Insanely Huge Homemade T-Rex Halloween Costume

t-rex halloween costume

My son comes up with the costume ideas for Halloween, and puts me to work.  So, we made an insanely huge dinosaur T-Rex Halloween costume. It’s hard to see how huge it was from the pictures. It stands about 8 or 9 feet tall, 4 1/2 feet wide, and 16 feet long. Making the T-Rex … Read more

Contest-Winning Homemade Jurassic Park Jeep Costume

Jurassic Park Jeep

For my company, each department picks a theme and decorates their cubicles and themselves accordingly. We went with Jurassic World, which featured a throwback to the classic Jurassic Park jeep. So I signed up to be the jeep while vaguely dressing like Dr. Ellie Sattler. Costume Winner! I ended up winning the company’s contest for most … Read more

Awesome Homemade Spinosaurus Dinosaur Costume

spinosaurus dinosaur costume

My son wanted a Spinosaurus dinosaur costume for Halloween, which was no surprise to me. So I went to planning. We spent over 10 hours and about $44 in making this costume. The costume is made mostly of craft foam, fabric, and paint. The Head The head was the first step and the hardest step … Read more

Awesome Homemade Huge T-Rex Costume

I built a 13′ long 7′ tall T-Rex costume after being inspired by classic Jurassic Park and a YouTube video where a dinosaur scares people coming elevators. It has an aluminum backpack and neck linkage system. That allows me to control the head (twist/nod/pan) with handlebars inside. Bike cables allow me to chomp the mouth. … Read more

Rare Lizasaurus Rex Costume

Rare Lizasaurus Rex Costume

This is my T-Rex Costume made entirely of cardboard boxes, a whole lot of duct tape, and some green spray paint. I love dinosaurs and I love to make costumes from boxes, so this was a lot of fun, despite the amount of logistics that had to go into engineering the articulating legs. I was … Read more

Awesome Jurassic Park Costumes: T-Rex and Ellie

Awesome Jurassic Park Costumes: T-Rex and Ellie

My daughter is absolutely obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment. She wants to be a paleontologist when she grows up, but didn’t think that that would make a good costume. She kept going through all of her favorite dinosaurs over and over again, until she watched Jurassic Park and fell in love with the T-Rex. … Read more

Super Cool Homemade Dinosaur Couple Costume

Super Cool Homemade Dinosaur Couple Costume

This year for Halloween, my boyfriend and I wanted to stick with a costume that was basic in principle, but innovative in terms of execution. We decided that creating our own one-of-a-kind dinosaurs (T-Rex and Dilophosauras) was the way to achieve just that.  I’ve seen several dinosaur costumes over the years, but I wanted ours … Read more

Cave Girl Costume – Won 1st Place… Twice!

Cave Girl Costume - Won 1st Place... Twice!

For my daughter’s cave girl costume, I used / bought the following: Old boots, caveman wig (which matches my daughters hair perfectly couldn’t tell what was her hair or the wigs), skull head and bones necklace and bracelet set, gross green/brown rubber teeth,  a caveman club, used my hot glue gun, used brown eye shadow … Read more

Epic DIY Cyborg T-Rex Costume

Epic DIY Cyborg T-Rex Costume

Earlier in the year I had been thinking about our annual costume party we have in the weeks before Halloween and what I was going to do this year. I wanted it to be memorable and over the top. I had seen videos of velociraptor and baby t-Rex costumes and the companies that make them … Read more

Easy Last Minute Carton Box Dinosaur Costume

Easy Last Minute Carton Box Dinosaur Costume

The theme was ‘Blast From the Past’ the setting was the Franz Josef Glacier Guides 2013 Christmas Staff Party. And I was flat broke. Franz Josef is a tiny tourist town of 350 permanent residents on the West Coast of NZ. As Australian native, I moved there in 2013 to work on the glacier as … Read more

Pre-Historic Terror Bird Costume

Pre-Historic Terror Bird Costume

My son had been studying pre-historic animals in his class at school and wanted to be one for Halloween. So, I said something really stupid to him like, “Honey, I’ll make you whatever costume you want, as long as you can show me a picture of it.” (Remember, this generation of children are masters of finding anything on … Read more

Terrific (and Troublesome!) Terror Bird Costume

Terrific (and Troublesome!) Terror Bird Costume

My boys are unique.  They love animals.  And while they like some things other boys like (Doesn’t every boy go through a “dinosaur” phase?) they also like to investigate obscure animals that most of us have never considered before.  When other kids his age liked spiders and beetles, my son (at 3-years-old) decided that his … Read more

Cool DIY Cave Woman Costume

Cool DIY Cave Woman Costume

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, so each year AFTER Halloween, I plan my next costume.  I have a vision in my head, and that is how I create it.  Very little is store bought, as I make my costumes myself, often the night before like this one! I cut out my pattern (just by looking … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cave Man Costume for a Toddler

Coolest Homemade Cave Man Costume for a Toddler

The inspiration for this costume came from Kyler’s current developmental stage. His frequent tantrums, difficulty communicating and complete disregard for manners and cleanliness make him quite the little Neanderthal. The costume itself was very simple to make. A quick and easy pattern with one shoulder out of brown fleece was cut and then sewn. Snaps … Read more

Erupting Mount Vesuvius Costume for a Kindergartener

Erupting Mount Vesuvius Costume for a Kindergartener

My son loves reading about Pompeii, so when it came time to chose a Halloween costume, he asked to be Mount Vesuvius. Challenge accepted! I gathered supplies from around the house: a hula hoop, fabric remnants and ribbon. I don’t know how to sew, so I also busted out the glue gun and safety pins! … Read more

Fun and Easy Sexy Dinosaur Group Halloween Costume

Fun and Easy Sexy Dinosaur Group Halloween Costume

A group of friends and I love halloween and try to have the most unique costumes every year! We always want to wear something that now one else  will have. Last year we came up with the ideas to be dinosaurs. We each chose a dinosaur we wanted to be and decided what color we … Read more

Coolest Homemade Erupting Volcano Costume Idea

Coolest Homemade Erupting Volcano Costume Idea

Used an old grey flannel blanket as the base.  Created a hem at the bottom and fed a foam pipe cover through it to keep the shape. Did the same at the  neckline, but smaller.  Glued on some crazy material scraps I found at the fabric store for the lava and then topped it off with … Read more

Coolest Cave-Woman and Cave-Man Couple Costume

Coolest Cave-Woman and Cave-Man Couple Costume

To create this Cave-Woman and Cave-Man Couple Costume: You need to hit up a few thrift stores. The skin tight leopard dress was found at a thrift store as a ladies long leopard print dress. Cut garment to look torn and wild. I used leather strips to “sew” my dress to myself. It should be tight and … Read more

Cute Caveman Costume

Cute Caveman Costume

To make the caveman costume, I grabbed some animal print and fur remnants at a fabric store and picked up a “Wayne’s World” mullet wig on sale at a Halloween store.   I used a brown t-shirt and a pair of sweatpants and sewed the animal print and fur onto the clothing.  My son made a … Read more

Coolest Homemade Velociraptor Costume

Coolest Homemade Velociraptor Costume

I have loved dinosaurs ever since I was a little girl, and this Halloween, I knew right away what I wanted to dress up as- a Velociraptor! This was probably my most ambitious costume to date, and my lovely boyfriend was a tremendous help to me while making it. I thoroughly enjoyed wearing it out, … Read more

Amazing Dinosaur Trainer Illusion Costume for a Boy

Amazing Dinosaur Trainer Illusion Costume for a Boy

When asking my kids what they wanted to be I should have expected exactly what I got.  It’s not hard coming up for costumes for Ariel and Snow White.  The difficulty comes when your 7 year old self-proclaimed Dinosaur Expert says “I want to be a dinosaur!”  Never ask what kind and how might I … Read more

Life-Size, Epic 13′ Walking Raptor Dinosaur Costume

Life-Size, Epic 13' Walking Raptor Dinosaur Costume

Well, I wondered how my husband would top R2D2 and Wall-E from previous years, but I think he managed to do so with my son’s 13′ long, 7′ tall walking Raptor Dinosaur costume this year! He started with making the frame out of very light-weight wood and foam sheets. The tail attached to a backpack, … Read more