Coolest Tim Burton’s Sally Costume

Coolest Tim Burton's Sally Costume

We always have a themed Halloween party at work and we REALLY get into it! This year’s theme was undead/living dead. And since I’m not very good a scary, I thought I’d do something cute. I immediately thought of Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas because she is such a recognizable (undead) character and wouldn’t require much … Read more

Coolest Oogie Boogie Costume and Baby Sally Doll

Coolest Oogie Boogie Costume and Baby Sally Doll

We named our daughter Sally, after the character in the ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’. My plan was to dress up in an Oogie Boogie costume and carry her around not only for Halloween, but a horror convention as well. My first problem was that there are very few homemade Oogie Boogie costumes to buy and the … Read more

Larger Than Life Jack Skellington Costume

Larger Than Life Jack Skellington Costume

This Jack Skellington costume is completely homemade. It took over four months of design and planning for one of my favorite screen characters of all time to come to life in a costume. It has always been a recurring thought of mine to do Jack every year. This year I was finally afforded with enough … Read more

Family Nightmare Before Christmas Costumes

Family Nightmare Before Christmas Costumes

Since my husband and I got married and had children, I have always wanted to do a group Halloween costume, and this year, I finally got my wish, family Nightmare Before Christmas costumes! It started out with my son wanting to be Jack Skellington and then my husband decided he wanted to be Oogie Boogie. … Read more

Family Nightmare Before Christmas Theme Baby Zero Costume

Family Nightmare Before Christmas Theme Baby Zero Costume

We needed a baby costume for our family Nightmare Before Christmas theme, so we decided to create a Baby Zero costume for our newest addition. Any cloth will work as a cloak. Sew red ribbon around neck for collar. Buy a plain white baby hoodie. Buy a Styrofoam cone and cut it in half. Hot glue … Read more

Heartwarming Grinch and Cindy Lou Who Costumes

Heartwarming Grinch and Cindy Lou Who Costumes

EVERYONE wanted their pictures taken with us this Halloween! My husband is notorious for being the original “Grinch”! Every Christmas he wears his red Grinch shirt and his green Grinch hat, complete with tassels. It was an obvious choice for us to be the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who this year! Everywhere we went, my … Read more

Death Can’t Part Us Skellington Costumes

Death Can't Part Us Skellington Costumes

How did we come up with this Mr. & Mrs. Skellington costume idea? A couple of years ago I was shopping for pumpkins at a local store. Carving pumpkin has always been one of my favorite activities for Halloween! As usual I was taking my time trying to find the perfect pumpkin for the design … Read more

Homemade Jack Skellington Toddler Costume

Homemade Jack Skellington Toddler Costume

My daughter is two and a half, and this year would be her first time really trick or treating. When I asked what she wanted to be for Halloween, she said “JACK!”( from the nightmare before Christmas-> her favorite movie, she watches it everyday) so naturally, I started trying to find a costume online. I … Read more

Amazing Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Costume

Amazing Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Costume

I have always loved the Nightmare Before Christmas! I know there are many fans of the movie and over the years, have seen some great costumes. At the same time there are some pretty cheap ones you can buy which just don’t do justice. Five years ago, I saw a great Jack Skellington costume walking … Read more

Coolest DIY Oogie Boogie Costume

Coolest DIY Oogie Boogie Costume

Our 8 year old daughter decided she wanted to be Oogie Boogie from Nightmare before Christmas this year. Of course this is not  a costume you can find online or in stores – SO I knew I needed to get to work. I purchased burlap, hobby wire, black & brown embroidery floss, black yarn and … Read more

Cool Sally and Jack Skellington Child’s Couple Costume

Cool Sally and Jack Skellington Child's Couple Costume

I have always enjoyed the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Just so happens so do my kids! So I decided to make my son Jack. I had been looking from material for awhile and never found anything I liked for Jack Skellington. I finally found the perfect one online and ordered way too much. lol. … Read more

Elf on The Shelf Costume for a Boy

Elf on The Shelf Costume for a Boy

Well to start off, my son Trace who is seven came up with the idea of being the Elf on the Shelf. He has one; his name is Woody the elf and Trace absolutely loves him. He really wishes he could be around all year. So the search for the elf on the shelf stuff … Read more

Elf on the Shelf Costume

Elf on the Shelf Costume

This Elf on the Shelf costume idea was foes after my daughter won first place in the school costume contest at last years Halloween party! I created a demon! Haha! She was determined to win again this year so the pressure was on! I brainstormed and somehow came up with an Elf on the Shelf … Read more

Amazing Jack Skellington Costume for a Boy

Amazing Jack Skellington Costume for a Boy

My son absolutely loves the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” We watch the movie at least once a week, sometimes up to three times in just one day! So of course He decided he wanted to be Jack Skellington for Halloween. I looked everywhere and was unable to find a costume to purchase, so I … Read more

Cool Jack and Sally Siblings Costume

Cool Jack and Sally Siblings Costume

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because I get be creative and the kids really like to challenge me to see if I can pull it off.  This year I suggested that they be Jack and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas and they loved the idea.  So now, off to work. The patchwork … Read more

Creepy Zombie Lou Who Costume

Creepy Zombie Lou Who Costume

I had been wanting to make a Cindy Lou Who costume from the live action version for years and was not willing to get a store bought costume as I so often don’t because making your own is so much fun! By the end of the summer I already gathered materials like teacups and fake … Read more

Easy and Impressive Cindy Lou Who Costume

Easy and Impressive Cindy Lou Who Costume

I had wanted to make this Cindy Lou Who costume for a few years. And I finally just decided it was time. I had the hair on my head and the rest was so easy to make that I just went for it. I made the cloak and the skirt. I had no pattern for … Read more

Jack and Sally Kids Costume

Jack and Sally Kids Costume

This was my first time attempting to make a costume. And because I have 2 kids..I wanted the costumes to complement each other. I was surprised when both my kids told me they wanted to be none other than Jack Skellington..Now they’d been watching the movie almost every day a month before Halloween. I just … Read more

Authentic Handmade Sally Costume

Authentic Handmade Sally Costume

My mom made this Sally costume using hand-dyed colored burlap from Fabric on a Whim.  She hand-cut the patches, sewed them on and used black thread to stitch it to an old dress I had that was kind of stretchy.  She used dark purple and brown Sharpie brush tip markers to draw patterns on the … Read more

The Coolest Jack Skellington and Zero Costume

My son wanted to be Jack Skellington this year and wanted to make his own costume. My son is four so I knew I was in for a treat with doing most of the work. But I didn’t mind at all we are very crafty people.  I started looking up on how to make Jacks … Read more

Cool Buddy the Elf Costume

Cool Buddy the Elf Costume

I bought a ladies velour shirt for 2 bucks at local flea market, added white fur and gold trim. Wig was a lil wild, but all we could find.the shoe covers were made out of foam. I bought the thick white cotten tights and used rit dye to get the the bright yellow. The belt … Read more

The Merriest Christmas Story Family Costume

The Merriest Christmas Story Family Costume

This year, I must say halloween was a big success.  We decided just after last halloween we wanted to do A Christmas Story theme and had to wait a whole year to pull it off. We were a little disappointed that many people at our annual church party did not get our costume theme (to … Read more