Coolest and Cheapest DIY Claw Machine Costume In Town

DIY Claw Machine Costume

My son ran up to me and said “MOM! I want to be a claw machine for Halloween”. I gave him quite the look and then thought in my head “that would be really cool, I can do it!” We searched on Pinterest for ideas but I wanted it to look his own – not … Read more

Cute DIY Marshall from Paw Patrol Child Costume With Fire Truck

paw patrol child costume

After seeing some awesome DIY costumes that other children were wearing on Halloween last year, I decided to give it a try and make one for my 5 year old son to wear this year. There’s something about homemade costumes that I love. They’re so much more special than any store bought costume. I’m also … Read more

Cool Handmade Evil Purple Minion Costume

DIY Evil Purple Minion Costume

My son wanted to be an evil purple minion costume for Halloween, so mama couldn’t disappoint! So, this handmade costume took about 16+ hours. Most of the time spent creating it was making templates and doing trial runs. Materials Needed for my Evil Purple Minion Costume BODY *Project foam (I went to Joann’s and measured … Read more

Coolest Recycled DIY Dragon Princess Costume

Dragon Princess

This was a hard one everything but the kitchen sink in here. Most of it was recycled from a dumpster. A lot of foam like would be used in a sofa. I started with crutches and curved them around the body. Then I re-enforced with 2×4’s the neck has a sewer pipe and  boards in … Read more

Cool Homemade Thomas The Tank Engine Costume

thomas the tank engine costume

My son is now 3 and has been a Thomas fan since he stole our neighbour’s Thomas Train at 10 months old! So I had to make a Thomas the Tank Engine costume for him. Making Thomas the Tank Engine Costume We used a diaper box. He helped paint it blue on the middle and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Norfolk Southern Train Costume

norfolk southern train costume

So, our son, Cole, has been in love with trains since he was about two years old. He loves to watch the Norfolk Southern trains pass through.  When he was two he said he wanted to be a train for Halloween. If you look on the internet there are tons of ideas for Thomas – … Read more

Cool DIY Voodoo Doll Costume for a Woman

Voodoo Doll for a Woman

This is me as a voodoo doll for a Halloween party at work. It was a group costume, so there were two others identical to me. You can wear this in a group or alone. It was fairly simple to make. The black shirt, shirt, tights and shoes all came from a thrift store. I … Read more

The Cabin in the Woods DIY Couple Costume

DIY couple costume

The Brains Behind our DIY Couple Costume I have a rule for Halloween. I like to keep it traditional and dress up as something scary or at least scaryish (whether it is Jason Vorhees or Corpse bride…basically, I avoid a ‘mean girls’ outfit at all costs). So year after year, I’m getting closer and closer … Read more

Coolest DIY Halloween Costume: Ancestral Viking Costume

viking costume

So I discovered several months ago that my dominate ancestry was Scandinavian (Viking), so I began researching this ancient culture and watching History Channel’s “Vikings” and I became hooked!  I decided I wanted to be a Viking Shield Maiden, Lagertha from the show, this Halloween!  Thus began my 2-month long journey to create my viking … Read more

Adorable DIY Madea Halloween Costume for a Toddler

My 14 month old daughter is wearing this costume. My mom use to dress me up as a little old lady when I was younger so I wanted to continue the tradition. I grabbed my moms shirt, my grandmother’s wig and pearls, some old toddler glasses and removed the lenses and some stuffing for her … Read more

Super Inexpensive Queen Of Hearts Adult Costume

Super Inexpensive Queen Of Hearts Adult Costume

Every year the company that I work for puts on a Halloween Costume contest. Me, being the avid DIYer and crafter that I am, knew that a store bought costume just wouldn’t cut it. Also, the cheapness in me, wouldn’t allow me to spend a ton of money on a costume. I hit up my … Read more

Coolest DIY Marionette Puppet Costumes and Puppeteer Costume

marionette puppet costumes

We had a great time creating the marionette puppet costumes and won $500 in a local costume contest at the Cotton-Eyed Joe in Knoxville, TN!  We are all from different cities in Nashville, TN; Huntsville, AL and Knoxville, TN, so we had to send texts back and forth of costume and makeup ideas, etc.  We improvised … Read more

Coolest Giant Homemade Cactus Costume

homemade cactus costume

Last year, I moved to the Southwest, and wanted to celebrate with something southwest themed. Roadrunner? Cotote? Chile pepper? Nope… I went with an 8-foot tall giant saguaro cactus. The entire homemade cactus costume was made in about 4 hours, using chicken wire and Green duct tape, plus a little weather stripping and green pipe … Read more

Cool Homemade Roblox Costume of my Son’s Avatar

This is a a living version of our sons avatar hutjip. We handmade the hands, torso, shoulders, legs, and head by cutting  and painting pieces of cardboard and plastic shapes. The torso reflects the black jacket and green shirt over jeans of the avatar he created in the Roblox game. The head features mesh covered … Read more

Scariest DIY Horror Movie Characters for a Family Costume

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For our annual Halloween party, we needed a family themed costume. We wanted to do something a little different and came up with each of us being iconic horror movie characters (keep in mind our kids had no clue who these characters were!). My goalie son just had to be Jason and my daughter with … Read more

Scram! Easy Homemade Oscar the Grouch Costume

Oscar the Grouch

My super cool Oscar costume I made inspired by a shaggy green sweater! This costume was easy to make and required only minimal supplies. I used a plastic garbage can for the body and the lid for the hat. Then, I bought the sweater and wig at a thrift store and made the banana peel … Read more

Mysterious DIY Black Gold Saw Anime Costume

anime costume

Black Gold Saw is from one of my favorite anime shows and I wanted to show my love for this character by creating this anime costume. Making the Anime Costume For the making of the sword, armor, belt and horns I created my own pattern and drew out the separate pieces to be put together … Read more

Cool Homemade Clash of Clans Video Game Family Costume

Clash of Clans Family Costume

Our family decided to dress up as characters from the Clash of Clans video game. My hubby was a Barbarian, my son the Wizard, my daughter the Witch and I the Angel. Most supplies were bought at thrift stores and the dollar store. The barbarian head is constructed from a card board box and covered … Read more

DIY Cute Group Costume Idea – The Sanderson Sisters

cute group costume idea

Inspiration for our Cute Group Costume Idea Last Halloween, my family and I were watching my favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, and I knew that had to be our next costumes for a cute group costume idea.  In high school and my early 20’s I didn’t get into Halloween until I realized I was missing … Read more

Adorable DIY Costume: Minion Girl

miniongirlcostume

We covered a trash can with yellow fabric and made the eye glasses from jar lids and fabric. The overalls were picked up from a local goodwill with the logo added in fabric. The hairs are pipe cleaners drilled into the top. You can improve vision by not going with the brown for the eyes … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pokemon Halloween Costumes for Kids

pokemon halloween costumes

My kids have watched all the Pokemon cartoons/movies over and over and with the excitement of the Pokemon Go game this year they knew they just had to be Pokemon Halloween costumes of Ash and Pikachu. I always make their costumes myself and so this would be no different. Making the Pokemon Halloween Costumes Ash’s … Read more

DIY Funny Couple Costumes: Huge Homemade Bra Costume

funny couple costumes

In coming up with our funny couple costumes, I was trying to think of a way to mock the “risque” theme of Halloween costumes for young adults. No offense to anyone who chooses to dress up with little clothing. You do you, boo boo! Taking Inspiration From Sexy Costumes Thinking about how many outfits really accentuate … Read more

Cool Homemade Monsters Inc Family Costumes

monsters inc family costumes

Take a look at the supplies and instructions I used to make our Monsters Inc family costumes. Sully’s Costume Supplies ($110) Blue fur fabric – 4 yds, but almost 1 yd leftover (ebay) Gray fabric (Joann) Black felt (Joann) Zipper (Joann) Horns (Amazon) Purple paint (Michaels) Constructing Sully’s Costume The pattern was made using my husband’s … Read more