Coolest Queen Elizabeth I Costume

Homemade Queen Elizabeth I Costume

I made this Homemade Queen Elizabeth I Costume for a costume party at work. The crown is made out of wire and paper mache with fake pearls and jewels hot glued onto it. The wisk is coat hangers covered in fabric and the rest of the costume is made of fabric. The front of the … Read more

Sexy Dumpster Fire Costume Inspired by 2020 Meme

2020 Sexy Dumpster Fire Costume

The year 2020 has been such a hot mess, a meme of a dumpster fire with the year 2020 on it has been circulating the internet. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I go all out creating my costumes, but they are with a twist. I seek out the most unconventional ideas and then make … Read more

Queen Elizabeth I of England Costume

Queen Elizabeth I of England Costume

Halloween is my favorite holiday, a day I can show people my vision and talent! I’ve always have been a fan of the Baroque time period; I knew that would be the perfect inspiration for a Halloween costume! As I did my research, I felt it was best for me to choose to be Queen Elizabeth … Read more

Union Civil War Soldier Costume

Union Civil War Soldier Costume

Fighting for my right to have candy! Ty has loved all things civil war since we took him to Gettysburg at age 4. Not many kids choose a battlefield over Disney World. His costume took flight on a trip to a Gettysburg thrift shop. I found a ladies wool jacket and knew the Union were … Read more

Homemade Renaissance Costume for my Boyfriend

Homemade Renaissance Costume for my Boyfriend

I had been dating my boyfriend for a few weeks when he invited me to a LARP event, because I liked making costumes and he thought it would be something that would interest me. However, he was the one who needed a costume. The tricorn hat (complete with massive ostrich feather) was one I had … Read more

Beautiful Girl’s Victorian Beach Bather Costume

Beautiful Girl's Victorian Beach Bather Costume

Sally Sells Sea Shells! This Victorian Beach Bather costume is my child version of a costume that I made for myself a few years ago.  In my vast stockpile of fabrics , I still have a few yards of the red/white stripe fabric remaining ,so I decided to make our little girl a beach bather costume … Read more

Scary Headless Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and Executioner Costumes!

Scary Headless Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and Executioner Costumes!

I wanted to make a wonderful themed group costume for me, my younger brother, Aidan (6) and my sister Justine (9). I knew it had to something special and memorable. We settled on Marie Antoinette, her executioner and Louis XVI. They were really excited to help me work on it. My brother’s executioner costume was … Read more

The Original 1% – Rococo Masquerade Couple Costume

The Original 1% - Rococo Masquerade Couple Costume

It all started with the purchase of a bunch of fancy tablecloths from a reuse store here in the bay area.  I couldn’t pass it up because there was so much yardage!  Banquet tablecloths for $7 each.  So I knew I wanted to do something big and billowy. These are based on period fashions from … Read more

Easy and Creepy Edgar Allen Poe Costume

Easy and Creepy Edgar Allen Poe Costume

Edgar Allen Poe is one of my favorite authors. Like most people, I was introduced to him at an early age in English Literature class. The first thing I read was The Raven, followed by his other infamous title, The Telltale Heart. I had already read some modern horror stories at that age, and could … Read more

Coolest Classy Victorian Parisian Lady Costume for Women

Coolest Classy Victorian Parisian Lady Costume for Women

My dear husband took me to a dance held by the UTA campus’s library staff (those cheeky librarians!) called “An Evening in Paris: Dancing at the Moulin Rouge.” We knew there would be a costume contest, and he and I both love any excuse to dress up. Fortunately, the hubby already owns a kilt suit, … Read more

Handmade 18th Century Duchess of Devonshire Costume

Handmade 18th Century Duchess of Devonshire Costume

Georgiana Cavendish was the Duchess of Devonshire during the 18th century.  She was famous for her role in politics, fashion, and philanthropy.  She was immortalized in film by Keira Knightly in the movie The Duchess in 2008. In the movie she wore a beautiful striped zone front robe a l’anglaise.  As soon as I saw it, … Read more