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

Mom and Son Cardboard Robot Costumes

Mom and Son Cardboard Robot Costumes

I made these cardboard robot costumes because my son decided he wanted to be a robot for Halloween. Since he’s still little I wanted to dress up the same as him. I first looked online to see if I could purchase a costume, but nothing seemed nice enough. I then decided to make our costumes … Read more

Glowing Jellyfish Costume

Glowing Jellyfish Costume

My 8 year old daughter wanted a glowing Jellyfish costume for Halloween. OK. Here’s how we pulled it together. Glowing Jellyfish Costume Instructions We took an old sombrero and spray painted it blue. Then we filled it with a long coil of bubble wrap. Next, we added silver party bag filler for sparkle. Then we … Read more

Insanely Awesome Light-Up Seahorse Costume!

Insanely Awesome Light-Up Seahorse Costume!

This was the best costume I ever created, yet definitely the hardest to maintain and transport!  The majority of it is actually made up of coat hangers and duct tape, so while it didn’t cost much, there was a lot of heart, soul, and effort put into this bad boy! Step #1:  Build the base … Read more

Easy Light Up Child’s Jellyfish Costume

Easy Light Up Child's Jellyfish Costume

My daughter Ella loves all things “Under the Sea”, so this year she wanted to go as a Jellyfish! I figured it would be easy to make so we gave it a shot. I got the majority of the materials from the dollar store, because our goal was easy and cheap. And it turned out … Read more

Glowing Ghost Costume for a Child

Glowing Ghost Costume for a Child

My 6 1/2 year boy designed this ghost costume. He said he wanted light on it to appear as if he was floating in the dark. I made the costume using 8 layers of Tutu fabric and a set of LED lights. It is pretty simple to make. I cut the tutu in squares and … Read more

El Wire Mooninites Couple Costume from Aqua Teen Hunger Force

El Wire Mooninites Couple Costume from Aqua Teen Hunger Force

We are newlyweds, and the process of making this costume almost caused 2 divorces. Just kidding. We are huge fans of the cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force and this was a costume we originally wanted to make in 2014, I had even ordered the foam board and had been storing it all year. We procrastinated … Read more

Scuba Diver Trapped by a Jellyfish Costume

Scuba Diver Trapped by a Jellyfish Costume

This year my son 7 year old son Aiden wanted to a Jellyfish costume. His class is currently studying sea creatures and he loves reading about jellyfish & starfish. First, I used a clear bubble umbrella for the frame of the jelly. I covered the frame with rolled up bubble wrap, spiraled from top to … Read more

Homemade Self-Taught Matrix Costume: Neo, The One

Homemade Self-Taught Matrix Costume: Neo, The One

I would first like to thank you for hosting this event which not only allows, but inspires, people to embrace their creative side and strive for innovation. This costume was first inspired by Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video. The video has a very dark, deadly, futuristic feel. I had concert tickets to the Taylor … Read more

Bio-Luminescent Jellyfish Costume

Bio-Luminescent Jellyfish Costume

I made this Jellyfish costume for my five year old niece as part of the underwater theme that her and her brother chose this year. I originally planned to take a clear umbrella, toss on some battery operated lights and glue some ribbon on. However, I decided to take it a few steps further. After seeing … Read more

Awesome UFO Alien Costume that Lights Up!

Awesome UFO Alien Costume that Lights Up!

This year I decided to create an old-school Alien costume with a UFO, something that I’ve wanted to do ever since I was a kid. Some sci-fi influences include the Tim Burton film Mars Attacks!, Buck Rodgers, the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man” and the little green men from Roswell’s Area 51 culture. First off, … Read more

Fantastic Alien Glow in the Dark Costumes

Fantastic Alien Glow in the Dark Costumes

I wanted to make fantastic glow in the dark costumes after discovering EL (electroluminescent) wire. It’s cool to the touch and bends and shapes easily.  So I researched how to solder and connect it, then began my project. I bought simple robes for my husband and myself and made them into the basis for the … Read more

Glamorous Illuminated Bat Lady Costume

Glamorous Illuminated Bat Lady Costume

This Halloween, my sister and I were trying to think of some creative costumes to make. She was a 5′ Giant pumpkin, and we were driving to shop for materials to make her costume, we knew we wanted to enter a costume contest, and tossed around ideas to go “with” her pumpkin, we decided on … Read more

Sexy Jammin’ Jellyfish Couple Costume

Sexy Jammin' Jellyfish Couple Costume

It seemed a little ambitious at first to create LED-lit Jellyfish costumes that would be believable and funny, yet cute. But I am so pleased with how they turned out and we really were the hit of the party (many parties) on Halloween. Here’s how I made them: I started by purchasing two felt cowboy … Read more

Glowing Futuristic Neon Electric Girl Costume

Glowing Futuristic Neon Electric Girl Costume

I am wearing my costume. I got the idea from the movie Tron. I wanted a full body suit and lights that actually light up like the ones in the movie Tron for my costume. I used four 30 foot battery operated neon blue LED lights, a Nerf gun, a bodysuit, a corset, white spray … Read more

One-of-a-Kind Surreal Seahorse Costume With Lights!

One-of-a-Kind Surreal Seahorse Costume With Lights!

An ode to these mystical creatures of the sea, this costume is an anatomically correct one-of-a-kind, original creation that I invented after an inspiring visit to an aquarium. I learned many fascinating things about seahorses in my journey to create the most realistic representation possible, which proved to only add to the fun. The costume … Read more

High Power EL Stick Figure Costume

High Power EL Stick Figure Costume

This costume was inspired by the Glowy Zoey baby stick figure costume posted sometime last year. I liked the idea, but I wasn’t a fan of LEDs as it produces an obvious pixelated look. I liked the look of EL wire, but as that had already been done many times over, EL wire is also … Read more

Original DIY Illuminati Costume

Original DIY Illuminati Costume

The idea for this costume came to me after i visited the NYC Halloween Parade for the first time in 2013. I decided that i had to come back the next year but in costume. It immediately came to me, i knew i wanted to incorporate lights into the idea and also wanted to make … Read more

Glowing Portuguese Woman-o-War Jellyfish Costume

Glowing Portuguese Woman-o-War Jellyfish Costume

Inspired by fellow jellyfish wannabies, this costume was a true labour of love, took about 24hrs to make and necessitated the purchase of my first sewing machine. Combine the largest wire hanging basket you can find, five metres of bubblewrap, five sets of battery operated LED fairy lights, a couple of metres of semi-opaque turquoise … Read more

Prize-Winning Homemade Glowing Jellyfish Costumes

Prize-Winning Homemade Glowing Jellyfish Costumes

It all began 8 months prior to Halloween in one of the greatest cities – Vegas.  I had organized a surprise 30th birthday party for my husband in Vegas with 12 of his friends and we went to Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles Love show.  The show was amazing, full of acrobatics, amazing costumes, and then … Read more

Glowing Mrs. Captain America Costume – Light of the Party!

Glowing Mrs. Captain America Costume - Light of the Party!

This is me in my Mrs Captain America costume. I was inspired by the Avengers this year and liked the possibility of growing this into a group costume at some point. I did start with a pre-made dress, mask and shield for Mrs Captain America but it definitely needed more pizazz! I’ve recently fell in … Read more

Cool Homemade Bio-Luminescent Jellyfish Costume

Cool Homemade Bio-Luminescent Jellyfish Costume

So this year for my Halloween costume I decided to be a jellyfish. But not just ANY jellyfish, a biolumenescent Jellyfish! After scouring the internet for other jellyfish costume ideas, as well as some art projects I found I came up with a plan. My costume’s main structure consisted of a clear bubble dome umbrella, easily found online. I … Read more