Prince Themed Homemade Costumes and the Coolest Office Ever!

prince themed costumes

Our Office Halloween Tribute to Prince We are fans of the late great Prince, and so we decided to decorate our office to go along with our Prince themed costumes.  We turned our office into a hall of fame type tribute to Prince. It was complete with gold and platinum albums and pictures of Prince over … Read more

DIY Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family Costume

Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family

I LOVE doing family costumes and although we couldn’t get my son to participate on this one, it’s still one of my favorite years!  I made my daughter’s Alice dress and put my husbands costume together with Goodwill finds with my own special additions.  Everyone LOVED them and stopped us all  night asking for pictures.  … Read more

Adorable Homemade Milk Themed Family Costumes

I first thought of being a milkman at the high school at which I teach. We have smaller advisories and I had the idea of having my students be milk cartons (one chocolate, of course!) for a group competition. I then thought it would be a good idea for my family and thought of a … Read more

Coolest Transforming DIY Optimus Prime Costume

diy optimus prime costume

This is my home made Transformers DIY Optimus Prime costume for Halloween.  This is based on the Cab Over Semi truck from the original Generation 1 (G1) 80’s cartoon. Costume Details My costume is detailed with several different items to make it unique, such as: the vanity Manitoba Licence plate, the windshield wipers, the working … Read more

Funny Donald Trump Costume: Make America Skate Again

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One of my roommates and I dressed up for Halloween this year in a funny Donald Trump costume. We were Donald Trump on roller skates. The theme for the costume was based off of his Presidential Candidate slogan, except we decided to make a play on the words. So we entitled our costume “Make America … Read more

Coolest Homemade CarnEvil Ringleader Costume

ringleader costume

So the theme for my party this year was CarnEVIL! This was so much fun! We had almost no clowns show up and everyone got super creative! Being it was my party, I decided to go in a ringleader costume! Making my Carnevil Ringleader Costume This costume more came together than was made. I bought … Read more

Coolest DIY Hocus Pocus Group Costume

hocus pocus group costume

This is me and my two daughters in our Hocus Pocus group costume.  It’s funny we all kind of resemble a Sanderson sister, and my youngest looks eerily like Sarah Jessica-Parker in the right makeup. Hocus Pocus Group Costume: Winnie Green panne velvet under dress with large draping sleeves and a strip of purple down … Read more

Awesome Homemade Little Red Riding Hood Family Costume

red riding hood family costume

We were planning to attend a Halloween event at our local zoo. My five-year-old daughter had decided to dress as Little Red Riding Hood and wear a red cape that was knit by her great-grandmother and worn by me when I was also five years old. My husband jokingly suggested that he could dress as … Read more

Awesome Homemade Arrow Costumes

Group Arrow Costumes

For Halloween this year my boyfriend, his friend, his friend’s girlfriend and I decided to go as characters from the popular television show “Arrow.” The show is based off of the DC comic Green Arrow. The characters for our Arrow costumes are (left to right) Black Canary, Green Arrow, Arsenal (Red Arrow/Speedy), and Felicity Smoke. … Read more

Awesome DIY Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes

family alice in wonderland costumes

Planning our Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes For the last 9 years I had been trying to get my dear husband to dressed up with the kids for Halloween, to no avail. This year I got lucky, finally!! His mother told us she was throwing a Costume/Birthday party for her boyfriend the first weekend in … Read more

Awesome Homemade Cereal Mascot Group Costumes

I found the Toucan Sam and Captain Crunch jacket at the thrift store and got my inspiration there. The Tony the Tiger costume is a Broncos sweatshirt with fake fur and black duck tape. The pants are also black duck tape. All items are thrift store bought except a few things. We were quite the … Read more

Fun Homemade Trophy Costumes for a Group

This costume cost about $80 – $100 to make for 8 people. We bought 18 cans of gold metallic spray paint, yellow hair spray, gold metallic latex paint from walmart, rubber gloves and each of us supplied our own old clothes and props. We then painted everything gold. On the day of we painted our … Read more

Awesome Homemade Space Themed Family Costumes

spaced themed family costumes

This year our son’s school requested for peaceful costumes of someone from history that made a difference in our lives. He has shown a lot of interest in rocket ships and space lately so he chose to be an astronaut. Our space themed family costumes revolve around his love for space. Materials Most of the materials … Read more

Awesome Homemade Itsy Bitsy Spider Family Halloween Costumes

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We have been dressing up as a family for the last 8 years and have so much fun every year coming up with family Halloween costumes that will fit our family size for its characters. Each year we go for a theme that is not over-done, something recognizable and doesn’t require much explanation, something original, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Family Camping Costumes

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The Idea for our Family Camping Costumes Our family loves camping and it is our dream to one day have a cute vintage trailer of our own! So we became our own campsite with these family camping costumes. Constructing the Trailer I started by googling vintage trailers. We LOVE the Shasta design so that is what … Read more

Coolest Family Star Wars Costumes for Halloween

star wars costumes for halloween

Idea for Star Wars Costumes for Halloween After seeing the movie “The Force Awakens” my older daughter knew she wanted to dress up as Rey. So, we all decided to go with Star Wars costumes for Halloween! Making the Princess Leia Costume I made Leia’s robe by first making a loose pattern on an old … Read more

Cool DIY Traveling Circus

Step right up...Come one, Come all...Ringmaster Caileigh-Girl and her Caged Lion, Kyle-Guy, as oart of the Traveling-Trick-or-Treating Circus

After taking the kids to a local circus and hearing our daughter, Caileigh, rave about the show for months, we decided to feature her as the ring master of this traveling-trick-or-treating circus, along with her little brother, Kyle, as the caged circus lion. Most of their costumes were taken straight from their closets, but we … Read more

Coolest DIY SpongeBob Halloween Costumes

spongebob halloween costumes

Our family Trick or Treats for the local Food Pantry and I hand make our costumes every year. My daughter loved this show growing up and really wanted to do these SpongeBob Halloween costumes. One of my daughters was SpongeBob, my other daughter was Patrick, I was Mr. Crab and we had our cat dressed as … Read more

Coolest Baby Beetlejuice Costume

baby Beetlejuice costume

I always knew that when it came time for my kid to dress up on Halloween, it would always be go all in, go big, or go home. We’re not a standard family and are always trying to push the limits with our imaginations! Since I have such a love for Beetlejuice and it’s one of … Read more

Cool Back To the Future Family Costumes

Cool Back To the Future Family Costumes

This was a labor of love and insanity, but surprisingly not too difficult. the marty costume was mainly things I had (except the vest – which I bought – but its a functional item that can be reused so I didnt feel bad) The Marty costume was mainly things I had, except for the vest, which … Read more

Amazing Homemade Beetlejuice Costumes

Amazing Homemade Beetlejuice Costumes

I am an avid Goodwill shopper so I was looking in the dress section for something cute in January and came across this dress in my exact size!! As soon as I saw it I thought it looked EXACTLY like the Beetlejuice dress so I knew I had to figure out a way to make … Read more

Coolest Flintstones Family and Car Costume

Coolest Flintstones Family and Car Costume

Having kids seems to have rejuvenated my inner-child and rather than buy our Halloween costumes, I’ve gotten the bug to create them the last few years, and hopefully provide them with lasting memories along the way. A couple of years ago we did our “Sidey’s Pest Control” Mouse Trap costume, followed by our “Chips + … Read more