Toy Soldiers Couple Costume

Toy Soldiers Couple Costume

Bought all the costume elements at the local thrift store. After several cans of spray paint and many days of drying out masterpiece was completed. We built the platforms to split in half so we could walk. The boots were glued down with liquid nails. We wore green leotard over our faces so we do … Read more

Cool Groot Costume

Cool Groot Costume

I started with a sweat shirt, sweat pants and pair of slip on shoes. I then took pipe insulation and cut it into small strips these I used to create the roots and branches. I began gluing them to the clothing to create the appearance of Groot. Then I cut up rubber gym mats and … Read more

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume

The idea for this costume was inspired by both Pixar and the original Potato Head toys. Inspiration also came from coming up with themed Halloween house parties we would host in the past with our friends where we would always have a specific theme for everyone to be a part of. This year several of … Read more

DIY Ocean Friends Barbie Costume

DIY Ocean Friends Barbie Costume

The inspiration for this costume was one of those random thoughts you have that lead to another random thought. About three weeks before Halloween, I had seen a toy rubber duck at work and it reminded me of a Barbie I had when I was little, 1996 Ocean Friends Barbie. She came with a toy … Read more

Everything Is Awesome Lego Mini-Figure Costumes

Everything Is Awesome Lego Mini-Figure Costumes

“Everything is Awesome…Everything is Cool when you are part of a team!” Rather than hearing the Frozen song, this song rules our house! My wife and I hear it all the time. Thats because our 7 year old identical twin boys love legos and the LEGO Movie. So, it did not surprise me when they … Read more

Little Lego Man Costume for Kids

Little Lego Man Costume for Kids

This little Lego Man costume for kids was very easy to make, and was finished in just a few days. I started by cutting a piece of cardboard into the shape of a typical Lego man. Square, but slightly wider at the bottom. I then measured the top to the bottom of the front price, … Read more

Live Cabbage Patch Baby Doll Costume

Live Cabbage Patch Baby Doll Costume

Ever since my baby girl was born people have been telling me how much she resembles a cabbage patch doll. So of course on Pinterest I saw the idea of the doll box being attached to a stroller, with the ‘doll’ dress up inside. It was obvious to me that this is what Brantli HAD … Read more

Lego Superhero Group Costume

Lego Superhero Group Costume

Supplies for the Lego Superhero Group Costume: Cardboard, Foam, Ramboard, Pvc Pipe, Fiberglass Resin. I measured an actual Lego body and tried to get the dimensions right for an actual kid Lego body.  Each Lego body had different dimensions according to how big the kids were.  I cut out each body and hot glued the … Read more

Transformers Megatron Costume

Transformers Megatron Costume

My Megatron costume idea came from a not so recent trip to Universal Studios. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Transformers. So the first place I went when I got to Universal was directly to Transformers to meet the characters. I was completely blown away by the costumes! They had everything… detail, craftsmanship, and overall … Read more

Jack in the Box Wordplay Costume

Jack in the Box Wordplay Costume

I’m all about simplicity. I just cut some holes in a large box and attached a pot and a donkey to it. That’s about it. I’ve had nothing but positive reactions. People love it. Many took pictures. I have done this costume before, but the first time it was just the box. It was for … Read more

Custom Cardboard Box Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

Custom Cardboard Box Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

This is a custom cardboard Optimus Prime Transformer costume. I started my search for this years costume last year by googling through costume ideas and took pieces of ones that I liked and made my own version. I started off with the helmet because I knew it would be the hardest and most important piece … Read more

DIY Group Toy Soldier Costume

DIY Group Toy Soldier Costume

For this DIY group toy soldier costume, we started with the idea since we are a military family and it evolved into toy soldiers. First we had to gather supplies. We had uniforms from when we were in the military and the uniforms we didn’t have (we needed 5) came from consignments stores, flea markets, eBay, and yard … Read more

Plastic Army Man Costumes

Plastic Army Man Costumes

These plastic Army man costumes started because we found the Keystone Light – White Beer Can. We wanted to do something crazy so we could take a picture with the can. We had said Mission accomplished when we finally found the can. So we thought about dressing up like a military person. Since it was right … Read more

Nutcracker Ballet Costumes

Nutcracker Ballet Costumes

How did we come up with these Nutcracker ballet costumes? After searching for unique couples’ costumes, we were coming up with zilch that had never been done around our area – that is until somebody did a post about ballet practice for their child’s upcoming Nutcracker ballet.  I saw a picture and it sparked the … Read more

Wicked Fun Whac-A-Mole Group Costume

Wicked Fun Whac-A-Mole Group Costume

My son, niece, nephew, and myself came up with this idea together, they were looking to do a group costume together for Halloween. We constructed the Whac-A-Mole pinball like game out of a large cardboard box. We painted and glittered the outside and cut out holes in the top and side for head and arm. … Read more

Awesome Lego Movie Costume – Emmet

Awesome Lego Movie Costume - Emmet

My 5 year old son, Riley, LOVES Legos and especially The Lego Movie. One night we were discussing what he wanted to be for Halloween and I decided that I would attempt to make him his favorite character from the movie, Emmet. How I made the Lego Movie costume: I began making the costume after I … Read more

Wii Remote Cardboard Box Costume

Wii Remote Cardboard Box Costume

Here’s the story behind the Wii Remote cardboard box costume I made for my son. When I was growing up I always imagined how cool it would be to make my children’s Halloween costumes. My Mom made some fantastic costumes for me (although the beautifully painted cardboard butterfly wings did not fare so well in … Read more

Toy Army Man Costume for a Boy

Toy Army Man Costume for a Boy

My son chose a toy army man costume to go along with my toy/game theme. We love our school’s Trunk-or-Treat event. This toy army man costume was rather easy to make in general… but did take a LOT of paint and primer! I bought old military style clothing, covered them with primer, and then paint. … Read more

DIY Bytar Ninjago Lego Costume – Not Found in Stores!

DIY Bytar Ninjago Lego Costume - Not Found in Stores!

Maddox, 6, loves Ninjago and wanted a Bytar Ninjago Lego costume, one of the “bad guy” snakes. Good luck finding that one in stores! If you’re crazy enough to take it on, here’s the materials & steps to making this costume… There are essentially 4 sections to the costume: Leg coverings, torso, hand coverings and helmet. … Read more

Zombie Minifigure Costume for a Boy and Little LaLaLoopsy Sister

Zombie Minifigure Costume for a Boy and Little LaLaLoopsy Sister

Here are two costumes we made: a Monster Fighter Zombie minifigure costume for our son and LaLaLoopsy costume for our daughter. My son is such a huge Lego fan! When he was 5 his favorite set was the Monster Fighters, which had all the original monsters in the pack, such as the Dracula, the Wolfman and Frankenstein, … Read more

Cute American Girl Costume

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I made this American girl costume for my daughter because she is so into American Girl. I searched for ideas and found some great pointers on Pinterest. I got a box from UHaul box that was made to carry sporting equipment like golf clubs. I taped the box on the bottom and measured the length … Read more

Princess Lolly Costume from Candyland!

Princess Lolly Costume from Candyland!

For a couple of years now I have wanted to make a Princess Lolly costume from the board game Candyland. I wasn’t sure how to go about making the costume. I looked at different ideas online, and tried to come up with my own take on it. All in all, this costume took about two months to … Read more

Coolest G1 Optimus Prime Costume

Coolest G1 Optimus Prime Costume

This Optimus Prime costume was made for my son to go to MCM Comic Con Scotland in 2014. Optimus Prime Costume Details The costume was made mostly from boxes which were just hot glue melted together. The hardest part of the costume was the making of the head. It was built around a work safety … Read more

Cool Optimus Prime Costume with Light-Up Matrix

Cool Optimus Prime Costume with Light-Up Matrix

I’ve been coming up with Optimus Prime costume ideas and Optimus prime suits for years! My latest idea is to have a light-up matrix in the chest. The Prime Suit is a six foot robot. It’s free-standing, transforms into a semi truck and is also a comfortable costume. Features of this Optimus Prime Costume Free-standing You … Read more