Creepy Scarecrow Joe Costume

Creepy Scarecrow Joe Costume

While I was making this Scarecrow Joe costume I ran into quite a few hurdles, one being the mask. At first I tried to use a real pumpkin but it would not hold the shape that I wanted, and while I was making the costume it began to mold (gross I know). With some trial … Read more

The Wizard of Oz Family Costume: Recycled and Reprocessed

The Wizard of Oz Family Costume:  Recycled and Reprocessed

My daughter, Grace, who is ten years old, has wanted to be “Dorothy” from the Wizard of Oz for a couple of years now. My husband’s aunt who is a great seamstress graciously volunteered to make her a Dorothy costume. This is where the fun started. Finding a pair of “ruby slippers” ended up being … Read more

Scary Scare Crow Costume

Scary Scare Crow Costume

I concocted this costume with a series of different thrift store items as well as a couple of home depot things that I plan on returning later this week lol. All except for the mask that I bought from a Halloween store, the jack o’lantern mask that quickly convinced me that I would be a … Read more

Updated Wicked Witch of the East Costume and Makeup

Updated Wicked Witch of the East Costume and Makeup

I had this idea of being the Wicked Witch of the West, which would’ve been fine, but, I figured why not take it a step further. This year, I decided to be the Wicked Witch of the East. Since no one knows what she looks like (other than her iconic ruby slippers), I decided to … Read more

Fanciest Dorothy and Tin Man Costumes Ever!

Fanciest Dorothy and Tin Man Costumes Ever!

We Booked our tickets to Mickeys Halloween Party in California. I knew our costumes had to be awesome! So finally we all agreed on the Wizard of Oz. I Searched Pinterest like crazy and finally figured that Tin Man would have his chest piece made of foam. I Started with 4 pieces of foam and … Read more

Coolest Pumpkin Patch Scarecrow Costume

Coolest Pumpkin Patch Scarecrow Costume

I made this pumpkin patch scarecrow costume for my five year old son Reid Garcia.  My husband has a scarecrow costume from a previous year, and he plans to wear it again this year. Reid is so passionate about Halloween that we decided we would all be scarecrows. To create my son’s costume I began … Read more

Dorothy and the Flying Monkey Toddler Couple Costume

Dorothy and the Flying Monkey Toddler Couple Costume

Wizard of Oz!! who doesn’t love that movie?!?! Kids wanted to be Dorothy and the Monkey- Made them on a Saturday, just intime for the haunted house costume party in town :-) I can sew, but don’t do it often (not enough time in the day) but I did make a promise when my children … Read more

Easy No-Sew DIY Wizard of Oz Group Costume

This Wizard of Oz group costume was one of the most fun to make!  Except for the scarecrow, it was extremely easy. The lion head we actually already had on hand from some previous Halloween costume.  We added red hair bows to it.  The shirt was made buy gluing a different shade yellow shirt on … Read more

Adorable Scarecrow Costume for a Girl

Adorable Scarecrow Costume for a Girl

This scarecrow costume was made last minute. We took fall colored tulle and made a long style tutu. We used a brown shirt and hot glued on some fall decor to it.we used a brown hat and hot glued some straw around the edges. This costume was a hit! She won first place at our … Read more

Cute Toddler Scarecrow Costume

Cute Toddler Scarecrow Costume

I sewed this scarecrow costume. It is in 4 pieces. There are the pants, shirt, hat and the head piece to make it look like an actual scarecrow. The twine around his waist is just wrapped around and tied so it can be easily removed. The pants have elastic, the shirt has a zipper in … Read more

Labor of Love Wizard of Oz Costumes

Labor of Love Wizard of Oz Costumes

The characters from MGM’s 1939 film The Wizard of Oz always captivated me, and one of my many childhood dreams–along with being a ballerina–was to be Glinda the Good Witch from Oz. Although I excelled at dance class, it soon became apparent that there were very few successful 5’9” ballerinas, so my next thought was … Read more

Getting a Little Wicked Costume

Getting a Little Wicked Costume

I decided I loved Elphaba’s dress in the Broadway production of “Wicked.”  I started collecting pictures and thought, “Meh – I can totally do that.”  We made a duct-tape dress form of myself, which was thoroughly entertaining, and went from there.  Each color of fabric had to be cut into strips, sewn together, rooled hem … Read more

Challenging Tin Man Costume

Newly finished Tin Man costume - front view

One of my favorite films as a child was MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and I remember dressing up in my mom’s cocktail gowns and twirling around the house pretending to be Glinda. The film continued to be a favorite throughout my life and it prompted me to design a Glinda costume for Halloween one … Read more

Wizard of Oz Group Costume with Clothes You Can Wear Again

Wizard of Oz Group Costume with Clothes You Can Wear Again

After brainstorming at the bar for nearly two hours one night, my friend and I came up with an idea for this year’s costume. It was NOT Wizard of Oz, but would take a bunch of time to create and wouldn’t be comfortable at a party, so it will remain top secret until we can … Read more

Not-so-Scary Woman’s Scarecrow Costume

Halloween is by-far my favorite holiday and each year I start brainstorming my costume months in advance (with the caveat that the costume MUST include some form of face paint). This year, my inspiration came from a popular picture on Pinterest showing makeup for a girly scarecrow. I loved the makeup and decided this would … Read more

Baby Dorothy Costume from The Wizard of Oz

Baby Dorothy Costume from The Wizard of Oz

This Costume was planned to be made before the one wearing it was even here, The Wizard of Oz has always been a very important movie for my family. My Grandfather, Charles Augustus Gischel had a virus settle in his heart, he got on the list for Kidney one and received his heart transplant in … Read more

Quick, Cute and Comfy Scarecrow Costume

Quick, Cute and Comfy Scarecrow Costume

Halloween is the time to be creative!  Every year, I love making my own, unique costume and dressing up for Halloween!   I know that I will be dressed differently than anyone else and I like making cute or character-like costumes.  The scary and ugly stuff is not for me.  This year was busier than usual … Read more

No-Sew Scarecrow Costume

No-Sew Scarecrow Costume

My son decided he wanted to be a scarecrow for Halloween.  On a whim, I went through his closet to see if he had anything suitable that would work for the shirt and pants, so I would not have to buy anything new.  I ended up with a plaid shirt that he was growing out … Read more

A Twist on Oz Group Costume

A Twist on Oz Group Costume

My kids have finally all reached the age where they can watch the Wizard of Oz without me fearing the night ahead.  In honor of this (and the fact that it’s celebrating its 75th anniversary) we chose to take on ‘characters’ from this classic.   My youngest daughter was DOROTHY, complete with thrift shop ruby … Read more

The Wizard of Oz Family Costume

The Wizard of Oz Family Costume

Wizard of Oz – our way! Let me introduce to you Dorothy and her little dog Toto (sleeping in a basket), Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man. They were travelling trough the Land of Oz, looking for The Wizard himself. They belived that he can give to them something they were longing for. Scarecraw needed … Read more

Half Tin Man Half Scarecrow Costume

Half Tin Man Half Scarecrow Costume

Made all the bolts with hot glue painted them glued with eyelash glue to face silver paint for face the empty heart made out of paper towel painted with black and red paint with some vasaline for the Tin Man, Scarecrow was made with straw and moss with a bird on the arm half Scarecrow … Read more

Homemade Scarecrow Family Costumes

scarecrow-costume

My husband and I decided to go as scarcrows to match the halloween pumkin costume my son already had. We went through our closets and to the thrift store to get the core of our costume. We also picked up some fabric and straw from the craft store to make the costumes complete. I cut … Read more