Homemade Scarecrow Costumes

Homemade Scarecrow Costumes

These his and her homemade scarecrow costumes were created for my daughter and son. I wanted unique costumes that were original and I came up with scarecrows. My children agreed with the idea and I explained it to their sitter. Their sitter then made the idea come to life with all sorts of hidden features. … Read more

Optical Illusion Jet Pack Costume

Optical Illusion Jet Pack Costume

My son wanted to be a boy and a jet pack this year, so we started searching the internet for jet pack costume ideas. He has been doing optical illusion costumes since first grade. He is now in 7th grade. Every year, starting in September, people start saying they cannot wait to see his costume … Read more

The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Refrigerator

The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Refrigerator

Before going back to work I made costumes for my kids at Halloween. Thing 1 and Thing 2: 2 M&M’s, Washer and Dryer and the A Lion’s Den with my son in a lion costume watching a homemade TV. Fast forward one more kid. Two layoffs, no health insurance and depleted savings no more home-made … Read more

LaLa Loopsy and Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

LaLa Loopsy and Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

Okay, So I have always been super crafty, I don’t consider myself right or left-handed but “Craft Handed” instead. Last year I decided, what the heck, I should make my kids’ their Halloween costumes myself! So I did. I have no sewing machine and no funds for a fabric store so with my very trusty hot … Read more

Coolest Emmett Lego Minifigure Costume

Coolest Emmett Lego Minifigure Costume

A little about my Lego minifigure costume: My 5 year old son, Riley, loves Legos, and especially The Lego Movie. One night we were discussing what he wanted to be for Halloween and I decided that I would attempt to make him his favorite character from The Lego Movie, Emmett. Lego Minifigue Costume Supplies Plastic Tupperware-like … Read more

Cool Mail Carrier and Postage Stamp Couple Costume

Cool Mail Carrier and Postage Stamp Couple Costume

We have had the same mail carrier for the past 5 years. Her name is Cheryl and she always delivers the mail around noon time. When the weather is nice my kids and I often eat lunch outside, so seeing Cheryl and visiting with her has become a regular part of our day. As my … Read more

Coolest Slurpee Costume

Coolest Slurpee Costume

Since we are a family of Slurpee junkies, what more fitting than a homemade Slurpee costume? Sure, anyone can purchase a ready made costume and put it on, but where is the originality in that? The hardest part was coming up with the best materials to bring it together. For the cup, it is 2 … Read more

Inkling Boy Costume from Splatoon

Inkling Boy Costume from Splatoon

This costume was  much fun to make! I started off with the tentacle hat, cut out the shapes needed to re-create the idea of the hat. Cut out circles and put them on the tentacles and spray painted them for the suction effect. The was made out of Perler beads (yellow, brown and green) attached … Read more

Sharknado Hits Halloween Town

Sharknado Hits Halloween Town

My daughter, granddaughter Lilly age 9 and I were brainstorming on what to make for Lilly’s costume. Halloween being her favorite holiday she helps come up with an idea that makes her stand out. During this past summer, we all attended a back yard neighborhood party where we all watched the third movie in the … Read more

Girl and Dog Costume – Rainbow and Pot of Gold

Girl and Dog Costume - Rainbow and Pot of Gold

Meet Glory my little sunshine and her loving dog Karma. We knew they wanted to dress up together so that is where the brainstorming began. I’m not really sure who said “Rainbow and Pot of Gold” first but it stuck. The pot of gold wasn’t too hard to make. I made hot glued a bung … Read more

Smaug and Legolas Couple Costume from the Hobbit

Smaug and Legolas Couple Costume from the Hobbit

My nine-year-old daughter Dani loves dragons (and snakes, lizards, alligators, tarantulas, scorpions, sharks, etc.), and her favorite dragon is Smaug from The Hobbit (she claims he was just misunderstood). We read the book as a family a couple of years ago and she just loved it. She decided a while ago she was going to be … Read more

Cruella de Vil Costume

Cruella de Vil Costume

My 6 year old daughter watched the movie 101 Dalmatians over the summer and felt in love with the movie. When I asked what she wanted to be for Halloween, she reply Cruella. I thought it was going to be easy just to go and buy the costume, but it was as easy. Most of … Read more

Fantastic Homemade Child Villain Costume – Ursula

Fantastic Homemade Child Villain Costume - Ursula

Last year our 5 year-old daughter Riley wanted to be Maleficent! Knowing that there would be 100’s of little Maleficent’s running around, due to the recent release starring Angelina Jolie, I asked Riley if there was another thing she wanted to be that would make her feel special and stand out. Immediately she said Ursula! … Read more

5 Nights at Freddy’s Springtrap Costume

5 Nights at Freddy's Springtrap Costume

Every year starting in September I’ll start asking my boys what they’d like to be for Halloween. The standard answer is usually something like Mario or a Ninja. But this year’s answer was the one I’d been waiting for…”Dad I want to be Springtrap”. Awesome let’s get to work! The costume was made using 1” … Read more

Cute Edward Sisscorhands Costume

Cute Edward Sisscorhands Costume

We transformed Rex into Edward Sisscorhands! The following items were used: Walmart: Plastic Silver Knives Black Duct Tape Black Gloves Keychain Rings GoodWill: Black wig Black turtleneck & sweatpants Black belts Borrowed: Black rain boots Rex got dressed in the turtleneck and sweatpants. I think started to duct tape his arms (I had to take … Read more

Unique Welding Girl Costume

Unique Welding Girl Costume

Our little niece told us last year right after Halloween camping; that she wanted to be a welder this year, this blew her Uncle’s mind. To have his little buddy want to emulate him was outstanding. Thus I began the scouting for the items we would need to accomplish this. Her uncle is a welder … Read more

Zoltar Speaks Halloween Costume

Zoltar Speaks Halloween Costume

The best part about this costume was making it with my kids! We saw this machine at an amusement park we went to and thought what a perfect idea for a costume! We used a lot of card board and tape. My daughter is an artist so she painted the wall sconces and the words … Read more

Amazing Baymax Cosplay Costume

Amazing Baymax Cosplay Costume

So our boy loves big hero 6 and really wanted to be his hero Baymax for Halloween. So then the challenge began, hours of researching cosplay techniques and tutorials on how to take a simple foam floor mat and turn it into a shinny metallic looking piece of armor fit to stand the heaviest battles. … Read more

Cool Homemade Crane Machine Costume – The Claw

Cool Homemade Crane Machine Costume - The Claw

My costume came about because my son asked specifically for a claw machine costume. We had made a homemade costume last year, and everyone loved it! I think he wanted something different that everyone would once again love. We started off by getting a big box from my husbands job. Then we went to the … Read more

Creative Gumball Machine Costume

Creative Gumball Machine Costume

I ask my kids what they want to be every year. My daughter always comes up with some great ideas. This year she wanted to be a gumball machine. My mother used to make my costumes when I was little and I have continued the tradition with my own kids. Supplies: red fleece, gray and … Read more

Extravagant Maleficent Costume

Extravagant Maleficent Costume

My daughter wanted to be a beautiful character. The idea of being Maleficent made her so excited! She already had the awesome green eyes so we knew it would be a perfect costume for her! For the robe, we used suede fabric and free hand cut the shapes we needed and then took an old … Read more

The Most Realistic Oscar the Grouch Costume Ever!

The Most Realistic Oscar the Grouch Costume Ever!

My son and I were watching Sesame Street like we usually do. On this particular day when Oscar the Grouch came on his face lit up! “I know what I want to be for Halloween this year” he exclaimed. “I want to be Oscar the Grouch!” Of course I had to ask him why. He … Read more

Elaborate Ursula the Sea Witch Costume

Elaborate Ursula the Sea Witch Costume

Every year my little girl chooses a different Disney Villain. This year she decided she wanted to be Ursula the sea witch since her cousin was going to be Ariel. She wanted to look evil but still wanted be beautiful at the same time! For the bodice and the tentacles, we went to our local … Read more

Adorable LittleBigPlanet Sackboy Costume

Adorable LittleBigPlanet Sackboy Costume

My nephew decided that he wanted to be Sackboy, the adorable Playstation creation. I started with an upside down laundry basket, and an extra large cable knit sweater from the local Goodwill store. Next came a lot, and I mean a lot of burning hot glue. The new hot glue gun I bought had a … Read more