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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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  • Awesome Homemade Flasher Gremlin Costume
    As soon as the thought of being a Gremlin from the movie Gremlins came to me I got super excited.  I grew up watching the movie and loving it so I made a trip to the video store to rekindle the thoughts and images in my mind. I decided to go above and beyond anything … Read more
  • Detailed Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker Homemade Costume
    2012 I wanted to do something big, i made Ironman last year and Master Chief the year before. It is a 1:6.5 scale of the original and very large, i didnt get all the detail i wanted but here its is anyway. I built the frame from 1/2 in PVC and glued it together. Some … Read more
  • Cool Homemade TMNT Raphael Movie Style Costume
    Well where to start. Like most children of the 80’s and 90’s I grew up watching the Ninja Turtles in one form or another.  Also like most children I collected toys and played Ninja Turtles with friends.  So this Halloween I decided to try and accomplish a goal I’ve had for many years, build a … Read more
  • Original Portable Toilet Homemade Costume
    I decided I would do a fresh take on the traditional “Man Being Carried” costume. So I took the idea and ran with it, or carried it. The basic idea of the costume was to take the “man being carried” style of costume and put a more comical twist on it rather than the usual … Read more
  • Awesome Buzz Lightyear and Jessie Homemade Halloween Costume
    This year we decided to make Buzz Lightyear and Jessie the Cowgirl costumes. We started early in September. We had a ton of fun in these costumes. People were asking to get their pictures taken with us (or trying to sneak them and getting caught so I would pose).  My favorite part of the night … Read more
  • Recycled Chameleon Costume for under $15
    I had to create a costume for work using all the materials they gave me, including plastic plates, bowls and cups, a paper towel tube, a 6 inch plastic basket, napkins and a brown paper bag. So I got the idea that I could use the cups and plates to make a dress or skirt … Read more
  • Awesome Oblina from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Costume
    Originally I wanted to do a couple’s costume with my boyfriend and be the Maitlands from Beetlejuice (which I found a sweet how-to on this site.)  He got foam insulation to start the masks, but realized there was no way he’d get them done in time for Halloween parties.  I had a week to come … Read more
  • Last-Minute Halloween Couple Costume: Bob Ross and his Happy Little Tree
    If you’re in your 30’s or 40’s, who didn’t grow up watching Bob Ross?!   I loved his voice, cheer and who didn’t wait in suspense watching Bob put a happy tree dead center of a landscape!!  He inspired me to tap into my artistic side as a youngster and also in college to pursue a … Read more
  • The Best Realistic Version of Alice in Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat Costume
    For a whole year I had planned to create my own version of Alice in Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat costume for Halloween 2012. After two days of creation, my vision CAME TO LIFE, and turned out even better than I expected. My goal was to create the human-like version of the Cheshire Cat. Here are the … Read more
  • Cool Cindy Lou Who Homemade Girls Halloween Costume
    My Amelia takes her precious time every year trying to pick just the PERFECT costume. Some how every year she picks a costume that TOTALLY fits her original look. This year she FELL IN LOVE with the idea of a Cindy Lou Who hair do! Our first step was to find a black and white … Read more
  • Drop Dead Awesome Sesame Street Gang Costumes
    Hi, I’m Megan and these are my friends and mine Sesame Street gang costumes 2012. I’m Cookie Monster, Emily is Oscar, Shelby is Big Bird and Brittney is Elmo. Our dresses are made out of duct tape. We wore camis underneath them as a dress so we could still use the bathroom, except Emily she … Read more
  • Coolest Kia Soul Hamsters Couple Halloween Costumes
    A friend of mine wanted her and her husband to be the Kia Soul “Hamstars” (the hamsters in the Kia commercials.)  I think we had great success with these ones – I know they had a great time at the party, they even won the prize for the most creative costume. It took about 2 … Read more
  • Coolest Final Jeopardy Halloween Costume That Lights Up!
    I was Googling different costume ideas two weeks ago, and somehow stumbled on the Jeopardy photos on this site! And I thought that is brilliant and hilarious! I have to try this, with my own special twist! This is my final Jeopardy Halloween costume that lights up! I used a large piece of cardboard from … Read more
  • Coolest Clue Characters Group Halloween Costume
    I love to dress up.  No matter the holiday, theme, or occasion I will find a way to costume-it-up.  So, obviously I love Halloween.  Each year, I commit days, weeks, (and this year) the past few months to putting together my Halloween costumes.  I put blood, sweat, and tears into designs for myself and my … Read more
  • Homemade Jet Pack Optical Illusion Halloween Costume
    This Jet Pack Optical Illusion Halloween costume took a couple of days of planning and a lot of thought. But the results are great. People think that I’m doing some kind of magic trick at first and then they laugh when they figure out the costume. I took one old motorcycle helmet one old Bee Gees … Read more
  • Original and Creative Homemade Halloween Costume: Dreamcatcher
    I was tired of store bought trashy girl costumes. I wanted something that was unique, magical, and slightly obnoxious in a crowd. This site inspired me to create everything from scratch in the true homemade spirit. This is how I made my own original and creative homemade Halloween costume: Dreamcatcher Materials: Small diameter irrigation tubing … Read more
  • Presenting Cool Homemade Ursula Costume Accompanied by Ariel
    Hi all. This costume for Ursula was made a few years ago, thought you might like it anyway. I was so stoked when my bestie agreed to go as Ariel, She got her costume and Wig from Amazon and looked amazing on Halloween day. Okay. Now it was time to get to work, wanted to … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade Bride Greta Gremlin Costume
    Okay, must say Greta Gremlin costume came to mind during Covid, having to stay home more, working remotely, this costume was my therapy and distraction from all the craziness. I needed something epic to wear, something fun and amazing to make everyone smile. Gremlins, who doesn’t love Gremlins? You people out there are so talented, … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade Thing 1 Costume and Thing 2 Illusion
    This homemade Thing 1 costume and Thing 2 illusion wasn’t a Halloween costume. We made this costume for Dr. Seuss Day but it came out so great I wanted to share it. I suggested Thing 1 and Thing 2 thinking I could make red costumes for my daughter and her little friend. She said No … Read more
  • Coolest DIY Queen of Hearts Costume for a Girl
    This year my kiddo wanted a Queen of Hearts costume. We went to Hobby Lobby to pick out material. My daughter was excited to start the project so she told the young girl at the cut counter all of her plans for the costume. The girl asked if she planned on being a nice queen. … Read more
  • Coolest LittleBigPlanet Sackboy Costume
    Here’s our Sackboy costume. My son loves the LittleBigPlanet video game series and really wanted to be Sackboy for Halloween. I had no idea how I was going to do it, but just decided to figure it out as I went. The Sackboy character itself can wear costumes in the video game, but we both … Read more
  • Friday the 13th Part 7 The New Blood Jason Voorhees Costume
    Another one of my favorite costumes to make and wear, and is always a huge hit with the crowds at my events is Friday the 13th Part 7 Jason The New Blood Voorhees costume. I get all the clothes and then I weather them all up with lots of cutting, sanding, dremeling, fraying ect. I … Read more
  • Amazing Children’s Sushi Roll and Chinese Take Out Box Halloween Costumes
    I got the idea to dress up my 8-year-old and 6-year-old daughter’s as a sushi roll and Chinese take out box because they both love to eat sushi (or California spring rolls). I originally was going to make both of them sushi rolls and then decided that since they are individuals, they needed to be … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade Witch Doctor Costume
    WHATS UP GUYS! Hello My name is Andy and I’m 24 years young. I live in Larose, Louisiana SWAMPS!!  I’ll be showing you my Witch doctor costume 100% hand made. I spent many hours in the late night on this costume. Details are what I stride for. My favorite part about this costume is the … Read more
  • Coolest Oscar the Grouch Optical Illusion Costume – Trash or Treat?!
    This year Gabe is 10, and we can no longer build his costume around a wagon. Last year as Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine, kept wanting to tip over. Gabe came up with the idea of “Oscar the Grouch” and that is all she wrote. Paper mache, balloon, a bunch of fur, a lot … Read more
  • Unique Homemade Adult Disco Ball Costume
    I wanted to do a really unique couple’s costume this year.  Being the crazy planner that I am, I started early.  I came across the idea of creating a disco ball costume while at a dance party in August.  With a love for all things shiny, it was decided.  I was going to create a … Read more
  • Cool Neverending Story Group Costume: A Flying Dog, Rock Eater, Hero and a Princess
    Since my triplet boys were babies Grandma has been making costumes for my family, in fact since I was a little girl I have been lucky enough to have some of the coolest handmade costumes.  Each year my husband and I rack our brains, trying to come up with something the kids will love.  Our … Read more
  • Best Home Made Roger Rabbit Halloween Costume
    Here is My Epic Roger Rabbit Halloween costume!  Hope You all enjoy it as much as I did making it and showing it off!! Things you will Need!!! or at least what i used!! Number 1 and most important!  A creative mind!  you will need this! 2. Sewing machine. Needles and pins!! 3. about 3 … Read more
  • Awesome French Escargot (Snail) Costume
    The theme was “French” but I didn’t want to do the usual French maid or Mary Antoinette, so thought I would go in a French Escargot (Snail) costume. Firstly I brought some aluminum ducting pipe and rolled it up into a shell like shape and stuck it together with parcel tape. I added a square … Read more
  • Creative Star Wars AT-AT Walker Costume
    I love Halloween. When it comes to costumes, I want to stand out. Making a creative homemade Halloween costume is one of my favourite things to do. I have been making my own costumes since I was in high school. Last year, I was invited to a “True Blood” themed Halloween ball. I knew there … Read more
  • Original Steampunk Assassin Halloween Costume
    I love Steampunk and I wanted an original Steampunk Assassin Halloween Costume that would be elaborate, but fun to make. I have listed here every item and how it was made by order of completion. Copper Spinning Gear ring: Description- A copper ring which has a cog that spins on top of a base gear. … Read more
  • Original Pin Cushion Queen Costume inspired by Tim Burton’s Poem
    Inpsired by the Tim Burton exhibit we saw in LA, and this poem: Life isn’t easy for the Pin Cushion Queen. When she sits alone on her throne Pins push through her spleen. Obscure was what I wanted. I set out to make my own pinata head for this. I hadn’t done paper mache since … Read more
  • Original Gender Bender Halloween Costume
    I wanted to do something special this year so I chose the “Gender” Bender. For Bender I spent a lot of time on Bender’s head. It was important to get the right look. The cutting of the cardboard visor was a tricky part. The head is constructed of cardboard rolled and taped. The dome of … Read more
  • Cool Homemade Unicorn Costume With Fannypack
    Every year I try to find a costume that has been done before, and then take it to a whole new level. This year was inspired by a ridiculous unicorn costume you can find on Google searching for “unicorn costume”. A sad man with tap shoes and a fake horse rear end. I knew I … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade My Little Pony Toddler Costumes
    Making My Little Pony Toddler Costumes My daughter (3 years old) is OBSESSED with My Little Pony.  So, for Halloween, she insisted on being Fluttershy.  I have to admit, I was not very keen on the costume choice.  I Googled for ideas. My options were pretty limited to an outfit with a silk screened pony … Read more
  • Original Baby Halloween Costume Idea: Stay Puft Marshmallow Baby
    From the moment my daughter April cracked her first smile — a wide, brilliant grin like the shape of a capital D on its side – I had a vision.  She was only 10 weeks old at the time, and Halloween was over four months away, but that smile (not to mention April’s adorable baby-chubby … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade Despicable Me Minion Costume
    As soon as my son saw Dispicable Me, my son immediately knew he wanted to be a minion.  I had made his costumes for the past several years (Coolest Homemade Luke Skywalker Pilot Costume 2 and Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Halloween Costume 24), so I started working on this new challenge.  He can be pretty shy, … Read more
  • Cool Homemade Costume Idea for Your Dog: Echo the Scorpion
    To make Echo’s handmade Scorpion costume, a combination of latex, wire, stuffing, knit fabric, Velcro and sewing machine are required. First, measurements were taken of Echo’s neck, torso length, waist, and shoulders to make the knot bodice for her costume. This stretchy fabric has lots of give to make it very customizable. The neck is … Read more
  • Awesome Homemade Costume for Your Dogs: Mario Kart Dogs!
    This awesome homemade costume for your dogs: Mario Kart Dogs took over 100 hours with 2 people but it was worth it! We used a pull wagon  and built around it with cardboard and Styrofoam pieces. After cutting the correct shapes we used duct tape to put it together and to give it some color. … Read more
  • Coolest Winter Theme Ice Queen Costume
    I work on my Halloween costume all year, gathering from various sources like Joann’s Fabrics, Michaels, garage sales, my closet etc. My costume usually doesn’t end up with my original vision. It morphs into something much better. I will change things as I go. I started this winter theme Ice Queen costume with the mask. … Read more
  • Coolest Baby Golfer in a Golf Cart Stroller Costume
    This baby golfer in a golf cart stroller costume is so easy, all I used was: Single Stroller, large sheets of card board , several  different sized boxes, 4 wrapping paper cores, hot glue and glue gun, newspapers, water, flour, and large bowl for paper mache, long bolt (longer than 3 inches) with matching wing … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade Costume Idea: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Costume
    This “Greg” from ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ cartoon drawing is very simple to make and only requires a few materials. Though I have written quite a bit on how to make this costume, overall the task is quite simple.  Don’t let the length of these instructions discourage you from attempting.  I have gone into … Read more
  • Coolest Homemade Dr. Doom Costume for Convention
    Palmcon 2011 was the first con I ever went to, after going I was inspired to make a costume for 2012. I worked all year on a Dr. Doom costume and barely finish it in time for the convention. It’s made out of anything and everything and has a lot of trial and error, some … Read more
  • Original Couples Costume Idea: Blindfolded Knife Thrower and Assistant
    Couple costumes are hard because the man still wants to be manly, right? Well, throwing knives while blindfolded is pretty manly… although my guy doesn’t have great aim so I am a not so lucky assistant! We were going for the circus look, hence the top hat, and the white really lets the blood shine. … Read more
  • Greatest Homemade Mario Bros Bowser Costume for a 7 Year Old!
    My son expects a hand made costume made by “yours truly” each year. He does not want to wear a store bought costume since he knows “mom can make him ANYTHING”.  This greatest homemade Mario Bros Bowser costume took me about 40 hours to make.  I used a skate helmet for the head piece and … Read more
  • Coolest Malfatto Costume from Assassins Creed
    I am the one wearing the Malfatto costume from Assassins Creed and it is entirely hand made. The costume is based on original art for the elite form of Malfatto/plague doctor from the hit game Assassins Creed. I’ve included the picture I used as my reference for designing the costume. It took about 70+ hours to … Read more
  • Frilly, Feminine, Little Bo Peep Costume for Tween Girl
    I was thrilled when my daughter asked if she could be Little Bo Peep this year…There is nothing cuter than a little girl in a frilly, feminine costume! The absolute best part of making this costume was sitting down with my 11-year old daughter and coming up with an original design together. There are elements … Read more
  • Absolutely Amazing Mini-Mascot Costume
    My son has a love of, or more like a passion for, Cosmo, the Cougar mascot for Brigham Young University. For years anything even remotely Cougar-related has sent my son into blissful hysterics. After finally meeting his hero in person at a BYU basketball game, Ethan asked (more like begged, pleaded, etc.) if I would … Read more
  • Coolest Darth Vader(ette) Costume for Women
    I love Star Wars. Not in the “I jumped on the bandwagon in 2010” way, but in the “I’ve loved Star Wars since the 80s” kind of way. So does my husband (Dorks). So we decided to be Star Wars characters for Halloween. The hard part was choosing the characters we wanted to be. I … Read more
  • Cutest Homemade Owl Costume
    After five failed attempts at making an Eve costume to complement her brother’s Wall-E, we ended up making my daughter an owl costume for Halloween last year. I made a body suit out of some fuzzy animal material. It was a simple jump suit that Velcro’d over her shoulders. She wore a black sweatshirt under, … Read more
  • Fun Artist and Paintings Group Halloween Costume
    We do a group costume every year and in 2010 we went as a Fun Artist and Paintings Group Halloween Costume and his collection of “copied” paintings. Each person painted their own picture. We bought thrift store pictures or regular canvas frames and just painted over them with craft paint. We cut out holes for our faces and it was … Read more