Funny Chia Head and Chia Pet Costume for a Couple

Cool Chia Head and Chia Pet Costume for a Couple

I wanted to create a couple’s costume for my husband Philip and myself that was different and funny – here’s our Chia head and Chia Pet costume. Plus…who doesn’t love 80’s nostalgia. I started off by making the Chia head. Then I spray painted a bald cap green with paint I already had. I bought … Read more

Cool Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

For the Peacock costume, I will start with the top and work down. For the headpiece, I sewed together 4 fascinator hat bases in blue satin to form a dome shape. This “hat” was them covered in swirled pipe cleaners. I made the corona feathers by painting shish kebob skewers white, then glueing feathers on … Read more

Spooky Homemade Costume – White Wendigo Forest Spirit

Spooky Homemade Costume - White Wendigo Forest Spirit

Years ago, I saw the film Pan’s Labyrinth for the first time. Haunted and inspired by the ageless, withered, beautiful faun on the screen, I developed the desire to create my own glassy-eyed, cloven-hooved forest spirit. Dozens and dozens of the designs in my head gave themselves to my sketchbooks. Months, a year, close to … Read more

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

This Luke Skywalker costume took some time to make, but I am very proud how it turned out and made on a budget. I won a costume contest at a local bar and received tons of attention with many compliments! Yoda stole the show of course, but the rest of the costume is still very elaborate as … Read more

Epic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume – Michelangelo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle [Michelangelo]

The Inspiration for this TMNT Costume Mikey has been on my list of costumes for several years, I just need to build my foam-crafting skills before taking on a costume with this many parts. The primary factor is that I like the costume/character to be recognizable and fun for kids.  If time and money hadn’t … Read more

Cool DIY Jane Jetson Costume

Jane Jetson

To make this Jane Jetson costume, I paper mached a 54″ balloon and cut cardboard for the tail and edges. I used rope for the straps. The wig was bought online. The dress from forever 21, and the tights from Walmart. I used white fabric and hot glued it on top of the triangular carboard.

Coolest Beauty and the Beast Couple Costume

Belle of the Ball and her Beast Couple Costume

Let’s just start by saying that the reactions our Belle of the Ball and her Beast couple costume got was well worth the energy it took to put them together. We were invited to attend a party around here called the witches ball, we had never been and have only known about it since someone we knew … Read more

Super-Original Homemade Gary the Snail Costume

Coolest Gary the Snail Costume

This Gary the Snail costume was so much fun! I planned on making the costume in 2015 but just couldn’t figure out how to quite make the costume and did a trial make but didnt work. So this year I decided to make it paper mache. I got a balloon and paper mached for the … Read more

Amazing Lumiere Costume (and his Plumette) from Beauty and the Beast

Lumiere Costume (and his Plumette) from Beauty and the Beast

While watching the newest version of Beauty and the Beast this year, I was struck by the characters and their extravagant costumes (or potential for costumes), specifically those whose character transitioned from houseware to human and vice versa. I knew that I had to make one come alive for myself this Halloween. I studied the … Read more

Cool Rick and Morty Costume with Paper Mache Mask

Rick from Rick and Morty- Paper Mache Mask

The mass production of costumes and clothing these days has a massive impact on the environment. Halloween costumes are typically made with petroleum byproducts which are cheaply made and uncomfortable; two things that sound pretty terrible to me.  Also I’ve always believed the old adage that “a penny saved is a penny earned”. Making my … Read more

Homemade Anubis Costume

ANUBIS COSTUME

This costume was made for an office party we had that had an Egyptian theme Sure, I knew there would be a lot of pharaohs at the party so I decided to be the Egyptian god of the underworld – Anubis. The mask was made by using a base of a predator mask and other body garments were hand … Read more

Cool Victims of American Horror Story Illusion Costumes

Victims of American Horror Story

I build costumes for my partner and I every year. The great thing is we are almost identical in size.  I construct one costume and learn from my mistakes making the second build easier. I began with building the structure that would hold our “killers” . 2 wooden dowels you can find at any hardware … Read more

Homemade White Witch from Narnia Costume

All homemade creative White Witch Costume for fun teachers

So every year I love that 1 day! World book day!!! As a T.A I love to encourage and inspire children always. This year for world book day I decided on Jadis the White Witch from Narnia costume.Not an easy look but nothings impossible!!! So I get planning probably a year before as I want … Read more

Girl in a Flamingo Pool Float Couple Costume

Girl in a a flamingo pool float

So this one is completely unique idea we come up with. Making the costume took us a couple of days, but the costume got many feedbacks and compliments! The material we have used: For the flamingo: Pink feather boas Goggle eyes Elastic Scissors Glue Pink, black and Yellow EVA Half styrofoam ball Pink headband For … Read more

Cool Homemade Fortune Teller Costume

Fortune Teller

Like any of my Halloween projects, they always start out easy. This costume was entirely home made. I purchased a large box from Home Depot and it went from there. 1) Reiforced the inside corners of the box 2) painted the entire box black with dollar store paint, painted the bamboo legs black 3) attached … Read more

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Movie monsters of the 1980’s and 90’s have been a huge influence on my personal artwork, and I wanted to make something BIG that I could use for both Halloween and Comic Con.  The Alien Queen, from “Aliens 2,” is savage and frightening, but also had a lot of potential to be elegant.  When I … Read more

Awesome Silver Willows Werewolf Costume

Awesome Silver Willows Werewolf Costume

This werewolf costume is not only my greatest work but also the star of a Werewolf movie idea soon to be shared on Indigogo and Kickstarter, called Silver Willows. “Silver Willows is just a young woman who is only trying to lead a normal life as any other person does, however Silver’s life is anything … Read more

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Costumes

These Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes are both handmade costumes inspired by the characters from the movie Corpse Bride, directed by Tim Burton. For those who are interested, I have explained the process how they were made in the following steps. I hope you enjoy! Challenges I Faced: This was my first time airbrushing and my … Read more

Dumb and Dumber Tuxedo TuTu Costumes

Dumb and Dumber Tuxedo TuTu Costumes

We went to a 90s party and decided to go as Dumb and Dumber but with a bit of a twist. We bought cheap mens costumes online so we had the jacket, hat and ruffled shirt. The jacket was huge so we had to pin it in place.  Then we bought tutus but had to … Read more

Coolest Sexy Four of a Kind Cards Group Costume

Coolest Sexy Four of a Kind Cards Group Costume

I made this four of a kind cards group costume during my freshman year of college at Michigan State University. For Halloween my roommates and I decided we didn’t want to go out in the typical store bought costume, we wanted to make our own! Since there were 4 of us, we had the idea of … Read more

Coolest Skittles Group Costume

Coolest Skittles Group Costume 4

We got the idea to be Skittles for Halloween after someone found a picture on the internet of a girl dressed as a green Skittle. We decided we wanted to be different color Skittles, but make our dresses out of DUCT TAPE. In the end, it turned out to be an awesome idea even though … Read more

Great Dia de Los Muertos Couple Halloween Costume

My wife and I have been doing couples costumes for the last couple of years and this year was no exception. I’ve always liked the idea of makin

My wife and I have been coming up with couple Halloween costume ideas for the last couple of years and this Dia de los Muertos costume was no exception. I’ve always liked the idea of making our own costumes because you get to be unique. After talking about what we wanted to be this year … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

The Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume is made of foam, fleece, felt and stuffing. The Back disc is made from 4-24″ x 24″ 2″ foam pieces cut to make 4 pie pieces. These are then connected by hot glue and spray adhesive to make the whole disc. It is covered with black felt. The outer … Read more