Homemade Maleficent Costume for a Girl


The wings of this Maleficent costume are cardboard with about a thousand feathers attached with spray adhesive. The shawl was a large piece of fabric and I hot glued on a feather boa.The dress was out of the closet. We had fun making this Maleficent costume.

Cutest Lil DIY Gary the Snail Toddler Costume

Cutest lil Gary the Snail you ever did see

I hand make huge Halloween costume creations each year, and love the entire performance from start to finish. Typically, I rope my family into a group costume, but this year I made this Gary the Snail costume specifically for my 3 year old. I work with paper mache, found and repurposed materials, and all of … Read more

Glorious Female DIY Oogie Boogie Costume

Glorious Female Oogie Boogie

In 2019, I saw a viral Oogie Boogie gown and completely fell in love with the idea as Oogie Boogie is my favorite Nightmare Before Christmas character! I decided that for my 2020 costume, I would do the dress with my own design and spin on it. Towards the end of August, I gathered all … Read more

The San Diegan Homemade Flintstones Family Costume

The San Diegan Flintstones

Growing up, my Ma made me and my brothers costumes by hand every year. I had my baby girl in January and couldn’t wait to flex my skills to honor my Angel Mama. Start simple, nothing too elaborate. Something primitive…BOOM! Flintstones – The San Diegan Flintstones family costume. I started with felt, lots of it. … Read more

Mr Men and Little Misses Homemade Costumes

Mr Men & Little Misses

We wanted to show that Covid-19 doesn’t have to take away our joy and that we can still celebrate as a family and have the best of times creating and enjoying our homemade costumes! We wanted to make everyone smile – especially now – and we succeeded! And we wanted to outdo ourselves with our … Read more

Homemade Venom Costume Made by a 6-Year Old Boy

Homemade Venom by a 6-year old boy

Homemade Venom Costume with my 6 year-old son. I have been making my son’s Halloween costumes since he was 1. He has been a Lion in a circus tent (1), Bob the builder and his friend Lofty (2), Pokémon Go Trainer (3), Dragon turning into Elsa (4), and Rocket Raccoon piggybacking off of Groot (5). … Read more

Pretty Homemade Crocheted Moana Costume

Crocheted Moana

I am totally obsessed with crocheting and making beautiful outfits for birthdays and holidays. I have been crocheting for the last 6-7 years and it has become a tradition for me to make costumes for my kids every Halloween. I am always amazed at the different characters I can recreate using just a bag full … Read more

Cool Homemade Ursula Costume

Poor unfortunate souls

Honestly, this homemade costume was pretty difficult to make.  My mind is creative, but my body and skills just can’t keep up.  I had no pattern, but there are plenty of helpful sites out there that gave me some ideas.  So I got started on my Ursula costume.  It was definitely trial and error.  It was … Read more

Coolest Ursula the Glitzy Sea With Costume

Ursula the glitzy sea witch

Ursula is my favorite Disney villain of all time and I wanted to embody her spirit in my own way this Halloween. Ursula and I have similar figures and (sometimes) personalities so it was only right to dress up as her. Until recently, I never knew how to sew and eventually taught myself enough to … Read more

Awesome Homemade Shrek and Donkey Costumes – 9 Years in the Making!

Shrek & Donkey - 9 Years in the Making

So I got my wife into Halloween costumes when we first started dating. I had just the year before started working at a company where they took Halloween pretty seriously. Every year there was a work sponsored contest with some pretty significant prize money. Our first year dating, I did American Gothic with her for … 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