Cute DIY Marshall from Paw Patrol Child Costume With Fire Truck

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After seeing some awesome DIY costumes that other children were wearing on Halloween last year, I decided to give it a try and make one for my 5 year old son to wear this year. There’s something about homemade costumes that I love. They’re so much more special than any store bought costume. I’m also … Read more

Cool Handmade Evil Purple Minion Costume

DIY Evil Purple Minion Costume

My son wanted to be an evil purple minion costume for Halloween, so mama couldn’t disappoint! So, this handmade costume took about 16+ hours. Most of the time spent creating it was making templates and doing trial runs. Materials Needed for my Evil Purple Minion Costume BODY *Project foam (I went to Joann’s and measured … Read more

Coolest Homemade Norfolk Southern Train Costume

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So, our son, Cole, has been in love with trains since he was about two years old. He loves to watch the Norfolk Southern trains pass through.  When he was two he said he wanted to be a train for Halloween. If you look on the internet there are tons of ideas for Thomas – … Read more

Not-So-Scary Child Medusa Homemade Costume

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I love making Halloween costumes for my daughter and this past year she wanted to be something fun and not kiddie.  So I looked at some ideas and suggested Medusa.  I showed her some ideas and when I said we can even spray your hair green, she was all for it. I started with a … Read more

Cutest Homemade Cupcake Girl Costume

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My Daughter was as sweet as a cupcake so we decided to dress her up like one as well. For the Cupcake I started with a dollar store round laundry basket.  I cut out the bottom.  I first folded the boards to make them look like a cupcake liner.  Then I attached white poster board … Read more

Cool Homemade Roblox Costume of my Son’s Avatar

This is a a living version of our sons avatar hutjip. We handmade the hands, torso, shoulders, legs, and head by cutting  and painting pieces of cardboard and plastic shapes. The torso reflects the black jacket and green shirt over jeans of the avatar he created in the Roblox game. The head features mesh covered … Read more

Cool Homemade Meloetta Costume From Pokemon

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My daughter came to me with a cartoon picture Meloetta and said that she wanted to be THIS for Halloween. We bought a simple black dress from Target (which she could reuse) and pinned up one side to achieve the asymmetrical look. She wore white tights and black shoes. We bought a bright green wig … Read more

Coolest Homemade Treehouse Costume

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“What do you want to be for Halloween?” I asked my barely 4 year old. I’m imagining something that’s not too hard to make, like last year’s Astronaut or the “Boy Fairy” from the year before. He thought about it for a little while and told me “I want to be a tree house.” I … Read more

Adorable DIY Costume: Minion Girl

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We covered a trash can with yellow fabric and made the eye glasses from jar lids and fabric. The overalls were picked up from a local goodwill with the logo added in fabric. The hairs are pipe cleaners drilled into the top. You can improve vision by not going with the brown for the eyes … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pokemon Halloween Costumes for Kids

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My kids have watched all the Pokemon cartoons/movies over and over and with the excitement of the Pokemon Go game this year they knew they just had to be Pokemon Halloween costumes of Ash and Pikachu. I always make their costumes myself and so this would be no different. Making the Pokemon Halloween Costumes Ash’s … Read more

Cutest DIY Halloween Star Wars Costumes for Kids: Ewok and Leia

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My kids love Star Wars, and when we were watching Return of the Jedi, my son declared he wanted to be an Ewok for Halloween. So, we needed to create these Halloween Star Wars costumes for both of our kids. Making our Halloween Star Wars Costumes I bought brown fur fabric at a local craft/fabric … Read more

Coolest DIY Batman Penguin Costume for a Child

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Costume Inspiration From Tim Burton’s Batman Movies Last year HBO was constantly playing the Tim Burton Batman movies. So, naturally, my son got into them. While we were watching them he suggested that he wanted to be Batman for Halloween. I said what about a villain, you never see the kids dressing up as them. … Read more

Adorably Delicious DIY Pink Shopkins Cupcake Costume

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Materials Used Here’s what I used to make my pink Shopkins Cupcake costume: Toy storage tub, white pantyhose, polyester stuffing, Poster Board, 1 1/2 yard of fabric, bubblegum pink fabric spray, pompoms, Gorilla hot glue, suspenders, White sweatshirt, Headband, Styrofoam half, red marker, green pipe cleaner, duct tape, spray on glue. Shopkins Cupcake Costume Tutorial … Read more

Meaningful Homemade Statue of Liberty Child Costume

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RoRo Loves Lady Liberty RoRo is 6.25 yrs old and loves the Statue of Liberty so much that we drove to see her last spring break. He is half Afghan. His dad fled in the 80s when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, so welcoming immigrants is meaningful to us. In this divisive election, we want to … Read more

Cool Homemade Female Edward Scissorhands Costume

Eddie’s Little Sister Who knew I could make something so cool!! It took about a month but it became the beast that I was going to conquer! Would you believe I didn’t take one picture and had to round these up later. I think everything but the kitchen sink is on this thing. I will … Read more

Coolest DIY Young Maleficent Costume – Make Heads Turn!

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Want a costume that will stand out? Well look no further! My daughter wanted to a young Maleficent costume after watching the movie Maleficent when it came out. All the costumes online were very generic and not what we were looking for. So I decided to brainstorm and put something together for her. The Wings (Time … Read more

Adorably Easy Homemade Grease Couple Costumes

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Sandy Costume Black leggings painted with black spray paint, black t-shirt cut and pinned to perfection. Then Princess high heels spray painted red, old 80’s black belt I had in my closet, and lots of hairspray and ratting= VOILA!!! Danny Costume Black motorcycle boots, black skinny jeans, black t-shirt with cut sleeves, white women’s button … Read more

Adorably Easy Homemade Pippi Longstocking Costume

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I wanted to do this costume for a long time!! It ended up being a pretty easy homemade Pippi Longstocking costume. Putting Together Pippi I had the boots, Target knee socks -two different colors, of course. Then I picked up a women’s green henley and yellow t-shirt at Goodwill. I also grabbed a plaid button … Read more

Awesome Homemade Child Wheelchair Costume

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Wizard of Oz Inspiration Cody is a very happy 12 year old boy who has CP, a dandy walker malformation and epilepsy. In short, he is medically fragile and each year is more special than the last. He just made his way 3,000 miles across country a few months ago to join his Active Duty … Read more

Coolest Homemade Rainstorm Costume for Halloween

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My daughter and I were on a hunt for an idea for a Halloween costume this year. We looked on Pinterest and saw a few ideas that inspired us to make this rainstorm costume, aka our “Rainstorm Princess”. Our first step was to get a dress for the base of the rainstorm costume.  I found … Read more

Awesome Homemade Realistic Swedish Fish Costume

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This year we got the idea to make a homemade Swedish Fish costume complete in the bag because we had never seen anything like it before.  Plus, who doesn’t love this delicious candy? Making the Swedish Fish Costume The interior body of the fish started out with a red sweatsuit and red gloves.  I sewed … Read more

Creative Homemade Costumes: The Great American Road Trip

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This year, as our family was on a road trip, we started talking about the essence, spirit, and tradition of road trips, and all the unique, interesting, and sometimes kitschy places people visit when driving across the United States. That conversation is what gave rise to this year’s creative homemade costumes: The Great American Road … Read more

Awesome Homemade Fantasia Centaurette Costume

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My daughter Giselle is responsible for dreaming this Fantasia Centaurette costume up! Giselle has slight sensory processing challenges that over the years has led to very selective screen time. The high drama and battles of most Disney movies overwhelm her, without fail. We try to find movies to cuddle and watch together. And more often … Read more

Cool Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a 7 Year Old

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We recently watched the movie Edward Scissorhands with my 7 year old son. He immediately said that’s who he wanted to be for Halloween. I looked online to buy him a costume but there wasn’t anything available. So I decided to try and make one myself. I was kind of worried since I’ve never made … Read more