Coolest DIY Marvin The Martian Halloween Costume

marvin the martian halloween costume

I gravitate towards full body costumes. I have fun being immersed in the identity and personality of a character. For a short time every year, I get to use my imagination and play dress up without it being totally weird. I decided on a Marvin the Martian Halloween costume. In regard to fabrication, I like … Read more

Coolest DIY SpongeBob Halloween Costumes

spongebob halloween costumes

Our family Trick or Treats for the local Food Pantry and I hand make our costumes every year. My daughter loved this show growing up and really wanted to do these SpongeBob Halloween costumes. One of my daughters was SpongeBob, my other daughter was Patrick, I was Mr. Crab and we had our cat dressed as … Read more

Fabulous Homemade Ursula Costume

Ursula costume

I loved The Little Mermaid as a child, and being a plus size gal, I’ve always been drawn to Ursula. I never thought of her as a villain, just the product of her environment. This Halloween, I really wanted to finally wear a “sexy ______” costume and what’s better than a sexy cerulean! Hence, my … Read more

Coolest Kids Gyarados Pokemon Costume

Gyarados Pokemon Costume

My decision to make a Gyarados Pokemon costume was a no-brainer. Our oldest son just started first grade and is absolutely obsessed with PokemonGo. As a result, it gives us something fun to do together every few days!  Gyarados is a pretty cool pokemon so I agreed to try to make him this Gyarados Pokemon costume. … Read more

Awesome Cruella De Vil Toddler Costume

My daughter is three years old loves the movie 101 Dalmatians. For Halloween she requested a Cruella De Vil toddler costume! I found it almost impossible to find dalmatian print items so I purchased a shawl from Etsy, and used it as a scarf. I made the jewelry and the trick or treat bag (from purchased fabric). … Read more

Super Realistic Zombie Poison Ivy and Zombie Riddler Costumes

By the time Halloween 2016 rolled around, I had been wanting to be Poison Ivy for a few years. And I finally did it - threefold. I had purchased a go

By the time Halloween 2016 rolled around, I had been wanting to be Poison Ivy for a few years. And I finally did it – threefold. I had purchased a gorgeous (and expensive) PVC corset/superhero underwear set in 2014 and planned on wearing that. But…I didn’t make it… I always make my costume. I had … Read more

Thomas The Tank Engine

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! We used a diaper box, he helped paint it blue on the middle and top flaps and black on the bottom flap. I turned the box inside out and hot glue gunned it … Read more

Awesome DIY Groot Costume from Guardians of the Galaxy

This year i wanted to do something big… and what’s bigger than Groot? Hours after inception of this wonderful idea i was at the hardware store buying copious amounts of insulation foam (I’m talking as much as I could physically carry!) Once I got home I began digging through my drawers for some sacrificial pants … Read more

23 Awesome Blue-Haired Marge Simpson Costume Ideas

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If you are looking to stand out on Halloween, what better way than make yourself a Marge Simpson Costume? With her Giant blue hair, popping eyes and yellow skin, you wouldn’t be missed anywhere you go! If you’re going with your family you can all go as the Simpsons family together! D’oh! 1. Sexy Playboy … Read more

Cool Jack Skellington Costume

Coolest Jack Skellington Costume

My company had a Halloween themed party this year and I was so excited about it. My husband and I debated what we would be this year as he normally doesn’t like to dress up, but he saw my excitement and got into the spirit. Making the Jack Skellington costume After we came up with the idea for the … Read more

Cool Disney and Game of Thrones Mash up Costumes

Cool Disney and Game of Thrones Mash up Costumes

My sister and I were planning a trip to Disney for Halloween and we both love Disney, Game of Thrones, and clever wordplay. Starting with Elsa and ‘Winter is Coming,’ we came up with Daenelsa and Jon Snow White. They were a big hit at the Halloween party! Daenelsa started with Elsa’s dress and cape … Read more

Adorable Toy Story Green Alien Costumes

Adorable Toy Story Green Alien Costumes

After not winning a costume contest for my dog being scuba dog last year, I decided right then and there that I needed the best costume for this year. I had it planned out a year in advance so I didn’t even know I would be having a baby at the time. Once I found … Read more

Cool Princess Fiona and Shrek Costumes

Cool Princess Fiona and Shrek Costumes

I am always trying to come up with a couples costume where the man is a big bald guy to accommodate my hubby, fortunately, there are plenty to choose from. This year, we went with the Fiona and Shrek costumes. For Fiona, I found the perfect green dress at Unique (a chain of thrift stores) … Read more

Cool The Joker Costume

Cool The Joker Costume

After watching Suicide Squad with my family,  Aiden decided he wanted to be the Joker for his Halloween costume. We have always loved doing homemade costumes, so we were We have always loved doing homemade costumes, so we were excited about this new opportunity. We studied the Suicide Squad Joker and tried to capture his … Read more

Sexy Jessica Rabbit Costume

Sexy Jessica Rabbit Costume

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way” This  Jessica Rabbit costume was a “closet” costume. Created from pieces I had in my closet from previous costumes. The dress was donated to me, but it was completely modified. It was originally a tube top dress, but the front and back were redesigned to be like Jessica … Read more

Cool Mermaid Costume

Cool Mermaid Costume

I only had 2 days to put this costume together for a local Lagunitas Beer Circus I was attending at Petaluma, Ca. My grandma had just died and I didn’t even feel like drinking, but I had spent $50 on a ticket to this circus and costumes were highly encouraged. On the way into town … Read more

Coolest Flintstones Family and Car Costume

Coolest Flintstones Family and Car Costume

Having kids seems to have rejuvenated my inner-child and rather than buy our Halloween costumes, I’ve gotten the bug to create them the last few years, and hopefully provide them with lasting memories along the way. A couple of years ago we did our “Sidey’s Pest Control” Mouse Trap costume, followed by our “Chips + … Read more

Super Easy Harley Quinn Costume

Super Easy Harley Quinn Costume

After seeing Suicide Squad back in August I completely fell in love with Harley Quinn’s look. Her mismatch bunches and quirky eye makeup looked great and I thought it would be a really quick and easy costume for Halloween this year. The first hurdle was the hair. I was not about to dye my hair, … Read more

Cool DIY Carnage Kid Costume

Cool DIY Carnage Kid Costume

I was inspired by another Carnage Kid costume to make this one with a few minor tweaks. I hope that if you want to make this costume, my steps will be helpful. Have fun, and remember; don’t worry about messing up, paint is forgiving! Who is Carnage Kid? If you are not a comics person… Carnage Kid is … Read more

Coolest Garbage Pail Kids Group Costume

Coolest Garbage Pail Kids Group Costume

I came up with the idea to do the Garbage Pail Kids costume as a throw-back to my childhood. I started building it, then spread the word among my friends until we had a group. I made all the wigs by sowing thick yarn onto matching beanies. The rest is pretty simple costume making. Basically, … Read more

Adorable Despicable Me Family Costume

Adorable Despicable Me Family Costume

We love to dress up as a group for Halloween.  My daughters voted to dress up this year as characters from Despicable Me. Gru was the easy part – I found a gray and black striped scarf on Amazon, ordered a fake nose, and voila!  My husband wore his own black coat and pants and enjoyed … Read more

Cool and Easy Maleficent Homemade Costume

Cool and Easy Maleficent Homemade Costume

My daughter wanted to dress up as Maleficent when she was younger, so I made her this easy Maleficent costume. The wings look amazing and elaborate, yet were so simple to make. I bought two A1 sheets of cardboard.  I then cut out 2 symmetrical wings after marking them out. Then I had to figure … Read more

Easy DIY Superhero Costume!

Easy DIY Superhero Costume!

Looking for an AWESOME DIY for Halloween or Superhero Day at school? We didn’t have any Halloween costumes for spirit week at our son’s school so we improvised and made him a superhero with his own superhero costume! I first asked him what his super power would be? He answered that he wanted to lift … Read more

Adorable Homemade Minion Costume

Adorable Homemade Minion Costume

I never buy store-bought Halloween costumes. People call me crazy, but I enjoy making and designing them for my son and I LOVE to see him be original! Because I design his costumes, I start designing at the end of July beginning of August – crazy right? A few years ago I made a homemade … Read more