Coolest Bowser and Mario Couple Costume

Coolest Bowser and Mario Couple Costume 25

My Grandsons love Nintendo video games and this year they asked me to make them Bowser and Mario. I have been using plumbing pipe insulation (will refer to it as foam) for several years to form a variety of costumes. I originally found it when wandering around the hardware store looking for something that I … Read more

Coolest Shamu Trainer Costume

Homemade Shamu Trainer Costume

My friend’s daughter has always been infatuated with Sea World and Shamu since she was 4yrs of age, now 10 she still has the dream of becoming a Shamu trainer. I made her this Homemade Shamu Trainer Costume. Materials List: 1/2″ PVC piping Foam pipe insulation for ½ in pipes 1 sheet of foam sheeting … Read more

Coolest Batman and Batcycle Costume

Homemade Batman and Batcycle Costume

Jacob, my 4 yr old, is Batman here… I made his bat utility belt out of card board and duct tape. You can make interactive boxes for storing a cable for climbing and Velcro items like spy glasses so he can use them. The Bat cycle is made of cardboard and duct tape completely. There … Read more

Coolest Homemade White Rabbit Costume

Homemade White Rabbit Costume

My daughters were in an “Alice in Wonderland” themed dance last summer. We decided to go for the Disney version of Alice and the White Rabbit Costume. My oldest was the White Rabbit with pieces put together from thrift shop finds and alterations done by me: – bunny hat from a bunny costume; – black … Read more

Coolest Homemade Human Cannonball Costume

Homemade Human Cannonball Costume

Materials needed: For Costume: White long-sleeved t-shirt ($3 from WalMart) White baseball pants ($2 from thrift store) Fabric paint: red, blue and silver glitter ($1 each) White felt ($0.50 from fabric store) Red fabric for cape ($4 from fabric store) Red bike helmet ($8 at WalMart) For Cannon: Concrete tube ($10 at Home Depot) Spraypaint: … Read more

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

Coolest Venus Flytrap Costume 8

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