Flintstones Family Costumes

Flintstones Family Costumes

My daughter who is 6 was Pebbles for Halloween when she was two. I made her costume at the time and when we had twins boy and girl who are now two. I decided to hand my oldest costume to her and make my son Bamm Bamm and also created his costume. My husband and … Read more

La Muerte Costume from The Book of Life

La Muerte Costume from The Book of Life

My daughter is La Muerte from The Book of Life.  There was no “La Muerte” costume on the market so I had to create this costume from scratch – it is 100% made by me. Materials used: dress pattern (made by me); skirt hem structure is a hula hoop (I bustled the front of the … Read more

Awesome Groot Costume Made in Just Two Days!

Awesome Groot Costume Made in Just Two Days!

I always make costumes for my children and each year I try to top the year before….that’s getting harder and harder to do…lol.  Since my girls are now all teenagers, only my youngest wanted a fully awesome costume made by me. But…this year I have a cool new job as a stage manager for a … Read more

Cool Bob the Minion Costume

Cool Bob the Minion Costume

Malcolm told me after seeing the minion movie that he wanted to be Bob for Halloween. He didn’t just want to dress up like a minion but to become Bob. I put my thinking cap on and came up with an idea. I searched all over online, Pinterest…everywhere to try to get an idea, nothing … Read more

Homer and Marge Simpson Couple Costume

Homer and Marge Simpson Couple Costume

This year my husband suggested we go as Homer and Marge and so I went on the hunt for thrift store finds to make our own costumes along with important props, Duff beer, Donut and baby Maggie. I loved the idea as soon as my husband suggested it in June, I then immediately started creating … Read more

Toy Soldiers Couple Costume

Toy Soldiers Couple Costume

Bought all the costume elements at the local thrift store. After several cans of spray paint and many days of drying out masterpiece was completed. We built the platforms to split in half so we could walk. The boots were glued down with liquid nails. We wore green leotard over our faces so we do … Read more

El Wire Mooninites Couple Costume from Aqua Teen Hunger Force

El Wire Mooninites Couple Costume from Aqua Teen Hunger Force

We are newlyweds, and the process of making this costume almost caused 2 divorces. Just kidding. We are huge fans of the cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force and this was a costume we originally wanted to make in 2014, I had even ordered the foam board and had been storing it all year. We procrastinated … Read more

Mini Jack and Sally Skellington Costumes

Mini Jack and Sally Skellington Costumes

These are my children Trinity (2) and Jordan (5)! Jacks head is made out of paper mâché and Sally’s dress and wig is hand stitched. I used hotglue, acrylic paints, puffy paint, yarn! The most difficult part had to be the Paper mâché because that head itself took 2 weeks! Originally got the idea off … Read more

Cool Groot Costume

Cool Groot Costume

I started with a sweat shirt, sweat pants and pair of slip on shoes. I then took pipe insulation and cut it into small strips these I used to create the roots and branches. I began gluing them to the clothing to create the appearance of Groot. Then I cut up rubber gym mats and … Read more

Best Catdog Costume Ever!

Best Catdog Costume Ever!

My grandma and I made this costume together! We made dresses and put stuffing in a long bag, and then wrapped it in material. We sewed on straps like a backpack so that it was easy to take the body off if we needed to. We used a clown nose and painted it blue for … Read more

First Class Mystique Costume from X-Men

First Class Mystique Costume from X-Men

My name is Katie Eastman and this year I transformed myself into Mystique from X-Men First class for Halloween! I have always been inspired by special effects makeup and love to watch shows like FaceOff on Syfy that show how makeup artists bring characters to life. I also quite enjoy watching movies and figured I’d … Read more

Homemade Wreck-It Ralph Family Costumes

Homemade Wreck-It Ralph Family Costumes

My 3 year old son had to be Ralph this year, but we couldn’t find a child’s costume for him. So, we decided to make it a family theme and went nuts with it. I spent hours online finding all of the pieces for each costume. There was minimal work required for Ralph (cut/frayed the ends off … Read more

Cool Inspector Gadget Costume

Cool Inspector Gadget Costume

Ran into the trench coat at a second hand store and got the idea instantly. The hat was made out of 1″ PVC tubing, bolt, nuts and washers, cardboard painted red for the propellors, and duct tape and electrical tape for strength and design. The propellors were glued onto a washer so they could spin on … Read more

The Joker Costume – Alive and Well

The Joker Costume - Alive and Well

So this halloween my kids decided I should go as the joker and nothing else. So thinking about it made it seem like a too simple easy costume,few splashes of face paint and your done…personally im not that type of guy to take the easy way about it. So I decided I needed to be … Read more

Peanuts Gang Costumes

Peanuts Gang Costumes

With the new Peanuts movie coming out, I wanted to introduce my kids to the wonderful world of Charlie Brown. So we watched a few clips on You Tube and they were convinced that this would be a cool family costume. Kevin and Eileen as Charlie Brown and Lucy, Abby (8) as Sally, Ryan (7) … Read more

Best Ash and Pika Pika Costumes Ever

Best Ash and Pika Pika Costumes Ever

I love couple costumes for Halloween and I love to be cute. We are not nerdy people but this costume was perfect for us. My boyfriend is a gamer and I love being any kind of cute animal. I made this Ash jacket and poke ball koozie. I took a blue button down and a … Read more

Crazy Roger and Jessica Rabbit Couple Costume

Crazy Roger and Jessica Rabbit Couple Costume

For Halloween 2015 I was supposed to be a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding. My husband was to be a groomsman and my son was supposed to be ring bearer. The wedding was called off on Tuesday prior to the Saturday night Halloween. Now we had a dilemma…what to do with the strapless red satin … Read more

Coolest DIY Simpsons Family Costumes

Coolest DIY Simpsons Family Costumes

While watching the Simpsons, my son decided he wanted to be Bart for halloween. He insisted I buy him a costume, but I wanted us all to be the Simpson family for a neighborhood party and I didn’t want to spend much on my creation! I bought white long sleeve T-shirts and dyed them yellow … Read more

Last Minute DIY Evil Purple Minions Costumes

Last Minute DIY Evil Purple Minions Costumes

My cousin and I have been inseparable out whole lives and every year for Halloween we do some sort of duo costume. Since she is moving across the country next month and this was realistically our last Halloween together for a while, we decided we wanted to go out with a bang! We wanted to … Read more

DIY Hulk Costume Made from Scratch!

DIY Hulk Costume Made from Scratch!

Hello there!! My name is Trevor and I made an Incredible hulk costume from scratch! I started with a black lycra suit and added pieces of polyurethane foam with a spray adhesive. As I applied them, I used an electric Turkey carver to shape all of the muscles and to contour the foam to my … Read more

Pod of Sexy Mermaids – All Girl Group Costumes

Pod of Sexy Mermaids - All Girl Group Costumes

I love mermaids! I have always wanted to be a mermaid for Halloween but all the costumes I have ever seen are pretty cheap looking.  I wanted something that was sexy, form fitting and somewhat “realistic.”  I told my friends about my mermaid costume idea and they wanted in as well.  There are 7 of … Read more

1980’s Jem and the Holograms Costume

1980's Jem and the Holograms Costume

My costume was inspired by 1980’s Jem and the Holograms. The dress and belt was handmade by someone on etsy.com. The Jem star earrings were also made by someone on etsy.com. The wig was purchased from Rockstar Wigs. The makeup was XOTIC Eyes and regular makeup. One night I used Xotic Eyes decals and another night I … Read more