Funny Chia Head and Chia Pet Costume for a Couple

Cool Chia Head and Chia Pet Costume for a Couple

I wanted to create a couple’s costume for my husband Philip and myself that was different and funny – here’s our Chia head and Chia Pet costume. Plus…who doesn’t love 80’s nostalgia. I started off by making the Chia head. Then I spray painted a bald cap green with paint I already had. I bought … Read more

Cool Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

Zoo Keeper and Peacock Couple Costume

For the Peacock costume, I will start with the top and work down. For the headpiece, I sewed together 4 fascinator hat bases in blue satin to form a dome shape. This “hat” was them covered in swirled pipe cleaners. I made the corona feathers by painting shish kebob skewers white, then glueing feathers on … Read more

Spooky Homemade Costume – White Wendigo Forest Spirit

Spooky Homemade Costume - White Wendigo Forest Spirit

Years ago, I saw the film Pan’s Labyrinth for the first time. Haunted and inspired by the ageless, withered, beautiful faun on the screen, I developed the desire to create my own glassy-eyed, cloven-hooved forest spirit. Dozens and dozens of the designs in my head gave themselves to my sketchbooks. Months, a year, close to … Read more

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

This Luke Skywalker costume took some time to make, but I am very proud how it turned out and made on a budget. I won a costume contest at a local bar and received tons of attention with many compliments! Yoda stole the show of course, but the rest of the costume is still very elaborate as … Read more

Coolest Miley Cyrus Costume – Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

Miley Cyrus Costume Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

My daughter has been obsessed with Miley Cyrus’ song “Wrecking Ball” from the moment it first debuted on the radio. So naturally when she waltzed up to me and said, “Maaa! This year I want to be my favorite song for Halloween!!”, I knew immediately what I had to do. Intense research on how to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Trolls Costumes – What a Troll of a Family!

Coolest Trolls Costumes

We had so much fun making these Trolls costumes. My 10 year old daughter won out this year with her idea for Halloween – characters from the Trolls movie.  She was dying to be Smidge from the movie – OMG!  So my wife took Princess Poppy and I (the dad) took King Peppy.  My 12 … Read more

Awesome DIY Costume – Exact Replica of Willy Wonka

Exact Replica of Willy Wonka

My son loves movies and wanted to be Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp). I used crushed velvet for the coat, lined it with satin. I have never made a coat before, or sewn with stretchy velvet, so needless to say there were many stitches ripped out. I made the jacket, the vest, the undershirt and the … Read more

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

Cool DIY Jane Jetson Costume

Jane Jetson

To make this Jane Jetson costume, I paper mached a 54″ balloon and cut cardboard for the tail and edges. I used rope for the straps. The wig was bought online. The dress from forever 21, and the tights from Walmart. I used white fabric and hot glued it on top of the triangular carboard.

Cool Moana Group Costume

Moana Family Costumes

My daughters are obsessed with Moana and since this was our first year trick or treating, I decided to go all out and a create a Moana group costume for the family It all began with hei hei, my youngest daughter’s costume. I took a white onsie and sewed a “tail” on with a piece … Read more

Super-Original Homemade Gary the Snail Costume

Coolest Gary the Snail Costume

This Gary the Snail costume was so much fun! I planned on making the costume in 2015 but just couldn’t figure out how to quite make the costume and did a trial make but didnt work. So this year I decided to make it paper mache. I got a balloon and paper mached for the … 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

Amazing Lumiere Costume (and his Plumette) from Beauty and the Beast

Lumiere Costume (and his Plumette) from Beauty and the Beast

While watching the newest version of Beauty and the Beast this year, I was struck by the characters and their extravagant costumes (or potential for costumes), specifically those whose character transitioned from houseware to human and vice versa. I knew that I had to make one come alive for myself this Halloween. I studied the … Read more

Coolest DIY Mr. Potato Head Group Costume

Potato Head Group Costume

My wife had the idea to be a family of Mr. Potato Heads for Halloween for a few years now, and we finally did it. So here comes the Mr. Potato Head Family – with interchangeable parts of course. Like most of our costumes, the potatoes started as solid models on the computer.  It was … Read more

Homemade Anubis Costume

ANUBIS COSTUME

This costume was made for an office party we had that had an Egyptian theme Sure, I knew there would be a lot of pharaohs at the party so I decided to be the Egyptian god of the underworld – Anubis. The mask was made by using a base of a predator mask and other body garments were hand … Read more

Homemade White Witch from Narnia Costume

All homemade creative White Witch Costume for fun teachers

So every year I love that 1 day! World book day!!! As a T.A I love to encourage and inspire children always. This year for world book day I decided on Jadis the White Witch from Narnia costume.Not an easy look but nothings impossible!!! So I get planning probably a year before as I want … Read more

Girl in a Flamingo Pool Float Couple Costume

Girl in a a flamingo pool float

So this one is completely unique idea we come up with. Making the costume took us a couple of days, but the costume got many feedbacks and compliments! The material we have used: For the flamingo: Pink feather boas Goggle eyes Elastic Scissors Glue Pink, black and Yellow EVA Half styrofoam ball Pink headband For … Read more

Cool Homemade Fortune Teller Costume

Fortune Teller

Like any of my Halloween projects, they always start out easy. This costume was entirely home made. I purchased a large box from Home Depot and it went from there. 1) Reiforced the inside corners of the box 2) painted the entire box black with dollar store paint, painted the bamboo legs black 3) attached … Read more

Coolest Skittles Group Costume

Coolest Skittles Group Costume 4

We got the idea to be Skittles for Halloween after someone found a picture on the internet of a girl dressed as a green Skittle. We decided we wanted to be different color Skittles, but make our dresses out of DUCT TAPE. In the end, it turned out to be an awesome idea even though … Read more

Coolest DIY Cinema-Quality Reptile Man Costume

Homemade Reptile Man Costume

I went as a Reptile Man costume. I came up with the idea because I wanted to do something different and kind of scary that could pass for cinema quality, only without the cost. I made the costume starting with bendable plumber’s pipes. I inserted smaller and smaller pieces into each other to create the … 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

What a Cool DIY Popcorn Costume AND Ceiling Lampshade!

What a Cool DIY Popcorn Costume AND Ceiling Lampshade!

This Popcorn Costume project was easy and fun to create and after it’s few hours of glory, I didn’t have the heart to throw it away, so I just hung it up as a ceiling lampshade in one of our rooms. And, it can be easily taken down and used again next year. The hardest … Read more

Stunning Toddler Disney Halloween Costume: The Yellow Belle

Stunning DIY Toddler Disney Halloween costume: The Yellow Belle

My favorite princess growing up was Belle! My daughter is now joining me in the love for Beauty and the Beast. I love sewing so I had to make sure I knew what she wanted to be for Halloween before it was October 31st. She had decided in July she wanted to be the yellow Belle. So … Read more