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

Katy Perry Costume Inspired by the “Alien” Video

Katy Perry Costume Inspired by the "Alien" Video

In 2011, I went as Katy Perry from her “Alien” video. I made the costume from scratch and through lots of trial and error it took me about a month and a half to complete. The breast plate was the hardest part to figure out. It is made from plastic that was melted and formed … Read more

Sexy Homemade Alien Invader Costume

Sexy Homemade Alien Invader Costume

Alien costumes are not easy to find. I wanted something that reminded people of the aliens from the movie Alien but maybe was a little more approachable and not so slimy. What I came up with was a combination of the alien from the Alien movies, and the creature from the movie Splice. The entire … Read more

Aliens and Abductees Halloween Costumes

Aliens and Abductees Halloween Costumes

I always make our costumes! These are actually costumes I made for my family in 2010. Had to start the aliens (my 2 boys) back in August. It took a whole lot of work and patience. Paper mache, window screen for the eyes, lots and lots of spray paint, graduation gowns and some green latex … Read more

Original Homemade Alien Halloween Costume

I made the head out of paper mache (which is basically a mixture of 2 parts water, 1 part flour. I start by mixing it together until smooth and

I made the head of this Alien Halloween costume out of paper mache (which is basically a mixture of 2 parts water, 1 part flour). I started by mixing it together until smooth and then I inflated a balloon the size of my child’s head,  and then I cut strips of newspaper into 1 inch strips which … Read more

Epic Ellen Ripley and Alien Couples Costume

Last year, my girlfriend Libby convinced me to do our first couples costume and she chose The Maitlands from Beetlejuice with their stretched faces.

Last year, my girlfriend Libby convinced me to do our first couples costume and she chose The Maitlands from Beetlejuice with their stretched faces. We won and placed in several contests, found ourselves as a win on Failblog.com, and got to lead the local Halloween parade.  This was a tough act to follow, and this … Read more

Amazing Alien Girl Costume

Every year for Halloween, my daughter comes up with some crazy idea of what she wants to be and it is up to me of course to make it happen.  Thi

Every year for Halloween, my daughter comes up with some crazy idea of what she wants to be and it is up to me of course to make it happen. This time she wanted to have a costume that glowed in the dark and lit up and we decided to go with an alien girl … Read more

Original Homemade Alien Costumes

The theme for this fancy dress was 'bad taste'. Turning up to the event painted blue and yellow wearing swimming flippers and plastic ears definate

The theme for this fancy dress was ‘bad taste’. Turning up to the event painted blue and yellow wearing swimming flippers and plastic ears definitely fitted the ‘bad taste’ profile.To creative this master piece my creative friend  made  two full body onsies complete with tails. We utilized swimming flippers for feet, deadly boppers for antenna , used … Read more

Coolest Group Alien Costume

For Halloween me and my friends decided we wanted to do something completely different.. i came up with the idea of an alien, i wasnt quite sure how

For Halloween me and my friends decided we wanted to do something completely different. I came up with the idea of a group alien costume. I wasn’t quite sure how we were going to pull it off. Things we used to make the costume: Black maxi dress Light Green latex paint Darker green water based body … Read more

Coolest Child Alien Costume

My two year old daughter decided she wanted to be an alien for halloween, after watching E.T and other alien movies, so thought we\'d try to make o

My two year old daughter decided she wanted to be an alien for Halloween, after watching E.T and other alien movies, so thought we’d try to make our own child alien costume rather than buy one. I bought blue and black water based body paint and white glow in the dark face paint for face … Read more

Cool Homemade Alien Abduction Halloween Costume

Homemade Alien Abduction Halloween Costume

I got my homemade alien abduction Halloween costume idea for my son’s costume from this site! I took a backpack & put a rectangular box in it & duct taped it so it would stay put. I wrapped some bubble wrap around the box to add a little bulk. Then I put a jacket over … Read more

Alien Halloween Ideas for Costumes

We love science fiction, and a friend of ours bought this funny headband for Kira for her birthday. I thought it would be funny to spray her hair pink and make her a purple outfit to match the antenna. I got my inspiration from Star Trek of course. I went to Walmart, got some fabric … Read more

Coolest Homemade Alien Costumes

Homemade Alien Costumes

These alien costumes were made from a Simplicity pattern. Both costumes were made from liquid lame fabric which is stretchy and comfortable. The helmets are made from acrylic globes which have the face portion cut out. The globes are actually exterior light fixture covers which I found on the internet. The boy’s boots are rain … Read more