Coolest DIY Dorothy and the Tornado Costume Idea

DIY Dorothy and the Tornado Costume Idea

The Dorothy costume was store purchased with custom ruby red slippers made with glitter and bows. The basket was added along with a little dog from home. The Tornado was fabricated out of a chicken wire frame covered with paper maché. It was painted and air brushed, then accessorized with photos from the movie (the … Read more

Coolest Lion in Cage Costume

Homemade Lion in Cage Costume

Grrr. There is a very scary lion in this cage! Do not feed! Lion will attack! This costume was for Zoo Day at my school. Materials: BIG cardboard box Tubes that are used on large paper rolls (talk to any store that carried large paper rolls) Orange boa Orange, black, and yellow paint Ivy Computer … Read more

Coolest Homemade Halloween Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Halloween Scarecrow Costume

We wanted to make her a Homemade Halloween Scarecrow Costume but didn’t want to do the typical old boring overalls thing. Way too blah for our princess, so we came up with a more feminine version. We created the pink plaid top that laces up in the back and has an adorable heart patch on … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lion Baby Costume

Homemade Lion Baby Costume

My 10 month old, Riley, is always roaring and pouncing, so we decided to make him a lion for his first Halloween. I thought about buying a costume but I couldn’t find anything I really liked for a decent price. I, therefore, set to making this homemade Lion costume. The costume was made using fabric … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Flying Monkeys Costumes18

Homemade Wizard of Oz Flying Monkeys Costumes

My kids were invited to a Wizard of Oz themed party and I immediately thought there would be too many lions, scarecrows and tin men so I wanted to get a little more creative. Who doesn’t love those creepy flying monkeys? I dressed as the wicked witch and made my twins Homemade Wizard of Oz … Read more

Coolest Wizard of Oz Family Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Family Costume

We decided to go dressed as a Homemade Wizard of Oz Family Costume this year. You wouldn’t believe how much people loved our costumes and they were very easy to put together. The Scarecrow: A green long-sleeved shirt of mama’s and a pair of black sweatpants. I cut raffia and stuck it to duct tape, … Read more

Coolest Scarecrow Homemade Halloween Costume

Scarecrow Homemade Halloween Costume

This is our little “Scarecrow Homemade Halloween Costume”, Tyler. His costume is homemade by me, his mommy. I took an old pair of overalls some scrap material and a little creativity. My secret weapon was using an old hula skirt as his straw hair, stuffing, etc. We used an old wagon we had in the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Homemade Scarecrow  Halloween Costume

Well, where do I start? My 4 year old son Tanner decided the he wanted to be a scarecrow for Halloween this year. His father and I thought that it was a cute and easy costume idea. We figured on going to the store and purchasing the scarecrow costume, afterall a scarecrow is a pretty … Read more

Wizard of Oz Costume

My kids wanted to be the Wizard of Oz group this year. I made the Dorothy dress. I used old pants and shirt for the scarecrow and made a hat and glued hay all over the costume. For the tin man, I just used a piece of cardboard and cut holes out for the arms. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lion Costume

Homemade Lion Costume

I really wanted this adorable lion costume for my sons first Halloween. However there was absolutely no way I was paying $100 for it. I looked at the costume for weeks before I decided to just go for it and make my own homemade lion costume. I bought fleece and fake fur fabrics from the … Read more

Cool Homemade Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz Costume

Everyone’s childhood nightmare “The Flying Monkeys from OZ”. So, to make this Homemade Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz Costume all you need is Fleece Running Jacket + Duct Tape + Butter Tub+ Craft Foam = Flying Monkey. Add Basket of Bad Toto + Chewed Ruby Slipper + Chunk of Yellow Brick Road.

Coolest Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Costume

First I confess, I did borrow the Dorothy Costume so technically all I did was add some braids and red shoes. But the rest of this Homemade Wizard of Oz Costume is purely from scratch! I do not “sew” really – I just fake it til I make it & I do not use sewing … Read more

Coolest Halloween Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Halloween Scarecrow Costume 12

This is the scarecrow costume we made for our three year old son. We brought some raffia and thick white cord from the hobby shop, an old shirt and jeans, and an old straw hat from the thrift shop. Cost maybe $10 altogether. We found some old coloured fabric around the house and cut them … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scarecrow Siblings Costumes

Homemade Scarecrow Siblings Costumes

My children dressed as Homemade Scarecrow Siblings Costumes this year. I bought overalls and plaid shirts from Yardsales, bucket hats too. I glued fabric patches on the clothes from Halloween material, and had raffia sticking out. On my daughter’s costume I glued raffia to the sleeves and pant cuffs but on my son I thought … Read more

Coolest Homemade Adult Male Lion Costume

Homemade Adult Male Lion Costume

My boyfriend does like costume parties, and he does like Halloween, but he doesn’t always like thinking up the ideas in advance. A couple of months before Halloween, I had already figured out what I wanted to be and had started working on my costume. Therefore, I started bugging him to do the same. Eventually, … Read more

Coolest Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween Costume

Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween Costume

We decided to do a Wizard of Oz theme this year. I was elected to be the tin man. After looking for Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween costume ideas, I found that everything looked to bland and wanted to have an authentic look. Before I started my costume I had not idea how … Read more

Coolest Homemade Tin Man Halloween Costume

Homemade Tin Man Halloween Costume

Each year since my son was born I try to think about a great costume for him at Halloween. Last year he was a Oompa Loompa. He was awesome. This year I let him choose and he chose a Homemade Tin Man Halloween. I remember that, when I was a kid, my brother had been … Read more

Cool Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Scarecrow Halloween Costume

I decided that I wanted Daniel to have a scarecrow Halloween costume this year (2008) but I could not find his size in-store or on-line. I was determined to make him a scarecrow. So I checked on-line for ideas from other pictures. I scrounged around home to see what I had to use. I wound … Read more

Original Homemade Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Scarecrow Costume

Have you ever wanted to pass down the traditions of Halloween to your kids, then the best thing that I could do for them was to make sure that their Halloween costumes are always handmade. Growing up, my mother always made my costumes by hand and used her imagination to bring these costumes to life … Read more

Coolest Wizard of Oz Costumes

Homemade Wizard of Oz Costumes

My friends and I did a Wizard of Oz theme for Halloween a few years ago. We even have a yellow brick road!!! The Tin Man is the only purchased costume:( All Others were hand made. I myself made the Dorothy and Lion costumes with no patterns….I just winged it! The shoes were a cheap … Read more

Cool Tin Man Costume

The Tin Man Costume

Dryer vents worked great for this Tin Man costume. The hat and turtleneck were spray painted with a metallic paint and the hat is a funnel also spray painted.

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume Designs

Wizard of Oz Group Costume Designs

We are the official characters of the Chesterton Wizard of Oz Festival, which is the world’s largest Oz-themed event. All of our Wizard of Oz group costume designs are handmade by the members of our group and their families. Yes, Dorothy even hand-sequined and rhinestoned her slippers. Every effort was made to ensure that the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Scarecrow Costume

My baby boy was born on Halloween and his first birthday theme was “pumpkin patch”. I wanted his costume to relate to his first birthday theme, so I decided to make him a Homemade Scarecrow Costume. I simply used a pair of pants he already had with patches and bought a long sleeve red T-shirt. … Read more