Coolest Homemade Mail Order Bride Costume Idea

Homemade Mail Order Bride Costume Idea

I am a fan of really original and fun Halloween costumes. This year I had a pretty strict budget and I really had to get the creative juices flowing. I came up with the homemade Mail Order Bride costume idea from a political cartoon I saw of a bride jumping out of a mailbox. I … Read more

Coolest Homemade Richard Simmons Costume

Homemade Richard Simmons Costume

I was just on the internet one day and happened to see a picture of Richard Simmons pop up in an advertisement. I knew my husband and I had a contest party to go to and thought how funny would that be if my husband would go along with a Homemade Richard Simmons Costume, and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chihuahua Chalupa Costume

Homemade Chihuahua Chalupa Costume

My Chihuahua Booker hates costumes and clothes. He puts up with me making him dress up every year. Anyone who knows him waits to see what he will be. The Chalupa “shell” is made from thick flannel, and the meat was brown ribbon. The cheese and the lettuce were also ribbons by the yard. This … Read more

Coolest SNL Dick in the Box Costume

Homemade SNL Dick in the Box Costume

This Homemade SNL Dick in the Box Costume is such an easy and funny costume. And I won best costume at the party we went to. What makes it even funnier is that I was a woman dressed up and one of the guys from SNL’s Dick in the Box. My costume didn’t cost me … Read more

Cool Tooth Fairy Costume

The Tooth Fairy Costume

I came up with this idea of a tooth fairy costume for my husband after we joked with our niece about him being the tooth fairy and wanting to pull her loose tooth. I made the tutu out of tull, made teeth out of clay and attached them to his tiara and wand.

Coolest Homemade Richard Simmons Halloween Costume

Homemade Richard Simmons Halloween Costume

My 11 year old son really lived the character of this Homemade Richard Simmons Halloween Costume and made it super fab! He had an absolute ball playing the part of Richard Simmons. I bought red/white striped material($5) and a friend made the shorts in a couple of hours. The wig I purchased at K-Mart ($3); … Read more

Coolest Homemade Scuba Bulldog Costume

Homemade Scuba Bulldog Costume

I rescued Max, an English Bulldog, from the NSPCA in Springfield, MA in April of 2008. At the time he had ringworm, was underweight and had been abandoned by his previous owner. Since then Max has gotten healthy (and fat) and has been a great addition to the family. He enjoys sleeping, eating and being … Read more

Cool SNL Church Lady Costume

Homemade SNL Church Lady Costume

I started this Homemade SNL Church Lady Costume with a purple dress and shoes from Goodwill. I intentionally purchased an extra large size so that I could stuff the front and back side to give it a more realistic woman look. For the back I placed two pillows on my butt and used a belt … Read more

Coolest Publishers Clearing House Costume

Publisher's Clearing House Prize Patrol and $10,000,000 Winner

Instructions on making the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol and $10,000,000 Winner Costume: Go to the thrift store and pick up a men’s suit, dress shirt, and tie, and woman’s robe. Purchase pink rollers and roll hair up. Cut out a a piece of cardboard and paint it white, allow at least 24 hours to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Octomom Costume


I decided to go to a Halloween party and parade dressed as the Octomom, considering it was current for 2009. This Octomom costume was easy to make. I needed eight baby dolls from the Dollar store, an infant sling, a hospital gown, a black wig and slippers. I put on eight hospital bracelets and wrote … Read more

Coolest Canine Dr Frank-N-Furter Costume

Homemade Canine Dr Frank-N-Furter Costume

This is my adopted (senior) boxer, Pearl. Our local Dogtopia (doggy daycare and boarding) has a yearly dog Howl-o-ween Costume Contest and this Homemade Canine Dr Frank-N-Furter Costume was Pearl’s entry for Halloween 2009. She ended up winning the local competition and went on to the national competition! Pearl’s make-up was done by me, by … Read more

Coolest Homemade Electricians Couple Costume

Homemade Electricians Couple Costume

The idea for this homemade electricians couple costume evolved through several phases. Initially we thought we would be Chilean miners wearing hard hats and the green jumpsuits. However, our “jumpsuits” were going to be dyed green, size XL 180-230 lb Home Depot painters suits. We really needed to let the creative juices start flowing again. … Read more

Cool Tampons Costume

Homemade Tampax to the Max Super Plus Costume

Well, I wanted to be different, shocking without too gross, funny and spend less than $30. I ended up spending $21 and winning a lot more. Needed: Big Box – free Blue poster board (1-3 sheets) – $1 each at $1 store Clear or white contact paper – 4 rolls – $3/roll 1 bundle of … Read more