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

Captain of the Unsinkable Titanic Costume

Captain of the Unsinkable Titanic Costume

My father and I made this ship costume for my 5 yr old son. He loves everything about Titanic. The wood ship is 8 ft long and weights about 30lbs. My father assembled the wood by dipping it in water and bending it. Painting it did not take to much time but it was especially … Read more

Cool Hot Air Balloon Halloween Costume

Cool Hot Air Balloon Halloween Costume

We always make homemeade costumes, so my daughter picked hot air balloon.  I thought to myself, how am I going to pull this one off (previous costumes have been John Deere tractor, bowl of macaroni and cheese), so I knew with some thinking I could get it accomplished.  First I went looking for the perfect … Read more

Working Traffic Light and Pylon Couple Costume

Working Traffic Light and Pylon Couple Costume

Stop! In the name of love! The traffic light costume was made by getting three battery-powered tap-on lights, painting them red, yellow and green, and ductaping them to an all black outfit. The pylon costume consisted of a bright orange shirt, ductape stripes, and a mini pylon with a battery-powered light inside of it, secured … Read more

Rolling Thomas the Tank Engine Wheelchair Costume

Rolling Thomas the Tank Engine Wheelchair Costume

My 3 year old said he wanted to be Thomas the Tank Engine for Halloween. I have seen the store bought ones and knew those wouldn’t work out or give him the excitement he really wanted, as he is confined to a wheelchair from a rare genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. So I thought, … Read more

Big Rig Truck Halloween Costume for a Boy

Big Rig Truck Halloween Costume for a Boy

This is Brayden driving his big rig truck that was made out of several cardboard boxes, paint, Styrofoam cones and circle for the steering wheel. He loves trucks and his Papa has drove one for many years so I decided to make him one for Halloween. I used lots of hot glue to keep it … Read more

Pink Rig Truck Halloween Costume

Pink Rig Truck Halloween Costume

This is Jasmine driving her big rig truck that was made out of several cardboard boxes, paint, Styrofoam cones and circle for the steering wheel. She loves playing trucks with all the boys and her Papa has drove one for many years so I decided to make her one for Halloween. I used lots of … Read more

Cardboard Box Garbage Truck Costume

Cardboard Box Garbage Truck Costume

My son was, and is still, obsessed with garbage trucks. So, naturally, he wanted to be a garbage truck for Halloween! I had my work cut out for me, but was up for the challenge. We still had a couple of moving boxes, so I used one large and one small size box – the … Read more

Awesome Halloween Steam Locomotive Train with a Little Engineer!

Awesome Halloween Steam Locomotive Train with a Little Engineer!

My son Jackson was born loving trains! I’ve never seen a kid so infatuated with one thing in my life! He even talks about them when he’s dreaming at night by saying “All aboard!” or “Daddy, you want to come pway (Jackson’s version of play) trains with me?” When the question was asked about what … Read more

Coolest Homemade Peterbilt Truck Halloween Costume for a Toddler

Coolest Homemade Peterbilt Truck Halloween Costume for a Toddler

American Truck Repair Express’, LLC Newest Peterbilt Truck In June 2009, my daughter Di’anna, son-in-law Travis, and son Trenton, decided to open a new family business, American Truck Repair, LLC in our hometown of Hendersonville, NC. In November of 2009, my daughter and her husband had a little baby boy, Braxton. Then, in 2013 two … Read more

Coolest Homemade Tractor Costume for a Boy

Coolest Homemade Tractor Costume for a Boy

Well, this costume was created because we could not find a tractor costume anywhere ! We had no choice but to make it ourselves. I used a diaper box and painted it, attached straps that were adjustable. We used push on lights from the dollar store that were great while trick or treating in the … Read more

Homemade Twin Hot Air Balloons Costumes

Homemade Twin Hot Air Balloons Costumes

We like to make our own costumes and for them to be unique. I love using your website for ideas…and seeing how creative people are. Since the girls are twins, we always try to think of things that either come in pairs or that we could duplicate. I had a thought about hot air balloon … Read more

Cool Homemade Hot Air Balloon Costume: Ready for Liftoff

Cool Homemade Hot Air Balloon Costume: Ready for Liftoff

Get a cheap basket that has a solid board floor.  Punch the board out and remove all nails.  Get an oversize t-shirt and hot glue the bottom of the t-shirt to the inside of the basket frame.  Now your child can put the shirt on and “wear the basket” without having to hold it.  Next, … Read more

Cool Homemade Construction Wrecking Ball Costume

Cool Homemade Construction Wrecking Ball Costume

My 3-year old son Phoenix is into all thinks with wheels!  When I asked him what he wanted to be this year for Halloween his reply was “Hmm…mama…let’s hab a diggah…no no…backhoe!  Hmm, oh mama, I mean a mudd truck!, Yes, a mudd truck.” So here I am thinking,  I need boxes, paint, tape and … Read more

Cool Tractor Farmer Cardboard Box Costume

Cool Tractor Farmer Cardboard Box Costume

This cool tractor farmer cardboard box costume was pretty simple to make. I took a cardboard box and covered it with green poster board. Cut the wheels out of various plate sizes using black cardboard, and yellow poster board. Then added some finishing touches like the exhaust pipe, grill, lights and caution sign on the back. … Read more

Cool Hot Air Balloon Halloween Costume for a Toddler

Cool Hot Air Balloon Halloween Costume for a Toddler

We wanted a creative, awesome costume for our very energetic 15 month old son! We decided on the Hot air balloon costume!! We got a basket, cut out the bottom. Ryder LOVED playing with the basket and ran around the house carrying the basket! We had to get a 3 foot balloon, which was a … Read more

Choo Choo Thomas Costume for a Toddler

Choo Choo Thomas Costume for a Toddler

I was looking for an actual train for my son to wear on Halloween. I couldn’t find anything to buy so I started researching how to make a Thomas Train by hand. I want to thank all the other parents who submitted their pictures and crafting info on a choo choo Thomas costume. You were … Read more

Coolest Diaper Box John Deere Costume

Coolest Diaper Box John Deere Costume

Our little boy has always been a fan of animals and we thought it was the cutest thing when he learned how to identify an elephant and mimic the sound of one; complete with an arm in the air like a trunk. So an elephant he was going to be.  But Brandon had other ideas. … Read more

Creepy DIY Zombie Truckers Couple Costume

Creepy DIY Zombie Truckers Couple Costume

We made our  Zombie Truckers couple costume out of cardboard and spray painted along with some props of dead body parts and blood. At first we had just made a plain Usf Holland semi for a costume and posted it to Facebook to see friends reactions and it wasn’t appealing enough for us so we went … Read more

Last Minute Hot Air-Balloonist Costume for Halloween

Last Minute Hot Air-Balloonist Costume for Halloween

I had a Halloween party for my dance team that very day and still had no idea what to be until I was inspired by the Up movie. I started being creative and found a brown straw basket that I cut out the bottom of and fit my hips around. I tied string from the … Read more