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

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

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

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

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 Lichtenstein Girl Pop Art Costume

I have always loved pop art and the works of Roy Lichtenstein. I came across and ad in a magazine that featured one of his girls and thought it would

I have always loved pop art and the works of Roy Lichtenstein. I came across and ad in a magazine that featured one of his girls and thought it would be an AMAZING costume. I love those that involve a lot of makeup. I bought a yellow wig like the color the girls have and … Read more

Original WWII Comic Book Pop Art Couple Costume

Collecting the clothes was the hardest part of this endeavor...at least for me.  The uniform I am wearing is a 1930s, pre-WWII Army Air Corp off

Collecting the clothes fir this original WWII Comic Book Pop Art couple costume was the hardest part of this endeavor…at least for me.  The uniform I am wearing is a 1930s, pre-WWII Army Air Corp officers uniform, which isn’t easy to find because there aren’t a lot of the components left around. The dots on … Read more

Fun Artist and Paintings Group Halloween Costume

We do a group costume every year and in 2010 we went as an Artist and his collection of "copied" paintings :)
Each person painted their

We do a group costume every year and in 2010 we went as a Fun Artist and Paintings Group Halloween Costume and his collection of “copied” paintings. Each person painted their own picture. We bought thrift store pictures or regular canvas frames and just painted over them with craft paint. We cut out holes for our faces and it was … Read more

Son of Man by Rene Magritte Costume

This costume is of the famous Son of Man painting by painter Rene Magritte.
Things you\'ll need:
1. Red tie2. Black suit3. White dress shirt4. pl

This costume is of the famous Son of Man painting by painter Rene Magritte. Things you’ll need: 1. Red tie 2. Black suit 3. White dress shirt 4. plastic/fake apple (I got one at the Dollar Tree) 5. bowler/derby hat (I got one at Party City for $10) Tie the apple to a string and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea

Coolest Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea *EVER*. My inspiration this year was Leonardo Di Vinci’s Mona Lisa. After weeks of debating what I would commit as my costume of choice, I decided to attempt the Mona Lisa in a frame. I wanted to be in full costume so I started searching for the perfect … Read more

Coolest Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

This is a picture of the woman in the Roy Lichtenstein painting as an actual comic book character. For this homemade Roy Lichtenstein comic girl costume I purchased a yellow wig and painted black lines in it. I also purchased white stockings and painted polka dots on it. The earrings I made out of cellophane … Read more