Funny Chia Head and Chia Pet Costume for a Couple

Cool Chia Head and Chia Pet Costume for a Couple

I wanted to create a couple’s costume for my husband Philip and myself that was different and funny – here’s our Chia head and Chia Pet costume. Plus…who doesn’t love 80’s nostalgia. I started off by making the Chia head. Then I spray painted a bald cap green with paint I already had. I bought … Read more

Coolest Giant Homemade Cactus Costume

homemade cactus costume

Last year, I moved to the Southwest, and wanted to celebrate with something southwest themed. Roadrunner? Cotote? Chile pepper? Nope… I went with an 8-foot tall giant saguaro cactus. The entire homemade cactus costume was made in about 4 hours, using chicken wire and Green duct tape, plus a little weather stripping and green pipe … Read more

Coolest Homemade Treehouse Costume

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“What do you want to be for Halloween?” I asked my barely 4 year old. I’m imagining something that’s not too hard to make, like last year’s Astronaut or the “Boy Fairy” from the year before. He thought about it for a little while and told me “I want to be a tree house.” I … Read more

Terrifyingly Scary Homemade Scarecrow Halloween Costume

scarecrow halloween costume

Scarecrow Halloween Costume Idea  The initial idea behind my scarecrow Halloween costume was to create an evil horror related scarecrow.  After many hours of searching and researching I found a good mask that I could base the rest of my costume on. This mask came from grim stitch factory.  Also, I did not base my … Read more

Awesome DIY Magic Butterfly Costume

Magic Butterfly

This costume is made of Hoola-hoops, Bed Sheets, 20 meters of LED ws2811 (computer controlled) strip (tape) lights.  It has a total of 800 LED’s on it and takes a specially modified 20,000Mah power-pack (like you buy to recharge a cell-phone) to run for about an hour. (So I carried 5 other batteries as swap-out’s … Read more

Coolest DIY Snail Halloween Costume With Slime Trail

snail halloween costume

My 4 kids have always loved building and creating things, especially my youngest. Halloween has long been her favorite holiday.  We get to build, paint and sew her costume (which then become part of the ever growing dress-up collection). This last year has seen her develop an obsession with snails. She builds homes for them, … Read more

Amazing Butterfly Costume

Amazing Butterfly Costume

As a scientist, I wanted something that was a nerdy version of a typical “sexy” costume. Therefore I built the “anatomically correct NOT sexy butterfly”. I wanted something animal based with plenty of jewels and lighting. Creating the Butterfly Costume I made a sculpture of the body, transcribed patterns, expanded to human size, cut them … Read more

Cutest Homemade Toddler Scarecrow Costume

Cutest Homemade Toddler Scarecrow Costume

We saw a similar scarecrow costume and thought it was so adorable. So I had to make our own homemade toddler scarecrow costume (It was expensive though). I totally nailed it! Ours turned out way cuter than the one we had based ours on. And It was super easy to make. The Tulle, felt, fabric … Read more

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume

I love making DIY Halloween costumes. Several years ago my little man was a Minion for Halloween. He was a hit! But this scarecrow Halloween costume has topped them all. I received the most compliments on this one! I really wish I would have entered him into a contest, everyone said he would have definitely … Read more

Amazing DIY Rock n Red Scorpion Costume

Amazing DIY Rock n Red Scorpion Costume

While in imagination mode, I was brainstorming for the next “WOW” factor. All of a sudden, I flipped to a channel that was showing, “The Mummy Returns” (2001). I said to myself, “WOW…THAT WOULD BE HOT TO CONSTRUCT!” At the same time, I thought ‘naw…way too time consuming’ and I didn’t have a fix on … Read more

Homemade Scarecrow Costumes

Homemade Scarecrow Costumes

These his and her homemade scarecrow costumes were created for my daughter and son. I wanted unique costumes that were original and I came up with scarecrows. My children agreed with the idea and I explained it to their sitter. Their sitter then made the idea come to life with all sorts of hidden features. … Read more

DIY Scarecrow Costume

DIY Scarecrow Costume

Friday afternoon, last minute, I decided to come up with a new costume idea for Max. Originally I was just going to re-use one of Jack’s costumes from the previous years, but that’s no fun. Instantly when I seen Max’s plaid shirt sitting next to his straw hat, I knew I wanted to dress him up … Read more

Huge Bouquet of Flowers Costume

Huge Bouquet of Flowers Costume

I thought of this idea last Halloween after my daughters won for their 7th year in a row at a local costume contest. We like to brainstorm the night we win on the drive home. Usually I make costumes with a box, but this year we thought outside of the box to win again! The … Read more

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume

I used a pop-up laundry basket for the torso of the costume and covered it with a large turtle neck shirt. I stapled the basket to the shirt around the collar and bottom hem, and then stuffed the sleeves with small dryer vent hoses. Then I covered the whole torso with paper mache strips of … Read more

Original Spider Woman Costume

Original Spider Woman Costume

I am wearing the costume. i looked on google under syfy/face off   face/body painting and seen this. i thought it would be light, comfortable, and easy to go through a crowd. i got a baseball cap, fit to my  head, and cut off the front. I then glued a bald cap on inside to glue … Read more

“Prick or Treat” Cactus Costume

"Prick or Treat" Cactus Costume

We made this cactus costume for our daughter, Margaret, who was made in Scottsdale, AZ. She was a desert girl from the beginning. We eventually moved to GA and she was born on June 7, 2014. My husband and I have always loved Arizona and the beauty in the desert… from the prickly pears to … Read more

Wheelchair Flower Garden Costume

Wheelchair Flower Garden Costume

This wheelchair flower garden costume was grown (created) with lots of love for my daughter. Steps to Make the Wheelchair Flower Garden Costume I purchased a lattice fence from Home Depot and had them cut it into 4 squares. I only needed to use 3 to cover the 2 sides and front and connected them together … Read more

Evil Scarecrow Costume – Scarecrow of The Corn!

Evil Scarecrow Costume - Scarecrow of The Corn!

Before I start on the “How To” of this scarecrow costume let me tell you that burlap makes the hugest mess ever. I have never worked with the stuff before so I had no clue that by the end of it all I would be picking it out of my eyelashes… not to mention the … Read more

Cute Handmade Toddler Butterfly Costume

Cute Handmade Toddler Butterfly Costume

Here’s my two year old toddler butterfly costume. She is on an animal kick right now and one of her favorite “animals” is the monarch butterfly. I thought that it would be cute for her to be her favorite “animal” for Halloween. Materials used for the Butterfly costume. Tulle (orange, black and yellow) Sequins (orange) Glitter (orange and … Read more

Cute Toadstool Mushroom Costume

Cute Toadstool Mushroom Costume

This toadstool mushroom costume was fairly easy to make. I wanted to make sure the hat stayed kind of puffy to hold it’s shape. I bought a straw hat, fabric glue, fluffy stuffing to make pillows/ dolls, cotton fabric.  I first sewed the red fabric on top leaving some room to make it more round … Read more

Cool Baby and Mom Costume – Spider and Web

Cool Baby and Mom Costume - Spider and Web

My son and I are wearing our homemade baby and mom costume – spider and web. I was searching for costume ideas that would allow me to wear my 6 month old son in an Ergo carrier as he was not walking yet at the time. I found several images online of mothers wearing a … Read more

Cute Snail-Mail Couple Costume

Cute Snail-Mail Couple Costume

This is a great costume for couples or pals who want to take a break from the growing presence of technology based communications and wind back to a simpler time. This is also great for people who pun a lot. Because, why not? Snail-Mail is moderately easy to make for those with a crafty hand, … Read more

Quick and Easy Spiderweb Cape

Quick and Easy Spiderweb Cape

I found this cute, quick and easy spiderweb cape on Pinterest. I generally look on Pinterest, but usually never attempt what I pin. However, this time I gave it a try mostly because if you have a tween daughter and you are a modest family you won’t allow her to wear most of what is … Read more

Coolest Spider Costume for a Girl

Coolest Spider Costume for a Girl

I’m in a new relationship that came in a two for one package deal! :) My boyfriend and his little eight year old daughter named Angela. I do not have kids of my own, so  there’s a lot of new experiences that I’m going through, like this one that was really cool. This was our first Halloween as … Read more