Super Original and Funny RoboCop in a Porta-Potty Costume

Super Original and Funny RoboCop in a Porta-Potty Costume

For this year’s Halloween costume, I wanted to do something inside a box, but wanted a costume idea that was “outside the box.” After scouring the internet for ideas, I discovered a few decent concepts for a porta-potty construction, but thought I could do a little improving as well as add an original twist to … Read more

Best Homemade Baby Bassinet Illusion Costume!

Best Homemade Baby Bassinet Illusion Costume!

Happy Halloween! My favourite time of year! I always struggle with a MILLION ideas, I want to dress up every day of October, (but I don’t think work would like that). Sometimes I really struggle to come up with a great costume, so I come to Coolest Homemade Costumes for inspiration. My costume is not … Read more

The Headless Man Optical Illusion Costume

The Headless Man Optical Illusion Costume

I found a few pictures online of the headless costume and wanted to do it. I had to figure out how cause I couldn’t find any clear instructions. I found a cheap trench coat at a thrift store and stuffed the top of the coat and the arms with plastic bags. I then used a … Read more

Ostrich Rider Optical Illusion Costume

Ostrich Rider Optical Illusion Costume

This ostrich rider optical illusion costume was very challenging to make. Overall, though, it was worth it. I wore the costume at work and everyone loved it! It received some good laughs. Some people had trouble trying to figure out the optical illusion. :) Starting with the ostrich body, I made it with pipe insulation covers, … 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

Haunting Headless Bride Costume for a 9-Year-Old Girl

Haunting Headless Bride Costume for a 9-Year-Old Girl

My nine year old daughter wanted to be something different for Halloween. We searched around online to come up with ideas and started to notice that we liked the idea of a headless costume. There are a number of headless brides costumes online, but we weren’t overly impressed with them for some reason or another. … 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

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

Creepy Headless Woman Costume

Creepy Headless Woman Costume

My daughter wanted to be something scary this year, (she usually goes for cute) so I was thrilled to take on the challenge. I love doing optical illusion costumes. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but when I spotted this dress for $12 in a thrift store, I knew I instantly knew what … 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

Cool Homemade Genie on a Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Cool Homemade Genie on a Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

I started thinking of what to wear last year when I won the office costume contest. I had a few ideas and then in July I started working on my Genie on a flying carpet. I worked on it while my 86 year old mom was visiting and she loved the idea and could not … 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

Homemade Headless Costume for a Boy

Homemade Headless Costume for a Boy

My son and I had so much fun creating the headless look! First we went to our local thrift store and bought a long trench coat. We love hanging out in the thrift store. Never know what you will find! We then taped a box on top of a backpack. When we make costumes you … Read more

Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Well I have to say this was the most interesting costume I have made yet. It took me about two months from start to finish. I went to the good will and bought a  wedding dress originally for my daughter five years previous and then bought a mannequin and made the bust out of paper … Read more

Cool Invisible Man Illusion Costume

Cool Invisible Man Illusion Costume

I saw an invisible man costume online and thought, “I have to do this!” I win a costume contest at work every year and thought that would work perfect. I didn’t have any instructions, so every thing was trial and error. I had the coat first and thought I would just pull it over my … 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 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

Homemade Head in the Freezer (Running Fridge!) Costume

Homemade Head in the Freezer (Running Fridge!) Costume

This costume was inspired by other head-in-the-freezer costumes! I love illusion costumes and thought this would be hilarious for an upcoming 10K race. I put together the costume using foam core instead of a large cardboard box as the former  would be sturdier; I needed this costume to stay together during the race. It was … Read more

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

This is a combo costume that I wore with my 7 month old daughter in a baby-bjorn. The concept was an octopus with flailing tentacles attacking a snorkeler. I was really excited to do a combo costume with my child from the moment I found out I was pregnant. I knew we would be able … Read more

The Amazing Antigravity Machine for Halloween!

The Amazing Antigravity Machine for Halloween!

This costume was relativity inexpensive to make but I would put it as a moderate level of difficulty. We always want to outdo last years costume so this year we went with this. We thought it was pretty cool :) It took us about 5 days to complete just working a couple hours a day … Read more