Wizard of Oz Costume

Wizard of Oz Costume

The whole Wizard of Oz costume idea got started when my sister-in-law lent my son a homemade lion costume she had made several years ago for her son. Then my daughter got red sparkle shoes for Christmas and it just seemed like I had to go with it. My oldest daughter wanted to be a … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scarecrow Toddler Halloween Costume

Homemade Scarecrow Toddler Halloween Costume

I wanted my son to be a scarecrow for Halloween but I wanted something homemade. At least three people I know also chose scarecrow costumes and they all bought the same one from the store. It was nice to have my son in something different. And it meant so much more to me that I … Read more

Lion Costume #3

I made my son this Lion costume for his first Halloween using a Simplicity pattern #3594. Instead of putting bands on the sleeves I put elastic because that was easier. Also I used the “eyelash” type of yarn for the mane which gave it more of a “fur” look. I was expecting it to be … Read more

Coolest Lion and Tin Man Costumes

Homemade Lion and Tin Man Costumes

I decided before Halloween 2008, that my husband, cousin and myself would be the lion, tin man and the scarecrow. I have a really creative mind and it definitely got carried away. My first inspiration for these Lion and Tin Man Costumes came from lots of research into prosthetic masks. I love not being able … Read more

Coolest Homemade Tin Man Costume

Homemade Tin Man Costume

13 Months ago when I came up with the brilliant idea to go to Disney in Florida for Halloween, the stipulations were all people going had to dress up. I came up with the idea of going as the Wizard of Oz cast. We had 6 adults and 5 children. Perfect. All childrens costumes had … Read more

Coolest Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Our family went as Shrek and gang in 2007 and I was dared to top my Shrek. To do so, I could only think of cross-dressing, but didn’t want to do anything rude. Then one day the Wizard of Oz was on TV and the rest is history. My wife’s lion costume was a simple … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valley Girl Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Valley Girl Scarecrow Costume

This Halloween I decided to go as a scarecrow! I looked up pictures of scarecrow costumes, watched the Wizard of Oz and brought this Homemade Valley Girl Scarecrow Costume together with a personal touch. I started out with some old jeans that I destroyed using sand paper and a razor. I then made these straw … Read more

Lion Costume #4

I made the very furry lion costume but decided to make a back up in case it was a bit warmer and the fur one would be too hot. This one was very easy even for a beginner. I bought polar fleece material that was on sale for $4, a pattern that was on sale … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz Costume

My children decided they wanted the family to do the Wizard of OZ theme this year for Halloween. After checking out store bought costumes I decided I could make a much better homemade Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz costume for a much cheaper price. First I bought a cheap tan sweatsuit with a hood … Read more

Awesome Homemade Tin Man Costume

Homemade Tin Man Costume

Our group decided to go out dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz. I decided to be the Tin man. I made the main parts of my Homemade Tin Man Costume with tag board and brads and painted them with silver spray-paint. I found long silver skirt that I cut and sewed into pants … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Costume

This homemade Wizard of Oz costume idea was last minute that came together well. All costumes were homemade (except Dorothy) by the people wearing them. This was Halloween 2009. Glinda costume, Tin-man costume, Scarecrow costume, Witch costume. We had a lot of fun and took a lot of pics. Tin-man was made of thin cardboard … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scarecrow Boy Costume

Homemade Scarecrow Boy Costume

My son decided he wanted a Scarecrow Boy Costume for a Halloween party. We purchased a hat from the store, used long hay like material and taped inside the rim of hat. We used an old pair of tan pants and flannel shirt. We put the hay stuff in the shirt pocket and also taped … Read more

Lion Costume #5

I came up with the idea for a lion costume after seeing the Tom Arma costumes. After I told my 14 month old son that a lion says “roar!” and he copied I knew that was what his costume would be. I couldn’t believe the prices for the costumes so I decided I could make … Read more

Coolest Homemade Toto Dog Costume

Homemade Toto Dog Costume

My children decided they wanted the family to do the Wizard of OZ theme this year for Halloween. We certainly did not want to leave the dog out of the Halloween festivities (or at least not the pictures). For this homemade Toto Dog costume I used a beat up old wicker basket that we had … Read more

Coolest Tin Man Costume

Coolest Tin Man Costume 10

I chose to make the Tin Man for my 2011 costume since he is truly one of the most recognizable of characters for people of all ages. I mean, who has NOT seen the Wizard of Oz? My Tin Man “Tinny” stands 9 feet tall, has LED lights which I later changed out for Neon … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dorothy and Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Homemade Dorothy and Wizard of Oz Group Costume

This is a Dorothy and Wizard of Oz Group Costume. I made Dorthy’s gingham dress from a simple dress pattern. For more effect I added a shiny white sateen for blouse. I made the balloon from colored netting. I inflated about 65 balloons with helium to inflate the balloon. I made the basket from wire … Read more

Awesome Homemade Scarecrow Costume

Scarecrow Costume

I just used a sweat suit (it’s warm). Felt for the patches and markers to draw the stitches. I cut the cuffs off of the shirt and leave the cuffs on the pants (again for warmth). At the wrists and ankles I tied raffia (around the fabric it’s itchy). The hat is a basket for … Read more

Lion Costume #7

I came up with this costume idea last year when my grandson was 1-year old and too small for a standard costume. I figured this year he could probably pull it off so I made it and I am so glad I did because he looks so cute.

Coolest Lion Costume

Luke the Baby Lion Costume

Luke is an 8 month old living in Wichita, KS. He has been crawling for 2 months now, and has quite the cute growl…..that was the inspiration for this costume! His mommy made him a lion costume, complete with faux fur body suit, tail and mane. The feet were reinforced with quilting batting to make … Read more

Coolest Wicked Witch DIY Halloween Costume

Wicked Witch DIY Halloween Costume

Wicked Witch of the West! This classic Wicked Witch DIY Halloween costume was homemade. I followed pattern for the dress but improvised for the cape and added the “wrap” for the hat. The hat and broom were the only store bought items. Professional green makeup was spread over a nose and chin prosthetic piece to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costumes

Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costumes

My friends and I love the Wizard of Oz and we wanted to dress as a group last year so we all went as different Wiz characters! Everyone except for Dorothy got their costume at Goodwill and modified it or used pieces of their own wardrobe, I’ll elaborate a little… Scarecrow – Neon Green Blouse … Read more

Cool Scarecrow Costume

Scarecrow Costume

I am a frugal mother who was not paying big bucks for a “wear it once” costume for my 10 month old son. I decided to do a scarecrow costume because I knew I could do it in such a way that he was (1) warm and (2) comfortable and (3) could be strapped into … Read more

Lion Costume #8

One day, I was just browsing through the costumes at the local thrift shop. I came across a short lion costume (no legs, no arms, just a body with tail and hood). It was only $6, so I bought it. Originally, I had planned to just allow my daughter to use it as a costume … Read more