Prize-Winning Sexy DIY Betty Boop Costume

Prize-Winning Sexy DIY Betty Boop Costume

One of my very favorite cartoon characters happens to be Betty Boop! I have made many homemade Halloween costumes through out the years, But none of them compare to Betty. I’ve learned at a very young age in Spanish class to do paper-mache, which gave me the idea to create my Halloween costumes. I don’t have … Read more

Original DIY Costume Idea for a Boy: Captain of the Titanic

Original DIY Costume Idea for a Boy: Captain of the Titanic

When I asked my six year old son, Ethan, what he wanted to be for Halloween this year, it came as no surprise when he confidently responded “the captain of a cruise ship – the Titanic!”.  You see has has been obsessed (to put it mildly) with ocean liners ever since he saw the movie … Read more

Cutest and Easiest Homemade Minion Costume for All Ages

Cutest and Easiest Homemade Minion Costume for All Ages

Minions are so cute! Easy cheap costume idea for all ages!  Yellow hat, socks, shirt, navy blue leggings and apron and black gloves. For the hat I used pipe cleaners and stuck them right through the top! Made the Gru decal on the apron out of felt. The goggles were a little tricky! Purchase cheap glasses from any Dollar … Read more

Coolest, Most Realistic Green Plastic Army Men Costumes

Coolest, Most Realistic Green Plastic Army Men Costumes

I talked my husband into being a plastic green army man for Halloween with me. I told him that I’d take care of making it and he wouldn’t have to worry about it. So I went through a lot of trial and error. First Attempt: I bought rain suits from Home Depot to get the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Transformer Costume – AKA Wrangler!

Coolest Homemade Transformer Costume - AKA Wrangler!

This Transformer costume idea was rolling around in my head since ever since my sister bought a used power wheels jeep at a garage sale for my nephew.  The basic idea was to cut apart a power wheels jeep (I bought my own, I promise, and used everything I could from it to to build … Read more

Coolest Homemade Firetruck Costume for a Toddler

Coolest Homemade Firetruck Costume for a Toddler

This year for Halloween I asked my almost 3 year old what he wanted to be for Halloween, and due to his obsession with firetrucks of course he said a firetruck. So I Googled images of firetruck costumes after looking at various other costumes I thought to myself, it cant be that difficult. So to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carnage (Spiderman Villain) Costume

Coolest Homemade Carnage (Spiderman Villain) Costume

My son is a huge Spiderman fan and asked if I could make him a “Carnage” costume. If you are not a comic person… Carnage is the offspring of “Venom” (seen in Spiderman 3). Venom is a symbiote 1/2 alien that merges with a human host. In the comic series, a piece of the alien disconnected from … Read more

Coolest DIY Grim Reaper Costume: Free Hugs from Death

Coolest DIY Grim Reaper Costume: Free Hugs from Death

The scythe is actual plasma cut metal, with a plastic skull. The wings actually articulate up and down with the help of a switch in the sleeve, which controls a power window motor and pulley system on the back and wings. Cheap clothing materials from local stores torn and shredded sewn and stapled onto costume. The … Read more

Coolest Carl the Minion Costume for a Toddler

Coolest Carl the Minion Costume for a Toddler

As the Dad I am more than happy to buy a costume from the store just hours prior to trick-or-treating.  However, my spouse loves making a Halloween costume more than opening presents on Christmas.  Last year we set the bar pretty high and won a costume contest as the family in Brave.  This year we … Read more

Cool Wordplay Costume: Do the Harlem Shake!

Cool Wordplay Costume: Do the Harlem Shake!

I’m a Halloween nut. Last year I spent weeks sewing a Honey Boo Boo pageant dress and, despite much protest on my part, ended up wearing it to work and winning a prize! After years of stressful Octobers with a lack of sleep crafting costumes for myself and friends, preparing for parties, and decorating the … Read more

Cool Homemade “Shark Week” Group Costume

Cool Homemade "Shark Week" Group Costume

These costumes were epic!  The best we have ever done. We won overall best costume at one of the costume contests in West Des Moines, IA. When other people are asking to take pictures with you, then you know you did good!! I was sitting on the couch watching TV one day, and saw previews … Read more