Genie on a Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Genie on a Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

I grew up in a country when at that time, Halloween is not about costume but a holy day to remember the departed loved ones. But when I got to the US and had my family, the tradition of dressing up got me more excited than my kids, a chance to put my creativity to … Read more

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

Absent Minded Scientist Costume

Absent Minded Scientist Costume

This is one of the easiest costumes I have ever made! We cut a rectangle out of cardboard, stuck it in a backpack and then dressed it. We put a button down shirt on first and stuffed it with paper and grocery bags to give it shape. For the hands I filled rubber gloves and … 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

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

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

Headless Queen Costume

Headless Queen Costume

I handmade this costume, I used old clothing from the thrift store, stuffed it with plastic grocery bags and newspaper, I used a Chinese food to go soup container for the neck, and old casino beads and costume jewelry from Forever 21, I held it all together by sewing with fishing line. I used ketchup … Read more

Princess Kate and Baby George Illusion Costume

Princess Kate and Baby George Illusion Costume

I made a larger than life version of Kate Middelton’s head and then built the costume around me as baby George. The reactions of people seeing a 9ft royal princess in heels made it all worthwhile (I got some size 12 heels). The hardest part was figuring out how to make the maternity dress to … Read more

Headless Man Costume

Headless Man Costume

I made the headless man costume for my husband adding the twist of carrying his own head. I surfed the net for different ideals and roomed the dollar store for materials. How it came together. I took a rectangular potter for the shoulders. Screwed three thin strips (length of your back) of baseboard (scrap pieces … 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

Double Headed Illusion Costume – Me and Whats Her Name

Double Headed Illusion Costume - Me and Whats Her Name

Thinking back I’ve alway enjoyed being creative, I would make all kinds of gift baskets, Holiday Christmas and Thanksgiving wreaths were a few of my favorites. My children and I would always look forward to Halloween even now with them and their children. I was never keen on buying costumes for them amd they couldn’t … 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

Cool Headless Costume for a Woman

Cool Headless Costume for a Woman

Here’s how I came up with my Headless costume for Halloween. In our area we have a Halloween costume contest at our local firehall bingo. After I left the hall last year I have been searching for ideas to try and win the contest this year. They give out good prizes for the winner. I searched … 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

Creepy Headless Homemade Costume for a Girl

Creepy Headless Homemade Costume for a Girl

This creepy headless homemade costume for a girl was made for my sever year old daughter, Josie. We found this awesome green dress at a thrift store, and really built the costume from that piece. I think people put too much thought into the technicalities, and not the subtle details – I think they are just … 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

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

Homemade John the Baptist Head on Platter Costume

Homemade John the Baptist Head on Platter Costume

After Googling several DIY Halloween costumes, my daughter chose the Head on a Platter. I was so excited! I picked up most of her table items from the Salvation Army. My husband fastened them to the (box) table. He even made her handles on the inside of the box in order to make it more … Read more