Cool Homemade Fortune Teller Costume

Fortune Teller

Like any of my Halloween projects, they always start out easy. This costume was entirely home made. I purchased a large box from Home Depot and it went from there. 1) Reiforced the inside corners of the box 2) painted the entire box black with dollar store paint, painted the bamboo legs black 3) attached … Read more

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

  In this collection of homemade costumes, we’ll be Tom Hank’s bosom buddy and guide him through some of his movie character costumes. Even Tom Hanks knows it’s time to retire the David S. Pumpkins costume. But what’s the nicest guy in Hollywood supposed to wear for a Halloween costume instead? Never Fear. While his list of … Read more

Insanely Epic DIY Gumball Machine Costume

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Oh boy did this cause marriage arguments every time I asked the hubby to help me with what he called a ridiculous project. I wanted something different and creative. I wanted something that was good enough to enter in a costume contest. That is when I came up with this great idea of mine. Made with … Read more

Coolest and Cheapest DIY Claw Machine Costume In Town

DIY Claw Machine Costume

My son ran up to me and said “MOM! I want to be a claw machine for Halloween”. I gave him quite the look and then thought in my head “that would be really cool, I can do it!” We searched on Pinterest for ideas but I wanted it to look his own – not … Read more

Fun Homemade Gumball Machine Costume

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My son decided he wanted to be something completely different than what they sell in the stores. He told me he wanted to be a gumball machine. When I heard that I was very surprised. I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about making a gumball machine costume. After I googled DIY gumball machine costume, … Read more

Cutest Homemade Little Gumball Machine

I bought an acrylic dome that is used for security cameras that are mounted on the ceiling. I filled it with sponge balls used for magic tricks. Then I placed white felt on the back to enclose the balls. The bottom part of the machine is made of red felt. It has suspenders on it … Read more

Cool Pet Dog Crane Machine Costume

Cool Pet Dog Crane Machine Costume

Abigail’s insanely obsessed dog mom Sarah insisted she enter Abbie in a pet parade contest. It was a ‘go big or go home’ mentality when it came to what Abbie would dress up as. She wanted a costume that she could contain Abbie to a wagon so that she wouldn’t get tangled or fraternize with … Read more

Amazing Carnival Fortune Teller Machine DIY Costume

Amazing Carnival Fortune Teller Machine DIY Costume

This “CARNIVAL FORTUNE TELLER MACHINE” Costume was relatively easy-to-make. The costume won first place in a costume contest! I decided to be a Fortune Teller for Halloween this year and wanted to go a step further than just wearing the outfit, so I created a costume that looked like a Fortune Teller in a Carnival … Read more

Unique Pregnant Belly Fortune Teller Costume

Unique Pregnant Belly Fortune Teller Costume

This fortune teller costume was inspired by a book I read about fortune tellers. I figured since my belly was so big it would make the perfect crystal ball. Fortune Teller Costume Supplies I went to Goodwill with a $25.00 budget and just started piecing the costume together by thinking about what fortune tellers look … Read more

Zoltar Speaks Halloween Costume

Zoltar Speaks Halloween Costume

The best part about this costume was making it with my kids! We saw this machine at an amusement park we went to and thought what a perfect idea for a costume! We used a lot of card board and tape. My daughter is an artist so she painted the wall sconces and the words … Read more

Cool Homemade Crane Machine Costume – The Claw

Cool Homemade Crane Machine Costume - The Claw

My costume came about because my son asked specifically for a claw machine costume. We had made a homemade costume last year, and everyone loved it! I think he wanted something different that everyone would once again love. We started off by getting a big box from my husbands job. Then we went to the … Read more

Creative Gumball Machine Costume

Creative Gumball Machine Costume

I ask my kids what they want to be every year. My daughter always comes up with some great ideas. This year she wanted to be a gumball machine. My mother used to make my costumes when I was little and I have continued the tradition with my own kids. Supplies: red fleece, gray and … Read more

The Stove Box Claw Machine Costume

The Stove Box Claw Machine Costume

I had the idea to make this costume because wherever I go with my family, I love playing the claw machine games that they have at stores or restaurants. I wanted to make a claw costume where I was one of the stuffed animals in the machine. After the idea, I got to work. First, … Read more

Vintage Coin-OP Arcade, Esmeralda Fortune Teller Costume

Vintage Coin-OP Arcade, Esmeralda Fortune Teller Costume

This costume was super fun to wear, but challenging to make! It wouldn’t be that hard now, having gone through the process once, but being the all knowing 24 year olds we are, we felt that we would be perfectly fine waiting until the last minute, and that all we needed was duct tape, a … Read more

The CLAW Machine Costume

The CLAW Machine Costume

Stefany is wearing the costume. I saw a video of a kid stuck in a machine and thought hmm i can make one of those. This was 1 large box, paint, clear vinyl and lots of stuffed animals. I cut 3 sides out on the large box and taped the clear vinyl on the inside. … Read more

Snack Shack Vending Machine Costume

Snack Shack Vending Machine Costume

Chris (dad) is wearing this. This was something we came up with just trying to come up with a different costume. This was made using 2 boxes, one smaller that fit inside, 3 slinkys, lots of candy and empty soda cans and water bottle caps. Most of this costume is from materials we already had, … Read more

Claw Machine Costume – Clawing my Way to the Top

Claw Machine Costume - Clawing my Way to the Top

I love doing large DIY costumes each year for Halloween. I think they’re way more fun and creative than a store bought costume. Plus, I love the added challenge of trying to figure out how to make my vision a reality. Last year I created a gumball machine costume and wanted to continue with a similar … Read more

Creepy Fortune Teller Costume

Creepy Fortune Teller Costume

So I started looking at Fortune Teller ideas online, I wanted to be live and Interactive and scary looking all at the same time. About a month before I went to local hardware store and bought all the wood I needed, plywood and decorative molding, wheels for the bottom of the booth to make it mobile since … Read more

Evil Madame Zoltar Costume

Evil Madame Zoltar Costume

For the past four years we’ve been participating in our community Halloween costume contest. We always try to pick a costume that no one else has done and try to make it stand out as much as possible. An old creepy Madame Zoltar seemed the best way to go. We looked at pictures online and … Read more

The Amazing Time Traveling Prophesier Costume

The Amazing Time Traveling Prophesier Costume

This is my 2015 Halloween Costume. I really enjoyed this build because it allowed me to exercise my creative ability to its fullest. This costume took 2 months to build and several trial and errors. In the video and pictures submitted you will see a futuristic Time Traveling Prophesier(i.e.Fortune Teller). This costume incorporates Magic and … Read more

Interactive Arcade Game Couples Costume

Interactive Arcade Game Couples Costume

We went to my sister’s house on Halloween night, where the street gets hundreds of Trick or Treaters, all the neighbors are out on their porches blasting Halloween music, it’s the kind of crowded, festive streets you see in the movies. We had a constant line for hours of children and teenagers (and a few … Read more

Award Winning DIY Stuffed Animal Claw Machine Costume

Award Winning DIY Stuffed Animal Claw Machine Costume

How did you come up with this costume idea? My daughter Natalie is 7 years old and just loves playing the stuffed animal claw game so she decided that was what she wanted to be for Halloween. Items included are as follows: 2 extra large home depot boxes 3 black spray paint 3 gorilla black … Read more

Put the Quarter in the Gumball Machine Couple Costume

Put the Quarter in the Gumball Machine Couple Costume

Homemade Gumball Machine Costume For this gumball machine costume I used: A red dress from Forever 21 a sheet of Duct tape Cricut machine to cut the letters and numbers a hot glue gun a red headband a few hundred pom-poms red heels 2 Wilton silver cake bases black ribbon, a paint marker a black … Read more

Vending Machine Costume for a Child

Vending Machine Costume for a Child

So I needed a box, the absolute right size box. I drove my minivan around town on recycle day scouring the town for just the right size. I think I brought home about five boxes before I found “the one”. My husband thought I was crazy. I then cut out the arm holes, neck and … Read more