Coolest Homemade Vacuum Cleaner Costume – This Costume Doesn’t Suck!

This Costume Doesn't Suck!

It doesn’t suck literally or figuratively. The literal not sucking is a compromise of my 4-year old son’s original vision of having a vacuum costume that could even suck up candy when trick-or-treating. He settled on a backpack where he could pretend play that the candy got vacuumed. He was thrilled with the result and … Read more

Fun and Easy to Make Dirty Laundry Costume for the Entire Family

Dirty laundry!

Don’t forget to wash your dirty laundry, with Tide detergent, in your very own washer and dryer! All you’ll need is some boxes, white paint (or you can use duct tape), cutting supplies, a clear bowl, some clothes, tape, and if you have a printer you can print all the stuff you see pictured! Or … Read more

Coolest Airing Our Dirty Laundry Group Costumes

Dirty Laundry Group Costumes

Here’s the story behind our Dirty Laundry group costumes. After browsing photos online, our kids passed up the opportunity to be candy and popcorn and instead chose to be appliances and dirty laundry, lol! Our oldest was the washing machine, complete with a door that opens (made from a deli tray), ‘bubbles & soap’ (blue … Read more

Easy DIY Dust Bunny Costume

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This was a fun play on words costume that was super simple. I bought a large gray sweater from the thrift store, bought some bunny ears online and a bag of cobwebs. Then I just wrapped myself in the cobwebs. For some extra dust I sprayed some silver hair color and found some dryer lint … Read more

Brick Layer and Brick Couple Costume

Brick Layer and Brick Couple Costume

My husband has no time for such silly things as costume ideas, so I have, throughout the years, come up with every ‘Couple Costume’. After having gone through the gambit of : Mother Nature & Father Time; Queen Bee & Killer Bee (One of my favorites, although, sadly no pics.) and all sorts of silly … Read more

Cutest Little Dirt Devill Vacuum Costume for a Boy

Cutest Little Dirt Devill Vacuum Costume for a Boy

My three year old son was obsessed with vacuum cleaners so I just knew that it would be the perfect costume for Halloween! The majority of the costume I made from foam core that I spray painted red. With a box cutter, I cut out one large rectangle for the main body of the costume … Read more

Cool Brick House Costume

Cool Brick House Costume

I worked for a brick company that was bought by a bigger brick company.  The bigger brick company sent us these HIDEOUS jackets made of fabric that looked like bricks laid in a wall.  I took several of the extra-plus-sized jackets, deconstructed them, and had the fabric made into a dress for Halloween, then took … Read more

Creative Sleeping Beauty Illusion Costume

Creative Sleeping Beauty Illusion Costume

This “Sleeping Beauty” costume took a fair bit of thinking which is hard to do these days with 2 kids running about the place! The easiest part of the costume was spray painting the 4 styrofoam balls, and 3 wrapping paper rolls gold. My daughter was able to take some ownership of this costume making … Read more

Last Minute Homemade Costume Idea: Dirty Laundry!

Last Minute Homemade Costume Idea: Dirty Laundry!

This Dirty Laundry costume was super easy to make for my daughter! The only cost was the laundry basket which was about $8.  First we cut out the bottom, making sure not to make the hole too big so that she could carry it on her hips. Then we threw in a sheet,  a towel, a … Read more

Original Pregnancy Announcement: Bun in the Oven Costume

Original Pregnancy Announcement: Bun in the Oven Costume: After finding out we were pregnant with our third, and most likely last child, I begged my husband to let me make a big announcement. Since Halloween

After finding out we were pregnant with our third, and most likely last child, I begged my husband to let me make a big announcement. Since Halloween was 2 1/2 weeks away we decided to wait to tell everyone with an awesome couples costume! I got started right away with the focus piece…the oven!   I’ve … Read more

Easy and Fun Ant at Picnic Costume

Easy and Fun Ant at Picnic Costume: This Ant at Picnic costume was a fun and very easy costume to make.  My daughter was a lady bug and I needed something to go with it so an ant at a p

This Ant at Picnic costume was a fun and very easy costume to make.  My daughter was a lady bug and I needed something to go with it so an ant at a picnic was perfect.  First, you purchase all of your materials – foam board, red and white table cloth, black pipe cleaners, black … Read more

Funny Homemade Clothesline Costume!

Funny Homemade Clothesline Costume!: This costume all started about 35 years ago when my mom was about my age. My mom and her best friend needed a cheap and easy costume, fast. That’s h

This costume all started about 35 years ago when my mom was about my age. My mom and her best friend needed a cheap and easy costume, fast. That’s how the clothesline costume was born. It has now kind of become a family tradition if you want to say that. My sister and her best … Read more

Coolest Bun in the Oven and Chef Costume

Wow everyone just loved this idea.  My wife was very pregnant so it was a great idea.  We took a box and cut it out then covered it with wh

Wow! Everyone just loved this idea of a Bun in the Oven and Chef costume. My wife was very pregnant so it was a great idea. We took a box and cut it out then covered it with white fabric. We used spray paint lids for the knobs then printed out a picture to put … Read more

Awesome Pregnant Woman’s Costume – Bun in the Oven

So i made this costume for Halloween 2011! I was 7 months pregnant. I wasnt gonna dress up cause i was so huge but the idea came from my husband when

I made this awesome pregnant woman’s costume – Bun in the Oven for Halloween 2011! I was 7 months pregnant. I wasn’t gonna dress up cause I was so huge but the idea came from my husband when he was looking online! so I thought it would be awesome! It took me like 3 days … Read more

Coolest Chef and Turkey in the Oven Pregnancy Costume

My wife and I are pictured here last Halloween…I’m the one on the left, wearing the oven and thrusting forth my five-month pregnant bell

My wife and I are pictured here last Halloween.  I’m the one on the left, wearing the oven and thrusting forth my five-month pregnant belly to make the turkey stick out just a little bit more.  My wife is on the right, turkey baster in hand with her chef hat reaching toward the sky.  She’s … Read more

Original Washer Costume

Last year I wanted to have some originality in my son’s costume. I was so tired of the same store bought ones. I did some research and found th

Last year I wanted to have some originality in my son’s costume. I was so tired of the same store bought ones. I did some research and found the idea to make him a washer costume. It seemed very early and with this being the 1st time I’ve tried to make his costume I went … Read more

Coolest Homemade Electrical Outlet Costume

Homemade Electrical Outlet Costume

This costume was made for my son’s 2nd Halloween. He was 15 months old at the time. My husband is a master electrician so I thought it would be cute to make an electrical outlet costume for our son. My Mom and I bought cheap black fabric at the store along with white and one … Read more

Coolest Bag of Trash Child Halloween Costume

Homemade Bag of Trash Child Halloween Costume

My 8-year-old daughter was playing in the rain one day, and came out of the garage wrapped in large black trash bags. I thought to myself “what a great costume for Halloween”…and the Homemade Bag of Trash Child Halloween Costume was created. I bought a long sleeved black shirt at the goodwill for $2.50, saved … Read more

Coolest Homemade Bulb Costume

Coolest Homemade Bulb Costume

My daughter had a fancy dress competition and the theme was “innovative idea”. So my mind started working. I wanted to build something extra ordinary and something that was not done before. I thought about BULB as I can also make it functional by giving a light torch in my daughter’s hand which she can … Read more

Coolest Homemade Electricians Couple Costume

Homemade Electricians Couple Costume

The idea for this homemade electricians couple costume evolved through several phases. Initially we thought we would be Chilean miners wearing hard hats and the green jumpsuits. However, our “jumpsuits” were going to be dyed green, size XL 180-230 lb Home Depot painters suits. We really needed to let the creative juices start flowing again. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Recliner-Man Halloween Costume

Homemade Recliner-Man Halloween Costume

The inspiration for this years labor intensive homemade costume was shopping for a new couch. My wife and I went to Reclinerland while looking and though we didn’t end up buying a couch there I did get inspired to become RECLINERMAN. I vowed to not do the homemade Recliner-Man Halloween costume unless I could engineer … Read more

Coolest Scary Dust Bunny Costume

Coolest Scary Dust Bunny Costume

I wanted to be a crabby old Dust Bunny that has been living under your bed. I made the dress out of cheese cloth and cotton jersey fabric that I dyed by hand. Torn strips of gray taffeta were added to the skirt to give it volume. The feet are made from faux fur glued … Read more