Fun Couple Costume: Alien and Tourist Shot in Area 51

Shot in Area 51 but still saw them aliens

When the Storm Area 51 event landed on my Facebook feed like thousands of planes landed in Paradise, Nevada’s McCarran Airport on September 20, 2019, I knew I had to do something about it. I’ve been going hard on Halloween since 2014 and my sister since 2015, and this was the first opportunity we had to … Read more

The Lava Queen and Her Guard Alien Couple Costumes

The Lava Queen and Her Guard Alien Couple Costumes

Ever since I was little, I have enjoyed watching sci-fi movies. Especially those that included aliens. I always wanted to come up with my own alien species and this year for Halloween I finally got my chance. Being a sophomore in college studying biology makes it hard to find free time. But Halloween is important … Read more

Epic Alien Robot Costume

Epic Alien Robot Costume

I took on a large Halloween project and this was my first time using L200 foam, creating latex masks/molds, electronics with voice changers/speakers, making a vacu-form mold and custom painting.  I grew up loving Halloween and each year expand my knowledge building unique costumes. I went to the extreme this year to see what I … Read more

Awesome UFO Alien Costume that Lights Up!

Awesome UFO Alien Costume that Lights Up!

This year I decided to create an old-school Alien costume with a UFO, something that I’ve wanted to do ever since I was a kid. Some sci-fi influences include the Tim Burton film Mars Attacks!, Buck Rodgers, the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man” and the little green men from Roswell’s Area 51 culture. First off, … Read more

Fantastic Alien Glow in the Dark Costumes

Fantastic Alien Glow in the Dark Costumes

I wanted to make fantastic glow in the dark costumes after discovering EL (electroluminescent) wire. It’s cool to the touch and bends and shapes easily.  So I researched how to solder and connect it, then began my project. I bought simple robes for my husband and myself and made them into the basis for the … Read more

Cool DIY Alien Costume

Cool DIY Alien Costume

For my Alien costume, I bought a bunch of sports padding, guards and a pair of matching bike helmets at thrift stores. I painted them all to match blue and black. Then I bought six cheap LED necklaces, speaker wire, fish tank air hose and lots of hot glue. I filled a fish tank air hose … Read more

Cool 3-Eyed Alien Warrior Princess Costume

Cool 3-Eyed Alien Warrior Princess Costume

There were many things I thought about being, I jumped from skeleton to circus freak to finally an alien because well I wanted to do something that was out of this world, and painting myself green seemed like a fantastic idea. I started planning what I was going to do 2 days before Halloween. I … Read more

Awesome Scifi Lighted Extraterrestrial Alien Costume

Awesome Scifi Lighted Extraterrestrial Alien Costume

I worked on this costume for months. Where to start? The headpiece was made with intricate cut work into a thick bendable foam, on top of that, I put silver glitter and glue all over, then glued teeny tiny mirrors all over and some crystals. The leg pieces are the same as the headpiece, back … Read more

Coolest Family Costume Tales of a Steampunk Alien Invasion

Coolest Family Costume Tales of a Steampunk Alien Invasion

I have five children. And with that statement comes the fact that Halloween is a HUGE deal at my house. Especially since I’m a clothing designer and my kids are all eight and under, so they take the opportunity to really test my skills. Originally, when my kids asked if they could all go as … Read more

Cool Homemade UFO Alien Costume for a Boy

Cool Homemade UFO Alien Costume for a Boy

This was a very difficult & fun costume to make. I used things I had around the house. First I cut a laundry basket attached a cardboard ring at the bottom covered it with alum foil added green an blue material inside with battery operated lights covered the whole thing with clear heavy plastic. I used … Read more

Fashionable Space Visitors Couple Costume

Fashionable Space Visitors Couple Costume

For Halloween this year my boyfriend and I were visitors from space. We gallivanted through town and told people we were just visiting Earth for a short vacation. We spoke in made up languages, shared epic stories of our travels, shot people with the laser gun “dance blasters”, figured out ways to drink and eat … Read more

The Thing: A Homemade Costume Two Years in the Making

The Thing: A Homemade Costume Two Years in the Making

I had the idea to make a John Carpenter’s “The Thing”(’82)-inspired costume back in 2011. I went searching around the New England thrift stores for a parka-like jacket with a fur-lined hood, reminiscent of the one used in “The Thing” poster artwork. After much searching, I found one for a good price, and purchased it. … Read more