Last Minute Toddler DIY Magician Costume

Last Minute Toddler DIY Magician Costume

I found out, with one day’s notice, that my daughter’s daycare was having a Halloween party a few days before Halloween. Since her actual costume was not yet finished, I came up with this super cute last minute DIY magician costume. I opened my “tickle truck” (aka – the box where I keep all my old Halloween costumes and … Read more

Easy DIY Superhero Costume!

Easy DIY Superhero Costume!

Looking for an AWESOME DIY for Halloween or Superhero Day at school? We didn’t have any Halloween costumes for spirit week at our son’s school so we improvised and made him a superhero with his own superhero costume! I first asked him what his super power would be? He answered that he wanted to lift … Read more

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume

I love making DIY Halloween costumes. Several years ago my little man was a Minion for Halloween. He was a hit! But this scarecrow Halloween costume has topped them all. I received the most compliments on this one! I really wish I would have entered him into a contest, everyone said he would have definitely … Read more

Coolest Banshee of the Moors DIY Costume

Coolest Banshee of the Moors DIY Costume

I had such a fun time making this costume, and it was a bit of a challenge as I decided that I was going to limit myself to what I had on hand. I had a finished completed costume from years ago, and I wanted to keep some elements but change a whole lot more, … Read more

Unique Ice Cream Push-Up Costume!

Unique Ice Cream Push-Up Costume!

I was looking for something simple and cheap.  I was thinking of something round, like a can or something. Then remembered that my son loves push-ups so that was it.  I purchased two 50 cent poster board at the dollar store.  Then found the pale orange vinyl tablecloth at Hobby Lobby for the ice cream … Read more

The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Refrigerator

The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Refrigerator

Before going back to work I made costumes for my kids at Halloween. Thing 1 and Thing 2: 2 M&M’s, Washer and Dryer and the A Lion’s Den with my son in a lion costume watching a homemade TV. Fast forward one more kid. Two layoffs, no health insurance and depleted savings no more home-made … Read more

Easy, Quick Emoji Costume for All Ages

Easy, Quick Emoji Costume for All Ages

My friend and I decided to make matching costumes this year, and after much thought, we came up with the idea for an Emoji costume. We figured most people would recognize it and hopefully get a kick out of it, and boy did they ever! The only materials you need are: Cardboard/poster board. Yellow tag … Read more

DIY Scarecrow Costume

DIY Scarecrow Costume

Friday afternoon, last minute, I decided to come up with a new costume idea for Max. Originally I was just going to re-use one of Jack’s costumes from the previous years, but that’s no fun. Instantly when I seen Max’s plaid shirt sitting next to his straw hat, I knew I wanted to dress him up … Read more

Etch-a-Sketch Costume

Etch-a-Sketch Costume

Our family has always made our own costumes  from scratch. I always tell my kids to always “think out-of-the-box” no pun intended. This year we  got a new TV, so I decided to recycle the box and make a costume. Costume is made up an old television box painted red, with metallic paint and had … Read more

Cool Homemade Crane Machine Costume – The Claw

Cool Homemade Crane Machine Costume - The Claw

My costume came about because my son asked specifically for a claw machine costume. We had made a homemade costume last year, and everyone loved it! I think he wanted something different that everyone would once again love. We started off by getting a big box from my husbands job. Then we went to the … Read more

Cool Red Shoe Costume

Cool Red Shoe Costume

The Halloween costume I created this year was a red shoe. Being a Sophmore in Highschool, I was busy with school work had not been thinking about a costume. I was running out of time and needed to think of one fast. It was Halloween week when the idea came to me. I looked at my shoes on … Read more

The Scarves of Christmas Past Costume

The Scarves of Christmas Past Costume

I love creating an original Halloween costume for our school Halloween Parade every year. As a teacher, I’ve received dozens of scarves as gifts throughout the years and I wanted to use them in some fun way as a costume. I came up with “The Scarves of Christmas Past” for a costume based on The … Read more

Quick and Cheap Scary Halloween Costume

Quick and Cheap Scary Halloween Costume

This was a last minute costume we made that ended up being one of my favorite costumes we’ve done. My husband and I had dressed up for Halloween for years but weren’t planning to the year we made this costume. The day before Halloween, we decided we had to do something, and we wanted it … Read more

Headless Doctor Costume

Headless Doctor Costume

We got our inspiration for our headless doctor costume from your amazing website. Tired of being the same old vampire, skeleton etc. we started looking about online for something different and stumbled upon your “headless” section. We made good use of the tips other people had written and we too opted for the rolling backpack with … Read more

Jenny Costume from Call the Midwife

Jenny Costume from Call the Midwife

Meirabel, who is five years old, came up with the idea of being Jenny from Call the Midwife as we were watching the show one day about a month ago. But the greatness did not stop there; she also had a hand in every decision moving forward with the outfit. The Dress is an eBay … Read more

Upside Down Man Illusion Costume

Upside Down Man Illusion Costume

While the mama of the family is wearing the costume, the idea came from one of the youngest members of the family, 5 year old Ian. Ian likes to be silly, and he especially loves to make people laugh. He spent a solid week trying to perfect the “handstand”, and he wanted to be upside … Read more

Head in a Jar Illusion Costume

Head in a Jar Illusion Costume

My son wanted to create his own costume this year and be a headless man. We initially discouraged his idea as it seemed too scarey and dangerous to walk around not being able to see well out of the costume. That’s were the idea to have him hold his own head came from Then after … Read more

Bicycle Accident Victim Costume

Bicycle Accident Victim Costume

I recently broke my arm by falling off my bike. I was working on halloween, so I wanted to be comfortable. I painted my face to look like I was in a bicycle accident. I used purple, green, red, and black eyeshadow to make my eye and lip look bruised. I made a stencil for … Read more

Transforming Transformers Bumble Bee Costume

Transforming Transformers Bumble Bee Costume

My grandson had enjoyed the two previous years of costumes that I had made and asked me for a Transformers costume this year. Personally, I had no idea what he was talking about, thus forcing me into a vigorous research program. After such, I thought he could handle a yellow Camaro costume named “Bumble Bee”. … Read more

Cool Seinfeld Group Costume

Cool Seinfeld Group Costume

My friends and I are huge Seinfeld fans, so for this years Halloween, we dressed as our favorite characters: Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer. Last night, on Halloween, we got so much positive feedback. At least 5 different people stopped us to ask if they could take our picture to send it to their friends/parents. We … Read more

Poo and Toilet Paper Couple Costume

Poo and Toilet Paper Couple Costume

Simply wrap yourself in toilet paper, melt some chocolate and smear it all over, and grab yourself a poo pillow! Be careful though, the toilet paper may rip and cause chocoalte to smear on your actual clothes, this was one issue for me, but it was worth the trouble! This was my fiance’s and I … Read more

Jake Costume from State Farm Commercial

Jake Costume from State Farm Commercial

My son did not want to dress up per se. No makeup, no mask so we came up with this – Jake from State Farm. I can’t tell you how many people loved his costume and also yelled at him ‘What are you wearing?” To which he replied, “Khakis!” It was fun. He carried a … Read more

Dia de los Muertos Costume and Makeup

Dia de los Muertos Costume and Makeup

I was inspired by a photo I seen on Pinterest, the remarkable beauty yet frightfully scary appearance was amazing to me. I was on a mission to make this costume for Halloween. This costume was stunning yet scary enough to scare the poor little trick or treaters. It cost approx $15.00 to make and just a … Read more

The Joker Costume – Alive and Well

The Joker Costume - Alive and Well

So this halloween my kids decided I should go as the joker and nothing else. So thinking about it made it seem like a too simple easy costume,few splashes of face paint and your done…personally im not that type of guy to take the easy way about it. So I decided I needed to be … Read more