Cool Homemade Claw Machine Costume for a Boy

Cool Homemade Claw Machine Costume for a Boy

This is my son Landon. He plays the claw machines a lot! We make videos playing the claw machine and we put them on Youtube! We have over 1.6 million views on our channel! He got the idea for this costume because he has his own candy claw machine in his room and wanted to … Read more

Coolest No-Sew Coffee Costume (Was a Hit Everywhere we Went!)

Coolest No-Sew Coffee Costume (Was a Hit Everywhere we Went!)

So my 4 year old decided he wanted to be coffee, coffee, really what the heck crazy kid. So after scowering the internet I found some ideas but none that I really liked, bought  or wearable for a kid so I got to thinking. We went to Joann’s fabric, bought some light brown fabric, some … Read more

Halo 4 Warrior Costume for 9-Year-Old Boy Entirely Scratchbuilt!

Halo 4 Warrior Costume for 9-Year-Old Boy Entirely Scratchbuilt!

My son, Lukas, likes to play video game Halo.  So it was easy for me to pick Halo for his costume. The helmet started with paper craft, pepakura. The helmet is then hardened with resin and bondo. The helmet is then finished with motorcycle visor. The rest of the costume is done using EVA foam, … Read more

Cool Homemade Costume for a Girl: A Very Determined Little Chip

Cool Homemade Costume for a Girl: A Very Determined Little Chip

Last summer I found some really great fabric on an incredible sale.  It was just the right color to make a “Belle” costume from Beauty and the Beast for Halloween.  This is my two-year old daughter’s favorite princess movie, so I figured it would be an easy sell, and then we could use the dress … Read more

Prize-Winning Walking Skeleton in Coffin DIY Costume

Prize-Winning Walking Skeleton in Coffin DIY Costume

This is Michael in 2nd grade, he was 7 yrs. old at the time. We gathered cardboard and I cut and shaped it to his size using the ideal  of an old fashioned coffin. Once all the pieces of the coffin were cut, they were painted black.  1  can of black spray paint and clear 2′ cellophane tape to … Read more

80’s-Inspired DIY Gumball Machine Costume Idea for a Girl

80's-Inspired DIY Gumball Machine Costume Idea for a Girl

I was inspired by the costumes from when I was a kid growing up in the 80’s.  I remember the kids not really looking like a gumball.  Just a clear garbage bag of blown up balloons, so I decided to take it up a notch.  I’m also a professional balloon artist (no, not the kind … Read more

Most Awesome Homemade Pinata Costume Ever!

Most Awesome Homemade Pinata Costume Ever!

Every year, I ‘m challenged with what my kids will be for Halloween. Being a stay at home mom to 4 kids is very expensive when you ‘re faced with store bought costumes.  So I figured why not make them like we used to in the 80’s?  I try to find project costumes that won … Read more

Coolest Homemade Purple Evil Minion Costume from Despicable Me

Coolest Homemade Purple Evil Minion Costume from Despicable Me

Materials Needed tall large cylinder laundry basket/hamper camping foam mat purple felt material black materials old bowl to cut for eye goggle white craft foam 2 purple wigs hot glue gun/lots of glue sticks scissors, cutting tools silver paint material measuring tape Directions Measure where the arm holes should be on the laundry basket and … Read more