Best Homemade Jack Skellington Costume Ever Made

homemade jack skellington costume

My 6 year old son Braylon loves Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. I looked at all the costume stores but not only was it unfairly priced, everything looked so cheap and the masks were terrible. I thought, “There is no reason I cant make this..and better!” My mom always made costumes for my brother … Read more

Insanely Awesome Homemade Yukon Cornelius Costume

yukon cornelius costume

Hello, my name is Stephen Simantiras and I am an Industrial designer from Morristown, NJ. I love designing and building a new Halloween costume every year that challenges my skills and knowledge of materials and different processes. Consequently, here is how I came to make this Yukon Cornelius costume. Growing up during the Christmas season meant … Read more

Cool Jack Skellington Costume

Coolest Jack Skellington Costume

My company had a Halloween themed party this year and I was so excited about it. My husband and I debated what we would be this year as he normally doesn’t like to dress up, but he saw my excitement and got into the spirit. Making the Jack Skellington costume After we came up with the idea for the … Read more

Oogie Boogie and Mayor Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costumes

Oogie Boogie and Mayor Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costumes

We didn’t start off with the intention of making Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween costumes. Originally the plan was to make Star Wars AT-ST two legged robot costumes out of cardboard, but then one thing led to another and we decided to recreate the infamous Oogie Boogie and the Mayor from the Nightmare Before Christmas. In … Read more

Cool Jack the Pumpkin King Costume

Cool Jack the Pumpkin King Costume

After I spent my first Halloween with my now husband, I knew I had hit the jackpot. I had found someone that loves Halloween as much as I do. Each year we try to out-do the year before. While we usually do something that is recognizable, we love doing costumes that remind us of our … Read more

Christmas Tree, Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch Costumes

Christmas Tree, Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love competing in contests!  I try to make costumes that make people smile and they can relate to.  Usually I choose a weather theme but this year I decided it would be more for fun and not competition (well, that’s how it started at least.) My husband is … Read more

Thranduil Costume from “Battle of the Five Armies” Cosplay

Thranduil Costume from "Battle of the Five Armies" Cosplay

This year I set out with the goal of outdoing my last year’s Halloween costume, which was quite the undertaking!  Last year I wanted a costume I would be able to wear to the premier of the final Hobbit movie, so I decided to try my hand at building  Thranduil’s costume from “The Desolation of … Read more

Mini Jack and Sally Skellington Costumes

Mini Jack and Sally Skellington Costumes

These are my children Trinity (2) and Jordan (5)! Jacks head is made out of paper mâché and Sally’s dress and wig is hand stitched. I used hotglue, acrylic paints, puffy paint, yarn! The most difficult part had to be the Paper mâché because that head itself took 2 weeks! Originally got the idea off … Read more

Cool Ice Queen and Jack Frost Couple Costume

Cool Ice Queen and Jack Frost Couple Costume

I worked on both Halloween costume for about 6 months. I usually have an idea of what I want but somehow end up changing it as I go. Ice Queen Top: I used wood laminate lining, corset boning and led lights. Skirt:  I used a regular white pencil skirt, tulle at the bottom and lace to … Read more

Jack Skellington Sr. and Jack Skellington Jr Costumes

Jack Skellington Sr. and Jack Skellington Jr Costumes

Every year we dress up in some sort of them! Since we are a family of 6 it can get difficult to think of something where we can each dress up. This year we chose  Nightmare Before Christmas because I bought an inflatable last year that was perfect for the theme! I have four kids, … Read more

Original Costume Idea: The Dog Zero

Original Costume Idea: The Dog Zero

The Nightmare Before Christmas! It’s such a crazy, fun, theme isn’t it? We dressed up as a family, but here I am showcasing my daughter’s fabulous look that night! This costume took about 3-4 hours to make in total time, but it was worth every minute! Here is how I made it: I bought a … Read more

Oogie Boogie Halloween Costume

Oogie Boogie Halloween Costume

I got my idea of my costume from the of fair I seen the Oogie Boogie costume dare and I thought about it that would be a fun costume and I can make it better so you not. Every Halloween everybody want to be Jack skeleton or Sally for Halloween and Oogie is left out … Read more

The Grinch Costume with Laytex Mask and Makeup

The Grinch Costume with Laytex Mask and Makeup

I have been a huge fan of The Grinch ever since I was young. I am very creative by nature so naturally I love hair and makeup. I have been obsessed with the costume design and makeup in the movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”. I remember wondering how long it took them to do … Read more

Elf on a Shelf DIY Illusion Costume

Elf on a Shelf DIY Illusion Costume

I made this DIY illusion costume for my daughter. I always enjoy trying to come up with unique costumes for Halloween but this year winning the school Halloween Fun Fair Costume Contest was all my daughter could talk about. It had to be GOOD and it had to be different! After numerous hours of searching … Read more

Simple DIY Oogie Boogie Costume for Any Age

Simple DIY Oogie Boogie Costume for Any Age

This costume is going to be the easiest thing you can make for Halloween and may wear years to come. Items: Tons of burlap (you can buy it at home depo) Measuring tape Scissors Black marker Black Yarn Light Brown thread Yarn Needle Black Material Pipe cleaner or wire Glue gun You want to start … Read more

Cool Nightmare Before Christmas Costume: Oogie Boogie

Cool Nightmare Before Christmas Costume: Oogie Boogie

I made this cool Oogie Boogie Nightmare Before Christmas costume for my boyfriend for Halloween and we were really happy with it. A group of us decided to do Disney villains and he decided straight away he wanted to be Oogie Boogie from Nightmare before Christmas. The Nightmare Before Christmas costume took about 2 weeks … Read more

Realistic Sally Costume from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Realistic Sally Costume from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Ever since its release in 1993, The Nightmare Before Christmas has been my favorite movie. From the movie’s unique claymation style to the intriguingly bizarre storyline, this movie is well-known by most for good reason. Duplicating Sally’s image was definitely a challenge (that lasted many hours, especially mixing enough paint to cover my entire body … Read more

Lady Oogie Boogie Costume

Lady Oogie Boogie Costume

I’ve always love dressing up as villains, and what better villain to be than the iconic Oogie Boogie costume! “And if you aren’t shakin’ Then there’s something very wrong ‘Cause this may be the last time now that you hear the boogie song.” I wanted to do a feminine twist on the character so I knew … Read more

Awesome Nightmare Before Christmas Group Costume

Awesome Nightmare Before Christmas Group Costume

Like a snowflake tumbling down a hill, it gathers more snowflakes until it becomes a big beautiful snowball. Cosplaying The Nightmare Before Christmas started for us as a single snowflake. The love of cosplay began long after the love of the movie, it just seemed fitting that they become one someday. As little girls, dress … Read more

DIY Sally Costume from Nightmare Before Christmas

DIY Sally Costume from Nightmare Before Christmas

This Sally costume was originally a thrown together, not quite last minute Halloween costume. I loved it so much though, that the next year I put more work into it. I reworked parts of the dress, which literally was pieces of clothing and scrap fabric haphazardly sewn together. I used a comfortable Tee that was beginning … Read more

Great Nightmare Before Christmas Group Costume

Great Nightmare Before Christmas Group Costume

We always enjoy Halloween. This year we decided that we would do Nightmare Before Christmas and our son would be Sam from Trick r Treat I did Oogie Boogie (my Husband, Troy) first, he is really just a large stuffed pillow from burlap. I sewed the arms on and put foot holes in the bottom. … Read more

Homemade Halloweentown Sora Costume

Homemade Halloweentown Sora Costume

The would-be (if I ever had the time or money) cos-player in me approached this with a sense of… well let’s be honest, I put it off till the last possible second so that I had no choice but to approach with the sense of I gotta get this done!. My boyfriend is a big … Read more

The Grinch Who Stole Halloween Costume

The Grinch Who Stole Halloween Costume

The Grinch Who Stole Halloween, by Erin Pegram. What a Grinchy trick! Just when you thought that the Grinch grew a heart, well, Christmas presents are one thing, but candy is a different story! The GRINCH’s heart was pounding the beat of a different tune, “Maybe Halloween isn’t all about the screams, maybe perhaps, it’s … Read more