Beautiful Homemade Princess Tiana Costume

Princess Tiana

Every little girl’s dream is to be a princess, on Halloween night, Princess Tiana came to life. Prince Naveen was homemade too but these were the steps taken to make princess Tiana . Supplies: All Fabrics were purchased from Fabricwholesaledirect.com netting and tulle purchased from local JoAnns fabric store. 6 yards light yellow crepe back … Read more

The Amazing 10′ Bumblebee Costume!

The Amazing 10' Bumblebee Costume

This is a 10 foot bumblebee transformer costume that took me about one and a half years to finish. I was inspired by the movie ” Transformers The Last Knight”. I wanted to make sure it looked movie like and not just a regular size costume. I first had to download images of the actual … Read more

Coolest DIY Fire Truck Costume for a Wheelchair

Noah's Fire Truck Costume for a Wheelchair

Our son Noah is 3 ½ and has Acute Flaccid Myelitis and this was his first Halloween using his wheelchair. Noah very much wants to be a firefighter when he grows up and my wife and I fully support him in that goal.  Noah does intensive physical therapy 3 times a week to regain his … Read more

Cool Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

For the Peacock costume, I will start with the top and work down. For the headpiece, I sewed together 4 fascinator hat bases in blue satin to form a dome shape. This “hat” was them covered in swirled pipe cleaners. I made the corona feathers by painting shish kebob skewers white, then glueing feathers on … Read more

Spooky Homemade Costume – White Wendigo Forest Spirit

Spooky Homemade Costume - White Wendigo Forest Spirit

Years ago, I saw the film Pan’s Labyrinth for the first time. Haunted and inspired by the ageless, withered, beautiful faun on the screen, I developed the desire to create my own glassy-eyed, cloven-hooved forest spirit. Dozens and dozens of the designs in my head gave themselves to my sketchbooks. Months, a year, close to … Read more

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

This Luke Skywalker costume took some time to make, but I am very proud how it turned out and made on a budget. I won a costume contest at a local bar and received tons of attention with many compliments! Yoda stole the show of course, but the rest of the costume is still very elaborate as … Read more

Coolest Homemade Trolls Costumes – What a Troll of a Family!

Coolest Trolls Costumes

We had so much fun making these Trolls costumes. My 10 year old daughter won out this year with her idea for Halloween – characters from the Trolls movie.  She was dying to be Smidge from the movie – OMG!  So my wife took Princess Poppy and I (the dad) took King Peppy.  My 12 … Read more

Epic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume – Michelangelo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle [Michelangelo]

The Inspiration for this TMNT Costume Mikey has been on my list of costumes for several years, I just need to build my foam-crafting skills before taking on a costume with this many parts. The primary factor is that I like the costume/character to be recognizable and fun for kids.  If time and money hadn’t … Read more

Cool DIY Jane Jetson Costume

Jane Jetson

To make this Jane Jetson costume, I paper mached a 54″ balloon and cut cardboard for the tail and edges. I used rope for the straps. The wig was bought online. The dress from forever 21, and the tights from Walmart. I used white fabric and hot glued it on top of the triangular carboard.

Cool Moana Group Costume

Moana Family Costumes

My daughters are obsessed with Moana and since this was our first year trick or treating, I decided to go all out and a create a Moana group costume for the family It all began with hei hei, my youngest daughter’s costume. I took a white onsie and sewed a “tail” on with a piece … Read more

Awesome Homemade Groot Costume

Homemade Groot Costume

For my homemade Groot costume, I used pipe insulation tubs for the body and gym mat flooring that I carved with a hot knife for the chest pieces. I used over 140 full size glue sticks to attach the pipe insulation tubes. I soaked tissue paper in white glue and applied to the tubes for … Read more

Coolest DIY Mr. Potato Head Group Costume

Potato Head Group Costume

My wife had the idea to be a family of Mr. Potato Heads for Halloween for a few years now, and we finally did it. So here comes the Mr. Potato Head Family – with interchangeable parts of course. Like most of our costumes, the potatoes started as solid models on the computer.  It was … Read more

Awesome Silver Willows Werewolf Costume

Awesome Silver Willows Werewolf Costume

This werewolf costume is not only my greatest work but also the star of a Werewolf movie idea soon to be shared on Indigogo and Kickstarter, called Silver Willows. “Silver Willows is just a young woman who is only trying to lead a normal life as any other person does, however Silver’s life is anything … Read more

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Costumes

These Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes are both handmade costumes inspired by the characters from the movie Corpse Bride, directed by Tim Burton. For those who are interested, I have explained the process how they were made in the following steps. I hope you enjoy! Challenges I Faced: This was my first time airbrushing and my … Read more

Coolest Homemade Candyland Characters Group Costume

Homemade Candyland Characters Group Costume

This year we made this cool Candyland Characters group costume. We love doing themes each year for Halloween that involved the whole family (mom, dad, and four girls). So, we decided on the characters from the classic board game, Candyland. While this Homemade Candyland Characters Group Costume took quite a while to create, there was … Read more

Insanely Epic DIY Gumball Machine Costume

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Oh boy did this cause marriage arguments every time I asked the hubby to help me with what he called a ridiculous project. I wanted something different and creative. I wanted something that was good enough to enter in a costume contest. That is when I came up with this great idea of mine. Made with … Read more

Terrifying Homemade Ancient Stone Spirit Quad Stilt Costume

Terrifying Homemade Ancient Stone Spirit Quad Stilt Costume

I have a friend (Jeff Paley) who is a stilt walker and performer. One night at a board game meetup I was discussing the sort of things I like to build. And he approached me about building a quad-stilt costume. We met a few times to work out some possible concepts. Then I ended up … Read more

Awesome DIY Cyborg Costume – Locutus of Borg ( MODDED v6.0 )

cyborg costume

Hello, My name is Kenny, and I’ve always been a huge fan of technology! I’ve always been good with wires. I have thousands of random wires I’ve collected throughout the years which definitely came in quite handy with this cyborg costume. Star Trek The Next Generation movie series has a race of cybernetic organisms call Borg. … Read more

Insanely Huge Homemade T-Rex Halloween Costume

t-rex halloween costume

My son comes up with the costume ideas for Halloween, and puts me to work.  So, we made an insanely huge dinosaur T-Rex Halloween costume. It’s hard to see how huge it was from the pictures. It stands about 8 or 9 feet tall, 4 1/2 feet wide, and 16 feet long. Making the T-Rex … Read more

Awesome DIY Steampunk Ursula Costume is Making Waves

steampunk ursula costume

This creation of this Steampunk Ursula costume has been filled with a lot of firsts. From leather and metal working, to playing with UV lighting and reactive paint. To creating a voice activated light up seashell. And even making two sets of tentacles – one from pool noodles, the other from toy snakes and wire. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Costumes: Mini Ripley and Fluffy the Xenomorph

So here’s me in my scratch-built EVA foam Xenomorph costume, and my daughter in her mini Ripley get up. The rifle is foam and the back of an old Ikea cabinet. We wanted to do something a little different and, well, we’re both big (well, she isn’t that big) kids. The costumes and props themselves … Read more

“I AM GROOT!”: Coolest DIY Groot Costume

DIY Groot Costume

I just knew when I saw the movie “Guardians  Of The Galaxy,” that I had to try to make a DIY Groot costume! DIY Groot Costume Construction Making the Groot Costume Head I began with the head and a plastic coffee can. I added foam and began to add and shape foam to make his … Read more