Original Wordplay Costume Idea: iCloud!

Original Wordplay Costume Idea: iCloud!

I was given a week to come up with an award winning costume for my kids to be at their very first “fright night” in The Colony, TX.  I searched online and came up with the idea of my kids being the iCloud. I had seen people dressed as an iPod or an iPhone but … Read more

EYE Bola Treatment Lab Worker Costume

EYE Bola Treatment Lab Worker Costume

Every year I create weird and outrageous costumes. This year I just had to do it again! I created something related to today’s happenings in the real world. I created the ‘Eye’ Bola treatment lab worker costume. “Keeping an eye on ebola”. This costume took me three days to finish and it was  a workable … Read more

Fun and Interactive Doctor’s Costume for a Single Woman

Fun and Interactive Doctor's Costume for a Single Woman

Last May my boyfriend said, “I think you should see other people.” Just like that! Sad, but okay, I went on with my life. By the time October arrived, I had my Halloween costume: Anita Goodman, M.D. The fun part was coming up with all my paraphernalia- deciding how many and which medicines to offer, … Read more

Woman Giving Birth to a 2-Headed Baby Illusion Costume

Woman Giving Birth to a 2-Headed Baby Illusion Costume

I originally created this Woman Giving Birth to a 2-Headed baby costume in 2004 and it was just made on a thin piece of plywood and I had to carry it by side handles. It was very hard to handle and hard to keep level, but in spite of the trouble, I entered 2 contest and … Read more

Disinfectant Wipe, Germ and Biohazard Waste Group Costume

Disinfectant Wipe, Germ and Biohazard Waste Group Costume

I enjoy innovative costumes and seeing a creative idea come to life.  I was trying to come up with a unique idea for a Halloween costume this year, but no ideas jumped out at me.  I am a Physician Assistant and work at a University Health Center and thus see a lot of sick students.  … Read more

Homemade 1920’s Nurse Costume for Office Halloween Party

Homemade 1920's Nurse Costume for Office Halloween Party

For the last few years my boss has been selecting a theme for our office Halloween party. She picked the theme 1920’s, UGH!!! Everyone was talking about “flappers” and dresses and long necklaces– and I am not one to go along with the crowd. So, of course I get on the internet and look for … Read more

Easy Glowing X-Ray Costume made from Scratch

Easy Glowing X-Ray Costume made from Scratch

I knew I wanted to make a box-based costume this year, and stumbled upon the idea doing an image search. I didn’t see a lot of homemade versions, but it is such a cute and simple costume! (Maybe I’ll start a new trend?) This glowing X-Ray costume was really easy. I cut head and arm holes … Read more

A Daring Nip/Tuck Couple Costume: Dr. Troy and his Patient

A Daring Nip/Tuck Couple Costume: Dr. Troy and his Patient

Though the show has been off air for a few years now, Nip/Tuck is still one of my favorites! To recreate the look of Dr. Troy and his plastic surgery patient you will need about $25.  Dr. Troy’s costume was made using a suit pant, shirt and tie.  We got his medical lab coat online … Read more

Cool Homemade Giant Eye Costume from The Residents

Cool Homemade Giant Eye Costume from The Residents: This Eye Costume from The Residents was a fairly simply paper mache project.  I took a large beach ball and covered it with 5 layers of paper mache.

This Eye Costume from The Residents was a fairly simply paper mache project.  I took a large beach ball and covered it with 5 layers of paper mache.  After painting it a light cream color, I cut out a bottom whole just big enough to get over my head and another whole to serve as … Read more

Cool Mad Scientist Costume for a Boy

My four year old son is a big fan of science experiments and discovery, but unfortunately, there aren\'t very many \"mad scientist\" costumes o

My four year old son is a big fan of science experiments and discovery, but unfortunately, there aren’t very many  “mad scientist” costumes out there for younger kids. SO…I decided to take matters into my own hands. I went to Goodwill (oh how I love that place) and found a boy’s white shirt a few … Read more

Creative Lab Rat Halloween Costume

LAB RAT
  Very easy costume – I got the lab coat donated to me bye a uniform company, I pinned rats from the dollar store all over my coa

LAB RAT Very easy costume – I got the lab coat donated to me by a uniform company. I pinned rats from the dollar store all over my coat (3 rats for 1.00), bought a headband with ears, glued pink material to the inside of the ears, sewed a long tail, to look like a … Read more

Original Woman Giving Birth Optical Illusion Couple Costume

For Halloween 2010, my husband and I constructed what can only be described as a “contraption”, so it appeared that I was giving birth&he

For Halloween 2010, my husband and I constructed what can only be described as a “contraption”, so it appeared that I was giving birth and he was the baby!  We started with a rolling cart used to hold folding chairs and an old funeral home gurney.  We put a base across the bottom of the … Read more

Original Homemade Prescription Bottle Costume

I am a pharmacist and work for Walgreens so when someone suggested I do something work related for the office costume contest, a prescription bottle

I am a pharmacist and work for Walgreen’s so when someone suggested I do something work related for the office costume contest, a prescription bottle costume immediately came to mind. It came together easier than I thought it would, and only cost me about $30 in supplies and about 6 hours of my life. I … Read more

Coolest Homemade H1N1 Swine Flu Costume

Homemade H1N1 Swine Flu Costume

I am a pig, but a sick pig. My shirt says Viva La Mexico with a nice Mexican flag attached. My back said H1N1. I have a pig mask and hoofs for hands. I also have hoofs for feet. I have an ice pack on my head, tissues everywhere, and Tylenol attached to my shirt. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Swine Flu Group Costume

Swine, Vaccine Shot & CDC person

I’ve been making my kids’ costumes every year since my older son was born. It has become one of my hobbies now. As we were thinking about the ideas for Halloween this year, I wanted my younger son to dress up as an animal or something cute because I think little toddlers are so cute … Read more

Coolest Eye Costume

Eye See You!

You take a vest, white fabric, eye color fabric, black felt, grey gauze and padding. Fabric paint and glow in the dark paint. You cut the eye color fabric to the desired circle size. Then paint starting from the middle going straight out to create depth. Add glow in the dark paint to random white … Read more

Coolest Swine Flu and Bird Flu Couple Costume

Coolest Swine Flu and Bird Flu Couple Costume

We decided to be the H1N1 virus (said to have begun in Mexico) and the SARS virus (said to have begun in Asia) for Halloween! For the Mexican swine flu, Kevin found an old blanket at a flee market which he cut a hole in to wear as a poncho, a hat donated from a … Read more

Coolest Germ Costume

Homemade Germ Costume

Hello, my name is Laura, I’m a senior in high school, and I make crazy costumes for my school’s spirit week and for Halloween. This costume was for Doctor Day, so I was a germ. This was my favorite example of reusing and recycling of costumes. If you look up Mr. Potato Head on this … Read more

Coolest Homemade Swine Flu and Avian Flu Couple Costumes

Homemade Swine Flu and Avian Flu Couple Costumes

We decided that we would dress as flus because the flu season is on the way. We asked a friend who is a nurse in the hospital to bring us hospital pajamas, masks and huge syringes (we drank “shots” from the syringes at the costume party). I made the hats from empty detergent bottles adding … Read more

Original Homemade Swine Flu Costume

Homemade Swine Flu Costume

My son, Jed always wants to be something funny for Halloween. Last year he was a fat plumber with a plunger, rubber gloves and poop all over his shirt and face. It was really chocolate pudding. This year I had to outdo myself and so I thought it would be funny and scary at the … Read more

Cool Homemade Swine Flu Costume

Homemade Swine Flu Costume

This Swine Flu Costume was really easy to make. My friend Lindsey and I bought pink shirts as well as iron on paper at Hobby Lobby. We then printed H1 and N1 using the iron on paper, cut them out and ironed them to the middle of our shirts. We found pink wings from a … Read more

Coolest Homemade Syringe Costume

Homemade Syringe Costume

My Cat was recently diagnosed with Diabetes, so I originally wanted to recycle the many syringes I go through, but aside from porcupine, I blocked on ideas and I didn’t have enough yet for my one idea. So it finally occurred to me to just BE a Homemade Syringe Costume. I really wanted a cylindrical … Read more

Coolest Plastic Surgery Junkie Costume

Homemade  Plastic Surgery Junkie Costume

This Homemade Plastic Surgery Junkie Costume focused primarily on the make up! I was a Plastic Surgery junkie so I highlighted my cheekbones, plumped up my lips, and made my face look plastic, as well as adding some black dotted surgeon lines and arrows. I wore a short authentic hospital gown with the phrase “make … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mad Scientist and His Creations Costume

Homemade Mad Scientist and His Creations Costume

This year for Halloween, my 4 year old dressed up as a Mad Scientist and his 18 month old brother as the monster he created. I thought it would be fun to dress up to, so I went as Experiment X, the Mad Scientist’s failed experiment. For the Mad Scientist costume, he wore some tan … Read more