Cool Homemade My Little Pony Queen Chrysalis Costume

Cool Homemade My Little Pony Queen Chrysalis Costume

My daughter loves My Little Pony and she wanted to be the dark Queen Chrysalis.  This costume is based upon cartoon renditions of Queen Chrysalis.  The corset is fully lined and boned with steel coil.  The steel coil allowed for me to make channels in the back to slide in the PVC pipe wings. The corset laces … Read more

Cool Homemade Judge Doom Costume from Roger Rabbit

Cool Homemade Judge Doom Costume from Roger Rabbit

Every year I try to do a character costume. I love the reactions I get when people see something they remember from their past. This year I went with a character that haunted my childhood, Judge Doom. The costume didn’t require much for materials. All I needed was two ping pong balls, bald cap, cotton … Read more

Cool Homemade Geico Money Man Costume

Cool Homemade Geico Money Man Costume

Bought pants and shirt from Goodwill, bought fake money from a teaching store, used about 4 to 500 actual bills, they were all different from $1 to $100 bills…used fabric glue and spray adhesive to glue the money to the shirt and pants. Bought biking gloves and used my black helmet and black boots to … Read more

Cool Homemade Couple Costume Idea: Mr. Owl and Tootsie Pop

Cool Homemade Couple Costume Idea: Mr. Owl and Tootsie Pop

I wanted to do a couples costume that I had never seen before. I started brain storming about different things from my childhood and Mr. Owl and Tootsie Pop came to me. I started searching for a tootsie pop tank top or shirt. I came across the Tootsie Pop tank dress. I decided to go … Read more

Cool Homemade Couple Costume Idea: Deer in Headlights

Cool Homemade Couple Costume Idea: Deer in Headlights

This Deer in Headlights costume looks simple but took some time. It’s hunting season, think it would be easy to find a deer costume?? nooooo.. However finally found one. Made the eyeglasses out of pipe cleaners and glued on googlie eyes. Finding a black sheath dress was not so easy. Ended up in a teenie bopper … Read more

Cool Homemade “Shark Week” Group Costume

Cool Homemade "Shark Week" Group Costume

These costumes were epic!  The best we have ever done. We won overall best costume at one of the costume contests in West Des Moines, IA. When other people are asking to take pictures with you, then you know you did good!! I was sitting on the couch watching TV one day, and saw previews … Read more

Cool DIY Rainbow Brite Costume for a Woman

Cool DIY Rainbow Brite Costume for a Woman

What little girl growing up in the 80’s not love and want to be Rainbow Brite?? Not only did I watch the show, own every doll, I even had the bed sheets. naturally as I brainstormed unique costume ideas rainbow bright came to mind. Like all my other costumes I used recycled materials, in this … Read more

Bartender-Friendly Peacock Costume

Bartender-Friendly Peacock Costume

For Halloween this year I decided to be a peacock and to make my peacock tail. As much as I wanted to go crazy and make it an extended upright tail, I had to be able to fit behind a narrow bar with a few other bartenders. I came to the conclusion that a down … Read more

Baby Bump’s First Costume: Pot o’ Gold at the End of the Rainbow!

Baby Bump's First Costume: Pot o' Gold at the End of the Rainbow!

In early September I was Googling maternity costumes without much luck. I saw plenty of zombie baby parts affixed to bloodied t-shirts and wasn’t feeling it. There were also myriad pictures of women with their cute little bellies painted like the Earth or a basketball or a fishbowl, but these days I’m not really feeling … Read more

Magnificent Homemade Minion Costume

Magnificent Homemade Minion Costume

I think I have outdone myself on this year’s costume. I decided I was going to be as realistic looking of a Minion as I could be for being which turned into a 7 foot tall chubby yellow guy and I love it! It’s made mostly of cardboard and paper mâché, and covered in a … Read more

Cool Homemade Buzz Lightyear Costume for a Woman

Cool Homemade Buzz Lightyear Costume for a Woman

Every year I struggle from the same problem, “what should I be for Halloween?” I usually just go buy some costume and throw it on. But I think this year I went over the top! My son has always had this obsession with Buzz Lighter, so when I asked what he wanted to be he … Read more