Invisible Kids: A Halloween Costume with a Twist

The amazing invisible man and woman

My kids were adamant about having unique costumes this Halloween. After exploring ideas online, they settled on invisibility. The challenge now fell upon me to figure out how to make them disappear. I had my doubts about their enthusiasm for these costumes, as their faces would be completely covered. Undeterred, we embarked on a journey … Read more

A Labor of Love: Grammy’s Five Nights at Freddy’s Springtrap Costume

Springtrap by Grammy

My grandson Clayton, an avid fan of the Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) video game series, requested a Springtrap costume for Halloween. As a 77-year-old grandmother, I was unfamiliar with the character but determined to fulfill his wish. Embracing the challenge, I embarked on a journey of research, learning new crafting techniques, and dedicating countless … Read more

Freddy vs Jason Mashup: A Terrifyingly Creative Halloween Costume

Freddy VS Jason

My son Leonardo is a child of boundless creativity. His cheerful demeanor is often juxtaposed by his fascination with the macabre. One day, he stumbled upon a clip of Freddy vs Jason on YouTube, and the iconic horror mashup became an obsession. His lack of familiarity with the original films only added to the intrigue. … Read more

Candy Cane Elf: A Quirky Renaissance Costume with a Twist

Renaissance Candy Cane Elf

Seeking a unique and festive ensemble for the Renaissance Fair’s “Celtic Christmas” theme, I embarked on a creative journey to craft a costume that would embody the spirit of the season while adding a touch of whimsy. A Dazzling Hat: The Foundation of the Costume My costume’s centerpiece was a grand hat crafted from a … Read more

Crowd-Pleasing DIY Halloween Muppets Group Costume

Crowd-Pleasing Muppet Mania

Unleashing our creativity each year for Halloween brings excitement into our household for the entire month—sometimes more, depending on the elaborateness of the costumes. This year, we aimed to capture the classic Muppets look for each character while preserving some of our human features. Vision Through Tiny Peepholes For all but one character, this meant … Read more

DIY Corpse Bride Costume: A Halloween Masterpiece

Emily, the Corpse Bride, homemade cosplay

I decided I wanted to be Emily, the Corpse Bride (concept originally by Tim Burton) for Halloween this year since I felt my makeup skills were finally developed enough to be able to pull off the look successfully. I knew I would have to make the costume myself so I started two months early. I … Read more

Coolest Home Made Marvin The Martian Costume!

Coolest Home Made Marvin The Martian Costume!

I’ve wanted to do a Marvin the Martian martian costume for a while and this year I finally made that happen! I started with the head which was an enlarged model of marvin that I modified and 3d printed. I also 3d printed the ray gun and a couple buttons I sewed onto the skirt. … Read more

Beautiful Handmade Corpse Bride Costume

Beautiful Corpse Bride

My daughter wanted to be the Corpse Bride this year for Halloween so we tried to make it a modern take on this Tim Burton Classic! We used an old pageant dress of mine and added a corset the top of it. We used hot glue to create the rib bones and then hot glued … Read more

Gorgeous Sun and Moon Costumes

Gorgeous Sun & Moon Costumes

My daughter and niece wanted to be something beautiful and extravagant and decided to be the Sun and Moon this year so we sketched out our design and got started creating these awesome costumes. Our biggest task was how we were going to make the big back pieces and make them not look “connected” to … Read more