Insanely Huge Homemade T-Rex Halloween Costume

t-rex halloween costume

My son comes up with the costume ideas for Halloween, and puts me to work.  So, we made an insanely huge dinosaur T-Rex Halloween costume. It’s hard to see how huge it was from the pictures. It stands about 8 or 9 feet tall, 4 1/2 feet wide, and 16 feet long. Making the T-Rex … Read more

Contest-Winning Homemade Jurassic Park Jeep Costume

Jurassic Park Jeep

For my company, each department picks a theme and decorates their cubicles and themselves accordingly. We went with Jurassic World, which featured a throwback to the classic Jurassic Park jeep. So I signed up to be the jeep while vaguely dressing like Dr. Ellie Sattler. Costume Winner! I ended up winning the company’s contest for most … Read more

Awesome DIY Steampunk Ursula Costume is Making Waves

steampunk ursula costume

This creation of this Steampunk Ursula costume has been filled with a lot of firsts. From leather and metal working, to playing with UV lighting and reactive paint. To creating a voice activated light up seashell. And even making two sets of tentacles – one from pool noodles, the other from toy snakes and wire. … Read more

Child’s Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

Child's Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

The hardest part with this Alien Abduction costume was getting my 11-year-old daughter to decide what costume she wanted to be. After hours of browsing with her on this site she finally chose the alien abduction costume and we were set to go. After collecting the necessary items which took more time than actually constructing … Read more

Awesome Homemade Spinosaurus Dinosaur Costume

spinosaurus dinosaur costume

My son wanted a Spinosaurus dinosaur costume for Halloween, which was no surprise to me. So I went to planning. We spent over 10 hours and about $44 in making this costume. The costume is made mostly of craft foam, fabric, and paint. The Head The head was the first step and the hardest step … Read more

Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Costumes are kind of a big deal in our home. My husband and I go to 2-3 costume parties a year, and I always make the costumes. They are usually pretty fabulous, so the bar was set high for our son’s second Halloween. He was a year and a half old and was starting to … Read more

Coolest Lion Hunter Halloween Costume

The Lion King shows his big Prize to you!

This Safari Hunter had a Lion who actually Hunted her and now he carry’s his prize around to show everyone! Creepy! THE STORY: Okay, so it was my first time to go out Safari hunting for a lion in Africa. I didn’t have much luck my first few days. I saw lions but no clear … Read more

Coolest and Cheapest DIY Claw Machine Costume In Town

DIY Claw Machine Costume

My son ran up to me and said “MOM! I want to be a claw machine for Halloween”. I gave him quite the look and then thought in my head “that would be really cool, I can do it!” We searched on Pinterest for ideas but I wanted it to look his own – not … Read more

Cute DIY Marshall from Paw Patrol Child Costume With Fire Truck

paw patrol child costume

After seeing some awesome DIY costumes that other children were wearing on Halloween last year, I decided to give it a try and make one for my 5 year old son to wear this year. There’s something about homemade costumes that I love. They’re so much more special than any store bought costume. I’m also … Read more

Coolest Recycled DIY Dragon Princess Costume

Dragon Princess

This was a hard one everything but the kitchen sink in here. Most of it was recycled from a dumpster. A lot of foam like would be used in a sofa. I started with crutches and curved them around the body. Then I re-enforced with 2×4’s the neck has a sewer pipe and  boards in … Read more

Cool Homemade Thomas The Tank Engine Costume

thomas the tank engine costume

My son is now 3 and has been a Thomas fan since he stole our neighbour’s Thomas Train at 10 months old! So I had to make a Thomas the Tank Engine costume for him. Making Thomas the Tank Engine Costume We used a diaper box. He helped paint it blue on the middle and … Read more

Inspiring Homemade Wheelchair Costumes That Will Give You all the Feels

DIY Wheelchair Costumes

While all homemade costumes are unique, DIY wheelchair costumes have captured a special place in our hearts. Made with so much love, these costumes disguise chairs so that the personality of the costume wearer is on display. Making it easier to connect with someone who just happens to be wearing an awesome costume. So, take … Read more

Easy DIY Dust Bunny Costume

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This was a fun play on words costume that was super simple. I bought a large gray sweater from the thrift store, bought some bunny ears online and a bag of cobwebs. Then I just wrapped myself in the cobwebs. For some extra dust I sprayed some silver hair color and found some dryer lint … Read more

Coolest Homemade Norfolk Southern Train Costume

norfolk southern train costume

So, our son, Cole, has been in love with trains since he was about two years old. He loves to watch the Norfolk Southern trains pass through.  When he was two he said he wanted to be a train for Halloween. If you look on the internet there are tons of ideas for Thomas – … Read more

Coolest DIY Halloween Costume: Ancestral Viking Costume

viking costume

So I discovered several months ago that my dominate ancestry was Scandinavian (Viking), so I began researching this ancient culture and watching History Channel’s “Vikings” and I became hooked!  I decided I wanted to be a Viking Shield Maiden, Lagertha from the show, this Halloween!  Thus began my 2-month long journey to create my viking … Read more

Not-So-Scary Child Medusa Homemade Costume

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I love making Halloween costumes for my daughter and this past year she wanted to be something fun and not kiddie.  So I looked at some ideas and suggested Medusa.  I showed her some ideas and when I said we can even spray your hair green, she was all for it. I started with a … Read more

Coolest Giant Homemade Cactus Costume

homemade cactus costume

Last year, I moved to the Southwest, and wanted to celebrate with something southwest themed. Roadrunner? Cotote? Chile pepper? Nope… I went with an 8-foot tall giant saguaro cactus. The entire homemade cactus costume was made in about 4 hours, using chicken wire and Green duct tape, plus a little weather stripping and green pipe … Read more

Mysterious DIY Black Gold Saw Anime Costume

anime costume

Black Gold Saw is from one of my favorite anime shows and I wanted to show my love for this character by creating this anime costume. Making the Anime Costume For the making of the sword, armor, belt and horns I created my own pattern and drew out the separate pieces to be put together … Read more

Coolest Homemade Costume for a Pint-Sized Rocker

Coolest Rocker Costume for 20 month old Boy

Well this came about due to being on a limited budget and wanting to stay away from the traditional package costumes. I had already made the vest for him prior to Halloween. It did take some cutting and sewing and of course some ironing. He already owned the jeans and shirt. Bought him a bandanna, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Treehouse Costume

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“What do you want to be for Halloween?” I asked my barely 4 year old. I’m imagining something that’s not too hard to make, like last year’s Astronaut or the “Boy Fairy” from the year before. He thought about it for a little while and told me “I want to be a tree house.” I … Read more

Cool Homemade Costume – Mouse in a Trap

Mouse in a trap

This homemade costume got a lot of attention and won me second place in our work contest. We just used card board with wood contact paper and red tape for the outline of the trap. We put shoulder straps and bent a lead pipe my dad had laying around the garage. The “mouse” costume was … Read more

Awesome DIY Teen Wolf Costume

This is Bryan. He’s a huge Michael J. Fox fan. And the number 42 was also his basketball number back in high school. Additionally, he has a serious “man beard” and didn’t want to shave for an 80s themed b-day/Halloween party. Turns out there are not many guys from the 80s with a huge beard. … Read more