Silent Hill Pyramid Head and Faceless Nurse Costumes

Silent Hill Pyramid Head and Faceless Nurse Costumes

We are always inspired to make our own costumes, and love doing it. This year Silent Hill inspired us. It took us five to six days out of our busy life to make these Silent Hill Pyramid Head and Faceless Nurse costumes. It was fun and not too terribly hard! We won our local contest … Read more

Awesome Minecraft Costume for a Boy

Awesome Minecraft Costume for a Boy

My son, Felipe is a die-hard Minecraft fan. So this year, for all his great scores in school and hard work, I decided to make him his own personal Minecraft armor with sword and chest. It took about three weeks; had to redo the chest three times. I kept getting the measurements wrong. But finally … Read more

Chillingly Accurate Ice-Climbers Costumes from Super Smash Bros.

Chillingly Accurate Ice-Climbers Costumes from Super Smash Bros.

For our second Halloween together, my boyfriend and I decided to make a couples costumes for our ‘Super Smash Bros’ themed Halloween party. We wanted something not commonly done and decided the Ice Climbers (Popo and Nana) would be the perfect costume for the rainy and cold Vancouver weather – cute, warm and iconic for … Read more

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Homemade Daedric Armor Costume

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Homemade Daedric Armor Costume

I’ve always enjoyed DIY projects, but my endeavors have mainly been restrained to the realm of simple items like crocheted scarves or sewing a table runner. In recent years, I started making small home-made costumes for my children for Halloween. Along came the idea of making costumes for my husband and myself. My husband is … Read more

Sexy Link-Costume from The Legend of Zelda

Sexy Link-Costume from The Legend of Zelda

I’ve always enjoyed the Legend of Zelda and it’s hero Link. He also happens to be one of my favorite characters to play in super smash brothers n64, so why not be him for Halloween? Plus, all of my video games had recently been stolen, so it was sort of my way of paying my … Read more

Mortal Combat Subzero Costume for a Woman

Mortal Combat Subzero Costume for a Woman

My name is Andrea and I transformed myself into Subzero from Mortal Kombat! I was actually inspired by my fiancé :), he was so excited to dress up this year as Scorpion. He wanted me to dress up with him and I knew everyone would assume I would dress up as a female character, so … Read more

Cool Homemade Sonic the Hedgehogn Costume

Cool Homemade Sonic the Hedgehogn Costume

After completing my granddaughter’s Elsa costume her brother asked me if I could make him a costume too. I could not disappoint my grandson and the wonderful feeling I got from hearing how much Hallie loved hers, I jumped at the chance. Unlike his sister Josh didn’t know what he wanted to be. I would … Read more

Mom, Child and Dog Super Mario Bros. Costumes

Mom, Child and Dog Super Mario Bros. Costumes

I just turned 30 this year and I’ve always loved the Mario games. Mario is muh jam! Yoshi is my absolute favorite. I wanted to dress my dog up as Yoshi so naturally I’d go as Mario (none of this wimpy Princess Peach stuff for me) and my son would don a Luigi costume. The … Read more

Sexy Costume Tribute to Fallout

Sexy Costume Tribute to Fallout

This is my tribute to the game series Fallout.  New Vegas is my favorite game ever and I have a feeling it will stay that way forever. I started making this costume last November and I had no idea what I was in for. I began with the T-51 Power Helmet.  I used Pepakura as … Read more

Koopa Family Costumes from Super Mario Bros

Koopa Family Costumes from Super Mario Bros

This year our kids decided they wanted to be Koopa characters from Super Mario Bros. Yay, another family theme was born! We decided on Bowser, Bowser Jr., Iggy, Larry, Wendy and Ludwig von Koopa. Our dog was forced to participate by wearing the costume, aka Roy Koopa, for a few minutes for pics. The dog … Read more

Creepy Homemade Silent Hill Nurse Costume

Creepy Homemade Silent Hill Nurse Costume

It all started with a plastic bag over my head. (Holes cut to breathe of course) then we wet the plaster strips and began with an X and then top and bottom and then covering the rest of the face and head until all that was left were the eye holes. We then took the … Read more

Coolest Minecraft Steve Costume Ever

Coolest Minecraft Steve Costume Ever

My son, like 99.9% of all 7 year old boys absolutely loves Minecraft. So naturally this year, he just HAD to be Steve. Since I’m also a little obsessive about making his costume each year, I had to oblige… Now no store bought Steve head would do. I wanted something that could survive a couple … Read more

Totally Worth the Work Mario Kart Costume!

Totally Worth the Work Mario Kart Costume!

My Mario costume is too simple I need something nice! I should totally make a Kart! That is what I said thinking it was going to be simple and easy! But not at all, it is a lot of work and it took me three days. But it was totally worth! The kart was awesome … Read more

Coolest Herobrine Costume

Coolest Herobrine Costume

The trick to making this costume for under $2 was to plan ahead. My son knew he wanted to be a minecraft character for Halloween because this year he has been crazy about the game so it was easy to choose a costume. We knew back in June that we wanted to do a Herobrine … Read more

Little Bowser Costume with a Big Attitude

Little Bowser Costume with a Big Attitude

To say that my 4-year-old son, Henry, is obsessed with the Bowser villain from the Mario Bros. video games would be an understatement.   So, it was no surprise when he told me several months ago that he wanted to be Bowser for Halloween (hey, at least he gave me ample notice!).  At first I … Read more

Sonic the Hedgehog Costume for Fun Adults

Sonic the Hedgehog Costume for Fun Adults

I work at a Pediatric Dental office. We have a very intense and fun costume contest each year. This was my first year working and first time to give it a go. I knew I had to come up with something that was awesome, since everyone always goes all out. Plus they have great prizes!  I … Read more

Mario Kart and Horses in Costume

Mario Kart and Horses in Costume

We wanted to dress our horses up for Halloween and had a couple individual costume ideas floating around, but one day I was browsing facebook and a friend had taken a “What should you be for halloween?” quiz, out of boredom I took it too and my result was “Mario Kart” with a photo of … Read more

Halo Grunt Costume for a Boy

Halo Grunt Costume for a Boy

This costume is completely handmade from head to alien toe. I used mostly EVA foam and various techniques of paint, sewing and lots of cutting and gluing. This is a completely freehand. I shape the foam pieces by cutting angles into the foam then gluing the many pieces together like a big puzzle. I always … Read more

Playable Pacman Arcade Game Costume

Playable Pacman Arcade Game Costume

This costume is actually playable! It is just made of cardboard and hot glue with a mini battery powered projector, a mirror, and a plug and play Pacman game. We went to a trunk or treat in town for our test drive. Once it got dark enough outside for the screen to be visible, it … Read more

Our Homemade Pacman Famliy Costumes

Our Homemade Pacman Famliy Costumes

This was an idea my husband and I have had for a few years now. Making our costumes has become a tradition for us every year and our friends and family are always excited to see what we’ve come up with. Usually we only create costumes for our 2 boys. We had our other 2 … Read more

Coolest Stroller Costume Idea: Baby Pac Man Arcade

Coolest Stroller Costume Idea: Baby Pac Man Arcade

We couldn’t think of a costume for our 5 month old. I seen a lot of stroller costumes and the idea of a Pacman arcade game dawned on me. I actually thought it would be more difficult than it was. My husband cut the shape out of a regular cardboard box and it fit perfectly … Read more

Coolest Minecraft Creeper Costume

Coolest Minecraft Creeper Costume

Like many kids today, mine love Minecraft. My son wanted to be a creeper this year and we were up for the challenge. We found some unused cardboard boxes at the local home depot and built each body part from the pieces (head, body, telescoping part of body, and 4 feet). The biggest challenge was … Read more

Cool Flappy Bird Costume

Cool Flappy Bird Costume

When my 7 year old decided she wanted to be her favorite iPhone app character, I wondered how I was going to transform her into a pixelated bird creature.  Then the Creativity Nymph whispered in my ear, make her the whole game. Her tubes (Flappy Bird’s obstacles) are made of felt and wreath bases, held … Read more

Rayman and Raving Rabbids Family Costume

Rayman and Raving Rabbids Family Costume

The theme was chosen by Benjamin, my 7 year-old son. Shy by nature and not the least bit outgoing, he takes after his mom, the wallflower!  In order to help my son overcome his social anxiety, I’ve been making costumes of his choice and joining in.  My thought is this: if his seriously boring and … Read more