Coolest Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

This headless Harry Potter costume was so much fun to make! For many years now, our son has repeatedly received comments on his resemblance to Harry Potter. He has never wanted to be Harry for Halloween because he didn’t think it was scary enough, or shocking enough or even cool enough for his tastes. Well, … Read more

Homemade Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Bradley is dressed as Van Gogh from one of his famous painted self portraits. (We added his bandaged ear to make the reference extra noticeable.) Grace is dressed as Starry Night, one of Van Gogh’s most esteemed paintings. We knew we wanted to do a creative couple costume, and didn’t want to do something that … Read more

Count Chocula Paper Mache Mask

Count Chocula Paper Mache Mask

I created this paper mache Count Chocula mask after looking for a mask that would fit comfortably over my prescription glasses, which has been a recurring issue since childhood. I chose to use paper mache due to the process being fairly inexpensive and fun, with the entire mask costing me roughly $20.00 in total to … Read more

Artistic and Demonic Fairy Eater Costume

Artistic and Demonic Fairy Eater Costume

This artistic and demonic fairy eater costume was made for Halloween Ball, and it was the funniest costume I ever wore. Well, not funny at all because it was very uncomfortable, but I felt very scary and poetic, and that was awesome. I wanted to create a demoniac creature who lives in forests and eats fairies. … Read more

Super Cool Homemade Dinosaur Couple Costume

Super Cool Homemade Dinosaur Couple Costume

This year for Halloween, my boyfriend and I wanted to stick with a costume that was basic in principle, but innovative in terms of execution. We decided that creating our own one-of-a-kind dinosaurs (T-Rex and Dilophosauras) was the way to achieve just that.  I’ve seen several dinosaur costumes over the years, but I wanted ours … Read more

Creative Home Made Garden Mosaic Statue Costume

Creative Home Made Garden Mosaic Statue Costume

This year, I grew an extensive vegetable garden.  It was so impressive that when Halloween season began to approach, my friends started to suggest to me that I should really go as a farmer, or a plant, or some other garden-themed creation.  I thought about it, and finally decided I wanted to go as a … Read more

Coolest Homemade Artistic Zentangle Obsessed Costume

Coolest Homemade Artistic Zentangle Obsessed Costume

I have always loved art but had not considered myself an artist. Until I became a Face Painter. I fell into the profession by accident. I started as a volunteer and discovered to my delight, I was actually good at it! I may not be able to draw a tiger, but I can make you … Read more

Fashionable Space Visitors Couple Costume

Fashionable Space Visitors Couple Costume

For Halloween this year my boyfriend and I were visitors from space. We gallivanted through town and told people we were just visiting Earth for a short vacation. We spoke in made up languages, shared epic stories of our travels, shot people with the laser gun “dance blasters”, figured out ways to drink and eat … Read more

Original Griffin Costume – Part Eagle, Part Lion!

Original Griffin Costume - Part Eagle, Part Lion!

It  all started with an old feather jacket that i had made long ago which was hidden in my closet. I though for a  long time (10 minutes or so)  what i could use it for? TA-DA, i can be a bird, seconds later i thought  boring. During that night i looked in my craft … Read more

Beautiful Handmade Maddest of Hatters Costume for a Woman

Beautiful Handmade Maddest of Hatters Costume for a Woman

After Seeing Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” in the theater, I knew I had to make a Mad Hatter costume. I didn’t want to do it right after it came out because I didn’t want to be one of twenty Mad Hatters everywhere I went. Also I knew it would take a lot of work … Read more

Awesome Halloween Costume Idea: Muppet Versions of Ourselves!

Awesome Halloween Costume Idea: Muppet Versions of Ourselves!

My girlfriend Gem and I are avid Halloween costumers, and always have some big elaborate costumes we scramble to do at the last minute (inevitably calling out of work a day or two after getting a late start). For years, we’ve talked about doing Muppet versions of ourselves that we could wear and be ridiculous … Read more

Amazing Marie Antoinette Costume: “Let Them Eat Cake!”

Amazing Marie Antoinette Costume: "Let Them Eat Cake!"

I’ve been making miniature polymer clay sweets for a while, but I wanted to do something on a grander scale and  somehow incorporate fake sweets into a costume. I always make my costumes, and this is my favorite one so far. I worked on it for about three months, but it was worth it.  My Marie … Read more

Recycled Beer Capped Crusader Costume (Drinking in the Name of Art!)

Recycled Beer Capped Crusader Costume (Drinking in the Name of Art!)

Who doesn’t like beer and making cool stuff out of recycled medium?  For no real reason, I have been saving bottle caps since college.  Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and I love the challenge of creating a unique and in-depth costume.  Why not us this as justification of two bad habits (drinking, and … Read more

Amazing Damsel-in-Distress and Villain Couple Costume!

Amazing Damsel-in-Distress and Villain Couple Costume!

Every year we have a pretty intense costume contest at the school where I work.   We compete for the best costumes, in five different categories.  Personally, it’s the Most Creative Costume category that I covet.  In general, I delight in designing and creating a creative, elaborate costume, and this year was no exception. This year, … Read more

Freaky Bug-Like Costume On Stilts

Freaky Bug-Like Costume On Stilts

I got the idea to make a freaky bug-like costume out of nowhere. I imagined something of a mix between a queen bee, praying mantis, and humanoid type thing. Basically, I wanted to make something that would freak people out! And of course it had to be huge, ridiculously tall, how would I be a … Read more

Homemade Sacrifice Priestess Costume

Homemade Sacrifice Priestess Costume

Halloween is always a challenge for myself. Every year I want something new, something better, something no one else has. This year one of my outfits included this Middleamerican Sacrifice Priestess. Once I have an idea stuck in my head I roll with it! I love being creative and seeing what I can do with … Read more

The Most Fabulous Rain Cloud Costume for a Girl

The Most Fabulous Rain Cloud Costume for a Girl

My daughter Katie and I were inspired to make this rain cloud costume by a Russian doll that we found on Pintrest while searching for Halloween costume ideas. She wanted a a one of a kind costume and this was it. I was happy to oblige since it was something we could do together, just … Read more

Classic Handmade Marie Antoinette Costume

Classic Handmade Marie Antoinette Costume

This Marie Antoinette costume took forever but was a lot of fun! From the top down… I bought a wig and wired in a ton of birds, flowers, plastic beads, etc. Then I glued a large pink ribbon in a loop, glued a big fake jewel over the overlap, and pinned it over the wig. … Read more

Awesome Handmade Queen Amidala Halloween Costume

Awesome Handmade Queen Amidala Halloween Costume

In May of 1999 something happened that no person thought would for a good 19 years.  Many had gone to a crappy movie (Wing Commander) just to see a preview.  With promises to enchant us beyond imagination after, we waited in lines.  One to get tickets and another when it came time to get into the theater.  The audience … Read more

Cool Group Costume Idea: 50 Shades of Gray TV

Cool Group Costume Idea: 50 Shades of Gray TV

Last year the book 50 Shades was so popular we thought about something related to that.  Then we saw some gray-scale costume idea online and decided to merge the two. So we created the 50 Shades of Gray TV. We picked shows from 50s and 60s that were in black and white and selected our … Read more

Cool Homemade Music Man Juke Box Costume

Cool Homemade Music Man Juke Box Costume

I asked my kids what I should be for Halloween this year. One of them said “too bad you couldn’t be something that plays music”. My Wife said, “Like a Juke Box”? … all 4 kid responded, “a WHAT?” That’s when I realized that they HAD to see a juke box. and what better way to … Read more

Cutest Homemade Firetruck Halloween Costume

Cutest Homemade Firetruck Halloween Costume

My son Nicholas absolutely loves emergency vehicles, the lights, the sirens, everything, so it was no surprise that he requested to be a fireman for Halloween. I thought I was doing well by finding a black firefighter suit that I enhanced with yellow reflector tape, however once I showed him them the finished product, he … Read more

Homemade Candy Crush Costume

Homemade Candy Crush Costume

This homemade Candy Crush costume is my first DIY costume for Halloween 2013 – Candy Crush Saga! There is a warm satisfaction in DIY-ing your own Halloween costume. The last thing we should be doing is digging through racks of packaged polyester princess dirndls at Halloween Town USA – it’s an insult to our creativity! … Read more

Spicy Homemade Costume Idea: Super Hot Sauce Man from Tapatio

Spicy Homemade Costume Idea: Super Hot Sauce Man from Tapatio

I love food. I love my Mexican-American heritage. But above all, I love humor.  In keeping with my theme of modeling my yearly Halloween costume after an inanimate object, Ipod and a piece a sushi to name a few, I had been searching for a good idea. Then, late last month while in the lunch … Read more