Coffin Stroller and Shark Stroller for Halloween

Coffin Stroller and Shark Stroller for Halloween

My little Vampire Grandson loves to break free from handholding when you lest expect it. A very scary thought for his first year trick or treating! He loves stroller rides though, so I thought I’ll step it up a notch and make the stroller into a coffin. Basic Construction Actually it was quit easy. I made … Read more

Scary Dolls Couple Costume

Scary Dolls Couple Costume

I started my doll costume ideas with a simple ruffled dress I had in my closet and an apron in my kitchen pantry. My husband had a suit pants, a vest and white shirt, then we added a red bow tie. The magic is in the doll costume makeup! All white face, black eyes and … Read more

Headless Queen Costume

Headless Queen Costume

I handmade this costume, I used old clothing from the thrift store, stuffed it with plastic grocery bags and newspaper, I used a Chinese food to go soup container for the neck, and old casino beads and costume jewelry from Forever 21, I held it all together by sewing with fishing line. I used ketchup … Read more

Blazing Witch on Fire Costume

Blazing Witch on Fire Costume

I designed this costume for my daughter, who after all these years, still loves to dress up for Halloween.  Her costume is a witch on fire.  Basically, the back story is that she’s suppose to be one of the wealthier residents of Salem before she is accused of being a witch.  Then, when the townsfolk … Read more

Daryl Dixon Toddler Costume

Daryl Dixon Toddler Costume

Rowan (2 1/2 years old) dressed as AMCs The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon. We have spent the past couple of weeks catching up on the show and my son sits contently and watches with us. He loves zombies! That’s when I got the idea to dress him as Daryl Dixon. First things first – find … Read more

Mr. Death has selected You Grim Reaper Costume

Mr. Death has selected You Grim Reaper Costume

I made this costume several years ago and it was a big hit in the neighborhood… not so much with me though. I’m on painters stilts and wearing a latex mask. Hard to walk for very long, and even harder to breathe. BUT… the reactions from people were worth it! I made teenage boys run … Read more

Headless Man Costume

Headless Man Costume

I made the headless man costume for my husband adding the twist of carrying his own head. I surfed the net for different ideals and roomed the dollar store for materials. How it came together. I took a rectangular potter for the shoulders. Screwed three thin strips (length of your back) of baseboard (scrap pieces … Read more

Cool and Simple Day of the Dead Skeleton Costume

Cool and Simple Day of the Dead Skeleton Costume

Items needed for this simple day of the dead skeleton costume: (1) Black long sleeve shirt (1) Pair of Black Leggings (1) Bottle of White Acrylic Paint (1) Bottle of Glow-in-the-Dark Paint (1) Makeup (I only used white Halloween make-up, the rest of the make-up was cosmetic make-up) First, locate some black leggings and a … Read more

Coolest American Horror Story Costumes for a Couple

Coolest American Horror Story Costumes for a Couple

Here’s how I made these American Horror Story costumes. I have a strange addiction to American Horror Story. After re-watching season 3 (coven) about 1000 times I realized my theme would be centered from this.  I didn’t want to do drag (as the majority of the cast is female) and I didn’t wanna walk around … Read more

Evil Scarecrow Costume – Scarecrow of The Corn!

Evil Scarecrow Costume - Scarecrow of The Corn!

Before I start on the “How To” of this scarecrow costume let me tell you that burlap makes the hugest mess ever. I have never worked with the stuff before so I had no clue that by the end of it all I would be picking it out of my eyelashes… not to mention the … Read more

Double Headed Illusion Costume – Me and Whats Her Name

Double Headed Illusion Costume - Me and Whats Her Name

Thinking back I’ve alway enjoyed being creative, I would make all kinds of gift baskets, Holiday Christmas and Thanksgiving wreaths were a few of my favorites. My children and I would always look forward to Halloween even now with them and their children. I was never keen on buying costumes for them amd they couldn’t … Read more

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

After seeing the Electric chair illusion costume on this site (made by John), I also wanted to do one. Mine is slightly different but is also just as awesome! I had to carefully measure the height of the seated area when I was standing so it didn’t look elevated but also had to match the … Read more

Scary Costume Idea: Award Winning One Eyed Monster

Scary Costume Idea: Award Winning One Eyed Monster

This scary costume idea took me hours to make and take off. But winning two contests made it well worth it! First I made my eye patch which I couldn’t see through. I’m sure there are other ways to make it so it is transparent. I grabbed a cotton make up pad; one of the circle ones … Read more

Artistic and Demonic Fairy Eater Costume

Artistic and Demonic Fairy Eater Costume

This artistic and demonic fairy eater costume was made for Halloween Ball, and it was the funniest costume I ever wore. Well, not funny at all because it was very uncomfortable, but I felt very scary and poetic, and that was awesome. I wanted to create a demoniac creature who lives in forests and eats fairies. … Read more

Cool Headless Costume for a Woman

Cool Headless Costume for a Woman

Here’s how I came up with my Headless costume for Halloween. In our area we have a Halloween costume contest at our local firehall bingo. After I left the hall last year I have been searching for ideas to try and win the contest this year. They give out good prizes for the winner. I searched … Read more

Last-Minute Zombie Costume for a Toddler

Last-Minute Zombie Costume for a Toddler

For this last-minute Zombie costume, take an old pair of pants with holes in them and an old shirt, if they don’t have holes make some and take coffee grounds to smear on the clothes to make them dirty along with fake blood. Take elmer’s glue to create scars and other zombie effects along with … Read more

Zombie Makeup and Costumes

Zombie Makeup and Costumes

Last year for Halloween we I did the makeup for my two boys who wanted Zombie makeup. Year after year we try to do original makeup with small budget and a maximum of creativity. Arthur had the skin removed from his face and his throat. We used false nails filled with latex to build the … Read more

Coolest Conscience Good vs Evil Costume

Coolest Conscience Good vs Evil Costume

This conscience good vs evil costume is the best couple’s costume idea and was made for a Purim costume party. It took nearly 24 hours to make with a joint effort of 2 people. Obviously, it won the costume competition’s 1st place standing. We’ve never heard of this kind of idea before so our costume is a one of a … Read more

Stilt Spirit Shadow Strider Costume

Stilt Spirit Shadow Strider Costume

My Shadow Strider costume was quite the challenge. I found the idea in a Youtube video (though in the video they call it a stilt spirit… I thought it needed a better name). Shadow Strider Costume Directions Starting in May, my step-dad and I built circus peg stilts, which I sewed foam around. I then covered the … Read more

Coolest Gargoyle Costume

Coolest Gargoyle Costume

You never know when inspiration will hit! So, when I was flying a way cool kite one day, I looked up and thought that it would make a great tail for a Gargoyle costume. Gargoyle Costume Details I began gathering feathers, glitter, rhinestones and just anything I could grab to add to this hodgepodge that became a huge, huge … Read more

Terrific Tricephalic 3 Headed Girl Halloween Costume

Terrific Tricephalic 3 Headed Girl Halloween Costume

In the build up to Halloween my local haberdashery shop (in Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand) becomes my second home; where I buy decorations and look for a costume. But last year I found  something completely different. As I was browsing the aisles I saw these two freaky faces peering up from an assortment box … Read more

Zombie Costume with Rotting Flesh

Zombie Costume with Rotting Flesh

My teenage son decided he wanted a Zombie costume for Halloween. So where did I go? Thrift store of course! He got the shirt and pants for $2.50. We had the tie. Then I watched some videos on zombie make up, bought a kit at Halloween store for $4.99 and he was on his way to the living … Read more

Creepy Headless Homemade Costume for a Girl

Creepy Headless Homemade Costume for a Girl

This creepy headless homemade costume for a girl was made for my sever year old daughter, Josie. We found this awesome green dress at a thrift store, and really built the costume from that piece. I think people put too much thought into the technicalities, and not the subtle details – I think they are just … Read more

Bloody Masquerade Couple Costume

Bloody Masquerade Couple Costume

I was scrolling through Youtube one day and saw this awesome masquerade mask idea as a DIY tutorial. After that I knew that this bloody masquerade couple costume was something I needed to make! For the outfits I just threw on a black cocktail dress, and for my boyfriends I bought a cheap cape and … Read more