Cool Homemade Bat Family Costumes

The Bat Family

I stink at using a sewing machine, first off, so I am pretty proud that I hand sewed these four bat costumes. Although there were nights of wine, tears and frustration, my husband, Ed, was a good sport and my kids, Adelaide and Andrew had a blast.  T he bat costumes were constructed mainly of … Read more

Coolest Pumpkin Head in a Jar Costume

Coolest pumpkin head costume

This is my 9 year old son. We used a rolling back pack with the handle being pulled up made the head stand over 6ft tall. We used burlap sacks to make an old looking cloak and then used a clear empty Cheetos bucket to put my son’s head in. We used a light weight … Read more

Really Green Jolly Green Giant Costume

Original Jolly Green Giant

My Jolly Green Giant costume has leaves that are actually glued to my hair and I’m painted green with green food coloring. So far people seem to really love this costume. It’s fun to do and it’s easy to do and I like doing it . Literally all I did was take apart a fake … Read more

Cool Female Gene Simmons Kiss Costume

Female Gene Simmons Kiss Costume

I absolutely LOVE Halloween and enjoy making my own costumes every year! This year was no exception and I won first place at a costume contest! I don’t know if it was my costume, tongue, or karaoke performance (I sang “Beth”) that won the crowd over, but it was so much fun and truly an … Read more

Contest-Winning DIY Floating Genie Costume

Floating Genie

I created the rug out of foam board and reinforced it with thin strips of wood. I spray glued material and attached trim and tassels to finish off the look. I then stuffed pantyhose and put on genie costume bottoms that I purchased off of eBay. I attached gold shoes and a genie bottle. I … Read more

Sassy Sub Zero Costume with a Female Twist

Sassy Subzero Costume with a Female Twist

I always loved the Mortal Kombat games growing up, so I decided that I should pay tribute to my favorite childhood game. Sub Zero was an easy choice for my homemade costume! I found an old child’s costume lying around, so it was time to become inspired and creative. I cut up that old ninja … Read more

Amazing Homemade Voodoo Priestess Costume for a Girl

Best Voo Doo Priestess costume for 9 yr old girl

My Daughter, Isabella who is 9, wanted to be a voodoo witch doctor this year for Halloween, complete with a voodoo doll and shrunken head! We had a lot of fun making this costume and super inexpensive!! For the skull on the headdress, which was the hardest part, I used Crayola magic mold and shaped … Read more

Epic Cleopsis Eater of Death Costume – Entirely Homemade!

Cleopsis, Eater of death costume!

This year my daughter, Harmony, who is 13 yrs old. She wanted to be something Egyptian but still wanted to be something unique for Halloween, so, we searched the internet for different ideas and she saw a Cleopsis statue and just loved it! So, I said , “Sure, that’ll be cool!” little did I realize … Read more

Awesome DIY Vampire Costume with Articulated Wings

Vampire with articulated wings

Ever want to have a great vampire costume with wings that retract and expand without emptying your bank account? This is the one for you. To do this cool wing effect, you will need the following: 8 eyebolts, lots of washers, short machine screws with nuts, two long threaded bolts without heads, dirt bike vest, … Read more

Great Homemade Wall-E and Eve Costumes

wall-e theme costumes in 2 weeks

Two weeks before Halloween, my 5 year old son decided wanted to be WALL-E. After searching the Internet for costumes, I decided it was impossible to buy one (as the movie was older) and so construction began. After trial and error it started coming along nicely.  WALL-E was made paper mache, cardboard, lots of ductape, … Read more