Creepy Couple Costume: Birthing a Baby Zombie

Creepy Couple Costume: Birthing a Baby Zombie

This costume is probably the most fun thing I have ever done! The belly was made out of paper mache, plaster, balloon, baby from good will, paint, latex, toilet tissue, and an ace bandage between the meche and plaster for attaching to my waist.  I made a plaster cast of mine and husbands face. When … Read more

Night of Terror Zombie Costumes

Night of Terror Zombie Costumes

My school decided to put on a Haunted House for the first time ever (eep yay!), and at first my group’s part was the “backwoods rednecks”, but that was not very scary at all in my opinion. We finally got the president of our club to approve a “nursery” theme. Then the task of finding … 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

Headless Costume: Scarecrow Gone to the Birds!

Headless Costume: Scarecrow Gone to the Birds!

My 10 yr old son, Kaleb, loves coming up with costumes where he seems to have either lost his head, be only a head, or headless and holding his own head! This year he decided on being a Headless Scarecrow! From the looks of it, the crows must not have been very afraid of him. The … Read more

Mombie: Unborn Bayby Breaks Free!

Mombie: Unborn Bayby Breaks Free!

I was nearly seven months pregnant, and I didn’t feel very sexy. I had a short red dress in my closet from Valentine’s Day, and it fit me like a shirt. I only had a few days until Halloween, so i had to come up with something quickly. I figured: I want to incorporate my … Read more

Creepy “Wolf Bane” Costume Idea

Creepy "Wolf Bane" Costume Idea

The costume that I am submitting is called Wolf Bane.  It is a costume that took me 3 months to create.  The materials I used to create the costume was cardboard boxes, masking tape, trash bags, glue gun and paint.  This is a costume that I basically thought up in my head and decided to … Read more

Thriller Seeker Zombie Costume

Thriller Seeker Zombie Costume

It all started 5 years ago when I heard on the radio there was free dance instruction for the Michael Jackson “Thriller” and they were participating in the Guinness Book of World Record for the most dancers doing the thriller dance simultaneously at the same time around the world. I wanted in and that is … Read more

Creepy Stilt Monster Costume

Creepy Stilt Monster Costume

I made my son’s costume last year out  a white table cloth and brown hair color to make the bloody look on the table cloth….I wrapped the table cloth around the bed foam which I glued onto the crutches for the front legs and stilts for the back and black panty hose for ripped skin. … Read more

Head in a Mason Jar Optical Illusion Costume

Head in a Mason Jar Optical Illusion Costume

My 15 year old daughter created this mason jar optical illusion costume. We saw different variations last year on the internet and we thought “We can do this”, so she created this costume for her 7 year old brother Mason. We used an old lab coat, cereal boxes, plastic bags and a backpack to raise … Read more

Headless Marie Antionette Costume

Headless Marie Antionette Costume

This headless Marie Antionette costume was so much fun. I started with a dress that was cheap and looked like something she would wear. Then I cut a hole through it right in the bodice area. I added material for length. I glued the little dress to a plastic mannequin form and then stuffed the … Read more

Sexy Devil’s Playmate Costume

Sexy Devil's Playmate Costume

Where do I start? My mother once told me, “If you look in the mirror at night, the devil will come out of it in the form of you.” She told me that when I was 5. ;) So, here we are over 20 years later and I created what I use to dream up in … Read more

Cool Zombie Family Costumes

Cool Zombie Family Costumes

This year I wanted something scary for our family matching costume idea. One night I was watching the new season of the walking dead with my family, when all of a sudden our two year old daughter kept asking questions on what exactly the dead people were. After we explained it one time to her, … Read more

Mother and Daughter Zombie Couple Costume

Mother and Daughter Zombie Couple Costume

Preparing for a local “zombie” 5k with my 11 yr old daughter was so much fun!!!  She is such a crazy kid, but look out for her. She is going to be the next big special effects make-up artist in 8-10 years!! How we made ourselves look disgusting: 1st Bed head-no brushing or styling. How … Read more

NY Giants Walking Dead Zombie Costume for work

NY Giants Walking Dead Zombie Costume for work

Every year, people I work with eagerly await my Halloween costume, or should I say creation.  I do not like buying my costume, and take a lot of pride in creating as much as I can from scratch.  My 2013 costume idea arose from an innocent comment made by one of my friends. I am … Read more

“Vampires Really do Exist” Costume

"Vampires Really do Exist" Costume

In order to keep with the frightful spirit of Halloween, I decided that the perfect costume would be one that really represents the theme. I knew exactly which feeling I wanted to elicit from people- and that was shock! So instead of going the other way and wearing a sexy costume that would shock most … Read more

Zombie Soldier Makeup and Costume

Zombie Soldier Makeup and Costume

This year I decided to got to a zombie walk as a zombie soldier The makeup was a fairly simple application, I only painted on liquid latex and then added damaging effects to it with a wooden makeup tool.  Painting was the hardest part I was going for a classical Italian style zombie, with more … Read more

Scary Zipper-Face Bloody Mary Costume

Scary Zipper-Face Bloody Mary Costume

My 7 year old niece came to me telling me she wanted to be Bloody Mary for Halloween.  I’m the Halloween fanatic in the family, so costumes are often left up to me, as I simply loathe store bought costumes.  When coming up with ideas, I quickly realized the Bloody Mary is more of a … Read more

The Ultimate Grim Reaper Costume

The Ultimate Grim Reaper Costume

In 1998 we started having Halloween parties for our kids and over the years I had constructed a customized Grim Reaper costume that lasted over 15 years.  Even took 2nd place at a major Halloween party in Salem Massachusetts.  I’ve always wanted to improve on my Reaper but it was never worth it until I … Read more

Cool Retro Wolfman Costume

Cool Retro Wolfman Costume

Having come off the high of winning one of last years prizes, I wanted to submit another of my favorite costumes. I have always loved the old Universal Pictures versions of monsters, Frankenstein, Dracula, etc. I wanted to try and recreate my favorite: The Wolfman. It took hours of gluing prosthetic pieces and fur on … Read more

Grotesque Zombie Makeup and Costume

Grotesque Zombie Makeup and Costume

This is my Zombie makeup look… You will need: Liquid latex Tissue paper Stage blood Thick blood Ben Nye Colour Wheel – Death Mehron Fantasy FX Face Paint (white) Red eye liner pencil Sponges Setting powder Castor oil Barrier spray Foundation Brown eye shadow Black charchoal powder Hair dryer   Steps for Applying this Grotesque … Read more

Creepy Skeletina Costume and Makeup

Creepy Skeletina Costume and Makeup

For this creepy Skeletina costume and makeup, you’ll need: Face Primer (I use Rimmell “Stay Matte” only $8!) Setting Powder Foundation Brushes (i get mine from the dollar store because i go through alot of them :)) Different sized paint brushes (i get these from the dollarstore too! make sure you get soft bristled brushes … Read more

Coolest Vampire Costume with Coffin Wagon!

Coolest Vampire Costume with Coffin Wagon!

My husband and I win costume contests every year at an annual party we attend. Since having a baby, we haven’t put much thought into our own costumes, but we certainly weren’t going to slack on our little boy. I found a really cool vampire costume at the store. It wasn’t a typical cheap, cheesy … Read more

Horrific Stitched-Up Prom Queen Makeup

Horrific Stitched-Up Prom Queen Makeup

For this Stitched-Up Prom Queen costume and Makeup, you’ll need: Liquid Latex Tissue Paper Liquid Eyeliner or charcoal powder BLACK Ben Nye Death Wheel Ben Nye Stage blood Ben Nye Thick Blood Urban Decay “Naked” Pallette Castor Sealer Barrier Spray Spirit gum Nose and scar wax Steps for Applying the Makeup Using the Urban Decay … Read more

Grotesque Shot Gun Sally Makeup for Halloween

Grotesque Shot Gun Sally Makeup for Halloween

For this Shotgun Sally costume and Makeup you’ll need: Black Nylon spirit gum Eyelash Glue Liquid Latex Ben Nye Nose and scar wax Ben Nye Stage Blood Ben Nye Thick Blood Charchoal powder (or loose black eyeshadow) Castor sealer Hair dryer Setting powder Sponge Barrier spray Steps for Making the Costume First things first, protect … Read more