Coolest Miley Cyrus Costume – Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

Miley Cyrus Costume Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

My daughter has been obsessed with Miley Cyrus’ song “Wrecking Ball” from the moment it first debuted on the radio. So naturally when she waltzed up to me and said, “Maaa! This year I want to be my favorite song for Halloween!!”, I knew immediately what I had to do. Intense research on how to … Read more

Cool Victims of American Horror Story Illusion Costumes

Victims of American Horror Story

I build costumes for my partner and I every year. The great thing is we are almost identical in size.  I construct one costume and learn from my mistakes making the second build easier. I began with building the structure that would hold our “killers” . 2 wooden dowels you can find at any hardware … Read more

Coolest Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

This headless Harry Potter costume was so much fun to make! For many years now, our son has repeatedly received comments on his resemblance to Harry Potter. He has never wanted to be Harry for Halloween because he didn’t think it was scary enough, or shocking enough or even cool enough for his tastes. Well, … Read more

Child’s Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

Child's Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

The hardest part with this Alien Abduction costume was getting my 11-year-old daughter to decide what costume she wanted to be. After hours of browsing with her on this site she finally chose the alien abduction costume and we were set to go. After collecting the necessary items which took more time than actually constructing … Read more

Awesome DIY Optical Illusion Ellen Degeneres Costume

ellen degeneres costume

I made this Ellen Degeneres costume for My husband and my 10th annual Halloween party. Our parties are so much fun because our friends do an amazing job with costumes. We pick a different theme every year- Vegas, SNL, Atlanta (where we live), Sci-fi/B-movies, etc. This year our theme was Politically Incorrect- seemed appropriate with … Read more

Funny Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume

Funny Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume

My son saw a version of this costume online and wanted to be a Moose head over a fireplace for Halloween. Making the Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume We used a photo booth backdrop paper from Hobby Lobby to cover the cardboard. We also used battery operated lights on the mantle and used a … Read more

Awesome Genie on Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Awesome Genie on Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Who wouldn’t want to go on a magic carpet ride?! When my 5 year old daughter, Sophie, told me she wanted to be a genie, I knew I had to take it to the next level, as “just a genie” was too boring to me. I make her costumes every year, and love a challenge. … Read more

Couples Optical Illusion Ventriloquist Dummy Costume

Couples Optical Illusion Ventriloquist Dummy Costume

Ventriloquist dummy costume perfection! Our alter-egos, Jerry and Stella, are the product of our imaginations and HOURS of painstaking labor. They required patience, miles of Gorilla tape, two tubes of the world’s best adhesive, E6000 (banned in California but essential for Halloween costumes), Styrofoam, PVC pipes, straight pins, patience, and creativity. The key was to … Read more

Optical Illusion Jet Pack Costume

Optical Illusion Jet Pack Costume

My son wanted to be a boy and a jet pack this year, so we started searching the internet for jet pack costume ideas. He has been doing optical illusion costumes since first grade. He is now in 7th grade. Every year, starting in September, people start saying they cannot wait to see his costume … Read more

The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Refrigerator

The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Refrigerator

Before going back to work I made costumes for my kids at Halloween. Thing 1 and Thing 2: 2 M&M’s, Washer and Dryer and the A Lion’s Den with my son in a lion costume watching a homemade TV. Fast forward one more kid. Two layoffs, no health insurance and depleted savings no more home-made … Read more

Blackbeard Discovers Mermaid Illusion Costume

Blackbeard Discovers Mermaid Illusion Costume

Ahoy mateys!! Look at this magical discovery that pirate Blackbeard stumble upon on his last voyage! This beautiful mythical creature (also known as my 4 yr old daughter, Sophie) was 100% handmade and created out of her want to become mermaid. I thought the idea of just a mermaid was too plain and simple, so … Read more

Frozen Head in Freezer Costume

Frozen Head in Freezer Costume

I wanted to do something really unique and creepy so I thought what could be more creepy than finding a frozen head in your freezer. So I went scouting for to carton boxes that would do the trick. I put the smallest one on top of the bigger one  and sawed them together and made … Read more

DIY Couples Coaster Costume

DIY Couples Coaster Costume

My boyfriend and I decided to create our costume this year and wanted to make something unique and awesome. We decided to transform ourselves into roller coasters! We started the costume in September and finished the last detail on Halloween morning. It took a bunch of work and dedication but it was so worth it. … Read more

Dracula’s Captive Illusion Costume

Dracula's Captive Illusion Costume

I had won this Dracula puppet a few years back and every time somebody saw it, they thought it was so scary. I thought, how could I use him in my costume and try and make it realistic? so I decided to be his captive. Since I was thinking to keep it low budget I grabbed a carton … Read more

Coolest Beetlejuice Themed Illusion Costume

Coolest Beetlejuice Themed Illusion Costume

I love Halloween.  I love making my own costumes, because it allows me to be something out of the ordinary. And I love going to New York City for the Village Halloween parade to not only show off my creation, but also to admire other people’s efforts. I had the idea of going as the … Read more

Headless Doctor Costume

Headless Doctor Costume

We got our inspiration for our headless doctor costume from your amazing website. Tired of being the same old vampire, skeleton etc. we started looking about online for something different and stumbled upon your “headless” section. We made good use of the tips other people had written and we too opted for the rolling backpack with … Read more

Upside Down Man Illusion Costume

Upside Down Man Illusion Costume

While the mama of the family is wearing the costume, the idea came from one of the youngest members of the family, 5 year old Ian. Ian likes to be silly, and he especially loves to make people laugh. He spent a solid week trying to perfect the “handstand”, and he wanted to be upside … Read more

Head in a Jar Illusion Costume

Head in a Jar Illusion Costume

My son wanted to create his own costume this year and be a headless man. We initially discouraged his idea as it seemed too scarey and dangerous to walk around not being able to see well out of the costume. That’s were the idea to have him hold his own head came from Then after … Read more

Floating Devil Illusion Costume

Floating Devil Illusion Costume

After spending hours looking for the perfect costume on this site and youtube, I ran across levitating street performers on Youtube, pretty much by accident. Once I showed it to my husband and he looked closely on how it was constructed he was on a mission to figure it out. First came buying a welder (it … Read more

Super Simple Headless Bride Costume

Super Simple Headless Bride Costume

I knew I wanted to be a headless bride but it seemed so hard to make! I am so about Cheap & Easy! I found a plastic half dress form at the GoodWill ( Love that place) as well as the wedding dress and the petticoat! Total spent at GoodWill: 30.00! I found an old backpack from … Read more

Deadpool on a Toilet Illusion Costume

Deadpool on a Toilet Illusion Costume

This is what happens when your 11 year old can not choose between two costumes. My son wanted to be both a toilet and his favorite Marvel  character Deadpool so we combined them to make this. I used two red turtleneck shirts one for the top and added  black fabric over it to resemble Deadpools outfit. The … Read more

Torn Gut Hanging Zombie Illusion Costume

Torn Gut Hanging Zombie Illusion Costume

This zombie costume was originally created for a zombie walk in the town I live in, Fayetteville, NC. The idea came a year ago when I was trying to think of clever zombie ideas. I wanted to create a zombie like no other that has been seen. Since I am a magician I started thinking of … Read more

Boy On a Penguin Ride Illusion Costume

Boy On a Penguin Ride Illusion Costume

This year my 7 year old son Luke wanted to be a penguin and a shark. After racking my brain for what I could make that would incorporate both a penguin and a shark, I decided to try creating an illusion costume of a penguin (his favorite animal) carrying him (the boy), while being attacked … Read more