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

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