Coolest Homemade Vacuum Cleaner Costume – This Costume Doesn’t Suck!

This Costume Doesn't Suck!

It doesn’t suck literally or figuratively. The literal not sucking is a compromise of my 4-year old son’s original vision of having a vacuum costume that could even suck up candy when trick-or-treating. He settled on a backpack where he could pretend play that the candy got vacuumed. He was thrilled with the result and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Panic! at the Disco Toddler Costume

Tour ready 10-month old miniature frontman, Brendon Urie, from Panic! at the Disco

For my son’s first Halloween, I decided to dress him up as frontman to rock band’s Panic! at the Disco, Brendon Urie – circa his Pray for the Wicked tour era. This may sound oddly specific, but this year has changed my life, much in thanks to the band and Brendon Urie, himself. My son … Read more

Whimsical Homemade Mad Hatter Costume

Whimsical Homemade Mad Hatter

Here’s my handmade Mad Hatter Costume.  The only thing store bought was the wig.  I love any character that Johnny Depp plays! I made the hat out of a cardboard box and sewed fabric on the interior and exterior.  The jacket I bought at a thrift shop and added the sleeve ruffles and the bird … Read more

Cool Homemade Ursula Costume

Poor unfortunate souls

Honestly, this homemade costume was pretty difficult to make.  My mind is creative, but my body and skills just can’t keep up.  I had no pattern, but there are plenty of helpful sites out there that gave me some ideas.  So I got started on my Ursula costume.  It was definitely trial and error.  It was … Read more

A Scary DIY Waitress Costume

The Scareiest Waitress Costume every made for women

My fictional costume character is referred to as “The Waitress”. I didn’t have to do very much to get this costume together, everything I had was right in my house because I dabble in dressup and costumes all the time, from making my own blood to finding the right kind of shoes to wear. The … Read more

Cool Atreyu and Falkor Dad and Daughter DIY Costume from Nevereding Story

Cool Homemade Dad and Daughter Costume - Atreyu and Falkor from Nevereding Story

My family loves costumes and dressing up for Halloween. Since our youngest child was born, I’ve really enjoyed dressing up with her. Our dad and daughter costumes have become something I look forward to every year. I’ve always loved the movie The Neverending Story. We’ve watched it many times as a family and recently my 7 … Read more

Homemade Anubis Costume

ANUBIS COSTUME

This costume was made for an office party we had that had an Egyptian theme Sure, I knew there would be a lot of pharaohs at the party so I decided to be the Egyptian god of the underworld – Anubis. The mask was made by using a base of a predator mask and other body garments were hand … Read more

Homemade White Witch from Narnia Costume

All homemade creative White Witch Costume for fun teachers

So every year I love that 1 day! World book day!!! As a T.A I love to encourage and inspire children always. This year for world book day I decided on Jadis the White Witch from Narnia costume.Not an easy look but nothings impossible!!! So I get planning probably a year before as I want … Read more

Girl in a Flamingo Pool Float Couple Costume

Girl in a a flamingo pool float

So this one is completely unique idea we come up with. Making the costume took us a couple of days, but the costume got many feedbacks and compliments! The material we have used: For the flamingo: Pink feather boas Goggle eyes Elastic Scissors Glue Pink, black and Yellow EVA Half styrofoam ball Pink headband For … Read more

Awesome Lego Movie Costumes

Awesome Lego Movie Costumes

My boys and I have watched The Lego Movie at least once every weekend since it came out on DVD back in June. We still love it every time! We decided around July that they would be Emmet and President Business for Halloween. They boys were excited, but I was probably more excited to get … Read more

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Movie monsters of the 1980’s and 90’s have been a huge influence on my personal artwork, and I wanted to make something BIG that I could use for both Halloween and Comic Con.  The Alien Queen, from “Aliens 2,” is savage and frightening, but also had a lot of potential to be elegant.  When I … Read more

Dumb and Dumber Tuxedo TuTu Costumes

Dumb and Dumber Tuxedo TuTu Costumes

We went to a 90s party and decided to go as Dumb and Dumber but with a bit of a twist. We bought cheap mens costumes online so we had the jacket, hat and ruffled shirt. The jacket was huge so we had to pin it in place.  Then we bought tutus but had to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

This headless Harry Potter costume was so much fun to make! For many years now, our son has repeatedly received comments on his resemblance to Harry Potter. He has never wanted to be Harry for Halloween because he didn’t think it was scary enough, or shocking enough or even cool enough for his tastes. Well, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Despicable Me Costumes

Coolest Despicable Me Costumes 7

Here are our Despicable Me costumes from Halloween 2011! These are my sons ages 10, 8, and 5. The minions were completely homemade. They were Halloween witch cauldrons hot glued to a camping mat, then painted yellow. The eyes, goggle straps, hair and mouths were glued on craft foam. I bought fabric and wrapped it … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

The Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume is made of foam, fleece, felt and stuffing. The Back disc is made from 4-24″ x 24″ 2″ foam pieces cut to make 4 pie pieces. These are then connected by hot glue and spray adhesive to make the whole disc. It is covered with black felt. The outer … Read more

Coolest Conan O’Brien Costume

Homemade Conan O'Brien Costume

This Conan O’Brien Costume is our 5 year old daughter. The suit and tie were bought at a thrift store. The wig was purchased at a costume shop. We originally intended to buy a blonde wig and paint it, but were pleased with the color of the “You’re Fired” wig which I’m assuming is Donald … Read more

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

Amazing Homemade Light Up the Night Robot Child Costume

robot child costume

My son is obsessed with robots. My first idea was a classic cardboard box style costume. The problem is he’s two and picky and it had to be comfortable. So I came up with this robot child costume. I got out my clunker of a sewing machine and some stretchy silver fabric and got to … Read more

Scariest Homemade Samara from The Ring Costume

the ring costume

Hello! My name is Victoria A. Moran, and I am the one wearing this handmade The Ring costume I put together myself. After hearing about a local costume party last Halloween from a family member, I decided to finally dress-up as one of my favorite antagonists from one of my favorite horror films, The Ring! … Read more

Child’s Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

Child's Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

The hardest part with this Alien Abduction costume was getting my 11-year-old daughter to decide what costume she wanted to be. After hours of browsing with her on this site she finally chose the alien abduction costume and we were set to go. After collecting the necessary items which took more time than actually constructing … Read more

Awesome Homemade Spinosaurus Dinosaur Costume

spinosaurus dinosaur costume

My son wanted a Spinosaurus dinosaur costume for Halloween, which was no surprise to me. So I went to planning. We spent over 10 hours and about $44 in making this costume. The costume is made mostly of craft foam, fabric, and paint. The Head The head was the first step and the hardest step … Read more

Awesome Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Child

Edward Scissorhands

I was pumped when my son decided to be Edward Scissorhands last year and went right to work on his costume.  I found almost all of the materials at Goodwill, although I went to more than I can count and some over 100 miles away!  I ended up finding a women’s pleather “hotsuit” and cut … Read more

Awesome DIY Sackboy from Little Big Planet Costume

Benjamins d.i.y. Sackboy from Little Big Planet Costume

I love my nephews so when Benjamin told me that he wanted to be Sackboy from the Little Big Planet video game, I decided to try my hand at costume making. I’ve never tried making clothes or crafts, I always left that to my sister Jackie. But my nephew asked so I had to try … Read more