Cutest Homemade Little Gumball Machine

I bought an acrylic dome that is used for security cameras that are mounted on the ceiling. I filled it with sponge balls used for magic tricks. Then I placed white felt on the back to enclose the balls. The bottom part of the machine is made of red felt. It has suspenders on it … Read more

Unique Extraterrestrial Steampunk Cyborg Costume

Extraterrestrial Steampunk Cyborg costume

The Extraterrestrial Steampunk Cyborg costume came about after my mother told me a story about an uncle of mine. He once dressed draped in cans at a Carnival many years ago. Well, I had the desire to try and recreate the exact costume but that did not go well. In my sleep I dreamed of … Read more

Awesome Mexican Wall Costume With Señor Trump Sign

Awesome Mexican Wall Costume

When deciding what costume to wear this year, my son wanted to find something topical and instantly recognizable. He was inspired by current President Donald Trump and immediately thought of a Mexican Wall costume. My son keeps up with politics and came across an online meme of the Mexican Wall.  We knew this was the idea … Read more

Awesome Realistic Toddler Army Tank Costume

Awesome Army Tank Costume

When your son’s dream is to have an army tank costume, you get to work. After I completely scraped two tank tries, I got it right with this one! Materials for the army tank costume: I utilized a 5 by 3 foot industrial cardboard, a lot of Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Tape, and spray adhesive in … Read more

Hilarious Lost Kitty Costume

Lost kitty

Here’s my Lost Kitty Costume – I love a good costume that you can buy from Goodwill! I purchased a nightgown, robe and cane from Goodwill. To give my backside some shape, I took some pantyhose and stuffed them. I tied the legs off and used them to tie around my waist and made myself a very … Read more

Scary DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

This scary Tooth Fairy costume is custom made from head to toe and is not for the faint of heart! The dress is hand made and is a one-of-a-kind piece. The wings were designed and fabricated by hand as well, they detach from the harness (also made by hand) for easier transport. The skulls were … Read more

Eco-Friendly, Net Zero, Green Home Costume

green-home-costume

I think “Net Zero” homes are so cool! I also went to an open house a few weeks ago, and the builder (Sy Safi) told us about all the cool systems in his house, which not only make it super energy efficient, but also healthier to live in! I wanted to create something similar so … Read more

Thomas The Tank Engine

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! We used a diaper box, he helped paint it blue on the middle and top flaps and black on the bottom flap. I turned the box inside out and hot glue gunned it … Read more

Easy DIY Adorable Twin Old Ladies

We thought dressing our twin daughters up as old ladies would be a fun Halloween costume. The costumes were very easy to put together.  I glued craft pom-poms onto hats for their wigs.  My husband made walkers out of PVC pipe and spray painted them.  We added tennis balls for a fun effect.  I purchased … Read more

Soccer Ball Mascot Costume

Our daughter is a serious soccer player so we made her into a big soccer ball with the club logo on front and number on back. The ball is made of soccer panels hand sewed together. I made a separate liner with stuffing inside to allow it to fit over and around her. We completed … Read more

Adorable Baby Pinata Costume

Adorable Baby Pinata 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 them. They are usually pretty fabulous, so the bar was set high for our baby’s first Halloween. We thought up and dismissed several ideas before we settled on a baby … Read more

Cutest Combine Harvester Driver Costume

Cutest Combine Harvester Driver Costume

This is Parker, age 4, wearing his Minneapolis Moline Combine Harvester Costume. Parker is a 5th generation lover and collector of Minneapolis Moline tractors and implements. These tractors were sold from the early 1900’s through 1972. Our family sold these tractors back in the day and have now become collectors of this antique heirloom. Parker, … Read more

Cool Violin Spider Fairy Costume

Cool Violin Spider Fairy Costume

The origin of my Violin Spider Fairy costume comes from the history of the violin spider which is also known as a Brown Recluse spider. The Spider fairy is a generic fictional and fantasy character as well, so I decided to combine both characters into one and to play the violin in order to make a brand new … Read more

Adorable DIY Tinkerbell Costume

Adorable DIY Tinkerbell Costume

Over the Summer I decided that I wanted to make my kids’ Halloween costumes this year. So, in July, my daughter Riley (6-years-old) and I started looking for inspiration online. She decided that she really wanted to be Tinkerbell, so we started looking at as many Tinkerbell costumes as we could to get some ideas. … Read more

Coolest Darth Vader and Ship Costume

Coolest Darth Vader and Ship Costume

My son is wheelchair bound and loves to participate with other kids. He loves dressing for Halloween. We try to make his costume a spectacular one. This year he wanted to be Darth Vader, so we put on our thinking caps and we built a ship to fit over his wheelchair. That made one little … Read more

Adorable Rainbow Costume

Adorable Rainbow Costume

Emma is 5-years-old and she is from Frostproof, FL. She wanted to be a Rainbow this year! She found a costume idea on Pinterest (yes, she LOVES Pinterest!!). She noted that it wasn’t in a correct “Rainbow Order”, and she wanted “tutu” clouds, and it needed to have a Sun and Raindrops (hard to see … Read more

Cool Barbie and Old Granny Costumes

Cool Barbie and Old Granny Costumes

My daughters are 6 and 7 but are complete opposites. One is quite and reserved. One is all diva. So one chose to put on a Barbie costume and the other chose an old granny costume. For the Barbie costume we started with a large box and just cut it like a doll box, spray painted it and … Read more

Coolest Egyptian Princess Baby

Coolest Egyptian Princess Baby

This year is my baby’s first Halloween and I wanted to make her something different. I have a store bought Cleopatra costume and thought it would be neat for her to be a baby Egyptian and I would push her around in the stroller. I bought some white fabric and Egyptian-looking ribbon at the craft … Read more

Coolest Happy Camper Costume

Coolest Happy Camper Costume

My family and I like to go camping before Halloween. We go to a campground near us that has some activities all weekend. Last year I went as a campfire and it was a hit. I thought what to do for this year, and I decided a camper would be fun to make. That is … Read more

Funny Stepford Wife and Redneck Pop Art Costume

Funny Stepford Wife and Redneck Pop Art Costume

Our neighborhood has some homes in 1 city and some homes in another city.  There’s been some tension between which city is better so we decided to make some fun about it. One city is considered more upscale and the other city is considered more farm redneck, but that wasn’t enough… we wanted to make … Read more

Cool Pet Dog Crane Machine Costume

Cool Pet Dog Crane Machine Costume

Abigail’s insanely obsessed dog mom Sarah insisted she enter Abbie in a pet parade contest. It was a ‘go big or go home’ mentality when it came to what Abbie would dress up as. She wanted a costume that she could contain Abbie to a wagon so that she wouldn’t get tangled or fraternize with … Read more

Cool Mermaid Costume

Cool Mermaid Costume

I only had 2 days to put this costume together for a local Lagunitas Beer Circus I was attending at Petaluma, Ca. My grandma had just died and I didn’t even feel like drinking, but I had spent $50 on a ticket to this circus and costumes were highly encouraged. On the way into town … Read more

Adorable Grandparents Baby Costumes

Adorable Grandparents Baby Costumes

Silas (4 months old) and Gabrielle (5 months old) dressed up for Halloween in a grandma costume and a grandpa costume!  Dressing the babies up as old people was one of the funniest things I’ve ever done! We couldn’t contain our laughter, we were in tears. The ‘poor’ babies were very concerned when tears started … Read more