Day of the Dead Bride Makeup and Costume

Day of the Dead Bride Makeup and Costume

So I just got engaged and I wanted to incorporate my soon to be bride veil – with something extra spooky. I created this look using dollar store eye pencils eye shadow – fake flowers and a little imagination. I call it Day of the dead bride or Dia de la Novia Muerta. Remember ladies … Read more

Sexy Last-Minute Sugar Skulls Costumes

Sexy Last-Minute Sugar Skulls Costumes

These Sugar Skulls costumes were a super last minute costume choice for my friend and I. We were actually going to a costume party that night, and the costumes we ordered online never came in the mail. To make the costumes… We went to the costume store and bought face makeup. Black, pink, and white … Read more

Last Minute Day of the Dead Bandido Couple Costumes

Last Minute Day of the Dead Bandido Couple Costumes

This costume was put together in 48 hours and didn’t cost much at all! When I was told we had a last minute Halloween party 2 days before I decided to look in our closet for inspiration.  I had the teal Mexican style dress already and some red ankle cowboy boots.  My husband owned cowboy … Read more

Easy No-Sew DIY Christmas in July Group Costume

This was one of our biggest hits on the courts and it was super easy to make. The girls costume on the left was actually purchased but the one on the right was handmade and they both look great.  You start with a plain red dress from a thrift shop.  Cut the top and bottom … Read more

Cool DIY Female Group Holiday Costume

Cool DIY Female Group Holiday Costume

Starting at New Years and ending at Christmas our group of friends hand-crafted costumes for the Key West world renowned Fantasy Fest. Being college students we used items we had around the house and things from second hand stores. This costume was a hit with family, friends and strangers alike. We hope you enjoy it … Read more

Prettiest Indian Princess Costume Ever

Prettiest Indian Princess Costume Ever

I love creating costumes for the kids and what I do is nothing fancy or professional, I do it all by hand and it’s rough around the edges at time but the kids are always happy and their smiles make all the time and effort worth it.  This Indian Princess costume was by far my favorite to do, … Read more

Sexy Sugar Skulls Cross Bone Blondes Costumes

Sexy Sugar Skulls Cross Bone Blondes Costumes

For this Sugar Skulls (Cross Bone Blondes) costumes I started with the top (bra). I went to michaels and got fake flowers in assorted colors (red, white, pink, deep purple), variety of lace, studs, and felt to cut out small skulls to add detail. I also looked in the scrapbooking eisle and got some paper … Read more

Super-Easy All-Girl Group Holidays Costume

Super-Easy All-Girl Group Holidays Costume

As a group of 7 girls we had a little bit of a hard time finding a group costume that we all liked. Luckily, we thought of dressing as different holidays and it turned out super cute! We tried to use things we already had and only purchased a few things  – it was a … Read more

Cool Jack Frost and Heat Miser Child’s Couple Costume

Cool Jack Frost and Heat Miser Child's Couple Costume

I have made a few homemade costumes before, it just takes imagination. My one son has bleach blonde hair, so he has gone as Billy Idol (when he was just two) and it fit him perfectly.  Then the following year was his little brother’s first Halloween, and they went as Mighty Mouse and Underdog, again … Read more

Turkey Dog Costume: Recovering Puppies Can Be Festive Too!

Turkey Dog Costume: Recovering Puppies Can Be Festive Too!

My sweet puppy was scheduled to be neutered several days before Thanksgiving. Being a planner, I had his cute little Pilgrim costume ready to go for the big day. Unfortunately, Jax was not nearly as excited for his “man surgery” and had a rough recovery that called for an extra week wearing the dreaded Cone … Read more

Sugar Skull Day Of The Dead Costume

Sugar Skull Day Of The Dead Costume

I wanted to do something different that would look really cool this Halloween so I decided to go as a Suar Skull from the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, and as the halloween party I was attending was actually on the holiday it seemed even more appropriate :) Make-up: The main … Read more

Coolest Ever Dia de Los Muertos Familia Halloween Costume

Coolest Ever Dia de Los Muertos Familia Halloween Costume

Every year our daughter, now 5, selects a theme for us to follow each Halloween. This year it was Day of the Dead! We began by searching images of face makeup that we liked and I, being the art teacher, combined them in to one-of-a-kind designs. Now, part of the challenge that I look forward … Read more

Cool Homemade Christmas Tree Halloween Costume

Cool Homemade Christmas Tree Halloween Costume

Christmas on Halloween? Hey, the Stores do it, Why Not? Spent way too much money on tulle,  made the skirt, ran out of tulle. I would have liked to use more but didn’t want to spend more money.  We sewed leaf sequins to her headband, and the star and Bought led battery lights.  She absolutely … Read more

Homemade Mom and Baby Mobile Easter Basket Costume for Halloween

Homemade Mom and Baby Mobile Easter Basket Costume for Halloween

 I am a teacher at a private school and my students loved it during our school’s Halloween Festival. The Easter basket is the part of the costume I made to hold my daughter, the baby duck, and myself the Easter bunny. I used hula hoops and fabric to create the basket. I used my daughter’s … Read more

Cool Homemade Day of the Dead Couple Costume

Cool Homemade Day of the Dead Couple Costume

We both love Halloween and this year wanted to celebrate the holiday together with a couple costume. After deciding on a Day of the Dead theme for a party we were throwing we decided to go as a bride and groom, perfect couple idea. I love making costumes myself, I love that what I’m wearing … Read more

First Place Homemade Dia de Los Muertos Couples Costume

First Place Homemade Dia de Los Muertos Couples Costume

This year’s costume was my wife’s choice. We have always been into the Day of the Dead but never thought to dress up as that style. So we began our research to get ideas and inspiration for our costumes. We found lots of great sugar skull face paintings but, fell in love with the half face sugar skull … Read more

Most Creative Holidays Costume for an All-Girl Group

Most Creative Holidays Costume for an All-Girl Group

This is a pretty easy and cheap costume to assemble. First you’ll need – Friends. Got some? Good! One step complete. Obviously this works better with a larger group, the more people there are the more holidays you can do. Each of you decide what holiday you would like to represent. We choose to do … Read more

Impressive Homemade Dia de los Muertos Costume for a Woman

Impressive Homemade Dia de los Muertos Costume for a Woman

This Dia de los Muertas (Mexican Day of the Dead) costume was a blast to make.  I already had the Mexican-looking long skirt.  I bought a cheap black corset from Walmart and hot-glued black and red roses and black feathers on to it.  Then I glued fake black and red flowers onto a plain back … Read more

Awesome Homemade Dia De los Muertos Couple Costume

Awesome Homemade Dia De los Muertos Couple Costume

We wanted to do a couple costume as we are newly married and thought a take on bride and groom would be apt, preferably a really spooky one. Have always been somewhat fascinated by Mexican Day of the Dead ‘Dia de los Murtes’ here in Ireland, the birthplace of Oiche Samhain (Halloween in Irish) we have … Read more

Sugar Skull Día de los Muertos Couples Costume

Sugar Skull Día de los Muertos Couples Costume

Inspired by Día de Muertos my boyfriend and I did our make-up ourselves and went thrift shopping and used clothes already on hand to complete the look. We got a TON of complements and even got a heartfelt thank you from a Mexican woman for representing her country! I did a lot of Googling and … Read more

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Couple Costume

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Couple Costume

I did this Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer couple costume with my friend from work for a “Christmas themed” costume. She dressed up as a  reindeer, and I went to Goodwill and bought over the belly button pants that we’re to short, wore bunchy socks, grandma shoes, huge glasses, and a Goodwill button up … Read more

Cool Homemade Pocahontas Costume

Cool Homemade Pocahontas Costume

I bought a simple tan dress at the Goodwill store for this Pocahontas costume ($7). Cut of one shoulder strap, measured and sewed to fit me. Took an old white men’s undershirt (free) and cut into fringes for the bottom and sewed. Then I cut a belt from a brown shirt from the Thrift shop ($1) and pinned it one. … Read more

Coolest Dia de los Muertos Last-Minute Costumes

Coolest Dia de los Muertos Last-Minute Costumes

I love team costumes. Every year we try to find something better.  This year, after a trip in Mexico I thought of  El Dia de los Muertos.  We first got inspired by painting, art works and skulls.  Then, we visited second hand shops and found bustiers and skirts.  We found at the 1 dollar shop plastic flowers and simply glued them … Read more