Bio-Luminescent Jellyfish Costume

Bio-Luminescent Jellyfish Costume

I made this Jellyfish costume for my five year old niece as part of the underwater theme that her and her brother chose this year. I originally planned to take a clear umbrella, toss on some battery operated lights and glue some ribbon on. However, I decided to take it a few steps further. After seeing … Read more

Pretty Sequin Mermaid Costume

Pretty Sequin Mermaid Costume

I wanted to be something awesome this Halloween, something I loved and enjoyed dressing up as several times for parties and such. I decided I wanted to go as a Mermaid but did’t like the costumes I was seeing online. I even looked up some patterns to make your own mermaid costume, but they had … Read more

Rainbow Fish No-Sew Costume

Rainbow Fish No-Sew Costume

For someone who knows how to sew, this Rainbow Fish costume would be a lot easier to make… I unfortunately do not. The fabric I found at Jo-Ann was perfect for the colors of the gills. The only problem was it frayed really bad so I also have to buy a bottle of the anti-fray … Read more

Elaborate Octopus Costume!

Elaborate Octopus Costume!

This year I wanted to make a very unique and different costume. I settled on an octopus because I thought it was pretty unique and would be big and flashy. I taught myself basic sewing a few years ago so I thought I would give it a shot. Making the Octopus Costume First, I made … Read more

Princess Mermaid Costume

Princess Mermaid Costume

I wanted to create a princess mermaid costume which fit my body type and was also flattering and made me feel like a sexy mermaid princess! Unlike the store bought costumes I wanted to have a unique costume that no one else had! I did buy the shell bra, but I glue-gunned some rhinestones and glued it … Read more

Coolest Fisherman and Mermaid Couple Costumes

Coolest Fisherman and Mermaid Couple Costumes

I got the idea for these couple costumes because I ran across the fishscale print maxi skirt on Amazon. I bought it, foam sea shells, an octopus necklace, starfish hairclip, starfish earrings, a starfish ring, the net, crab, and seaweed boa all off Amazon. I tapered in the skirt a bit at the knees to … Read more

Cute Little Mermaid Costume for an Infant Girl

Cute Little Mermaid Costume for an Infant Girl

This Is How I Created This Cute Little Mermaid Costume For An Infant Girl: The body of this Little Mermaid costume was cut out of flesh colored satin using a nine month onesie for size. The tail of the costume was made out of turquoise sequined material and shoulder pads were covered in this material … Read more

Amazing Ursula and Ariel Little Mermaid Illusion Costume

Amazing Ursula and Ariel Little Mermaid Illusion Costume

Hi!I am a schoolteacher and I love to make a fun costume each year to wear to school. I made this costume from scratch using mostly plaster, paper mache, paint, fabric, and about 10lbs of stuffing! It is just me in the costume; my upper half is Ariel and my legs are the tentacles. Halloween … Read more

Easy Homemade Little Red Lobster Costume

Easy Homemade Little Red Lobster Costume

My five year old son decided that he wanted to be a red lobster for Halloween. I wanted him to be Olaf from the Frozen movie to go along with my friend’s daughter who was Elsa. What can you do? I found a costume online for $40.00, but I knew that we could do it … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mermaid Costume

Coolest Homemade Mermaid Costume

What you need for this costume is: hot glue, hot glue gun, fabric glue, sea shells, fish net, black leggings, tulle & sequin fabric (colors of your choice) a bracelet, ripped green fabric or fake seaweed, some thread & body paint (optional) 1st, I cut out some fish net, roughly in the shape of a … Read more

Sexy Underwater Mermaid Glam Costume

Sexy Underwater Mermaid Glam Costume

Being that Halloween is my favorite day of the year, I started this project about 9 months in advance. The little mermaid was my life when I was a kid, and something I have always aspired to be. Using an old bra and some fabric I purchased, I created a mermaid look. Each seashell and … Read more

Homemade Amazing Giant Squid Costume

Homemade Amazing Giant Squid Costume

I wanted a costume that had crazy tentacles and lighting so I went with a squid/cuttlefish hybrid. I fabricated the entire body from cross-linked polyethylene foam rubber that was glued using contact cement. The suckers are formed by heating foam discs and pressing them into a cup shaped mold. Thin foam is sprayed with adhesive … Read more

Sexy Jammin’ Jellyfish Couple Costume

Sexy Jammin' Jellyfish Couple Costume

It seemed a little ambitious at first to create LED-lit Jellyfish costumes that would be believable and funny, yet cute. But I am so pleased with how they turned out and we really were the hit of the party (many parties) on Halloween. Here’s how I made them: I started by purchasing two felt cowboy … Read more

Sexy Ariel Costume

Sexy Ariel Costume

I’ve wanted to create an Ariel costume for a while, so I’m glad I finally did it this year! It wasn’t the type of costume to stand out in a crowd because Ariel is done so much. I still enjoyed wearing it and I really was pleased with the way it turned out! Wig: I … Read more

Scuba Diver Caught by an Octopus Illusion Costume

Scuba Diver Caught by an Octopus Illusion Costume

In the summer a person on an on-line garage sale was giving away a large bag of bubble wrap. i jumped on it thinking, I know I can make a costume with this. I immediately thought of an octopus, but it was my husband who said, make him a scuba diver that has been captured … Read more

Beautiful Ariel the Little Mermaid Costume

Beautiful Ariel the Little Mermaid Costume

I have been pretty much obsessed with anything Disney, mermaid, Ariel and the ocean pretty much my whole life, and with my red hair I figured it was about time I was Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid! To make this costume I enlisted the help from my friend to sew the tail as my … Read more

Feminine Sea Anemone Halloween Costume

Feminine Sea Anemone Halloween Costume

My name is Marianna. I’m featured here in my sea anemone Halloween costume. Originally I was surfing through images on the web for a starfish costume idea. I stumbled upon a couple of costume photos of sea anemones and I was sold on this creative costume concept. I loved how people used long balloons for tentacles, but wanted to add … Read more

One-of-a-Kind Surreal Seahorse Costume With Lights!

One-of-a-Kind Surreal Seahorse Costume With Lights!

An ode to these mystical creatures of the sea, this costume is an anatomically correct one-of-a-kind, original creation that I invented after an inspiring visit to an aquarium. I learned many fascinating things about seahorses in my journey to create the most realistic representation possible, which proved to only add to the fun. The costume … Read more

Penguin and Toucan Costumes: Birds of a Feather in all Kinds of Weather

Penguin and Toucan Costumes: Birds of a Feather in all Kinds of Weather

Every Halloween I have fun taking on new costume challenges.  My daughters wanted to go as a penguin and a toucan for Halloween this year.  We named the penguin Twiggles because the tail would “twiggle” back and forth as she walked, and we called the toucan Jewel.  These birds are unlikely companions.   They won local … Read more

Homemade Optical Illusion Mermaid Treasure Costume

Homemade Optical Illusion Mermaid Treasure Costume

My nine year old daughter wanted to be a mermaid being carried by a pirate this year. She always loves the optical illusion costumes. She keeps her costume a secret until the day of Halloween and all of her classmates gather around to see what we came up with that year. We made the pirate … Read more

Original Evil Merqueen Homemade Costume

Original Evil Merqueen Homemade Costume

I’ve wanted to be a scary mermaid for years and finally made it happen. I made the scales out of many different shimmery fabrics hot glued to a long body-con skirt I gathered and sewed at the knees to give it the right shape, and the fin out of tulle and seaweed. I hot glued … Read more

Coolest Homemade Sharknado Costume

Coolest Homemade Sharknado Costume

This year, I was determined to actually put forth an effort on my Halloween Sharknado costume.  Now, obviously, my costume was based on the terribly SciFi movies Sharknado and Sharknado 2.  And surprisingly enough, the costume came out pretty much exactly like I had pictured it.  Here’s what I used for the tornado: Metal Flower … Read more

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

This is a combo costume that I wore with my 7 month old daughter in a baby-bjorn. The concept was an octopus with flailing tentacles attacking a snorkeler. I was really excited to do a combo costume with my child from the moment I found out I was pregnant. I knew we would be able … Read more

Sharknado Costume Preschool Style

Sharknado Costume Preschool Style

My 4 year old son told me last Spring that he wanted to be a Sharknado for Halloween (after he saw Sharknado 2).  I laughed it off, but as fall got closer, he wouldn’t let up and I knew I had to figure it out. I made one that fell apart in minutes at the … Read more