Coolest Homemade Yellow School Bus Halloween Costume

Homemade Yellow School Bus Halloween Costume

My son had so much fun wearing this homemade Yellow School Bus Halloween costume inspired by his love of the classic yellow school bus! At 4 years of age, he has amassed quite a large collection of figurines representing ALL modes of transportation, and his school bus collection is no exception! I searched his playroom … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pregnant Pumpkin Farmer Halloween Costume

Homemade Pregnant Pumpkin Farmer Halloween Costume

At almost eight months pregnant, I was forced to get creative to come up with a unique costume that would showcase my growing belly and not try to hide it, so I made this Homemade Pregnant Pumpkin Farmer Halloween Costume . First, I took an old pair of overalls and carefully measured and cut a … Read more

Coolest The Maitlands from Beetlejuice Costume

The Maitlands from Beetlejuice Costume

For years my girlfriend Libby has wanted to do a couples costume. Now she loves two things; Halloween and Gina Davis, so what came to mind? Adam and Barbara Maitland from Beetlejuice of course! I am no stranger to making costumes, and have created The Fly, a full size LEGO Man and two Rock ‘Em … Read more

Coolest Jurrasic Park Dinosaur Costume

Jurassic Park Dinosaur Costume

This is my Jurrasic Park Dinosaur costume from Jurassic Park movie I made for my Son Joshua. I started with some black foam pad used for upholstery. I shaped the head first sculpting the contours and used yellow foam for the teeth and half a yellow plastic Easter egg for the eyes. You can put … Read more

Coolest Airplane Costume

Homemade Bi Plane Costume

For this Bi Plane Costume I started out using four cardboard boxes and four rolls of Duct tape my favorite… The first box is the largest of them. I cut a hole in it to place over the pilot’s head to make sure he can get into it from the bottom and that he can … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pregnant Basketball Player Costume

Homemade Pregnant Basketball Player Costume

Well, I was almost 38 weeks pregnant and came up with the idea after everyone always telling me – you just have a basketball in there… that’s it, just a basketball belly. So it was real easy to come up with this one. Plus, I really didn’t want to do the obvious same ‘ol pregnant … Read more

Coolest Kidnapped by a Skeleton Costume

Homemade Kidnapped by a Skeleton Costume

This costume was made for my son this year (08) so we could enter him into the local Halloween costume contest. Turns out he won 1st place in the scariest category. I had kids and adults asking me who else was in the costume. Little kids were tugging onto his hands and trying to see … Read more

Coolest Highway to Hell and Stairway to Heaven Costumes

Homemade Highway to Hell and Stairway to Heaven Costumes

My sister and I were going for a rock and roll theme when trying to decide what it was we wanted to dress up as for Halloween. We were thinking Metallica, Kiss, Ozzy, you name we thought about it! Finally we came up with songs instead of groups and this Highway to Hell and Stairway … Read more

Coolest Expecting Barbie and Daddy-to-Be Ken Costume

Halloween 2011 - Expecting Barbie and Ken

My husband and I just found out we were expecting a baby the first week of October 2011. We decided we wanted to announce our big news around Halloween with original Halloween costumes. I have always been a big fan of Barbie so I thought making a Barbie and Ken couple costume would be fun! … Read more

Coolest Pagemaster Costume

Adventure Book Costume from the Pagemaster Movie

This is my Adventure Book (Pirate) character costume from The Pagemaster movie I made for my Son Joshua. I started with a cardboard frame and glued on some thin foam carpet underlayment that is shaped into the book form in the back and glued the seams with contact cement. The arms were cone shaped and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Paratrooper Costume

Homemade Paratrooper Costume

My son wanted to be a paratrooper with a parachute. I went online and ordered a military uniform. Then I went to the local party store and purchased (4) Gold balloons in the shape of the number 1 and some white curling ribbon. It helps to have two people to construct this, one to hold … Read more

Coolest Farmer In The Dell Costume

Coolest Farmer In The Dell Costume

My daughter came home from preschool one day singing “Farmer in the Dell” and the idea just clicked. My husband works on computers and Dell is a well known name in our house so this Farmer In The Dell Costume was just too funny. I started out by cutting a circle in the top of … Read more

Coolest Ever Driving R2D2 Halloween Costume

Ever Driving R2D2 Halloween Costume

The whole thing started when my son wanted to be something from Star Wars, as all little boys are apt to do at some point in their childhood. We pulled into my in-laws & my eye fell on an old R2D2 cooler (like the kind you find at a gas station) laying in their side … Read more

Coolest Flying Genie Illusion Costume

Homemade Flying Genie Illusion Costume

I still remember creating Halloween costumes as a child with my dad, back in my small hometown. Hearing people say “How did you make that”?? or “Where did you come up with that idea?” created a passion to continue building costumes throughout my adult years. October always creates an inner excitement of what is about … Read more

Coolest Frozen Head in Fridge Homemade Costume

Frozen Head in Fridge Costume

The frozen head in fridge costume started out as a water heater box. I cut it down the left side to make the “doors” then placed a piece of cardboard in the bottom of the “freezer” section that rested on my daughters head. We spray-painted the entire thing white and placed bent cardboard on the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

I’ve made many Halloween costumes before, but when I decided this year to make the Where the Wild Things Are costume, I was not really sure what I was getting into. I knew it was going to be larger and more elaborate than anything I had built before. I made this decision a little more … Read more

Coolest Baby Dragon Costume

Coolest Baby Dragon Costume

My baby boy, Winter, was eight months old just before Halloween and he had begun to crawl. My husband commented that he walked a lot like an iguana, and he really did – one splayed little hand at a time. The Baby Dragon costume hatched. He grew out of this costume three times in a … Read more

Coolest Haunted Portrait Costume

Homemade Haunted Portrait Costume

I’m not really sure how the idea hit me for this Haunted Portrait Costume, I think it was a combination of ideas and thoughts that came together. I knew I wanted something different, something that would stand out. But also I wanted something interesting, something that would move or pop-up. So I started to plan … Read more

Coolest Homemade General Grievous Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade General Grievous Halloween Costume Idea

I decided to build General Grievous from Star Wars and this was my most challenging build ever! I got some pipes and parts and built the basic frame out of 1″ and 3″ ABS piping all bolted together with lag bolts. I built a custom 3″ ABS pipe hip axle that swivels in three spots … Read more

Coolest Homemade Bumble Captures Yukon Cornelious Costume

Homemade Bumble Captures Yukon Cornelious Costume

Hi there, I usually make a very unique (and complicated) costume every year, but recently took a couple years off, (due to a new baby and work). So this year I decided to step it up a notch and even top the last “illusion” costumes I made in previous years. I came up with the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Werewolf Halloween Costume

Homemade Werewolf Halloween Costume

I’ve been wanting to create a homemade Werewolf Halloween costume for awhile, and after 6 years in the Army, I finally completed my term of service and had some down time to make it happen. I’m the same guy that made the “Gargoyle” and “Reptile-man” costumes, previously featured on this site. I learned a lot … Read more

The Deadilest Catch Costume

Homemade Deadilest Catch Costume

For this “The Deadliest Catch” costume, I used one long cardboard box and one smaller. I cut the hole out to make sure of the fit. Then I started to see what I wanted. I taped the control bridge on and shaped it up to look like a ship. I used plastic separators from them … Read more

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