Insanely Awesome Homemade Yukon Cornelius Costume

yukon cornelius costume

Hello, my name is Stephen Simantiras and I am an Industrial designer from Morristown, NJ. I love designing and building a new Halloween costume every year that challenges my skills and knowledge of materials and different processes. Consequently, here is how I came to make this Yukon Cornelius costume. Growing up during the Christmas season meant … Read more

Coolest Homemade David Bowie Costume From Labyrinth

David Bowie passed and the decision was made to become Bowie on Halloween. At fist I wasn’t sure what i was going to do and I always had a love for the movie the Labyrinth. I began searching the net for items to use as a costume and it all came to together. It was … Read more

Awesome Lady Beetlejuice DIY Costume

Me as a female Beetlejuice. (Or you could call it Lady Beetlejuice, Bettyjuice, Beetle Babe, or whatever else suites your fancy!) Inspired by the cult classic, 1988 Tim Burton movie, Beetlejuice. Starring Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder and Michael Keeton as Beetlejuice. I wanted to do a sexy glam, but still scary and hideous, female Beetlejuice DIY … Read more

Awesome DIY Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes

family alice in wonderland costumes

Planning our Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes For the last 9 years I had been trying to get my dear husband to dressed up with the kids for Halloween, to no avail. This year I got lucky, finally!! His mother told us she was throwing a Costume/Birthday party for her boyfriend the first weekend in … Read more

Easy Homemade R2D2 Costume for a Child

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

toddler pippi longstocking costume

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

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

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

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