Coolest Frozen Head in Fridge Homemade Costume

Frozen Head in Fridge Costume

The frozen head in fridge costume started out as a water heater box. I cut it down the left side to make the “doors” then placed a piece of cardboard in the bottom of the “freezer” section that rested on my daughters head. We spray-painted the entire thing white and placed bent cardboard on the … Read more

Coolest Homemade SpongeBob and Plankton Couple Costume

Homemade SpongeBob and Plankton Couple Costume

When my daughter decided that we would dress up in Spongebob this year, I just couldn’t find the “perfect” Spongebob costume anywhere. My son, the little character that he is, decided he wanted to be Plankton, because he is EVIL, ha. Well, forget about trying to buy one of those. So being the crafty person … Read more

Coolest Homemade Luke Skywalker Pilot Costume

Homemade Luke Skywalker Pilot Costume

To my surprise, my 5 yr. old son wanted to be Luke Skywalker as a X-Wing Pilot for Halloween (thanks to the Lego Star Wars games). Since it was not the popular character costume of the season, I needed to make his costume again. (I made his “Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Halloween Costume 24”). After researching … Read more

Coolest Homemade Paratrooper Costume

Homemade Paratrooper Costume

My son wanted to be a paratrooper with a parachute. I went online and ordered a military uniform. Then I went to the local party store and purchased (4) Gold balloons in the shape of the number 1 and some white curling ribbon. It helps to have two people to construct this, one to hold … Read more

Coolest Construction Crane Costume

Homemade Construction Crane Costume

This year when I asked my 3 ½ year old son what he wanted to be for Halloween I couldn’t help but think “Oh great!! Just my luck!?”. This was the first year he had a specific request for a costume – he wanted to be a crane!!- With a wrecking ball!!! All I could … Read more

Coolest Wolfman Costume

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I wanted to make all of the original “scary” monsters since last year. I was able to get done with two of them. Here is The Wolfman! I found some stamps at a garage sale that were the heads of these monsters! So I carried The Wolfman around in my pocket for a week before … Read more

Cool Smurfs Costume

Smurfs Costume

I try to get my three kids to dress in similar costumes for Halloween. Then we recycle the pictures I take and use them as our Christmas cards. This is one of my favorites. Have a “smurfin” Christmas! I bought regular white t-shirts for the girls and sewed lace around the bottom edges. Then I … Read more

Coolest Pagemaster Costume

Adventure Book Costume from the Pagemaster Movie

This is my Adventure Book (Pirate) character costume from The Pagemaster movie I made for my Son Joshua. I started with a cardboard frame and glued on some thin foam carpet underlayment that is shaped into the book form in the back and glued the seams with contact cement. The arms were cone shaped and … Read more

Coolest T-Rex Dinosaur Costume

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My four-year-old son loves dinosaurs and wanted to be a T-Rex for Halloween 2011. I constructed the T-Rex Dinosaur Costume in four components: head, tail, suit, and feet. I decided to build it this way to allow my son to easily take off the tail to sit in a chair or take off the head … Read more

Coolest Farmer In The Dell Costume

Coolest Farmer In The Dell Costume

My daughter came home from preschool one day singing “Farmer in the Dell” and the idea just clicked. My husband works on computers and Dell is a well known name in our house so this Farmer In The Dell Costume was just too funny. I started out by cutting a circle in the top of … Read more

Coolest Haunted House Homemade Costume

Homemade Haunted House Costume

Check out the Coolest Homemade Haunted House on YouTube: Our 8 year old helped make the ULTIMATE Homemade Haunted House Costume to complete our family’s Haunted theme this Halloween. Completely homemade, this walking house of fright, has strobe; black and other battery operated lights illuminating its’ wicked paper mache tree, various clay-made creatures, and “stained” … Read more

Coolest Kids Smurf Costumes

Homemade Kids Smurf Costumes

I really enjoy making my children’s costumes. After seeing my kids watch The Smurfs a million times, I knew exactly what they would be for Halloween. Smurfette: I used an old summer white dress, cut out a flower from felt and placed a blue circle in the middle. (taken from a leftover piece of Brainy’s … Read more

Coolest Ever Driving R2D2 Halloween Costume

Ever Driving R2D2 Halloween Costume

The whole thing started when my son wanted to be something from Star Wars, as all little boys are apt to do at some point in their childhood. We pulled into my in-laws & my eye fell on an old R2D2 cooler (like the kind you find at a gas station) laying in their side … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lighthouse Costume

Homemade Lighthouse Costume

My son Jordan decided he wanted to be a light house and instead of saying no, I said “SURE”! This was fun but tricky to make. I ended up building the frame with wire mesh cutting each peace out and then wiring them together with a stiff gauge wire. My hands got cut up pretty … Read more

Coolest Lemon Laura’s Ice Cream Truck with Whiteboard

Coolest Lemon Laura's Ice Cream Truck with Whiteboard - with lights on

Lemon Laura’s Ice Cream Truck was a big hit at a school Halloween dance and town parade where she could easily maneuver around with the lights glowing, ice cream truck song playing, ringing her bell. She could also relax in a chair inside the costume while children drew and wrote on the whiteboard side of … Read more

Coolest Homemade Graveyard Costume

Homemade Graveyard Costume

How do you make a graveyard spookier, more realistic, and more “haunted?” This year our kids went with a haunted theme together. Our oldest son (11 years old) was set on being a walking graveyard. What he ended up with was a graveyard scene to beat all graveyards. We incorporated battery operated led lights, strobe … Read more

Cool Homemade Yellow Submarine Costume

Angus in his Yellow Submarine Costume

My 4 year old son went through a serious Yellow Submarine phase where we had to watch the movie and read the book almost daily. I created this out of foam and felt.

Coolest Yo Gabba Gabba Homemade Costume

Plex - Yellow Robot from Yo Gabba Gabba

My son decided for this Halloween, he wanted to go as one of his favorite television characters – Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba. While we were in our local home repair center, we came across some concrete forming tubes – giant cardboard tubes about 4 foot long and 12 inches in diameter. PERFECT! After a … Read more

Coolest Medieval Lady Princess Costume

Coolest Medieval Lady Princess Costume

While my young daughter was thinking a “princess” I had something more along the lines of a medieval “Lady” in mind. This Medieval Lady Princess Costume was fabricated entirely with findings and fabric scraps I had already so the cost was $0 for me. I had a green satin and a gold silk fabric, and … Read more

Coolest Ice Cream Truck Transformer Costume

Homemade Ice Cream Truck Transformer Costume

I’m an artist living in Austin, TX who spends every September and October working on my kids Halloween costumes. Transformers is the theme this year – again! My daughter wanted a Transformer costume and the only girl-friendly character I could think of is the ice cream truck Transformer from the second movie. The Homemade Ice … Read more