Cool Steak and Potato Couple Costume

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The potato is made out of a pop-up hamper, with lots of craft paper and pillow stuffing stapled/hot glued to it. The stapler really helped keep everything in place. The slice of butter is a small box covered in construction paper. The ‘foil’ is just a piece of silver fabric from WalMart that I scrunched … Read more

Corny Costume for a Kid

Corny Costume for a Kid

Here’s Branson’s 2014 Handmade Corn on the Cob costume!!  What is so funny is when we went trick or treating people kept telling him corny jokes.  I hope you don’t pop while trick or treating.  I hope everyone can hear you you big ear.  How corny are you!  It was a very fun costume

Cutest Handmade Corn Costume Ever!

Cutest Handmade Corn Costume Ever!

I asked my 4 year old son what he wanted to be for Halloween and he said “a corn!”….. So I started sewing! I had no previous sewing experience, just an old one stitch sewing machine, but I had a blast learning! Every one who sees this costume loves it and wants to wear it … Read more

Super-Original Asparagus Costume

Super-Original Asparagus Costume

I’m a college student studying botany, so of course I wanted to be a plant for Halloween  but how I came to an asparagus. Well I’m not really sure, it just popped into my head one day, and I’m so glad too because it turned out great! Here is how I did it: The main part … Read more

Mommy’s Favorite Preggo Cravings Family Halloween Costumes

With this being the last time I would be pregnant at Halloween, I wanted to take advantage of my growing Belly & encorporate it into the costume

With this being the last time I would be pregnant at Halloween, I wanted to take advantage of my growing belly and incorporate it into the costume somehow. When my oldest said he wanted to be a pickle, it clicked. He could be the pickles, my youngest, the chubby hubby ice cream and we’d have … Read more

Cool Family Costume Celebrates Iowa Corn!

I love Halloween and was thrilled to celebrate my daughter’s first Halloween in grand fashion, and celebrate our first Halloween as a family of

I love Halloween and was thrilled to celebrate my daughter’s first Halloween in grand fashion, and celebrate our first Halloween as a family of three with an ensemble. A corny Halloween Every good idea starts with a kernel I love sweet corn even more than I love Halloween. As an Iowa native living in Minnesota, … Read more

Original Homemade Halloween Costume: Pickle in a Jar

My son wanted to be a pickle this year for Halloween. 
The jar was very simple to make.  A hoolahoop, clear shower curtain, full sheet lab

My son wanted to be a pickle in a jar this year for Halloween. The jar was very simple to make.  A hoolahoop, clear shower curtain, full sheet labels printed with pickle nutrition info and logo, hot glue, ribbon for trim of “jar” and some green yarn to hold/hang it in place. The pickle was a … Read more

Coolest Ear of Corn Halloween Costume

To start off I found an adult sized green sweatshirt along with an adult sized green turtle neck. The bigger size gave the length and extra room my 5

To start off this Ear of Corn Halloween costume, I found an adult sized green sweatshirt along with an adult sized green turtle neck. The bigger size gave the length and extra room my 5 year old needed. I then cut the sleeves off of the sweatshirt and set them aside to use for the hat. … Read more

Coolest Corn On The Cob Costume

Corn on the Cob!

This corn on the cob costume was easy to make, but a little time consuming. For the hat I used an old milk jug cut in half with bubble wrap painted yellow using plastic spray paint. The corn on the chest was an old sweatshirt dyed yellow with bubble wrap glue on using Allenes craft … Read more

Corn Costume

I am from Iowa and what do you think of when you think of Iowa? Corn! I was going to a costume party at my sister’s in Minneapolis and thought of a few ideas for Halloween costumes but this corn costume was a unique idea. First of all I got four egg carton bottoms and … Read more

Coolest Pickle Costume

Homemade Pickle King Costume

My 3 ½ year old grandson thought of this costume. Last year he decided that this year he wanted to be a pickle. No matter how much we tried we could not convince him to be any thing else. So I, Grandma, got out my sewing machine. Since he lives 300 miles away I had … Read more

Coolest Pickle Couple Costume

Coolest Pickle Couple Costume

My fiancé and I were trying to find a unique idea for a Halloween costume and he said, “Why don’t we be pickles?” and that’s where it all began. We both love pickles and had never seen a pickle costume before. So we began figuring out how we could construct our costume. Our pickle couple … Read more

Coolest Homemade Sweet Pea Costume

Homemade Sweet Pea Costume

My daughter couldn’t decide what she wanted to be this Halloween until one day I was eating peas in pasta at a restaurant and an idea came to me. I researched how to make a good Homemade Sweet Pea Costume online but I couldn’t find very much so had to come up with this costume … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pea in a Pod Costume

Homemade Pea in a Pod Costume

I got my idea for this Pea in a Pod costume from a post on www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com but made a few minor adjustments. Supplies: • Two 4” half sphere Styrofoam balls (from the floral dept of your local craft store. These will become the “peas”). • ½ yard 1-way stretch green polyester (to cover the Styrofoam … Read more

Peas Costume

This “Peas in a Pod” costume was made for my son’s first Halloween. This is the best Halloween costume I’ve made. Since he was an infant and not mobile yet, I needed something that would look cute with him just lying there. The costume was quite simple to make. I first bought a white sleeper … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carrot Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Carrot Halloween Costume Idea

I really wanted to make a costume that directly incorporated my dreadlocks. After playing with them for a while, I realized that if I put them in a ponytail directly on top of my head they sort of stood up, and looked like the top of a carrot. I was afraid green hair dye wouldn’t … Read more

Coolest Homemade Baked Potato Costume

Homemade Baked Potato Costume

This Baked Potato Costume ended up being a last minute costume with very little prep. The only thing we did the night before was to sew the little “pat of butter” hat. To do that, I used leftover yellow flannel from a blanket I made. I sewed it into a quick square and stuffed it … Read more

Coolest Carrot Costume

Coolest Carrot Costume

My one daughter was a bunny, so it was fitting to make her twin sister a carrot! For this carrot costume, I got a 3T orange sweatshirt at a second-hand shop. My mother and I cut the stomach and back off of the sweatshirt and turned the cut edges under to make it neat. We … Read more

Coolest Sack of Taters Baby Costume

Homemade Sack of Taters Baby Costume

This Homemade Sack of Taters Baby Costume was fairly easy but time consuming. I took an old burlap sack (from eBay $5) and cut arm and leg holes to fit my baby. I also centered up and painted an Idaho potato logo with black paint, $2. I cut the back so that I could cinch … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chili Pepper Halloween Costume

Homemade Chili Pepper Halloween Costume

This nephew wanted to be a Jalapeno pepper, but he kept saying he wanted it in red. I finally figured out he wanted a Homemade Chili Pepper Halloween Costume, like the ones he sees at the restaurant he loves. I brazenly stole the image of the chili pepper from aforementioned restaurant’s web site. God forgive … Read more

Coolest Tomato Costume

Tomato (aka amato)

Two year-old Kadyn’s favorite food was tomatoes. When we asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween, he decided was going to be a tomato, or as he pronounced it, “an amato”. Now there was just one problem: where do you find a tomato Halloween costume? Lucky for me, my mother-in-law is quite crafty … Read more

Tomato Haloween Costume

I made a tomato costume for my baby Lucia. I used a red fabric for the hat and green fabric for the leaves. I put fabric leaves on top of the hat and around the neck. I used my baby’s red cotton babygrow for the actual tomato. The trick is to look among your child’s … Read more