Cool Pippi Longstockings Costume

Pippi Longstockings Costume

I used the copper wire idea and it worked great for the hair of this Pippi Longstockings costume. A few bobby pins kept it in place on the top of her head. It was one long piece of wire that was bent to fit the shape of her head and slide into the braids to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Bunch of Grapes Halloween Costume

Homemade Bunch of Grapes Halloween Costume

This homemade bunch of grapes Halloween costume is the easiest and the cheapest costume I have ever made! The best part is it only took about half an hour to put it all together. The shopping list is one purple long sleeve shirt, 50 purple balloons, one pack of safety pins, 2 sheets of green … Read more

Coolest Chipmunks Costume

Alvin & The Chipmunks Costume

My nephews were dressed in the Chipmunks costume for Halloween. I bought red, green, and blue long-sleeved turtlenecks from the thrift store. I already had the yellow felt for the A on Alvin’s shirt and the red baseball cap. Then we used Harry Potter glasses for Simon. The shoes we got at Wall-Mart for $5/pair. … Read more

Awesome Homemade Pippi Longstockings Halloween Costume

Coolest Pippi Longstockings Halloween Costume 21

My daughter decided she wanted to be Pippi Longstocking for Halloween this year. We started by checking out local thrift stores to find a blue jumper and boots. After striking out at three stores, I decided we needed a different strategy. Ultimately, we found both the jumper and the boots on eBay for a total … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wild Strawberry Costume

Homemade Wild Strawberry Costume

My daughter’s boots were the inspiration for this homemade Wild Strawberry Halloween costume. I then discovered that there were no Strawberry costumes for sale and I would need to do it myself. I began with a red velvet dress bought on EBAY. I sewed two layers of red tulle around the entire dress so it … Read more

Coolest Homemade Alvin and the Chipmunks Group Costume

Homemade Alvin and the Chipmunks Group Costume Idea

My boys decided on a homemade Alvin and the Chipmunks group costume idea. We used the “old style” costumes. I searched the web and stores for 3 matching shirts of different colors. I found 3 mock turtlenecks in Men’s sizes (so the shirts would be oversized on my boys) in Red, Blue and Green. To … Read more

Coolest Princess Costume

Fae Princess Costume

Last year, on Halloween, I made my daughter a dress similar to those in the 15th century because she wanted a princess costume. The only fabric where I had enough was the green broadcloth and white (dyed pink with pink dye found in the kitchen). That year, I didn’t have any money at all. I … Read more

Awesome Homemade Smurfette Costume

Homemade Smurfette Costume

My daughter received the Smurfs on DVD a few months ago. She instantly fell in love and began telling me, even before it was September, that she wanted to be Smurfette for Halloween. The problem is that, because the Smurfs are so vintage, you can’t find Smurf costumes anywhere. I spent hours online and in … Read more

Coolest Almost No Sew Princess Homemade Costume

Almost No Sew Princess Homemade Costume

Although I love crafting, my sewing skills are preschoolian, so I decided there’s no reason a princess gown has to be one piece and that I will create an ‘almost no sew princess homemade costume’. My princess wore a shiny white blouse she already owned, along with a “gowny” skirt I assembled (you’d hardly call … Read more

Cool Smurfs Costume

Smurfs Costume

I try to get my three kids to dress in similar costumes for Halloween. Then we recycle the pictures I take and use them as our Christmas cards. This is one of my favorites. Have a “smurfin” Christmas! I bought regular white t-shirts for the girls and sewed lace around the bottom edges. Then I … Read more