Coolest Homemade Life-Sized Gumball Machine Costume

Coolest Homemade Life-Sized Gumball Machine Costume

I decided early I wanted to be a Bubblegum machine, life sized. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and kept adding, and adding. For the head I papermached a giant balloon, cut holes into it and hot glued pom pom balls on it.  I originally started with bingo dabbers but it was not cutting it. … Read more

Adorable Blue Monster Costume from Scratch

Adorable Blue Monster Costume from Scratch

Aleidian here is quite an adorable monster indeed. Always well-received, it’s nice when people run up and ask for hugs and tell you how cute you are. This character is very fun to dress up as and act out, by being affectionate, lively, and of course, adorable. This costume mask features “follow-me” foam eyes, plastic … Read more

Sexy and Fun Homemade Costume Idea: One Night Stand!

Sexy and Fun Homemade Costume Idea: One Night Stand!

Oh dear, I really didn’t know how this was all going to work out, but after going to many thrift stores, finding  the right lamp shade, broken alarm clock, and the perfect doli then off to home depot, I was able to be the perfect 1 night stand, you will see in the pictures, a … Read more

Halo 4 Warrior Costume for 9-Year-Old Boy Entirely Scratchbuilt!

Halo 4 Warrior Costume for 9-Year-Old Boy Entirely Scratchbuilt!

My son, Lukas, likes to play video game Halo.  So it was easy for me to pick Halo for his costume. The helmet started with paper craft, pepakura. The helmet is then hardened with resin and bondo. The helmet is then finished with motorcycle visor. The rest of the costume is done using EVA foam, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Tornado Costume Idea

Coolest Homemade Tornado Costume Idea

My son comes up with some crazy ideas.  He loves weather, especially tornado’s, so that’s what he wanted to be.  I started with a base of chicken type wire rolled to make the shape.  Covered it with Halloween spider webs. Lightly sprayed it with gray spray paint. Then attached small toys like cars, trees, animals.  … Read more

Coolest Homemade Hermit Crab Halloween Costume Idea

Coolest Homemade Hermit Crab Halloween Costume Idea

I used a laundry basket as the base for the shell.  Started with an old sheet cut into 8″ wide strips and sewn into long tubes. Stuffed them with paper and then sewed them to the basket using fishing line.( I tried to hot glue but they wouldn’t stay on.) Next I used paints to decorate the … Read more

Purple Majesty Butterfly DIY Costume for a Girl

Purple Majesty Butterfly DIY Costume for a Girl

My daughter wanted to big beautiful butterfly, so we got at the sewing machine and paints and got to work. Used newspaper to make a pattern to cut the wings out evenly.  Used a purple silk doubled to get it a little more stability. Used paints for the wing designs.  Used a headband for the antennae.

Prize-Winning Walking Skeleton in Coffin DIY Costume

Prize-Winning Walking Skeleton in Coffin DIY Costume

This is Michael in 2nd grade, he was 7 yrs. old at the time. We gathered cardboard and I cut and shaped it to his size using the ideal  of an old fashioned coffin. Once all the pieces of the coffin were cut, they were painted black.  1  can of black spray paint and clear 2′ cellophane tape to … Read more

80’s-Inspired DIY Gumball Machine Costume Idea for a Girl

80's-Inspired DIY Gumball Machine Costume Idea for a Girl

I was inspired by the costumes from when I was a kid growing up in the 80’s.  I remember the kids not really looking like a gumball.  Just a clear garbage bag of blown up balloons, so I decided to take it up a notch.  I’m also a professional balloon artist (no, not the kind … Read more

Most Awesome Homemade Pinata Costume Ever!

Most Awesome Homemade Pinata Costume Ever!

Every year, I ‘m challenged with what my kids will be for Halloween. Being a stay at home mom to 4 kids is very expensive when you ‘re faced with store bought costumes.  So I figured why not make them like we used to in the 80’s?  I try to find project costumes that won … Read more

Awesome Homemade Dia De los Muertos Couple Costume

Awesome Homemade Dia De los Muertos Couple Costume

We wanted to do a couple costume as we are newly married and thought a take on bride and groom would be apt, preferably a really spooky one. Have always been somewhat fascinated by Mexican Day of the Dead ‘Dia de los Murtes’ here in Ireland, the birthplace of Oiche Samhain (Halloween in Irish) we have … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scrabble Nerd Costume

Coolest Homemade Scrabble Nerd Costume

I love Scrabble, so I decided to be the game for Halloween! I bought a bag of 1000 tiles online and got to work. I made a belt, headband, bracelets, earrings, and rings out of the tiles. For the headband, I bought a plain plastic headband and glued the tiles in a way that created … Read more

Coolest Homemade Purple Evil Minion Costume from Despicable Me

Coolest Homemade Purple Evil Minion Costume from Despicable Me

Materials Needed tall large cylinder laundry basket/hamper camping foam mat purple felt material black materials old bowl to cut for eye goggle white craft foam 2 purple wigs hot glue gun/lots of glue sticks scissors, cutting tools silver paint material measuring tape Directions Measure where the arm holes should be on the laundry basket and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cruella De Vil Costume

Coolest Homemade Cruella De Vil Costume

With the exception of the coat and dead dog purse all the pieces of this costume were purchased individually and then put together. The coat is really just two pieces of fabric (furry and red lining) sewn together much like a blanket and then I stitched the corners together to create an overcoat look. The … Read more

Horrifying DIY Fire(wo)man Zombie Costumes for a Couple

Horrifying DIY Fire(wo)man Zombie Costumes for a Couple

This was actually for one of the Toronto Zombie Walks.  My friend and I usually decide to go as a pair or group set of themed zombies, this year was fireman/woman zombies that were half burnt! I have the process documented on my friend, as I was doing her makeup. A few things you will … Read more

Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume: Possessed/Demon Chick

Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume: Possessed/Demon Chick

This makeup was a last minute job.  I received an invite to a Jagermeister Halloween event that was free, had food, kegs and unlimited Jager in September, lol.  It was a bit odd, but since I LOVE Halloween, dressing up and free things (especially booze! lol), I decided I HAD to go!  So I pulled … Read more

Creative Cyber Medusa Homemade Costume

Creative Cyber Medusa Homemade Costume

This was a last minute costume.  I had wanted to be Medusa for a while, but could never afford to pull it all together in time. Until last year!  All on the day I was set to help my friends do their makeup and go out for the night. I bought some cyber dread falls … Read more

Steampunk Bird Hybrid Costume

Steampunk Bird Hybrid Costume

The Steampunk Bird Woman, Miss Ava Fortune, was crafted from re-purposed cast-off materials. Miss Ava Fortune was a former high wire artist who sought the help of a disreputable doctor to employ the use of genetics to imbue her with bird-like traits that would enhance her performances. Alas, the experimental treatments only left her disfigured … Read more

Coolest Homemade Queen of The Damned Costume

Coolest Homemade Queen of The Damned Costume

You can either make this costume yourself as I did or even buy it at a costume shop (good luck).  Stuart Townsend is the vampire Lestat, who has awakened from a century-long slumber and turned his considerable energy to rock music. Lestat ‘s powerful music reaches the ear of the slumbering Akasha (Aaliyah), the millennia-old … Read more

Sexy DIY Katy Perry Candy Land Halloween Costume

Sexy DIY Katy Perry Candy Land Halloween Costume

I always get told I look like Katy Perry  (I don’t see it, but she’s a babe so I’ll take it!) so  I decided to be here for Halloween. I went with her candy land outfit from her California Gurls video and used things that I had already around the house (the white corset) and … Read more