Insanely Epic DIY Gumball Machine Costume

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Oh boy did this cause marriage arguments every time I asked the hubby to help me with what he called a ridiculous project. I wanted something different and creative. I wanted something that was good enough to enter in a costume contest. That is when I came up with this great idea of mine. Made with … Read more

Coolest Ever YRC Truck DIY Transformer Costume

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I work for a shipping company that has a costume context every year. I like to keep my costume inline with our business so I made a YRC Truck DIY Transformer Costume. Since YRC is one of the main LTL Carriers we partner with. This probably took 10-15 hours to make. Also, there are many … Read more

The Cutest DIY Pennywise Costume You Will Ever See

The cutest pennywise costume you will ever see

This is by far the most fun I have ever had making a costume! My daughter is about to turn 3 soon and loves everything Halloween! So this year since she is really into it I figured we could have lots of fun with her costume! The new IT move came out not long ago and … Read more

Awesome DIY Comic-Con Apocalyptic Exo Suit Costume

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I built this huge exo suit costume by myself out of scraps and on a tight budget over. The suit is made of card, foam, little bit of wood and lots of glue. Also I made wooden stilts that were difficult to walk in at first. But I’ve perfected them now and can walk a … Read more

Contest-Winning Homemade Jurassic Park Jeep Costume

Jurassic Park Jeep

For my company, each department picks a theme and decorates their cubicles and themselves accordingly. We went with Jurassic World, which featured a throwback to the classic Jurassic Park jeep. So I signed up to be the jeep while vaguely dressing like Dr. Ellie Sattler. Costume Winner! I ended up winning the company’s contest for most … Read more

Scariest Homemade Samara from The Ring Costume

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Hello! My name is Victoria A. Moran, and I am the one wearing this handmade The Ring costume I put together myself. After hearing about a local costume party last Halloween from a family member, I decided to finally dress-up as one of my favorite antagonists from one of my favorite horror films, The Ring! … Read more

Child’s Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

Child's Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

The hardest part with this Alien Abduction costume was getting my 11-year-old daughter to decide what costume she wanted to be. After hours of browsing with her on this site she finally chose the alien abduction costume and we were set to go. After collecting the necessary items which took more time than actually constructing … Read more

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

This Hilarious HeiHei costume from Moana is one of our family’s favorite movie characters. We work really hard every year to create wonderful lasting memories for our children and our grandchildren.We started taking our entire family to Disney World for their Halloween party 2 years ago when our granddaughters were 3 and 1 years old. … Read more

Awesome DIY Hawkman Costume

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This Hawkman costume was one of the most fun, yet challenging costumes I have ever done. I had an image in my head of what I wanted it to look like; especially the wings. They had to be proportionate to my body yet light weight enough to be worn for a long time. So, the … Read more

Awesome Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Child

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I was pumped when my son decided to be Edward Scissorhands last year and went right to work on his costume.  I found almost all of the materials at Goodwill, although I went to more than I can count and some over 100 miles away!  I ended up finding a women’s pleather “hotsuit” and cut … Read more

Homemade Crowd-Stopping, Light-Up DJ Pikachu Pokemon Costume

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My 2016 Halloween DJ Pikachu Pokemon costume idea came to me in July with the release of the popular game Pokemon Go!  Growing up I watched the Pokemon cartoon, and with all the hype of Pokemon Go it inspired me to create a Pokemon themed costume! I knew from the start I wanted to be … Read more

Adorable Beast Halloween Costume for Baby Boy

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My daughter decided she wanted to be Belle for Halloween. She decided this in July. I had already decided her brother was going to be a Roman soldier and I was going to paint abs on his baby belly. She had a different idea. She wanted baby brother to be the Beast. Because my favorite … Read more

Cool Homemade Zoltar Costume for a Woman

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WHERE DO I BEGIN!!!???? This was by far the best costume EVER. Everyone was calling me a man all night hahaha. Yes, I am a female and was dressed as Zoltar. All I kept hearing was “that dudes costume is neat”… My costume was made out of pvc pipe, poster board, shelf liner, duct tape … Read more

Cool Handmade Evil Purple Minion Costume

DIY Evil Purple Minion Costume

My son wanted to be an evil purple minion costume for Halloween, so mama couldn’t disappoint! So, this handmade costume took about 16+ hours. Most of the time spent creating it was making templates and doing trial runs. Materials Needed for my Evil Purple Minion Costume BODY *Project foam (I went to Joann’s and measured … Read more

Scary Homemade IT Toddler Costume

"It" toddler costume

Loved this movie growing up so obviously with the new one coming out and my little redhead I had to make him a costume. This costume required very little sewing and a few lucky finds. I just used an old tutu for the lace collars and sleeves.  I used material from a bed sheet for … Read more

Cool DIY Voodoo Doll Costume for a Woman

Voodoo Doll for a Woman

This is me as a voodoo doll for a Halloween party at work. It was a group costume, so there were two others identical to me. You can wear this in a group or alone. It was fairly simple to make. The black shirt, shirt, tights and shoes all came from a thrift store. I … Read more

Super Inexpensive Queen Of Hearts Adult Costume

Super Inexpensive Queen Of Hearts Adult Costume

Every year the company that I work for puts on a Halloween Costume contest. Me, being the avid DIYer and crafter that I am, knew that a store bought costume just wouldn’t cut it. Also, the cheapness in me, wouldn’t allow me to spend a ton of money on a costume. I hit up my … Read more

Coolest DIY Marionette Puppet Costumes and Puppeteer Costume

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We had a great time creating the marionette puppet costumes and won $500 in a local costume contest at the Cotton-Eyed Joe in Knoxville, TN!  We are all from different cities in Nashville, TN; Huntsville, AL and Knoxville, TN, so we had to send texts back and forth of costume and makeup ideas, etc.  We improvised … Read more

Coolest Giant Homemade Cactus Costume

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Last year, I moved to the Southwest, and wanted to celebrate with something southwest themed. Roadrunner? Cotote? Chile pepper? Nope… I went with an 8-foot tall giant saguaro cactus. The entire homemade cactus costume was made in about 4 hours, using chicken wire and Green duct tape, plus a little weather stripping and green pipe … Read more

Scariest DIY Horror Movie Characters for a Family Costume

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For our annual Halloween party, we needed a family themed costume. We wanted to do something a little different and came up with each of us being iconic horror movie characters (keep in mind our kids had no clue who these characters were!). My goalie son just had to be Jason and my daughter with … Read more

Scram! Easy Homemade Oscar the Grouch Costume

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My super cool Oscar costume I made inspired by a shaggy green sweater! This costume was easy to make and required only minimal supplies. I used a plastic garbage can for the body and the lid for the hat. Then, I bought the sweater and wig at a thrift store and made the banana peel … Read more

Delicious Homemade Blueberry Pie Costume for a Cutie Pie

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I started with a wagon and wrapped in a red/white classic picnic tablecloth. Topped it with a kiddie pool wrapped in tin foil and lined with a purple tablecloth. I then constructed the crisscross patterned burlap ribbon “crust” and stuffed it with balloons inflated only to a “berry” size! I wrapped cardboard in blue satin … Read more

Cool Homemade Clash of Clans Video Game Family Costume

Clash of Clans Family Costume

Our family decided to dress up as characters from the Clash of Clans video game. My hubby was a Barbarian, my son the Wizard, my daughter the Witch and I the Angel. Most supplies were bought at thrift stores and the dollar store. The barbarian head is constructed from a card board box and covered … Read more

Coolest Homemade Treehouse Costume

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“What do you want to be for Halloween?” I asked my barely 4 year old. I’m imagining something that’s not too hard to make, like last year’s Astronaut or the “Boy Fairy” from the year before. He thought about it for a little while and told me “I want to be a tree house.” I … Read more