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Latest DIY Costumes Just Added to our Halloween Costumes Blog

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New and exciting costumes are added all the time to our homemade costume gallery. With so many costumes already on line, this blog will point you to the newest and coolest costumes the moment they’re added!

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  • Bringing Mr. Potato Head to Life: A Journey of Creativity and Craftsmanship
    Inspired by Mr. Potato Head costumes gracing the internet, I embarked on a mission to create a costume that not only captured the character’s playful essence but also exuded maximum realism. Little did I know, my creation would evoke both amusement and tenderness in those who encountered it. Constructing the Potato Body The foundation of … Read more
  • Almost FREE DIY Frida Kahlo Women’s Costume
    I lost my job this year, so I didn’t have much in the way of “disposable” funds, but I still wanted to attend a Halloween costume party at my women’s group. Even when the wallet isn’t flat, I prefer to make my own costumes, rather than purchasing them, but this year I didn’t want to … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade Halloween Costume Inspired by the RMS Titanic
    Hudson, my 8 year old son has a fascination with old ships like the RMS Titanic, the Olympic and the Mauritania. When asked what he would like to be for Halloween, he said, without a doubt, “a ship! “ Once that was settled we began searching high and low for boxes. (The one we really … Read more
  • Cool DIY Participation Trophies: A Family Costume Adventure
    My 3 boys started sports this last year and our schedules gut even crazier then they were. At the end of each season, they would get a participation trophy and my husband and I would argue that we the parents should get one too. The boys wanted to be trophies for Halloween and make a … Read more
  • Cool DIY Ursula The Sea Witch Halloween Costume
    We had a very last minute Halloween costume contest a work a few years back so I threw together this Ursula costume the evening before with random things I had lying around the house. It took me a few hours to pull together but I was pleasantly surprised with the end result. I even ended … Read more
  • Cool DIY Voodoo Doll Costume
    I put together this Voodoo doll costume a few years back for a Halloween party and got so many positive reactions. Lots of people wanted to take pictures. The costume was actually super simple to make but not going to lie the one downside it that it was pretty difficult to use the restroom. I … Read more
  • Spin-Cycle Success: Creating an Easy and Eye-Catching Washing Machine Costume
    Marvel is proudly showcasing her DIY Samsung washing machine costume. Halloween has become a cherished tradition for us, where we embark on a creative journey to craft a unique homemade costume each year. Inspired by several washing machine costumes we encountered, we decided to put our own spin on it. The result was a remarkable … Read more
  • Bringing Springfield to Life: A DIY Simpsons Family Costume
    Halloween has always been an exciting time for our family. We usually start brainstorming family costume ideas towards the end of summer, taking advantage of Labor Day sales at thrift stores. This year, I proposed The Simpsons, a show both my husband and I grew up watching and one that our kids have enjoyed as … Read more
  • A Starry Night to Remember: A Father-Son DIY Costume Creation
    For over a month, my son and I embarked on a creative journey to bring Vincent van Gogh’s iconic painting, “Starry Night,” to life through a captivating Halloween costume. This ambitious project involved transforming a backpack into a wearable masterpiece. Constructing the Starry Night Backdrop Our foundation was a backpack and a six-foot collapsible Chinese … Read more
  • A Colorful Extravaganza: Crafting the Ultimate Crayola 64 Crayons Costume
    Halloween, for me, is a time to unleash my creativity and have fun dressing up in unique and eye-catching costumes. Since high school, I’ve been designing and making my own costumes, not only to save money but also to reap the compliments that come with putting in the extra effort. This year, I decided to … Read more
  • Lia’s Winning Shakey Washing Machine Costume: A Halloween to Remember
    Lia, my sister, has a deep-seated passion for participating in local Halloween costume contests. She relishes the opportunity to showcase her creativity and have fun. However, the odds were often stacked against her due to the contest’s unique voting system – audience applause. Since the winner was determined by the loudest cheers, contestants who had … Read more
  • Embodying the Essence of Nature: A Homemade Mother Nature Costume
    This Mother Nature costume has been brewing in my mind for two years. I envisioned myself as a force to be reckoned with, representing the power and beauty of nature. Over the past 12 months, I meticulously refined my sketches and gathered all the necessary components to bring this vision to life. Gathering Flora and … Read more
  • Wildly Wonderful: A Homemade ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Family Costume
    This Halloween, we decided to celebrate our four-month-old baby’s first Halloween by bringing one of our favorite childhood books to life – Maurice Sendak’s beloved classic, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Let the Wild Rumpus begin! Crafting the Wild Things Masks To create the Wild Thing masks for Carol and K.W., we started with an … Read more
  • From Curtains to Goddess: A DIY Costume Creation
    Gathering Inspiration and Materials I’m not typically skilled at following instructions (I’m a visual learner), so Halloween is my chance to let my imagination run wild and create something unique that my kids will love. This year, I embarked on a DIY project to make a sun goddess costume for my daughter. Drawing inspiration from … Read more
  • A Spooky Classic: DIY Herman and Lily Munster Costumes
    The idea for our costumes was sparked by a patient of mine, given the obvious height difference between my husband and me. After some research, we got to work! Herman’s Transformation For Herman’s attire, we hit the thrift stores and scored a classic black t-shirt, suit jacket, and pants. To add a touch of Munster-esque … Read more
  • Cool Homemade Prince Halloween Costume for My Grandson
    I was super excited about this costume. I googled some ideas but didn’t see a whole lot of inspiration, and my sister had sent me a picture that kinda inspired me. I’m a huge Prince fan (probably one of the biggest ones) lol I’ve done Prince Derby hat contests, Prince Christmas trees, I sing Tons … Read more
  • Awesome Homemade Living Hand Sally Costume!
    I have always wanted to create a costume that makes people do a double take. And this year was hands down my year! I absolutely love The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Sally has always been my favorite character. I wanted to create a Sally costume that could bring some of that Tim Burton magic to … Read more
  • Cool DIY Invisible Person Costumes
    I spent 3 nights putting this Invisible person costume together. It took a total of 7 hours, which included taping, sewing, and hot glue. I purchased all the attire from our local thrift stores. I’m no seamstress, so for the final product to turn out like it did made me beyond proud. I got the … Read more
  • Coolest DIY Steampunk Tinkerbell Costume
    I actually made this Steampunk Tinkerbell costume for a past Halloween, but my youngest daughter loved seeing it on her older sister so much, she wanted to wear it as well. I made a few adjustments and upgrades, and it was as good as new. This costume consists of so many different parts. I was … Read more
  • Cool DIY Operation Game Costume
    My daughter Katherine is wearing this Operation game costume. We drew the picture on pasteboard then painted it and cut out the game piece parts then cut the same parts out of the cardboard box and then glued the paper to the cardboard. Then we took a top to an understoarge box and painted it … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade Avatar and Banshee Costumes
    For the Banshee: I carved the head out of foam and molded eyes with wood putty. I made the long ears with AC covering and wire. Then I painted and used nail polish over the eyes for a gloss. I bought a motorcycle helmet and shoulder pads from OfferUp to attach the wings and head … Read more
  • No-Theft-Needed Neighborhood Watch Burglar Costume
    The artist, Eldritch, is wearing the costume. The idea came to its brain one dark night drive around his small town. When he spotted the sign, it thought of a childhood full of such signs, and how he’d never even seen anyone who remotely looked like this ‘suspicious person’ everyone was on watch for. So … Read more
  • Invisible Kids: A Halloween Costume with a Twist
    My kids were adamant about having unique costumes this Halloween. After exploring ideas online, they settled on invisibility. The challenge now fell upon me to figure out how to make them disappear. I had my doubts about their enthusiasm for these costumes, as their faces would be completely covered. Undeterred, we embarked on a journey … Read more
  • Our 100% Handmade McDonalds Family Costumes
    Dad as “The Large McDonalds Drink,” Mom as “The Happy Meal,” and Baby as “The Small Fry” This year, our family’s Halloween costume idea was inspired by our 20-month-old daughter’s newfound obsession with French fries. After she tried McDonald’s French fries for the first time, she couldn’t get enough of them, and they quickly became … Read more
  • To Infinity and Beyond: A Buzz Lightyear Halloween Costume
    Ever since I saw the first Toy Story film in a movie theater as a ten-year-old on December 31, 1995, I have been a fan of Pixar and Disney films. In the first movie, Andy Davis receives a Buzz Lightyear toy for his birthday, and at first, Buzz is unaware that he is a toy. … Read more
  • Miss Frizzle: A Blast from the Past
    I crafted this Miss Frizzle costume from an old dress and felt; I purchased the wig and shoes. I cut a men’s dress shirt and sewed it onto the sleeves and collar. This costume was met with tremendous enthusiasm – it evoked major nostalgia for 80s and 90s kids. My only regret is not constructing … Read more
  • Frida and Victor: A Doggone Artistic Duo
    Upon rescuing our Schnauzer mix, we were instantly captivated by her bushy eyebrows, leading us to name her Frida. With this effortless, primarily homemade costume, she truly embodies her namesake. Embroidered blouses being a prominent trend this year, it served as the inspiration for this costume. The top was sourced from Target, and the headband … Read more
  • Orkin Man and Baby Mouse in Trap Costumes
    This costume is super easy to make. We had pretty much everything we need with the exception of the mouse costume which we purchased on Amazon for around 25 bucks. The wagon which the baby is sitting in we already had we just got a box big enough to cover the wagon. Printer out the … Read more
  • Cap’n Crunch and Cereal Costumes: Crunch-a-tize me Cap’n!
    We create homemade costumes every year for our annual Halloween camping weekend! The cereal box was hand-painted on cardboard that was spray-painted yellow. The captain’s hat was made of foam and covered in blue and yellow felt. The cereal was created from cardboard, a white tablecloth, yellow felt-covered boxes (teachers in the family used math … Read more
  • Sexy Lil’ Kim Jong-il Mashup Costume
    I have a penchant for mashup costumes, particularly those that blend elements of seriousness with a hint of sensuality. The idea of merging the persona of musician Lil’ Kim with that of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il struck me as an intriguing concept. Upon realizing that no one else had attempted this costume online, I … Read more
  • Lego Family Costuming Adventure: A Halloween Masterpiece
    My son, William, is a Lego enthusiast. He wished to be a Lego for Halloween and requested that his family match his costume! I am an avid Halloween enthusiast, so I readily agreed, unaware of the undertaking I was about to embark on. Three months of dedicated effort later, we proudly unveiled four complete Lego … Read more
  • Cool DIY Spaceballs Family Costume
    My family and I are avid Spaceballs fans. We were thrilled to have our boys wear these costumes. We thoroughly enjoyed scouring secondhand shops and craft stores for the perfect clothing, fabric, and accessories. We dedicated a significant amount of time to researching, shopping, cutting, gluing, applying makeup, and so forth, but in the end, … Read more
  • Sweetest Ever Baby Costumes: Raggedy Ann and Andy
    My great-aunt creates handmade Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for all the new babies in the family. I wished to transform my daughter and nephew, who are nine days apart, into real-life Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for a Halloween-themed wedding we were attending, and she made my dreams come true! These two sweethearts stole … Read more
  • Handcrafted Wood Witch and her Reanimated Scarecrow Couple Costume
    This is one of our favorites! Also, the first year in which pretty much 95% of both costumes were handcrafted. The whole idea started with a farm girl and scarecrow but took a wild turn as we brainstormed it. Total production was probably a little over two months for this one. Luckily, almost every square … Read more
  • Easy Last-Minute Costco Sample Person Costume
    Our family so appreciates those Costco Sample People. As soon as we thought of the idea our son said YES!! What an honor of being the newest member of the team. Costco employees gave our boy the Costco badge and it took no time to throw together a couple supplies from hobby lobby! Related costumes: … Read more
  • Cool DIY Lego Man Costume
    I decided to challenge myself to create a cool costume using only dollar store items. The result was this impressive Lego man costume, crafted from cardboard display boards, colored poster boards, and a generous amount of packing tape. To complete the look, I added a bucket for the head and Styrofoam circles for the hands. … Read more
  • Cool Wilson and Chuck Couple Costume from the Movie Castaway
    My husband and I dressed up as characters from Castaway. My husband was Chuck (played by Tom Hanks) and I was Wilson (played by a volleyball). Wilson started as an inflatable ball and after 6 layers of newspapers, glue, and flour, and lots of paint, it ended up as my costume. My husband wore a … Read more
  • Scariest Pennywise Clown Costume Out There
    This costume was so much fun to make. We got a Pennywise costume and fake blood to put all over it. We used red hair spray for her hair, and I bought a severed arm and went and got a piece of vinyl fabric to glue around the arm to make it look like a … Read more
  • Unique “I Shot the Sheriff” Couple Costume: Bob Marley and The Sheriff
    For our annual party, we decided to go the song theme route. I dressed up as Bob Marley, and my husband transformed into Sheriff John Brown from Bob Marley’s iconic song “I Shot the Sheriff.” Creating the Sheriff Costume: A Badge of Honor To create the sheriff costume, I started with a khaki pocketed shirt. … Read more
  • Around the World Family Costume
    Our son, Bodie (6), is obsessed with all things geography, so we centered our Halloween costume theme around his love for it. My husband was the pilot, I was a flight attendant, and Bodie was literally the world in an inflatable globe costume draped with world flags. Both my husband’s and my costumes were ordered … Read more
  • Baby Doc and Dad Marty Costumes from Back to the Future
    Our 9-month-old son, Marty McFly, and I, Doc Brown, embarked on an unforgettable Halloween adventure inspired by my all-time favorite movie, Back to the Future. As a lifelong DeLorean enthusiast, I had always dreamed of owning one, and with the arrival of our first child, the time was ripe to make that dream a reality … Read more
  • Creating an Adorable Halloween Baby Costume: The Journey of Grandma Sofie
    Last year, my daughter, Sofie, was new to this world, and her first Halloween was approaching. I wanted to make it special and looked online for the cutest costume. I then stumbled upon the idea for the baby grandma costume while perusing the web. I instantly fell in love with the idea and wanted to … Read more
  • A Labor of Love: Grammy’s Five Nights at Freddy’s Springtrap Costume
    My grandson Clayton, an avid fan of the Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) video game series, requested a Springtrap costume for Halloween. As a 77-year-old grandmother, I was unfamiliar with the character but determined to fulfill his wish. Embracing the challenge, I embarked on a journey of research, learning new crafting techniques, and dedicating countless … Read more
  • Freddy vs Jason Mashup: A Terrifyingly Creative Halloween Costume
    My son Leonardo is a child of boundless creativity. His cheerful demeanor is often juxtaposed by his fascination with the macabre. One day, he stumbled upon a clip of Freddy vs Jason on YouTube, and the iconic horror mashup became an obsession. His lack of familiarity with the original films only added to the intrigue. … Read more
  • Candy Cane Elf: A Quirky Renaissance Costume with a Twist
    Seeking a unique and festive ensemble for the Renaissance Fair’s “Celtic Christmas” theme, I embarked on a creative journey to craft a costume that would embody the spirit of the season while adding a touch of whimsy. A Dazzling Hat: The Foundation of the Costume My costume’s centerpiece was a grand hat crafted from a … Read more
  • A Radiant Costume with a Powerful Message: Love, Light, and the Demise of Capitalism
    As Halloween approached, I embarked on a creative journey to craft a costume that would not only stand out but also convey a profound message. With a week to spare before the festivities, I delved into the world of fabric, embellishments, and symbolism, transforming a simple gold maxi dress into an embodiment of love, light, … Read more
  • Transforming a Five-Year-Old into Edward Scissorhands: A DIY Costume
    Our family is a year-round fan of Tim Burton’s movies, so when my five-year-old expressed his desire to be Edward Scissorhands for Halloween, I was initially unsure how to pull it off. However, we managed to create a fitting and impressive costume using readily available materials, proving that a DIY approach can be just as … Read more
  • Minecraft Takes Over Halloween: Crafting Herobrine and Giant Alex Costumes
    As the new year began, my family embarked on brainstorming ideas for our children’s upcoming Halloween costumes. Tasked with costume design, I found myself pondering over themes and characters that would resonate with my kids. After consulting my sons, I was pleasantly surprised by their clear choices. My 8-year-old insisted on transforming into Herobrine, while … Read more
  • Bringing Mystique to Life: A DIY Halloween Costume
    This Halloween, I decided to embrace the spirit of the season and transform into the enigmatic Mystique from the X-Men universe. As a first-time Halloween celebrant, I was thrilled to embark on this costume creation journey. Gathering the Essentials My experience with costume making proved invaluable in bringing this project to life. I began by … Read more
  • Transforming into Sienna Shaw: A DIY Terrifier 2 Costume
    It’s Daddy’s character! Just like Sienna in the movie, creating this costume involved many sleepless nights. We used EVA foam, chainmail, faux leather, metal skulls, and wings obtained online. Initially, we planned an Art the Clown and Sienna costume duo, but there were no Sienna costumes available. Crafting the Details We spent over 80 hours … Read more
  • A Perfect DIY Invisible Girl Illusion Costume
    This was honestly one of our easiest costumes to date. We used a backpack with a large piece of cardboard inside it for the body/shoulder frame. The dress, sweater, hat, and earrings were purchased at a local thrift store. We bought them a few sizes too big. To make the arms appear proportionate, we cut … Read more