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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elf on a Shelf DIY Illusion Costume

Elf on a Shelf DIY Illusion Costume

I made this DIY illusion costume for my daughter. I always enjoy trying to come up with unique costumes for Halloween but this year winning the school Halloween Fun Fair Costume Contest was all my daughter could talk about. It had to be GOOD and it had to be different! After numerous hours of searching … Read more

Magic Act Gone Wrong Couple Costume

Magic Act Gone Wrong Couple Costume

 I obviously go crazy for Halloween, I love it!! I go big every single year, and always really shoot for an actual walking art installation, if you will. Vaudeville acts always inspired me, imagery wise and addition to illusion. Our Magic Act gone wrong was so much fun!!! We were a grand hit in Los … Read more

Extreme Beach Babe Optical Illusion Costume

Extreme Beach Babe Optical Illusion Costume

I came up with the idea for this illusion costume from this website! I saw a Flying carpet ride with a Genie and I recreated the costume as a beach babe! I started by going to the craft store and got: Large piece of cardboard Sand and sea shells kids sand toys cloth (to go … Read more

Cool Jet Pack Illusion Costume

Cool Jet Pack Illusion Costume

My son wanted an illusion costume, so we went with the jet pack! We were so excited to make this, that it is done already for this Halloween! I had seen a picture of something similar, but there were NO instructions. It actually wasn’t too difficult to make once you had the general idea. My son … Read more

Coolest Conscience Good vs Evil Costume

Coolest Conscience Good vs Evil Costume

This conscience good vs evil costume is the best couple’s costume idea and was made for a Purim costume party. It took nearly 24 hours to make with a joint effort of 2 people. Obviously, it won the costume competition’s 1st place standing. We’ve never heard of this kind of idea before so our costume is a one of a … Read more

Awesome Optical Illusion Zombie Halloween Costume

Awesome Optical Illusion Zombie Halloween Costume

My coworkers really get into Halloween and it inspired me to do something unique.  I came up with this optical illusion death zombie Halloween costume because I was tired of the tired old costumes that were being used year after year and wanted something that would really catch people’s eyes. Optical Illusion Zombie Halloween Costume … Read more

Amazing Ursula and Ariel Little Mermaid Illusion Costume

Amazing Ursula and Ariel Little Mermaid Illusion Costume

Hi!I am a schoolteacher and I love to make a fun costume each year to wear to school. I made this costume from scratch using mostly plaster, paper mache, paint, fabric, and about 10lbs of stuffing! It is just me in the costume; my upper half is Ariel and my legs are the tentacles. Halloween … Read more

Cool Illusion Costume: Half the Man I Used to Be!

Cool Illusion Costume: Half the Man I Used to Be!

My son saw this cool illusion costume first as a magician’s prank. Searched online and found how it could be done. We thought it wasn’t possible, but he pulled it off. The weekend before Halloween, his friends had him go up to a house and ask for the phone because there was an “accident”, plus … Read more

Homemade Game of Thrones Optical Illusion Throne Costume

Homemade Game of Thrones Optical Illusion Throne Costume

I wanted to create a Game of Thrones style throne for a costume I made. This version is made from slats from a set of vertical blinds, a cardboard box and palm fronds. I really wanted to challenge myself to make a throne that was quick, cheap and easy to do. I started by making … Read more

Freak Show Torso Lady Optical Illusion Costume

Freak Show Torso Lady Optical Illusion Costume

My friends and I are BIG into group costumes and this year we decided to do sideshow carnival freaks. I was the Torso Lady and after looking at vintage ads from real Torso Ladies from the Victorian era, loved the idea of making it look as though an assistant was carrying me around for the … Read more

Scuba Diver Caught by an Octopus Illusion Costume

Scuba Diver Caught by an Octopus Illusion Costume

In the summer a person on an on-line garage sale was giving away a large bag of bubble wrap. i jumped on it thinking, I know I can make a costume with this. I immediately thought of an octopus, but it was my husband who said, make him a scuba diver that has been captured … Read more

Cool Optical Illusion Contortionist Costume

Cool Optical Illusion Contortionist Costume

I wanted to create a costume that was an optical illusion. I searched many ideas on Google when I came up with the idea to be a Contortionist. Creating the costume was a lot of trial and error. I started on a Monday and created a set of legs in one night! I was very … Read more