Coolest DIY Hocus Pocus Group Costume

hocus pocus group costume

This is me and my two daughters in our Hocus Pocus group costume.  It’s funny we all kind of resemble a Sanderson sister, and my youngest looks eerily like Sarah Jessica-Parker in the right makeup. Hocus Pocus Group Costume: Winnie Green panne velvet under dress with large draping sleeves and a strip of purple down … Read more

Awesome DIY Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes

family alice in wonderland costumes

Planning our Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes For the last 9 years I had been trying to get my dear husband to dressed up with the kids for Halloween, to no avail. This year I got lucky, finally!! His mother told us she was throwing a Costume/Birthday party for her boyfriend the first weekend in … Read more

Fabulous DIY Queen of Hearts Costume

DIY queen of hearts costume

This DIY Queen of Hearts costume is hands down one of my favorite costumes to date! Creating my DIY Queen of Hearts Costume I bought the wig, corset, and shoes online, but made everything else. The Skirt For the skirt, I just used 4 different kinds of tulle (black, red, red with glitter, black with … Read more

Coolest Genie in a Lamp Costume

My Grandson wanted to be a Genie for Halloween. I made a black skirt and put blue lights on it the covered it with fake spider webs to give a smoke look. I sewed on trim to the shirt. I made the vest out of gold fabric. Finally, he was painted all blue!

Awesome DIY Vanellope von Schweetz Wheelchair Costume

vanellope von schweetz wheelchair costume

My 3 year old daughter, Abby, is wearing this Vanellope von Schweetz wheelchair costume. Abby uses a wheelchair/adaptive stroller to get around. And it tends to attract not so great attention to us both on a daily basis. Abby was born very prematurely, I was only 23 weeks pregnant. She’s had 27 surgeries 21 of … Read more

Fabulous Homemade Ursula Costume

Ursula costume

I loved The Little Mermaid as a child, and being a plus size gal, I’ve always been drawn to Ursula. I never thought of her as a villain, just the product of her environment. This Halloween, I really wanted to finally wear a “sexy ______” costume and what’s better than a sexy cerulean! Hence, my … 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

Awesome Cruella De Vil Toddler Costume

My daughter is three years old loves the movie 101 Dalmatians. For Halloween she requested a Cruella De Vil toddler costume! I found it almost impossible to find dalmatian print items so I purchased a shawl from Etsy, and used it as a scarf. I made the jewelry and the trick or treat bag (from purchased fabric). … 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 Disney and Game of Thrones Mash up Costumes

Cool Disney and Game of Thrones Mash up Costumes

My sister and I were planning a trip to Disney for Halloween and we both love Disney, Game of Thrones, and clever wordplay. Starting with Elsa and ‘Winter is Coming,’ we came up with Daenelsa and Jon Snow White. They were a big hit at the Halloween party! Daenelsa started with Elsa’s dress and cape … Read more

Adorable Toy Story Green Alien Costumes

Adorable Toy Story Green Alien Costumes

After not winning a costume contest for my dog being scuba dog last year, I decided right then and there that I needed the best costume for this year. I had it planned out a year in advance so I didn’t even know I would be having a baby at the time. Once I found … Read more

Sexy Jessica Rabbit Costume

Sexy Jessica Rabbit Costume

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way” This  Jessica Rabbit costume was a “closet” costume. Created from pieces I had in my closet from previous costumes. The dress was donated to me, but it was completely modified. It was originally a tube top dress, but the front and back were redesigned to be like Jessica … Read more

Cool and Easy Maleficent Homemade Costume

Cool and Easy Maleficent Homemade Costume

My daughter wanted to dress up as Maleficent when she was younger, so I made her this easy Maleficent costume. The wings look amazing and elaborate, yet were so simple to make. I bought two A1 sheets of cardboard.  I then cut out 2 symmetrical wings after marking them out. Then I had to figure … Read more

Cool Homemade Red Queen Costume

Cool Homemade Red Queen Costume

Every year I make my daughters Halloween costumes because I think it is a great “mommy and me” and “sister and sister” bonding. We pretty much just wing it. I give her a few choices about what I think we can make and then we just start brainstorming and working out the details. I made … Read more

Cool Homemade Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume

Cool Homemade Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume

I made this Mad Hatter costume head to toe (minus the socks and shoes). I finished most of it by creating my own patterns. My daughter, Kielyn, helped with all the “extra’s” for it. This is her real hair, teased and color sprayed. She looks awesome and almost identical to the Johnny Depp version of … Read more

Adorable Family Homemade Monsters Inc Costumes

Adorable Family Homemade Monsters Inc Costumes

For Dragon Con this year, we decided to be a Monsters inc. Family. My wife simply wanted me to paint an eye and a smile on a shirt, some purple spots on another, and sew a simple pillow Teddy monster… I’m an artist with Asperger’s… Yeah, simple, like THAT’s gonna’ happen! Anyway, our Homemade Monsters … Read more

Coolest DIY Buzz Lightyear Costume

Coolest DIY Buzz Lightyear Costume

Buzz Lightyear has always been my favorite Pixar character since I was little. I was Buzz three times for Halloween when I was younger, but the costume I had was basic. The main story started when I finished watching the cartoon spin-off ‘Buzz Lightyear of Star Command The Adventure Begins’ towards the end of August. … Read more

Awesome Eve Homemade Costume (Ev-ahh) From Wall-E

eve homemade costume

As a 33-year-old woman who works in film and has blue hair, my love of Halloween comes as a huge shock to strangers. Bonnets fly off, cigars fly out of mouths, fine crystal breaks. I’ve wanted to construct an Eve homemade costume for years but was intimidated. Three years ago I built a Kodos costume, but … Read more

Disney’s Snow White Family Halloween Costume

Disney's Snow White Family Halloween Costume

Each year we do a family Halloween costume theme and this year we chose Snow White! I make all of the costumes or alter them from thrift store finds. I spend months planning and collecting thrift store pieces and fabric that seem like they will be perfect, then I find a way to put them … Read more

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

I made this Carf Fredricksen costume from a few boxes. Carl was a family affair for bookweek. A  clay molded face was created on top of a box to make the head and lots of hot glue.  Carl’s face slowly came together. The box was heavy but it sat nicely on my daughters shoulders and … Read more

Davey Jones Dead Man’s Chest Costume

Davey Jones Dead Man's Chest Costume

This is my Pirates of the Caribbean costume for a pirates carnival summer 2015. The head is made from Plastercine tentacle shapes that were dipped several times in liquid latex, dried off, then added another coating of liquid latex. Let dry and repeat process at least 8 times. There were 30 tentacles in total, add those to a latex … Read more

Cool Hocus Pocus Group Costume

Cool Hocus Pocus Group Costume

My coworkers and I threw this together for our company’s costume contest. Luckily, we’re all fairly creative, so we were able to make our costumes independently, with the big reveal the morning of the party. We were all pleasantly surprised and took first place in the contest. Everything came from either goodwill or our personal … Read more

Grandma and Granddaughter Snow White Costumes

Grandma and Granddaughter Snow White Costumes

Grandma needed a costume for a work function which was just around the corner from halloween. Her granddaughter loves to spend time with grandma in her sewing room. One evening in the sewing room granddaughter told grandma she wanted to be Snow White too as she would love to be a Disney princess. In the … Read more

Oogie Boogie and Mayor Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costumes

Oogie Boogie and Mayor Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costumes

We didn’t start off with the intention of making Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween costumes. Originally the plan was to make Star Wars AT-ST two legged robot costumes out of cardboard, but then one thing led to another and we decided to recreate the infamous Oogie Boogie and the Mayor from the Nightmare Before Christmas. In … Read more