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

Cleopatra Being Carried by Her Mummy Illusion Costume

Cleopatra Being Carried by Her Mummy Illusion Costume

Cleopatra is me, the mummy is carrying me in the chair. My legs are the mummy’s and the top of the mummy is fake and so are Cleopatra’s legs and feet. I’m obsessed with Halloween and the illusion costumes. I wanted something different and always wanted to be cleopatra. First I started with large cardboard … Read more

Coolest Hazmat Head in a Box Illusion Costume

Coolest Hazmat Head in a Box Illusion Costume

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year and anyone who knows me, (especially my wife and kids) knows the month of October will be a crazy messy house of glue, foam, paint, cardboard, tape, and anything else I can get my hands on. So, this year was no different, in the past I used … Read more

Homemade Halloween Hazardous Waste In-A-Box Costume

Homemade Halloween Hazardous Waste In-A-Box Costume

Even though I am 62 years of age, I have always been excited every time Halloween comes around.  As far as I remember I have always made my own costumes with what I had and could afford. This year’s costume was inspired by illusion costumes I saw on the internet.  I pumped myself up to … Read more

Zombie’s Lunch In-A-Box Halloween Illusion Costume

Zombie's Lunch In-A-Box Halloween Illusion Costume

My nine year old grandson has always liked to be the center of attention like all typical kids his age.  Earlier this year I told him about the idea of making me a homemade illusion costume. He also wanted me to make him a homemade illusion costume as well. We started getting ideas of what … Read more

Homemade Optical Illusion Mermaid Treasure Costume

Homemade Optical Illusion Mermaid Treasure Costume

My nine year old daughter wanted to be a mermaid being carried by a pirate this year. She always loves the optical illusion costumes. She keeps her costume a secret until the day of Halloween and all of her classmates gather around to see what we came up with that year. We made the pirate … Read more

Cool Freddy Krueger’s Victim Illusion Costume

Cool Freddy Krueger's Victim Illusion Costume

Hey everyone, I’m the creator of the costume and am wearing it as you all can see. I grew up watching “Nightmare On Elm Street” as well as the “Friday the 13th”, “Halloween”, and “Child’s Play” movies, but Freddy Krueger stood out as the most gruesome of them all. The deception/illusion is credited towards those … Read more

Funny Man in a Box Costume

Funny Man in a Box Costume

My wife found a picture on Pinterest that was similar to this costume, but the body in the picture carrying the box was headless.  To me, it looked strange that it took such a big box to house a head.  So…  I came up with the idea to give the upper body a head and … Read more

Scary Clown Carrying A Jack In The Box Illusion Costume

Scary Clown Carrying A Jack In The Box Illusion Costume

The process for making this illusion of a scary clown carrying a jack in the box costume was difficult but very rewarding in the end. This homemade costume grabbed everyone’s attention the second I walked into the Halloween party. The reactions on people’s faces at the Halloween party when they realized it was only one … Read more

Coolest No Man Left Behind Illusion Costume

Coolest No Man Left Behind Illusion Costume

I’ve always been very fascinated by illusion costumes and specifically costumes that look like two people in one. There are many out there. With Halloween coming up I thought I should make my own costume this year. While I was in the process of a move and setting up a garage sale with my fiance, … Read more

Zombie Freeride Illusion Costume for a Boy

Zombie Freeride Illusion Costume for a Boy

Halloween costume-making is truly a labor of love.  And, as with all efforts of labor and matters of the heart, there invariably arises a bit of turmoil and chaos.  I’m delighted to say the creator and designer survived the ups and downs in our efforts to create ZOMBIE FREERIDE.  This costume was the brainchild of … Read more

Coolest Homemade Minion Carrying a Box Illusion Costume

Coolest Homemade Minion Carrying a Box Illusion Costume

This year for Halloween I really wanted to make a minion from Despicable Me. But when I thought more deeply into making this costume, many questions popped into my head if I were to go outside dressed as a giant minion. How would I see? How would I eat? How would I drink? Would I … Read more

Nearly Headless Vic and Prom Date in a Box Couples Illusion Costumes

Nearly Headless Vic and Prom Date in a Box Couples Illusion Costumes

Incredible Couple Illusion Costumes.Nearly Headless Vic & Prom Date in a Box Illusion Costumes. Our friends throw an amazing Halloween party every year.  They rent out a spooky children’s camp on a lake. They spend four days decorating the main building to scare and entertain their 150 guests. Our goal is always to create creative, … Read more

Zombie The Strong Man Illusion Costume

Zombie The Strong Man Illusion Costume

Man I thought this Zombie The Strong Man illusion costume was gonna be easy to build but once I got started I kept hitting roadblocks. Not having an engineering degree I somehow got it done!! Talk about being the hit of a Halloween Party, I felt like a Rock Star posing for probably a 100 + photos. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Special Delivery Optical Illusion Costume

Homemade Special Delivery Optical Illusion Costume

My daughter and I made this Special Delivery Optical Illusion costume out of duct tape, cardboard, and wire hangers. The mask is an old Freddy Kruger mask we had lying around, and the jumpsuit I bought at a thrift store for $5. She fitted through a hole in the box, and her legs were in … Read more

Mover – Original Halloween Costume Ideas

I made this original Halloween costume about 10 years ago. The illusion of this original Halloween costume is what makes it great. I’ve had people stare at the costume for a few minutes trying to figure it out. I once brought it to the mall for a contest and people just stopped in their tracks … Read more