Homemade Bad-Girl Ursula Costume

Bella is "Bad-Girl Ursula"

The last costume I made was over 20yrs. My 3yr old niece wanted to be “Bad-girl Ursula. I had no clue until she showed me pictures, it took me 2mos. to come up with a design and make the octopus legs look real. I got bumpy material cut it in octopus shape, sew opposite sides … Read more

Cool Homemade Raining Cat and Dogs Costume

Raining Cat and Dogs

I ordered an umbrella hat and glued cotton balls to it then I spray painted  gray/ black to make it look like storm clouds. I added “blinking tea lights” and put them under the cotton so it looked like lightening flickering. I added paper lightening bolts hanging down and then hung stuffed tiny cats and … Read more

DIY Angler Fish Costume for a Future Marine Biologist

Angler Fish costume for a future marine biologist :)

My son’s birthday is on Halloween, therefore he is very passionate about that holiday. He loves ocean creature and his favorite is Johnson’s angler fish, so that is what he wanted to be on Halloween. I am not a very creative person, but figured I will take on the challenge and create it for him. … Read more

Sexy God and Goddess DIY Toga Costumes

Sexy God and Goddess Toga

I had ordered costumes online for this party, and as luck would have it, they were too small! So I threw these together with a couple of sheets I had for a photo backdrop, a red curtain, some leftover ribbon, and a few Christmas ornaments. I cut the sheet into a tunic for the Gods … Read more

Uplifting Ghostbusters Logo Costume for Cancer Patient

Uplifting Ghostbuster Logo Costume for Cancer Patient

I was recently diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and while having many tests, a surgery and treatment meetings with radiation and chemo doctors, I was waiting for my chemo start date and trying to take my mind off what was one of the most terrifying times in my life. My mom and step-dad had come out … Read more

Awesome Homemade Dad and Baby MechWarrior Costume

Awesome Homemade Dad and Baby MechWarrior Costume

Years ago I saw other dads on several other costume websites make a mech suit for their kids. I’m here to keep the torch list and keep the inspiration for others moving forward. This dad and baby Mech Warrior costume took about 2 months to make, both a lot of fun and a lot of … Read more

D.I.Y. McDonald’s Hamburglar Costume

D.I.Y. McDonald's Hamburglar Costume

This costume took me 4 days to create for a Halloween event at my job. The only two things that I bought brand new was the prison suit and wig. Everything else I borrowed or already had at home. The cape was created from used graduation gowns I bought from a thrift store. Overall costs … Read more

Coolest DIY Costme Nun-Chuck from Minions: The Rise of Gru

With my actual nunchucks (and Kevin!)

The Despicable Me film franchise has been my obsession since I had seen the film on my 25th birthday in 2010 after a fun-filled trip to Dave & Buster’s (which I have done almost every year for my birthday…except in 2020 when COVID hampered my plans to do whatever I wanted to do when that … Read more

Homemade Zombie Zipper Costume That’ll Freak You Out!

Homemade Zombie Zipper Costume That'll Freak You Out!

About 15 of us had arranged a Halloween fancy dress night out and I always enjoy making my own outfits so I thought I’d have a go at a zipper face look but as a zombie. The mask is made from liquid latex, tissue paper, cotton wool a little foam and some zips. As I’d … Read more

Coolest Homemade Firetruck Costume for a Toddler

Coolest Homemade Firetruck Costume for a Toddler

This year for Halloween I asked my almost 3 year old what he wanted to be for Halloween, and due to his obsession with firetrucks of course he said a firetruck. So I Googled images of firetruck costumes after looking at various other costumes I thought to myself, it cant be that difficult. So to … Read more

Cool Homemade “Shark Week” Group Costume

Cool Homemade "Shark Week" Group Costume

These costumes were epic!  The best we have ever done. We won overall best costume at one of the costume contests in West Des Moines, IA. When other people are asking to take pictures with you, then you know you did good!! I was sitting on the couch watching TV one day, and saw previews … Read more