Awesome DIY Hawkman Costume

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This Hawkman costume was one of the most fun, yet challenging costumes I have ever done. I had an image in my head of what I wanted it to look like; especially the wings. They had to be proportionate to my body yet light weight enough to be worn for a long time. So, the … Read more

Coolest DIY Batman Penguin Costume for a Child

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Costume Inspiration From Tim Burton’s Batman Movies Last year HBO was constantly playing the Tim Burton Batman movies. So, naturally, my son got into them. While we were watching them he suggested that he wanted to be Batman for Halloween. I said what about a villain, you never see the kids dressing up as them. … Read more

Awesome Homemade Harley Quinn Halloween Costume

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Homemade Costume Inspiration Sitting in our small room, my sister and I listened to the echoes from the television mixed with the slow drone of the Xbox. Playing our favorite Batman themed video game had become a habit for us. As she watched me navigate The Caped Crusader over a common thug and sucker punch … Read more

Adorably Evil Joker Costume

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We bought a medium scrub top to make the nurse dress, printed out a vote for Dent sticker for the uniform, and used makeup and green hairspray. This costume is easy to do and made him one cool Joker. Our son wanted to be Joker and it went along with his brother’s costumes, his little … Read more

Super Realistic Zombie Poison Ivy and Zombie Riddler Costumes

By the time Halloween 2016 rolled around, I had been wanting to be Poison Ivy for a few years. And I finally did it - threefold. I had purchased a go

By the time Halloween 2016 rolled around, I had been wanting to be Poison Ivy for a few years. And I finally did it – threefold. I had purchased a gorgeous (and expensive) PVC corset/superhero underwear set in 2014 and planned on wearing that. But…I didn’t make it… I always make my costume. I had … Read more

Cool The Joker Costume

Cool The Joker Costume

After watching Suicide Squad with my family,  Aiden decided he wanted to be the Joker for his Halloween costume. We have always loved doing homemade costumes, so we were We have always loved doing homemade costumes, so we were excited about this new opportunity. We studied the Suicide Squad Joker and tried to capture his … Read more

Super Easy Harley Quinn Costume

Super Easy Harley Quinn Costume

After seeing Suicide Squad back in August I completely fell in love with Harley Quinn’s look. Her mismatch bunches and quirky eye makeup looked great and I thought it would be a really quick and easy costume for Halloween this year. The first hurdle was the hair. I was not about to dye my hair, … Read more

Cool Wonder Woman Costume for Girls

Cool Wonder Woman Costume for Girls

I think that my little girl looks like Wonder Woman, so I decided to put together a cute costume for her. I started by taking a red glittery shirt that she had from Christmas and I cut the sleeves off. I sewed a white strip of fabric to the red sleeves to make it look … Read more

DIY Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Costume

DIY Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Costume

I have been making the bat for a year now so I could get all the writing right. Used screenshots. Used bat sanded it down, then paint and stencils and sharpies. Used sharpies on hair extensions and curled with curling iron. Painted gold on jacket sleeves and hot glued on gold trim. Used homemade tattoos … Read more

Cool DIY Poison Ivy Costume

My daughter Kaylie. I came up with the idea because our family was going to do the Bad Guy villain theme. I sprayed her hair red. I made the boots by painting them with green paint then green glitter. I also hot glue gunned leaves to the boots. I made her shirt by cutting out … Read more

Awesome Frankenstein Costume for a Boy

Awesome Frankenstein Costume for a Boy

I created this Frankenstein costume for my son Faisal from scratch. He needed a character from a book for the book week. I bought a leather fabric which is used for the car seats. I then sewed the jacket and glued the extra fabric on an old trousers using the hot glue gun. the small … Read more

Cosplay Inspired Harley Quinn and Robin Toddler Costumes

Cosplay Inspired Harley Quinn and Robin Toddler Costumes

Harley Quinn and Robin Costumes for Toddlers that didn’t look cheap or cheesy were hard to come by in 2014 without dropping a ton of money.  These patterns were drafted using basic top and leggings patterns with custom measurements for each of my children. My daughter was 2yrs old but the size of 12-18 months … Read more

Quest for the Armored Bat Suit

Quest for the Armored Bat Suit

My love for Batman, Halo 3 character Master Chief, and the ability to transform into any character, inspired me enter the world of cosplay. In my beginning years my father joined in my crafting and it became a bonding time for the two of us. My father has since passed away and now I look … Read more

Beast Boy From Teen Titans Costume

Beast Boy From Teen Titans Costume

First, I bought a black unitard. Then I got a pink biketard(to go over the black unitard). It was almost impossible to find a perfect one. It had to be sleeveless, have a turtleneck, and be the right color. My gloves I just bought at walmart and then super glued strips of electrical tape on … Read more

Batman Villains Family Costume Theme

Batman Villains Family Costume Theme

My oldest daughter is the one who started the batman villain theme. She is 8 years old and loves all the old batman movies. She chose poison ivy as her costume and that just triggered the rest of the family into dressing up too. I wanted to try and stick as close as possible to … Read more

The Joker Costume – Alive and Well

The Joker Costume - Alive and Well

So this halloween my kids decided I should go as the joker and nothing else. So thinking about it made it seem like a too simple easy costume,few splashes of face paint and your done…personally im not that type of guy to take the easy way about it. So I decided I needed to be … Read more

Trick And Treat Scary Halloween Clowns

Trick And Treat Scary Halloween Clowns

The costumes for Trick And Treat were imagined by my wife Ana Conlin.  We took off the shelf items and molded them to what we wanted for a look.  for instance the neckwear on Treat (green clown) is a child tutu with blue and greens balls we glued to it.  the costumes are off the … Read more

No-Sew Intricate Harley Quinn Costume

No-Sew Intricate Harley Quinn Costume

Of course I had to be Harley Quinn for Halloween this year! I love her as a character because she is crazy and fun. With the suicide squad movie coming out next year, I dressed as her to show my excitement! However I chose a look more similar to the comics than to the movie. … Read more

Female Frankenstein’s Monster Costume

Female Frankenstein's Monster Costume

I recently had ankle surgery, so wanted to choose a costume that I could incorporate my very sexy walking boot into. I also scoured the internet and sadly didn’t find many female takes on Frankenstein’s monster, only the bride of Frankenstein, so it was decided. I used a water based face paint, a homemade molding … Read more

Old School Harley Quinn Costume

Old School Harley Quinn Costume

My costume was Harley Quinn. I researched her character for awhile before starting on her and channeling my character for the big night. She’s a playful person who’s in love with the Joker despite their many shortcomings. Not to mention the fact he repeatedly tried to kill her, but she always falls back in love … Read more

Women’s Riddler Costume

Women's Riddler Costume

My best friend was having a superhero bachelorette Party in Vegas. I wanted something more accurate then the ones they sell at the store. For this women’s Riddler costume I ended up ordering a men’s blazer and turned it into a vest. I got the hat and added question marks to the vest and hat … Read more

Best Ever Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Best Ever Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Even though Wonder Woman is a very popular costume, I knew that no one would have one like mine. I throw a Halloween Costume party because I love costumes. Costumes are voted on by categories in our contest.  My friends could not believe I made every part of my costume and were raving about it all night. … Read more

Arkham Asylum: Scarecrow Costume

Arkham Asylum: Scarecrow Costume

I wanted to try my hand a creating a decent Scarecrow from the Batman Arkham Asylum games. I started with stripping the leather from 3 different leather couches. I wanted to keep the build as low cost as possible. The mask is made using Crayola model magic and bandages that I had painted on using a … Read more