Rokzilla – DIY Prehistoric Monster Costume

Rokzilla - DIY Prehistoric Monster Costume

I’m not going in extreme detail about the costumes construction, if you have a question just ask! Rokzilla’s Head I started with making a frame out of chicken wires & metal clothes hangers. I covered the frame with numerous layers of paper mache along with cardboard & foam to mold out his facial features. This … Read more

Creepy Walking Dead Zombie Costume!

Creepy Walking Dead Zombie Costume!

Hey guys! My name is Alexandra. I’m a Cosmetologist, Artist, and Musician from Central Illinois. I’m a huge Walking Dead fan. I’m extremely intrigued by the amount of art and effort put into the making of the show. I decided to turn my obsession into a reality this year for Halloween! Instead of being a … Read more

Awesome Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua Group Costume

Awesome Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua Group Costume

Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua We are five grown-ups and our costumes had to show it. So we made them big. As big as we could. Giant. Drawing inspiration from a culture we don’t know much about, visions of pinata makers, kids’ drawings, our long-forgotten arts and crafts education and a skull whiskey … Read more

Coolest Homemade Fancy Witch Costume

Coolest Homemade Fancy Witch Costume

My daughter wanted to be a “non scary fancy witch” so with a lot of tulle this is what I did! I used eight 6″ rolls (had some left over) of tulle. Black, orange, green and purple. I cut strips and attached two layers to a black crochet top… the second layer made it really … Read more

Coolest Creepy Doll Costume

Coolest Creepy Doll Costume

I know most people agree that dolls and clowns, although originally made to be fun and happy, are pretty scary. That’s obviously why they get used in horror movies so much. Well, this Halloween I decided I’d run with the scary horror movie creepy doll costume concept. I first started my doll costume by gathering make-up ideas from looking … Read more

Creepy Zombie Little Mermaid and Eric Couple Costume

Creepy Zombie Little Mermaid and Eric Couple Costume

I never liked “happily ever afters” from a very young age. I remember growing up thinking to myself after every Disney movie,” This could’ve went wrong very easily” So one Halloween I decided to show people what that “wrong” alternative could have been. My first successful costume showing this was Little Miss Muffet wrapped in … Read more

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

Coolest Homemade Glow in the Dark Skeleton Costume

Coolest Homemade Glow in the Dark Skeleton Costume

Every year I try to decide what to make for my Halloween costume, how to think outside the box instead of being the typical vampire, werewolf and all that. So far, I have done pretty well and everyone at school can’t wait to see what I will be each year. One year I made myself … Read more

Sexy Homemade Gargirl (Gargoyle) Costume

Sexy Homemade Gargirl (Gargoyle) Costume

As a rule of thumb I think Halloween costumes shouldn’t cost a lot of money especially since it is usually only worn for one day. My school of thought is that with limited resources in my case under $30 you are forced to be more creative and resourceful in finding and re-purposing house hold items … Read more

Homemade Wrong Turn Zombie Couple Costume

Homemade Wrong Turn Zombie Couple Costume

Hello everyone, we are Ralica Kovacheva and Yulian Georgiev. We are from Bulgaria. Halloween is a very special day for us – the day we spend together, sharing ideas, making costumes and writing this essay. We want to continue the tradition of Halloween and this year we chose to be the strange creatures from the … Read more

The Headless Man Optical Illusion Costume

The Headless Man Optical Illusion Costume

I found a few pictures online of the headless costume and wanted to do it. I had to figure out how cause I couldn’t find any clear instructions. I found a cheap trench coat at a thrift store and stuffed the top of the coat and the arms with plastic bags. I then used a … Read more

Spooky and Original Gargoyle Halloween Costume

Spooky and Original Gargoyle Halloween Costume

Being a family of 6 who has always loved Halloween we have had to become pretty creative in our ability to pull off the right look. The Gargoyle costume you see here starting with the feet was made with an old pair of boots and an old pair of werewolf gloves. I cut the rubber … Read more

The Walking Dead Skeleton King Costume

The Walking Dead Skeleton King Costume

The walking dead skeleton king, THE DEAD All hand painted makeup – no air brushing. The head piece/wig is teased and sprayed with spray glue and then covered in decoration spiderweb and then sprayed again with the spray glue to give the old and worn look with spiders hot glued to it. The robe/ cloak … Read more

Homemade Zombie Costume

Homemade Zombie Costume

This costume was so much fun to create. The weird looks, the awesome responses and the scared kids we epic. My son had fun spraying me with fake blood too. I ripped up and old pair of pants and old shirt. I bought a flannel at the thrift shop for $1 and ruined it. I … Read more

Scariest I-Scream Truck with Crazy Clown Kid Costume

Scariest I-Scream Truck with Crazy Clown Kid Costume

This is our seven year old son’s homemade ‘I-Scream Truck’ we made him this year. The way we built it, was just to cut out some cardboard boxes. We used four boxes to be exact, and we taped them together to build the truck body. The frame of the truck was a power wheels 6-volt … Read more

Homemade Walking Cemetary Halloween Costume for a Woman

Homemade Walking Cemetary Halloween Costume for a Woman

In August, I started looking into ideas for my Halloween costume. I came upon your site and I found my Halloween costume for this year. It was the walking cemetery that a man made. I am 5′ tall and 115 lbs. so I needed to make the costume fit and work for me. So off … Read more

Homemade Masquerade Flesh Mask Costume

Homemade Masquerade Flesh Mask Costume

I saw a picture floating around on Pinterest of a woman who had done a masquerade mask that looked like flesh, and when you move it from your face you are bloody flesh underneath. I fell in love with it and knew I HAD to do it this year.  I made the mask from a … Read more

Suarez the Vampire and Chiellini the Zombie Costume: The Famous Bite

Suarez the Vampire and Chiellini the Zombie Costume: The Famous Bite

My boyfriend and I are big soccer/football fans and couldn’t believe this year when Uruguay’s Louis Suarez BIT Italy’s George Chiellini. It was a famous bite seen around the world and was turned into memes, YouTube videos and dubbed Suarez as a vampire! It wasn’t his first bite (and I am sure it won’t be … Read more

Got Tons of Soul Zombie Couple Costumes

Got Tons of Soul Zombie Couple Costumes

Classic zombies are always fun, right? You know not so gory, very little blood, not too scary, lots of ghoulish fun! A few weeks ago my darling Royce and I went to see the James Brown biopic – Get up on It! Of course he instantly started quoting and reciting verbatim lots James Brown shouts and lyrics. … Read more

Homemade Paper Mache Green Goblin Costume

Homemade Paper Mache Green Goblin Costume

How I got the idea: Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I love scary movies (although I never get scared of them) and I love the concept of free candy, who doesn’t? Every year I am the only one who gets really excited about Halloween even though its months away. I usually start planning … Read more

Creepy Zombie Ice Cream Man Costume for a Woman

Creepy Zombie Ice Cream Man Costume for a Woman

I love vintage and saw this cool 50’s creepy ice cream man. I wanted to zombiefy him a bit so decided to go for blood and teeth. ‘ I chose light weight material and first hand threaded it through some non sticky bandage. I kept the shape of the teeth erratic and weird. I glued … Read more

Sexy Creepy Last Minute Broken Doll Costume

Sexy Creepy Last Minute Broken Doll Costume

This costume was all last minute! I rushed over to the second hand store and found and old baggy nightgown in the women’s department, then sprinted back home to start my masterpiece! First I changed the length! Then fixed the size and altered the bust! Added some elastic inside the waist line so it looked … Read more

Haunting Headless Bride Costume for a 9-Year-Old Girl

Haunting Headless Bride Costume for a 9-Year-Old Girl

My nine year old daughter wanted to be something different for Halloween. We searched around online to come up with ideas and started to notice that we liked the idea of a headless costume. There are a number of headless brides costumes online, but we weren’t overly impressed with them for some reason or another. … Read more

Zombie Pirate Catches Zombie Mermaid Couple Costume

Zombie Pirate Catches Zombie Mermaid Couple Costume

I hand-made the costumes for myself (Mermaid) and my Pirate husband, AARRHH! My costume was fairly simple. I used an old tank top and bought a green skirt from a thrift store. I took in the sides and added a tail with tulle. I created green hair extensions from individual store bought pieces. I added … Read more