Epic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume – Michelangelo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle [Michelangelo]

The Inspiration for this TMNT Costume Mikey has been on my list of costumes for several years, I just need to build my foam-crafting skills before taking on a costume with this many parts. The primary factor is that I like the costume/character to be recognizable and fun for kids.  If time and money hadn’t … Read more

Awesome Homemade Groot Costume

Homemade Groot Costume

For my homemade Groot costume, I used pipe insulation tubs for the body and gym mat flooring that I carved with a hot knife for the chest pieces. I used over 140 full size glue sticks to attach the pipe insulation tubes. I soaked tissue paper in white glue and applied to the tubes for … Read more

Awesome Homemade Transfomer Costume

I’m sure you saw that video a few years back of a Bumblebee homemade Transformer costume that actually transformed. Like most children, I’m sure your child begged you to make one for him/her. It is very cool, but there is very little information on how exactly to make a homemade Transformer costume. First of all, … Read more

Awesome DIY Comic-Con Apocalyptic Exo Suit Costume

exo suit costume

I built this huge exo suit costume by myself out of scraps and on a tight budget over. The suit is made of card, foam, little bit of wood and lots of glue. Also I made wooden stilts that were difficult to walk in at first. But I’ve perfected them now and can walk a … Read more

Contest-Winning Homemade Jurassic Park Jeep Costume

Jurassic Park Jeep

For my company, each department picks a theme and decorates their cubicles and themselves accordingly. We went with Jurassic World, which featured a throwback to the classic Jurassic Park jeep. So I signed up to be the jeep while vaguely dressing like Dr. Ellie Sattler. Costume Winner! I ended up winning the company’s contest for most … Read more

Coolest Homemade Costumes: Mini Ripley and Fluffy the Xenomorph

So here’s me in my scratch-built EVA foam Xenomorph costume, and my daughter in her mini Ripley get up. The rifle is foam and the back of an old Ikea cabinet. We wanted to do something a little different and, well, we’re both big (well, she isn’t that big) kids. The costumes and props themselves … Read more

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

This Hilarious HeiHei costume from Moana is one of our family’s favorite movie characters. We work really hard every year to create wonderful lasting memories for our children and our grandchildren.We started taking our entire family to Disney World for their Halloween party 2 years ago when our granddaughters were 3 and 1 years old. … Read more

Awesome DIY Hawkman Costume

hawkman costume

This Hawkman costume was one of the most fun, yet challenging costumes I have ever done. I had an image in my head of what I wanted it to look like; especially the wings. They had to be proportionate to my body yet light weight enough to be worn for a long time. So, the … Read more

Awesome Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Child

Edward Scissorhands

I was pumped when my son decided to be Edward Scissorhands last year and went right to work on his costume.  I found almost all of the materials at Goodwill, although I went to more than I can count and some over 100 miles away!  I ended up finding a women’s pleather “hotsuit” and cut … Read more

Awesome DIY Sackboy from Little Big Planet Costume

Benjamins d.i.y. Sackboy from Little Big Planet Costume

I love my nephews so when Benjamin told me that he wanted to be Sackboy from the Little Big Planet video game, I decided to try my hand at costume making. I’ve never tried making clothes or crafts, I always left that to my sister Jackie. But my nephew asked so I had to try … Read more

Cool Homemade Meloetta Costume From Pokemon

Meloetta

My daughter came to me with a cartoon picture Meloetta and said that she wanted to be THIS for Halloween. We bought a simple black dress from Target (which she could reuse) and pinned up one side to achieve the asymmetrical look. She wore white tights and black shoes. We bought a bright green wig … Read more

Mysterious DIY Black Gold Saw Anime Costume

anime costume

Black Gold Saw is from one of my favorite anime shows and I wanted to show my love for this character by creating this anime costume. Making the Anime Costume For the making of the sword, armor, belt and horns I created my own pattern and drew out the separate pieces to be put together … Read more

Cool Homemade Clash of Clans Video Game Family Costume

Clash of Clans Family Costume

Our family decided to dress up as characters from the Clash of Clans video game. My hubby was a Barbarian, my son the Wizard, my daughter the Witch and I the Angel. Most supplies were bought at thrift stores and the dollar store. The barbarian head is constructed from a card board box and covered … Read more

Adorable Carl and Ellie Homemade Costumes From the Movie Up

In our homemade costumes, my Wife is wearing the House (Ellie) Costume. I (Rhett) is wearing the Carl costume. We love the Disney movie up so we wanted to be the loving characters. My wife hand painted the shirt to look like the house from Up and held balloons so she could better portray herself … Read more

The Force Awakens Family Star Wars Homemade Costumes

family star wars costume

For our homemade costumes, I was determined to dress up as Rey From Star Wars The Force Awakens . From there, I managed to talk each member of the family into dressing in theme with other characters from the movie. My daughter was the easiest as she loves to dress up as robots. (She was … Read more

Coolest DIY Batman Penguin Costume for a Child

batman penguin costume

Costume Inspiration From Tim Burton’s Batman Movies Last year HBO was constantly playing the Tim Burton Batman movies. So, naturally, my son got into them. While we were watching them he suggested that he wanted to be Batman for Halloween. I said what about a villain, you never see the kids dressing up as them. … 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

Awesome Homemade Harley Quinn Halloween Costume

harley quinn halloween costume

Homemade Costume Inspiration Sitting in our small room, my sister and I listened to the echoes from the television mixed with the slow drone of the Xbox. Playing our favorite Batman themed video game had become a habit for us. As she watched me navigate The Caped Crusader over a common thug and sucker punch … Read more

Coolest Homemade Macho Man Costume – You Dig It!

Coolest Macho Man Costume. You dig it!

Snap Into a Slim Jim! “Wanna light up your life? Need a lil excitement? Snap into a Slim Jim! A little beef and a little spice, with everything nice!” This was my inspiration for my Macho Man costume. Check out my costume in action, here. Making my Second Macho Man Costume I created my second Macho … Read more

Coolest Lord Ghirahim Costume from the Legend of Zelda

ghirahim costume

This Lord Ghirahim costume is one of my my favorites because I didn’t think it would turn out as good as it did. Ghirahim Costume Base The white body suit is a plain white zentai suit that had a full head and hands, it was $20 on eBay.  I cut the body suit to match … Read more

Coolest Homemade Midna Helmet Costume From The Legend of Zelda

midna helmet costume

I did not make the Zentai costume, this is commercially made, and I found it on eBay. I made the Midna helmet costume, hair and ears. Midna Helmet Costume Instructions The helmet is made from a camping sleep pad from WalMart.  They cost about $10.  Its blue foam in a roll about 6 feet long and 3 … Read more

Awesome Homemade 9 Costume With Detailed DIY Instructions

9 costume

When I finally decided that I would make a 9 costume, I was a bit nervous about it. I like to pick characters that I think will be fun and challenging. But when I shared my idea with some family and friends, I was shocked that nobody knew who 9 was. I was afraid that … Read more