Coolest Homemade Costumes: Mini Ripley and Fluffy the Xenomorph

So here’s me in my scratch-built EVA foam Xenomorph costume, and my daughter in her mini Ripley get up. The rifle is foam and the back of an old Ikea cabinet. We wanted to do something a little different and, well, we’re both big (well, she isn’t that big) kids. The costumes and props themselves … Read more

“I AM GROOT!”: Coolest DIY Groot Costume

DIY Groot Costume

I just knew when I saw the movie “Guardians  Of The Galaxy,” that I had to try to make a DIY Groot costume! DIY Groot Costume Construction Making the Groot Costume Head I began with the head and a plastic coffee can. I added foam and began to add and shape foam to make his … Read more

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

This Hilarious HeiHei costume from Moana is one of our family’s favorite movie characters. We work really hard every year to create wonderful lasting memories for our children and our grandchildren.We started taking our entire family to Disney World for their Halloween party 2 years ago when our granddaughters were 3 and 1 years old. … Read more

Awesome DIY Hawkman Costume

hawkman costume

This Hawkman costume was one of the most fun, yet challenging costumes I have ever done. I had an image in my head of what I wanted it to look like; especially the wings. They had to be proportionate to my body yet light weight enough to be worn for a long time. So, the … Read more

Awesome Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Child

Edward Scissorhands

I was pumped when my son decided to be Edward Scissorhands last year and went right to work on his costume.  I found almost all of the materials at Goodwill, although I went to more than I can count and some over 100 miles away!  I ended up finding a women’s pleather “hotsuit” and cut … Read more

Homemade Crowd-Stopping, Light-Up DJ Pikachu Pokemon Costume

pikachu pokemon costume

My 2016 Halloween DJ Pikachu Pokemon costume idea came to me in July with the release of the popular game Pokemon Go!  Growing up I watched the Pokemon cartoon, and with all the hype of Pokemon Go it inspired me to create a Pokemon themed costume! I knew from the start I wanted to be … Read more

Awesome DIY Sackboy from Little Big Planet Costume

Benjamins d.i.y. Sackboy from Little Big Planet Costume

I love my nephews so when Benjamin told me that he wanted to be Sackboy from the Little Big Planet video game, I decided to try my hand at costume making. I’ve never tried making clothes or crafts, I always left that to my sister Jackie. But my nephew asked so I had to try … Read more

Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Costumes are kind of a big deal in our home. My husband and I go to 2-3 costume parties a year, and I always make the costumes. They are usually pretty fabulous, so the bar was set high for our son’s second Halloween. He was a year and a half old and was starting to … Read more

Awesome DIY Teen Wolf Costume

This is Bryan. He’s a huge Michael J. Fox fan. And the number 42 was also his basketball number back in high school. Additionally, he has a serious “man beard” and didn’t want to shave for an 80s themed b-day/Halloween party. Turns out there are not many guys from the 80s with a huge beard. … Read more

Coolest Transforming DIY Optimus Prime Costume

diy optimus prime costume

This is my home made Transformers DIY Optimus Prime costume for Halloween.  This is based on the Cab Over Semi truck from the original Generation 1 (G1) 80’s cartoon. Costume Details My costume is detailed with several different items to make it unique, such as: the vanity Manitoba Licence plate, the windshield wipers, the working … Read more

Coolest DIY Young Maleficent Costume – Make Heads Turn!

young maleficent costume

Want a costume that will stand out? Well look no further! My daughter wanted to a young Maleficent costume after watching the movie Maleficent when it came out. All the costumes online were very generic and not what we were looking for. So I decided to brainstorm and put something together for her. The Wings (Time … Read more

Awesome Homemade Furry Pink Panther Costume

pink panther costume

I finally got around to making the costume I’ve always wanted to make…The Pink Panther!! I have wanted to for years but just didn’t have the time and finally ordered the material and set to work! So, I really don’t have any specifics on how I made my pink panther costume, it was literally all … Read more

Aerodynamically Awesome DIY Toddler Amelia Earhart Costume

toddler amelia earhart costume

Unique Costume Idea My husband and I were looking for a costume which would be unique and also, stray away from the mainstream costumes marketed to young girls.  As our daughter is named Amelia, we chose Amelia Earhart. We liked that she is a prominent female historical figure and she that shares the same first … Read more

Hardcore Homemade Mad Max Fury Road Costumes

mad max fury road costumes

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved making my costumes and dressing up. And of course, they have only continued to get more elaborate over the years. I was having trouble thinking of what to be this year until I came across an article about the second … Read more

Cool Homemade Storm Cloud and Rain Costume

rain costume

Calgary Alberta had a very wet summer this year. So I thought I would take that idea and create “Miss Calgary Summer 2016″.  I made the storm cloud by stapling and gluing batting to a clear umbrella.  Then, I added shimmery ribbon and crystals for the rain and mini strobe lights.  I pieced the dress … Read more

Coolest Homemade Vintage Miller High Life Girl Costume

miller high life girl costume

I currently live in Milwaukee, which is the home of the Miller Brewing. Company.  I was on a brewery tour with my family when my dad told me the story of my grandmother and her bowling team.  He said that in the 50’s, she was on a team called the Miller High Life Girls. Her entire … Read more

Awesome Homemade Christmas Costumes: Bumble and Yukon Cornelius

homemade christmas costumes

This Halloween my 2 1/2 year old Daughter wanted to be Yukon Cornelius and Me to be Bumble. She has been watching Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (1964) since June. She really loves Christmas and everything to do with it. Thus, we needed homemade Christmas costumes. Making our Homemade Christmas Costumes I decided to make … Read more

Funny Donald Trump Costume: Make America Skate Again

funny donald trump costume

One of my roommates and I dressed up for Halloween this year in a funny Donald Trump costume. We were Donald Trump on roller skates. The theme for the costume was based off of his Presidential Candidate slogan, except we decided to make a play on the words. So we entitled our costume “Make America … Read more

Amazing Pop Art Inspired Owner and Pet Costumes

owner and pet costumes

Inspiration for my Owner and Pet Costumes I got the inspiration for this costume last year online. I always do dog costume contests. And I love to dress up alongside of my pup. So, I knew what I was going to do for myself – but I had to think of how to create it … Read more

Epic DIY Groot Costume From Guardians of the Galaxy

groot costume

My wife saw this idea on Pinterest and at the beginning of October, decided she was going to make it. Then we’d all go to our local Halloween Party as the Guardians of the Galaxy. I love my wife – she is very creative and artistic, but I didn’t think this was possible. But – … Read more

Awesome Homemade Child Wheelchair Costume

child wheelchair costume

Wizard of Oz Inspiration Cody is a very happy 12 year old boy who has CP, a dandy walker malformation and epilepsy. In short, he is medically fragile and each year is more special than the last. He just made his way 3,000 miles across country a few months ago to join his Active Duty … Read more

Coolest Homemade Rainstorm Costume for Halloween

rainstorm costume

My daughter and I were on a hunt for an idea for a Halloween costume this year. We looked on Pinterest and saw a few ideas that inspired us to make this rainstorm costume, aka our “Rainstorm Princess”. Our first step was to get a dress for the base of the rainstorm costume.  I found … Read more