Original Homemade Costume Idea: Ammonite King

Original Homemade Costume Idea: Ammonite King

This Ammonite King costume began as four sheets of window display poster board backing. I glued with adhesive spray poster board and cut desired shape. Then duct taped seams. I used cotton balls and glue to make ridges on the shell. I painted design and sprayed with clear coat. I added stone spray paint to add texture … Read more

Coolest Jockey and Horse Costume: Off to the Races!

Coolest Jockey and Horse Costume: Off to the Races!

I wanted to enter a local pet costume contest with my Great Dane, and I figured including my darling daughter might increase my odds of winning. Since he was always being compared to a horse, I first considered going with a cowgirl and her horse, but I thought that the idea was not original enough. … Read more

Homemade Costume Idea for a Toddler: Stacking Ring Toy Costume

Homemade Costume Idea for a Toddler: Stacking Ring Toy Costume

WARNING: I want to be very honest from the start… this costume is very hard to make, expensive, time consuming, and not very comfortable to wear! This is only for people like me who are INSANE about Halloween and having unique, contest winning costumes every year. We usually try to do several events each year … Read more

7 Eleven Store Homemade Costume

7 Eleven Store Homemade Costume

I created this 7 Eleven store attendant costume for a “Creatures of the Night” Christmas party. Best part was the idea of putting battery led lights on the costume to replicate the lighting of a 7 Eleven store that stands out at night time. This took the costume to another level of interactivity. Hardest part … Read more

“Piece of Meat” Provocative Women’s Halloween Costume

"Piece of Meat" Provocative Women's Halloween Costume

For Halloween last year I was “A Piece of Meat”. The inspiration came from the fact that college age/20 something women (which I am) always dress provocatively on Halloween. I wasn’t in the best shape last year and was really self conscious about a skimpy costume, but I still wanted something that would suggest sexy, … Read more

Cool Rick and Morty Costume with Paper Mache Mask

Rick from Rick and Morty- Paper Mache Mask

The mass production of costumes and clothing these days has a massive impact on the environment. Halloween costumes are typically made with petroleum byproducts which are cheaply made and uncomfortable; two things that sound pretty terrible to me.  Also I’ve always believed the old adage that “a penny saved is a penny earned”. Making my … Read more

Awesomely Unique Homemade Halloween Costume

unique homemade halloween costume

I’ve always wanted to be something whimsical, yet creepy. The idea was always there and this Halloween I was able to make my imaginative Keeper of the Forest character come to life! This unique homemade Halloween costume took quite some time to complete (too many hours to count haha). But the end result I was … Read more

Eco-Friendly, Net Zero, Green Home Costume

I think “Net Zero” homes are so cool! I also went to an open house a few weeks ago, and the builder (Sy Safi) told us about all the cool systems in his house, which not only make it super energy efficient, but also healthier to live in! I wanted to create something similar so … Read more

Cool Violin Spider Fairy Costume

Cool Violin Spider Fairy Costume

The origin of my Violin Spider Fairy costume comes from the history of the violin spider which is also known as a Brown Recluse spider. The Spider fairy is a generic fictional and fantasy character as well, so I decided to combine both characters into one and to play the violin in order to make a brand new … Read more