Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

This Luke Skywalker costume took some time to make, but I am very proud how it turned out and made on a budget. I won a costume contest at a local bar and received tons of attention with many compliments! Yoda stole the show of course, but the rest of the costume is still very elaborate as … Read more

Cool Atreyu and Falkor Dad and Daughter DIY Costume from Nevereding Story

Cool Homemade Dad and Daughter Costume - Atreyu and Falkor from Nevereding Story

My family loves costumes and dressing up for Halloween. Since our youngest child was born, I’ve really enjoyed dressing up with her. Our dad and daughter costumes have become something I look forward to every year. I’ve always loved the movie The Neverending Story. We’ve watched it many times as a family and recently my 7 … Read more

Awesome DIY Costume – Exact Replica of Willy Wonka

Exact Replica of Willy Wonka

My son loves movies and wanted to be Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp). I used crushed velvet for the coat, lined it with satin. I have never made a coat before, or sewn with stretchy velvet, so needless to say there were many stitches ripped out. I made the jacket, the vest, the undershirt and the … Read more

Epic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume – Michelangelo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle [Michelangelo]

The Inspiration for this TMNT Costume Mikey has been on my list of costumes for several years, I just need to build my foam-crafting skills before taking on a costume with this many parts. The primary factor is that I like the costume/character to be recognizable and fun for kids.  If time and money hadn’t … Read more

Cool DIY Jane Jetson Costume

Jane Jetson

To make this Jane Jetson costume, I paper mached a 54″ balloon and cut cardboard for the tail and edges. I used rope for the straps. The wig was bought online. The dress from forever 21, and the tights from Walmart. I used white fabric and hot glued it on top of the triangular carboard.

Coolest Beauty and the Beast Couple Costume

Belle of the Ball and her Beast Couple Costume

Let’s just start by saying that the reactions our Belle of the Ball and her Beast couple costume got was well worth the energy it took to put them together. We were invited to attend a party around here called the witches ball, we had never been and have only known about it since someone we knew … Read more

Cool Moana Group Costume

Moana Family Costumes

My daughters are obsessed with Moana and since this was our first year trick or treating, I decided to go all out and a create a Moana group costume for the family It all began with hei hei, my youngest daughter’s costume. I took a white onsie and sewed a “tail” on with a piece … Read more

Super-Original Homemade Gary the Snail Costume

Coolest Gary the Snail Costume

This Gary the Snail costume was so much fun! I planned on making the costume in 2015 but just couldn’t figure out how to quite make the costume and did a trial make but didnt work. So this year I decided to make it paper mache. I got a balloon and paper mached for the … Read more

Awesome Homemade Groot Costume

Homemade Groot Costume

For my homemade Groot costume, I used pipe insulation tubs for the body and gym mat flooring that I carved with a hot knife for the chest pieces. I used over 140 full size glue sticks to attach the pipe insulation tubes. I soaked tissue paper in white glue and applied to the tubes for … Read more

Amazing Lumiere Costume (and his Plumette) from Beauty and the Beast

Lumiere Costume (and his Plumette) from Beauty and the Beast

While watching the newest version of Beauty and the Beast this year, I was struck by the characters and their extravagant costumes (or potential for costumes), specifically those whose character transitioned from houseware to human and vice versa. I knew that I had to make one come alive for myself this Halloween. I studied the … Read more

Coolest DIY Mr. Potato Head Group Costume

Potato Head Group Costume

My wife had the idea to be a family of Mr. Potato Heads for Halloween for a few years now, and we finally did it. So here comes the Mr. Potato Head Family – with interchangeable parts of course. Like most of our costumes, the potatoes started as solid models on the computer.  It was … Read more

Cool Victims of American Horror Story Illusion Costumes

Victims of American Horror Story

I build costumes for my partner and I every year. The great thing is we are almost identical in size.  I construct one costume and learn from my mistakes making the second build easier. I began with building the structure that would hold our “killers” . 2 wooden dowels you can find at any hardware … Read more

Homemade White Witch from Narnia Costume

All homemade creative White Witch Costume for fun teachers

So every year I love that 1 day! World book day!!! As a T.A I love to encourage and inspire children always. This year for world book day I decided on Jadis the White Witch from Narnia costume.Not an easy look but nothings impossible!!! So I get planning probably a year before as I want … Read more

Awesome Lego Movie Costumes

Awesome Lego Movie Costumes

My boys and I have watched The Lego Movie at least once every weekend since it came out on DVD back in June. We still love it every time! We decided around July that they would be Emmet and President Business for Halloween. They boys were excited, but I was probably more excited to get … Read more

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Movie monsters of the 1980’s and 90’s have been a huge influence on my personal artwork, and I wanted to make something BIG that I could use for both Halloween and Comic Con.  The Alien Queen, from “Aliens 2,” is savage and frightening, but also had a lot of potential to be elegant.  When I … Read more

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Costumes

These Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes are both handmade costumes inspired by the characters from the movie Corpse Bride, directed by Tim Burton. For those who are interested, I have explained the process how they were made in the following steps. I hope you enjoy! Challenges I Faced: This was my first time airbrushing and my … Read more

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

  In this collection of homemade costumes, we’ll be Tom Hank’s bosom buddy and guide him through some of his movie character costumes. Even Tom Hanks knows it’s time to retire the David S. Pumpkins costume. But what’s the nicest guy in Hollywood supposed to wear for a Halloween costume instead? Never Fear. While his list of … Read more

Coolest Smurfs Group Costume

The tights for all 3 Smurfs were bought online. Color medium blue. We used a grease facepaint, but had to mix two shades of blue to match the tights. The Smurf hats were bought. Smurfette’s shoes were platform disco shoes from the Halloween store, the dress she owned. Brainy was carrying around a real nice … Read more

Coolest Homemade Double Dare Group Costume

Our idea for this year was to be one of our favorite TV shows from growing up. And that was Nickelodeon’s Double Dare! We had 5 people in our group, so one was the referee of the night and two of us were on the “blue” team and two on the “red” team. First we … Read more

Coolest Kid’s Pac Man and Ghost Costumes

These 4 Kid’s Pac Man and Ghost Costumes were made with old bed sheets, an old pair of jeans, felt, some cardboard “frames” and a couple of different types of tape: packing tape and heavy-duty double-sided tape. Nothing was measured; they were all just sized on each child. The total cost of this group costume … Read more

Classic Rendition of The Addams Family Costumes

Classic rendition of The Addams Family Costumes

I, along with my husband and three children love dressing up for Halloween and here are our Addams Family costumes.  It’s a family tradition! This year we decided to go with a classic, and chose the quirky, creepy, lovable Addams Family! Presenting… Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley (guest starring The Thing) and Wednesday Addams, along with the … Read more

Dumb and Dumber Tuxedo TuTu Costumes

Dumb and Dumber Tuxedo TuTu Costumes

We went to a 90s party and decided to go as Dumb and Dumber but with a bit of a twist. We bought cheap mens costumes online so we had the jacket, hat and ruffled shirt. The jacket was huge so we had to pin it in place.  Then we bought tutus but had to … Read more