Cool Homemade Oola the Twi’lek Costume from Return of the Jedi

Cool Homemade Oola the Twi'lek Costume from Return of the Jedi

I have always loved the original Star Wars trilogy. But as a woman, if you wanted to dress as someone from the movies, you were generally stuck with two options: Princess Leia in regular clothes or Princess Leia in slace gear. Not my thing. I decided to try making a costume of Oola the Twi’lek … Read more

My Costume From Dream to Reality: I am Master Chief!

My Costume From Dream to Reality: I am Master Chief!

How do you write how-to directions for a 1 year build process?  Well, you really don’t. The first step is making the commitment that no matter what, you will put in the work to do the process the right way, and not just rush to finish by a certain deadline. I missed Halloween last year … Read more

Coolest Homemade Power Rangers Costume: All Hail Lord Zedd!

Coolest Homemade Power Rangers Costume: All Hail Lord Zedd!

Growing up as a kid I would sit down on the floor with my action figures and watch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with my brother. Ever since I saw the episode The Mutiny and Lord Zedd came up on screen I was instantly fascinated with the character. I always wanted to be Zedd for Halloween, … Read more

Fun Homemade Pirate and Parrot Couple Costume

Fun Homemade Pirate and Parrot Couple Costume

I had so much fun making this costume. I pretty much went to every store I could until I had piece by piece (Thrift Stores, Goodwill, Joann’s Fabric, Hobby Lobby Michaels and every Halloween store I drove by). PIRATE: The white and reddish “belt” and the white “belt” around him are actually scarves.  The other … Read more

Cool Homemade Group Costume Idea: Monsters Inc. Crew

Cool Homemade Group Costume Idea: Monsters Inc. Crew

For this costume it defiantly took an imagination and several trips to Walmart! To start it off we purchased fuzzy blankets because Walmart didn’t have any fuzzy material. We then purchased some huge t-shirts and some leggings and tons of super glue. Once we got home we had our work cut out for us. For … Read more

Sexy Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Sexy Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

I put this sexy homemade Wonder Woman costume together with the help of Ebay, Etsy and some local stores in the mall. The red corset is from Charlotte Russe, about $25. The gold trim I got from JoAnn Fabric store, the whole roll was around $5.00 and I used fabric glue to adhere it to the … Read more

Super Awesome Demona Costume from Disney’s Gargoyles

Super Awesome Demona Costume from Disney's Gargoyles

For those who never saw Disney’s brilliant cartoon TV series Gargoyles, I pity you. It was an amazing, gritty cartoon that showcased some brilliant writing along with tie ins to actual history and Shakespeare. My favorite character from this show was Demona, originally part of the main gargoyle clan who went her own way when … Read more

Unique Harley Quinn and Joker Couple Costume (Motorcycle Theme)

Unique Harley Quinn and Joker Couple Costume (Motorcycle Theme)

In 2012, my boyfriend and I wanted to go as Harley Quinn and the Joker but with a unique twist. We both ride motorcycles, so we thought it would be cool to imagine the traditional characters as if they rode motorcycles. I made my costume completely from scratch with a combination of red vinyl (that … Read more

Awesome Handmade Queen Amidala Halloween Costume

Awesome Handmade Queen Amidala Halloween Costume

In May of 1999 something happened that no person thought would for a good 19 years.  Many had gone to a crappy movie (Wing Commander) just to see a preview.  With promises to enchant us beyond imagination after, we waited in lines.  One to get tickets and another when it came time to get into the theater.  The audience … Read more

Sexy Homemade Alien Invader Costume

Sexy Homemade Alien Invader Costume

Alien costumes are not easy to find. I wanted something that reminded people of the aliens from the movie Alien but maybe was a little more approachable and not so slimy. What I came up with was a combination of the alien from the Alien movies, and the creature from the movie Splice. The entire … Read more

A HULK of a Homemade Costume!

A HULK of a Homemade Costume!

Hulk and the Avengers were always my favorite characters ever. I have seen those movies dozens of times and wanted to bring the energy from the big screen to life. I sat down at my kitchen table one night trying to come up with my next great costume idea and it hit me, what better … Read more

Cool Group Costume Idea: 50 Shades of Gray TV

Cool Group Costume Idea: 50 Shades of Gray TV

Last year the book 50 Shades was so popular we thought about something related to that.  Then we saw some gray-scale costume idea online and decided to merge the two. So we created the 50 Shades of Gray TV. We picked shows from 50s and 60s that were in black and white and selected our … Read more

Awesome Baby Wolverine Costume

Awesome Baby Wolverine Costume

My nephew was born in August and my sister decided to name him Logan after the Wolverine character, so when Halloween came around only a few months later…lil baby Logan JUST HAD to be Wolverine! The only costumes available were children sizes and up. Instead of getting bummed out, I went on an epic journey … Read more

Sexy Badass Femme Ironman Costume

Sexy Badass Femme Ironman Costume

After a several months of deliberation I decided to be Ironman, ehh… Ironwoman… Ironlady… Lady Ironman?  …ok whatever, you get the idea!  I figured now would be a good time, since the third Ironman movie came out this year.  My version is a mix of the comic with the movie version and just my own … Read more

The Messiah’s Disciple Homemade Costume Idea

The Messiah's Disciple Homemade Costume Idea

What I went through is I sewed the dress out of a simple pattern by Simplicity, then I had gone through with fabric paint to add the green. Same with the arm warmers but they were made from nylon. The wig I styled myself, I sewed all the wefts into the cap and made the … Read more

Awesome Homemade Sauron Costume from Lord of the Rings

Awesome Homemade Sauron Costume from Lord of the Rings

Our family loves to dress up in costumes and I am always up for a creative challenge. When my son asked to be Sauron, The Dark Lord, from The Lord of the Rings, I said “sure, no problem…what does he look like?” Then I saw the picture…oh, no. What had I agreed to?! I created … Read more

Cool Homemade Harry Potter Family Costume

Cool Homemade Harry Potter Family Costume

My now 8 year old son is a big HP fan, so we decided to make it into a family adventure for Halloween. The main objective for us in Halloween is to make our costumes budget friendly and original. So even that my son was going to be Harry Potter I wanted him to look … Read more

Fantastic Four Couples Costume

Fantastic Four Couples Costume

I got this idea for a fantastic four couples costume from a challenge someone posted on a superhero forum. I wanted to see if I could create a Fantastic Four Human Torch costume that could “flame on”. I searched around the internet and could not find anything that was exactly the look I was searching for. … Read more

Easy Adult Sexy Ninja Turtle Costumes aka TMNT

Easy Adult Sexy Ninja Turtle Costumes aka TMNT

This costume cost was less than $40 a person. The first step is to figure out which  person is going to be which turtle. The shorts were a quick and cheap find at sports authority. We found multiple green shirt/tank top options at Old Navy (also cheap). Here comes the crafty part! Picked up the … Read more