Coolest DIY Mr. Potato Head Group Costume

Potato Head Group Costume

My wife had the idea to be a family of Mr. Potato Heads for Halloween for a few years now, and we finally did it. So here comes the Mr. Potato Head Family – with interchangeable parts of course. Like most of our costumes, the potatoes started as solid models on the computer.  It was … Read more

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

  In this collection of homemade costumes, we’ll be Tom Hank’s bosom buddy and guide him through some of his movie character costumes. Even Tom Hanks knows it’s time to retire the David S. Pumpkins costume. But what’s the nicest guy in Hollywood supposed to wear for a Halloween costume instead? Never Fear. While his list of … 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

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

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

DIY Bud-Light Year Costume

DIY Bud-Light Year Costume

This costume was very cost-effective and easy to make!  I already had black workout shorts and a green tank top to use for this costume.  On the tank top I drew the bud light logo in the center and wrote year underneath it.  On the top left I drew the red circle button that is … Read more

To Infinity and Beyond Family Costumes

To Infinity and Beyond Family Costumes

We had the opportunity to outdo ourselves once again. My wife and kids decided to be the Toy Story characters that fit our own personalities. The hardest part was trying to decide if we would be able to pull it off on or before October 30, 2015.  Yes we all vote and decide as a … Read more

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume

The idea for this costume was inspired by both Pixar and the original Potato Head toys. Inspiration also came from coming up with themed Halloween house parties we would host in the past with our friends where we would always have a specific theme for everyone to be a part of. This year several of … Read more

Buzz Lightyear Costume to Infinity and Beyond

Buzz Lightyear Costume to Infinity and Beyond

I love Toy Story and always wanted to make an awesome Buzz Lightyear costume. You don’t see many of those due to the difficulty of crafting the armor pieces. So I set out researching how to make costume armor. Some great resources for me included: Punished Props and the foam armoring books by Bill Doran … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mrs. Nesbitt/Buzz Lightyear Costume

Coolest Homemade Mrs. Nesbitt/Buzz Lightyear Costume

Every Halloween, I try to choose a costume that nobody else will be wearing out, and since Buzz Lightyear is popular year after year (and even though I love it every time), I decided to go with his slightly less known version: Mrs. Nesbitt. Construction of this Nesbitt/Buzz Lightyear costume took 2 months, starting in … Read more

Homemade Woody from Toy Story Costume

Homemade Woody from Toy Story Costume

For my Homemade Woody from Toy Story Costume, I Used red sharpie to create lines and checked Er pattern on a polar fleece jacket. Sewed cow print bandanna into a vest. Used felt to create a sheriff badge. And used pleather for a belt buckle and side gun pouch. He wore jeans and just zipped … Read more

DIY Group Toy Soldier Costume

DIY Group Toy Soldier Costume

For this DIY group toy soldier costume, we started with the idea since we are a military family and it evolved into toy soldiers. First we had to gather supplies. We had uniforms from when we were in the military and the uniforms we didn’t have (we needed 5) came from consignments stores, flea markets, eBay, and yard … Read more

Plastic Army Man Costumes

Plastic Army Man Costumes

These plastic Army man costumes started because we found the Keystone Light – White Beer Can. We wanted to do something crazy so we could take a picture with the can. We had said Mission accomplished when we finally found the can. So we thought about dressing up like a military person. Since it was right … Read more

Best Potato Head Costumes Ever

Best Potato Head Costumes Ever

I am known for my sewing and always doing something crazy. I wanted something unique for my sons so I decided to make them Mr. potato head. I used foam backEd fabric and made the shells and then I used craft phone to make all the parts. The parts connected with Velcro and on their … Read more

Toy Army Man Costume for a Boy

Toy Army Man Costume for a Boy

My son chose a toy army man costume to go along with my toy/game theme. We love our school’s Trunk-or-Treat event. This toy army man costume was rather easy to make in general… but did take a LOT of paint and primer! I bought old military style clothing, covered them with primer, and then paint. … Read more

Instant Green Army Man Costume

Instant Green Army Man Costume

Who doesn’t have fond memories of playing with the little green army men during childhood? Or the not so fond memories of stepping on them? Nothing feels like waiting until 8 p.m. on the night before Halloween to decide on a costume.  By now, all the stores have been picked clean so we were relying on internet … Read more

Awesome Life-Sized Mr. Potato Head Costume

Awesome Life-Sized Mr. Potato Head Costume

My son wanted a costume that he could be “hidden” in. We saw a different Mr. Potato Head costume and he loved the idea. I purchased a yoga exercise ball on Craigslist to use for the body and inflated a punching balloon for the head. I taped them together and then Saran Wrapped them together, making … Read more

Coolest Homemade Plastic Toy Soldier Group Costume

Coolest Homemade Plastic Toy Soldier Group Costume

Let’s just say, this has been my favorite costume we’ve ever done, and we’ve done some pretty fun costumes! I saw the costume idea floating around the internet and thought it would be pretty awesome if we could pull it off. I got my girlfriends together and asked what they thought and they were IN!  Step 1: … Read more

Homemade Toy Army Men Group Costume

Homemade Toy Army Men Group Costume

Halloween is our favorite time of the year. Leaves are falling, warm colors, pumpkins, ghosts and little goblins everywhere! I am the oldest of three sisters. Both my younger sisters have five kids each and I have one. Together we have 11 exciting get-ups to assemble to each personality. My middle sister is a wiz … Read more

Creative Play on Words Bud Lightyear Costume

Creative Play on Words Bud Lightyear Costume

This Bud Lightyear costume was such an easy costume to make. I already had a Bud Light shirt that I cut, but you can just tape a Bud Light symbol onto your chest too. I bought Buzz Lightyear inflatable wings at a costume store for $10. I used purple and green duct tape, and at … Read more

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Homemade Couple Costume

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume

This is our family trick-or-treat – for the local food pantry every year to help out those families in need (we have been doing this for many years). Each year I come up with a new theme and then I hand sew each of the costumes we wear because its just another way of saying thank … Read more

Coolest Toy Soldier Army of Three

Coolest Toy Soldier Army of Three

This toy soldier army of three costume was a huge hit this Halloween. We perused the internet for the green army men ideas and set out on our own adventure to make this way too costume! We first had to decide which army dude each wanted to be. I chose the bazooka guy, my youngest, … Read more

Just Sexy Enough (but not too risky) Buzz Lightyear Costume

Just Sexy Enough (but not too risky) Buzz Lightyear Costume

Ok guys, (or should I say Gal’s) ;) here are the amazing yet quite simple ingredients for this FIERCE, FUN, RIDICULOUSLY COLORFUL costume: white long sleeved dress $13 from Forever 21, kids wing pack $19.99 @ Party City, white toe-in ladies tights $6 from Target, and bright green Tutu $6 from the amazing Amazon.com (be … Read more