Beautiful La Muerte Book of Life Costume

Beautiful La Muerte Book of Life Costume

My daughter had to be La Muerte from the movie Book of Life for Halloween. I started by buying a red velvet fabric and sewing the long dress. I made sure that it had a rounded train just like the “real” La Muerte. Then I bought a red sombrero from the local thrift store which was … Read more

Easy Tulle Snowman and Christmas Tree Couple Costume

Easy Tulle Snowman and Christmas Tree Couple Costume

Decided to DIY with my bestie for an ugly sweater christmas party. We went immediately to Jo-Ann Fabrics and bought some tulle, hot glue and glitter. We are so happy with how it turned out and the reaction of our friends was priceless. When all was said and done we really wanted to share our … Read more

The Scarves of Christmas Past Costume

The Scarves of Christmas Past Costume

I love creating an original Halloween costume for our school Halloween Parade every year. As a teacher, I’ve received dozens of scarves as gifts throughout the years and I wanted to use them in some fun way as a costume. I came up with “The Scarves of Christmas Past” for a costume based on The … Read more

Christmas Tree, Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch Costumes

Christmas Tree, Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love competing in contests!  I try to make costumes that make people smile and they can relate to.  Usually I choose a weather theme but this year I decided it would be more for fun and not competition (well, that’s how it started at least.) My husband is … Read more

La Muerte Costume from The Book of Life

La Muerte Costume from The Book of Life

My daughter is La Muerte from The Book of Life.  There was no “La Muerte” costume on the market so I had to create this costume from scratch – it is 100% made by me. Materials used: dress pattern (made by me); skirt hem structure is a hula hoop (I bustled the front of the … Read more

Easy and Creative Pumpkin Spice Princess Costume

Easy and Creative Pumpkin Spice Princess Costume

This costume started as a joke between me and some friends because they claim I am the basic white girl poster child. I love all things fall, but really and truly love all things pumpkin spice. I am constantly eating/trying/baking new pumpkin spice things. I wanted to run with the idea for a costume, but … Read more

Dia de los Muertos Costume and Makeup

Dia de los Muertos Costume and Makeup

I was inspired by a photo I seen on Pinterest, the remarkable beauty yet frightfully scary appearance was amazing to me. I was on a mission to make this costume for Halloween. This costume was stunning yet scary enough to scare the poor little trick or treaters. It cost approx $15.00 to make and just a … Read more

Pretty Dia De Los Muertos Costume for a Girl

Pretty Dia De Los Muertos Costume for a Girl

My daughter Ava decided she wanted to be her favorite character from the movie The Book of Life, Le Muerte. And I was all for that because that meant one less Queen Elsa on the streets! The daunting project began with a simple adult size red party dress, obviously too big for a 6 year … Read more

Pop Art Zombie Makeup and Costume

Pop Art Zombie Makeup and Costume

Every year I like to be super scary and bloody and evil looking, this year I was going somewhere with a lot of black lights and decided the DAY OF to do this bright, glow in the dark, black light zombie. I had a few mehron paints laying around and i bought tulip uv activated … Read more

Cool and Simple Day of the Dead Skeleton Costume

Cool and Simple Day of the Dead Skeleton Costume

Items needed for this simple day of the dead skeleton costume: (1) Black long sleeve shirt (1) Pair of Black Leggings (1) Bottle of White Acrylic Paint (1) Bottle of Glow-in-the-Dark Paint (1) Makeup (I only used white Halloween make-up, the rest of the make-up was cosmetic make-up) First, locate some black leggings and a … Read more

Cool Christmas Costume Idea – An Angel on a Tree!

My Little Christmas Tree Angel Costume

Here’s how I made my Christmas costume – A Tree Angel on a tree! I started with an old flower girl dress that was floor length.  Then, turned up the bottom so the skirt was half the length and hand stitched a few spots.  I took some thin rope light and hand sewed it to … Read more

Awesome Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua Group Costume

Awesome Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua Group Costume

Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua We are five grown-ups and our costumes had to show it. So we made them big. As big as we could. Giant. Drawing inspiration from a culture we don’t know much about, visions of pinata makers, kids’ drawings, our long-forgotten arts and crafts education and a skull whiskey … Read more