Contest-Winning DIY Haunted House Costume

Contest-Winning DIY Haunted House Costume

Lilly wanted to be a Haunted House. We had an awesome time creating it. With the trial and error of boxes, cardboard, chicken wire, paper mache, and many other props we finally had a great finished costume. We put a lot of detail into it. Using the boxes, chicken wire and paper mache’, we created … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gnome Riding a Snail Illusion Costume

Coolest Homemade Gnome Riding a Snail Illusion Costume

This Gnome Riding a Snail Illusion costume looks harder then it really was. All you need is a box and fabric and old clothes and shoes. Take the box and shape it. Make a hole to get in ,cover with fabric, take 2 pool noodles, shape neck and head cover with fabric glue on eyes. Sew … Read more

Unique Castaway Couple Costume

Unique Castaway Couple Costume

My boyfriend and I wanted to come up with a really creative and unique couple’s costume that we have never seen before. We started thinking of ideas, but our Castaway Couple Costume idea didn’t form until one day in August. We were flipping through the TV channels, and we stopped on the movie Castaway. Tom Hank’s relationship … Read more

Funny Homemade Prince George and Kate Middleton Illusion Costume

Funny Homemade Prince George and Kate Middleton Illusion Costume

I had already bought everything for a different costume – then two weeks before the Halloween party, inspiration struck!  I rummaged through my attic to find some old baby clothes and my baby carrier and I was on my way.  The most difficult part was finding shoes and a dress for a 6’1″ 200 lb. … Read more

Prize-Winning Sexy DIY Betty Boop Costume

Prize-Winning Sexy DIY Betty Boop Costume

One of my very favorite cartoon characters happens to be Betty Boop! I have made many homemade Halloween costumes through out the years, But none of them compare to Betty. I’ve learned at a very young age in Spanish class to do paper-mache, which gave me the idea to create my Halloween costumes. I don’t have … Read more

Original DIY Costume Idea for a Boy: Captain of the Titanic

Original DIY Costume Idea for a Boy: Captain of the Titanic

When I asked my six year old son, Ethan, what he wanted to be for Halloween this year, it came as no surprise when he confidently responded “the captain of a cruise ship – the Titanic!”.  You see has has been obsessed (to put it mildly) with ocean liners ever since he saw the movie … Read more

Cutest and Easiest Homemade Minion Costume for All Ages

Cutest and Easiest Homemade Minion Costume for All Ages

Minions are so cute! Easy cheap costume idea for all ages!  Yellow hat, socks, shirt, navy blue leggings and apron and black gloves. For the hat I used pipe cleaners and stuck them right through the top! Made the Gru decal on the apron out of felt. The goggles were a little tricky! Purchase cheap glasses from any Dollar … Read more

Coolest Homemade Transformer Costume – AKA Wrangler!

Coolest Homemade Transformer Costume - AKA Wrangler!

This Transformer costume idea was rolling around in my head since ever since my sister bought a used power wheels jeep at a garage sale for my nephew.  The basic idea was to cut apart a power wheels jeep (I bought my own, I promise, and used everything I could from it to to build … Read more

Coolest Carl the Minion Costume for a Toddler

Coolest Carl the Minion Costume for a Toddler

As the Dad I am more than happy to buy a costume from the store just hours prior to trick-or-treating.  However, my spouse loves making a Halloween costume more than opening presents on Christmas.  Last year we set the bar pretty high and won a costume contest as the family in Brave.  This year we … Read more

Cool Homemade “Shark Week” Group Costume

Cool Homemade "Shark Week" Group Costume

These costumes were epic!  The best we have ever done. We won overall best costume at one of the costume contests in West Des Moines, IA. When other people are asking to take pictures with you, then you know you did good!! I was sitting on the couch watching TV one day, and saw previews … Read more

Awesome Family of Six Alice in Wonderland Group Costume

Awesome Family of Six Alice in Wonderland Group Costume

As a family of 6 who all love Halloween, I typically begin planning our Halloween costumes a year before Halloween and begin gathering items around August. We have been the Wizard of Oz  characters, Scooby Do characters, Disney characters, insects, and the Peter Pan cast. We have always wanted to do Alice in Wonderland, but … Read more