Homemade Zombie Zipper Costume That’ll Freak You Out!

Homemade Zombie Zipper Costume That'll Freak You Out!

About 15 of us had arranged a Halloween fancy dress night out and I always enjoy making my own outfits so I thought I’d have a go at a zipper face look but as a zombie. The mask is made from liquid latex, tissue paper, cotton wool a little foam and some zips. As I’d … Read more

Awesome Family of Six Alice in Wonderland Group Costume

Awesome Family of Six Alice in Wonderland Group Costume

As a family of 6 who all love Halloween, I typically begin planning our Halloween costumes a year before Halloween and begin gathering items around August. We have been the Wizard of Oz  characters, Scooby Do characters, Disney characters, insects, and the Peter Pan cast. We have always wanted to do Alice in Wonderland, but … Read more

Awesome Homemade Couple Costume: Firebirds from The Labyrinth!

Awesome Homemade Couple Costume: Firebirds from The Labyrinth!

I created Firebirds for Halloween 2013. I got the idea from the movie The Labyrinth. My husband (Tim) is the male bird, and I (Shellaina) am the female bird. I pieced these costumes together myself. I started with red body suits as a base. I then sewed together my red and yellow body suit that … Read more

Creepy Ventriloquist Doll Costumes

Creepy Ventriloquist Doll Costumes

I make my kids their costumes every year. This year’s theme was something creepy and they decided on dolls and I got to thinking Ventriloquists!! They loved the idea and I went with it. They were both pretty easy. For her dress I used black and white gingham fabric and some lace and a big … Read more

Over the Top Homemade Candy Witch Costume

Over the Top Candy Witch Costume

This candy witch costume was a ton of fun to design and create! I got to explore my fashion sense, bond with my mother (the Craft Queen), and sew my very first skirt! And to make things extra fun, I counted down the days of October with one small gift to myself each day, just … Read more

Coolest Dead Marionette Doll Costume Idea

Coolest Dead Marionette Doll Costume Idea

The idea for this doll costume came after I found a really cool makeup trick that involves painting your eyelids to look like doll eyes, and slowly the character evolved. I took a simple black dress and painted the thread marks, bought striped socks and sleeves and then mary jane shoes at Goodwill. The puppet … Read more

Coolest Homemade Avatar Costume

Coolest Homemade Avatar Costume

This Homemade Avatar costume took me almost 7 hours to complete before Halloween night began. I had a friend of mine paint me from head to toe with acrylic paint. The best type of acrylic paint for the best Avatar look is the blue with a gloss in it. It can be difficult to get off … Read more

Fun-to-Make Group Costume of Wizard of Oz

Fun-to-Make Group Costume of Wizard of Oz

These Wizard of Oz costumes were all handmade except Dorothy’s which was bought in a charity shop. We had bought a TV for our house and used every inch of the cardboard to make our costumes. We were a great  hit that night out and had as much fun making the costumes as well as … Read more

Bloody Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Bloody Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Last year I was the bride of Frankenstein and found an awesome wedding dress at a thrift store… so in order to be thrifty and reuse that awesome find I decided to be Marie Antoinette.  A Headless Marie Antoinette!  So I looked online for various versions of the costume.  The simplest and best looking step … Read more

Beautiful Homemade White Satyr Costume for a Girl

Beautiful Satyr

Here’s the story behind our beautiful Satyr costume. We always make my daughters costumes and try to top ourselves the next year. This year my daughter actually wanted to be Poison Ivy which I was pretty excited about, but, my older daughter  wanted to be a centaur for Halloween. We were not sure how well … Read more

Cool Group Costume Idea: 50 Shades of Gray TV

Cool Group Costume Idea: 50 Shades of Gray TV

Last year the book 50 Shades was so popular we thought about something related to that.  Then we saw some gray-scale costume idea online and decided to merge the two. So we created the 50 Shades of Gray TV. We picked shows from 50s and 60s that were in black and white and selected our … Read more