Coolest Prisoner in a Visiting Booth Costume

Prisoner in a Visiting Booth Costume

For this Prisoner in a Visiting Booth Costume I made a two sided “prison visiting booth” out of foam core which I covered with cheesy wood paneling contact paper and a clear plastic film to recreate the glass between the two sides of the “visiting booth.” I attached two identical black phone handsets with old … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wilson Costume from Home Improvement

Homemade Wilson Costume from Home Improvement

Well the idea is to be a Homemade Wilson Costume from Home Improvement. First I got a plaid shirt and fisherman’s hat. Second I took an old school bag and took the straps of. I then went to Micheals and got some fake wood. I then stuck the wood to the old backpack and wore … Read more

Coolest Photo Booth Picture Strip Costume

Homemade Photo Booth Picture Strip Costume

The first step in building this giant Photo Booth Picture Strip costume was to pick the outfit I was going to wear on the night of the parade (paying careful attention to the weather forecast!) a few weeks prior and posing for a bunch of stereotypical “photo booth” pics wearing that outfit. I created the … Read more

Coolest DIY Oscar the Grouch Halloween Costume

DIY Oscar the Grouch Halloween Costume

Oscar the Grouch has been one of my favorite all time characters. I saw a lot of Oscar costumes, but I wanted the focus to mostly be on the puppet (or muppet depending on how you see it). I like to go to a lot of parties on Halloween, and for some reason, the idea … Read more

Coolest Pair of Pants Costume

Coolest Pair of Pants Costume - Front

Our 6 year old decided that he wanted to be a “big pair of pants” this year for Halloween so we said we would try and this is what we came up with. We used material that we had in the house and bought some chicken wire to give the pants some shape. We even … Read more

Coolest Deadliest Catch aka Crab Man Costume

Homemade Deadliest Catch aka Crab Man Costume

I came up with this idea for a Homemade Deadliest Catch aka Crab Man Costume while eating Pringles. It was made using 100% recycled materials. The arms are made with 8 Pringle cans joined by 8 bungee cords and 4 tennis balls. I drilled a hole in the metal bottoms and indented the cans where … Read more

Epic DIY Apollo Astronaut Costume

Homemade Apollo Astronaut Costume

For this homemade Apollo Astronaut costume I started in early October and began assembling the pieces I’d need. Some of the stuff I had on hand, while other things had to be ordered from the internet. Apollo Astronaut costume items I had on hand Ski Gloves Wrestler’s Ear Guards Storage Barrel Black Thermal Long Underwear … Read more

Original Homemade Homer and Marge Simpson Couple Costume

Homemade Homer and Marge Simpson Couple Costume

My husband and I were a Homemade Homer and Marge Simpson Couple Costume. This was a last minute costume that won a costume contest amongst our group of friends. Marge: I got a bee hive wig and spray painted it blue. I got my orange necklace at Target and the green dress on the clearance … Read more

Coolest Mario Brothers Halloween Costume

Mario and Luigi Halloween Costume

My wife and I needed an idea for Halloween couples and since our family plays video games together with our kids, we thought a Mario and Luigi Halloween costume would be good. Plus, the kids loved the costumes. I purchased all of the items from a Hancock fabric store (except the gloves and shirt, shoes) … Read more

Coolest Harlem Globetrotters Halloween Group Costume

Homemade Harlem Globetrotters Halloween Group Costume

Another year, another awesome Halloween! My friends and I decided to go with a tribute to the Harlem Globetrotters of the past; you know Curly and the gang. So with that idea here is what we did. First off we order the old school converse all-stars off line at the converse website and had them … Read more