Awesome Handmade Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Costumes

These Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes are both handmade costumes inspired by the characters from the movie Corpse Bride, directed by Tim Burton. For those who are interested, I have explained the process how they were made in the following steps. I hope you enjoy! Challenges I Faced: This was my first time airbrushing and my … Read more

Coolest DIY Cinema-Quality Reptile Man Costume

Homemade Reptile Man Costume

I went as a Reptile Man costume. I came up with the idea because I wanted to do something different and kind of scary that could pass for cinema quality, only without the cost. I made the costume starting with bendable plumber’s pipes. I inserted smaller and smaller pieces into each other to create the … Read more

Prize-Winning Epic Pokemon Costume

Prize-Winning Epic Pokemon Costume

I started this costume in the fall of 2013 when I was 13. I got my inspiration from watching Beastub and Ino’s videos of their quadsuits and fan videos of them. To begin, I started the Duct Tape Dummy, which I failed at but it served its purpose of letting me have a base on … Read more

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Homemade Daedric Armor Costume

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Homemade Daedric Armor Costume

I’ve always enjoyed DIY projects, but my endeavors have mainly been restrained to the realm of simple items like crocheted scarves or sewing a table runner. In recent years, I started making small home-made costumes for my children for Halloween. Along came the idea of making costumes for my husband and myself. My husband is … Read more

Seven-Foot-Tall Mechwarrior “Warhawk” Costume

Seven-Foot-Tall Mechwarrior "Warhawk" Costume

One of my favorite games is Battletech, which is a wargame played on tabletop. There is also a video game based off of the wargame called Mechwarrior. The community for these games is large and doesn’t lack in artistic ability, but had yet to produce a large, well proportioned costume. I wanted to change that. … Read more

Giant Homemade Werewolf Costume on Stilts

Giant Homemade Werewolf Costume on Stilts

This Werewolf costume is quad stilted meaning I extended my arms, legs and torso, to make this Werewolf bigger than life. It stands approx. 15 feet tall and each arm is 9 feet long and the legs are 5 feet tall each. I built this to compete in costume contests nationally after the first 2 … Read more

Epic Bat Costume on Stilts

Epic Bat Costume on Stilts

My first stilted costume, a giant bat, walks on all fours with pointy shoulders at around 7 feet tall, upon attack it doubles in size to approx. 14 feet tall. It is a true crowd pleaser with a GIANT wow factor when it stands up. It has won many contests since it’s inception in 2004. … Read more

Tallest Fire Breathing Dragon Costume Ever!

Tallest Fire Breathing Dragon Costume Ever!

This fire breathing dragon costume may very well be the tallest costume in America if not the world, standing an astonishing 18 feet tall, with a wingspan of about 18 feet as well, a ten foot long tail which functions like a real tail for counter balance. I’m on stilts and have indoor pyrotechnics in … Read more

Original Homemade Carbon Knight Costume

Original Homemade Carbon Knight Costume

This Carbon Knight costume was a fun costume to work on. It took a total of five months to complete. I used EVA foam (which can be found at your local LOWS for $20). I started with some templates I made and other simple shapes. Then cut them out on the foam. Then I hot … Read more

Awesome Articulated (Carboard!) Robot Costume with Tape Player

Awesome Articulated (Carboard!) Robot Costume with Tape Player

My girlfriend and I always spend too much money on supplies to make our Halloween costumes, which is a big reason why this year we decided to be classic cardboard robots. But as usual, we felt the need to take it further. Before I actually started building, there was a lot to think about and … Read more

Coolest Animated Bowser Castle Costume

Coolest Animated Bowser Castle Costume

The only problem I can see with making Halloween costumes, is I have to outdo myself each year. Pretty soon I’ll be starting my costumes a year in advance. I like to try and come up with something that hasn’t been done before. This year, I decided to go with a video game theme. I … Read more

Terrifying Four-Legged Stilt Spirit Costume

Terrifying Four-Legged Stilt Spirit Costume

This is a terrifying four-legged Stilt Spirit costume. I was lucky enough to go with 3 friends of mine to Dragon Con 2012 and not even before I returned home from my 5 day adventure I wanted to start building costumes. I am not a small person by any means so I knew there were more … Read more

Original Dalek Costume the Evil enemy from Doctor Who

Original Dalek Costume the Evil enemy from Doctor Who

A couple of years ago my sons and I discovered the 2005 version of Doctor Who. In August my youngest son, Alec, found an online video of a guy making a Dalek and he asked me if we could make one for the Cub Scout costume contest (after all, it was his last year as … Read more

Epic Handmade Killer Croc Costume from Batman: Arkham City

Epic Handmade Killer Croc Costume from Batman: Arkham City

This is a Killer Croc costume I made. My son and I had a conversation back in February ’12 about what costumes we’d like to do for this Halloween. I know.. we plan ahead. He decided that Killer Croc would be the most challenging costume so that’s the one I should do. Also, you really … Read more

Coolest Godzilla King of the Monsters Costume

Coolest Godzilla King of the Monsters Costume

Making of Godzilla King of the Monsters Costume: I started with a tiny 7 inch tall plastic model of the king of monsters. I covered the model with aluminum foil and a thin layer of masking tape. I added parting lines on the mummified model and then cut off patterns that could be flattened out … Read more

Epic Homemade Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume for a Boy

Epic Homemade Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume for a Boy

Halloween is my son’s favorite “Holiday”. At some point I should probably worry about his obsession with skeletons and graveyards, but for now we look forward with much anticipation, to the time of year in which these eerie things are a little more common place. It was no surprise that when my son first saw … Read more

Amazing Hand Made Art Deco Medusa Costume

Amazing Hand Made Art Deco Medusa Costume

Art Deco Medusa was handmade by myself and personally styled from the shoes to the headdress, leaving no element un-finessed. The pattern for the dress is researched from 1920’s flapper-style dresses and is made from second-hand deconstructed garments. These garments included an old beaded prom dress, some oversized velvet shirts, and some lace-y undergarments.  All … Read more

Life-Size, Epic 13′ Walking Raptor Dinosaur Costume

Life-Size, Epic 13' Walking Raptor Dinosaur Costume

Well, I wondered how my husband would top R2D2 and Wall-E from previous years, but I think he managed to do so with my son’s 13′ long, 7′ tall walking Raptor Dinosaur costume this year! He started with making the frame out of very light-weight wood and foam sheets. The tail attached to a backpack, … Read more

Epic Female Commander Shepard Costume from Mass Effect

Epic Female Commander Shepard Costume from Mass Effect: Armor (what you need):
Tracing Paper
Poster board
2 packs of 4 1/2” thick Fitness floor mats or EVA foam
2yrds. of 1/2” thick sheet foam
2mm

Armor (what you need): Tracing Paper Poster board 2 packs of 4 1/2” thick Fitness floor mats or EVA foam 2yrds. of 1/2” thick sheet foam 2mm thick Black Foamies Sheet Foam 11” X 17” 1” Nylon 2” Elastic bands Elastic cord 3/4” Velcro Suspenders Plastic-coated Wire Leather hole punch Roughly 65 Steel or aluminum … Read more

Epic DIY Harry Potter Albino Dragon Costume

Epic DIY Harry Potter Albino Dragon Costume

I am a killer hairstylist and own Celebrities-Salon in Saint Petersburg Fl. I can copy any picture, either hair color and cut to drawing a picture to making a costume. I LIVE FOR HALLOWEEN! I had a little help with construction of the wings of this Harry Potter Albino Dragon costume made of PVC and air conditioning covering. … Read more

Epic Anubis and Bastet Costumes Completely Hand Made!

Both of these are completely hand made costmes for Halloween of 2012; I created the masks and my wife, Bastet in the pictures, created the costumes.

Both of these Epic Anubis and Bastet costumes are completely hand made costumes for Halloween of 2012; I created the masks and my wife, Bastet in the pictures, created the costumes. The masks where sketched out on thick paper stock, then transferred to a matte board stock for the main structural part (head and main … Read more