Cool Princess Fiona and Shrek Costumes

Cool Princess Fiona and Shrek Costumes

I am always trying to come up with a couples costume where the man is a big bald guy to accommodate my hubby, fortunately, there are plenty to choose from. This year, we went with the Fiona and Shrek costumes. For Fiona, I found the perfect green dress at Unique (a chain of thrift stores) … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Group Costume

How to Train Your Dragon Group Costume

My youngest daughter loves the How to Train Your Dragon Movies.  When she asked to be Toothless I thought it would be fun for the whole family to dress up (we love costumes). For Toothless I used a black hoodie from Goodwill as the basis for the costume.  I added stiff felt ears and spines … Read more

DIY How to Train Your Dragon Toothless Baby Costume for $12

DIY How to Train Your Dragon Toothless Baby Costume for $12

How To Train Your Dragon is one of my family’s favorite movies and my husband and I thought it was quite fitting that our 9-month-old (who has no teeth yet!) dress as Toothless the Night Fury for Halloween. My husband and I went as Astrid and Hiccup from the movie as well (not pictured.) I … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Family Costumes

How to Train Your Dragon Family Costumes

It started the day after Halloween last year, when my fiance thought of the idea to make our daughter a dragon rider with a dragon to ride on while trick-or-treating. As this Halloween drew near, we made various trips to craft stores to gather our supplies…mainly faux leather, styrofoam, modeling clay, and hot glue…lots of … Read more

Awesome Astrid and Hiccup Couples Costume

Awesome Astrid and Hiccup Couples Costume

I LOVE Halloween and my husband decided on our costumes this year. After seeing “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, he really wanted to try to recreate Hiccup’s armor. For Hiccup, my husband got EVA foam from Home Depot and used a hot air gun to bend it into shape. He used a shirt pattern … Read more

Coolest Homemade How to Train Your Dragon Costume

Coolest Homemade How to Train Your Dragon Costume

When my son told his grandma he wanted to be a dragon for Halloween, she was super excited.  She happened to have a dragon she had already made for her brother about 15 years earlier and luckily she had kept it.  Of course she’s a perfectionist when it comes to Halloween costumes so she may … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Valka (Hiccup’s Mom) Costume

How to Train Your Dragon Valka (Hiccup's Mom) Costume

For 30 years I have been making costumes for my family. Finally, I made one for myself. There are not many strong middle aged mom characters out there to imitate until now. Valka, Hiccup’s mom from How To Train Your Dragon is the coolest mom ever. In an effort to keep cost down and try … Read more

Homemade How to Train Your Dragon Astrid Costume

Homemade How to Train Your Dragon Astrid Costume

This costume was VERY time consuming! I am not somebody who has any real sewing skills, I don’t make sewing patterns, and I have never used a sewing machine. Needless to say, wanting to be Astrid (from How To Train Your Dragon 2) would prove to be a daunting task! I started off by searching … Read more

Preschooler’s Detailed Homemade Boss Dragon Costume

Preschooler's Detailed Homemade Boss Dragon Costume

Last year, I had noticed my boy was saying something about wanting to be an alien with one hundred eyeballs for Halloween, but I’d already found him a $2 Cookie Monster costume at a garage sale and I didn’t really think about it. As I’m putting him to bed the night before his preschool Halloween … Read more

Homemade Sweeney Todd Child Costume

Homemade Sweeney Todd Child Costume

My son Thomas, this year wanted to be Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of fleet street! Firstly we used a wig we already had and painted a section of it white, the easiest way we found to do this was with Ti-pex. We then re-used a shirt he’d used before and covered the sleeve in … Read more

Awesome DIY Toothless Alpha Costume

Awesome DIY Toothless Alpha Costume

The base was a re-purposed plain witch dress and some tight fitting black pants. We already had blue shoes to match. Making the rest is where it got tricky! I started with some bee wings and smaller bat wings, plus a wire flower for the tail. I covered both sets of wings with black felt … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Toothless Kids Costume

How to Train Your Dragon Toothless Kids Costume

This year my daughter gave me a big challenge. ‘Dad, I want a toothless Costume. And I want wings that open and close and fire on the back.’ I was dumfounded. How was I supposed to do this? Well, very carefully. Here’s how we did it. Thanks for voting for us! We started off with … Read more

Puss in Boots Toddler Costume Idea

Puss in Boots Toddler Costume Idea

My 4 year old granddaughter, Zoey, loves Puss in Boots so Mimi took on the challenge to create her the perfect costume. I headed to the fabric store first and loaded up on fake fur and picked up some felt for the pirate hat and pleather to make her the famous boots for Puss.  The … Read more

Magical DreamWorks Logo Costume

Magical DreamWorks Logo Costume

This costume took my blood, sweat and tears to make. I never did carpentry before so it was quite a challenge. The moon was cut using a jigsaw and painted with house paint. Each gem was glued on individually and that took some time. A lot of trial and error was done before the final … Read more

Homemade Donkey Costume from the Movie Shrek

Homemade Donkey Costume from the Movie Shrek

Materials I used for my Shrek Donkey costume: EVA rubber white and black colored 2 tablespoons large plastic black carpet fabric brown adhesive felt cyanoacrylate glue gray pajamas gray spray paint Cut the felt to make eyebrows. Once finished I finished the head I sprinkled gray paint to give shadows. I used plastic spoons for … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mega Mind Costume

Coolest Homemade Mega Mind Costume

I make my kids costumes and they never cease to challenge me. This year was no exception! My more “animated” son desparately wanted to be Mega Mind with the Black Mamba cape. He loves this movie so much he can pretty much recite the monologue for the whole movie! I thought ” ok, well that’s … Read more

Gingy Cookie and Shrek Costumes

Gingy Cookie and Shrek Costumes

Hi my name is Elena. This is the first year I decided I was no longer buying store bought costumes for my children. Their ages are 7, 5, 2, and a month old. I decided to make a homemade costume for each but wanted all of them to be in the same theme. I choose … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Homemade Toothless Costume

How to Train Your Dragon Homemade Toothless Costume

I made this costume for my son because he wanted to be Toothless from the Pixar movie How to Train Your Dragon. I started with a plain black sweat suit from K-mart ($7) and about a yard and a half of black fleece from the fabric store.  To make the hoodie I first cut along … Read more

Little Ogre Fiona Costume for a Girl

Little Ogre Fiona Costume for a Girl

Every September my little niece and I start the years Halloween costume process.  I thought like many little girls, Ciara would have dreams of being a Princess.  I was half right.  She did want to be Princess, Princess Fiona to be exact however I was told “not the pretty Fiona Aunt Darcee, but the Ogre … Read more

Blades of Glory Couple Costume

Blades of Glory Couple Costume

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and recently I got tired of buying the 80$ cheaply made costumes that barely covered my body. So I decided I wanted to craft them this year!  I knew I had to keep my boyfriend excited (last year he was a trooper and was Aladdin) haha so I … Read more

Excellent Astrid the Dragon Slayer Costume for a Girl

Excellent Astrid the Dragon Slayer Costume for a Girl

2011 Persia wanted to be ASTRID from ‘How To Train A Dragon’ movie. This costume was challenging. I started by sketching the costume from the movie. Made patterns using newspaper for the skirt, head piece, arm guantlets and the shield.. cut them out Head band- i glued gems and put velcro on the inside as fasteners Skirt- (outer layer)- … Read more

Awesome Homemade Plus-Size Fiona and Shrek Costume

Cool Homemade Couple Costume: Shrek and Fiona Forever!

Since we have the perfect body types for Shrek and Fiona the decision for what costumes to wear was easy! A couple’s Shrek costume and Fiona costume. I made Fiona’s dress using a Simplicity pattern, ordered the wig online and followed a tutorial on YouTube with step by step instructions how to do Fiona’s makeup. … Read more

Awesome Toothless and Hiccup Wheelchair Costume

Awesome Toothless and Hiccup Wheelchair Costume

This year my son picked “Hicup” and “Toothless” from the dreamworks movie “How to Train your Dragon”.  This one was a doozie.  We worked the body again with foam board, sanding and sculpting the lines  We made a large square block of foam board from glueing sheets together and forming a square.  We sculpted the … Read more