Easy Homemade R2D2 Costume for a Child

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We bought a navy blue collapsible laundry hamper from Walmart and some white spray paint and a roll of blue painters tape. While watching the star wars movies we marked off where the blue panels were on r2, and taped over them. Then spray painted the whole thing white. When it was dry we cut … Read more

Coolest Homemade Toddler Pippi Longstocking Costume With Pirate Ship

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As a redhead myself with years of experience portraying Pippi Longstocking for Halloween, it was only fitting to pass down my throne/braids to my first born daughter, Quincy. At 13 months, her spunky optimism and personality makes her a real-life Pippi. A true natural for a toddler Pippi Longstocking costume. Toddler Pippi Longstocking  Costume Creating … Read more

Creepiest DIY 13 Ghosts The Jackal Costume

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I bought a pair of used coveralls and dyed them with coffee. Then I splattered paint to create stains. I made the cage out of cardboard and painted it with dollar store acrylic paint. Adding plastic “chains” completed the outfit. The makeup was also created with cheap dollar store paints. I topped it off with … Read more

Fabulous DIY Queen of Hearts Costume

DIY queen of hearts costume

This DIY Queen of Hearts costume is hands down one of my favorite costumes to date! Creating my DIY Queen of Hearts Costume I bought the wig, corset, and shoes online, but made everything else. The Skirt For the skirt, I just used 4 different kinds of tulle (black, red, red with glitter, black with … Read more

Adorable DIY Toddler Ace Venture Pet Detective Costume

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BLUE! 42! BLUE! 42! HUT! HUT! Ace Ventura Pet Detective is taken over by Hunter Easton this year. He’s got the lines down as he parades around town showing off his AMAZING costume. Hunter is four years old and his personality overflows in this costume. This has been a huge hit, on social network and … Read more

Coolest DIY Ghostbusters Costumes for Halloween

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My twins love everything Ghostbusters, so, their costume choice was a no brainer!  I used a white sweatsuit dyed with fabric dye.  (This took several tries and I ended up with a lot of different pairs of pants in varying shades of pink!) The “proton packs” are made from boxes with odds and ends attached … Read more

Coolest DIY Grinch Costumes

Nana and Pop Stole Christmas The male pants are doctors scrubs and for me, the Grinch wife, I had a brown skirt. I purchased the fur on Amazon. Attaching the Fur How I added the fur on the pants was cutting it and sewing it to the front of the pants. I realized that I did not have … Read more

Coolest Family Star Wars Costumes for Halloween

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Idea for Star Wars Costumes for Halloween After seeing the movie “The Force Awakens” my older daughter knew she wanted to dress up as Rey. So, we all decided to go with Star Wars costumes for Halloween! Making the Princess Leia Costume I made Leia’s robe by first making a loose pattern on an old … Read more

Coolest DIY Poe Dameron and his X-Wing Star Wars Costume

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It all started when my son wanted to be Poe Dameron.  Then I got to thinking that it would be cool to have an X-Wing to go with his Poe costume.  That’s about as much thought I gave it, other than mentioning it to my son. Right before Halloween he asked when his X-Wing would … Read more

Coolest DIY Psycho Movie Halloween Costumes

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Wearing the Ms. Crane Goes Down the Drain Costumes Demi Kourtesi and Lopati Ho Chee star in these versions of the Psycho Movie Halloween costumes. Inspiration for the Movie Halloween Costumes Let’s start off by saying we are both huge movie buffs and every year we have a few simple rules: 1)      Dont  talk about fight … Read more

Beautiful DIY Harry Potter Patronus Costume

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I have always been a huge Harry Potter fan, but had yet to make a wizarding world themed costume! I wanted to do something beyond the more commonly found Hogwarts students, and decided to to make my version of a stag as a Harry Potter Patronus costume! This was a really fun homemade costume to … Read more

Coolest Baby Beetlejuice Costume

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I always knew that when it came time for my kid to dress up on Halloween, it would always be go all in, go big, or go home. We’re not a standard family and are always trying to push the limits with our imaginations! Since I have such a love for Beetlejuice and it’s one of … Read more

Star Wars: Han Solo’s Blaster Costume

Han Solo's blaster costume

With the release of the latest Star Wars movie last December I was reminded of my facination with the series as a kid. I had always been most fascinated with Han Solo’s blaster. So I decided make my version of Han Solo’s blaster costume. For materials: I did not have any overarching plan. Rather, I … Read more

Coolest Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter Costume

Tim Burton's Mad Hatter Costume

Deciding to put together Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter costume was a process for me. I have always loved Halloween and dressing up as someone or something totally different. I am a huge fan of Johnny Depp. He can transform himself into anyone and always nails it. As a kid I loved Alice in Wonderland and … Read more

Cool Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Boy

Cool Edward Scissorhands costume

My three year old son Bodi loves the movie Edward Scissorhands and wanted an Edward Scissorhands costume. It is his kid repeat movie. (Anyone who has kids or was a kid knows what a repeat movie is.) I’m just happy his is a Tim Burton movie that I love and don’t mind watching over and over. Bodi … Read more

Homemade Forrest Gump and Jenny Costumes

Jenny & Forst Gump

My boyfriened and I met in film class my junior year of college. We were polar opposites. He is a methodical shy cinematographer and I consider myself creative and outgoing. Our mutual friends were concerned we wouldn’t get along once we were placed on set together. That day of out first shoot I fell in … Read more

Adorable DIY Tinkerbell Costume

Adorable DIY Tinkerbell Costume

Over the Summer I decided that I wanted to make my kids’ Halloween costumes this year. So, in July, my daughter Riley (6-years-old) and I started looking for inspiration online. She decided that she really wanted to be Tinkerbell, so we started looking at as many Tinkerbell costumes as we could to get some ideas. … Read more

Cool Back To the Future Family Costumes

Cool Back To the Future Family Costumes

This was a labor of love and insanity, but surprisingly not too difficult. the marty costume was mainly things I had (except the vest – which I bought – but its a functional item that can be reused so I didnt feel bad) The Marty costume was mainly things I had, except for the vest, which … Read more

Coolest Darth Vader and Ship Costume

Coolest Darth Vader and Ship Costume

My son is wheelchair bound and loves to participate with other kids. He loves dressing for Halloween. We try to make his costume a spectacular one. This year he wanted to be Darth Vader, so we put on our thinking caps and we built a ship to fit over his wheelchair. That made one little … Read more

Cool Ghost Busters Symbol Costume

Cool Ghost Busters Symbol Costume

I Made this Ghost busters ‘no-ghost’ symbol costume 5 years ago for my son. We first purchased a cheep dollar store hula hoop. Then we cut out cardboard pieces in a circle shape and two long cardboard strips to cover the hoop from both sides (like a sandwich). We made the middle piece the same way … Read more

Amazing Homemade Beetlejuice Costumes

Amazing Homemade Beetlejuice Costumes

I am an avid Goodwill shopper so I was looking in the dress section for something cute in January and came across this dress in my exact size!! As soon as I saw it I thought it looked EXACTLY like the Beetlejuice dress so I knew I had to figure out a way to make … Read more

Cool White Goodman Dodgeball Costume

Cool White Goodman Dodgeball Costume

So I decided to be White Goodman from the movie ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story’ for Halloween. I thought it would be funny. Creating the White Goodman Costume The first thing I bought was a kids pair of lacrosse shoulder pads.  I couldn’t find an all black pair so I got one that was originally … Read more

Coolest Darth Vader Unmasked Costume

Coolest Darth Vader Unmasked Costume

Around 5 years ago I started out on a journey to make a Darth Vader costume that would be as movie accurate as possible. After a lot of research and collecting photos, I set out on my task. One year later and hundreds of hours of sewing, molding, crafting, and a few mishaps I was finally … Read more

Amazing Jillian Holtzmann (2016 Ghostbusters) DIY Costume

Amazing Jillian Holtzmann (2016 Ghostbusters) DIY Costume

After seeing the new Ghostbusters film, I fell in love with the movie and especially with Kate McKinnon’s character, Jillian Holtzmann. She was so unafraid to be herself and her quirkiness (and let’s be real, her gay vibes) were really inspiring to me as a gay woman in science. I love to make my costumes … Read more