Adorable Homemade Milk Themed Family Costumes

I first thought of being a milkman at the high school at which I teach. We have smaller advisories and I had the idea of having my students be milk cartons (one chocolate, of course!) for a group competition. I then thought it would be a good idea for my family and thought of a … Read more

Meaningful Homemade Statue of Liberty Child Costume

statue of liberty child costume

RoRo Loves Lady Liberty RoRo is 6.25 yrs old and loves the Statue of Liberty so much that we drove to see her last spring break. He is half Afghan. His dad fled in the 80s when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, so welcoming immigrants is meaningful to us. In this divisive election, we want to … Read more

Terrifyingly Scary Homemade Scarecrow Halloween Costume

scarecrow halloween costume

Scarecrow Halloween Costume Idea  The initial idea behind my scarecrow Halloween costume was to create an evil horror related scarecrow.  After many hours of searching and researching I found a good mask that I could base the rest of my costume on. This mask came from grim stitch factory.  Also, I did not base my … Read more

Awesome DIY Hot Air Balloon Costume

diy hot air balloon costume

Full of Hot Air Go big or go home, I knew I wanted to do something over the top. I wanted the outfit to be thought out from head (or above) to toe for my DIY hot air balloon costume! Coordinating colors was a plan from the beginning from the iconic red balloon to the … Read more

Cutest Baby Costumes: The Delicious Granny Twins

cutest baby costumes

I wanted something different for my twins first Halloween that wasn’t just store bought but also wouldn’t put a huge dent in my bank account. I am a new mom of twins so I had a tight budget for TWO babies. For both costumes, it ended up costing me less than $7 to make! Mainly … Read more

Cool Homemade Storm Cloud and Rain Costume

rain costume

Calgary Alberta had a very wet summer this year. So I thought I would take that idea and create “Miss Calgary Summer 2016″.  I made the storm cloud by stapling and gluing batting to a clear umbrella.  Then, I added shimmery ribbon and crystals for the rain and mini strobe lights.  I pieced the dress … Read more

Adorably Hilarious Homemade Toddler Old Lady Costume

toddler old lady costume

This toddler old lady costume was inspired by my mom (my daughter’s Grammy). It was her idea and although I thought it was lame at first, the idea stuck so we decided to give it a try. The supplies included a dress from Value Village, bag of cotton balls, sock nylons, sunglasses, necklace, sequin, hot … Read more

Awesome Homemade Wheelchair Costume from the Cat in the Hat

homemade wheelchair costume

I love making my son’s costumes. This homemade wheelchair costume from Dr. Seuss was fun. Also, all five of my kids join in and do a new theme every year. We always enjoy it. In addition, we do trunk or treat at church. Making the Homemade Wheelchair Costume In order to make the Cat in … Read more

Coolest Homemade Macho Man Costume – You Dig It!

Coolest Macho Man Costume. You dig it!

Snap Into a Slim Jim! “Wanna light up your life? Need a lil excitement? Snap into a Slim Jim! A little beef and a little spice, with everything nice!” This was my inspiration for my Macho Man costume. Check out my costume in action, here. Making my Second Macho Man Costume I created my second Macho … Read more

Awesome Homemade Female Macho Man Costume

female macho man costume

I was the only girl in the family and was really into wrestling as a kid. I loved Macho Man Randy Savage because, well he’s the cream of the crop! So, I wanted to emulate his extravagant costume in the most savage way as possible to pay homage. Thus, check out my female Macho Man costume! … Read more

Adorable Homemade Toddler School Bus Costume

toddler school bus costume

My 3 year-old son wanted to be a school bus for Halloween. However, with a limited budget I had to get creative. Here’s what I did to make this toddler school bus costume: So I took a cardboard box, some paints, ribbon, construction paper, stickers, and two flashlights and got creative! The day of our town … Read more

Amazing Pop Art Inspired Owner and Pet Costumes

owner and pet costumes

Inspiration for my Owner and Pet Costumes I got the inspiration for this costume last year online. I always do dog costume contests. And I love to dress up alongside of my pup. So, I knew what I was going to do for myself – but I had to think of how to create it … Read more

Coolest Homemade CarnEvil Ringleader Costume

ringleader costume

So the theme for my party this year was CarnEVIL! This was so much fun! We had almost no clowns show up and everyone got super creative! Being it was my party, I decided to go in a ringleader costume! Making my Carnevil Ringleader Costume This costume more came together than was made. I bought … Read more

Adorable Homemade Toddler Firetruck Costume

toddler firetruck costume

My 3 year-old son wanted to be a firetruck. I had already made his twin brother a school bus costume from cardboard boxes and paint, so I thought, how hard could a toddler firetruck costume be? Making the Toddler Firetruck Costume I used a cardboard box, mod podge, hot glue, construction paper, ribbon, flashlights, empty … Read more

Coolest Homemade Rainstorm Costume for Halloween

rainstorm costume

My daughter and I were on a hunt for an idea for a Halloween costume this year. We looked on Pinterest and saw a few ideas that inspired us to make this rainstorm costume, aka our “Rainstorm Princess”. Our first step was to get a dress for the base of the rainstorm costume.  I found … Read more

Awesome Homemade Fantasia Centaurette Costume

fantasia centaurette costume

My daughter Giselle is responsible for dreaming this Fantasia Centaurette costume up! Giselle has slight sensory processing challenges that over the years has led to very selective screen time. The high drama and battles of most Disney movies overwhelm her, without fail. We try to find movies to cuddle and watch together. And more often … Read more

Incredible Homemade Light Up Jellyfish Costume

Jelly Fish at home

I made this for work. I work with patients in the dark so I was looking for ways to glow brighter with them. I looked up light costumes and saw some basic jelly fish costumes with umbrellas and lights and went with the idea. It was pretty easy. I used pink bubble wrap and fabric, … Read more

Awesomely Unique Homemade Halloween Costume

unique homemade halloween costume

I’ve always wanted to be something whimsical, yet creepy. The idea was always there and this Halloween I was able to make my imaginative Keeper of the Forest character come to life! This unique homemade Halloween costume took quite some time to complete (too many hours to count haha). But the end result I was … Read more

Awesome DIY Rainbow Brite and Sprite Costumes

rainbow brite and sprite costumes

Rainbow Brite was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid. My best friend and I decided to make her and her pet sprite, Twink. So we spent the last month figuring out how to make and making these fun and colorful costumes. Here are some of the details on how we put these bright … Read more

Awesome Bag of Jelly Belly Beans DIY Dog Costume

DIY dog costume

Jelly Beans DIY Dog Costume Materials -Water balloons (I used all 3 primary colors) -Many colors of paint -Mod podge (shiny finish) -Clear plastic bag -Clear packing tape -Red ribbon -Stiff felt (in red and yellow) for Jelly Belly logo -Red felt and cardboard for hat Steps to Making the DIY Dog Costume I find food … Read more

Epic Homemade Top Gun F-14 Tomcat Costume

This was an idea based off  a few pictures that were seen online.  We had a wagon, some scrap wood a few things of paint and we decided to just do it. With 5 days until Halloween when we really got started we sure did spend a few long nights working on it.  As the … Read more

Fun Homemade Gumball Machine Costume

gumball machine costume

My son decided he wanted to be something completely different than what they sell in the stores. He told me he wanted to be a gumball machine. When I heard that I was very surprised. I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about making a gumball machine costume. After I googled DIY gumball machine costume, … Read more

Cool Homemade Angler Fish Costume

Here is my son, the Angler Fish (original fish, not the character from movie). He wants to be a scientist, reads a lot of books and makes his own research. He wanted to be an Angler Fish because he finds it one of the most amazing creatures of the ocean. He has a functioning light … Read more

Stunning Homemade Jellyfish Costume

Glowing at night

My daughter and I were watching Finding Nemo and as soon as she saw the part that Dory and Nemo jump on the tops of the jellyfish, she decided she wanted to be a jellyfish for Halloween.  She wanted to use a clear umbrella as the base but we decided that a hat style might … Read more