Adorable Beast Halloween Costume for Baby Boy

Halloween costume for baby boy

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

Zoltar

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

homemade cactus costume

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

Oscar the Grouch

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

Grand Champion "Cutie Pie"

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

Adorable DIY Costume: Minion Girl

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We covered a trash can with yellow fabric and made the eye glasses from jar lids and fabric. The overalls were picked up from a local goodwill with the logo added in fabric. The hairs are pipe cleaners drilled into the top. You can improve vision by not going with the brown for the eyes … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pokemon Halloween Costumes for Kids

pokemon halloween costumes

My kids have watched all the Pokemon cartoons/movies over and over and with the excitement of the Pokemon Go game this year they knew they just had to be Pokemon Halloween costumes of Ash and Pikachu. I always make their costumes myself and so this would be no different. Making the Pokemon Halloween Costumes Ash’s … Read more

Adorable Carl and Ellie Homemade Costumes From the Movie Up

In our homemade costumes, my Wife is wearing the House (Ellie) Costume. I (Rhett) is wearing the Carl costume. We love the Disney movie up so we wanted to be the loving characters. My wife hand painted the shirt to look like the house from Up and held balloons so she could better portray herself … Read more

The Force Awakens Family Star Wars Homemade Costumes

family star wars costume

For our homemade costumes, I was determined to dress up as Rey From Star Wars The Force Awakens . From there, I managed to talk each member of the family into dressing in theme with other characters from the movie. My daughter was the easiest as she loves to dress up as robots. (She was … Read more

Hilarious Homemade Puppy Monkey Baby Costume

puppy monkey baby costume

I knew I wanted to make a Puppy Monkey Baby costume since the moment I saw the commercial during the super bowl. I fell in love with the adorable/weird looking creature and knew it was so my style. Also, I only loved it more once I realized it also bugged my dad when I would … Read more

Cool Homemade Costume – Mouse in a Trap

Mouse in a trap

This homemade costume got a lot of attention and won me second place in our work contest. We just used card board with wood contact paper and red tape for the outline of the trap. We put shoulder straps and bent a lead pipe my dad had laying around the garage. The “mouse” costume was … Read more

Prince Themed Homemade Costumes and the Coolest Office Ever!

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Our Office Halloween Tribute to Prince We are fans of the late great Prince, and so we decided to decorate our office to go along with our Prince themed costumes.  We turned our office into a hall of fame type tribute to Prince. It was complete with gold and platinum albums and pictures of Prince over … Read more

Adorable Homemade Baby Nemo Costume

baby nemo costume

From my 3rd month of pregnancy, on, I have been in love with the Disney Finding Nemo theme. My husband and I even started calling our little guy “fishy” or “Nemo’. Everything was Nemo! Baby Shower, homemade thank you cards, Nursery, come home outfit, literally, EVERYTHING! It dawned on me at about 7 months pregnant … Read more

DIY Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family Costume

Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family

I LOVE doing family costumes and although we couldn’t get my son to participate on this one, it’s still one of my favorite years!  I made my daughter’s Alice dress and put my husbands costume together with Goodwill finds with my own special additions.  Everyone LOVED them and stopped us all  night asking for pictures.  … Read more

Coolest DIY Batman Penguin Costume for a Child

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Costume Inspiration From Tim Burton’s Batman Movies Last year HBO was constantly playing the Tim Burton Batman movies. So, naturally, my son got into them. While we were watching them he suggested that he wanted to be Batman for Halloween. I said what about a villain, you never see the kids dressing up as them. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Red Jacket Michael Jackson Costume

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Making the Jacket The jacket is red silk and has ALL hand sewn red glass beads all over it. It took almost 30 days of constant sewing to bead this Michael Jackson costume jacket.  There are gold mortar boards on the shoulder with gold metal buttons, with  gold metal buttons down the front of the jacket. Also, there … Read more