Cool Barbie and Old Granny Costumes

Cool Barbie and Old Granny Costumes

My daughters are 6 and 7 but are complete opposites. One is quite and reserved. One is all diva. So one chose to put on a Barbie costume and the other chose an old granny costume. For the Barbie costume we started with a large box and just cut it like a doll box, spray painted it and … Read more

Cool Cracker Jack Costume

Cool Cracker Jack Costume

Overall, this Cracker Jack costume was pretty easy to make. I had the logo printed from the computer based on the cardboard box size. I used spray adhesive to attach the image, then covered the whole works with clear shipping tape (for reinforcement and a little protection from the rain). The popcorn kernels were made … Read more

Cool Crash Test Dummy Costume

Cool Crash Test Dummy Costume

My kids and I spent 2 hours in one of those Big Box Halloween costume stores and left with nothing more than a crash test dummy body suit. Our family is known for our costumes and I knew that just the suit wasn’t going to cut it. That’s when the fun began. My son was … Read more

Cool The Joker Costume

Cool The Joker Costume

After watching Suicide Squad with my family,  Aiden decided he wanted to be the Joker for his Halloween costume. We have always loved doing homemade costumes, so we were We have always loved doing homemade costumes, so we were excited about this new opportunity. We studied the Suicide Squad Joker and tried to capture his … Read more

Adorable Hall & Oates Costume

Adorable Hall & Oates Costume

Our 4-year-old Elsa has always loved Hall & Oates, and when she asked to attend their concert this past summer, we were happy to oblige. She sang and danced the entire time and left an even bigger fan than before. She couldn’t decide whether to be Hall OR Oates for Halloween, so it only made … Read more

Funny Out House Costume

Funny Out House Costume

My son loves a reaction at Halloween and this toilet costume, or out-house costume will get you one! This is a wardrobe box from U-haul with 1 x 1 reinforcements inside on the top, middle and bottom, secured with nuts, washers, and bolts. I wrapped it all with photo booth paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby. … Read more

Cool Lego Batman and Lego Penguin Costumes

Cool Lego Batman and Lego Penguin Costumes

My kids (3 and 4-year-old boys) wanted to be Lego men for Halloween. I let them pick out the character., so my 4-year-old picked Batman and my 3-year-old picked the Penguin. Creating the Lego Costumes I used cardboard and tape to construct the bodies and Penguins top hat. I used mesh fabric to cover the … Read more

Funny Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume

Funny Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume

My son saw a version of this costume online and wanted to be a Moose head over a fireplace for Halloween. Making the Moose Head Over the Fireplace Costume We used a photo booth backdrop paper from Hobby Lobby to cover the cardboard. We also used battery operated lights on the mantle and used a … Read more

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

My creative 9-year-old son, Blade, wanted to be Optimus Prime Transformer,  so I started brainstorming!  This costume was a challenge because of all the individual pieces. Make sure and measure your child perfectly before you begin ( I learned this the hard way). Total money spent was around $25 as I used a lot of … Read more

Coolest Homemade ET Costume

Coolest Homemade ET Costume

  I’m a LONG time lover of both crochet and Halloween and every year I try to outdo myself from the previous year for my babies! I’m also a die-hard 80s’ kid, it’s forever engrained in my soul! So this year, I went hard for Halloween and freehand crocheted this ET costume for my son! … Read more

Cool Steak and Steak Sauce Costumes

Cool Steak and Steak Sauce Costumes

We always allowed our children to pick what they wanted to be for Halloween, with some interesting results.  One year it was a safe, another year a traffic light and even a van one year.  This time, our daughter, Lizzie, said she wanted a steak costume! Since our son, John, is only a year older, … Read more

Adorable Gizmo and Stripe Gremlins Costumes

Adorable Gizmo and Stripe Gremlins Costumes

My daughter (Gizmo) who is 4-years-old LOVES the Gremlins. She carries around a Gizmo doll everywhere she goes. Her brother, who is 9, decided to make his sister a happy camper this year and while she dressed in a Gizmo costume, he dressed up in a Stripe costume. Making the Gizmo and Stripe Costumes Gizmo is … Read more

Cool DIY Carnage Kid Costume

Cool DIY Carnage Kid Costume

I was inspired by another Carnage Kid costume to make this one with a few minor tweaks. I hope that if you want to make this costume, my steps will be helpful. Have fun, and remember; don’t worry about messing up, paint is forgiving! Who is Carnage Kid? If you are not a comics person… Carnage Kid is … Read more

Cool Homemade Lighthouse Costume With Rotating Beacon

Cool Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Costume

My 14 yr old son and I were sitting in the mall brainstorming on costume ideas for his 6 year old sister.  He looked around and began naming things he saw.  In a little figurine shop he saw a lighthouse.  As soon as he said it my wheels began to turn in my brain.  This turned out to be a … Read more

Cool Got Milk Costume

Cool Got Milk Costume

This was one adventure in the making!! My husband and I spent some time thinking about the Got Milk costume for a while, but once we got the supplies: paint, staple gun, padding (for shoulders), and foam for the straw, the fun began!!! This happened once we ordered a milk carton costume from Amazon. We … Read more

Cool Jackbot and Bride of Pinbot Costume

Cool Jackbot and Bride of Pinbot Costume

Straight from the Pinball Pinbot Series, these Jackbot and Bride of Pinbot costumes were an adventure. This was our first attempt at using EVA foam and we weren’t quite sure how it was going to come out. We made many mistakes and learned a lot along the way, but all in all, we were happy … Read more

Cool Mini Mr. T Costume

Cool Mini Mr. T Costume

This Mr. T costume is so easy to make! I purchased used camo pants and shirt from eBay and I also got a lot of used fake gold jewelry from eBay! We got a mohawk at the barber’s, spray painted his hair black, put fake hair on his chin and side burns, bought a used … Read more

Cool NY METS Homerun Apple Costume

Cool NY METS Homerun Apple Costume

I decided to make my family a baseball-themed family. We are huge Mets fans and that was the year the Mets made it all the way (well not quite). So we made our son a NY METS Homerun Apple costume. So I started with a balance/workout ball. We covered it with strips of Plaster of Paris. … Read more

Cutest Homemade Little Red Riding Hood Costume

Cutest Homemade Little Red Riding Hood Costume

This homemade Little Red Riding Hood costume was a super sweet costume that did not take a lot of time or money.  We got a lot of compliments and it was a nice “girly” costume, which my daughter wanted, without being just another princess! Making Little Red Riding Hood’s Cape This was the biggest job.  I … Read more

Cool and Easy Maleficent Homemade Costume

Cool and Easy Maleficent Homemade Costume

My daughter wanted to dress up as Maleficent when she was younger, so I made her this easy Maleficent costume. The wings look amazing and elaborate, yet were so simple to make. I bought two A1 sheets of cardboard.  I then cut out 2 symmetrical wings after marking them out. Then I had to figure … Read more

Easy DIY Superhero Costume!

Easy DIY Superhero Costume!

Looking for an AWESOME DIY for Halloween or Superhero Day at school? We didn’t have any Halloween costumes for spirit week at our son’s school so we improvised and made him a superhero with his own superhero costume! I first asked him what his super power would be? He answered that he wanted to lift … Read more

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume

I love making DIY Halloween costumes. Several years ago my little man was a Minion for Halloween. He was a hit! But this scarecrow Halloween costume has topped them all. I received the most compliments on this one! I really wish I would have entered him into a contest, everyone said he would have definitely … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lego Spiderman Costume

Coolest Homemade Lego Spiderman Costume

The Lego craze hit our household hard when my son turned six last year. This meant I had to come up with a unique idea for Halloween since all my son’s costumes are handmade for Halloween. Boy, did I have a large task in front of me. I went to Pinterest and found several DIY … Read more

Cool Homemade Red Queen Costume

Cool Homemade Red Queen Costume

Every year I make my daughters Halloween costumes because I think it is a great “mommy and me” and “sister and sister” bonding. We pretty much just wing it. I give her a few choices about what I think we can make and then we just start brainstorming and working out the details. I made … Read more