Coolest Handmade Gene Simmons Costume

Coolest Handmade Gene Simmons Costume

Well, let’s start with that I made this Gene Simmons costume, with many saying “You can buy that whole costume”.  True, you now can, but a few years ago when I made it, the next year is when the already made version became available. Second, the costume you buy, wouldn’t fit either, as is made … Read more

Child DIY Group Costume: KISS Band

Child DIY Group Costume: KISS Band

My kids wanted to be KISS band members last year! So I took lots of black clothes, added some face paint and there you go. Little did I know what they would get so many looks, but all was good! Everyone loved them! My daughter was the only one who won 2nd place, but together … Read more

Cool Homemade Residents Costume

Cool Homemade Residents Costume

Inspired by different sources online, I managed to make a convincing Residents Eyeball. First I took a beachball, around 14-15 inches and used it as a base for paper mache. I applied 3 or 4 layers of newspaper, and then two layers of computer paper. (Also make sure to coat the beachball in vassaline so … Read more

Easy Last-Minute LMFAO Couple Costume

Easy Last-Minute LMFAO Couple Costume

LMFAO costumes – so easy! We got the clothes from our local RUE21, the glasses too. A black fro wig. We found an empty box and mounted a hard hat on the inside with a light that wraps around your head. We added cups that we cut holes in so they would light up from … Read more

Sexy All-Girl Group DIY Costume: En Vogue!

Sexy All-Girl Group DIY Costume: En Vogue!

Since I was a teenager I have always loved the classiness of the 90’s group En Vogue. One of my favorite videos of their’s is ‘Giving Him Something He Can Feel’ and it features them in sexy curve hugging red dress with black gloves. That is a look that has always stood out to me. … Read more

Homemade Gene Simmons Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons Costume

Lots of hours in this get up, not sure how many! The armor started out as an old set of shoulder pads, added some cardboard spikes, chains, and paint! Homemage cod piece with some glitter type material from the craft section. The arm piecs are a cut up auto shade! Pair of black spandex type … Read more

Homemade Girl Group KISS Costume

Homemade Girl Group KISS Costume

Making this homemade girl group KISS costume we used a lot of tin foil, duct tape and cardboard! We also bought used silver shimmery material for the cape, and different embellishments. We bought a simple makeup kit with black, white, and green and we each did our own. Gene Simmons had a fruit roll up … Read more

Homemade Gene Simmons Armor Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons Armor Costume

This armor was made from crafting foam and fabric tac. The most difficult part was the collar and shoulders.  The shoulders are made from a party hat that was cut in half for left and right. The spikes and scales are also made of craft foam..the codpiece is a leather like material and the studs … Read more

Jake and Elwood Blues Brothers Costumes

Jake and Elwood Blues Brothers Costumes

My brother is tall and skinny. His friend is short and bigger. They realized the best costume was clearly the Blues Brothers. They both were in a band in middle school (they were high school freshmen at the time), and luckily, neither had a huge growth spurt over the summer, so they both used their … Read more

Original Blink-182 Enema of the State Nurse Costume

Original Blink-182 Enema of the State Nurse Costume

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  I love getting the chance to create a unique costume (I try to pick something very involved, crafty, and something hopefully no one else will think of).  For this nurse costume, I chose the Blink 182 Enema of the State CD Nurse!  Blink 182 is one of my … Read more

Glowing Daft Punk Couple Costume with Tron EL Wire Suit!

Glowing Daft Punk Couple Costume with Tron EL Wire Suit!

This glowing daft punk couple costume with Tron EL wire suit was hand sewed to clothing with fishing line. The jacket is  leather. I even outlined my Nike shoes with the El wire. The helmet was made from clay and then mold was made. Then pour with smooth cast plastic. Total of around 100ft of EL wire was used. A … Read more

Coolest Spice Girls Scary Spice Costume!

Coolest Spice Girls Scary Spice Costume!

Ever since the Spice Girls came out, I’ve been called Scary Spice (probably because I was obsessed with them!). I knew ALL of their songs, birthdays, and every other detail that was published about them (I know what you’re thinking, Ridiculous! . . . I am with you on that haha!). I didn’t even make an attempt at looking … Read more

Cool Homemade Giant Eye Costume from The Residents

Cool Homemade Giant Eye Costume from The Residents: This Eye Costume from The Residents was a fairly simply paper mache project.  I took a large beach ball and covered it with 5 layers of paper mache.

This Eye Costume from The Residents was a fairly simply paper mache project.  I took a large beach ball and covered it with 5 layers of paper mache.  After painting it a light cream color, I cut out a bottom whole just big enough to get over my head and another whole to serve as … Read more

Coolest Kids Gene Simmons Homemade Halloween Costume

Coolest Kids Gene Simmons Homemade Halloween Costume: When I finally decided to make my son Gene Simmons around the beginning of October I thought I better get started! My brother in law helped me with th

When I finally decided to make my son Gene Simmons around the beginning of October I thought I better get started! My brother in law helped me with the shoes for this costume we made them out of styrofoam. He got two cubes of styrofoam to glue together to be big enough to be able … Read more

Coolest LMFAO Costume – Sexy and I Know It!

Coolest LMFAO Costume - Sexy and I Know It!: I work in advertising and get to dress up for work. So my Halloween costume this year needed to be cool enough to wear out for Halloween and appropria

I work in advertising and get to dress up for work. So my Halloween costume this year needed to be cool enough to wear out for Halloween and appropriate enough for the office. After much thought and consideration, I decided to do LMFAO, specifically from the “Sexy and I Know It” video. A costume everyone … Read more

Cool LMFAO Redfoo and SkyBlue Couple Halloween Costume

Cool LMFAO Redfoo and SkyBlue Couple Halloween Costume: My friend and I thought it would be cool to be LMFAO Redfoo and SkyBlue. It took us about two weeks to get our costumes. We got the wigs and my tights

My friend and I thought it would be cool to be LMFAO Redfoo and SkyBlue. It took us about two weeks to get our costumes. We got the wigs and my tights from a costume shop and the rest we got at hot topic and our shoe laces were from Tilly’s. When we put on … Read more

Coolest Spice Girls Group Costume

In my sophomore year in college, my roomies and I dressed up as the Spice Girls.  It was a ton of fun and I would definitely recommend it! 

In my sophomore year in college, my roomies and I dressed up as the Spice Girls group costume.  It was a ton of fun and I would definitely recommend it! I was Baby Spice.  For my costume, I used a plain white t-shirt I had for the top.  I bought the pink knit skirt and … Read more

Coolest Homemade LMFAO Costume for Kids!

Every year we do homemade costumes and every year are boys costumes all go together! This year we decided to do LMFAO since they  LOVE them!! Th

Every year we do homemade costumes and every year are boys costumes, all go together! This year we decided to do LMFAO since they  LOVE them!! They love to dance and sing their songs and know them all by heart. So the fun began and I started making the costumes. I bought the zebra pants … Read more

Clever Wordplay Costume: French KISS

Typically my husband and I choose a couples-themed costume, but when he chose to be Ryan Gosling's character from "Drive," I knew I was on my own.

Typically my husband and I choose a couples-themed costume, but when he chose to be Ryan Gosling’s character from “Drive,” I knew I was on my own. I look forward to putting together a costume each year, and not simply buying a pre-made packaged one. After weeks of racking my brain, I finally came up … Read more

Coolest Lady Gene Simmons on the Fly Halloween Costume

I've always had a long tongue and for years people said I should dress up as Gene Simmons.  In 2010, I finally did.  I wanted to make the

I’ve always had a long tongue and for years people said I should dress up as Gene Simmons.  In 2010, I finally did.  I wanted to make the costume myself but only had a day to do so.  With some luck, a “build wings” tutorial found online, one pair of (incredibly uncomfortable but totally worth … Read more

Super Cool ZZ Top Homemade Halloween Costume

I had been on a long streak of rock n roll inspired costumes.  ZZ Top has such an iconic look and they’re practically wearing costumes in

I had been on a long streak of rock ‘n roll inspired costumes. ZZ Top has such an iconic look and they’re practically wearing costumes in real life. So it was a perfect match for me this year. Got a cheap suit with tails from the Goodwill store. I wore a simple white dress shirt … Read more

Three Headed ZZ Top Homemade Halloween Costume

This costume was quite easy to make.  Just took some thin plywood and put a spike thru it and thru the shoulder on my jacket.  From there j

This three headed ZZ top homemade  Halloween costume was quite easy to make.  Just took some thin plywood and put a spike thru it and thru the shoulder on my jacket. From there just stuck the heads on each shoulder and that was it.  If I had to do it again tough I would use … Read more