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

Cool Tractor Costume for 9 year old Boy

Cool Tractor Costume for 9 year old Boy

My son loves tractors! So it would only make sense to make his costume one! We gathered some moving boxes up and painted cut and drew what we could on them to form the shape of the tractor. The wheels were made from cardboard and egg cartons and later painted to resemble a wheel. Lots … 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

Hot! Hot Air Balloon Costume

Hot! Hot Air Balloon Costume

This Hot Air Balloon was the best costume ever!!! I got to wear this costume to a block party where there were a ton of people in costumes and I defiantly stuck out in the crowd. I got stopped so many times for pictures and saying how great the costume was. It also helped that … Read more

Captain America Monster Truck Costume

Captain America Monster Truck Costume

My son watches monster jam all day long it is his total favorite!! so of course he wants to be a monster truck for Halloween!! I recycled a box and some packing from my husbands work. We cut the body parts out individually, and taped it all together. The hot glued all the other parts … Read more

Toddler Thomas the Train Costume

Toddler Thomas the Train Costume

We went through a lot to create this crafty train costume. It was difficult at first. Then it got to be fun to make. The face was hard. We had to make it a perfect circle to fit on the container. Could never get a perfect circle. So we got two containers and used the … Read more

Punny “Dirty Road” Costume

Punny "Dirty Road" Costume

I didn’t want to be like everyone else, this was a for a festival in Pittsburgh with over 1000 unique beautiful people going. I knew there would be a ton of amazing crazy weird costumes (and there totally were!) So the thought just came to me when i was driving, I’ll be a Road. Different … Read more

Best Thomas the Train Toddler Costume

Best Thomas the Train Toddler Costume

For this Thomas the Train costume, you will need some cardboard paper boxes. A tube to create a nice curve along the top and circle at front. I used an 8″ cardboard tube intended to be a form for concrete columns. I printed a picture of Thomas’s face off the internet and just used spray paint … Read more

Easy No-Sew DIY Construction Workers Group Costume

To make the construction workers group costume, you need 4 orange vests.  You can get these at Walmart for a couple of bucks each, especially during hunting season.  Accessorize the vests using reflective duct tape. The girls have on orange sports bras and the guys have plain white t-shirts.  Hard hats, safety glasses, and safety … Read more

Deer in Headlights Couple Costume with Real Lights!

Deer in Headlights Couple Costume with Real Lights!

October has always been my absolute favorite month of the year, and with that, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I was the one kid in my elementary school classes who said that Fall was my favorite season, not summer. It’s not just a time of year that I enjoy, but has become a bit of … Read more

Coolest John Deere Tractor Costume for 4-Year Old Boy

Coolest John Deere Tractor Costume for 4-Year Old Boy

I made this tractor out of several different materials. The main structure is made from cardboard boxes. The lights really light up in the front, the back lights are just trailer reflectors I purchased at a local hardware store. The tires are made from cardboard cake rounds, also the bolts used on the tires are … Read more

Coolest DIY Thomas the Train on a Wagon Costume

Coolest Homemade Thomas the Train Costume

For this homemade Thomas the train costume I took my son’s Radio Flyer and modified it to look like Thomas the Train.  The idea was to have a costume he could ride in, so his little legs wouldn’t get too tired. Most of the body is made from old diaper boxes, duct-taped together.  The front … Read more

Deer Caught In Headlights Couple Costume

Deer Caught In Headlights Couple Costume

For the gal, start with “a little fb lack dress” then go to Lowes or Home Depot (not with the LBD) and head to the hvac aisle. Purchase a tool of metal tape to be usEd for the center line on the road.  It runs about $7 then in the lighting department there are the … Read more

Frightened Inner Tuber Behind Bad Boat Driver Costume

Frightened Inner Tuber Behind Bad Boat Driver Costume

Jackson is our 4th son. He is 10 years old and this was the last school parade for our family (this is our last year in Elementary school). All four of our boys have learned to tube and ski behind our 1982 Master Craft ski boat at our cabin in Kentucky. So, we thought this … Read more

Little Girl Thomas the Tank Engine and Family Costumes

Little Girl Thomas the Tank Engine and Family Costumes

My two year old granddaughter, Chloe, lives for cars, trucks, tractors and trains so it was a natural that she should be Thomas the Tank Engine for Halloween.  Her daddy told me six months ago that I must make her a train costume for Halloween this year.  He also insisted that Mom (9 months pregnant) … 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

Cheap and Easy Car-Themed Family Halloween Costumes

Cheap and Easy Car-Themed Family Halloween Costumes

This is a family costume which started with a 21/2 year olds dream of being an orange race car (he also wanted me to be a red race car and his daddy to be a blue one… through our costumes I fulfilled one of his three requests.  In decided what we as a family were … Read more

Cool Chief Brody Costume in Cardboard Box Orca Boat from JAWS

Cool Chief Brody Costume in Cardboard Box Orca Boat from JAWS

My husband created the boat from a cardboard box.  We then painted it to match the boat from the Jaws movie.  We added so much detail to the boat trying to get it exactly; yellow barrels, wire, ladder, windows, life ring, tower, lines,  letters on the back spelling orca, lights and the funnest accessory was … 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