Cool Homemade Sesame Street Family Costumes

Cool Homemade Sesame Street Family Costumes

My 2 year old son is obsessed with Cookie Monster (and cookies in general) and insisted on being him for Halloween.  This meant that I had to plan our costumes around this theme and make sure they were warm as it is always freezing here on Halloween! Elmo and Cookie Monster were very simple.  We … Read more

Coolest Homemade Muppets Group Costume

Coolest Homemade Muppets Group Costume

I always loved the Muppets, so I decided that for 2014 I would make our family the Muppets. I picked the most recognized characters, Miss Piggy, Kermit the frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the great and one of his chickens, and of course, Animal. I am not a professional, I don’t even know how to read … Read more

Wacky Wavy Inflatable Tube Man/Woman Costume

Wacky Wavy Inflatable Tube Man/Woman Costume

About a year ago, I saw a viral YouTube video of an inflatable tube man costume. I thought it was hilarious and it definitely piqued my interest. However it wasn’t until recently, when Carvana featured an inflatable tube man in its now infamous commercial, I found the catalyst needed to act upon my enthusiasm. So … Read more

Muppet Mayhem Fozzie Bear and Sweetums Costumes

Muppet Mayhem Fozzie Bear and Sweetums Costumes

My husband and I were invited to join a group of people going to a local Halloween celebration as Muppets. We didn’t think we would have the time or the energy to make costumes that would do justice to the greatness that is the Muppets, so we kindly declined. Destined to spend Halloween eating pizza … Read more

Awesome Homemade Oscar the Grouch Costume

Coolest Oscar the Grouch Costume

I decided to do Oscar the grouch because i had seen many different types of costumes for him. I remember watching Sesame Street and thought it would be a great idea to do. I had seen someone online make a replica of him and thought how hard could it be. 1 month later and some … Read more

Courage the Cowardly Dog Eustace and Muriel Costumes

Courage the Cowardly Dog Eustace and Muriel Costumes

My friend and I decided on Eustace and Muriel costumes this year because Courage the Cowardly Dog happens to be one of our favorite series. We made the costumes with the help of our seamstress. For Muriel it was easy. We just got two yellow cloth sheets and sewed them into the proper shape. For Eustace … Read more

Amazing Wild Animal The Muppet Costume

Amazing Wild Animal The Muppet Costume

I started the costume early September, however I’ve had the idea since about may. Every year I try to out do my costume from the year before and last years was pretty good so I had to come up with something eye catching, fun, wild, one of a kind, get the crowds attention and applause … Read more

My Little Lamb Chop Dog in Costume

My Little Lamb Chop Dog in Costume

Ever since my dog was a young puppy she liked to be held on my hip like a toddler and everyone always commented on her coat. Growing up, Lamb Chop was one of my favorite shows and while toy shopping for her birthday I found a toy of Lamb Chop and noticed how similar she … Read more

Cute Reading Rainbow Costume for a Baby

Cute Reading Rainbow Costume for a Baby

My son is only 7 months, and too small to eat candy or go trick or treating, but that doesn’t mean he cant get dressed up right?! I was watching the news about the Kickstarter that reached enough money for Reading Rainbow to come back, and BOOM the idea hit me! I Googled Reading Rainbow … Read more

Cool Homemade Sweetums the Muppet Costume

Cool Homemade Sweetums the Muppet Costume

I’ve made pretty elaborate costumes in the past, but don’t go overboard every Halloween.  I wasn’t planning on something real time consuming, until I saw a car commercial that featured some of the Muppets.  One sighting of the Muppet called Sweetums and I knew that’s what I was going to make.  The best feature of … Read more

Coolest Muppet Family Costumes

Coolest Muppet Family Costumes

Though Halloween is one of our most favorite times of the year, it can truly be difficult to enjoy in the Midwest. It is cold and usually rainy here in October! You will often find that unless you have an indoor party to celebrate at, your costume is typically buried under several layers of cold … Read more

Coolest Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch Costumes

Coolest Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch Costumes

Although my two daughters are getting older, they still love Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch! And believe me, each costume really does fit each one of their individual personalities! Once they decided what they wanted to be this year, I quickly got to work on the patterns, since I knew that I was going … Read more

Sesame Street Costumes with Papier Mache Masks

Sesame Street Costumes with Papier Mache Masks

The basic structure of the Sesame Street mask consists of a balloon, which was covered with papier mache. Cover 3 layers. Then the balloon was pierced and cut open from below so that the head could fit in. The mouth area was formed with chicken wire, after which the whole mask is further coated with … Read more

Fraggle Rock Papier Mache Masks

Fraggle Rock Papier Mache Masks

The basic structure of the Fraggle Rock mask consists of a balloon, which was covered with papier mache. Ca 3 layers. Then the balloon was pierced and cut open from below so that the head fits in. With chicken wire  the mouth area was formed, after which the whole mask is further coated with papier mache. … Read more

Electric Mayhem Muppets Group Costume

Electric Mayhem Muppets Group Costume

I have always loved the Muppets and this year I decided to make the Muppets band. These costumes were a great hit at Boston Pizza in Orangeville ON. The whole night was posing for photo`s because everyone wanted one. I made the heads by paper macheing balloons for the heads, stretching fleece over the heads, … Read more

Family Muppet Costumes

Family Muppet Costumes

Animal, Beeker, Janice, Dr. Teeth and Abby Cadabby were our family theme for our Halloween costumes this year.  First, let me just say that I do not know how to sew very well. Therefore, my method of construction is usually the fabulous glue gun. My youngest son (8 yrs old) was Animal so let’s start … Read more

Bringing Pee Wee Back for Halloween

Bringing Pee Wee Back for Halloween

As Halloween approached I was feeling very uninspired about what costume I was going to be for my baseball team’s annual Halloween party. I had a couple lack luster ideas floating around my head, but nothing that got me excited. Since time was short I had basically resigned myself to just doing something from the … Read more

Sesame Street Yip Yip Alien Costume for any Age

Sesame Street Yip Yip Alien Costume for any Age

We decide to dress up as Yip Yip Aliens from Sesame Street for Halloween this year.  If you don’t know who they are, then look up ‘yip yip Aliens’ on YouTube and prepare to laugh! We thought they would be good costumes cause they are good for any weather (particularly in Cold Canadian Halloween), and make … Read more

Cool DIY Animal from Muppets Costume

Cool DIY Animal from Muppets Costume

I made the head from paper mache, felt, cardboard, mountains of yarn, plastic, foam a hard hat, and lots of hot glue! I fashioned his outfit from thrifted and recycled materials. We used foam tubing to cut each link in his chain then used silver spray paint to make them look like a real chain. … Read more

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Solo (Group) Costume

Pee Wee's Playhouse Solo (Group) Costume

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. When I was a kid it was all about the candy, the trick or treating, the school parties and hardly about the costume. When I got older and became more of a class clown I found Halloween as a fun way to get laughs at school by wearing … Read more

Awesome Halloween Costume Idea: Muppet Versions of Ourselves!

Awesome Halloween Costume Idea: Muppet Versions of Ourselves!

My girlfriend Gem and I are avid Halloween costumers, and always have some big elaborate costumes we scramble to do at the last minute (inevitably calling out of work a day or two after getting a late start). For years, we’ve talked about doing Muppet versions of ourselves that we could wear and be ridiculous … Read more