Cool Homemade Cousin Itt Costume for Halloween

Cool Homemade Cousin Itt Costume for Halloween

Cousin Itt was always one of my favorite characters in the Addams Family TV series.  I really wanted to do this for Halloween this year and soon discovered the only way to do the costume was to build it myself.  I’m a really short pipsqueak, so figured I could pull it off. Searching high and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

Coolest Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

This is my Queen of Hearts costume created this year for a gala dinner at a crafting weekend away. It is the highlight of the annual weekend away, and I go to a lot of effort – I love Halloween. I spent over 70 hours creating this, using the SIMPLICITY 3782 “Elizabethan Costume” pattern as … Read more

Coolest Homemade Transformer Costume – AKA Wrangler!

Coolest Homemade Transformer Costume - AKA Wrangler!

This Transformer costume idea was rolling around in my head since ever since my sister bought a used power wheels jeep at a garage sale for my nephew.  The basic idea was to cut apart a power wheels jeep (I bought my own, I promise, and used everything I could from it to to build … Read more

Awesome Family of Six Alice in Wonderland Group Costume

Awesome Family of Six Alice in Wonderland Group Costume

As a family of 6 who all love Halloween, I typically begin planning our Halloween costumes a year before Halloween and begin gathering items around August. We have been the Wizard of Oz  characters, Scooby Do characters, Disney characters, insects, and the Peter Pan cast. We have always wanted to do Alice in Wonderland, but … Read more

Awesome Homemade Couple Costume: Firebirds from The Labyrinth!

Awesome Homemade Couple Costume: Firebirds from The Labyrinth!

I created Firebirds for Halloween 2013. I got the idea from the movie The Labyrinth. My husband (Tim) is the male bird, and I (Shellaina) am the female bird. I pieced these costumes together myself. I started with red body suits as a base. I then sewed together my red and yellow body suit that … Read more

My Costume From Dream to Reality: I am Master Chief!

My Costume From Dream to Reality: I am Master Chief!

How do you write how-to directions for a 1 year build process?  Well, you really don’t. The first step is making the commitment that no matter what, you will put in the work to do the process the right way, and not just rush to finish by a certain deadline. I missed Halloween last year … Read more

Coolest Homemade Power Rangers Costume: All Hail Lord Zedd!

Coolest Homemade Power Rangers Costume: All Hail Lord Zedd!

Growing up as a kid I would sit down on the floor with my action figures and watch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with my brother. Ever since I saw the episode The Mutiny and Lord Zedd came up on screen I was instantly fascinated with the character. I always wanted to be Zedd for Halloween, … Read more

Glowing Mrs. Captain America Costume – Light of the Party!

Glowing Mrs. Captain America Costume - Light of the Party!

This is me in my Mrs Captain America costume. I was inspired by the Avengers this year and liked the possibility of growing this into a group costume at some point. I did start with a pre-made dress, mask and shield for Mrs Captain America but it definitely needed more pizazz! I’ve recently fell in … Read more

Over the Top Homemade Candy Witch Costume

Over the Top Candy Witch Costume

This candy witch costume was a ton of fun to design and create! I got to explore my fashion sense, bond with my mother (the Craft Queen), and sew my very first skirt! And to make things extra fun, I counted down the days of October with one small gift to myself each day, just … Read more

Fun Homemade Pirate and Parrot Couple Costume

Fun Homemade Pirate and Parrot Couple Costume

I had so much fun making this costume. I pretty much went to every store I could until I had piece by piece (Thrift Stores, Goodwill, Joann’s Fabric, Hobby Lobby Michaels and every Halloween store I drove by). PIRATE: The white and reddish “belt” and the white “belt” around him are actually scarves.  The other … Read more

Awesome Homemade Trio of Despicable Me Minions Group Costume

Awesome Homemade Trio of Despicable Me Minions Group Costume

Last month the wife and her friends requested some adult Minion costumes and here is what resulted. This design gets as close to the movie proportions as possible. The arms are fake and slits will be cut on the sides to allow the real arms to be stuck out if needed. Thankfully my wife was … Read more