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

Cool Homemade Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume

Cool Homemade Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume

I made this Mad Hatter costume head to toe (minus the socks and shoes). I finished most of it by creating my own patterns. My daughter, Kielyn, helped with all the “extra’s” for it. This is her real hair, teased and color sprayed. She looks awesome and almost identical to the Johnny Depp version of … Read more

Cool Boxtrolls Eggs Homemade Costume

Cool Boxtrolls Eggs Homemade Costume

After watching the movie hundreds of times, my 5-year-old son became obsessed with wearing a Boxtrolls Eggs costume for Halloween. It was very easy to make.For the box: I took a medium size box and cut it open to fit my son’s size. I then opened holes in the sides and glued velcro for closing. I … Read more

Cool Wonder Woman Costume for Girls

Cool Wonder Woman Costume for Girls

I think that my little girl looks like Wonder Woman, so I decided to put together a cute costume for her. I started by taking a red glittery shirt that she had from Christmas and I cut the sleeves off. I sewed a white strip of fabric to the red sleeves to make it look … Read more

Awesome Genie on Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Awesome Genie on Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Who wouldn’t want to go on a magic carpet ride?! When my 5 year old daughter, Sophie, told me she wanted to be a genie, I knew I had to take it to the next level, as “just a genie” was too boring to me. I make her costumes every year, and love a challenge. … Read more

Cool DIY Poison Ivy Costume

My daughter Kaylie. I came up with the idea because our family was going to do the Bad Guy villain theme. I sprayed her hair red. I made the boots by painting them with green paint then green glitter. I also hot glue gunned leaves to the boots. I made her shirt by cutting out … Read more

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Costume

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Costume

My son is on the Autistic Spectrum and gets consumed by certain subjects, characters, objects and movies. He watched Transformers probably more then 50 times. He loves Transformers and one of his most favorite one is Bumblebee. We wanted to buy a costume and we looked everywhere, but he was not satisfied with any of … Read more

Vibrant African Elephant Costume

Vibrant African Elephant Costume

My 11-year-old girl has loved elephants since she was a toddler. Her room is decorated in African elephants. I decided to make her an elephant costume using vibrant African print material. The most time-consuming part of this costume was cutting strips of fabric and sewing them together before cutting out the pattern (McCall’s 6809 vintage). … Read more

Unique Ice Cream Push-Up Costume!

Unique Ice Cream Push-Up Costume!

I was looking for something simple and cheap.  I was thinking of something round, like a can or something. Then remembered that my son loves push-ups so that was it.  I purchased two 50 cent poster board at the dollar store.  Then found the pale orange vinyl tablecloth at Hobby Lobby for the ice cream … Read more

Awesome Frankenstein Costume for a Boy

Awesome Frankenstein Costume for a Boy

I created this Frankenstein costume for my son Faisal from scratch. He needed a character from a book for the book week. I bought a leather fabric which is used for the car seats. I then sewed the jacket and glued the extra fabric on an old trousers using the hot glue gun. the small … Read more

Cute Cotton Candy Costume

Cute Cotton Candy Costume

This Cotton Candy costume was for my daughter. We all went as baseball themed. I started with an old t- shirt. I bought tights that had cotton candy and ice cream on them. I used pillow batting and hot glued it to the pants and shirt. Once dried I sprayed it with candy pink spray paint. Her … Read more

Coolest Inside Out Character Costume – Anger

Coolest Inside Out Character Costume - Anger

Halloween has always been a big thing around our house. Each year we try to top our costumes from the years prior. This Halloween we decided to make Anger from Inside Out for our 5 year old son. Items we used: Concrete tube form (purchased at Home Depot) Red Fleece (Angers Body) White Fabric (Anger’s … Read more

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

I made this Carf Fredricksen costume from a few boxes. Carl was a family affair for bookweek. A  clay molded face was created on top of a box to make the head and lots of hot glue.  Carl’s face slowly came together. The box was heavy but it sat nicely on my daughters shoulders and … Read more

Cool F-16 costume

Cool F-16 costume

We got the Idea for the F-16 costume right in this site, from Kristina R. First we made a paper model to get the picture. Then we measured and cut two cardboard pieces, and cut a crack in one to them to let the stabilizer (two pieces of cardboard, each is folded, taped to the … Read more

Awesome Chef Salad Costume

Awesome Chef Salad Costume

Although it’s cute to see a little princess or cheerleader on Halloween Night prowling the neighborhoods collecting candy for her parents (let’s be honest), I want my daughter to stand out from the crowd. Each year I strive to create a costume for my young daughter that is truly one of a kind and that … Read more

Big Orange Homemade Monster Costume

Big Orange Homemade Monster Costume

This is my 10 year old dressed in an original homemade monster costume as BOB, The Big Orange Blah. Around Halloween time, when my daughter was three, she hid behind a door and waited. When I came into the room, she jumped out and yelled ìBig Orange Blah!î I laughed pretty hard. I thought it … Read more

Farm Combine John Deere Costume

Farm Combine John Deere Costume

My son is in love with combines and insisted on being one for Halloween. This John Deere costume was a fun idea for both of us to do together. Farm Combine John Deere Costume Instructions We used a diaper box, shoe box and trash bag box for the body. The “unloader” was made with wrapping … Read more

Coolest Recycled Peacock Halloween Costume

Coolest Recycled Peacock Halloween Costume

I made this peacock Halloween costume once before for my girl when she was 3. Now she is 7 and wanted to be a peacock again. Recycled Peacock Halloween Costume Instructions I took the old costume (which was too small) apart. I used the back and side pieces and the front piece from old costume … Read more

Transforming Optimus Prime Costume Design

Transforming Optimus Prime Costume Design

I spent the past month and a half working on my son Logan’s transforming Optimus Prime costume design for Halloween. He loves Optimus Prime so Daddy decided to let him feel like he was actually Optimus Prime. Turns out there are costumes out there like this on the web, so I tried to be as … Read more

Coolest Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

Coolest Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

The idea for this transforming Optimus Prime costume was inspired by my son’s love of Transformers. During the first quarter of 2015, this love turned into an obsession. While discussing random real-life objects, such as ceiling fans, bulldozers, clocks, etc., he would constantly ask the question “But…can it transform?” He also began walking and talking … Read more

Pretty Homemade Peacock Costume

Pretty Homemade Peacock Costume

I made this pretty homemade peacock costume for sweet little Princess Isabel who asked me if I could. She learned about how Peacocks fan out their tails and was fascinated with their colors as well. So, being one that is always up for a challenge, I got started by having her show me things that … Read more

Glowing Jellyfish Costume

Glowing Jellyfish Costume

My 8 year old daughter wanted a glowing Jellyfish costume for Halloween. OK. Here’s how we pulled it together. Glowing Jellyfish Costume Instructions We took an old sombrero and spray painted it blue. Then we filled it with a long coil of bubble wrap. Next, we added silver party bag filler for sparkle. Then we … Read more