Not-So-Scary Child Medusa Homemade Costume

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I love making Halloween costumes for my daughter and this past year she wanted to be something fun and not kiddie.  So I looked at some ideas and suggested Medusa.  I showed her some ideas and when I said we can even spray your hair green, she was all for it. I started with a … Read more

Coolest Giant Homemade Cactus Costume

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Last year, I moved to the Southwest, and wanted to celebrate with something southwest themed. Roadrunner? Cotote? Chile pepper? Nope… I went with an 8-foot tall giant saguaro cactus. The entire homemade cactus costume was made in about 4 hours, using chicken wire and Green duct tape, plus a little weather stripping and green pipe … Read more

Scariest DIY Horror Movie Characters for a Family Costume

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For our annual Halloween party, we needed a family themed costume. We wanted to do something a little different and came up with each of us being iconic horror movie characters (keep in mind our kids had no clue who these characters were!). My goalie son just had to be Jason and my daughter with … Read more

Scram! Easy Homemade Oscar the Grouch Costume

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My super cool Oscar costume I made inspired by a shaggy green sweater! This costume was easy to make and required only minimal supplies. I used a plastic garbage can for the body and the lid for the hat. Then, I bought the sweater and wig at a thrift store and made the banana peel … Read more

Delicious Homemade Blueberry Pie Costume for a Cutie Pie

Grand Champion "Cutie Pie"

I started with a wagon and wrapped in a red/white classic picnic tablecloth. Topped it with a kiddie pool wrapped in tin foil and lined with a purple tablecloth. I then constructed the crisscross patterned burlap ribbon “crust” and stuffed it with balloons inflated only to a “berry” size! I wrapped cardboard in blue satin … Read more

DIY Funny Couple Costumes: Huge Homemade Bra Costume

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In coming up with our funny couple costumes, I was trying to think of a way to mock the “risque” theme of Halloween costumes for young adults. No offense to anyone who chooses to dress up with little clothing. You do you, boo boo! Taking Inspiration From Sexy Costumes Thinking about how many outfits really accentuate … Read more

Adorable Homemade Baby Nemo Costume

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From my 3rd month of pregnancy, on, I have been in love with the Disney Finding Nemo theme. My husband and I even started calling our little guy “fishy” or “Nemo’. Everything was Nemo! Baby Shower, homemade thank you cards, Nursery, come home outfit, literally, EVERYTHING! It dawned on me at about 7 months pregnant … Read more

Yummiest Homemade Mac and Cheese Costume

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My 4 year old son Gavin is absolutely in LOVE with Mac and cheese, and eats it every day!! I always have told him, “you eat so much Mac and cheese you’re going to turn into mac n cheese!!!” And he DID!!! In this homemade Mac and Cheese costume he helped make himself. Mac and … Read more

DIY Toddler Chucky Costume: He Will Kill You With Cuteness

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This is the toddler Chucky costume I made for my son in 2015. But I never got to enter him in any contests with it. He was Chucky because it is my all time favorite movie. Making the Toddler Chucky Costume I made the costume myself, I bought a red and white striped shirt and used … Read more

Fun Homemade Furby Costume

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I absolutely love Furbies and all things 90’s. Since I could not find a Furby costume to buy or rent anywhere, I thought I would try and make one. I wore this for Halloween in Liverpool in England. I had a great response from my friends and other people whilst out. We got stuck in … Read more

Adorably Delicious DIY Pink Shopkins Cupcake Costume

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Materials Used Here’s what I used to make my pink Shopkins Cupcake costume: Toy storage tub, white pantyhose, polyester stuffing, Poster Board, 1 1/2 yard of fabric, bubblegum pink fabric spray, pompoms, Gorilla hot glue, suspenders, White sweatshirt, Headband, Styrofoam half, red marker, green pipe cleaner, duct tape, spray on glue. Shopkins Cupcake Costume Tutorial … Read more

Meaningful Homemade Statue of Liberty Child Costume

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RoRo Loves Lady Liberty RoRo is 6.25 yrs old and loves the Statue of Liberty so much that we drove to see her last spring break. He is half Afghan. His dad fled in the 80s when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, so welcoming immigrants is meaningful to us. In this divisive election, we want to … Read more

Coolest DIY Young Maleficent Costume – Make Heads Turn!

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Want a costume that will stand out? Well look no further! My daughter wanted to a young Maleficent costume after watching the movie Maleficent when it came out. All the costumes online were very generic and not what we were looking for. So I decided to brainstorm and put something together for her. The Wings (Time … Read more

Adorably Hilarious Homemade Toddler Old Lady Costume

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This toddler old lady costume was inspired by my mom (my daughter’s Grammy). It was her idea and although I thought it was lame at first, the idea stuck so we decided to give it a try. The supplies included a dress from Value Village, bag of cotton balls, sock nylons, sunglasses, necklace, sequin, hot … Read more

Adorably Easy Homemade Grease Couple Costumes

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Sandy Costume Black leggings painted with black spray paint, black t-shirt cut and pinned to perfection. Then Princess high heels spray painted red, old 80’s black belt I had in my closet, and lots of hairspray and ratting= VOILA!!! Danny Costume Black motorcycle boots, black skinny jeans, black t-shirt with cut sleeves, white women’s button … Read more

Adorably Easy Homemade Pippi Longstocking Costume

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I wanted to do this costume for a long time!! It ended up being a pretty easy homemade Pippi Longstocking costume. Putting Together Pippi I had the boots, Target knee socks -two different colors, of course. Then I picked up a women’s green henley and yellow t-shirt at Goodwill. I also grabbed a plaid button … Read more

Cool Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a 7 Year Old

Edward Scissorhands at 7 years old

We recently watched the movie Edward Scissorhands with my 7 year old son. He immediately said that’s who he wanted to be for Halloween. I looked online to buy him a costume but there wasn’t anything available. So I decided to try and make one myself. I was kind of worried since I’ve never made … Read more

Awesome Homemade Little Red Riding Hood Family Costume

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We were planning to attend a Halloween event at our local zoo. My five-year-old daughter had decided to dress as Little Red Riding Hood and wear a red cape that was knit by her great-grandmother and worn by me when I was also five years old. My husband jokingly suggested that he could dress as … Read more

Delicious Homemade Mac N Cheese Costume

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My son is a HUGE Mac N Cheese lover, if it was up to him he would eat it day and night. My husband and I often joke that he will turn into Mac N Cheese if he eats anymore, and voila there was our idea. The costume is made up of toilet paper rolls, … Read more

Fun Homemade Gumball Machine Costume

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My son decided he wanted to be something completely different than what they sell in the stores. He told me he wanted to be a gumball machine. When I heard that I was very surprised. I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about making a gumball machine costume. After I googled DIY gumball machine costume, … Read more

Awesome Lady Beetlejuice DIY Costume

Me as a female Beetlejuice. (Or you could call it Lady Beetlejuice, Bettyjuice, Beetle Babe, or whatever else suites your fancy!) Inspired by the cult classic, 1988 Tim Burton movie, Beetlejuice. Starring Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder and Michael Keeton as Beetlejuice. I wanted to do a sexy glam, but still scary and hideous, female Beetlejuice DIY … Read more

Coolest Homemade Toddler Pippi Longstocking Costume With Pirate Ship

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As a redhead myself with years of experience portraying Pippi Longstocking for Halloween, it was only fitting to pass down my throne/braids to my first born daughter, Quincy. At 13 months, her spunky optimism and personality makes her a real-life Pippi. A true natural for a toddler Pippi Longstocking costume. Toddler Pippi Longstocking  Costume Creating … Read more

Creepiest DIY 13 Ghosts The Jackal Costume

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I bought a pair of used coveralls and dyed them with coffee. Then I splattered paint to create stains. I made the cage out of cardboard and painted it with dollar store acrylic paint. Adding plastic “chains” completed the outfit. The makeup was also created with cheap dollar store paints. I topped it off with … Read more