Creative Grocery Bag Costume Idea

Creative Grocery Bag Costume Idea

My grandson Justin came to me and said he was tired of the same old halloween costumes and wanted something really different for his last year in elementary school for their Halloween parade.  We sat down and did some brainstorming and came up with the idea of a bag of groceries.  .we took brown paper … Read more

Cowboy Dragon Rider Illusion Costume

Cowboy Dragon Rider Illusion Costume

This is Jared at about age 7. These are two costumes we had from earlier years we thought would look good sewed together, it took alittle patience and some vision but I think the work paid off.It looks great and is very wearable and stylish, and with his cosplay while wearing it he brought it … Read more

Adorable and Easy to Make Jelly Fish Costume

Adorable and Easy to Make Jelly Fish Costume

While my 4 year old was getting ready for bed one night, I inquired about what he wanted to be for Halloween this year.  Without hesitation, he said that he wanted to be a Venus fly trap or a jelly fish.  So I set out to make this happen.  After a walkthrough of the craft … Read more

Cool Scorpion Costume for Under $20

Cool Scorpion Costume for Under $20

When my son said he needed a scorpion costume to go with his school animal report on scorpions, I thought OMG, why couldn’t he have chosen something easy, like owls.  But his report was almost done, and it was too late to turn back. So I turned to Google Images; I thought surely someone has made a scorpion costume … Read more

Cardboard Box Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

Cardboard Box Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

My son Danial loves transformers. I’m mean really loves transformers! Especially Optimus prime. So this year I decided to make his costume. I found a homemade Optimus Prime costume on Pinterest but it looked complicated. It took this guy 3 months to make. Don’t get me wrong, it looked amazing but just too complicated for … Read more

Amazing Handmade Samurai Costume and Armor For 8 Year Old Boy

Amazing Handmade Samurai Costume and Armor For 8 Year Old Boy

Our son wanted to be a ninja at first but realized that he was a ninja for a previous halloween.  We showed him a picture of a samurai and he said that was what he wanted to be.  After several design options his Dad found some old folders that looked leatherlike and were pretty stiff.  He … Read more

Pre-Historic Terror Bird Costume

Pre-Historic Terror Bird Costume

My son had been studying pre-historic animals in his class at school and wanted to be one for Halloween. So, I said something really stupid to him like, “Honey, I’ll make you whatever costume you want, as long as you can show me a picture of it.” (Remember, this generation of children are masters of finding anything on … Read more

Terrific (and Troublesome!) Terror Bird Costume

Terrific (and Troublesome!) Terror Bird Costume

My boys are unique.  They love animals.  And while they like some things other boys like (Doesn’t every boy go through a “dinosaur” phase?) they also like to investigate obscure animals that most of us have never considered before.  When other kids his age liked spiders and beetles, my son (at 3-years-old) decided that his … Read more

Girly Batman and Robin Costumes

Girly Batman and Robin Costumes

This year our girls wanted to be superheroes… with a girly twist.  We had seen this on Pinterest and set out to work.  I made tutus for each of the girls, cut out the shirt logos of felt and used fabric glue to attach to their shirts.  We added some leggings, sparkly boots, eye masks … Read more

Minion Boy Halloween Costume

Minion Boy Halloween Costume

So my child’s school heavily encourages making your own costume.  We support it in theory but quiver as we begin the task of asking ourselves, how are we going to make it?  This is an intimidating question when you lack sewing skills and when your child chooses a minion costume.  My only quasi-strength us a … Read more

Halloween Greeting Card Costume

Halloween Greeting Card Costume

Hello…my name is Margaret and I love to create the most unique costumes that my mind can handle!  I got the ideal when I was going to sell Mia’s Castle house (that folds up and down) *picture 1.  Then it was on, I bought all my stuff from the dollar store, Goodwill or Salvation Army.(not … Read more

Coolest Homemade Francesco Bernoulli Costume from Disney’s Cars

Coolest Homemade Francesco Bernoulli Costume from Disney's Cars

Leave it to my son to choose the 3rd or 4th main character in the Disney Cars movie.  The sequel, no less.  My four year old Jonathan wanted to be Francesco Bernoulli, the indy type race car from Cars 2, so away we went.  We started with some sketches, some cardboard, some masking tape, some … Read more