The Grinch that Stole Halloween Costume Idea for a Child

The Grinch that Stole Halloween Costume Idea for a Child

My son has always been creative in his choice for Halloween costumes…thinking if he can think it mommy can buy it/make it for him. As well from the age of 1.5 years his most favourite movie ever was The Grinch that Stole Christmas (the Jim Carrey version) so not surprisingly he wanted to be the Grinch when … Read more

Mary Poppins and Burt the Chimney Sweep Cute Couples Costume

Mary Poppins and Burt the Chimney Sweep Cute Couples Costume

I always go all-out for my halloween costumes. I spend months and months before the big day scouring Goodwills and consignment shops for just the right piece that will complete my costumes. My Mary Poppins costume was no exception, and it was probably my hardest challenge. Every piece of clothing, down to even the shoes, … Read more

Cute Camilla Cream Costume from A Bad Case of Stripes

Cute Camilla Cream Costume from A Bad Case of Stripes

Each year, my daughter’s school holds an event around Halloween time called Literature on Parade. Students are able to choose a popular literary character to dress up as, in lieu of dressing up as a witch, ghost, or superhero. The skill feels as though this is more educational than celebrating Halloween. So my daughter and … Read more

Original Costume Idea Based on the Children’s Book: Caps for Sale

Original Costume Idea Based on the Children's Book: Caps for Sale

This original costume idea based on the Children’s Book: Caps for Sale was inspired by one of my son’s favorite storybooks by Esphyr Slobodkina”. I referred back to the book often when making this costume, for various details. I was able to borrow most of the clothing for the costume because the actual clothing is … Read more

Cool Cindy Lou Who Homemade Girls Halloween Costume

My Amelia takes her precious time every year trying to pick just the PERFECT costume... some how every year she picks a costume that TOTALLY fits her

My Amelia takes her precious time every year trying to pick just the PERFECT costume. Some how every year she picks a costume that TOTALLY fits her original look. This year she FELL IN LOVE with the idea of a Cindy Lou Who hair do! Our first step was to find a black and white … Read more

Coolest Homemade Thing 1 Costume and Thing 2 Illusion

Homemade Thing 1 Costume and Thing 2

This homemade Thing 1 costume and Thing 2 illusion wasn’t a Halloween costume. We made this costume for Dr. Seuss Day but it came out so great I wanted to share it. I suggested Thing 1 and Thing 2 thinking I could make red costumes for my daughter and her little friend. She said No … Read more

Where The Wild Things Are – Amazing Couples Costume

My wife, being an elementary librarian, came up with the idea of honoring Maurice Sendak with this year's costume.  We always do homemade costu

My wife, being an elementary librarian, came up with the idea of honoring Maurice Sendak with this year’s costume.  We always do homemade costumes, but these took more work than normal. Papier Mache Heads: Each head was constructed out of paper pulp papier mache over a punch balloon.  Each layer took 2 days to dry … Read more

Coolest Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

I’ve made many Halloween costumes before, but when I decided this year to make the Where the Wild Things Are costume, I was not really sure what I was getting into. I knew it was going to be larger and more elaborate than anything I had built before. I made this decision a little more … Read more

Coolest Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Costume

Coolest Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Costume

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and every year I try to be creative and come up with something unique and fun. I usually start brainstorming months in advance and start collecting materials in September or early October. This year I knew I wanted to take inspiration from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” … Read more

Mr Men and Little Misses Homemade Costumes

Mr Men & Little Misses

We wanted to show that Covid-19 doesn’t have to take away our joy and that we can still celebrate as a family and have the best of times creating and enjoying our homemade costumes! We wanted to make everyone smile – especially now – and we succeeded! And we wanted to outdo ourselves with our … Read more

Cutest Ever Homemade Thing 1 and Thing 2 Couple Costume

Thing1 and Thing2

My best friend and I have always called each other Thing 1 and Thing 2. We’ve always talked about actually dressing up like them on Halloween for years! My best friend moved away 6 years ago, so we haven’t celebrated Halloween together in years. This year she said she was coming to town PreHalloween weekend so we can … Read more