Coolest Homemade ET Costume

Coolest Homemade ET Costume

  I’m a LONG time lover of both crochet and Halloween and every year I try to outdo myself from the previous year for my babies! I’m also a die-hard 80s’ kid, it’s forever engrained in my soul! So this year, I went hard for Halloween and freehand crocheted this ET costume for my son! … Read more

Adorable Gizmo and Stripe Gremlins Costumes

Adorable Gizmo and Stripe Gremlins Costumes

My daughter (Gizmo) who is 4-years-old LOVES the Gremlins. She carries around a Gizmo doll everywhere she goes. Her brother, who is 9, decided to make his sister a happy camper this year and while she dressed in a Gizmo costume, he dressed up in a Stripe costume. Making the Gizmo and Stripe Costumes Gizmo is … Read more

Cool Homemade Lighthouse Costume With Rotating Beacon

Cool Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Costume

My 14 yr old son and I were sitting in the mall brainstorming on costume ideas for his 6 year old sister.  He looked around and began naming things he saw.  In a little figurine shop he saw a lighthouse.  As soon as he said it my wheels began to turn in my brain.  This turned out to be a … Read more

Amazing Steampunk Satyr Costume

Amazing Steampunk Satyr Costume

This Steampunk Satyr costume was entirely made by hand! I took my love for fantasy and combined it with my enjoyment for gears and mechanics.  My costume combined Steampunk and Satyr together. Making the Steampunk Satyr Costume Horns: The horns are sculpted/carved from insulation foam and coated with one layer of Worbla.  After they were … Read more

Amazing Butterfly Costume

Amazing Butterfly Costume

As a scientist, I wanted something that was a nerdy version of a typical “sexy” costume. Therefore I built the “anatomically correct NOT sexy butterfly”. I wanted something animal based with plenty of jewels and lighting. Creating the Butterfly Costume I made a sculpture of the body, transcribed patterns, expanded to human size, cut them … Read more

Cool The Purge Election Year Homemade Costume

Cool The Purge Election Year Homemade Costume

Every year we do a themed haunted house at a friend’s house. This year’s theme is The Purge Election Year. Well after seeing the newest one of the trilogy I had decided that the wife and I would be Uncle Sam and lady Liberty. Since the masks in the movie are not produced, I had to come … Read more

Cutest Homemade Little Red Riding Hood Costume

Cutest Homemade Little Red Riding Hood Costume

This homemade Little Red Riding Hood costume was a super sweet costume that did not take a lot of time or money.  We got a lot of compliments and it was a nice “girly” costume, which my daughter wanted, without being just another princess! Making Little Red Riding Hood’s Cape This was the biggest job.  I … Read more

Cutest Homemade Toddler Scarecrow Costume

Cutest Homemade Toddler Scarecrow Costume

We saw a similar scarecrow costume and thought it was so adorable. So I had to make our own homemade toddler scarecrow costume (It was expensive though). I totally nailed it! Ours turned out way cuter than the one we had based ours on. And It was super easy to make. The Tulle, felt, fabric … Read more

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume

I love making DIY Halloween costumes. Several years ago my little man was a Minion for Halloween. He was a hit! But this scarecrow Halloween costume has topped them all. I received the most compliments on this one! I really wish I would have entered him into a contest, everyone said he would have definitely … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lego Spiderman Costume

Coolest Homemade Lego Spiderman Costume

The Lego craze hit our household hard when my son turned six last year. This meant I had to come up with a unique idea for Halloween since all my son’s costumes are handmade for Halloween. Boy, did I have a large task in front of me. I went to Pinterest and found several DIY … Read more

Awesome Wun Wun the Giant, Game of Thrones Costume

Awesome Wun Wun the Giant, Game of Thrones Costume

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday because it’s the perfect opportunity to challenge and express my creativity (which I don’t get to utilize working in an I.T. Support role in a cubicle day in and day out). I find the process of creating a homemade costume to be enjoyable and therapeutic, which is why I … Read more

Amazing The Book of Life La Muerte Costume

Amazing The Book of Life La Muerte Costume

Each year I search for inspiration for a costume that will allow me to express my creativity, innovation, and spirit of Halloween. My 5-year-old son had recently been watching The Book of Life again. I had seen it before but something specifically caught my attention this time. The last line in the movie spoken by … Read more

Awesome Gossamer and Bugs Bunny Costume

Awesome Gossamer and Bugs Bunny Costume

So we had never really seen a Gossamer costume, except for maybe cosplay, and we wanted to give it a shot this year.  As a natural companion, I decided to go with Bugs Bunny.  We got a lot of really great feedback from people. Even young children still knew who Bugs Bunny was, which I … Read more

Amazing DIY Rock n Red Scorpion Costume

Amazing DIY Rock n Red Scorpion Costume

While in imagination mode, I was brainstorming for the next “WOW” factor. All of a sudden, I flipped to a channel that was showing, “The Mummy Returns” (2001). I said to myself, “WOW…THAT WOULD BE HOT TO CONSTRUCT!” At the same time, I thought ‘naw…way too time consuming’ and I didn’t have a fix on … Read more

Awesome Eve Homemade Costume (Ev-ahh) From Wall-E

eve homemade costume

As a 33-year-old woman who works in film and has blue hair, my love of Halloween comes as a huge shock to strangers. Bonnets fly off, cigars fly out of mouths, fine crystal breaks. I’ve wanted to construct an Eve homemade costume for years but was intimidated. Three years ago I built a Kodos costume, but … Read more

Awesome Genie on Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Awesome Genie on Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Who wouldn’t want to go on a magic carpet ride?! When my 5 year old daughter, Sophie, told me she wanted to be a genie, I knew I had to take it to the next level, as “just a genie” was too boring to me. I make her costumes every year, and love a challenge. … Read more

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Costume

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Costume

My son is on the Autistic Spectrum and gets consumed by certain subjects, characters, objects and movies. He watched Transformers probably more then 50 times. He loves Transformers and one of his most favorite one is Bumblebee. We wanted to buy a costume and we looked everywhere, but he was not satisfied with any of … Read more

Disney’s Snow White Family Halloween Costume

Disney's Snow White Family Halloween Costume

Each year we do a family Halloween costume theme and this year we chose Snow White! I make all of the costumes or alter them from thrift store finds. I spend months planning and collecting thrift store pieces and fabric that seem like they will be perfect, then I find a way to put them … Read more

The Abomination Costume

The Abomination Costume

Halloween is my passion, and I love the haunted attraction industry.  I make costumes to use in haunted houses, although I also love making them for the fun of it.  This character—The Abomination—was inspired by Clive Barker’s work and SPAWN.  I love the aesthetic of the characters in Clive Barker’s movies/stories and Tod McFarlane’s comics, … Read more

Awesome Toddler Paramedic and Ambulance Costume

Awesome Toddler Paramedic and Ambulance Costume

Huge shout out to all the paramedics for the amazing work that you do! You are real life super heroes. My 2 year old son is your biggest fan and he NEEDED to dress up like you for his Halloween costume. We hope this brings you a smile! For as long as he can remember, … Read more

Awesome Frankenstein Costume for a Boy

Awesome Frankenstein Costume for a Boy

I created this Frankenstein costume for my son Faisal from scratch. He needed a character from a book for the book week. I bought a leather fabric which is used for the car seats. I then sewed the jacket and glued the extra fabric on an old trousers using the hot glue gun. the small … Read more

Cosplay Inspired Harley Quinn and Robin Toddler Costumes

Cosplay Inspired Harley Quinn and Robin Toddler Costumes

Harley Quinn and Robin Costumes for Toddlers that didn’t look cheap or cheesy were hard to come by in 2014 without dropping a ton of money.  These patterns were drafted using basic top and leggings patterns with custom measurements for each of my children. My daughter was 2yrs old but the size of 12-18 months … Read more

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

I made this Carf Fredricksen costume from a few boxes. Carl was a family affair for bookweek. A  clay molded face was created on top of a box to make the head and lots of hot glue.  Carl’s face slowly came together. The box was heavy but it sat nicely on my daughters shoulders and … Read more

DIY David Bowie Flame Costume

DIY David Bowie Flame Costume

It’s embarrassing to admit, but I didn’t really know who David Bowie was when I started to research ideas for a Bowie-inspired costume. For years I have wanted to make costumes, and never had the time or opportunity. When folks were writing their New Year’s resolutions, I decided 2016 would be the “Year of FUN!!!” … Read more