Coolest Homemade Lt. Dan and Forrest Gump Costume

Forrest Gump and Lt Dan

The idea for this homemade Lt. Dan and Forrest Gump costume came from the movie “Forrest Gump”. The hardest part was getting a wheelchair but I eventually found one on sale for $90 on Craigs list. Other items bought for Lt. Dan’s costume: – the wig was a hippy wig found on ebay called the … Read more

Cool NeverEnding Story Couple Costume

Coolest NeverEnding Story Couple Costume

I can’t express enough how happy these costumes made people! We wanted to do something completely original last year for Halloween. Since The NeverEnding Story was one of our favorite movies from both of our childhoods, we decided on Falcor and Atreyu NeverEnding Story Couple Costumes. Falkor had to be LARGE, since he’s a larger-than-life … Read more

Coolest Homemade Boba and Jango Fett Couple Costume Idea

Homemade Boba and Jango Fett Couple Costume Idea

My sons are Star Wars fanatics! When they said they wanted to be Boba and Jango, I looked at the store-bought costumes and thought, “Ugh!” They look cheap and really don’t look much like their on-screen counterparts. Being creatively inclined, I decided to make my own. In an epic journey that involved plastic trash cans, … Read more

Cooelst Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus Costume

Homemade Magic School Bus Costume

While a natural red head is preferred for this costume, a red wig will always suffice. We found a purple dress and decorated it with construction paper in a solar system theme. Then we found a medium/large box and covered it in yellow construction paper. Then we added tinfoil wings and an engine by attaching … Read more

Cool Homemade Mario Brothers Costume

Homemade Mario Brothers Costume

My friend and I created this Homemade Mario Brothers Costume. We grew out our mustaches for 2 months and stenciled out logos for our hats. We made fireballs out of multi-colored paper, color coordinated to match with the corresponding character. We bought overalls from salvation army and got the appropriate long sleeved shirts and shoes … Read more

Coolest Homemade Angry Birds Couple Costume

Homemade Angry Birds Couple Costume

I spent 3 weeks in making the Homemade Angry Birds Couple Costume. From painting helmet and the Styrofoam bricks to making the background. I spent many hours contemplating how the costume would go together and be lite enough to wear for hours. It was a fun because I got to include friends (Jamie) and family … Read more

Coolest Crayola Crayons Halloween Costume

Crayola Crayons Halloween Costume

Well it’s freshmen year of college, and it’s Halloween time. My friend and I didn’t want to be the typical nurse, French maid, or police officer that you generally see around college campuses at this time of year, so the costume brainstorming began. I was browsing some costume search engines when I came across Crayola … Read more

Coolest Homemade Day of the Dead Costume

Homemade Day of the Dead Costume

Where do I begin? I wanted a costume that was creative, yet meaningful, and I also wanted to grab enough attention to win a contest……..and that’s what we did! As my husband is Mexican, this homemade Day of the Dead costume was appealing to him, which was great since he wasn’t really interested in Halloween … Read more

Coolest Publishers Clearing House Couple Costume

Homemade Publishers Clearing House Couple Costume

I got this idea for a Homemade Publishers Clearing House Couple Costume from YOUR site! I loved the idea! My boss was the Prize Patrol. He wore a nice suit with a tie and a hat. We had balloons tied to the back of his coat and I made the printed check on a plotter … Read more

Coolest Homemade Magician and Rabbit in Hat Costume

Homemade Magician and Rabbit in Hat Costume

My son’s like to dress as a theme for Halloween. This year they went in a Homemade Magician and Rabbit in Hat Costume. I purchased the vest, pants and white shirt at thrift stores. I had to alter them slightly as they were too big. I found a large bag of fabric at Goodwill and … Read more

Coolest Bobbits Couple Costume

Homemade Bobbits Couple Costume

The Homemade Bobbits Couple Costume (John & Lorena). We have a costume Halloween party every year and we wanted something nobody else would think of. One day the vision of this costume came to me so I put it into reality. It was so easy to throw together too. For John’s costume: hubby just wore … Read more

Coolest Bacon and Egg Couple Costume

Coolest Bacon and Egg Couple Costume

The egg was made out of poster-board, cut into an egg shape. Then we spray painted a plastic bowl yellow to be the yolk. We hot glued it on to the poster board off center. To attach it to the body we had 2 straps crossing in the back attached with velcro to the poster-board. … Read more

Coolest Homemade G.I. Joe and Barbie Costumes

Homemade G.I. Joe and Barbie Costumes

G.I. Joe & Barbie In a Box were our cool homemade costumes this year. The first challenge was finding boxes. We looked at local appliance stores etc to see if they had any leftover appliance boxes. They recycle them too quickly, so we were out of luck there. We decided to just buy the boxes. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dead Groom and Bride Couple Halloween Costume

Homemade Dead Groom and Bride Couple Halloween Costume

My wife loves the life-size, animated Halloween decoration she calls “Grady” that she bought years ago so we set out to replicate it this year for our homemade dead groom and bride couple Halloween costume. The coat and top hat were bought in a store in the Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco. The vintage ruffled shirt … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dora and Boots Couple Costume

Homemade Dora and Boots Couple Costume

I decided to dress as Dora the Explorer for Halloween because I’ve always said I looked just like her when I was a kid. My boyfriend then jumped on the opportunity to dress as Boots and so we created these homemade Dora and Boots couple costumes. To make the homemade Boots costume I hit up … Read more

Coolest DIY Futurama Couple Halloween Costumes

DIY Futurama Couple Halloween Costumes

These incredibly quick DIY Futurama couple Halloween costumes were a life saver at this year’s Halloween Party. Leela costume – Hair: Purple wig from costume store: $13 Clothes: White tank-top (already had), Black Cargo pants (already had), Black Boots (already had) Armband: Thick white foam board spray painted silver with foam cut-out buttons, also spray … Read more

Coolest Homemade Shrek and Princess Fiona Couple Costume

Homemade Shrek and Princess Fiona Couple Costume

Princess Fiona and Shrek are our favorite cartoon characters, so this year we decided to dress like them. Everyone loved our homemade Shrek and Princess Fiona couple costume and we received so many compliments. We had to do a lot of searching around to find material for our costumes. Most pieces are from second-hand stores … Read more

Coolest Homemade Marge and Homer Simpson Costume

Homemade Marge and Homer Simpson Costume

Homemade Homer Simpson costume: * Used a white polo shirt * Stuffed shirt with pillows to appear fat * Shaved head * Drew on lines for hair with eye liner * Used white face paint for eyes * Wore regular blue jeans * Used yellow face paint tubes to color skin Homemade Marge Simpson costume: … Read more

Coolest Officer Big Mac and the Hamburglar(ette) Costume

Officer Big Mac and Hamburglar Costume

Hamburglar(ette) was a pretty simple costume with a jail outfit and a cape. But, the real challenge for Officer Big mac was creating the head. We basically built a huge BigMac Pillow from felt and stuffing around a reinforced baseball cap. The result was great!! Especially since people didn’t really know who Officer Big Mac … Read more

Coolest Homemade Oompa Loompa Halloween Costumes

Homemade Oompa Loompa Halloween Costumes

I asked my 3 year old what he was going to be for Halloween. He told me an “Oompa Loompa!” I immediately said “Oh yeah?” like where am I going to get a costume like this? After learning you can’t buy a pattern for this I had drew (with a sharpie) on the fabric the … Read more

Creative Oompa Loompa Couple Costume

Homemade Oompa Loompa Costume

This Homemade Oompa Loompa Costume was way easier than it looks to make. I took a pair of white drawstring women’s Capri pants and simply sewed a line that resembled what I thought the Oompa pants would look like on the outer leg. This cut out the step of actually having to make pants. I … Read more