Coolest Homemade Circus Group Costume

Homemade Circus Group Costume

For this years Halloween our group of friends came up with a homemade Circus group costume. We are not just a circus but an unfortunate one at that. We started to plan as soon as our last years costumes have been worn. Amy is our Knife throwers assistant who got impaled. Lynn is our Half … Read more

Coolest Airing Our Dirty Laundry Group Costumes

Dirty Laundry Group Costumes

Here’s the story behind our Dirty Laundry group costumes. After browsing photos online, our kids passed up the opportunity to be candy and popcorn and instead chose to be appliances and dirty laundry, lol! Our oldest was the washing machine, complete with a door that opens (made from a deli tray), ‘bubbles & soap’ (blue … Read more

Coolest Skittles Group Costume

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We got the idea to be Skittles for Halloween after someone found a picture on the internet of a girl dressed as a green Skittle. We decided we wanted to be different color Skittles, but make our dresses out of DUCT TAPE. In the end, it turned out to be an awesome idea even though … Read more

Coolest Homemade Rugrats Group Costume

Homemade Rugrats Group Costume

Here’s our rendition of a homemade Rugrats group costume. Everyone remembers watching those adventurous toddlers on TV. My friends and I decided that they would be the perfect bunch to be for Halloween. They are all easy to recognize and seemed simple to make. We are all pretty cheap so we wanted to keep this … Read more

Coolest Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

Homemade Headless Harry Potter Costume

This headless Harry Potter costume was so much fun to make! For many years now, our son has repeatedly received comments on his resemblance to Harry Potter. He has never wanted to be Harry for Halloween because he didn’t think it was scary enough, or shocking enough or even cool enough for his tastes. Well, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Despicable Me Costumes

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Here are our Despicable Me costumes from Halloween 2011! These are my sons ages 10, 8, and 5. The minions were completely homemade. They were Halloween witch cauldrons hot glued to a camping mat, then painted yellow. The eyes, goggle straps, hair and mouths were glued on craft foam. I bought fabric and wrapped it … Read more

Coolest Homemade Baby Kool Aid Man Costume

Homemade Baby Kool Aid Man Costume

Here’s our cool Kool Aid Man Costume! This year my husband has been laid off more than once and this month has really hit us hard, so unfortunately I did not have much money to work with this year, but thank goodness I am a craft maniac, I make my kids costumes every year, so … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

The Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume is made of foam, fleece, felt and stuffing. The Back disc is made from 4-24″ x 24″ 2″ foam pieces cut to make 4 pie pieces. These are then connected by hot glue and spray adhesive to make the whole disc. It is covered with black felt. The outer … Read more

Coolest DIY Cinema-Quality Reptile Man Costume

Homemade Reptile Man Costume

I went as a Reptile Man costume. I came up with the idea because I wanted to do something different and kind of scary that could pass for cinema quality, only without the cost. I made the costume starting with bendable plumber’s pipes. I inserted smaller and smaller pieces into each other to create the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Candyland Characters Group Costume

Homemade Candyland Characters Group Costume

This year we made this cool Candyland Characters group costume. We love doing themes each year for Halloween that involved the whole family (mom, dad, and four girls). So, we decided on the characters from the classic board game, Candyland. While this Homemade Candyland Characters Group Costume took quite a while to create, there was … Read more

Coolest Conan O’Brien Costume

Homemade Conan O'Brien Costume

This Conan O’Brien Costume is our 5 year old daughter. The suit and tie were bought at a thrift store. The wig was purchased at a costume shop. We originally intended to buy a blonde wig and paint it, but were pleased with the color of the “You’re Fired” wig which I’m assuming is Donald … Read more

Homemade Peacock Blocker Costume

Homemade Peacock Blocker Costume

Last year for Halloween I handmade a peacock costume to wear. Later in the year I was going on a Super Hero costume and came up with the idea to turn my peacock costume into a “Peacock Blocker” costume. My motto was to Block the bad clearing way for the good. For the tail, I … Read more

Cool Homemade Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume

Homemade Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume

The Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume was created out of different colors of felt. Layers were glued onto a dress then stitched. The shoes are wrapped in felt and the meat hat is felt stuffed with cotton balls and stitched to a headband. The wig had blue highlights done with marker as well. Ra-ra-ra-ra-ra.

Coolest Lion Costume

Lion Costume

I love dressing up my pets but there are no costumes in the stores that will fit my giant dog. So each year I have to make him one! This year he has a lion costume. I went to a wholesale fabric store to get the fur, then to JoAnns to get the rest of … Read more

Coolest Lion Hunter Halloween Costume

The Lion King shows his big Prize to you!

This Safari Hunter had a Lion who actually Hunted her and now he carry’s his prize around to show everyone! Creepy! THE STORY: Okay, so it was my first time to go out Safari hunting for a lion in Africa. I didn’t have much luck my first few days. I saw lions but no clear … Read more

Duck Costume

Duck Costume

My daughter was in a storybook parade at school and she was a white duck. I took a toboggan and sewed feathers to the top of it. The duck bill was a foam visor and I hot glued orange felt to the top of it. I did the same for the feet and trimmed to … Read more

Cockatoo Parrot Costume

Cockatoo Parrot Costume

I was inspired to make this costume after owning three cockatoo parrots and collecting tons of their beautiful white feathers. Zeus, my 50 year old Umbrella Cockatoo passed away last June so I dedicated this costume to him! I marched in the NYC Village Halloween Parade whose theme coincidentally was “Winged Creatures”. All the costume … Read more

Tortoise Costume

Tortoise Costume

My daughter had the role of the Tortoise in her first grade play of the Tortoise and the Hare. I decided to make her costume. I cut out two oval shapes out of cardboard. I covered one with green fabric using spray fabric glue. I then pieced pillow stuffing over the other oval piece of … Read more

Black Labrador Costume

Black Labrador Costume

My four year old daughter wanted to be Chevy (our black Labrador dog) for Halloween. At first I wasn’t sure how in the world I was going to pull that off without spending a fortune, but my mom had an old black fur coat that she didn’t want any more. I still wasn’t sure how … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chicken Costumes

Homemade Chicken Costumes

Made these chicken costumes for my twin girls last year. Everyone thought they were so cute, and they were REALLY easy to make. I made the body with a long sleeve turtleneck onesie inserted into a t-shirt. Then sewed up the bottom of the t-shirt and stuffed in between the two with fiberfill to make … Read more

Coolest Palm Treen and Flamingo Costumes

Homemade Palm Treen and Flamingo Costumes

My three year old daughter really wanted to be a flamingo so she could dye her hair pink. Once that was established we had to come up with a costume for her younger sister. Nothing fit better than a little palm tree. What a cute pair! We were missing the ocean and east coast out … Read more

Coolest Alan from The Hangover

Homemade Alan from The Hangover

Already owned the sunglasses, khaki pants and grey sneakers. Purchased the wig and kit for an actor’s facial hair from a local Halloween store. Ordered the classic “Alan” t-shirt and leather satchel off the internet. All together, this Homemade Alan from The Hangover cost very little and people everywhere were stopping me the entire night … Read more

Coolest Homemade Great Horned Owl Costume

Homemade Great Horned Owl Costume

We love Halloween and don’t believe in buying costumes, so this year we put our imaginations to work. I have a two year old, so going super scary was out of the question. This Great Horned Owl costume was handmade in one, very long night. The mask was made with recycled cereal boxes, paper mache, … Read more

Coolest Tin Man Costume

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I chose to make the Tin Man for my 2011 costume since he is truly one of the most recognizable of characters for people of all ages. I mean, who has NOT seen the Wizard of Oz? My Tin Man “Tinny” stands 9 feet tall, has LED lights which I later changed out for Neon … Read more