Coolest Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes

Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes

These Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes were made by my mom. Blake is a fisherman and she used cardboard and posterboard to make the boat. Each board is cut out separately and she used silver paper to punch out nail heads. On the back to the boat is the name “Double Trouble” in red. To … Read more

Coolest Flamingo Homemade Costume

Flamingo Costume

My niece goes to a Christian school and their theme for Halloween was Noah’s Ark. So you had to come as an animal. Well my brother is a very creative Dad and he wanted her to be an animal no one else would go as. So he asked her what she wanted to be and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cinderella Custume

Homemade Cinderella Costume

This is my version of a Cinderella costume. I made it for a convention. I went there with my friends, so all together we were Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland, Sally from ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ and Peter Pan. For my homemade Cinderella costume I bought some satin fabric in blue and white – 4 meter … Read more

Cool Pippi Longstocking Halloween Costume

Pippi Longstocking Halloween Costume

I told my daughter that it would be cool for her to be Pippi Longstocking for Halloween last year. She had no idea who that was. So I found a book and this web page, and she looked through both. She didn’t decide on a Pippi Longstocking Halloween costume untill this year, 2008. I bought … Read more

Coolest Mini Christmas Tree Costume

Homemade Mini Christmas Tree Costume

I don’t know about you, but for me, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, running a close second to Christmas. My love of these two holidays inspired me to come up with my oldest son’s Mini Christmas Tree Costume years ago and replicate it again this year for my 3 year old. SUPPLIES: 1 … Read more

Coolest Homemade Glowing Jellyfish Costumes

Homemade Glowing Jellyfish Costumes

My daughter has started school and is loving learning about animals. Her favorite is the jellyfish so I thought why not let me try to make Glowing Jellyfish costumes for her and her cousins. Things needed: Sombrero or hat Tack board bubble tape shredded Mylar (gift bag filler – iridescent) battery powered LED lights (white … Read more

Coolest Frog Costume

Homemade Frog on a Lilly Pad Costume

My son loves frogs. This year he wanted to be a “Cool” frog. So I started working on his costume. First I made the Lilly pad from a piece of cardboard (found the cardboard at a furniture store). I cut it out and attached the rope. I bought two sweatshirts at a thrift store. Cut … Read more

Coolest Cinderella and Prince Charming Couple Costume

Homemade Cinderella and Prince Charming Couple Costume

I created a Homemade Cinderella and Prince Charming Couple Costume. For Cinderella I started with a sewing pattern for a leotard. I altered the pattern to get a v neck in the front and I wanted cap sleeves I like in the R&H Cinderella that Brandy and Whitney Huston are in. The only problem with … Read more

Coolest Homemade Insect Catcher Costume

Homemade Insect Catcher Costume

I want to share with everyone the product I use that has truly changed my Halloween costume making and has made anything possible. After years of experimenting with paper mache (too heavy), wire and fabric (not stable enough) and many other methods, I finally found plumbing pipe insulation. This is extremely light weight, bendable, sturdy … Read more

Coolest Homeless Child Costume

Homemade Homeless Child Costume

This Homemade Homeless Child Costume probably goes better for kids seeming how it’s meant to be funny. **Note from Elad (Editor): Along with the comments below, this costume sparked a heated debate over on our Facebook page. Take a look…

Coolest Homemade Bat Costume

Homemade Bat Costume

My names Kimberly Valles, I live in Southern California and I currently submitted Jack the Skellington homemade costume. This is my Bat Costume creation I made just recently. As you know I’m a costume designer trying to open my own business. I made that bat costume out of many different fabric material and wire hangers. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Jeepers Creepers Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Jeepers Creepers Halloween Costume Idea

My 9 year old grandson Connor tries to bear with me each year when I make him a costume, he gives me a strange look, then he gets into that character after he puts the costume on. He was a real trooper this year, though. Back to back he won two contests Saturday and Sunday … Read more

Coolest Venus Flytrap Costume

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My daughter loves Venus Flytraps and wanted to be one for Halloween. I purchased a 2 plastic flower pots, green and red felt, green pipe cleaners and two large fake flies, 1 inch thick foam and silk leaves. We also used spray adhesive. First, I cut the foam into two large half circles for her … Read more

Coolest Bull Rider Costume

Coolest Bull Rider Costume

My son Sawyer is 2 1/2 years old and is obsessed with bull riding. That is all he talks about and watches on TV. I thought this Bull Rider Costume would be the perfect costume for him. Sawyer named his bull “Dean”. This costume was a hoot and had many heads turning as he walked … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cruella DeVille Child Costume

Homemade Cruella DeVille Child Costume

My daughter is 7 and decided that this year she wanted to be Cruella De Ville for Halloween. Since they don’t make this costume in her size, I knew that it would have to be homemade, even though I am not a good sewer. She was very excited throughout the preparation and thrilled with her … Read more

Cool Pippi Longstockings Costume

Pippi Longstockings Costume

I used the copper wire idea and it worked great for the hair of this Pippi Longstockings costume. A few bobby pins kept it in place on the top of her head. It was one long piece of wire that was bent to fit the shape of her head and slide into the braids to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Butterfly Costume Designs

Homemade Butterfly Costume Designs

Homemade butterfly costume designs: So my girls wanted to be butterflies for Halloween this year. Well, I did not want to go and buy some cheap (or not so cheap) butterfly wings, when I knew that I could make them myself. And while I was at it I did not want them to be tiny … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lemonade Stand Costume

Homemade Lemonade Stand Costume

My daughter tossed a lemon to me. “I want to be a lemonade stand for Crazy Day at camp” she exclaimed. “OK” I said, “but we need to use it for Halloween too, and we must include the dog!” And with that, our Homemade Lemonade Stand Costume was born. We worked together to come up … Read more

Coolest Homemade Bunch of Grapes Halloween Costume

Homemade Bunch of Grapes Halloween Costume

This homemade bunch of grapes Halloween costume is the easiest and the cheapest costume I have ever made! The best part is it only took about half an hour to put it all together. The shopping list is one purple long sleeve shirt, 50 purple balloons, one pack of safety pins, 2 sheets of green … Read more

Coolest Chipmunks Costume

Alvin & The Chipmunks Costume

My nephews were dressed in the Chipmunks costume for Halloween. I bought red, green, and blue long-sleeved turtlenecks from the thrift store. I already had the yellow felt for the A on Alvin’s shirt and the red baseball cap. Then we used Harry Potter glasses for Simon. The shoes we got at Wall-Mart for $5/pair. … Read more

Awesome Homemade Pippi Longstockings Halloween Costume

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My daughter decided she wanted to be Pippi Longstocking for Halloween this year. We started by checking out local thrift stores to find a blue jumper and boots. After striking out at three stores, I decided we needed a different strategy. Ultimately, we found both the jumper and the boots on eBay for a total … Read more

Coolest Jurrasic Park Dinosaur Costume

Jurassic Park Dinosaur Costume

This is my Jurrasic Park Dinosaur costume from Jurassic Park movie I made for my Son Joshua. I started with some black foam pad used for upholstery. I shaped the head first sculpting the contours and used yellow foam for the teeth and half a yellow plastic Easter egg for the eyes. You can put … Read more

Coolest Homemade Car Engine Costume

Homemade Car Engine Costume

Our Nine year old son came up with the idea for this Car Engine Costume and the whole family kind of ran with it. We started with a large box donated by a local store, next we laid out the arm and head holes to fit his size. We used plastic water bottles for the … Read more