Coolest Homemade Ballot and Ballot Box Costume

Homemade Ballot and Ballot Box Costume

This Homemade Ballot and Ballot Box Costume is actually last year’s costumes but I received so many compliments on them that I decided to upload and share. Since Halloween last year was right before the election and we were die hard Obama supporters, I decided to do creative and political statements. With a 1 and … Read more

Coolest Deep Sea Diver Halloween Costume

Homemade Deep Sea Diver Halloween Costume

Well this is what happens every year!! After a flash of inspiration and about 30 hours of handy work. Its quiet strange what materials you find laying about the house. Everything you see was made from scratch even the suit itself is made from faux leather. The helmet was paper-mached over a large ballon, other … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cactus Costume

Homemade Cactus Costume

We had just moved to Mesa, AZ… in honor of the heat and the local flora, we decided our six-month old daughter just had to be a cactus! After scouring the internet and only finding a few very ugly cactus costume ideas – I knew there was a way I could do it and make … Read more

Coolest Homemade Baby Cupcake in a Stroller Costume

Homemade Baby Cupcake Costume

We wanted our 7 month old daughter to be a cupcake for her first Halloween. But, since she’s so young and would be in a stroller for much of the occasion, I decided to turn her stroller into a giant cupcake as part of her Homemade Baby Cupcake Costume. She is wearing a knitted cupcake … Read more

Coolest Baby Glowworm Costume

Coolest Baby Glowworm Costume

We made my daughter a baby Glowworm costume, fashioned after the old-school original toy. It was a bunting costume, since she was only 3 months. Kept her arms and legs nice and warm and bundled up. I got some soft green material and lined it. Stuffed the ribs of the Glowworm body so that they … Read more

Cool Pet Costume

A bag of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans!

I took a large plastic bag (the ones made for gift wrapping baskets) and cut two holes in it for my dog’s front feet. Then I reinforced the holes with felt circles. I cut the end of the bag off so that the costume could be slid on to my dog. To keep this pet … Read more

Coolest Corpse Costume

Homemade Corpse Costume

I live for HALLOWEEN and I am OBSESSED with OVER the top, LITERALLY costumes, and the fun that comes with it. I always enjoy props on wire, and the more, the BETTER!!! I wanted to create a walking scene and what is spookier than a cemetery and a corpse busting out? Surprisingly I was able … Read more

Coolest Homemade Werewolf Halloween Costume

Homemade Werewolf Halloween Costume

I’ve been wanting to create a homemade Werewolf Halloween costume for awhile, and after 6 years in the Army, I finally completed my term of service and had some down time to make it happen. I’m the same guy that made the “Gargoyle” and “Reptile-man” costumes, previously featured on this site. I learned a lot … Read more

Coolest Flintstones Group Costume

Homemade Flintstones Group Costume

This year we decided to dress up at the Flintstones. Fred’s costume was made out of orange, black and blue fleece. It was sewn together and the tie was tied around his neck like a regular neck tie. Fred carried around a bowling ball… it was made out of a styrofoam ball and painted blue. … Read more

Coolest Homemade McDonald’s Group Costume

Homemade McDonald's Group Costume

This Homemade McDonald’s Group Costume idea took hours to put together, but was worth every second! We won numerous costume contests and had SOOO much fun! My sister and I love to come up with obscure costumes and decided to involve our husbands and friend this year too! The entire idea started with the “bobby” … Read more

Coolest ET Halloween Costume

Elliot, Gertie and ET

The ET Costume was created with finding an ET mask online, then the rest was built from a milk crate, string, a curtain rod, bike handles, a drain extension spout (resembles a giant bendy straw, Hardware stores sell it), a pillow, a large white blanket, a small sized flashlight, a battery powered touch lamp painted … Read more

Coolest Hitchcock Costume – Tippy from The Birds

Tippy from "The Birds" costume

I wanted to make a unique costume that people would recognize, but would stand out from the crowd. I love Alfred Hitchcock so Tippy from “The Birds” was an easy pick. I took a vintage suit from Goodwill, sliced it up, and added coagulated blood for effect. I used a prosthetic eye, to make it … Read more

Coolest Silent Hill Bubble Head Nurse Costume

Homemade Silent Hill Bubble Head Nurse Costume

I decided to do the Homemade Silent Hill Bubble Head Nurse Costume because they are both sexy and scary!! I chose to do the Nurses from the movie rather than the ones from the game just because I like the way they look better. This was a group costume, my sister was also a nurse … Read more

Coolest Homemade Swine Flu Group Costume

Swine, Vaccine Shot & CDC person

I’ve been making my kids’ costumes every year since my older son was born. It has become one of my hobbies now. As we were thinking about the ideas for Halloween this year, I wanted my younger son to dress up as an animal or something cute because I think little toddlers are so cute … Read more

Coolest Bush Costume

Homemade Bush Costume

Hello, my name is Laura, I’m a senior in high school, and I make crazy costumes for my school’s spirit week and for Halloween, and here I am as bush. This is particularly relevant to me because I made a pun out of this costume. My name is Laura, so when anyone asked, I said … Read more

Coolest Upside Down Person Costume

Upside down person costume

My idea for an upside down person came from a Key West Poster from Mardi Gras. To create my head, we went to our local wig store and got one of the Styrofoam heads that the wigs sit on and painted it flesh color, adding eyes and some red lipstick. The wig store threw in … Read more

Coolest Tennis Ball Costume

Homemade Tennis Ball Costume

Boing! Boing! Boing! It’s a big bouncy ball! I have wanted to be a ball for a long time but I couldn’t figure out how. Finally, I was cleaning up and I found a swimming pool toy ball. Often, my best costumes come from finding the right object to work with. Materials: -Swimming pool toy … Read more

Coolest Airplane Costume

Homemade Bi Plane Costume

For this Bi Plane Costume I started out using four cardboard boxes and four rolls of Duct tape my favorite… The first box is the largest of them. I cut a hole in it to place over the pilot’s head to make sure he can get into it from the bottom and that he can … Read more

Coolest Corona 6-Pack Group Costume

Homemade  Corona 6-Pack Group Costume

The week before a Halloween Costume Party myself and my family were still at a loss for a creative idea. I am not a fan of store bought bagged-costumes. As I was sitting in a bar one night with some friends, I grabbed a napkin and a pen and started drawing a six pack. Then … 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 Dog Costume

Echo the Scuba Diver Dog Costume

Echo, our Boston terrier, is dressed as a scuba diver. Her homemade costume was made from two aluminum spray bottles with the tops of soda bottles. A tire gauge was used with some surgical tubing for a depth gauge. Finally Her fins, mask and snorkel were taken from a scuba Cabbage Patch doll that was … Read more

Coolest Human Grinder Halloween Costume

Homemade Human Grinder Costume

Who doesn’t dream at night about being trapped by a giant (similar to the one Jack encountered) and ground up to make pastry? Well, maybe a lot of people don’t, but they will after experiencing this costume. Made primarily out of chicken wire and paper mache, this gorrific experience is complete down to blood pumping … Read more