Coolest Homemade Dinosaur Diorama Costume

Homemade Dinosaur Diorama Costume

How did I think of this Homemade Dinosaur Diorama Costume? I have no idea. But it happened in the shower when I was lost in my mind thinking of random things from my life that I could be. When it hit me, I got out without drying off and drew the idea. The end result … Read more

Coolest Foam Finger Costume

Coolest Foam Finger Costume

I am a sports fanatic (especially Lakers) and decided being a foam finger would be a fun, unique costume! I went to my local craft store and bought 2 huge rolls of foam (each 72″x24″x2″), 16 oz of bright yellow acrylic paint, and 4 oz of purple paint. I bought contact cement at the hardware … Read more

Coolest Fish Tank Costume

Homemade Fish Tank Costume

One fish. Two Fish. Red Fish. Blue Fish. I have wanted to be an aquarium for quite some time not and I finally made one! Materials: -Big Box -Blue transparent material (cellophane) – Paper fish -Fishing line -Snorkel -Goggles -Flippers First, I had to find an appropriate box. I looked all around and finally my … Read more

Coolest Homemade Yellow School Bus Halloween Costume

Homemade Yellow School Bus Halloween Costume

My son had so much fun wearing this homemade Yellow School Bus Halloween costume inspired by his love of the classic yellow school bus! At 4 years of age, he has amassed quite a large collection of figurines representing ALL modes of transportation, and his school bus collection is no exception! I searched his playroom … Read more

Coolest Michael Jackson Costumes

Three Stages of Michael Jackson

Not only has Michael Jackson’s career evolved over time, but so has his appearance. This group costume highlights the most memorable looks throughout Michael’s career, from “Young Michael” to “80’s Michael” and up to “Present-Day Michael”. “Young Michael’s” costume uses the bright, bold fashions of the late 60’s and early 70s which include colorful pants … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lego Batman, Robin, Joker and Penguin Costumes

Homemade Lego Batman, Robin, Joker and Penguin Costumes

There have been many people who have gone as Lego people, but we wanted to do something that, to our knowledge, has never been done before. After thinking of the many different types of Lego themes, we decided on Lego Batman characters! And so, after brainstorming on how to actually accomplish this feat, we began … Read more

Coolest Pet Dog Costume

Schatzi + Dutch = Dubble Trubble

While trying to come up with an original idea for dressing up my two Havanese pups, I browsed the internet for ideas. I saw a Tootsie Roll costume, which led me down the “candy” path. I came across a photo of a Dubble Bubble pillow and then thought of changing the name to Dubble Trubble … Read more

Coolest Electric Chair Costume

Homemade Electric Chair Costume

I was inspired to build this costume from a drawing I saw on the internet. I was looking for something out of the ordinary but yet kinda scary. After much thinking and planning the process began. I folded and hot glued cardboard into the shape of boards. I wanted this to be truly three dimensional. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Haunted Tree Costume

Homemade Haunted Tree Costume

Check out our Homemade Haunted Tree Costume: In years past our family has stayed away from themed costumes, but this year a “Haunted” theme fell into place. Our oldest daughter (13 years old) thought it would be super cool to be a haunted tree that could move around and surprise people. When we went to … Read more

Coolest Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Costume

Coolest Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Costume

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and every year I try to be creative and come up with something unique and fun. I usually start brainstorming months in advance and start collecting materials in September or early October. This year I knew I wanted to take inspiration from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” … Read more

Coolest Frankenberry Homemade Costume

Homemade Frankenberry Costume

Of the three monster cereals, Frankenberry was always my favorite as a kid. But I had to wonder, now that I’m all grown up, what Frankenberry would be like today? So I went out to create a larger-than-life-size, pink, reanimated, mechanized corpse that’s all hopped up on his own sugary sweet breakfast cereal. I started … Read more

Coolest E.T. Costume

Coolest E.T. Costume 7

What can you get with some pipe insulation, duct tape, paper mache, sticks of wood, a bunch of paint, and an old backpack? The largest E.T. costume in the world! This E.T. costume measured out at about 12 feet tall and made it all the way to NYC. It was shown on Channel 11 and … Read more

Coolest T-X Terminator Costume

Coolest T-X Terminator Costume

After countless days… weeks and months I finally decided to go through with my idea of doing T-X/Terminatrix (the female terminator in Terminator 3: rise of the machines). First, was figuring out the essence of the character: T-X was very plain when her “robot” self was not exposed- I decided to mix it up. The … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mario Party Group Costume

Homemade Mario Party Group Costume

I made this Homemade Mario Party Group Costume for our annual visit to Disney’s Halloween time at Californian Adventure. My brother loves to play Super Mario Brothers on Super Nintendo game console (old school I the way to play) and I have wanted to make him a Yoshi costume for a while. So, better than … Read more

Coolest Showgirl Costume

Coolest Showgirl Costume 7

Once again it’s that time of the year for my sister’s annual Halloween party! I had just gone to Las Vegas and saw a show and that’s how I came up with the idea of being a showgirl for Halloween. I looked online for a real showgirl outfit and they were about $2,000 and the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Insect Catcher Costume

Homemade Insect Catcher 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 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