Coolest Abe Lincoln Penny for Your Thoughts Costume

I am a huge Abe Lincoln fan, but I wanted a different spin on dressing up as him (especially because I don't particularly like girls dressed as guys

I am a huge Abe Lincoln fan, but I wanted a different spin on dressing up as him (especially because I don’t particularly like girls dressed as guys). I decided to go as a penny. Not Inspector Gadgets niece Penny, no no, head to toe copper penny! I went to the thrift store to find … Read more

Coolest Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume Idea

Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume Idea

I started my Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume Idea by spraying a black wig white with radiator spraypaint, the fumes were not an added bonus! I then decorated the wig with feathers and flowers. For the dress I used an antique floral fabric, I made the pattern up for a long sleeved bodice attaching gathered lace … Read more

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

This homemade Marie Antoinette costume had to be started months in advance. I built a model ship which I found on eBay for about $30 bucks. This ship was the Flying Dutchmen Glow in the Dark version. As I was building the ship I would take sections and glue on silver glitter jewels. I bought … Read more

Coolest Abraham Lincoln Costume

Homemade Abraham Lincoln Costume

This Homemade Abraham Lincoln Costume is a salvaged child sized suit from the Thrift store with a white shirt and bow tie (also Thrift store) with a stove pipe hat made from oatmeal can plus a cardboard circle wrapped in black duct tape. Synthetic hair and spirit gum and a black make-up mole finish it … Read more

Coolest Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume

Homemade Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume

This “BABErham” costume was to poke fun at the idea that costume companies have a “sexy” version of every type of costume. There’s never been a Sexy Abraham Lincoln, for good reason, so I decided to create a Homemade Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume myself. I used materials I already had, high heel shoes, nude fishnet … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lewis and Clark Couple Costume

Homemade Lewis and Clark Couple Costume

Going canoeing a lot during the summer, my friend and I decided on a Homemade Lewis and Clark Couple Costume. The canoe was made from a refrigerator box and painted. We held it up with suspenders and attached a flag to the back. We also wore boots, flannel shirts, and fir-lined hats.

Coolest Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Homemade  Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

I really never liked Halloween until I met my husband. Now as soon as Halloween ends we are thinking out our costumes for next year. This Headless Marie Antoinette Costume got a lot of stares and a lot of applause at the Halloween parties we went to. The optical illusion of it really threw people … Read more

Coolest Homemade Beheaded Marie Antoinette Costume

Homemade Beheaded Marie Antoinette Costume

This Beheaded Marie Antoinette Halloween costume had, I discovered, already been done by others. There were plenty of ideas/photos posted online, but I wanted to take it a few steps further. I watched numerous tutorials and researched photos online to come up with the final product. The shoulders were formed from clay. The clay was … Read more

Coolest Electrocuted Ben Franklin Costume

Homemade Electrocuted Ben Franklin Costume

Ever wondered what Ben Franklin looked like after he was flying that kite with the key, and got struck by lightning? No problem, here he is! We sewed a costume to look like Ben Franklin, all the materials and pattern were purchased at a local fabric store (don’t forget to use those coupons!). Simply add … Read more

Coolest Headless Marie Antoinette Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Unique Halloween Costume Idea

I was thinking of making a costume that would be worthy of Marie Antoinette when it occurred to me that headless would be ultimately frightening and shocking. I searched for ideas on how to make a headless costume and found many sites that talked about sculpting a bust from clay but I am not that … Read more

Coolest Beheaded Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume

Homemade Beheaded Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume

We saw the idea of a Beheaded Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume on the internet and went on to make our own version. We went to second time around shops and found some lace material, along with other pieces to build the dress. We built the upper part of the body using an old manican piece … Read more

Coolest George Washington Costume

Coolest George Washington Costume

I spend the first quarter of the year researching costumes and trying to come up with something unique for my mom to make. It was easy when my son was small to get him to agree to my ideas. As he grows older he wants to be the typical super hero or something with guns. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Teddy Roosevelt Costume

Homemade Teddy Roosevelt Costume

My 8 year old has a history of creative costumes, thanks to the sewing skills of his grandmother. In the past he has been Max from Where the Wild Things Are, a British redcoat, and Napoleon, to name a few. This year, we decided to explore his interest in the presidents – especially T.R. – … Read more

Coolest Homemade Davy Crockett Costume

Homemade Davy Crockett Costume

My son is not into the normal store bought costumes, so he wanted a Homemade Davy Crockett Costume. He already had the play gun, knife, and we found the coonskin cap and water can at a yard sale. I bought the tan faux suede material and trim on the clearance section at Wal-Mart. I measured … Read more

Coolest Marie Antoinette Costume

Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

After watching Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette, I knew I wanted this Marie Antoinette Costume to be my Halloween Costume for 2008. I bought the dress at Goodwill. It was originally a strapless southern belle gown. My mom sewed on sleeves and layered the dress to make it look fancy like the dresses in the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pancho Villa Costume

Homemade Pancho Villa Costume

I wanted a costume that nobody else was going to have, so I put this sexy Homemade Pancho Villa Costume together. The hat is a Chevy’s birthday hat(you know, when you go in and tell them it’s your birthday and they come over and sing and humiliate you with this giant monstrosity of a hat?…ya … Read more

Coolest Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume

Homemade Headless Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume

I really needed a good distraction from typing up an essay so making the perfect Halloween costume -a Headless Marie Antoinette – seemed like the ideal choice. I started with the bust which I made from paper mache (complete with nipples!), attached the arms made from tights, wire and newspaper and then mounted the whole … Read more

Coolest Homemade Abe Lincoln Costume

Homemade Abe Lincoln Costume

This homemade Abe Lincoln costume was more of an ensemble of purchases as opposed to original creation. First, I grew out a beard for 3 weeks, shaving the mustache the day I wore the costume. The coat was a cheap, polyester robe from Walmart. The vest was purchased at a local store that sells suits. … Read more