Coolest Homemade Jack in the Box Stroller Costume

Homemade Jack in the Box Stroller Costume

I knew, before my son was born, that I wanted to make him a Jack in the Box for his first Halloween, since we were naming him Jackson. He is only 9 months old, so I wanted to incorporate his stroller in his costume. I got an infant clown costume on EBay, spruced it up … Read more

Coolest Skeletor from He Man Costume

Skeletor Costume

I decided one day to make a Skeletor from He Man costume. He is one of the coolest villains to rule the television. I only make my costumes from scratch. So I started with a picture of him, and went to work. I bought fabric, foam, and various household/store items and began working. I spent … Read more

Coolest Homemade Rosie the Riveter Costume

Homemade Rosie the Riveter Costume

Every year at work we have a Halloween costume contest. This year, I was working with a limited budget, and I wanted to make sure that no one else would have the same costume as me. I stumbled across Rosie the Riveter idea accidentally – while browsing a poster website. It was very easy to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Tron Legacy Costume

Homemade Tron Legacy Costume

I have always been fascinated by the Tron films as a child and I finally took the next step devoting my love for the films and love for Halloween into making this homemade Tron Legacy costume. And so the planning began… I needed something to be proud of, something well thought-out and would shine in … Read more

Coolest Piranha Plant from Mario Bros Costume

Homemade Piranha Plant from Mario Bros Costume

The Homemade Piranha Plant from Mario Bros Costume is a great costume for anyone! It’s an unexpected yet beloved Mario Bros character that’s guaranteed to be the hit of any Halloween the party. The piranha plant head was constructed from old FedEx envelopes, 1/8 of an inch thick foam and duct tape. The piranha plant’s … Read more

Coolest Crazy Clowns Costume

Crazy Clowns Costume

This crazy clowns costume was so fun to make & wear! The faces are made from paper mache’ and are all hand painted. The hair is made of various wigs that I had to cut and glued on the heads. The outfits are 3 children patterns that me & my sister made. I also used … Read more

Coolest Venus Flytrap Costume

Coolest Venus Flytrap Costume 8

My daughter loves Venus Flytraps and wanted to be one for Halloween. I purchased a 2 plastic flower pots, green and red felt, green pipe cleaners and two large fake flies, 1 inch thick foam and silk leaves. We also used spray adhesive. First, I cut the foam into two large half circles for her … Read more

Coolest Homemade Upside Down Man Optical Illusion Costume

Homemade Upside Down Man Optical Illusion Costume

This Homemade Upside Down Man Optical Illusion Costume was possibly the best costume in our school! First we found a mask worthy of being upside down and then the costume creation began! We found an old flannel shirt and attached the mask with the display head. (The stores will give you the display heads if … Read more

Coolest Photo Booth Picture Strip Costume

Homemade Photo Booth Picture Strip Costume

The first step in building this giant Photo Booth Picture Strip costume was to pick the outfit I was going to wear on the night of the parade (paying careful attention to the weather forecast!) a few weeks prior and posing for a bunch of stereotypical “photo booth” pics wearing that outfit. I created the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Deep Sea Clam Diver Costume

Homemade Deep Sea Clam Diver Costume

I am 5’4″ tall and I used a size 58 coverall (so I am the legs of the diver) with a backpack to support the upper torso, drain pipe for arms, flower pots, PVC, coffee can lids and an old “fortune teller ball” for the Helmet of this Homemade Deep Sea Clam Diver Costume. I … Read more

Coolest Cactus Homemade Costume

Homemade  Cactus Costume

This costume was for Western Day at my school. I knew right away that I wanted to be a cactus, but figuring out how to do it was more difficult. In the end I came up with a very easy way to make this costume. Materials: Cardboard Bubble Wrap Toothpicks Green paper Double Sided Sticky … Read more

Coolest Battleship Board Game Costume

Homemade Battleship Board Game Costume

I was a huge fan of the board game, Battleship from when I was younger. I decided to re-create the game for my Halloween costume this year. To make this Homemade Battleship Board Game Costume I used black foam poster-board type material to create two board game pieces. I cut interlocking pieces and used krazy … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cerberus Costume

Homemade Cerberus Costume

I want to share with everyone the product I use that has truly changed my Halloween costume making and has made anything possible. After years of experimenting with paper mache (too heavy), wire and fabric (not stable enough) and many other methods, I finally found plumbing pipe insulation. This is extremely light weight, bendable, sturdy … Read more

Coolest Homemade Art Student Zombie Costume

Homemade Art Student Zombie Costume

This Homemade Art Student Zombie Costume is what happens when a Fine Arts student falls in an inspiration crisis. I’m a Fine Arts student at university. I had a party with friends and since I had already bought white contact lenses for another costume, I decided to use them again and to be myself, gone … Read more

Coolest Homemade Marvin the Martian Costume

Homemade Marvin the Martian Costume

I chose Marvin the Martian for the challenge! To get the proportions correct, I needed a really big helmet/head and really big shoes. I started off with the helmet/head. I used a large (3’) round balloon as the starting point and paper mached it with several layers. Then I added poster board for the side … Read more

Coolest Green Giant and Sprout Couple Costume

Green Giant Costume

The inception of this Green Giant and Sprout Couple Costume came quite innocently at a day of work in the drywall industry. In this field of work I wear all white clothing. On most days my job requires me to wear stilts to reach some of the work I have to do day to day. … Read more

Cool NeverEnding Story Couple Costume

Coolest NeverEnding Story Couple Costume

I can’t express enough how happy these costumes made people! We wanted to do something completely original last year for Halloween. Since The NeverEnding Story was one of our favorite movies from both of our childhoods, we decided on Falcor and Atreyu NeverEnding Story Couple Costumes. Falkor had to be LARGE, since he’s a larger-than-life … Read more

Coolest Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

I’ve made many Halloween costumes before, but when I decided this year to make the Where the Wild Things Are costume, I was not really sure what I was getting into. I knew it was going to be larger and more elaborate than anything I had built before. I made this decision a little more … Read more

Coolest Playable Angry Birds Costume

Homemade Playable Angry Birds Costume

My Hubby LOVES Angry Birds and wanted a Store bought costume, I said NO WAY! I got right on it! I came up with the idea for this Homemade Playable Angry Birds Costume because I wanted to show the whole game! I went to the craft store and got felt squares. Then headed over to … Read more

Coolest Facebook DIY Costume

Homemade Facebook Costume

This is my own costume representing … FACEBOOK! In order to give you a clear picture of my approach on how I made my Homemade Facebook Costume, I will explain the steps of making. Step 1: The costume is made of a white, able-to-stretch cloth, covering all body parts except the neck and head. Step … Read more

Coolest Homemade Butterfly Costume Designs

Homemade Butterfly Costume Designs

Homemade butterfly costume designs: So my girls wanted to be butterflies for Halloween this year. Well, I did not want to go and buy some cheap (or not so cheap) butterfly wings, when I knew that I could make them myself. And while I was at it I did not want them to be tiny … Read more

Coolest Homemade Paratrooper Costume

Homemade Paratrooper Costume

My son wanted to be a paratrooper with a parachute. I went online and ordered a military uniform. Then I went to the local party store and purchased (4) Gold balloons in the shape of the number 1 and some white curling ribbon. It helps to have two people to construct this, one to hold … Read more