Coolest DIY Buzz Lightyear Costume

Coolest DIY Buzz Lightyear Costume

Buzz Lightyear has always been my favorite Pixar character since I was little. I was Buzz three times for Halloween when I was younger, but the costume I had was basic. The main story started when I finished watching the cartoon spin-off ‘Buzz Lightyear of Star Command The Adventure Begins’ towards the end of August. … Read more

Cool Plinko Game Homemade Costume

Cool Plinko Game Homemade Costume

Ever since I was a kid, I loved The Price Is Right, and especially the game Plinko. It always looked like it was so much fun to play!I would watch the show during the summer or if I was home sick from school. These days I’ll watch it when I’m home sick from work. I … Read more

Cool DIY Operation Skill Game Costume

Cool DIY Operation Skill Game Costume

Here is an idea I came up with and I was rather impressed how well it came out. I started out with a box that a treadmill was delivered in and ran with it. I have about 35 hours into building it. Luckily my Daughter is an arts student and did the art work for me. … Read more

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Costume

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Costume

My son is on the Autistic Spectrum and gets consumed by certain subjects, characters, objects and movies. He watched Transformers probably more then 50 times. He loves Transformers and one of his most favorite one is Bumblebee. We wanted to buy a costume and we looked everywhere, but he was not satisfied with any of … Read more

Whac-a-Me Arcade Game Costume

Whac-a-Me Arcade Game Costume

While I have always been on point with my work costumes, this year I wanted to top all my past winning years (I am the reigning champion) and I did, more so, it paid off! I went all in – with electrical and realistic features – to create the most incredible costume yet, even my bosses … Read more

1950’s Chic Paper Doll Costume

1950's Chic Paper Doll Costume

I knew I wanted to be a doll. I love looking pretty, fabulous, and of course girly. I played around with being barbie and even a sexy blow up doll, but it seemed to have all been done, so I had to think of something different. So the paper doll theme came to my mind! … Read more

Bar Hopping Barbie in a Box Costume

Bar Hopping Barbie in a Box Costume

I’ve seen other Barbie in a box costume ideas and I had to try it with my own twist, Bar Hoppin’ Barbie. It was a big project. Barbie in a Box Costume Instructions I used cardboard for the box and covered it with pink party table clothes. I lined the inside with white butcher paper. … Read more

Transforming Optimus Prime Costume Design

Transforming Optimus Prime Costume Design

I spent the past month and a half working on my son Logan’s transforming Optimus Prime costume design for Halloween. He loves Optimus Prime so Daddy decided to let him feel like he was actually Optimus Prime. Turns out there are costumes out there like this on the web, so I tried to be as … Read more

Coolest Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

Coolest Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

The idea for this transforming Optimus Prime costume was inspired by my son’s love of Transformers. During the first quarter of 2015, this love turned into an obsession. While discussing random real-life objects, such as ceiling fans, bulldozers, clocks, etc., he would constantly ask the question “But…can it transform?” He also began walking and talking … Read more

LaLa Loopsy and Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

LaLa Loopsy and Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

Okay, So I have always been super crafty, I don’t consider myself right or left-handed but “Craft Handed” instead. Last year I decided, what the heck, I should make my kids’ their Halloween costumes myself! So I did. I have no sewing machine and no funds for a fabric store so with my very trusty hot … Read more

Lego Family Costumes

Lego Family Costumes

My husband and I always like to go “big” when it comes to Costumes. We thought the Lego Movie characters would be pretty cool to do. The supplies we used were newspaper, quick-tube, paint, cardboard boxes, hot glue, wig, duck tape and our own clothes. My husband did the detail work on all the faces. Tons … Read more

Barbie Styling Head Costume

Barbie Styling Head Costume

This costume was super easy to make! I took the side of a large box and cut an oval in the middle (big enough to have your shoulders fit through) I covered it in a pink tablecloth from the dollar store, used children’s play makeup/accessories (can use whatever you have laying around at home!) I … Read more

Etch-a-Sketch Costume

Etch-a-Sketch Costume

Our family has always made our own costumes  from scratch. I always tell my kids to always “think out-of-the-box” no pun intended. This year we  got a new TV, so I decided to recycle the box and make a costume. Costume is made up an old television box painted red, with metallic paint and had … Read more

Earth-Made Groot Costume

Earth-Made Groot Costume

Every Halloween I make a homemade costume for myself and any of my boys that request one. I’ve done it since I was a little kid. Last year, my boy asked me to make him a costume that required stilts. I wanted to utilize the stilts again for this year’s costume and waited for an … Read more

Coolest Ever 100% Homemade Groot Costume!

Coolest Ever 100% Homemade Groot Costume!

In July I started probing my husband about what we wanted to do for Halloween. Yes it was July because I know that we tend to put more effort into Halloween costumes than we should and we tend to procrastinate. His response? He wanted to make Groot.  Groot! from Guardians of the Galaxy, which would … Read more

Dream Come True Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

Dream Come True Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

This was a fun costume to make! We weren’t sure if we could pull this off but it ended up coming together better than we had imagined. We took 2 boxes and painted them up and used LOTS of tape to hold the “hood” on so that it could flip back and forth. This was … Read more

Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken Couple Costume

Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken Couple Costume

Barbie and Ken have officially hit middle age! My husband and I came up with the idea because we have been called “Barbie and Ken” over the yearsת but thought we would put a funny spin on it! We purchased U-Haul Space-Saver Wardrobe boxes for $9.95 each, and spray painted them with Krypton Mambo Pink … Read more

Cool Lego Minifig Costume

Cool Lego Minifig Costume

My 7-year-old son is really into Legos.  We’d previously had a Lego-themed birthday party and decided to go with that theme for Halloween this year.  Rather than a Lego brick, we decided to really challenge Mom’s skills and go for a Lego man minifig.  I spent a lot of time looking online (this site included, … Read more

Transforming Bumblebee Costume

Transforming Bumblebee Costume

Our 8 year old son announce in August that dad and i needed to make a transformer bumble bee costume that would transform. After searching for online plans in vain, we began creating our own design. After many failed attempts we finally found one that worked. Foam core posterboards, 2 rolls of duct tape, a … Read more

Walker Barbie and Clark Kent Ken Doll Costumes

Walker Barbie and Clark Kent Ken Doll Costumes

My husband and I decided to be Walker Barbie and Clark Kent Ken this year for Halloween. I was diagnosed with a form of Dysautonomia called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. (POTS) in December 2014. Basically my body can’t adjust to gravity. I’m normal in a supine position but the minute I stand up my heart … Read more

The Lego Movie Mini Figures Costumes

The Lego Movie Mini Figures Costumes

My kids loved The Lego Movie. I mean, who didn’t – am I right? So it was no surprise when they asked me to make them mini figure costumes for Halloween. Kid #1 wanted to be Bad Cop, and Kid #2 wanted to be Vitruvius. Easy-peasy. I make my kids’ costumes every year, and every … Read more

Awesome Groot Costume Made in Just Two Days!

Awesome Groot Costume Made in Just Two Days!

I always make costumes for my children and each year I try to top the year before….that’s getting harder and harder to do…lol.  Since my girls are now all teenagers, only my youngest wanted a fully awesome costume made by me. But…this year I have a cool new job as a stage manager for a … Read more

Polly Pocket Compact Costume

Polly Pocket Compact Costume

The base of the costume is a plastic container that was found at Hobby Lobby. Most other craft stores should also carry similar plastic containers. The container was spray painted pink. The inside is made from dollhouse furniture, washi tape, cardstock, stickers, and lots of glue! Pink backpack straps were attaced to the container, and … Read more

Transforming Transformers Bumble Bee Costume

Transforming Transformers Bumble Bee Costume

My grandson had enjoyed the two previous years of costumes that I had made and asked me for a Transformers costume this year. Personally, I had no idea what he was talking about, thus forcing me into a vigorous research program. After such, I thought he could handle a yellow Camaro costume named “Bumble Bee”. … Read more