Homemade Venom Costume Made by a 6-Year Old Boy

Homemade Venom by a 6-year old boy

Homemade Venom Costume with my 6 year-old son. I have been making my son’s Halloween costumes since he was 1. He has been a Lion in a circus tent (1), Bob the builder and his friend Lofty (2), Pokémon Go Trainer (3), Dragon turning into Elsa (4), and Rocket Raccoon piggybacking off of Groot (5). … Read more

Coolest Homemade Vacuum Cleaner Costume – This Costume Doesn’t Suck!

This Costume Doesn't Suck!

It doesn’t suck literally or figuratively. The literal not sucking is a compromise of my 4-year old son’s original vision of having a vacuum costume that could even suck up candy when trick-or-treating. He settled on a backpack where he could pretend play that the candy got vacuumed. He was thrilled with the result and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Crocheted Predator Costume

Crocheted Predator

I am totally obsessed with crocheting and making beautiful outfits for birthdays and holidays. I have been crocheting for the last 6-7 years and it has become a tradition for me to make costumes for my kids every Halloween. I am always amazed at the different characters I can recreate using just a bag full … Read more

Coolest Miley Cyrus Costume – Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

Miley Cyrus Costume Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

My daughter has been obsessed with Miley Cyrus’ song “Wrecking Ball” from the moment it first debuted on the radio. So naturally when she waltzed up to me and said, “Maaa! This year I want to be my favorite song for Halloween!!”, I knew immediately what I had to do. Intense research on how to … Read more

Last Minute Crazy Cat Lady Costume

Crazy Cat Lady

When my daughter said she wanted to be a “Crazy Cat Lady” I didn’t know what she meant. But she was a nine year old girl with a plan. To say this girl loves cats is an understatement! If she is at a loss for words she “Meows”. The look on her face in this … Read more

Awesome DIY Costume – Exact Replica of Willy Wonka

Exact Replica of Willy Wonka

My son loves movies and wanted to be Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp). I used crushed velvet for the coat, lined it with satin. I have never made a coat before, or sewn with stretchy velvet, so needless to say there were many stitches ripped out. I made the jacket, the vest, the undershirt and the … Read more

Awesome Lego Movie Costumes

Awesome Lego Movie Costumes

My boys and I have watched The Lego Movie at least once every weekend since it came out on DVD back in June. We still love it every time! We decided around July that they would be Emmet and President Business for Halloween. They boys were excited, but I was probably more excited to get … Read more

Coolest Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

This headless Harry Potter costume was so much fun to make! For many years now, our son has repeatedly received comments on his resemblance to Harry Potter. He has never wanted to be Harry for Halloween because he didn’t think it was scary enough, or shocking enough or even cool enough for his tastes. Well, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Despicable Me Costumes

Coolest Despicable Me Costumes 7

Here are our Despicable Me costumes from Halloween 2011! These are my sons ages 10, 8, and 5. The minions were completely homemade. They were Halloween witch cauldrons hot glued to a camping mat, then painted yellow. The eyes, goggle straps, hair and mouths were glued on craft foam. I bought fabric and wrapped it … Read more

Coolest Conan O’Brien Costume

Homemade Conan O'Brien Costume

This Conan O’Brien Costume is our 5 year old daughter. The suit and tie were bought at a thrift store. The wig was purchased at a costume shop. We originally intended to buy a blonde wig and paint it, but were pleased with the color of the “You’re Fired” wig which I’m assuming is Donald … Read more

Awesome Homemade Transfomer Costume

I’m sure you saw that video a few years back of a Bumblebee homemade Transformer costume that actually transformed. Like most children, I’m sure your child begged you to make one for him/her. It is very cool, but there is very little information on how exactly to make a homemade Transformer costume. First of all, … Read more

What a Cool DIY Popcorn Costume AND Ceiling Lampshade!

What a Cool DIY Popcorn Costume AND Ceiling Lampshade!

This Popcorn Costume project was easy and fun to create and after it’s few hours of glory, I didn’t have the heart to throw it away, so I just hung it up as a ceiling lampshade in one of our rooms. And, it can be easily taken down and used again next year. The hardest … Read more

Coolest Homemade Indiana Jones Costume

Indiana Jones Costume

It was so fun make this Indiana Jones costume! Until this year we had always bought our costumes from the usual places (Target/Wall-Mart/etc.). Never again! I asked my son who he wanted to be for Halloween and he said he wanted an Indiana Jones costume. Since I knew there weren’t any “store” costumes available my … Read more

Best Homemade Jack Skellington Costume Ever Made

homemade jack skellington costume

My 6 year old son Braylon loves Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. I looked at all the costume stores but not only was it unfairly priced, everything looked so cheap and the masks were terrible. I thought, “There is no reason I cant make this..and better!” My mom always made costumes for my brother … Read more

Child’s Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

Child's Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

The hardest part with this Alien Abduction costume was getting my 11-year-old daughter to decide what costume she wanted to be. After hours of browsing with her on this site she finally chose the alien abduction costume and we were set to go. After collecting the necessary items which took more time than actually constructing … Read more

Awesome Homemade Spinosaurus Dinosaur Costume

spinosaurus dinosaur costume

My son wanted a Spinosaurus dinosaur costume for Halloween, which was no surprise to me. So I went to planning. We spent over 10 hours and about $44 in making this costume. The costume is made mostly of craft foam, fabric, and paint. The Head The head was the first step and the hardest step … Read more

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

This Hilarious HeiHei costume from Moana is one of our family’s favorite movie characters. We work really hard every year to create wonderful lasting memories for our children and our grandchildren.We started taking our entire family to Disney World for their Halloween party 2 years ago when our granddaughters were 3 and 1 years old. … Read more

Awesome Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Child

Edward Scissorhands

I was pumped when my son decided to be Edward Scissorhands last year and went right to work on his costume.  I found almost all of the materials at Goodwill, although I went to more than I can count and some over 100 miles away!  I ended up finding a women’s pleather “hotsuit” and cut … Read more

Awesome DIY Sackboy from Little Big Planet Costume

Benjamins d.i.y. Sackboy from Little Big Planet Costume

I love my nephews so when Benjamin told me that he wanted to be Sackboy from the Little Big Planet video game, I decided to try my hand at costume making. I’ve never tried making clothes or crafts, I always left that to my sister Jackie. But my nephew asked so I had to try … Read more

The Best Homemade Pennywise 2017 Costume EVER!

The best Pennywise 2017 Costume EVER!

My beautiful daughter asked me to create a Pennywise 2017 Costume. You are kidding right? Yes I can sew; yes I have a sewing machine, not without a pattern. After many hours of searching for a pattern I had zero luck! Please Mom can you try? Sure honey let me see what I can do. … Read more

Coolest DIY Drop Dead Fred Costume Made in 18 Hours!

Drop Dead Fred Costume

My daughter changed her mind last minute and I had 18 hours to get her a Drop Dead Fred costume together. To those not familiar, Drop Dead Fred is a character from a 90’s movie about an imaginary friend who is completely out of control. My daughter is obsessed with the movie. I started my … Read more

Coolest and Cheapest DIY Claw Machine Costume In Town

DIY Claw Machine Costume

My son ran up to me and said “MOM! I want to be a claw machine for Halloween”. I gave him quite the look and then thought in my head “that would be really cool, I can do it!” We searched on Pinterest for ideas but I wanted it to look his own – not … Read more