am a huge Abe Lincoln fan, but I wanted a different spin on dressing up as him (especially because I don’t particularly like girls dressed as guys). I decided to go as a penny. Not Inspector Gadgets niece Penny, no no, head to toe copper penny! I went to the thrift store to find … Read more

Coolest Obama Osama Costume

Homemade Obama Osama Costume

I wanted to do something NO ONE else would have. In hindsight, no one in the entire world probably came up with this idea of a Homemade Obama Osama Costume…. lol So I came up with the idea to have President Obama carrying a wooden box I made marked “Property of Seal Team Six” and … Read more

Coolest Electrocuted Ben Franklin Costume

Homemade Electrocuted Ben Franklin Costume

Ever wondered what Ben Franklin looked like after he was flying that kite with the key, and got struck by lightning? No problem, here he is! We sewed a costume to look like Ben Franklin, all the materials and pattern were purchased at a local fabric store (don’t forget to use those coupons!). Simply add … Read more

Coolest George Washington Costume

Coolest George Washington Costume

I spend the first quarter of the year researching costumes and trying to come up with something unique for my mom to make. It was easy when my son was small to get him to agree to my ideas. As he grows older he wants to be the typical super hero or something with guns. … Read more

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 Homemade Abe Lincoln Costume

Homemade Abe Lincoln Costume

This homemade Abe Lincoln costume was more of an ensemble of purchases as opposed to original creation. First, I grew out a beard for 3 weeks, shaving the mustache the day I wore the costume. The coat was a cheap, polyester robe from Walmart. The vest was purchased at a local store that sells suits. … Read more

Coolest Abraham Lincoln Costume

Homemade Abraham Lincoln Costume

This Homemade Abraham Lincoln Costume is a salvaged child sized suit from the Thrift store with a white shirt and bow tie (also Thrift store) with a stove pipe hat made from oatmeal can plus a cardboard circle wrapped in black duct tape. Synthetic hair and spirit gum and a black make-up mole finish it … Read more

Coolest Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume

Homemade Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume

This “BABErham” costume was to poke fun at the idea that costume companies have a “sexy” version of every type of costume. There’s never been a Sexy Abraham Lincoln, for good reason, so I decided to create a Homemade Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume myself. I used materials I already had, high heel shoes, nude fishnet … Read more

Coolest Barack and Michelle Obama Couple Costume

Homemade Barack and Michelle Obama Couple Costume

I always tell my 10 year old that he could be a young Barack (because of his ears) so the current President of the United States seemed like the perfect costume for him. My daughter, who is 6, coincidentally made a great little Michelle. My daughter’s outfit was pretty simple, I bought her a little … Read more