Cool Victims of American Horror Story Illusion Costumes

Victims of American Horror Story

I build costumes for my partner and I every year. The great thing is we are almost identical in size.  I construct one costume and learn from my mistakes making the second build easier. I began with building the structure that would hold our “killers” . 2 wooden dowels you can find at any hardware … Read more

Homemade White Witch from Narnia Costume

All homemade creative White Witch Costume for fun teachers

So every year I love that 1 day! World book day!!! As a T.A I love to encourage and inspire children always. This year for world book day I decided on Jadis the White Witch from Narnia costume.Not an easy look but nothings impossible!!! So I get planning probably a year before as I want … Read more

Awesome Lego Movie Costumes

Awesome Lego Movie Costumes

My boys and I have watched The Lego Movie at least once every weekend since it came out on DVD back in June. We still love it every time! We decided around July that they would be Emmet and President Business for Halloween. They boys were excited, but I was probably more excited to get … Read more

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Movie monsters of the 1980’s and 90’s have been a huge influence on my personal artwork, and I wanted to make something BIG that I could use for both Halloween and Comic Con.  The Alien Queen, from “Aliens 2,” is savage and frightening, but also had a lot of potential to be elegant.  When I … Read more

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Costumes

These Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes are both handmade costumes inspired by the characters from the movie Corpse Bride, directed by Tim Burton. For those who are interested, I have explained the process how they were made in the following steps. I hope you enjoy! Challenges I Faced: This was my first time airbrushing and my … Read more

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

  In this collection of homemade costumes, we’ll be Tom Hank’s bosom buddy and guide him through some of his movie character costumes. Even Tom Hanks knows it’s time to retire the David S. Pumpkins costume. But what’s the nicest guy in Hollywood supposed to wear for a Halloween costume instead? Never Fear. While his list of … Read more

Coolest Smurfs Group Costume

The tights for all 3 Smurfs were bought online. Color medium blue. We used a grease facepaint, but had to mix two shades of blue to match the tights. The Smurf hats were bought. Smurfette’s shoes were platform disco shoes from the Halloween store, the dress she owned. Brainy was carrying around a real nice … Read more

Coolest Homemade Double Dare Group Costume

Our idea for this year was to be one of our favorite TV shows from growing up. And that was Nickelodeon’s Double Dare! We had 5 people in our group, so one was the referee of the night and two of us were on the “blue” team and two on the “red” team. First we … Read more

Coolest Kid’s Pac Man and Ghost Costumes

These 4 Kid’s Pac Man and Ghost Costumes were made with old bed sheets, an old pair of jeans, felt, some cardboard “frames” and a couple of different types of tape: packing tape and heavy-duty double-sided tape. Nothing was measured; they were all just sized on each child. The total cost of this group costume … Read more

Classic Rendition of The Addams Family Costumes

Classic rendition of The Addams Family Costumes

I, along with my husband and three children love dressing up for Halloween and here are our Addams Family costumes.  It’s a family tradition! This year we decided to go with a classic, and chose the quirky, creepy, lovable Addams Family! Presenting… Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley (guest starring The Thing) and Wednesday Addams, along with the … Read more

Dumb and Dumber Tuxedo TuTu Costumes

Dumb and Dumber Tuxedo TuTu Costumes

We went to a 90s party and decided to go as Dumb and Dumber but with a bit of a twist. We bought cheap mens costumes online so we had the jacket, hat and ruffled shirt. The jacket was huge so we had to pin it in place.  Then we bought tutus but had to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Rugrats Group Costume

Homemade Rugrats Group Costume

Here’s our rendition of a homemade Rugrats group costume. Everyone remembers watching those adventurous toddlers on TV. My friends and I decided that they would be the perfect bunch to be for Halloween. They are all easy to recognize and seemed simple to make. We are all pretty cheap so we wanted to keep this … Read more

Coolest Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

This headless Harry Potter costume was so much fun to make! For many years now, our son has repeatedly received comments on his resemblance to Harry Potter. He has never wanted to be Harry for Halloween because he didn’t think it was scary enough, or shocking enough or even cool enough for his tastes. Well, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Despicable Me Costumes

Coolest Despicable Me Costumes 7

Here are our Despicable Me costumes from Halloween 2011! These are my sons ages 10, 8, and 5. The minions were completely homemade. They were Halloween witch cauldrons hot glued to a camping mat, then painted yellow. The eyes, goggle straps, hair and mouths were glued on craft foam. I bought fabric and wrapped it … Read more

Coolest Homemade Baby Kool Aid Man Costume

Homemade Baby Kool Aid Man Costume

Here’s our cool Kool Aid Man Costume! This year my husband has been laid off more than once and this month has really hit us hard, so unfortunately I did not have much money to work with this year, but thank goodness I am a craft maniac, I make my kids costumes every year, so … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

The Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume is made of foam, fleece, felt and stuffing. The Back disc is made from 4-24″ x 24″ 2″ foam pieces cut to make 4 pie pieces. These are then connected by hot glue and spray adhesive to make the whole disc. It is covered with black felt. The outer … Read more

Stunning Toddler Disney Halloween Costume: The Yellow Belle

Stunning DIY Toddler Disney Halloween costume: The Yellow Belle

My favorite princess growing up was Belle! My daughter is now joining me in the love for Beauty and the Beast. I love sewing so I had to make sure I knew what she wanted to be for Halloween before it was October 31st. She had decided in July she wanted to be the yellow Belle. So … Read more

Awesome Homemade Star Wars Inspired Dog Costume

I came up with the idea for this costume during the halloween parade at tompkins square park a year ago. I decided to make my dog both the X-Wing and the pilot. I have recently gotten into 3D printing and design so this project would put my newly found skills to the test. The first … Read more

Coolest Homemade Indiana Jones Costume

Indiana Jones Costume

It was so fun make this Indiana Jones costume! Until this year we had always bought our costumes from the usual places (Target/Wall-Mart/etc.). Never again! I asked my son who he wanted to be for Halloween and he said he wanted an Indiana Jones costume. Since I knew there weren’t any “store” costumes available my … Read more

Awesome DIY Riveting Rosie From the Jetsons Costume

rosie from the jetsons costume

Halloween is my favorite time of year. When I was thinking about costumes I knew I wanted to be something nostalgic. So I google searched: classic toys, cartoons, foods, music, celebrities, historical events…..just about everything! As I was researching I came across the cartoon The Jetsons. So many fond memories of my childhood on Saturday … Read more

Best Homemade Jack Skellington Costume Ever Made

homemade jack skellington costume

My 6 year old son Braylon loves Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. I looked at all the costume stores but not only was it unfairly priced, everything looked so cheap and the masks were terrible. I thought, “There is no reason I cant make this..and better!” My mom always made costumes for my brother … Read more

Awesome DIY Comic-Con Apocalyptic Exo Suit Costume

exo suit costume

I built this huge exo suit costume by myself out of scraps and on a tight budget over. The suit is made of card, foam, little bit of wood and lots of glue. Also I made wooden stilts that were difficult to walk in at first. But I’ve perfected them now and can walk a … Read more

Contest-Winning Homemade Jurassic Park Jeep Costume

Jurassic Park Jeep

For my company, each department picks a theme and decorates their cubicles and themselves accordingly. We went with Jurassic World, which featured a throwback to the classic Jurassic Park jeep. So I signed up to be the jeep while vaguely dressing like Dr. Ellie Sattler. Costume Winner! I ended up winning the company’s contest for most … Read more