Mommy and Me Babywearing Costume: The Baker and her Cupcake

Mommy and Me Babywearing Costume: The Baker and her Cupcake

I love babywearing! My seven month-old daughter, Ellie, loves being close to mommy and feeling secure while exploring new things so it was only natural to create a Mommy and me babywearing costume: the Backer and her Cupcake. I also LOVE baking! I always bake for everyone in my family for birthdays and holidays and … Read more

Coolest Candy Apple and Vendor Costumes

Coolest Candy Apple and Vendor Costumes

I love dressing up with my pug and got the idea for our costumes while enjoying a Carmel apple one afternoon. It was very simple and cheap to make. Here’s what I did: Pug: small plastic cauldron bucket, gift basket wrap, long stick (I used a cheap broom decoration from the dollar tree), ribbon, paint, … Read more

Cool Sushi Costume – 100% Homemade!

Cool Sushi Costume - 100% Homemade!

My son and I came up with this Sushi costume idea after a couple hours of brainstorming one night. It’s something that we have never seen done before and thought it would be fun to make! We used cardboard boxes to create the sushi bar. We wrapped the boxes in paper bags and used wrapping … Read more

Cutest Cookies and Milk Costumes for Twins

Cutest Cookies and Milk Costumes for Twins

Here’s how I came up with these cookies and milk costumes for twins. When I was coming up with ideas for my one-year-old boys, I wanted something that was meant for twins. I am a pastry chef so my first idea was for milk and cookies, what goes better together! I’m not that much of … Read more

Popcorn Diva DIY Costume for a Girl

Popcorn Diva DIY Costume for a Girl

My daughter wanted a glitter diva type costume but her love of popcorn was confusing her. She said she wanted to be a popcorn then we came across a picture of a cross dresser who had a red and white dress on and put a round Popcorn sign on. Right then we knew we found … Read more

Cool San Diego (Sandy Eggo) Couples Costume

Cool San Diego (Sandy Eggo) Couples Costume

My sorority had a date party themed “compound words”. The guy I was taking is named Sandy, so when we first started brainstorming ideas, I came up with a few words that incorporated his unique name – sandcastle, sandwich (sand-witch), sand-dollar, etc. As I kept trying to come up with more words with sand or … Read more

Ronald and the Hamburglar Couple Costume

Ronald and the Hamburglar Couple Costume

I made these Ronald McDonald and Hamburglar costumes for my boyfriend and his friend, as we were all going on a night out. Everyone on the night out all worked at McDonalds including these two. We kept their costumes as a surprise. Everyone found it hilarious and quite ironic how they dressed up. When we … Read more

Cutest Toddler Sushi Costume

Cutest Toddler Sushi Costume

To make the sushi roll costume I cut two large rounds from an old cardboard box and painted them white. Then I cut a length of foam long enough to wrap completely around the cardboard rounds. Next, cut out a hole for her head and then had her try it on so I could figure … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Part 1 – Spoon Hat and Ice Cream: To begin making my Chunky Monkey costume, I found a hoodie hat at the thrift store and covered it with silver fabric that I had on hand. I created the spoon handle with silver fabric, foam, and a wire hanger. I made the ice cream poncho from … Read more

Coolest Homemade Hamburglar and Hamburger Couple Costume

Coolest Homemade Hamburglar and Hamburger Couple Costume

Every year I force my husband to dress in a couple’s costume that I make. This year he came up with the idea to be one of his favorite childhood characters, the Hamburglar. I saw a picture of a crocheted hamburger dress on line and decided I would be a hamburger. I can’t crochet, but … Read more

Coolest Homemade Charms Blow Pop Costume

Coolest Homemade Charms Blow Pop Costume

This year I went as a Charms Blow Pop for Halloween.  I have been making costumes since 2004 and this was simply one of the easiest costumes I had ever made. It came together quickly with minimum mess.  Each year my friends eagerly await my costume unveiling.  I refrain from telling them and give them … Read more

Homemade Easy and Sweet Cotton Candy Costume

Homemade Easy and Sweet Cotton Candy Costume

This is my 4 yr. old daughter. Every year I ask her what she wants to be for Halloween. I have been making my kids’ costumes for them since their first Halloween. My mother used to make mine as a child and I have since decided to carry on the tradition. She loves the color … Read more

Super Cute Last Minute “Piece of Cake” Toddler Costume

Super Cute Last Minute Piece of Cake Toddler Costume

We always think outside the box for our costumes. We want something different that makes the kids stand out. This slice of cake toddler costume was the biggest hit ever. We were stopped by so many people,  and TONS of pointing and saying it was a good idea from others in the background. Making the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Franks and Cheese Couple Costume

Coolest Homemade Franks and Cheese Couple Costume

I had so much fun making these costumes. You will have too! I wanted something simple and inexpensive for our 2014 Cub Scout Homemade Costume Contest. So began my online search for an easy, creative costume. I looked at over 100 different costumes and many websites and when I saw this costume, I knew it … Read more

Coolest Homemade Doughnut Family Costume

Coolest Homemade Doughnut Family Costume

Instead of a traditional wedding cake, my husband and I had a tier of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Six years later we created two little doughnuts ourselves (one and four year old daughters). After searching for doughnut costumes and only finding ones for $60, I decided to make my own, however, I don’t know how to … Read more

Super Creepy Serial Killer Ronald McDonald Costume

Super Creepy Serial Killer Ronald McDonald Costume

I had a lot of trouble deciding what to wear to a party. Then it came to me, why not make an already well known super creepy clown more creepy? This costume was a blast. It received a lot of attention and I won costume of the night. It was also the perfect costume to … Read more

Coolest DIY Breakfast Family Costume With Our Dog!

Coolest DIY Breakfast Family Costume With Our Dog!

Each year our family themes it up for Halloween. My daughter chose this year’s theme by wanting to go as Mrs. Butterworth and surprisingly, my youngest was watching a cartoon where they were obsessed with waffle and he begged to be a waffle. Tada! We have a theme! Mina (Mrs. Butterworth) – I bought a … Read more

Coolest Mike and Ike Couple Costume for Kids

Coolest Mike and Ike Couple Costume for Kids

Both of us absolutely love dressing up and wearing  creative costumes that we make ourselves. The ones from the store just don’t do it for us. We wanted to be something that “fit” together, so this box of candy took care of that. We were sharing a box of Mike and Ikes at recess, and the … Read more

Coolest Old-Fashioned Popcorn Box Costume

Coolest Old-Fashioned Popcorn Box Costume

This popcorn box costume was homemade by my eleven year old daughter and myself. It was inspired by the walking refreshment characters that used to come on before a movie. I had some old-fashioned popcorn boxes left over from a party that I used as my template for the design on the box. To form the box, … Read more

Coolest Cotton Candy Girls Costumes

Coolest Cotton Candy Girls Costumes

I love Halloween! I always love to come up with creative and new ideas that will wow people. My girlfriends and I collectively came up with the idea to make cotton candy girls costumes. The instant we figured out what we were going to be, my wheels started turning. I could envision it immediately. First … Read more

Coolest Bertie Bassett Sweetie Couple Costume

Coolest Bertie Bassett Sweetie Couple Costume

My friend and I decided to make Bertie Bassett costumes after the licorice all sort sweets.  We thought it would be more impressive to have two rather than just one. It took about four weeks to make the costumes and lots of things went wrong but we got there in the end. The heads are … Read more

Creative Play on Words Bud Lightyear Costume

Creative Play on Words Bud Lightyear Costume

This Bud Lightyear costume was such an easy costume to make. I already had a Bud Light shirt that I cut, but you can just tape a Bud Light symbol onto your chest too. I bought Buzz Lightyear inflatable wings at a costume store for $10. I used purple and green duct tape, and at … Read more

The Original Cotton Candy Costume

The Original Cotton Candy Costume

This costume has been recreated because of it going viral and also by request. So here we go again! This was just as fun to make the second time around, and I may be partial, but I think Journey looks even cuter this four years later. ;) Originally, I was with my daughters at the … Read more

Naked M&Ms Halloween Costume Idea

Naked M&Ms Halloween Costume Idea

To make this M&M costume, I purchased 2.5 yards of brown felt and .5 yard of white felt. I cut the circular pattern using a round chair. Pre-cut eyes, brows, glasses, m letters, then started sewing all pieces together. I had a white sleeping shirt and shorts underneath the costume. I bought nylons at $5.79, … Read more