Hysterical Homemade Costume

"It's a girl!"

Chas, the bearded lady giving birth, found the idea for this outrageous costume by searching the internet using the head line “halloween costumes you can’t unsee”.  Once he saw the inspriation for this costume on a random blog site, he immediately knew it was the one. Chas created the entire costume out of cardboard and … Read more

Adorable DIY Toddler Ace Venture Pet Detective Costume


BLUE! 42! BLUE! 42! HUT! HUT! Ace Ventura Pet Detective is taken over by Hunter Easton this year. He’s got the lines down as he parades around town showing off his AMAZING costume. Hunter is four years old and his personality overflows in this costume. This has been a huge hit, on social network and … Read more

Adorable and Comfortable Homemade Toddler Centaur Costume

toddler centaur costume

I’m really into Greek mythology and thought it would be a very unique and cute idea to see a creature come to life. At first, creating this toddler centaur costume was a bit of a challenge. But after I did some simple measurements and had some free time, I was able to put it together. … Read more

Coolest DIY Ghostbusters Costumes for Halloween

Ecto goggles on!

My twins love everything Ghostbusters, so, their costume choice was a no brainer!  I used a white sweatsuit dyed with fabric dye.  (This took several tries and I ended up with a lot of different pairs of pants in varying shades of pink!) The “proton packs” are made from boxes with odds and ends attached … Read more

Adorable Homemade Baby Pharaoh Costume for Halloween

baby pharaoh costume

This is my 5 month old son Lincoln’s first Halloween. I got the idea for his costume a few months ago when my husband asked for a burp cloth. I tossed it at him and it landed on my son’s head in the perfect approximation of an Egyptian headdress. Thus, his baby Pharaoh costume was born. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cinderella Halloween Costumes


I really enjoyed making these Cinderella Halloween costumes from things I had laying around the house. I am currently a full time student so funds were a bit low. Someday my Prince will Come Let’s start with Prince Charming. The Shirt was from an old button- up. I had buttons I put over his original … Read more

Amazing Homemade Inside Out Costumes

inside out costumes

Inside Out is one of our favorite movies (we are both big Disney fans and little kids at heart). I’m a pretty happy, peppy person, and my husband LOVES Lewis Black (the voice of “Anger” from the movie). So making Inside Out costumes seemed like a no-brainer. I also had seen a similar costume at … Read more

Deliciously Healthy Salad Costume

best salad costume

Committed to Costumes The commitment to homemade costumes runs in my family. Growing up as kids, my sister and I had the luxury of picking anything that popped up in our mind and having it magically manifest into fruition. Made by the world’s coolest dad. The start of October came and my dad and I … Read more

Awesome Transformers Costume DIY Transforming Optimus Prime

transformers costume diy

Transformers Costume DIY Halloween Project Without any outside influence, my son used to play pretend that he could transform like a Transformer. The idea’s been done before, but not as I have. What sets mine apart from the other transforming costumes is that it can transform from vehicle to robot mode in seconds. You too … Read more

Cool Homemade Adult Genie Costume

adult genie costume

I wanted to have an impactful yet fun costume and was thinking of the Genie on the flying carpet. That could be cool …but restrictive. I needed to dance! So saw this idea for an adult genie costume, but added my own design twists. Materials for my Adult Genie Costume Black Leggings Quilt Batting (from … Read more

Simple DIY We Can Do It Poster Costume

"We can do it!"

My hard working mother wanted to dress up as an inspirational image. What more than to show the hard working morale of women, “We can do it”. We came up with just simply making a poster with the “We can do it” letters and attaching shoelaces to use it as a backpack. Using simple clothes … Read more

Cool DIY Traveling Circus

Step right up...Come one, Come all...Ringmaster Caileigh-Girl and her Caged Lion, Kyle-Guy, as oart of the Traveling-Trick-or-Treating Circus

After taking the kids to a local circus and hearing our daughter, Caileigh, rave about the show for months, we decided to feature her as the ring master of this traveling-trick-or-treating circus, along with her little brother, Kyle, as the caged circus lion. Most of their costumes were taken straight from their closets, but we … Read more

Coolest Baby Beetlejuice Costume

baby Beetlejuice costume

I always knew that when it came time for my kid to dress up on Halloween, it would always be go all in, go big, or go home. We’re not a standard family and are always trying to push the limits with our imaginations! Since I have such a love for Beetlejuice and it’s one of … Read more

Cool DIY Frog Costume – Honey Smacks the Frog

Honey Smacks frog costume

Each year I spend months thinking of what to be for Halloween. Since I make my costume each year I have to really think of ideas that are realistic to make. And, without spending a ton of money. I try to come up with costumes that are recognizable and/or nostalgic to my family and friends. … Read more

Awesome Mexican Wall Costume With Señor Trump Sign

Awesome Mexican Wall Costume

When deciding what costume to wear this year, my son wanted to find something topical and instantly recognizable. He was inspired by current President Donald Trump and immediately thought of a Mexican Wall costume. My son keeps up with politics and came across an online meme of the Mexican Wall.  We knew this was the idea … Read more

Coolest Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter Costume

Tim Burton's Mad Hatter Costume

Deciding to put together Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter costume was a process for me. I have always loved Halloween and dressing up as someone or something totally different. I am a huge fan of Johnny Depp. He can transform himself into anyone and always nails it. As a kid I loved Alice in Wonderland and … Read more

Cool Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Boy

Cool Edward Scissorhands costume

My three year old son Bodi loves the movie Edward Scissorhands and wanted an Edward Scissorhands costume. It is his kid repeat movie. (Anyone who has kids or was a kid knows what a repeat movie is.) I’m just happy his is a Tim Burton movie that I love and don’t mind watching over and over. Bodi … Read more

Eco-Friendly, Net Zero, Green Home Costume


I think “Net Zero” homes are so cool! I also went to an open house a few weeks ago, and the builder (Sy Safi) told us about all the cool systems in his house, which not only make it super energy efficient, but also healthier to live in! I wanted to create something similar so … Read more

Homemade Forrest Gump and Jenny Costumes

Jenny & Forst Gump

My boyfriened and I met in film class my junior year of college. We were polar opposites. He is a methodical shy cinematographer and I consider myself creative and outgoing. Our mutual friends were concerned we wouldn’t get along once we were placed on set together. That day of out first shoot I fell in … Read more

Easy DIY Adorable Twin Old Ladies

We thought dressing our twin daughters up as old ladies would be a fun Halloween costume. The costumes were very easy to put together.  I glued craft pom-poms onto hats for their wigs.  My husband made walkers out of PVC pipe and spray painted them.  We added tennis balls for a fun effect.  I purchased … Read more

Cool Pat Sajak Costume

Cool Pat Sajak Costume

Being Pat Sajak was entirely my son’s idea. He’s been obsessed with Wheel of Fortune since he was a baby. When I warned him that some of the kids at school wouldn’t know who he was, I gave him the option of wearing a “back up” costume to school, so he wouldn’t spend the whole … Read more

Cool Ghost Busters Symbol Costume

Cool Ghost Busters Symbol Costume

I Made this Ghost busters ‘no-ghost’ symbol costume 5 years ago for my son. We first purchased a cheep dollar store hula hoop. Then we cut out cardboard pieces in a circle shape and two long cardboard strips to cover the hoop from both sides (like a sandwich). We made the middle piece the same way … Read more

Cool Jack Skellington Costume

Coolest Jack Skellington Costume

My company had a Halloween themed party this year and I was so excited about it. My husband and I debated what we would be this year as he normally doesn’t like to dress up, but he saw my excitement and got into the spirit. Making the Jack Skellington costume After we came up with the idea for the … Read more

Cool Cracker Jack Costume

Cool Cracker Jack Costume

Overall, this Cracker Jack costume was pretty easy to make. I had the logo printed from the computer based on the cardboard box size. I used spray adhesive to attach the image, then covered the whole works with clear shipping tape (for reinforcement and a little protection from the rain). The popcorn kernels were made … Read more