All-Girl Group Costume: KISS Rock Stars for a Day

All-Girl Group Costume: KISS Rock Stars for a Day

I might be a “bad” influence when it comes to Halloween but it didn’t take much – OK, any – convincing to get my co-workers to dress up as KISS for Halloween with me. Everyone did their own costume, so I can tell you how I did mine (Star Child), but the best part of these costumes … Read more

The Phases of Mary Poppins – A Family Costume

The Phases of Mary Poppins - A Family Costume

Our family loves dressing up for Halloween! We love it so much that the night after it ends we begin to ask ourselves what the next year’s costume theme be! We have made it a tradition to find a theme that would make sense as a family and our girls always take part in helping us … Read more

Coolest Ever Nickelodeon TMNT Group Costume

Coolest Ever Nickelodeon TMNT Group Costume

This year for Halloween I wanted to make the new Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles. I love the art style and thought it would be a TMNT version that would look good as a costume and while moving (it’s important to be able to dance). I created Raph first (that’s me) and used his patterns … Read more

American Horror Story Family Costume

American Horror Story Family Costume

My family is obsessed with Halloween and American Horror stories so boom! We put them together! My brother was Papa Legba from the Coven. My husband was Twisty the Clown from Freak Show and my daughter was Marjorie from Freak show as well. I was the white nun from Asylum. The reactions from people were … Read more

Beetlejuice Shrunken Head Man Costume

Beetlejuice Shrunken Head Man Costume

My Husband and I decided to dress up as Beetlejuice characters for Halloween this year. His and my costumes were pretty easy, but my 11yr old son’s was going to be a little more work. But in the end, it was very cheap to make and simple for the most part. For the shoulders, I bought … Read more

Group Costume Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem Band

Group Costume Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem Band

I went crazy trying to find a group costume. My friends and I had always wanted to try this but, We never thought we could pull it off. The reactions were the best yet. The costumes were actually quite easy to make and people were stopping us all night to take photos and to dance … Read more

There’s a Fox in the Henhouse Family Costume

There's a Fox in the Henhouse Family Costume

This summer, my dad told my four-year-old daughter a True Story. One day he noticed a fox taking a walk across his field. He watched as the fox stopped in his tracks, stuck his nose high in the air, and turned his head into the southerly wind, the direction of the neighbor’s hen house. This … Read more

Christmas Tree, Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch Costumes

Christmas Tree, Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love competing in contests!  I try to make costumes that make people smile and they can relate to.  Usually I choose a weather theme but this year I decided it would be more for fun and not competition (well, that’s how it started at least.) My husband is … Read more

Coolest Inside Out Group Costumes

Coolest Inside Out Group Costumes

We work at an inner city elementary school in Lynwood California. Last year we were ninja turtles and the kids still talk about it so we knew we had to step up our game. I convinced my colleagues to become and create the characters from the movie Inside Out. We knew the students would love it. … Read more

Beauty and the Beast Group Costume

Beauty and the Beast Group Costume

These 2015 staff theme costumes had to be kid appropriate since it is an elementary school. Belle: This beautiful woman purchased her costume and embellished with tulle and jewels. She was the photo op of the day! Beast: Beast’s head is a combination of homemade paper mache clay, Great Stuff spray insulation and a purchased … Read more

Charlie Brown Gang Costumes Welcome Great Pumpkin

Charlie Brown Gang Costumes Welcome Great Pumpkin

Halloween is our favorite holiday of the year and some of my favorite cartoons growing up are still part of our family’s Halloween traditions today. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special and 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Great Pumpkin. For us, the holidays haven’t officially started until … Read more

Perky Parrot Nation, Unique Parrots in Extravagant Costumes

Perky Parrot Nation, Unique Parrots in Extravagant Costumes

Most people downright stared at us when we waddled into a Halloween bash in downtown Detroit with floppy bird hats, feathered eyelashes, a multi- colored wrap around tail, a full red jumpsuit with feathers pouring out of our arms, legs, and tails. We met some other animal friends in the club (monkeys, penguins, etc) and … Read more

Awesome Peanuts Gang Family Costume

Awesome Peanuts Gang Family Costume

This years family costume was a classic take on the Peanuts Gang. My wife and I, along with our 7 children make up the timeless characters.The masks are all mostly made from paper mache. However, we added the use of foam for sculpting some features, and the creation of “Snoopy”. We represent “Pig-pen” Dad (37), … Read more

Snape, Bellatrix and Cutest Dobby the House Elf Costume Ever!

Snape, Bellatrix and Cuest Dobby the House Elf Costume Ever!

This year was my son’s first Halloween so I didn’t want to disappoint. My husband and I are known for going all out in our Halloween costumes (only though we only attend friend’s parties) and we were beyond excited to get our son in costume! We researched online and we got the idea for him … Read more

Authentic Pirate Crew Costumes

Authentic Pirate Crew Costumes

Every year my boys pic a theme and we try to push the envelope in costume making! Everything is homade or altered and at least 90% of the materials are reused and purchased second hand.  The jackets are womens blazers bought at Salvation Army and altered.  The swords are reconstructed wooden loofa handles! We try … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Family Costumes

How to Train Your Dragon Family Costumes

It started the day after Halloween last year, when my fiance thought of the idea to make our daughter a dragon rider with a dragon to ride on while trick-or-treating. As this Halloween drew near, we made various trips to craft stores to gather our supplies…mainly faux leather, styrofoam, modeling clay, and hot glue…lots of … Read more

Batman Villains Family Costume Theme

Batman Villains Family Costume Theme

My oldest daughter is the one who started the batman villain theme. She is 8 years old and loves all the old batman movies. She chose poison ivy as her costume and that just triggered the rest of the family into dressing up too. I wanted to try and stick as close as possible to … Read more

Totally Tasty In-N-Out Family

Totally Tasty In-N-Out Family

This is our completely homemade family costumes, except for the In-n-out hats! We have 2 1/2-year-old twin boys, so I wanted to have a coordinating costume for both of them, I decided on a hamburger and fries, because I love food!  Also they were milk and cookies last year, so we continued the food theme … Read more

Interactive Nuclear Robot Family

Interactive Nuclear Robot Family

My two year loves to walk around acting like a robot, so when it came time to pick costumes my son thought it would be fun to dressup as a whole robot family. I started with double sided foil insulation. They sell it by the roll at the hardware store. It comes pretty thick as … Read more

DIY Super Hero Family Costumes

DIY Super Hero Family Costumes

This one took a lot of work. Most of the little ones were done with sweat suits. They were bought a size larger so that the bottom waist could be removed, then fitted to be more tight. These super heros need to be warm! Black widow was merely a black shirt and black skinny jeans. … Read more

Thing 1 and 2 and Cat in the Hat Costumes

Thing 1 and 2 and Cat in the Hat Costumes

So, what do you do for Halloween Costumes for a 3 yr old & his 1 yr old twin brothers? Make them Thing 1 & Thing 2 & Cat in the Hat while you can still choose their costumes! These are my 3 boys Javaughn, Lavantae & Kyvell as Cat in the Hat & Thing … Read more

Awesome Family Costume Idea: Our Family is a Circus!

Awesome Family Costume Idea: Our Family is a Circus!

We always say “our family is a circus!” So the idea for these costumes came to us on a particularly crazy but normal day in our house. We quickly decided on a strong man for my husband, lion tamer with lion cub for myself and infant daughter, tightrope walker for my oldest daughter and of … Read more

Hunger Games Family Costumes

Hunger Games Family Costumes

Every year our family votes on a theme and this year it was The Hunger Games! We decided who would play which character and then I went thrift store shopping for the foundation of each costume. From there, I found items at craft stores to complete the looks. I used dye on Peeta’s pants and … Read more