Cool Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

For the Peacock costume, I will start with the top and work down. For the headpiece, I sewed together 4 fascinator hat bases in blue satin to form a dome shape. This “hat” was them covered in swirled pipe cleaners. I made the corona feathers by painting shish kebob skewers white, then glueing feathers on … Read more

Vibrant African Elephant Costume

Vibrant African Elephant Costume

My 11-year-old girl has loved elephants since she was a toddler. Her room is decorated in African elephants. I decided to make her an elephant costume using vibrant African print material. The most time-consuming part of this costume was cutting strips of fabric and sewing them together before cutting out the pattern (McCall’s 6809 vintage). … Read more

Autumn Yarn Homemade Lion Costume

Autumn Yarn Homemade Lion Costume

This is my twelve year-old girl dressed in her autumn yarn homemade lion costume. She wanted to be a cute lion instead of a realistic fur lion. Homemade Lion Costume Instructions I used tie died fleece for the head and body. I enlarged a vintage mask pattern for the head. She wanted a really BIG … Read more

Dog Eaten by Rattlesnake Costume

Dog Eaten by Rattlesnake Costume

My dog is a great guy. Mason is mellow and will put up with anything. I knew I wanted to take advantage of that in the costume. I’ve always loved animals. When I was a kid there was never a Halloween when I wasn’t dressed in one of my mom’s hand-sewn animal costumes, so it … Read more

Jungle Love Couple Costume: Zebra and Safari Tour Guide

Jungle Love Couple Costume: Zebra and Safari Tour Guide

First off found these pj’s than from there the ideas came to mind, and started looking for the rest of the accessories. Best part was my daughter wanting to paint my face and boy did she have fun but the freakiest part and funniest on my end was i was going into character as she … Read more

Leopard and Safari Guide Couples Costume

Leopard and Safari Guide Couples Costume

For our Leopard and Safari Guide couples costume I found everything at my local Goodwill and it only took my a few hours to make! For the safari guide costume I found a straw hat and a khaki vest. We wrote ‘safari guide’ on the vest, added a few scratches I’m my boyfriends face with fake … Read more

Coolest Homemade Monkey Group Costume

Coolest Homemade Monkey Group Costume

Inspired by a sock monkey costume I saw in a catalog a couple of years ago, I thought of our family’s costume theme this year: “Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkeys!” We selected the sock monkey, clapping monkey, barrel of monkeys, and Boots the monkey (from Dora the Explorer) for my kids and husband. After much … Read more

Super Cute Lion Toddler Costume

Super Cute Lion Toddler Costume

Our family had just left the local zoo where my 3yr old daughter shockingly changed her mind about dressing up as Princess Elsa to going as a beautiful peacock instead for Halloween. It was a very productive outing I must say – in the short time we were there, it was decided that Mommy and … Read more

Cool Giraffe Costume on Stilts

Cool Giraffe Costume on Stilts

This year I wanted to be a giraffe, so I began about two weeks before Halloween. I began with using chicken wire as the base of my neck and head. I began with the head first, by bending the wire and tying  it to shape the head portion, then shaped the ears and antler as separate pieces … Read more

Cute No-Sew Giraffe Costume

Cute No-Sew Giraffe Costume

I made this giraffe costume for my 10-year-old daughter mostly out of recycled cardboard, hot glue, quilt batting, and felt. I made a “skull” from strips of cardboard bent and glued together and then covered with quilt batting and felt. The neck and back were similar, with a larger piece of cardboard scored and rolled … Read more

Cool Couple Costume Idea: Zebras in Noah’s Ark

Cool Couple Costume Idea: Zebras in Noah's Ark

My daughter and her friend bought zebra pajamas at the store.  Then they found out that our church was having a costume contest, but only one person could win, so they decided to make a Noah’s Ark with themselves inside. We took cardboard boxes and shaped them like an ark.  We used a little box … Read more

Sexy Leopard and Leopard Tamer Couple Costume

Sexy Leopard and Leopard Tamer Couple Costume

For the leopard, I wore a leopard body suit.  I wore black high-waisted shorts over top and black ripped stockings underneath.  To complete the look I threw on leopard heels and a leopard cat mask. For the leopard tamer, he wore black dress pants and a white button-up.  To complete his look, he wore a … Read more

Sultry Snake with Realistic Snake Scales Body Paint

Sultry

Hello, my name is Jessica . For Halloween this Year I was a Sultry Snake. To start off thinking what I wanted to be, I knew I wanted to be something creative and unique. I was entering a costume contest and was determined to get BEST female costume. I choose the snake, because I knew … Read more

Coolest Giraffe Party Animal Halloween Costume

Coolest Giraffe Party Animal Halloween Costume

So this year i decided for halloween i would once again put my brain to work and think of a creative costume. I have always been told I am quite the Party Animal. So with a little thinking I decided i wanted to be one for Halloween. I went to the local craft store and … Read more

Coolest MGM Lion Logo Costume

Coolest MGM Lion Logo Costume

When deciding on a costume for Halloween, I always try to go with something that plays off my own look.  With my naturally curly hair, and colouring, I decided it would make a great lion’s mane.  But I didn’t want to be just any old lion.  I wanted to be a famous lion!! So I … Read more

Miss Tiger Costume

Miss Tiger Costume

I purchased 2 yards of Tiger material from the animal print section. Selected material that I could cut into and would not have to sew any edges or that edges would run. Also purchased 1 yard of elastic all at Joanne Fabrics at 50% off. I already had black thread and needles at home. I … Read more

Inner Tigress Costume Idea: You’re Gonna Hear Me ROAR!

Inner Tigress Costume Idea: You're Gonna Hear Me ROAR!

This inner Tigress coming out face painting  was a last-minute costume that required very little effort. I wanted something quick but high-impact. I used face paint from CVS and it worked fine for me), and followed the picture as best i could. I am an artist, so if you are entirely inexperienced, have a friend come over … Read more

Original Homemade Elephant Costume

Original Homemade Elephant Costume

This elephant costume was the first costume I ever made. I dived in and started, having no idea what I was doing! I love elephants, and I had the box idea from primary school when we made cars out of a box, and a helmet out of paper mache. So I paper mached half of … Read more

Cool Homemade Crocodile Costume

Cool Homemade Crocodile Costume

On occasion I get a creative burst, and without planning just dive into my project! I am a fan of trial and error, I don’t really like following a guide or recipe. I started this crocodile costume with the head, using cardboard as a base with a hot glue gun, then paper mâchéing to get the right shape. For … Read more

The Elephant Man Optical Illusion Costume

The Elephant Man Optical Illusion Costume

My family loves to make our own costumes. Every year, we make to a higher and different level of imagination. This year the theme was “Trip Around the World” that shows cultures and history of people. We picked the county India because of its rich practices and colorful splendid garments. My husband made a huge … Read more

Easy and Fun Giraffe Costume

Easy and Fun Giraffe Costume

My friends and I decided to do a group themed costume as the idea of party animals. Each of us chose an animal that would be easy to dress up as, then bought our costumes, and added party hats and had party horns/streamers. Creating the giraffe costume: 1) Bought a plain yellow dress, brown tights, … Read more

Super Fun Safari Tourist and Leopard Couple Costumes

Super Fun Safari Tourist and Leopard Couple Costumes

My husband didn’t really want to dress up this year, but Halloween is my favorite holiday, so after a lot of rejected ideas we found something we were both happy about! I went as a leopard (but definitely not the store-bought “sexy cat” kind!) and he was a safari tourist. He followed me around all night with … Read more

Original Homemade Hippo Halloween Costume

My friend Ben wanted a Hippo costume, so I whipped up the most ridiculous, haggard hippo costume you've ever laid eyes on. I don't have a sewing ma

My friend Ben wanted a Hippo Halloween costume, so I whipped up the most ridiculous, haggard hippo costume you’ve ever laid eyes on. I don’t have a sewing machine, so I hand sewed this bad boy in between watching Modern Family reruns, checking Facebook, and kind of reviewing for midterms, so needless to say it’s … Read more

Homemade Zebra Costume with Cool Body Paint

Body Paint is an excellent way to show off your creativity. just like a painting, no two strokes are the same- so you are guaranteed originality.
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Body paint is an excellent way to show off your creativity. Just like a painting, no two strokes are the same- so you are guaranteed originality. What I used for this zebra costume: BODY:  black and white Snazaroo face paint.  false lashes  black high waist shorts  two black bras (one low cut dress bra)  black … Read more