Coolest Homemade Madonna Costume

Homemade Madonna Costume

I have been a big Madonna fan for a long time. I decided to try to make a famous outfit of hers from a plain piece of canvas. I pleated it, then treated like a one piece swimsuit-like piece, then corseted them all together so it laced up on the sides. It snaps on the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Zombie Marilyn Monroe and James Dean Costumes

Homemade Zombie Marilyn Monroe and James Dean Costumes

This Halloween, my boyfriend and I dressed up as Zombie Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. Although our Homemade Zombie Marilyn Monroe and James Dean Costumes weren’t completely handmade, I feel that our idea was really original and I did design and create all of the make-up effects and hairstyles. I purchased a white dress for … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dolly Parton Halloween Costume

Homemade Dolly Parton Halloween Costume

My daughter wanted to be Dolly Parton this year for Halloween, but I was unable to find an outfit in her size. I had no other choice but to make it. I started with a black dress that I bought at the Goodwill. I then went to a local fabric store and bought some sequins … Read more

Coolest Homemade Departed Marilyn Monroe Costume

Homemade Departed Marilyn Monroe Costume

A few years ago, I dressed up as Marilyn Monroe for a fancy dress party. The costume stayed lost at the back of my wardrobe until I was invited to a zombie-themed party in the run-up to Halloween. Instead of zombifying myself, I decided to go as an ‘undead’ Marilyn. I did my make up … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cher Costume from Turn Back Time Video

Homemade Cher Costume

This Cher Costume from Turn Back Time Video was pretty easy to piece together. I got the wig and fish net thigh high stockings at a local costume shop. Luckily 80’s inspired boots are in style now so I actually had a pair I got last year that worked perfectly. I got a faux leather … Read more

Coolest Marilyn Monroe Love Triangle Group Costumes

Homemade Marilyn Monroe Love Triangle Group Costumes

There are two other people required to make my costume work. I chose to be Marilyn Monroe. My best friend was Jackie Kennedy and my boy friend was JFK. For my outfit I cut and adjusted an old prom dress to look like one of Marilyn’s. I bought a wig and styled it and of … Read more

Coolest Carmen Miranda DIY Costume

Carmen Miranda Costume

I had been wanting to go as Carmen Miranda for the last couple of years, but had not found the perfect dress; finally, I found it! It was a size or so small, so I bought about three yards of ribbon and a skein of embroidery thread. I sewed along either side of the zipper … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chiquita Banana Costume for a Girl

Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

This Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume was handmade with lots of love by Aubrey’s grandma Nancy. She modified a pattern to create this great look that is inspired by the Chiquita Banana lady. The dress is made of shiny satin fabric with slight sparkle accents. The skirt has boning to keep its shape so each … Read more

Coolest Carmen Miranda Homemade Costume

Coolest Carmen Miranda Costume

My daughter has always wanted a Carmen Miranda costume because it is vibrant and unique. I began with the headpiece. It is very simple to do. I just purchased plastic fruit from my local Dollar Tree and added plume feathers that I purchased for $1.99 on eBay! All of this was randomly hot glued onto … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

I LOVE Halloween. Each and every year I try to outdo last year’s costume. I often go for hilarious, random characters and love group costumes, as well. Last year, I created and wore my favorite Halloween costume of all time: the Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume. I literally got stopped on the street asking me … Read more

Coolest Carmen Miranda Costume

Homemade Carmen Miranda Costume

For the Skirt: Hit the thrift stores to find a hip hugging flowering skirt that flares out at the bottom. Cut a slit up by the leg you want to show of and sew or glue some ruffles in so it adds some body and flow to the skirt. You could also use one of … Read more

Coolest Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

I started this Homemade Chiquita Banana Girl Costume with the love of Chiquita Bananas! I handmade this outfit over a year. It seems I keep adding and adding more fruit! I am 5’5″ and with the headpiece I am now 7′ tall! I give out all Banana flavored treats with this costume, Banana lip balms, … Read more

Coolest Katty Perry and Madonna Costume

Coolest Katty Perry and Madonna Costume 3

The costumes I made for my girls for the parade were to big and out of control to go to the school party with, so I came up with another idea for the girls to be at the party. Pop singers Katty Perry and Madonna, I think Katty is the only one Madonna hasn’t sung … Read more

Coolest Little Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

Homemade Little Chiquita Banana Girl Costume

My daughter always likes to be something unique for Halloween. I thought she would make the cutest Carmen Miranda Chiquita Banana Girl so I asked my mother in law to help me make a Little Chiquita Banana Girl Costume. I had an idea in my head and it turned out great. To make the hat … Read more

Coolest Angelina Jolie Costume

Homemade Angelina Jolie Costume

One of my all time favorite costumes was Angelina Jolie, circa 2006. Original, funny and best of all it was super easy and comfortable. I wore a black turtleneck and skinny jeans, and I bought a long black wig (I actually trimmed the one I got because it was ridiculous) and pulled it back a … Read more

Coolest Carmen Miranda Costume Idea

Carmen Miranda Costume

I’ve always loved the 1940’s and what a better costume idea to have and enjoy the look of the 40’s than a Carmen Miranda costume! I knew I’d have to make my own costume as no store bought one would do her justice. I’d never sewed before so I borrowed a friend’s sewing machine and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carmen Miranda Halloween Costume

Homemade Carmen Miranda Halloween Costume

This Homemade Carmen Miranda Halloween Costume was fun to make. Most people today, I imagine, do not even know who Carmen Miranda was! First, I went shopping for all kinds of fruit and bright material. I took an old lime green top and sewed layers of bright material onto a piece of material and then … Read more

Coolest Pamela Anderson Costume

Homemade Pamela Anderson Costume

I spent ages on thinking of a costume for my friends fancy dress party. I wanted something unique that know one else would have. I looked around the costume shop, but i really didn’t want a bought costume. I saw few bits like the blow up boobs and I thought that I could make a … Read more

Coolest Lindsay Lohan Costume

Homemade Lindsay Lohan Costume

I was Lindsay Lohan and just dyed some scrubs orange, made my own house arrest bracelet with a dog collar and black duct tape, large sunglasses, and blond wig. I made my jail card out of poster board, black duct tape, and permanent marker. I was convict Lindsay. This Homemade Lindsay Lohan Costume turned out … Read more

Coolest Homemade Angelina Jolie Halloween Costume

Homemade Angelina Jolie Halloween Costume

Last year I was 5 months pregnant so I decided to dress in a Homemade Angelina Jolie Halloween Costume (pregnant with the twins). I went around to thrift stores to find babies, 2 boys and 2 girls. I wore black on black clipped some long hair on had big plastic lips and dressed up my … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dolly Parton Costume

Homemade Dolly Parton Costume

Our Elementary School’s Accelerated Reader theme was Famous Tenneseans. My daughter, aged 6, decided she’d like a Homemade Dolly Parton Costume. We bought a blond curly wig from a Costume store and a hair net. I found a red turtleneck, added a red-fringed suede vest, long denim skirt, red fringed cowboy boots and a concho … Read more

Coolest Homemade Angelina Jolie Costume

Homemade Angelina Jolie Costume

The title here is pretty self explanatory I think. But yes, I was Angelina Jolie last year for Halloween. Personally, I think it was one of my best costumes yet. Every year I go to a huge block party in the city and never in my life have I been asked to pose for so … Read more

Coolest Group Madonna Costume

Homemade Group Madonna Costume

The Group Madonna Costume is different versions of Madonna. Madonna has many different looks, so we tried to pick the looks that were most easily recognized. Everyone loved this group idea and it was a big hit! This is the first year the group did a group themed costume. These are the different Madonnas in … Read more