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

Coolest Kids Smurf Costumes

Homemade Kids Smurf Costumes

I really enjoy making my children’s costumes. After seeing my kids watch The Smurfs a million times, I knew exactly what they would be for Halloween. Smurfette: I used an old summer white dress, cut out a flower from felt and placed a blue circle in the middle. (taken from a leftover piece of Brainy’s … Read more

Coolest Medieval Lady Princess Costume

Coolest Medieval Lady Princess Costume

While my young daughter was thinking a “princess” I had something more along the lines of a medieval “Lady” in mind. This Medieval Lady Princess Costume was fabricated entirely with findings and fabric scraps I had already so the cost was $0 for me. I had a green satin and a gold silk fabric, and … Read more

Coolest Alvin and the Chipmunks Costume

Coolest Alvin and the Chipmunks Homemade Costumes

My son was Alvin from Alvin and the chipmunks. It was a very simple costume to make. I bought a men’s small red turtleneck shirt from the local thrift shop and some yellow felt from the craft store. I cut a big letter A and had sewn it on the front of the shirt and … Read more

Coolest Pacman and Blinky Costumes

Homemade Pacman and Blinky Costumes

For these homemade Pacman and Blinky costumes, I found those thin sheets of foam that come in large rolls and used that to fashion the bodies. I purchased tights, shirts and booties from discount store. Had the gloves from previous costume.

Coolest Evil Tooth Fairy Costume

Homemade Evil Tooth Fairy Costume

I made this Evil Tooth Fairy Costume myself a couple of years ago for my Halloween costume. For the shirt I took a white tank top and used fabric paint to make a bloody tooth. The skirt was from a pattern I got at Joann’s. i made a choker out of bloody ‘teeth’ made from … Read more

Cool Homemade Glow in the Dark Costume Idea

Coolest Homemade Glow in the Dark Costume Ideas

You could hear laughter from blocks away “Wow! Look at the stick person!” Every person at every home we visited for treats had to see what the glowing costume was made of. And when we’d turn to leave and the host or hostess would catch a glimpse of the costume’s backside they would laugh hysterically. … Read more

Coolest Cinderella Costume

Homemade Cinderella Costume

I’ve been working on my daughter’s dress since March! I wanted to get it just right. I looked everywhere for just the right fabric and finally found it at an interior decorating place, but it was stretch velvet, which is impossible to sew. So, I backed the entire thing with iron-on interfacing, which worked beautifully. … Read more