Awesome DIY Steampunk Ursula Costume is Making Waves

steampunk ursula costume

This creation of this Steampunk Ursula costume has been filled with a lot of firsts. From leather and metal working, to playing with UV lighting and reactive paint. To creating a voice activated light up seashell. And even making two sets of tentacles – one from pool noodles, the other from toy snakes and wire. … Read more

Awesome DIY Hawkman Costume

hawkman costume

This Hawkman costume was one of the most fun, yet challenging costumes I have ever done. I had an image in my head of what I wanted it to look like; especially the wings. They had to be proportionate to my body yet light weight enough to be worn for a long time. So, the … Read more

Homemade Crowd-Stopping, Light-Up DJ Pikachu Pokemon Costume

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My 2016 Halloween DJ Pikachu Pokemon costume idea came to me in July with the release of the popular game Pokemon Go!  Growing up I watched the Pokemon cartoon, and with all the hype of Pokemon Go it inspired me to create a Pokemon themed costume! I knew from the start I wanted to be … Read more

Adorable Beast Halloween Costume for Baby Boy

Halloween costume for baby boy

My daughter decided she wanted to be Belle for Halloween. She decided this in July. I had already decided her brother was going to be a Roman soldier and I was going to paint abs on his baby belly. She had a different idea. She wanted baby brother to be the Beast. Because my favorite … Read more

Cool Handmade Evil Purple Minion Costume

DIY Evil Purple Minion Costume

My son wanted to be an evil purple minion costume for Halloween, so mama couldn’t disappoint! So, this handmade costume took about 16+ hours. Most of the time spent creating it was making templates and doing trial runs. Materials Needed for my Evil Purple Minion Costume BODY *Project foam (I went to Joann’s and measured … Read more

Cool Homemade Thomas The Tank Engine Costume

thomas the tank engine costume

My son is now 3 and has been a Thomas fan since he stole our neighbour’s Thomas Train at 10 months old! So I had to make a Thomas the Tank Engine costume for him. Making Thomas the Tank Engine Costume We used a diaper box. He helped paint it blue on the middle and … Read more

10 Awesome DIY Minion Costume Ideas for the Whole Family

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Get into some costume mischief this Halloween with these awesome Minion costume ideas! Reactions to these homemade costumes included screams of joy and many photo ops for the costume wearers. These irresistible, banana-loving creatures will ensure your Halloween costume is anything but despicable. So, take a look at this collection for the best, fun-loving, DIY … Read more

Scariest DIY Horror Movie Characters for a Family Costume

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For our annual Halloween party, we needed a family themed costume. We wanted to do something a little different and came up with each of us being iconic horror movie characters (keep in mind our kids had no clue who these characters were!). My goalie son just had to be Jason and my daughter with … Read more

Cool Homemade Meloetta Costume From Pokemon

Meloetta

My daughter came to me with a cartoon picture Meloetta and said that she wanted to be THIS for Halloween. We bought a simple black dress from Target (which she could reuse) and pinned up one side to achieve the asymmetrical look. She wore white tights and black shoes. We bought a bright green wig … Read more

Adorable DIY Costume: Minion Girl

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We covered a trash can with yellow fabric and made the eye glasses from jar lids and fabric. The overalls were picked up from a local goodwill with the logo added in fabric. The hairs are pipe cleaners drilled into the top. You can improve vision by not going with the brown for the eyes … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pokemon Halloween Costumes for Kids

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My kids have watched all the Pokemon cartoons/movies over and over and with the excitement of the Pokemon Go game this year they knew they just had to be Pokemon Halloween costumes of Ash and Pikachu. I always make their costumes myself and so this would be no different. Making the Pokemon Halloween Costumes Ash’s … Read more

Cool Homemade Monsters Inc Family Costumes

monsters inc family costumes

Take a look at the supplies and instructions I used to make our Monsters Inc family costumes. Sully’s Costume Supplies ($110) Blue fur fabric – 4 yds, but almost 1 yd leftover (ebay) Gray fabric (Joann) Black felt (Joann) Zipper (Joann) Horns (Amazon) Purple paint (Michaels) Constructing Sully’s Costume The pattern was made using my husband’s … Read more

Adorable Carl and Ellie Homemade Costumes From the Movie Up

In our homemade costumes, my Wife is wearing the House (Ellie) Costume. I (Rhett) is wearing the Carl costume. We love the Disney movie up so we wanted to be the loving characters. My wife hand painted the shirt to look like the house from Up and held balloons so she could better portray herself … Read more

Adorable Homemade Baby Nemo Costume

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From my 3rd month of pregnancy, on, I have been in love with the Disney Finding Nemo theme. My husband and I even started calling our little guy “fishy” or “Nemo’. Everything was Nemo! Baby Shower, homemade thank you cards, Nursery, come home outfit, literally, EVERYTHING! It dawned on me at about 7 months pregnant … Read more

Cool Homemade CatDog Costume for College Roommates

Cool Homemade CatDog Costume for College Roommates

Halloween is a huge event on college campuses across the country.  My roommate and I have created costumes together the past few years and they’re generally a big hit among our friends.  In the months leading up to Halloween we bounced around a few ideas. But our favorite and our final decision was to dress … Read more

Coolest DIY Batman Penguin Costume for a Child

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Costume Inspiration From Tim Burton’s Batman Movies Last year HBO was constantly playing the Tim Burton Batman movies. So, naturally, my son got into them. While we were watching them he suggested that he wanted to be Batman for Halloween. I said what about a villain, you never see the kids dressing up as them. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Sexy Cruella de Vil Costume

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Cruella was the most fun character to play for the night! I wanted a glamorous, sexy Cruella de Vil costume that matched the Disney look perfectly and I knew as soon as I found the coat it was made for this look. Creating the Sexy Cruella de Vil Costume I trawled a few charity shops … Read more

Fun Homemade Furby Costume

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I absolutely love Furbies and all things 90’s. Since I could not find a Furby costume to buy or rent anywhere, I thought I would try and make one. I wore this for Halloween in Liverpool in England. I had a great response from my friends and other people whilst out. We got stuck in … Read more

Coolest DIY Young Maleficent Costume – Make Heads Turn!

young maleficent costume

Want a costume that will stand out? Well look no further! My daughter wanted to a young Maleficent costume after watching the movie Maleficent when it came out. All the costumes online were very generic and not what we were looking for. So I decided to brainstorm and put something together for her. The Wings (Time … Read more

Awesome Homemade Harley Quinn Halloween Costume

harley quinn halloween costume

Homemade Costume Inspiration Sitting in our small room, my sister and I listened to the echoes from the television mixed with the slow drone of the Xbox. Playing our favorite Batman themed video game had become a habit for us. As she watched me navigate The Caped Crusader over a common thug and sucker punch … Read more

Awesome DIY Rainbow Brite and Sprite Costumes

rainbow brite and sprite costumes

Rainbow Brite was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid. My best friend and I decided to make her and her pet sprite, Twink. So we spent the last month figuring out how to make and making these fun and colorful costumes. Here are some of the details on how we put these bright … Read more

Stunning Homemade Adult Corpse Bride Costume

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Adult Corpse Bride Costume So my favorite part of the Corpse Bride Movie is when Emily turns into a butterfly and goes to heaven. So I wanted to make the dress disintegrate in to butterflies but I couldn’t figure out how to do it so I just added the butterflies and lights to represent the … Read more