Easy Last Minute It’s Raining Men Costume

So every year I do a theme party for Halloween. This year, the theme was “Name that Tune”. It was a super fun theme, but as usual, getting ready for the party didn’t leave a lot of time to finish my costume! I decided to do “It’s Raining Men” because it was fairly easy to … Read more

Butter-Fly Wordplay Costume

Butter-Fly Wordplay Costume

I recently transferred to a different office within my company, so when I heard that my new office was having a Halloween costume contest, I knew I needed to make a great impression! My husband and I do a couple’s costume every year, but since he doesn’t work in my office, I knew my costume … Read more

Punniest Costume Ever: Brainstorm Costume

Punniest Costume Ever: Brainstorm Costume

Halloween is the one time of the year to get creative and dress up in a unique one of a kind costume. I spend a lot of time to think of what to dress as. Each year I try to go out a few times so that I can dress up in various different ways. … Read more

Family Tree Costume

Family Tree Costume

I used a pop-up laundry basket for the torso of the costume and covered it with a large turtle neck shirt. I stapled the basket to the shirt around the collar and bottom hem, and then stuffed the sleeves with small dryer vent hoses. Then I covered the whole torso with paper mache strips of … Read more

Taco Belle Wordplay Costume

Taco Belle Wordplay Costume

I bought a Belle dress and wig. Then I bought a bunch of felt and made an apron out of tacos. I also made a taco hat, which clipped onto my wig. It was very comfortable. I added a crinoline for fullness and gloves to complete the look. The best part was watching people’s reactions.

Pink Freud – Mens Pun Costume

Pink Freud - Mens Pun Costume

Every year I design my costume to be a historical figure pun. This year, my mother suggested Pink Freud, and I started working out how to best emulate Sigmund Freud with as much pink as possible. To mimic portraits of Freud, I required a few items that were simply unavailable in stores, the most significant … Read more

Parting the Red C Wordplay Costume

Parting the Red C Wordplay Costume

Our son came up with this wordplay costume after history class learning about the Red Sea. He then added the Moses underneath and we thought it was a hit! Everyone who saw it cracked up and those who didn’t get it walked away shaking their heads but with a smile on their face. All it … Read more

Jack in the Box Wordplay Costume

Jack in the Box Wordplay Costume

I’m all about simplicity. I just cut some holes in a large box and attached a pot and a donkey to it. That’s about it. I’ve had nothing but positive reactions. People love it. Many took pictures. I have done this costume before, but the first time it was just the box. It was for … Read more

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Baby Costume

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Baby Costume

I wanted to give my six month old daughter something to wear that was as unique and original as she was. I came up with the ideas while watching the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  I had seen other families recreate the characters from the book/film, but I had not seen anyone take the literal … Read more

White Trash Bride Costume

White Trash Bride Costume

This White Trash bride costume was fun to make. Get your shopping done at the Salvation Army or a thrift shop and get busy and have fun! Supplies we used: Old Wedding Dress, Pair overalls and some cowboy boots Hot pink bra Jewels from craft store and a hot glue gun Battery operated light Lots … Read more

Cute Snail-Mail Couple Costume

Cute Snail-Mail Couple Costume

This is a great costume for couples or pals who want to take a break from the growing presence of technology based communications and wind back to a simpler time. This is also great for people who pun a lot. Because, why not? Snail-Mail is moderately easy to make for those with a crafty hand, … Read more

Cool San Diego (Sandy Eggo) Couples Costume

Cool San Diego (Sandy Eggo) Couples Costume

My sorority had a date party themed “compound words”. The guy I was taking is named Sandy, so when we first started brainstorming ideas, I came up with a few words that incorporated his unique name – sandcastle, sandwich (sand-witch), sand-dollar, etc. As I kept trying to come up with more words with sand or … Read more

Original Wordplay Costume Idea: iCloud!

Original Wordplay Costume Idea: iCloud!

I was given a week to come up with an award winning costume for my kids to be at their very first “fright night” in The Colony, TX.  I searched online and came up with the idea of my kids being the iCloud. I had seen people dressed as an iPod or an iPhone but … Read more

Easy, Inexpensive and Last-minute Girls Newspaper Fairy Costume

Easy, Inexpensive and Last-minute Girls Newspaper Fairy Costume

To create this unique, easy, inexpensive, most creative and last-minute Halloween, Newspaper Fairy costume you will need 1 newspaper and 1 pair of wings (which you can easily find in Party City, but since this was a last minute costume I didn’t want to waste time in going to Party City and buying wings,so we … Read more

When Life Hands You Lemons Homemade Costume

When Life Hands You Lemons Homemade Costume

We like to think out of the box when it comes to Halloween and Costumes. A play on words, a simple household item turned into a costume, or just plain being silly. My oldest daughter has an awesome sense of humor and gets into the fun every year. She wanted something sarcastic, easy, and lots … Read more

Original Stevie Wonder Woman Wordplay Costume

Original Stevie Wonder Woman Wordplay Costume

I have wanted to do this costume since last Halloween. I thought it was the funniest costume idea and I was able to combine my love for both Stevie Wonder and Wonder Woman. I started with the red corset. I purchased it on E-bay for super cheap and the quality was amazing. I made the … Read more

Cheap, Cute & Easy Group College Girl Costume

Cheap, Cute & Easy Group College Girl Costume

A common term that floats around college campuses is how girls are ‘basic’.  The term ‘basic’ defines a girl as being typical such as wearing Ugg boots, wearing a Northface jacket or carrying around a Starbucks cup. As for Halloween, a ‘basic’ costume that a college girl would wear would consist of some sort of … Read more

Punniest Homemade EyePad (iPad) Costume Ever!

Punniest Homemade EyePad (iPad) Costume Ever!

I love Punny and humorous costumes. I try to do one every year. When little kids dress up, they are cute or adorable, right? But when adults dress up, CLEVER is the key! In the past, I’ve been a bag lady (dress made up completely of plastic and paper bags) and even the Pythagorean theorem … Read more

Timmy the Party Pooper Wordplay Toilet Costume

Timmy the Party Pooper Wordplay Toilet Costume

Introducing Timmy O’Connell, the Party Pooper! The idea came to me when we saw someone dressed as a plain toilet two Halloween’s ago. Then last year I suggested it to my son, age 7 at the time, and he was way too embarrassed to even consider a costume like that, so we dropped it. This … Read more

Punniest Bar-Bee Doll Costume

Punniest Bar-Bee Doll Costume

After a few visits to the local costume stores, with nothing jumping out at me, I decided I wanted a unique and witty costume for this year. After thinking back to childhood Halloweens and childhood toys, I was blinded by the idea light bulb of a Barbie doll, with an adult twist! I started with … Read more

Play on Words E-Bowl-La Teletubbies Costume

Play on Words E-Bowl-La Teletubbies Costume

Making the Words E-Bowl-La Teletubbies Costume: For this E-Bowl-La costume I took plastic bowls and wrote Es on them using a Sharpie marker. I glued lace straps to the bowls so I could wear them. I wrapped wire in lace and bent it into the shape of a bolt like La’s antennae and glued that to … Read more

EYE Bola Treatment Lab Worker Costume

EYE Bola Treatment Lab Worker Costume

Every year I create weird and outrageous costumes. This year I just had to do it again! I created something related to today’s happenings in the real world. I created the ‘Eye’ Bola treatment lab worker costume. “Keeping an eye on ebola”. This costume took me three days to finish and it was  a workable … Read more

Creative Play on Words Bud Lightyear Costume

Creative Play on Words Bud Lightyear Costume

This Bud Lightyear costume was such an easy costume to make. I already had a Bud Light shirt that I cut, but you can just tape a Bud Light symbol onto your chest too. I bought Buzz Lightyear inflatable wings at a costume store for $10. I used purple and green duct tape, and at … Read more

Homemade White Trash Wordplay Costume

Homemade White Trash Wordplay Costume

This was a very last minute costume. I normally go all out, have a huge Halloween party, and make my costume, usually thinking of it for the entire year. I also have always made my kids costumes, and generally make a few for family members and friends. I’m known as the one who goes all … Read more