The Merriest Christmas Story Family Costume

The Merriest Christmas Story Family Costume

This year, I must say halloween was a big success.  We decided just after last halloween we wanted to do A Christmas Story theme and had to wait a whole year to pull it off. We were a little disappointed that many people at our annual church party did not get our costume theme (to … Read more

Coolest Electric Leg Lamp Costume

Coolest Electric Leg Lamp Costume

A Christmas  Story is basically one of my favorite movies, ever. I initially considered being Ralphie in Aunt Nora’s pink bunny pajamas, but after doing some research, I felt like I could really pull off the leg lamp costume.  I’m from NJ so I had to make it a relatively warm so I wouldn’t be … Read more

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp and Fragile Crate Couple Costume

This costume was a hit- and it was inexpensive and pretty easy to make.
 
For the crate (easiest of the two) we found a big box (one that seem

This Christmas story leg lamp and fragile crate couple costume was a hit- and it was inexpensive and pretty easy to make. For the crate (easiest of the two) we found a big box (one that seemed long/big enough to actually fit a leg lamp in). We cut out a hole in the top for the … Read more

Leg Lamp – The Best Costume I’ve Ever Made!

I have been obsessed with the movie "A Christmas Story" since I was a kid. It is a fmaily tradition to watch it while opening presents on Christmas

I have been obsessed with the movie “A Christmas Story” since I was a kid. It is a family tradition to watch it while opening presents on Christmas. I particularly love the scenes with The Leg Lamp. “Honey it says fra-GEE-lay, it must be Italian!” So I was inspired to be The Leg Lamp. I got … Read more

Coolest Homemade Christmas Story Couple Costumes

Homemade Christmas Story Couple Costumes

This Christmas Story Couple Costumes was such a hit! Here is what I did: Crate: Used a box, covered it in Wood Grain Contact Paper(Home Depot) and added balsa wood(Craft Store) for a 3D effect. Then I stenciled on the words Fragile and This End Up. I then added some packing material(craft store) to the … Read more

Coolest Ralphie and Randy Parker Costumes from A Christmas Story

Homemade Ralphie and Randy Parker Costumes from A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story has always been one of my favorite movies and now that my two youngest sons are the right age I decided to make them Ralphie and Randy Parker Costumes from A Christmas Story. We got the greatest comments all night. My little Ralphie had the facial expressions down pat and my little … Read more

Cool Leg Lamp Costume

Coolest Leg Lamp Costume

Well, I lost my leg about 10 years ago. Since then, I’ve strived to prove that having one leg (being a monopod) is actually better than two (being a bipod). This year’s Halloween was the muse I needed for yet another feat (errr…foot) for the cause. I know it isn’t scary, but for originality’s sake, … Read more

Coolest Christmas Story Leg Lamp Costume

Homemade Christmas Story Leg Lamp Costume

I have always wanted to do this Christmas Story Leg Lamp Costume, but wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to do it. I saw the official dress costume online and was unhappy how unflattering it was. Thus, I decided to have the shade as a skirt. I didn’t have a pattern, but I suggest to … Read more

Coolest Christmas Story Couple Costume

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I had been wanting to do the leg lamp from ‘A Christmas Story’ for a long time, and finally put it together this year. I made the lampshade out of muslin and sewed in French seams to hold the boning. After adding all the boning, it needed to be stiffer, so I added wire as … Read more

Coolest Homemade A Christmas Story Couple Costume

Homemade A Christmas Story Couple Costume

Who doesn’t love the classic movie “A Christmas Story”? The idea for our Homemade A Christmas Story Couple Costume came from an ornament we bought last year for Christmas: the infamous fragile crate containing the illuminated leg lamp. This ornament, of course, was inspired by this movie. We started by looking online for pictures of … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ralphie and the Leg Lamp Couple Costume

Homemade Ralphie and the Leg Lamp Couple Costume

My husband has wanted to be Ralphie for years, but that left me high ‘n’ dry for a costume idea. Until…. I love dressing up as inanimate objects. I was a package of Smarties a few years ago! I am not a great seamstress, that’s for sure, but I managed to somehow get this bunny … Read more

Coolest Lumiere and Babette Couple Costume

Homemade Lumiere and Babette Couple Costume

Every year we try to have fun and original costumes. Over the years we have learned to make our own costumes. This year we decided to go with a Disney theme. Babette and Lumiere are from Beauty and the Beast and these are characters that are rarely seen. We made every single aspect of these … Read more

Coolest Leg Lamp Costume

Coolest Leg Lamp Costume

For Halloween I was the Leg lamp from “A Christmas Story.” I spent a lot of time brainstorming how I would go about putting the Leg Lamp Costume together. I also experienced several awkward moments going from store to store trying on lamp shades. The hard part was figuring out if the shade would actually … Read more

Coolest Homemade Christmas Story Costume

Homemade Christmas Story Costume

A Christmas Story is one of our favorite movies! These homemade Christmas story costumes were a definite crowd pleaser. The leg lamp costume was a little difficult to make. We cut out a pattern using newspaper to make the panels for the shade. You can make the shade as long as you want. We went … Read more

Coolest Home Made Christmas Story Group Costumes

Home Made Christmas Story Group Costumes

Last year we decided to take on rolls from a Christmas story. I was the Famous “Fragile” Leg lamp, my husband, Ralphie as the pink nightmare, my son as Ralphie the sheriff taking care of Black Bart! (Costume was “recycled” from his appearance in the county fair and was not made.) For the pink bunny … Read more