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