Edward the Blue Engine Train Costume

Edward the Blue Engine Train Costume

This Edward the Blue Engine train costume resulted in a BIG change in my son’s perception of Halloween costumes. Halloween is a big deal in my family. We go wild with decorations, spooky lighting, and of course, HOMEMADE costumes. We love it. You can imagine my disappointment when my beloved first born child balked at … 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

Coolest Homemade Deer in Headlights Couple Costume

Coolest Homemade Deer in Headlights Couple Costume

This was the absolute best costume ever!! My husband and I are both hunters and thought it would be very fitting to dress up as a deer in headlights! Deer: For the brown/tan we used Red Head long johns from Bass Pro Shop! Rather reasonably priced and extra bonus is that you can reuse them. … Read more

Super Cool Backhoe Costume for a 3-year-Old (Load On the Treats!)

Super Cool Backhoe Costume for a 3-year-Old (Load On the Treats!)

“Grandad, I want to be a backhoe for Halloween!” This is all that had to be said for Grandad to think about making a “real” backhoe for grandson, Jaxon. “You really want to be a backhoe?”, grandad asked. “Oh, yes I do!”  So the work began. I had seen a copy of one that I liked and asked … Read more

Cute and Homemade Farmer in a John Deere Tractor Costume

Cute and Homemade Farmer in a John Deere Tractor Costume

My 2 yr old son is wearing the costume. He is obsessed with tractors! So when he told me he wanted to be a tractor for Halloween I was not surprised. Items needed: Three boxes(two large and one medium) Green spray paint Yellow duct tape Black permanent marker Black spray paint Wrapping paper roll or … Read more

Cool Pilot in a Hot Air Balloon Costume

Cool Pilot in a Hot Air Balloon Costume

My son wanted a pilot in a hot air balloon costume. This is what we came up with! I found a basket large enough for him to comfortably fit in and cut out the bottom. Tied one lunch size paper bag filled with paper with twine to each corner for “sandbags”. I got a flag … Read more

The Creamiest Dreamiest Soft Ice Cream Costume for a Boy

The Creamiest Dreamiest Soft Ice Cream Costume for a Boy

My four-year-old son Joey has a real love for ice cream trucks. He runs to the window with the slightest tinkling of the music outside and just waits for the truck to pass, he watches YouTube videos of all different ice cream trucks – his favorite being Mr. Softee of course, and he literally pretends … Read more

Scariest I-Scream Truck with Crazy Clown Kid Costume

Scariest I-Scream Truck with Crazy Clown Kid Costume

This is our seven year old son’s homemade ‘I-Scream Truck’ we made him this year. The way we built it, was just to cut out some cardboard boxes. We used four boxes to be exact, and we taped them together to build the truck body. The frame of the truck was a power wheels 6-volt … 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

Coolest Mailman and Mail Delivery Truck Costume

Coolest Mailman and Mail Delivery Truck Costume

This mail delivery truck costume was inspired by my two year old son who is obsessed with the mailman. We live in the same neighborhood as both sets of his grandparents, so we share the same mailman. He looks for him daily and has for months! When we began discussing Halloween, he told me he … Read more

A Traffic Cone Playing a Sousaphone

A Traffic Cone Playing a Sousaphone

My son runs for the school’s high school cross country team. He has a habit of dressing in bright colors, particularly bright orange. The other members of his team had taken to calling him a traffic cone during practices. His costume was to wear his orange running clothes and he ended up adding an orange … Read more

Our Little Waste Management Team Halloween Costumes

Our Little Waste Management Team Halloween Costumes

Our 3-year son has been obsessed with garbage trucks for quite a while. He watches garbage truck videos, he has toy garbage trucks, he asks us to rip up paper to make him “garbage” for the trucks. Sometimes on garbage day, my husband takes him out early in the morning, puts him on his shoulders, … Read more

Homemade Lil’ Garbage Truck Costume for a Boy

Homemade Lil' Garbage Truck Costume for a Boy

My son wanted to be a garbage truck.  So we set off to create it.  I browsed the web and came across a great costume that gave me inspiration, that was the start and there was some great info. After lots of cardboard and hot glue it started to take shape.  We added different thickness … Read more

Coolest Hot Air Balloon Costume – Rise Up to the Next Level!

Coolest Hot Air Balloon Costume - Rise Up to the Next Level!

This year my 13 year old son wanted something different and original for a Halloween costume. I had seen a photo somewhere online of a hot air balloon costume similar to this, but it was on a much shorter child. The challenge for me was to make one for someone who is 5’4″. I started … Read more

Coolest Railroad Crossing Gate and Railroad Worker Costumes

Coolest Railroad Crossing Gate and Railroad Worker Costumes

Every year it’s a challenge to come up with a good idea for a Halloween costume, especially for my 3 year old boy who is now influenced by boy things: superheroes, cars and trains. I prefer to stay away from superheroes and movie characters when making costumes for my son. This year I wanted to … Read more

Cool Kid Alert Playing Sign Costume

Cool Kid Alert Playing Sign Costume

The costume was easy to put together – the hardest part was finding the correct “highlighter” body suit color.  After that, the letters and reflector stickers were at the local hardware store.  The red hat and orange safety flag were also purchased separately online. While going trick or treating, my son had a blast with … 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

Cool Hot Air Balloon Costume for a Toddler

Cool Hot Air Balloon Costume for a Toddler

Items you will need to make a hot air balloon costume! 2 wire wreath frames 5 dowel rods sculpture balloons strap and harness to make a buckle felt and elastic to make a flame hat basket ribbon uncooked white beans brown paper tape drill hot glue gun You will start by cutting the bottom out … Read more

Coolest Backhoe and Bulldozer Costumes

Coolest Backhoe and Bulldozer Costumes

Both of my boys like backhoes and bulldozers. So of course that’s what she wanted to be for Halloween. After looking in many costume stores and online, we could not find a costume because they do not make them. The looks of my boys faces were very upsetting. They were very disappointed that they wouldn’t … Read more

Cool Backhoe Halloween Costume

Cool Backhoe Halloween Costume

My three year old son decided he wanted to be a backhoe for Halloween, not a construction worker, an actual backhoe. The he body is made with moving boxes wnile the diggers are form core and poster board. The wheels are cookie tins as we wanted the 3-D effect. we needed to make sure to … Read more