Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Adorable Toddler Octopus 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 the costumes. They are usually pretty fabulous, so the bar was set high for our son’s second Halloween. He was a year and a half old and was starting to … 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

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

Cool DIY Glowing Jellyfish Costumes

glowing jellyfish costumes

How we Became Jellyfish My fiancé and I were sitting on the couch one night discussing what we were going to do for Halloween. We came up with several ideas, but nothing really sounded that great. My fiancé said “I just really want to be the most venomous marine animal”. Well the process began; we … 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

Sexy Sea Siren Homemade Costume

Sexy Sea Siren Homemade Costume

I have been designing costumes for my daughter since she was two years old. It’s been a tradition that I’ve always loved, and it is great fun to still be able to design her costumes even though she’s an adult. This year’s costume is a Sea Siren, Mermaid or Water Goddess, and probably one of … Read more

Cool Killer Whale & Trainer Couple Costume

Cool Killer Whale & Trainer Couple Costume

My husband and I have always done a couple costume, and this year was no different. I got the idea for the killer whale & trainer costume while thinking about what would be really funny, but also comfortable. Our costume won best group costume. We acted the part all night; I would get my husband … Read more

Glowing Jellyfish Costume

Glowing Jellyfish Costume

My 8 year old daughter wanted a glowing Jellyfish costume for Halloween. OK. Here’s how we pulled it together. Glowing Jellyfish Costume Instructions We took an old sombrero and spray painted it blue. Then we filled it with a long coil of bubble wrap. Next, we added silver party bag filler for sparkle. Then we … Read more

Sharknado Hits Halloween Town

Sharknado Hits Halloween Town

My daughter, granddaughter Lilly age 9 and I were brainstorming on what to make for Lilly’s costume. Halloween being her favorite holiday she helps come up with an idea that makes her stand out. During this past summer, we all attended a back yard neighborhood party where we all watched the third movie in the … Read more

Beautiful Handmade Princess Ariel Costume

Beautiful Handmade Princess Ariel Costume

My daughter loves princesses and dressing up to look like them! She wanted to be Ariel with legs! (Lol) Her cousin decided on being Ursula so they could do a theme together! But mostly, she wanted to be the most beautiful version of Ariel! For the dress, we went to our local fabric store and … Read more

Blackbeard Discovers Mermaid Illusion Costume

Blackbeard Discovers Mermaid Illusion Costume

Ahoy mateys!! Look at this magical discovery that pirate Blackbeard stumble upon on his last voyage! This beautiful mythical creature (also known as my 4 yr old daughter, Sophie) was 100% handmade and created out of her want to become mermaid. I thought the idea of just a mermaid was too plain and simple, so … Read more

Our Little Mermaid in Costume

Our Little Mermaid in Costume

My 3-year-old daughter is really into mermaids.  Not the Little Mermaid specifically, but mermaids in general.  She asked to be a mermaid for Halloween this year.  I looked online for inspiration (this site included, of course) and borrowed ideas from here and there.  My daughter went with me to shop for fabric and chose purple … Read more

Royal Blue Mermaid Costume

Royal Blue Mermaid Costume

I take Halloween very seriously. Probably too seriously but I can thank my mom for that for always throwing me Halloween parties for my birthday growing up. For the past few years I’ve always wanted to be a mermaid for Halloween but procrastinated each year because I knew it would be a lot of time, … Read more

Insanely Awesome Light-Up Seahorse Costume!

Insanely Awesome Light-Up Seahorse Costume!

This was the best costume I ever created, yet definitely the hardest to maintain and transport!  The majority of it is actually made up of coat hangers and duct tape, so while it didn’t cost much, there was a lot of heart, soul, and effort put into this bad boy! Step #1:  Build the base … Read more

Coolest Angler Fish in a Aquarium Costume

Coolest Angler Fish in a Aquarium Costume

My son, Blake, asked to be a fish tank for Halloween this year. He is a fish hobbyist. He has a 55 gallon fish tank in his room that he loves dearly! I’m sure that is where his idea came from. The Angler Fish was inspired from the movie, “Finding Nemo”. We decided he was … Read more

Easy Light Up Child’s Jellyfish Costume

Easy Light Up Child's Jellyfish Costume

My daughter Ella loves all things “Under the Sea”, so this year she wanted to go as a Jellyfish! I figured it would be easy to make so we gave it a shot. I got the majority of the materials from the dollar store, because our goal was easy and cheap. And it turned out … Read more

Aquatic Family Life Costumes

Aquatic Family Life Costumes

My 3 year old daughter Mazie was very specific and unwavering  in what she wanted our costumes to be this year: jellyfish for her, octopus for baby brother Julian, sting ray for mom and shark for daddy. No one can establish their opinion quite as firmly as a 3 year old. Perhaps we’ve been spending … Read more

Cute Jellyfish Costume

Cute Jellyfish Costume

My three year old daughter Mazie was very specific and unwavering in what she wanted our costumes to be this year: jellyfish for her, octopus for baby brother Julian, sting ray for mom and shark for daddy. No one can establish their opinion quite as firmly as a three year old. Perhaps we’ve been spending too much time … Read more

Coolest Under the Sea Costumes for the Family

Coolest Under the Sea Costumes for the Family

When my husband, Jesse, and I asked our two year old daughter, Nora, what she wanted to be for Halloween some of the responses we got were Tuesday, ice cream and bathing suit. Living in New Jersey, Halloween night can get very cold and already owning a wet suit we figured that would be a … Read more

Pod of Sexy Mermaids – All Girl Group Costumes

Pod of Sexy Mermaids - All Girl Group Costumes

I love mermaids! I have always wanted to be a mermaid for Halloween but all the costumes I have ever seen are pretty cheap looking.  I wanted something that was sexy, form fitting and somewhat “realistic.”  I told my friends about my mermaid costume idea and they wanted in as well.  There are 7 of … Read more

DIY Hipster Ariel Costume

DIY Hipster Ariel Costume

For work we had all decided to dress up as DIsney characters.  Naturally with my red hair I chose to be Ariel.  I took it a step further and did a slightly “hipster” version of the little mermaid.  This cosutme was fun to make and everyone loved it! I already had black booties from Forever … Read more

Scuba Diver Trapped by a Jellyfish Costume

Scuba Diver Trapped by a Jellyfish Costume

This year my son 7 year old son Aiden wanted to a Jellyfish costume. His class is currently studying sea creatures and he loves reading about jellyfish & starfish. First, I used a clear bubble umbrella for the frame of the jelly. I covered the frame with rolled up bubble wrap, spiraled from top to … Read more