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

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