Homemade John the Baptist Head on Platter Costume

Homemade John the Baptist Head on Platter Costume

After Googling several DIY Halloween costumes, my daughter chose the Head on a Platter. I was so excited! I picked up most of her table items from the Salvation Army. My husband fastened them to the (box) table. He even made her handles on the inside of the box in order to make it more … Read more

Heads on Platter Costume: Dinner is Served

Heads on Platter Costume: Dinner is Served

I was seriously sitting at the dining room table when this idea popped into my head, thinking how cool would it be to become dinner!! Not wanting to spoil what my plan was, I worked on it when everyone was sleeping (I’m very sneaky that way). I started with a piece of cardboard that and … Read more

Cool Lobster Dinner Table Costume

Cool Lobster Dinner Table Costume

This was my 9 year old daughter’s costume. It was all her idea from concept to execution with a little help from her 11 year old sister and myself. The costume was cheaper to make than buying one from a store. My daughter wore this to her fall festival at school and got a tremendous … Read more

Macabre Chef and Her Best Dish Yet Costume

Macabre Chef and Her Best Dish Yet Costume

I have a twisted sense of humor and love all things horror. So, that brought me to my idea for the perfect mommy-daughter costume…a killer chef with her head on a platter dish! As the weeks to Halloween started dwindling down, and I was in the process of making our costumes, my 2 year old daughter, … Read more

Cool Homemade Illusion Costume: Head on Platter

Cool Homemade Illusion Costume: Head on Platter

I wanted to be creative for my daughter. I brainstormed and came up with this Head on Platter costume. It was really fun to make. Everything was bought at the Dollar store except the box used as the table. My daughter stuck her head through the hole that I cut out. I painted her face … Read more

Head on a Platter Wheelchair Costume for 99 Year Old Granny!

Head on a Platter Wheelchair Costume for 99 Year Old Granny!

My mother is 99 years old, confined to a wheel chair, but yet still filled with life.  Each year a Halloween costume parade is held at the nursing home where she resides. She loves to participate in it, so I try to think of an original idea to use which will also incorporate her wheel chair. This … Read more

Cool Head on Platter Homemade Halloween Costume

Cool Head on Platter Homemade Halloween Costume

I  love Halloween, and I love making costumes! I always try to take an idea that’s been around forever and make it my own. This year I decided that Head on a Platter is the way to go! The first thing I did was cut a square out of really sturdy cardboard. Then I cut … Read more

Homemade Head on Platter Costume: Worse Dinner Ever

I called this costume: your worse dinner!
Use you imagination be creative. In this costume I used a thin lightweight plywood. I made a hole in the e

I called this costume: your worse dinner ever! Use you imagination be creative. In this costume I used a thin lightweight plywood. I made a hole in the edge of the wood, I bought .99 cents decoration spiders, roaches, all type of insects as you can see. I also bought candy as a treat to … Read more

Creative Turkey Head on Thanksgiving Table Costume Idea

Last year my son decided to be a Thanksgiving table.  This costume was super easy to create!  I just cut two squares out of cardboar

Last year my son decided to be a Thanksgiving table. This creative Turkey Head on Thanksgiving Table costume idea was super easy to create!  I just cut two squares out of cardboard and hot glued them together.  I also taped them together, for added security!  I cut a hole in the middle, large enough to fit … Read more

Spooky Head on Platter Halloween Costume

I like the idea of headless costumes and never want to spend a fortune on costumes. So I decided to make a waiter serving...well me!i hate when cos

I like the idea of headless costumes and never want to spend a fortune on costumes. So I decided to make a waiter serving…well me! I hate when costumes are too tall as they don’t look quite right so I got a hollow mannequin body and strapped it to my back. Taking an old suit … Read more

Homemade Head on Platter Halloween Costume

we have a halloween party  every year at my local pub, i love doing costumes   i got the idea from this site and thought about it&nbsp

We have a Halloween party every year at my local pub. I love creating costumes. I got the idea from this site and thought about it , so i went ahead and did it. It took me an afternoon to gather  and beg for the things. The hand was from one of the pound shops. All … Read more

Original Head on a Platter Carried by a Butler Costume

my name is melissa and my daughter olivia is 10yrs old,i have been making home made costumes for 3 yrs and it is very rewarding not just the prizes b

My name is Melissa and my daughter Olivia is 10yrs old. I have been making home made costumes for 3 yrs and it is very rewarding not just the prizes but just to see the look on peoples faces. It is priceless! I started with a backpack, just an old backpack and unzipped it. Stuck … Read more

Original Homemade Head on a Platter Costume

Homemade Head on a Platter Costume

My son Taylor is so creative and he wanted to make his own costume this year. He wanted make a Homemade Head on a Platter Costume. He usually likes to be something scary on Halloween. I found this spider platter and a blood-dripping table cloth so we started from that. We had a box from … Read more

Coolest Homemade Vampire’s Feast Group Costume

Homemade Vampire's Feast Group Costume

I was searching around this site last year and decided to do my version of a ‘Head on a Platter’ which could include 3 children in a group costume. I came up with this homemade Vampire’s Feast Group costume. I used a piece of foam core and cut a hole in the center. I had … Read more

Coolest Homemade Head on Platter Costume

Homemade Head on Platter Costume

I wanted my son to be something original this year. It worked, as everyone loved his Homemade Head on Platter Costume. People were constantly taking pictures of him at the homes we visited and people walking on the streets. Many of them stated that his was the best costume they have seen all night. It … Read more

Coolest Pickled Head in a Jar and Wheelchair Table Costume

Homemade Pickled Head in a Jar and Wheelchair Table Costume

Our Homemade Pickled Head in a Jar and Wheelchair Table Costume won a contest last year which made us more determined to come up with something better last year. I suffered a knee injury about two months ago, and just when I had recovered I was bitten by a venimous copperhead snake. So not completely … Read more

Coolest Homemade Table of Death Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Table of Death Halloween Costume Idea

The Homemade Table of Death Halloween Costume Idea: My son wanted to create his own costume this year and as a 10 year old had a challenging idea for me. He wanted to be what he called “The Table of Death”. We started with a large section of cardboard that measured 36 inches long and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gingerbread Man’s Revenge Costume

Homemade Gingerbread Man's Revenge Costume

I really liked the idea of the headless horseman and was thinking of something different and ghoulish to make. After watching Shrek with my kids I came up with this Homemade Gingerbread Man’s Revenge Costume on Gramma. I bought yards and yards of beige felt and cut out a front and back in the shape … Read more

Coolest Homemade Head on Platter Optical Illusion Costume

Homemade Head on Platter Optical Illusion Costume

I had to come up with the best costume (like I do every year), thought of what I could do too make everyone’s head spin and I came up with this Head on Platter Optical Illusion Costume idea. After coming up with the concept I took all the measurements and I figured out how too … Read more

Coolest Monster and a Man’s Head Costume

Homemade Monster and a Man's Head Costume 14

I am a grade 12 student and my school always gets dressed and we have costume contests. I was thinking of what to be for Halloween as I wanted to do something that I had not seen at my school in all the years that I have been there. I made my costume out of … Read more

Coolest Homemade Server and Human Platter Couple Costume

Homemade Server and Human Platter Couple Costume

This homemade server and human platter couple costume was really fun and easy to make. As the table we used a large card-board box, with a hole cut out of the middle for the head. We then took off the two sides, which were at each side of the hips, so the arms could be … Read more

Coolest Severed Head Fortune Teller Costume

Homemade Severed Head Fortune Teller Costume

My daughter wanted to be scary and dead. She really wanted to do the head on the platter but it had been done a lot before so we decided to do something different. So she was “severed head fortune teller.” This Severed Head Fortune Teller Costume was really easy and just required a lot of … Read more

Coolest Homemade Head on a Platter Costume

Homemade Head on a Platter Costume

This Head on a Platter Costume was such an easy costume to make. We got everything at the dollar tree, including the boxes. We fitted one box on top of another one and made a holes for her neck and arms. I then glued two black plastic tables clothes to the box so that it … Read more