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

Killer Clown Captures Boy Illusion Costume

Killer Clown Captures Boy Illusion Costume

We used a cardboard box cut to look like a cage, some old pants stuffed to look like my son’s legs. A piece of foam board to support the upper body of the clown as well as a pool noodle for the arms and some fake hands. I sewed the back of a mask together … Read more

Rescue Me! Gorilla Carrying a Cage Illusion Costume

Rescue Me! Gorilla Carrying a Cage Illusion Costume

I was carried around in a cage by a gorilla,  and I was rescued by my husband the hunter! I had a lot if fun with this costume. I made the cage out of Styrofoam and wooden dowels, that I painted silver. I stuffed a pair of pants and socks, put shoes on the feet. … Read more

King Kong and a Woman in a Cage Illusion Costume

King Kong and a Woman in a Cage Illusion Costume

I enjoyed wearing this King Kong and a woman in a cage illusion costume and even more so, I enjoyed the reactions I received. Most people were deceived by the costume and the fact that it was only ONE person in the costume.  My upper body was the upper body of the woman in the cage. … Read more

Grim Reaper with Half Zombie in a Cage Illusion Costume

Grim Reaper with Half Zombie in a Cage Illusion Costume

I always try to come up with some type of crazy or different halloween costume, the previous year I wore the illusion costume of the gorilla carrying the safari guy in the cage, it was fun! a cool illusion, I starting to think how I could use the same costume but make changes to it, … Read more

Cool Caged Illusion Costume

Cool Caged Illusion Costume

My son wanted to be a cyborg for Halloween.  I thought to myself “how can we kick this up a notch?”  So I did a little research and found the illusion costumes and away we went. The cage is made of PVC pipe. We found a grim reaper costume in a yard sale and used … Read more

Man in a Cage Illusion Costume

Man in a Cage Illusion Costume

When we decided to make this Man in a Cage Illusion costume we assumed it would be fairly simple. After walking through numerous hardware stores to find material to make the cage we found out we were wrong. Apparently you cannot buy CPVC 3 way or 4 way connectors here in Canada! After a few good … Read more

Great Optical Illusion Costume: A Gorilla and his Caged Kid

This is my son Thomas Firestone. He is 14 years old and lives in Maple Grove Minnesota. Last year just after Halloween we were talking about how bori

This is my son Thomas Firestone. He is 14 years old and lives in Maple Grove Minnesota. Last year just after Halloween we were talking about how boring some of our costumes seemed to be getting. Store bought masks were not doing it for us any more. We got to talking about ideas that would … Read more

Coolest Caged Illusion Costume: Gorilla Gone Wild!

This Hawa she loves wild animals she is a wild animal too LOL. Hawa want to be a gorilla she we made her one, and I decided to put her in a cage that

This is Hawa, she loves wild animals, she is a wild animal too, LOL. Hawa wanted to be a gorilla gone wild. So we made her one, and I decided to put her in a cage that she would look like the gorilla turned the tables on her. I bought a gorilla suit and cut … Read more

Coolest Batman and Robin Optical Illusion Costumes

optical illusion Batman and Robin costumes

The birth of this idea of these Batman and Robin Optical Illusion costumes came after hearing my 7 yr old twins arguing for two days about whether or not they were going to dress as heroes or villains. One wanted to go as Batman and Robin. The other Penguin and Cat woman. Picking one hero and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Bumble Captures Yukon Cornelious Costume

Homemade Bumble Captures Yukon Cornelious Costume

Hi there, I usually make a very unique (and complicated) costume every year, but recently took a couple years off, (due to a new baby and work). So this year I decided to step it up a notch and even top the last “illusion” costumes I made in previous years. I came up with the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Optical Illusion Costume

Homemade Optical Illusion Costume

This Homemade Optical Illusion Costume was so much fun to make and pretty easy too. All I did was, I bought a Styrofoam head from the local costume shop as well as the Frankenstein mask and green hands. I went to our local thrift shop and bought a small man’s suit in black. I then … Read more

Optical Illusions – Funny Halloween Costume Ideas

My son wanted to wear something different so we had to think of funny Halloween costume ideas. I made the gorilla suit for his legs and stuffed the top for the gorilla with cotton. We hooked the gorilla’s head to the cage with fishing line. We stuffed a pair of cargo pants with cotton and … Read more

Cage Illusion Halloween Ideas for Costumes

I made this cage illusion costume for my eight-year-old son who wanted a costume that nobody else had. One of the Halloween ideas I remembered I had seen was an old picture of a gorilla holding his trainer costume. But I wanted something a little scarier. So I searched all over the Internet for different … Read more

Coolest Caged Pinocchio Costume

Caged Pinocchio Costume

I created a scene from my favorite movie Pinocchio. Pinocchio looks like he’s locked in the cage by Stromboli. I dressed him as the bad Pinocchio with donkey ears and tail. I added his friends Cleo and Figaro. I made some fake stuffed legs and shoes and a matching pair of puppet gloved hands. The … Read more

Coolest Caged Safari Boy Halloween Costume

Caged Safari Boy Halloween Costume

This Caged Safari Boy Halloween costume is a caged safari boy from the jungle. It shows how a capture of a gorilla went terribly wrong. Many people thought that this was two people! I bought the gorilla suit and cut a slit for his waist to go through and then stuffed the upper body of … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gorilla Caged the Zookeeper Costume

Homemade Gorilla Caged the Zookeeper Costume

This Homemade Gorilla Caged the Zookeeper Costume was inspired by one that I saw on a website for like $1500!! Well I knew that mine wouldn’t look as professional but I decided to try and have some fun with it! I bought the hands and mask for 15 dollars from a party store and used … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gorilla Carrying Girl in Cage Costume

Homemade Gorilla Carrying Girl in Cage Costume

In this Homemade Gorilla Carrying Girl in Cage Costume, I am the girl in the cage and yes I am really a man. The cage is made from PVC that is painted silver. The top is just cardboard painted silver. There is also a light at the top so the girl can be seen clearly. … Read more

Coolest Caged Zoo Keeper Homemade Costume

Caged Zoo Keeper Homemade Costume

This Caged Zoo Keeper Homemade Costume took a while to construct. The cage is made of PVC pipe, but if I do it again, I’ll use cardboard tubes such as those that are in gift wrapping paper as they will be lighter. A brace was made to hold the cage up while supported by the … Read more

Coolest Captured Gretel in a Cage Costume

Homemade Captured Gretel in a Cage Costume

I made this Halloween Homemade Captured Gretel in a Cage Costume to wear at my daughter’s school. I wanted something scary but not too scary for children so I decided to be Gretel from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale. It was easy to make and people loved it. I started with 2 pieces of … Read more