Amazing Pop Art Inspired Owner and Pet Costumes

owner and pet costumes

Inspiration for my Owner and Pet Costumes I got the inspiration for this costume last year online. I always do dog costume contests. And I love to dress up alongside of my pup. So, I knew what I was going to do for myself – but I had to think of how to create it … Read more

Funny Stepford Wife and Redneck Pop Art Costume

Funny Stepford Wife and Redneck Pop Art Costume

Our neighborhood has some homes in 1 city and some homes in another city.  There’s been some tension between which city is better so we decided to make some fun about it. One city is considered more upscale and the other city is considered more farm redneck, but that wasn’t enough… we wanted to make … Read more

Cool American Gothic Couple Costume

Cool American Gothic Couple Costume

I saw a picture of the painting “American Gothic” shortly before Halloween and thought it would be a really funny costume. My father-in-law made us the large picture frame that we carried with us. My husband used his own overalls and blazer, and we borrowed the rake from a friend.  I bought the glasses at … Read more

Cool DIY Crayola Crayon Costumes for Quintuplets!

Quintuplets Crayola Crayon Costumes!

Here are our homemade crayon costumes. I made the costumes for myself (mother), my husband, my mom and our 16-month old quintuplets, yes 5! As we all know, Halloween costumes are expensive especially if we are looking to buy for 5 babies. I researched and googled whats the best costume for family that is homemade. I … Read more

Starry Night Painting Costume

Starry Night Painting Costume

I made this costume by buying a dark blue dress from Goodwill and painting a lot! I bought a mask at Michael’s and went through a tough time cutting it apart to make it fit my itty bitty head. I then painted it using acrylic paint in the likeness of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, “Starry … Read more

Homemade Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Bradley is dressed as Van Gogh from one of his famous painted self portraits. (We added his bandaged ear to make the reference extra noticeable.) Grace is dressed as Starry Night, one of Van Gogh’s most esteemed paintings. We knew we wanted to do a creative couple costume, and didn’t want to do something that … Read more

Cool Out of the Box Crayon Costume Idea

Out of the Box Costume Idea: The Brightest Crayon in the Box!

Here’s my “Brightest Crayon in the Box” Crayon costume idea. When it comes to bright ideas and thinking outside the box, I like to think I am pretty sharp and mostly *on point.* Life is too short to not be fun and colorful. John Mayer said it best: “Life is like a box of crayons. Most … Read more

Last Minute Costume Idea: Comic Book Pop Art

Last Minute Costume Idea: Comic Book Pop Art

This was a last minute costume I did that cost under $10. I used face paint, eyeliner and a Q-Tip. I first dipped the Q-Tip in the white face paint and put dots all over my face starting from my forehead working downward. I used black face paint and colored in my eyebrows, exaggerating the shape … Read more

American Gothic Couple Costume

American Gothic Couple Costume

We have been a couple for many years but this was our first time doing a couple’s costume. I am extremely into Halloween and he is pretty ambivalent so we needed a clever and easy to execute costume that was also unique. I came up with the American Gothic couple costume idea when I was … Read more

The Most Original Costume – Banksy’s Flower Thrower

The Most Original Costume - Banksy's Flower Thrower

The original idea for this costume came from my desire to continue my annual tradition of paying tribute to different artists and their work through homemade Halloween costumes. Last year, I was the “Son of Man” by Rene Magritte, and this year, after some research and last minute procrastination, I decided on Banksy’s Flower Thrower … Read more

Original DIY Costume Idea: Mona Lisa

Original DIY Costume Idea: Mona Lisa

Our daughter’s nickname is Moe so we thought it would be fun to dress her as the “Mo”na Lisa. Structurally, we built the piece kind of like one of those foam fingers you see at sporting events. We cut two large pieces of 1″ green upholstery foam.  We glued it together on three sides and … Read more

Cutest Ever Baby Costume: Comic Book Baby

Cutest Ever Baby Costume: Comic Book Baby

My baby fell asleep in my arms so I started doodling on her with my makeup and ended up with a comic book baby. We also put on some similar makeup. This was completely last minute and so easy and fun to create.

Wow! Roy Lichtenstein Comic Pop Art Costume

Wow! Roy Lichtenstein Comic Pop Art Costume

This costume was all about the hair and makeup for the “wow-factor” I wanted to give everyone that saw me. I had a polka dot crop top from Forever 21 and a skirt from goodwill that luckily worked together well for the actual outfit. For the hair, I used rollers and lightly sprayed in with … Read more

Easy and Fun Toolbox Costume

Easy and Fun Toolbox Costume

“I want to be a toolbox,” said our then 2 year old son.  Not just any toolbox.  He showed me a picture in a catalog.  He had to be a Craftsman toolbox. Just like the one in the catalog. I am not super creative, so I had to think about it for a few days. … Read more

Original Costume Idea: Lost Andy Warhol Painting

Original Costume Idea: Lost Andy Warhol Painting

My friends and I love group costumes and decided to do works of art. I knew right away I wanted to do an Andy Warhol painting, specifically a play on his famous colored Marilyn Diptych of Marilyn Monroe. I bought a bright pink 1950s styled wig and snapped a photo of myself wearing it. Then I … Read more

Coolest Homemade Artistic Zentangle Obsessed Costume

Coolest Homemade Artistic Zentangle Obsessed Costume

I have always loved art but had not considered myself an artist. Until I became a Face Painter. I fell into the profession by accident. I started as a volunteer and discovered to my delight, I was actually good at it! I may not be able to draw a tiger, but I can make you … Read more

Cool Homemade Elmer’s Glue Stick Costume for a Girl

Cool Homemade Elmer's Glue Stick Costume for a Girl

As always, about two months before Halloween I start talking about costumes, and out of the blue Meg said she wanted to be a glue stick! And not just any glue stick, she was very specific, she wanted to be “the one with the cow on it, the one I use at school”. With no … Read more

Creative Crayola Crayon Box DIY Costume Idea for a Girl

Creative Crayola Crayon Box DIY Costume Idea for a Girl

We used a television box.  For the additional crayons we used plastic crayola banks, cut off tops and glued them to the top of the box.  My daughter’s favorite color is purple so we made her dress in purple with a hat.  She loved the costume and we had a great time making it together. … Read more

Easy Mona Lisa Costume Idea

Easy Mona Lisa Costume Idea

This Mona Lisa costume idea just came to me. I was determined to do something I hadn’t seen before. This costume got a lot of attention as I walked around at a downtown street party. Fun watching all of the expressions of recognition as people passed by! It also got the attention of a certain … Read more

Crying Girl Face Painting Based on Roy Lichtenstein’s Lithograph

Crying Girl Face Painting Based on Roy Lichtenstein's Lithograph

This crying girl face painted based on Roy Lictenstein’s lithograph was a last-minute costume that required very little effort. I wanted something quick but high-impact. I used tempera and acrylic paint I had around the house (not usually recommended but worked fine for me), and followed the painting as best as I could. I am an artists, … Read more

Homemade Lichtenstein Pop Art Lady Halloween Costume

Homemade Lichtenstein Pop Art Lady Halloween Costume

Earlier this year, the Art Institute of Chicago (my amazing hometown!) exhibited the works of Roy Lichtenstein and I thought how amazing his use of DOTS was in all of his works.  I had been familiar with his works but never spent so much time around them (and on a huge scale, mind you!), so … Read more

Cool Homemade Red Crayon Costume with Hair as Point

Now I am girl that believes in using whatcha got and, what do I have?? Hair!! So, when I was trying to think of a good costume that included my long

Now I am girl that believes in using whatcha got and, what do I have?? Hair!! So, when I was trying to think of a good costume that included my long hair I came up with CRAYON!! To make my red Crayon costume: I went and got a ton of red and black felt. First, … Read more