Coolest Homemade Balloon Boy Costume

Homemade Balloon Boy Costume

This homemade Balloon Boy costume is a take-off of the Balloon Boy hoax from 2009. It was thought that a six year old boy from Colorado had accidentally taken off in his father’s experimental helium balloon. All the networks covered the incident. I started with the helium balloon. I put six wire clothes hangers together … Read more

Cool DIY Balloon Boy Costume

Homemade Balloon Boy Costume

I created this Homemade Balloon Boy Costume in response to the family in Colorado who had the who world on pins and needles when they claimed their 6 year old son flew away in their homemade weather balloon/flying saucer. It turned out to be a hoax and nothing more than a publicity stunt. The costume … Read more

Coolest Homemade Balloon Boy Hoax Costume

Homemade Balloon Boy Hoax Costume

Like a lot of people, I was captivated by the story of the little boy who was trapped in a shiny silver balloon, flying high above the Colorado plains. I watched it unfold live on CNN. Turns out it was just that, a story. My husband and I thought it would be a cute costume … Read more

Coolest Homemade BP Oil Spill Costume

Homemade BP Oil Spill Costume

This year for Halloween I chose to dress up as the BP Oil Spill. I wanted to create something completely original where EVERYONE would know what I was (and if you didn’t hear about the BP oil spill, you must have been living in a cave for the past year). I bought the shiny, stretchy … Read more

Coolest Homemade Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration Hat Costume

Homemade Aretha Franklin's Inauguration Hat Costume

It was the hat seen by millions around the world during President Barack Obama’s January 2009 inauguration. Aretha Franklin wore it when she sang her soulful rendition of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and it stole the show! Hey, even Ellen DeGeneres featured it on her daytime show. I decided this Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration Hat … Read more

Coolest Homemade Double Rainbow Costume

Homemade Double Rainbow Costume

I was inspired to make this Double Rainbow Costume surrounding all the hype behind a YouTube video. The video featured a mountain man shooting a double rainbow with his video camera. The man is extremely enthusiastic about the rainbow he is witnessing and expresses his enthusiasm very dramatically. The video became an internet sensation and … Read more

Coolest Homemade “Occupy Wall Street” Costume

Homemade "Occupy Wall Street" Costume

My husband came up with the idea for this year’s costume – a take-off on the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. Christopher’s protest was “Occupy Pines Bridge” – the name of his school. All of the signs were based on the idea of what kids would want to protest – things like vegetables, healthy snacks and … Read more