Quick, Easy, and SUPER CHEAP Milkshake Costume

Quick, Easy, and SUPER CHEAP Milkshake Costume

My quick, easy and super cheap milkshake costume was inspired by a trip to a gas station-convenience store that sold milkshakes. There was an over-sized milkshake on display and immediately I knew I wanted to be a milkshake for Halloween. My friends got a kick out of my costume because they view me as a … Read more

Hunch Back Assistant Costume

Hunch Back Assistant Costume

I made the hunch back assistant costume from a series of different props to act as the dark hunchback, Mord, for a play called “The Creature Creeps.”  He is secretive, cruel, and dark. He enjoys the unease he brings. For Mord, any time is a good time to make people be concerned about grave digging, … Read more

Hilarious Madea Costume

Hilarious Madea Costume

I came up with the idea for this Madea costume from watching several different Tyler Perry movies. I have been wanting to do it for the past 3 year, but have never succeeded in doing it. Finally this year, I was able to do it. I went to a local thrift store to pick up … Read more

Coolest Anger form Inside Out Costume

Coolest Anger form Inside Out Costume

My son came to me after seeing the commercial for the DVD’s release of Pixar’s Inside Out and said: “Mom I want to be Anger for Halloween!” Sounds great, let’s get to it. We bought the basics: poster board, red felt, red and orange tissue paper, spray adhesive and some red gloves. We cut out the basic shape and adhered … Read more

Erza Inspired Halloween Cosplay Costume

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To make this Halloween Cosplay costume, I used a lot of craft foam, spray paint, acrylic paint, and hot glue. I alsodyed my hair red and used hair extensions. The costume was really fun to make, but took me a period of weeks to complete because I work a lot. It was all worth it, … Read more

Pedestrian X-ing Morph Suit Costume

Pedestrian X-ing Morph Suit Costume

This Pedestrian X-ing morph suit costume was inspired by the fact that I am a single parent of two lovely boys . I was driving one day on my way to pick up my boys from school when I noticed a Teen and his 4-5 year old sibling trying to cross to the other side … Read more

Last Minute Costume from State Farm Insurance Commercial

Last Minute Costume from State Farm Insurance Commercial

This was a last minute costume. While watching TV, a State Farm commercial played.  I had no idea what my costume would be, but the clouds did part as soon as I saw Jimmys Mom yell, “Six callers ahead of us, Jimmy!” Boom. Done. I ventured out to Goodwill where I found an ugly old … Read more

Fun Homemade Ferris Wheel Costume for a Girl

Fun Homemade Ferris Wheel Costume for a Girl

Every year I ask my daughter what she wants to be for Halloween. Well, this year she came up with a doozey! A Ferris Wheel! It  took about two days to assemble. Items needed: Duct Tape (we used purple) Two- hula hoops Medium sized box Lights with battery packs Barbie dolls Two tissue boxes Three … Read more

Coolest Homemade Manatee Costume For a Child

Coolest Homemade Manatee Costume For a Child

My daughter has loved manatees since she was 3 years old. Now at 7 she decided she wanted to be a manatee for Halloween this year. Of course upon my research there were zero manatee costumes for sale and no patterns to make one either. The quest was on to make her dreams come true. … Read more

Original Behind a Window Chicken Pox Costume

Original Behind a Window Chicken Pox Costume

As I was driving home one day, I threw words in the air for costume ideas. The word that stuck to one of my daughter’s head was “window”. I didn’t pay much attention to it until the day before Halloween, when, after school, my daughter said; how about my window costume? So we went to … Read more

Last Minute Super Original DIY Connect the Dots Costume

Last Minute Super Original DIY Connect the Dots Costume

This year, I didn’t have the time to start weeks ahead to attempt an elaborate and detailed costume. With only three days until Halloween, I had to think of something that would be easy to pull off, but would still stand out. Something simple yet better than putting a bed sheet over my head and … Read more

Coolest State of New Jersey Costume

Coolest State of New Jersey Costume

I am a Jersey Girl, born and raised. I love my home state so why not use it for inspiration. NJ is a state which receives a lot of mocking. Despite all the mocking, I truly do love NJ ( including the smell near Newark Airport). So I figured why not be the whole State … Read more

Coolest Venetian Carnival Costumes

Coolest Venetian Carnival Costumes

Welcome to the Masquerade: Mysterious masks are the hallmark of Venetian carnivals, and on Halloween this year, Alabama got a little taste of Italy. My Venetian carnival costumes are inspired by the elaborate masks that are worn during the famous festival Carnevale di Venezia. As a freshmen in college, time is hard to come by, … Read more

Dancing Queen of the Dead Costume Idea

Dancing Queen of the Dead Costume Idea

This was a mother-daughter project. We got the idea from a Dancing Queen of Hearts video on Youtube, by Christopher, and modified it to a halloween theme, with 4 glow in the dark skeletons attached to the Queen by PVC pipe we got from the hardware store and spray pained black. I had to use … Read more

Coolest Discovery Zone Singles Costume

Coolest Discovery Zone Singles Costume

Growing up as a Pittsburgh child in the 90s, the hottest birthday party spot around was “Discovery Zone”, or as we called it, “DZ”. I celebrated several of my own birthday parties and many of my friends’ birthday parties at Discovery Zone, and I have such fond memories of it. For those of you who … Read more

A Gingerbread House You Can Wear

A Gingerbread House You Can Wear

I made this costume for my son. One morning in September, over breakfast, he told me that he wanted to “be” a gingerbread house. I immediately had visions of what an adorable Halloween costume that would make, and hoped against all hopes that he wouldn’t change his mind and decide to be Darth Vader two … Read more

Mason Jar Costume

Mason Jar Costume

For Mason’s first Halloween, we wanted to incorporate his name… so last year, he was “Mase Ventura Pet Detective”. This year, Mason dressed up as a “Mason Jar” for Halloween! It was super easy to make! 1. Get a 5 gallon paint bucket liner 2. Cut holes for the arms and legs 3. Print on … Read more

Cool Guten Tag Boy Costume

Cool Guten Tag Boy Costume

Beginning when Asher was very little, my husband would comb his hair in a certain way that he looked just like a little German baby (blonde hair, blue eyes), and we would say “Guten Tag Herr Asher.” We decided it would be only fitting for him to dress up as a “Guten Tag Boy” for … Read more

Magical DreamWorks Logo Costume

Magical DreamWorks Logo Costume

This costume took my blood, sweat and tears to make. I never did carpentry before so it was quite a challenge. The moon was cut using a jigsaw and painted with house paint. Each gem was glued on individually and that took some time. A lot of trial and error was done before the final … Read more

Slow Cookin’ Turtle Burger Costume

Slow Cookin' Turtle Burger Costume

Toa is my 10 year old African Sulcata. He is very friendly and loves going on walks. I have had him for 8 years. I decided to make him a costume this year so others can enjoy seeing him. He is getting so big it has become a huge task taking him places. I really … Read more

Duct Tape Dancer Costume Inspired by Rolling in the Deep

Duct Tape Dancer Costume Inspired by Rolling in the Deep

Hopefully everybody has seen Adele’s Rolling in the Deep music video (if not you are missing out). Ever Since I saw it, the dancer in the white dusty room fascinated me. So I decided to draw some sketches of it (one is pictured in the first step), and eventually those sketches became my Halloween costume. … Read more

Coolest Teacher with Her Desk Costume

Coolest Teacher with Her Desk Costume

This teacher with her desk costume was a last minute one (made the night before the big day).  My daughter and I had been going around and around since August about what she would be.  The neighbor girl stole her previous idea and I insisted on something clever and not purchased.  She had said she … Read more

Cute Reading Rainbow Costume for a Baby

Cute Reading Rainbow Costume for a Baby

My son is only 7 months, and too small to eat candy or go trick or treating, but that doesn’t mean he cant get dressed up right?! I was watching the news about the Kickstarter that reached enough money for Reading Rainbow to come back, and BOOM the idea hit me! I Googled Reading Rainbow … Read more

Almost Lost My Job Over This Flasher Costume!

Almost Lost My Job Over This Flasher Costume!

I wore this to work, and almost lost my job over this costume. I’m a dialysis nurse, and while walking in from the parking lot at the hospital, a busload of seniors from the nursing home pulled up. And I must add that I was with my Chief Tech, a burly, hirsute man with a … Read more