Cool Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

For the Peacock costume, I will start with the top and work down. For the headpiece, I sewed together 4 fascinator hat bases in blue satin to form a dome shape. This “hat” was them covered in swirled pipe cleaners. I made the corona feathers by painting shish kebob skewers white, then glueing feathers on … Read more

Adorable Homemade Milk Themed Family Costumes

I first thought of being a milkman at the high school at which I teach. We have smaller advisories and I had the idea of having my students be milk cartons (one chocolate, of course!) for a group competition. I then thought it would be a good idea for my family and thought of a … Read more

Last Minute Toddler DIY Magician Costume

Last Minute Toddler DIY Magician Costume

I found out, with one day’s notice, that my daughter’s daycare was having a Halloween party a few days before Halloween. Since her actual costume was not yet finished, I came up with this super cute last minute DIY magician costume. I opened my “tickle truck” (aka – the box where I keep all my old Halloween costumes and … Read more

Funny DJ Banana Costume

Funny DJ Banana Costume

The story behind this DJ Banana costume is that a good friend of mine is a DJ….in fact, DJ Banana.  Every year he throws an amazing Halloween party, sometimes two in one year.  I had to show up with an unique costume because I and my wife’s friends always go to these halloween parties and … Read more

Cool Mail Carrier and Postage Stamp Couple Costume

Cool Mail Carrier and Postage Stamp Couple Costume

We have had the same mail carrier for the past 5 years. Her name is Cheryl and she always delivers the mail around noon time. When the weather is nice my kids and I often eat lunch outside, so seeing Cheryl and visiting with her has become a regular part of our day. As my … Read more

Artist and Painting Couples Costume

Artist and Painting Couples Costume

My best friend and I attend a costume party every year, and this past year was a real hit! The part is sponsered by a Vintage Car Club, so most of the attendies are old car junkies who love a good vehicle reference. To appeal to their love of cars, my friend and I dressed … Read more

Toddler’s Construction Worker and Digger Costume

Toddler's Construction Worker and Digger Costume

My son loves his “diggers” – any and all construction vehicles. We knew he would love to dress up as a construction worker, and wanted to be able to pull him in his wagon when he got tired. So a quick inspirational search on Pinterest, and we began collecting materials over the past few weeks! The … Read more

The Amazing Scoop and Bob the Builder Costume

The Amazing Scoop and Bob the Builder Costume

How did we come up with the idea for this costume? Jack our 5 year old son is riding his wheelchair Scoop! Jack loves trucks so much. He plays with the truck Scoop every single day. We have lots of photos of him laying on the sofa hugging his truck. His love for trucks is … Read more

Pan Am Crew Toddler Costumes with Chihuahua

Pan Am Crew Toddler Costumes with Chihuahua

My husband and I wanted to do a costume for our 15 month old twins that would compliment each other. We wanted something creative and also not too child like.  We realize we have only a couple of years before they have their own opinions and want to be dressed up as a superhero or … Read more

Gold Digger Costume

Gold Digger Costume

After deciding to do the Gold Digger costume this year and not wishing to buy one, I went searching for items at thrift stores and the Dollar Tree from which I could assemble my own. I did not like the ones that are for sale because the dress looked too tight, and it’s cheaper to do … Read more

The Wrecking Crew Dad and Boys Costumes

The Wrecking Crew Dad and Boys Costumes

The 2 year old wants to be a mighty machine, so what do you do mom? Obviously you make it happen mom! I would have hated to disappoint the two year old on my favorite holiday. Box costumes it is for the first timer. About six boxes later and about 100 paper cuts and lots … Read more

Cool Guy Fieri Costume

Cool Guy Fieri Costume

About a month ago several friends, my wife and I were talking about doing a Halloween party, because it fell on a weekend. We came to an agreement as to what house it would be at, and thank God, it wasn’t ours. I suggested we throw in a cash prize for best costume, to generate … Read more

Windy Weatherman

Windy Weatherman

After seeing the many Hurricane reporters over the summer I thought that for Halloween I would dress up as a weatherman in a storm. I was thinking this would be very original but after research I found out it had been done before. Luckily the group of people I was around on Halloween found it … Read more

Homemade Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Bradley is dressed as Van Gogh from one of his famous painted self portraits. (We added his bandaged ear to make the reference extra noticeable.) Grace is dressed as Starry Night, one of Van Gogh’s most esteemed paintings. We knew we wanted to do a creative couple costume, and didn’t want to do something that … Read more

Ice Cream Peddler Costume

Ice Cream Peddler Costume

This costume was a GIANT hit! It was easy, cheap, unique and super fun to make. I used real ice cream cones with a coat of white glue inside to strengthen them. Styrofoam balls glued on top as the ice cream, coated with light weight spackle and painted to look like various flavors (added better, … Read more

Coolest DJ Wheelchair Costume

Coolest DJ Wheelchair Costume

DJ Sean is our special needs child who loves music.  He is wheelchair bound and we decided after seeing a picture of a DJ wheelchair costume a year ago, to make our own version.  A ton of people love the costume; and enjoyed the old school DJ / dance music.  Lots of questions were asked as … Read more

Magic Act Gone Wrong Couple Costume

Magic Act Gone Wrong Couple Costume

 I obviously go crazy for Halloween, I love it!! I go big every single year, and always really shoot for an actual walking art installation, if you will. Vaudeville acts always inspired me, imagery wise and addition to illusion. Our Magic Act gone wrong was so much fun!!! We were a grand hit in Los … Read more

Jungle Love Couple Costume: Zebra and Safari Tour Guide

Jungle Love Couple Costume: Zebra and Safari Tour Guide

First off found these pj’s than from there the ideas came to mind, and started looking for the rest of the accessories. Best part was my daughter wanting to paint my face and boy did she have fun but the freakiest part and funniest on my end was i was going into character as she … Read more

Bob the Builder Costume and His Buddy Lofty

Bob the Builder Costume and His Buddy Lofty

Our 2-year-old son, Triantafyllos is our decision maker and performer for Halloween – his dad is the idea generator and mom is the artist. We made a great team. Last year Trian was the lion in the circus tent. This year dad had the idea for Trian to pick a main character from one of … Read more

Aviator Baby Costume

Aviator Baby Costume

With his ride-on-truck lying around the house, I wanted to put it to good use and so I started brainstorming ideas like carriage, police car, plane, etc. Plane sounded the coolest even though it meant some more work with initial designing, prototyping for robustness and finally constructing. Items used: Yellow thick gift wrapping paper Velcro … Read more

Navy Jet Toddler Costume

Navy Jet Toddler Costume

Our son is a big fan of the Navy Jet characters, Echo and Bravo, in the movie Disney Planes. On a recent vacation trip to Virginia Beach, he couldn’t stop watching the Navy Jets flying in and out of the Naval Air Station. It was only fitting that he go as a pilot complete with … Read more

Mommy and Me Babywearing Costume: The Baker and her Cupcake

Mommy and Me Babywearing Costume: The Baker and her Cupcake

I love babywearing! My seven month-old daughter, Ellie, loves being close to mommy and feeling secure while exploring new things so it was only natural to create a Mommy and me babywearing costume: the Backer and her Cupcake. I also LOVE baking! I always bake for everyone in my family for birthdays and holidays and … Read more

Awesome Rubble from PAW Patrol Costume

Awesome Rubble from PAW Patrol Costume

I made this PAW Patrol costume for my four year old son. Its his favorite TV show and Rubble is his favorite charter on the show. Rubble has a construction truck and pup pack which carries his mini shovel. I used cardboard, superglue, and duct tape. For the cabin area i used one large box that i … Read more

Lobster Dog and Baby Chef Costume

Lobster Dog and Baby Chef Costume

Before we had our son, we treated our Yorkie, Paisley, just like a child.  She has always dressed up for Halloween in the past, so we knew she had to be a part of our little guy’s costume adventures, now that he was old enough to participate. Because he was only a year old this … Read more