Epic Homemade Top Gun F-14 Tomcat Costume

This was an idea based off  a few pictures that were seen online.  We had a wagon, some scrap wood a few things of paint and we decided to just do it. With 5 days until Halloween when we really got started we sure did spend a few long nights working on it.  As the … Read more

Cool F-16 costume

Cool F-16 costume

We got the Idea for the F-16 costume right in this site, from Kristina R. First we made a paper model to get the picture. Then we measured and cut two cardboard pieces, and cut a crack in one to them to let the stabilizer (two pieces of cardboard, each is folded, taped to the … Read more

Navy Jet Toddler Costume

Navy Jet Toddler Costume

Our son is a big fan of the Navy Jet characters, Echo and Bravo, in the movie Disney Planes. On a recent vacation trip to Virginia Beach, he couldn’t stop watching the Navy Jets flying in and out of the Naval Air Station. It was only fitting that he go as a pilot complete with … Read more

Cool Red Baron Cardboard Box Costume Idea

Cool Red Baron Cardboard Box Costume Idea

This Red Baron Costume was made with some Large Pieces of Cardboard,  some cardboard tubes, a hot glue gun, a sharp razor/utility knife, some Velcro, a couple of old lawn mower wheels, a wooden dowel and some paint. The Propeller was made from Balsa wood, with a coat hanger as the shaft. A Bungee cord … Read more

Incredible WWII Fighter Pilot Costume for a Child

Incredible WWII Fighter Pilot Costume for a Child

My son, Dominic LoCascio (four years old) wanted to be a pilot. I’ve always been very interested in the subject of the Second World War and that time period so I decided to dress him in military gear from that era and we constructed a plane modeled after the F4U Corsair, one of the most … Read more

Barnstormer Nick and His Biplane Ace Costume

Barnstormer Nick and His Biplane Ace Costume

My 6 year old son, Nick, took an open cockpit biplane ride this summer in a 1929 plane named Ace, flown by a modern day barnstormer named Mr. Goodfolk (Dewey Davenport). Nick wasn’t overly excited to fly in a “small” airplane as he called it, being a commercial airliner is all he has ever flown … Read more

Disney Planes Dusty Crophopper Tricycle-mounted with Pilot Costume

Disney Planes Dusty Crophopper Tricycle-mounted with Pilot Costume

Since the first Disney Planes movie came out, my son, Talen, has been obsessing over all airplanes, especially Dusty Crophopper’s character in the movie. So, I decided to build him a Dusty airplane to accompany his pilot costume for Halloween this year (2014). After determining the size of airplane based on my son’s size, I … Read more

Top Gun Baby Pilot Costume with an F-14 Tomcat Jet Plane

Top Gun Baby Pilot Costume with an F-14 Tomcat Jet Plane

We decided to make our 10 month old son Maverick from Top Gun for Halloween 2014, and since he isn’t walking yet, we transformed a little plastic push buggy into a huge F-14 Tomcat fighter jet. All in all, probably $60 spent on this costume. Our son LOVED riding around in it and it was … Read more

Top Gun Fighter Jet Wagon Costume

Top Gun Fighter Jet Wagon Costume

I thought I’d build my son an iconic 80’s movie wagon/small float, and since one of my favorite movies as a kid was Top Gun, I wanted to build him an F16 fighter jet so he could be ‘Maverick’. It started with a piece of plywood as the base, and I added an old wagon … Read more

Cadet Builds F-16 to prepare for Air Force Pilot Training

Cadet Builds F-16 to prepare for Air Force Pilot Training

As a college senior swearing into the world’s greatest Air Force this May, I decided to get a headstart on training by building myself an airplane! I was inspired to build an F-16 because it’s what my dad flew, and he’s the reason I decided to fly! It all started with a big TV box. … Read more

Homemade Disney Planes Dusty Costume

Homemade Disney Planes Dusty Costume

My son loves Dusty from Disney Planes. So of course he wanted to be Dusty for Halloween. This was a challenge for me but the smile on his face was worth all the hard work. I started out sketching the overall shape of Dusty using my son’s toy as a model. After sketching and erasing … Read more

Cool Disney Planes El Chupacabra Costume

Cool Disney Planes El Chupacabra Costume

My  son  wanted to be an airplane from Disney Planes, El Chupacabra. My husband took one look at the toy and said “no way, that is too hard!” But I knew how much he loved El Chupacabra so I stepped up to the challenge (it really was a challenge.) I started out at the Dollar … Read more

Last-Minute Airplane Pilots and Stewardess Costumes for Kids

Last-Minute Airplane Pilots and Stewardess Costumes for Kids

What a last minute costume… As I only had 5 days to get a Halloween costume together for my family. Just had my newborn baby and wanted to do something unique and special. So we had a radio flyer airplane around the house so it hit me, how about airplane pilots and stewardess. I first … Read more

The Perfect Costume for a Boy – Plane and Simple!

The Perfect Costume for a Boy - Plane and Simple!

We’ve just moved to the USA so this was our first ‘real’ Halloween and my 4 year old son was VERY excited to be able to choose his own costume.  He started out wanting a Police outfit, then he wanted to be a Fireman, then a spaceman and finally he settled on being a pilot. … Read more

Homemade Blue Baron Airplane Costume for a Toddler

Homemade Blue Baron Airplane Costume for a Toddler

My one and a half year old son loves airplanes or “aepains” as he calls them.  Whenever we are outside, and he sees on he points and shrieks “aepain!” Sometimes eleven if we’re were in the house he can hear them and he does the same thing!  So about 2 months ago, I starTed googling … Read more

Cool Pilot and Airplane Cardboard Box Airplane Costume

Cool Pilot and Airplane Cardboard Box Airplane Costume

We came across an airplane as we were thinking and browsing for Halloween Costumes.  Of course the 5 year old thought it was ‘cool’ and I thought, ‘I can make that’… famous last words. It actually was not nearly as difficult as I thought it might be.  I found one big box for the body … Read more

Women’s Vintage Bi-Plane Costume

Women's Vintage Bi-Plane Costume

I made this costume for a Jazz age themed party and it got a lot of attention. It’s a combination of an early pin up girl and show girl costume. My wife found the dress online. It looks like a vintage dress from the 1930s and shows some leg and it has the silver sparkle … Read more

Awesome Southwest Airlines Group Halloween Costume

Awesome Southwest Airlines Group Halloween Costume

Amazingly I had the idea for our airline costume the day after Halloween last year….this year I’m not having as much luck! When coming up with a costume the main focus of the costume has to be able to work on my gigantic dog, Gallagher. If not, then we move on to something else. The … Read more

Coolest Pilot in a Plane Costume for a Boy

This is my son Jake in his Plane!  My husband made this costume for him.  I just did quality control ;-).  Call me the project manager

This is my son Jake in his Plane costume!  My husband made this costume for him.  I just did quality control.  Call me the project manager! He started with a box and cut out the top and bottom.  This will be the cockpit.  He then used chicken wire to construct the shape of the plane.  … Read more

Coolest Airplane Costume

Homemade Bi Plane Costume

For this Bi Plane Costume I started out using four cardboard boxes and four rolls of Duct tape my favorite… The first box is the largest of them. I cut a hole in it to place over the pilot’s head to make sure he can get into it from the bottom and that he can … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mom and Baby Aviator Costumes

Homemade Mom and Baby Aviator Costumes

My idea to be a team of mother and baby aviators originated from an aviator style winter hat that I bought my 6 month old son a few months ago. I made matching scarves and goggles out of black and white felt and a patch for his shirt that said “Jr Pilot”. I finished off … Read more

Airplane Costume

My son was 2 years old and a HUGE airplane fan. I (his dad) was never into Halloween as a kid so coming up with homemade Halloween costume ideas was new to me. It was his first costume that wasn’t store bought and he was only two so we knew his expectations wouldn’t be high … Read more