The Duct-chess Duct Tape Costume

The Duct-chess Duct Tape Costume

My grandmother taught me the basics of sewing when I was a kid, and it’s been a hobby ever since. I’ve never been trained formally; it’s strictly a love of creating that drives me, specifically things that can’t be found in stores like vintage styles and big period pieces. I’ve been wanting to make a … Read more

Cool Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

I have always loved Marie Antoinette and decided to finally make a Marie Antoinette costume.  I didn’t want to purchase any extra fabric so I looked through my stash and found leftover pieces from a Versailles inspired bedspread, pillows and curtains I made for my daughter.  I had just enough leftover pieces to make the … Read more

Historical Marie of the Bastille Costume

Historical Marie of the Bastille Costume

I call this a ‘Marie of the Bastille’ costume, and it is almost entirely handmade. I have always been interested in historical clothing, costumes and excess. Marie Antoinette is the queen of dramatic and excessive fashion – you could say that it ultimately led to her death. I have gone through various design ideas for … Read more

Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Well I have to say this was the most interesting costume I have made yet. It took me about two months from start to finish. I went to the good will and bought a  wedding dress originally for my daughter five years previous and then bought a mannequin and made the bust out of paper … Read more

Beautiful Marie Antoinette Costume for a 5-year old Girl

Beautiful Marie Antoinette Costume for a 5-year old Girl

My 5 year old daughter loves princesses and accessories.  We decided together to go a different route since every other little girl will be in a Disney inspired costume. After looking at tons and tons of pictures, she settled on Marie Antoinette.  We wanted to keep it clean since she is only 5. I am … Read more

Cute George Washington Costume for a Boy

Cute George Washington Costume for a Boy

Our five year old son decided that he wanted to be George Washington for Halloween. My mother whipped this costume up with largely thrifted items, such as the wool coat which she cut down and added embelishments and the buckle shoes (she added the buckles to regular black shoes). We went to Central Park to … Read more

Headless Marie Antionette Costume

Headless Marie Antionette Costume

This headless Marie Antionette costume was so much fun. I started with a dress that was cheap and looked like something she would wear. Then I cut a hole through it right in the bodice area. I added material for length. I glued the little dress to a plastic mannequin form and then stuffed the … Read more

Adorable Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume for a Girl

The idea for the Marie Antoinette costume came to me spontaneously. I started to make a dress from an old shirt, so I threw a piece of old skirts due to lack of materials. On the back it still had a huge  hole so I threw in lace. It was supposed to be a dress for … Read more

Cool Headless Marie Antionette Costume

Cool Headless Marie Antionette Costume

I’ ve always loved dressing up, and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  But after I had children, more of my energy went into their costumes than mine. For a few years, I didn’t even dress up at all.  Last year,  I decided to put more of an effort into my own costume and  … Read more

Scary Headless Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and Executioner Costumes!

Scary Headless Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and Executioner Costumes!

I wanted to make a wonderful themed group costume for me, my younger brother, Aidan (6) and my sister Justine (9). I knew it had to something special and memorable. We settled on Marie Antoinette, her executioner and Louis XVI. They were really excited to help me work on it. My brother’s executioner costume was … Read more

Amazing Marie Antoinette Costume: “Let Them Eat Cake!”

Amazing Marie Antoinette Costume: "Let Them Eat Cake!"

I’ve been making miniature polymer clay sweets for a while, but I wanted to do something on a grander scale and  somehow incorporate fake sweets into a costume. I always make my costumes, and this is my favorite one so far. I worked on it for about three months, but it was worth it.  My Marie … Read more

Prize-Winning Headless Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume

Prize-Winning Headless Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume

I wanted to be an iconic woman in history and create a glamorous, sexy costume. I researched Marie Antoinette and found that she had been beheaded and that triggered all the ideas for my costume. It took me a week to create it. I used duct tape, spray foam insulation, 3 sticks, a can, a … Read more

Cool Homemade Albert Einstein Toddler Costume

Cool Homemade Albert Einstein Toddler Costume

The best part for me is the end result, how easy it was to put together! Everyone loved it, I painted his face to look more like Einstein eyebrows, mustache and laugh lines, with eyeliner and white Halloween makeup the outfit was a mix and match of things he had in his closet already! Not … Read more

Prize-Winning Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Prize-Winning Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

For the past few years my sisters have had a great Halloween party.  I usually dress up as some kind of Vampire, because I love Vampire movies.  Anyway, this year they told me “You can’t be a Vampire!” lol.  So, I decided to do something totally different and great!  Marie Antoinett, carrying her head!  I … Read more

Classic Handmade Marie Antoinette Costume

Classic Handmade Marie Antoinette Costume

This Marie Antoinette costume took forever but was a lot of fun! From the top down… I bought a wig and wired in a ton of birds, flowers, plastic beads, etc. Then I glued a large pink ribbon in a loop, glued a big fake jewel over the overlap, and pinned it over the wig. … Read more

Bloody Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Bloody Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Last year I was the bride of Frankenstein and found an awesome wedding dress at a thrift store… so in order to be thrify and reuse that awesome find I decided to be Marie Antoinette.  A Headless Marie Antoinette!  So I looked online for various versions of the costume.  The simpliest and best looking step … Read more

Scary Headless Marie Antoinette Homemade Halloween Costume

Scary Headless Marie Antoinette Homemade Halloween Costume

For Halloween this year I wanted to be something super scary. I always go a little too far with costumes, but this scary headless Marie Antoinette homemade Halloween costume (though it doesn’t look it) was incredibly easy, very light and comfortable! I completed the entire costume in a day, and have developed some tricks and tips so … Read more

Marie Antoinette Costume Complete with Handmade Wig!

Marie Antoinette Costume Complete with Handmade Wig!

I’ve always been obsessed with Marie Antoinette and decided this was the year I’d finally dress up as her. I wanted a new take on her though, not just the normal short poofy dresses. So I decided to do a sort-of Marie Antoinette in her undergarments. I already had this amazing corset and just re-laced … Read more

Spooky Headless Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume

Spooky Headless Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume

I was inspired by several headless costumes, but mostly Nicole Magne’s. Halloween is by far my favorite time of year and I try to out-do myself each year. This spooky headless Marie Antoinette halloween costume cost less than $50 to make. I used a plastic dress form from a local mannequin store, a backpack, a … Read more

Original Homemade Mount Rushmore Costume

Original Homemade Mount Rushmore Costume

We took a family trip to Mt Rushmore in September and came home with a Mount Rushmore Costume idea! It took some time but was a lot of fun to make. It was constructed building a rectangle frame with upright supports from odds and ends of wood I had at home. I then used chicken wire … Read more

Coolest Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone Costume for a Child

Here is my son in his Davy Crockett AKA Daniel Boone costume created by his grandmother.  She used a faux suede fabric for jacket with coor

Here is my son in his Davy Crockett AKA Daniel Boone costume created by his grandmother.  She used a faux suede fabric for jacket with coordinating trims, and super cool wooden buttons.  For the shirt a tan broadcloth fabric was chosen with fabric ties added.  He is wearing an authentic hand made coonskin hat which is going to come in … Read more