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

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