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

Cool Boxtrolls Eggs Homemade Costume

Cool Boxtrolls Eggs Homemade Costume

After watching the movie hundreds of times, my 5-year-old son became obsessed with wearing a Boxtrolls Eggs costume for Halloween. It was very easy to make.For the box: I took a medium size box and cut it open to fit my son’s size. I then opened holes in the sides and glued velcro for closing. I … Read more

Sexy Red Angry Bird Costume

Sexy Red Angry Bird Costume

This costume was very easy. I used a red tutu I bought for $10 and sewed in a couple of red feathers. I took a Reindeer hair piece from the $99 Cent Store and cut off one antler and glued instead three feathers.I used a white bra, cut 2 felt black pieces for eyebrows and … Read more

Cool DIY We Can Do It Costume

Cool DIY We Can Do It Costume

My hard working mother wanted to dress up as an inspirational image. What more than to show the hard working morale of women – “We can do it!”. We came up with just simply making a poster with the “We can do it” letters and attaching shoelaces to use it as a backpack. We also … Read more

Cool Wonder Woman Costume for Girls

Cool Wonder Woman Costume for Girls

I think that my little girl looks like Wonder Woman, so I decided to put together a cute costume for her. I started by taking a red glittery shirt that she had from Christmas and I cut the sleeves off. I sewed a white strip of fabric to the red sleeves to make it look … Read more

Adorable Family Homemade Monsters Inc Costumes

Adorable Family Homemade Monsters Inc Costumes

For Dragon Con this year, we decided to be a Monsters inc. Family. My wife simply wanted me to paint an eye and a smile on a shirt, some purple spots on another, and sew a simple pillow Teddy monster… I’m an artist with Asperger’s… Yeah, simple, like THAT’s gonna’ happen! Anyway, our Homemade Monsters … Read more

Coolest DIY Buzz Lightyear Costume

Coolest DIY Buzz Lightyear Costume

Buzz Lightyear has always been my favorite Pixar character since I was little. I was Buzz three times for Halloween when I was younger, but the costume I had was basic. The main story started when I finished watching the cartoon spin-off ‘Buzz Lightyear of Star Command The Adventure Begins’ towards the end of August. … Read more

Sexy Sea Siren Homemade Costume

Sexy Sea Siren Homemade Costume

I have been designing costumes for my daughter since she was two years old. It’s been a tradition that I’ve always loved, and it is great fun to still be able to design her costumes even though she’s an adult. This year’s costume is a Sea Siren, Mermaid or Water Goddess, and probably one of … Read more

Amazing The Book of Life La Muerte Costume

Amazing The Book of Life La Muerte Costume

Each year I search for inspiration for a costume that will allow me to express my creativity, innovation, and spirit of Halloween. My 5-year-old son had recently been watching The Book of Life again. I had seen it before but something specifically caught my attention this time. The last line in the movie spoken by … Read more

Awesome Gossamer and Bugs Bunny Costume

Awesome Gossamer and Bugs Bunny Costume

So we had never really seen a Gossamer costume, except for maybe cosplay, and we wanted to give it a shot this year.  As a natural companion, I decided to go with Bugs Bunny.  We got a lot of really great feedback from people. Even young children still knew who Bugs Bunny was, which I … Read more

Awesome Eve Homemade Costume (Ev-ahh) From Wall-E

eve homemade costume

As a 33-year-old woman who works in film and has blue hair, my love of Halloween comes as a huge shock to strangers. Bonnets fly off, cigars fly out of mouths, fine crystal breaks. I’ve wanted to construct an Eve homemade costume for years but was intimidated. Three years ago I built a Kodos costume, but … Read more

Coolest DIY Dragon Knight Yu-Gi-Oh Costume

Coolest DIY Dragon Knight Yu-Gi-Oh Costume

The costume I chose to enter is Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight, who is a fusion card in the playable card game, and TV series Yu-Gi-Oh. I have been a huge fan of this fandom forever, so I was really excited when I finally decided to create this costume. It is made out of … Read more

DIY Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Costume

DIY Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Costume

I have been making the bat for a year now so I could get all the writing right. Used screenshots. Used bat sanded it down, then paint and stencils and sharpies. Used sharpies on hair extensions and curled with curling iron. Painted gold on jacket sleeves and hot glued on gold trim. Used homemade tattoos … Read more

Cool DIY Poison Ivy Costume

My daughter Kaylie. I came up with the idea because our family was going to do the Bad Guy villain theme. I sprayed her hair red. I made the boots by painting them with green paint then green glitter. I also hot glue gunned leaves to the boots. I made her shirt by cutting out … Read more

Cosplay Inspired Harley Quinn and Robin Toddler Costumes

Cosplay Inspired Harley Quinn and Robin Toddler Costumes

Harley Quinn and Robin Costumes for Toddlers that didn’t look cheap or cheesy were hard to come by in 2014 without dropping a ton of money.  These patterns were drafted using basic top and leggings patterns with custom measurements for each of my children. My daughter was 2yrs old but the size of 12-18 months … Read more

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

I made this Carf Fredricksen costume from a few boxes. Carl was a family affair for bookweek. A  clay molded face was created on top of a box to make the head and lots of hot glue.  Carl’s face slowly came together. The box was heavy but it sat nicely on my daughters shoulders and … Read more

Awesome Homemade Wolverine Costume

Cool Homemade Wolverine Costume

I wanted a costume for riding with my Harley Davidson. So there was Terminator or Wolverine and I went with Wolverine. The Claws were created by adapting the wolverine claws that come with the back of the hand made of plastic which i removed. I added metal thick coat hanger bent into a dowl of wood and … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Group Costume

How to Train Your Dragon Group Costume

My youngest daughter loves the How to Train Your Dragon Movies.  When she asked to be Toothless I thought it would be fun for the whole family to dress up (we love costumes). For Toothless I used a black hoodie from Goodwill as the basis for the costume.  I added stiff felt ears and spines … Read more

The Magic School Bus Homemade Couple Costume

The Magic School Bus Homemade Couple Costume

It took couple of days to make this costume but it was totally worse it! First of all, we glued carton boxes to make the bus, than we bought a yellow cloth to cover the cartons. We made two flashlights using plastic plates and yellow cellophane, then, we glued the flashlights to the bus. We printed … Read more