Enchanting Magical Mystical Genie Costume

Enchanting Magical Mystical Genie Costume

I created and designed this Mystical Genie costume all by myself. My idea came from a Mardi Gras theme!! It took me 3 hours to apply my gold, bronze, black and glitter make up! I designed the gown by adding gold material purchased from an arts n craft store. People loved my costume as I … Read more

My Furry Costume Creation – Geo

My Furry Costume Creation - Geo

Well, I named my creation Geo. I started off making what is called a fursuit head out of old furniture foam. Her head shape was purely experimental. I wanted to make a species called a Sergal and hopefully sell the head at an upcoming convention. While Geo was still being “foamed” I started looking at … Read more

Easy and Hilarious Couples Costume: Gallagher and his Watermelon!

Easy and Hilarious Couples Costume: Gallagher and his Watermelon!

This costume was an absolute hit and so much fun to wear on Halloween night! There wasnt a single “what are you?” question from anyone! It was obvious that my boyfriend was dressed as Gallagher and I was his watermelon to smash. The costume was simple. I found the sexy watermelon dress and head piece … Read more

Epic Pixar Lamp Costume

Epic Pixar Lamp Costume

Introducing “Luxo” the cute and quirky lamp from Pixar pictures. My inspiration for this  Pixar lamp costume came from my grand daughter. Like most young children, she loves all things Disney. But, she gets obsessed with one or another film or character for weeks. Her latest favorites are the Toy Story movies. However, she gets … Read more

Original Needle in the Haystack Costume

Needle in a Haystack diy costume,last-minute

I found it! The “Needle in the Haystack”!! This costume is an idea I came up with for a last-minute and inexpensive costume. The tulle costume have been very popular the last couple of years. I wanted to try making a few different ones. This is a great beginner costume and needs no special skills or … Read more

Adorable Last Minute Scarecrow Costume

This adorable  scarecrow  costume was one that I put together last fall for my grand daughter’s first trip to the pumpkin patch. The costume consists of a tulle petticoat over a seersucker yellow sundress. I made both the dress and petticoat, but a dress from a thrift store would work just a well. To fashion a … Read more

Out-of-your-Mind, Scary, Gravity-Challenging Bone Dress

The out-of-your-mind, scary, gravity-challenging bone dress This project was a very learning experience as a lot of other new materials were used such as latex (for molds etc), expanding foam (2 components and normal version) worbla and paper maché. The rest was fabric, wood (mainly mdf), different types of glue, wire, craft foam, paper, clay, … Read more

Lost Drummer Girl Costume

Lost Drummer Girl Costume

Throughout the year I tend to collect bits and pieces of Halloween accessories and costume parts before actually deciding on “what” I will be.  Local thrift shops and swap meets/flea markets tend to provide the best potentials, like the single drum I found one day.  Then weeks later came across an authentic marching band hat … Read more

Palim Palim Fantasy Head Paper Mache Costume

Palim Palim Fantasy Head Paper Mache Costume

For this homemade Palim Palim fantasy  head costume I used a large balloon for the mold – and several little balloons. I fixed them with adhesive tape together. I bought wallpaper paste from the store and employ a lot of daily-journal paper. I cut the paper into strips that are about 8 inches long. To make the … Read more

Striped Birthday Candle Costume with Lighted Flame

Striped Birthday Candle Costume with Lighted Flame

I created the body of the candle using a collapsible laundry basket covered with white fabric and a white turtleneck sewn to the top. I added the candle stripes with blue duct tape. I used paper mache to make the flame. I started with a balloon as the base and attached a cone to get the … Read more

Original Family Costume Idea: “Party of Five”

Original Family Costume Idea: "Party of Five"

I really wanted to make a cupcake costume, but we also enjoy dressing up together as a family every year. So I started brainstorming about how we could incorporate a cupcake into a theme for all of us, and the “party of 5″ concept grew from there. My youngest daughter was the cupcake, my oldest … Read more

World’s Cuddliest Vampire: Authentic Bunnicula Costume

Bunnicula on the hunt for fresh vegetable juice!

Be a creature with character. Reread Bunnicula to pick up clever clues for your vampire-bunny costume. Warning: Costume description contains spoilers for your 4th grade reading list! Step 1: Match Bunnicula’s hairstyle to look the part  Bunnicula is a white bunny with a large black spot down his back. Chester, the cat who positions himself … Read more

Creepy Homemade Costume on Stilts

Creepy Homemade Costume on Stilts

I decided to make a creepy creature on stilts to win my second costume contest in a row at a local pub in Charlotte. It’s a tradition for my girlfriend and I to create costumes together, have fun and win BIG. First, I had to make several trips to the fabric and hardware store. I … Read more

Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Costume for a Toddler

Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Costume for a Toddler

For the past two years my son has won our local costume parade making this year exceptionally hard to outdo the previous two. I spent hours searching online for an original idea coming across a “mousetrap” costume that involved a wagon, some plywood and a toddler sitting in a hole cut in the plywood. I … Read more

Halloween Greeting Card Costume

Halloween Greeting Card Costume

Hello…my name is Margaret and I love to create the most unique costumes that my mind can handle!  I got the ideal when I was going to sell Mia’s Castle house (that folds up and down) *picture 1.  Then it was on, I bought all my stuff from the dollar store, Goodwill or Salvation Army.(not … Read more

Broke College Student Costume Idea: Sexy Bomb

Broke College Student Costume Idea: Sexy Bomb

3 week project. 1. Blow up a big balloon 2. Paper mache layers at a time letting it dry inbetween 3. saw a hole through the top and bottom it will be thick so make sure your top hole is just big enough to fit over your hips so after your finished the bomb can … Read more

Ender’s Game: A Homemade Battleschool Flightsuit

Ender's Game: A Homemade Battleschool Flightsuit

I’m a huge fan of the Ender series by Orson Scott Card, so when I found out they were making a movie, I was really excited. As soon as I heard that it was to enter theaters the day after Halloween, I immediately decided what I wanted to go as this year. I set to … Read more

A Bittersweet Halloween

A Bittersweet Halloween

It was September, and just as has been the case for many years now, I asked my 10 year old son Chance what he wanted to be for Halloween.  “Something headless”, he replied.  Gone are the days of cute Halloween costumes, replaced in recent years by zombies and the like.  “Okay”, I said, all the … Read more

2013 Pumpkin King and Queen Couple Costume

2013 Pumpkin King and Queen Couple Costume

Our costumes were relatively easy to make.It all started with going to my 40th high school reunion this past September..my husband and I were boyfriend and girlfriend  throughout high school but as life goes we went our own way.We each married other people and had kids…30 years later we met again and fell in love.. … Read more

Bugs Family Costume

Bugs Family Costume

We were starting to feel a litte “bugged out” after the birth of our 2nd child, and we were getting cabin fever. So it’s only natural to become bugs for halloween. Also, with 2 kids, we didn’t want to pay anything, so we just got a few shirts from the thrift store. mama and daughter’s … Read more

Mr and Mrs Bones, The Newlyweds!

Mr and Mrs Bones, The Newlyweds!

I always check sales after the holidays for next years ideas. Last year I bought 2 skeleton tuxedo t-shirts for a couple bucks! Had a couple skeleton masks in my supply box, had a yard sale wedding veil that I added spider earrings and also pinned on a few plastic ones! I had 3 black … Read more