Charlie Brown Gang Costumes Welcome Great Pumpkin

Charlie Brown Gang Costumes Welcome Great Pumpkin

Halloween is our favorite holiday of the year and some of my favorite cartoons growing up are still part of our family’s Halloween traditions today. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special and 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Great Pumpkin. For us, the holidays haven’t officially started until … Read more

Awesome Peanuts Gang Family Costume

Awesome Peanuts Gang Family Costume

This years family costume was a classic take on the Peanuts Gang. My wife and I, along with our 7 children make up the timeless characters.The masks are all mostly made from paper mache. However, we added the use of foam for sculpting some features, and the creation of “Snoopy”. We represent “Pig-pen” Dad (37), … Read more

Peanuts Gang Costumes

Peanuts Gang Costumes

With the new Peanuts movie coming out, I wanted to introduce my kids to the wonderful world of Charlie Brown. So we watched a few clips on You Tube and they were convinced that this would be a cool family costume. Kevin and Eileen as Charlie Brown and Lucy, Abby (8) as Sally, Ryan (7) … Read more

Coolest Popeye and Olive Oyl Costumes

Coolest Popeye and Olive Oyl Costumes

This year my partner and I made Popeye and Olive Oyl costumes for Halloween. To create the disguise of Olive, we bought a red turtleneck sweater from a second hand store (EstrieAide located in the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec) and removed the turtleneck. I already had the skirt. To create the Popeye costume, we bought … Read more

Cool Maxine Greeting Card Costume

Cool Maxine Greeting Card Costume

I had so much fun with this costume! I gathered the materials from wherever I could find them! clothes, hat, sunglasses, Dr. Scholl’s and jewelry from Goodwill, white curly wig from my Halloween bin, coffee cup from my cupboard and some “new things” like sharpies, tape and wire fly swatters for the “card”. Dressing was … Read more

Awesome Peanuts Gang Group Costume

Awesome Peanuts Gang Group Costume

Making the Peanuts costumes for our school Halloween skit, I first tried to make the head out of paper mache but the punching balloons kept breaking and it was a messy disaster. So to Home Depot and craft stores I went  to see what I could find. After walking around placing items on my head … Read more

Crazy Maxine Thrift Store Costume

Crazy Maxine Thrift Store Costume

Let me just preface this by saying I’m an avid thrift store shopper. I also love, love, love the wicked, dry humor of the Maxine comics. So who wants to be a cute fairy or a sexy witch?  Apparently not me… Yep I am comfortable in my skin and I went all out to try … Read more

Peanut Gang Costumes Mardi Gras Style

Peanut Gang Costumes Mardi Gras Style

It began with an idea, the idea of a Peanuts gang style Mardi Gras float for the annual Lavonia Mardi Gras parade. The first idea turned out to be “not so smart” as we attempted to make the heads out of paper mache’ over balloons. The balloons burst in our faces, spreading wet, soggy paper … Read more

Charlie Brown Costume for World Book Day

Charlie Brown Costume for World Book Day

My 9 year old’s school was holding a “World book day” costume day and my son, Thomas, wanted to be completely different! We chose to do “Charlie Brown”. He wanted to have the biggest head ever, so, we went to Rhyl, a small seaside town near us, as that was the only place to buy … Read more

Cool Homemade Couple Costume Idea: Garfield and Jon Arbuckle

Cool Homemade Couple Costume Idea: Garfield and Jon Arbuckle

Much of our shopping for supplies took place at thrift stores. We shopped around at a few locations to find the correct colors for Jon’s pants and shirts, and the orange Garfield hoodie. Garfield’s skirt and tights were purchased new to match the color of the hoodie. A photocopier and fabric paint were used to … Read more

Fun Calvin and Hobbes Couple Costume

Fun Calvin and Hobbes Couple Costume

This Calvin and Hobbes couple costume was a great costume for my boyfriend and I to don on Halloween and for my boyfriend to try out as his first home-made costume! Calvin (Me): I colored a red shirt with sharpie to make the stripes, wore black shorts and a backpack I already had, and dyed white ked-like … Read more

Fun Homemade Charlie Brown and Lucy Couple Costume

Fun Homemade Charlie Brown and Lucy Couple Costume

Charlie Brown was the easiest. We just found an old yellow shirt and drew the pattern around the shirt. My mom made the dress but any blue dress could work. I got some white Keds and drew the black pattern on them. We found a Snoopy doll at the thrift store. So easy and we … Read more

Cute Couples Costume: Calvin and Hobbes

Cute Couples Costume: Calvin and Hobbes

I am the type of girlfriend that likes the idea of a couple’s costume at Halloween; it is “my thing”. With a mutual love of Calvin & Hobbes comics, we incorporated something that was “our thing” into our costume. Calvin was a given for me with the short blonde hair and all. The rest of … Read more

Coolest Sailor Jupiter and Tuxedo Mask Couple Costume

Coolest Sailor Jupiter and Tuxedo Mask Couple Costume

Halloween 2012 on Pex Project Battleship! Sailor Moon: Green Sailor Scout costume. Green skirt and white top, attached into a dress with a green collar and a big pink bow added to the front and the back.  White knee high boots with matching green knee high socks underneath.  White gloves with matching green around the … Read more

Cute Last-Minute Charlie Brown Costume

Cute Last-Minute Charlie Brown Costume

Charlie Brown was very simple. You need a yellow polo shirt, black shorts, yellow socks and brown shoes. You will need black fabric paint. You just draw the Chevron symbols on the yellow polo with the black fabric paint. The rest should be purchasable and WalMart. We also added a small stuffed Snoopy to his costume.

The Best Homeade Peanuts Gang Costume

The Best Homeade Peanuts Gang Costume: We purchased 19 inch beach balls and paper mached with 3-4 layers for our Peanuts gang costume. Balls were then reinforced with Kilz and cardboard aro

We purchased 19 inch beach balls and paper mached with 3-4 layers for our Peanuts gang costume. Balls were then reinforced with Kilz and cardboard around the opening. We then spray painted with flesh color. This process took 2-3 days (took a little longer to smooth). Hair was yarn for Marcy, Peppermint Patty, and Sally.  … Read more

Original Grown-Up Calvin and Hobbes Couple Halloween Costume

My favorite comic of all time (I have them tattooed on my body, for crying out loud), brought to life.  I opted to go for the realistic version

My favorite comic of all time (I have them tattooed on my body, for crying out loud), brought to life.  I opted to go for the realistic version of Calvin, as opposed to a cartoonish version.  The main reason was the hair.  I was finding his signature yellow spikes very tough to recreate, but I … Read more

Cheap Last-Minute Spy vs. Spy Halloween Couple Costume

Was entirely too busy preparing daughters costume to do anything for myself. So, while at dollar store I grabbed 3 pieces of poster board totaling $1

Was entirely too busy preparing daughters costume to do anything for myself. So, while at dollar store I grabbed 3 pieces of poster board totaling $1.50. Two white pieces for heads and one red for dynamite. Since it was Halloween time, I was able to find a “ball and chain” prop. I went home, made … Read more

Cheap and Easy Popeye and Olive Oyl Couple Halloween Costume

This was the fourth halloween that my boyfriend and I spent together, and I wanted to be something cute together since we\'ve never dressed up as a

This was the fourth Halloween that my boyfriend and I spent together, and I wanted to be something cute together since we’ve never dressed up as a couple before.  Popeye and Olive Oyl seemed to be the cutest and easiest costumes to make. Being the broke college students we are, I wanted to spend the … Read more

Coolest Popeye and Olive Oyl Couple Halloween Costumes

The Popeye costume was a combination of: a simple navy v-neck, a cut-out from a red polo, corn cob pipe, sailor hat, yellow bias tape belt, navy heat

This is how I made these Popeye and Olive Oyl couple Halloween costumes The Popeye costume was a combination of: a simple navy v-neck, a cut-out from a red polo, corn cob pipe, sailor hat, yellow bias tape belt, navy heat seal trim on the sailor collar, work boots, light blue dockers, and the tattoos … Read more

Coolest Homemade Spy vs. Spy Couples Costume

What's better than the classic Mad character's of Spy vs Spy?  When they are the chosen Halloween costumes for brother and sister who are just

What’s better than the classic Mad character’s of Spy vs Spy? When they are the chosen Halloween costumes for brother and sister who are just as zany and cunning as the characters themselves. Two of my children wanted to do something together and came upon this idea. While figuring out the head piece, especially the … Read more

Coolest Popeye and Olive Oyl Couple Costume

I sewed white cotton material to the inside of a red shirt and flapped it outside the neck and sleeves.  I turned a pencil black skirt inside ou

I sewed white cotton material to the inside of a red shirt and flapped it outside the neck and sleeves.  I turned a pencil black skirt inside out and sewed the red stripe to it. I wore brown uggs with white athletic socks.  I wore my hair in a tight bun and sprayed it into … Read more