Wild Muppets Animal on an Ostrich Illusion Costume

Wild Muppets Animal on an Ostrich Illusion Costume

This is the fun Muppets Animal on an ostrich costume that I made for my husband. It’s always a challenge to come up with new and creative ideas each year.  Often it’s more of a challenge to make the ideas come to life and be functional. But somehow we made it work! It took a … Read more

Coolest Colonel Sanders Costume Riding a Giant Chicken!

Coolest Colonel Sanders Costume Riding a Giant Chicken!

I made the chicken by removing the filling from a bean bag and cutting a hole in the center, leaving it much in the shape of a tire. I filled the walls with shopping bags full of the bean bag filling. Upholstery shops usually have lots of foam remnants and I was able to get … Read more

Cool Dragon Rider Illusion Costume

Cool Dragon Rider Illusion Costume

This is my husband in the “Dragon Rider” costume that I made for him. The head base was shaped from newspaper and masking tape. Then covered with layers of paper mache. When that was dry, the base was hollowed out and the entire dragon head was covered and sculpted with layers of fabric mache. After … Read more

Awesome Illusion Costume: Duck Cowboy

Awesome Illusion Costume: Duck Cowboy

Last summer, our family took a vacation to Gatlinburg TN where we went to the Dixie Stampede. There was a character named Skeeter who had a chicken costume that made everyone laugh and my husband told me “I want that costume!” He decided that day that he would make his own costume for Halloween. We … Read more

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Illusion Costume

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Illusion Costume

To those who aren’t familiar with this show, it is a Japanese anime adaptation of a Swedish book. In a brief, the book is about a boy, Nils, who used to torture animals on his family farm and as a punishment he becomes smaller then those animals so they can hurt him back. He then runs … Read more

Cool Illusion Costume: The KFC Colonel Goes to the Races

Cool Illusion Costume: The KFC Colonel Goes to the Races

I got the inspiration for this costume from a shirt I bought from Kentucky for Kentucky designed by the talented Rachael Sinclair. This year I was inspired to dress in something that ties me to my roots, I am a Kentucky native after all. I also wanted to spread the news to all those city … Read more

Homemade Chicken Jockey Costume

Homemade Chicken Jockey Costume

I made the large chicken head from a paper mache sculpture for my homemade chicken Jockey costume. Then I covered it in fabric, felt and upholstery trim. I painted the beak and made three demential eyes. I mounted the head onto a cage I fashioned from 2 metal tomato cages. Then covered those in the … Read more

Cowboy Dragon Rider Illusion Costume

Cowboy Dragon Rider Illusion Costume

This is Jared at about age 7. These are two costumes we had from earlier years we thought would look good sewed together, it took alittle patience and some vision but I think the work paid off.It looks great and is very wearable and stylish, and with his cosplay while wearing it he brought it … Read more

Homemade Jesus Riding a Raptor Illusion Costume

Homemade Jesus Riding a Raptor Illusion Costume

I wanted to make a challenging costume this year, and my roommate, Gregg, came up with the concept of Jesus riding a Raptor. The idea was funny and poignant [and potentially offensive] enough to be worthy of the effort. Additionally, it presented an opportunity to sculpt/create a large-scale creature, which was something I wanted to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gnome Riding a Snail Illusion Costume

Coolest Homemade Gnome Riding a Snail Illusion Costume

This Gnome Riding a Snail Illusion costume looks harder then it really was. All you need is a box and fabric and old clothes and shoes. Take the box and shape it. Make a hole to get in ,cover with fabric, take 2 pool noodles, shape neck and head cover with fabric glue on eyes. Sew … Read more

The Elephant Man Optical Illusion Costume

The Elephant Man Optical Illusion Costume

My family loves to make our own costumes. Every year, we make to a higher and different level of imagination. This year the theme was “Trip Around the World” that shows cultures and history of people. We picked the county India because of its rich practices and colorful splendid garments. My husband made a huge … Read more

Coolest Homemade King and Queen Couple Costume

Homemade King and Queen Couple Costume

I made the dogs costume using a pattern for the outfit but the chair I just took foam and covered it leaving a hole in the back so my dog could fit through. I made fake legs and bought some cheap shoes. I just made my own pattern for the legs. I stuffed them and … Read more

Coolest Ostrich Jockeys

Ready to Ride

Tapers stilts help you stand about 7.5 feet tall, an old fur coat or similar around chicken wire makes for a great ostrich body, split an old pair of pants and drape the legs, pin shoes. And keep your balance to become an ostrich jockey.

Coolest Bull Rider Cowboy Costume

Homemade Bull Rider Cowboy Costume

I got the idea for this costume several years ago in a magazine. I made the costume first for my daughter who dances. She was a ballerina riding a unicorn. I then remade it for my nephew as a cowboy riding a bull. A friend of mine saw pictures and wanted the costume for her … Read more

Coolest Bull Rider Costume

Coolest Bull Rider Costume

My son Sawyer is 2 1/2 years old and is obsessed with bull riding. That is all he talks about and watches on TV. I thought this Bull Rider Costume would be the perfect costume for him. Sawyer named his bull “Dean”. This costume was a hoot and had many heads turning as he walked … Read more

Horse Costume

This is a horse costume I made for a birthday party we had in a house. It’s a knight or a king riding a horse. The funny part is that you will look like a little person riding a horse! You will need a cardboard box as wide as you are and approximately four feet … Read more

Horse Costume

My 4-year-old daughter love horses. While shopping for a costume she saw a medieval horse costume, one that straps onto the child by suspenders. She was very excited! I wanted the out fit to be a little bit more girlish. I don’t enjoy sewing, although I am the queen of a glue gun! First the … Read more