Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Costumes are kind of a big deal in our home. My husband and I go to 2-3 costume parties a year, and I always make the costumes. They are usually pretty fabulous, so the bar was set high for our son’s second Halloween. He was a year and a half old and was starting to … Read more

Cool Homemade Angler Fish Costume

Here is my son, the Angler Fish (original fish, not the character from movie). He wants to be a scientist, reads a lot of books and makes his own research. He wanted to be an Angler Fish because he finds it one of the most amazing creatures of the ocean. He has a functioning light … Read more

Cool Killer Whale & Trainer Couple Costume

Cool Killer Whale & Trainer Couple Costume

My husband and I have always done a couple costume, and this year was no different. I got the idea for the killer whale & trainer costume while thinking about what would be really funny, but also comfortable. Our costume won best group costume. We acted the part all night; I would get my husband … Read more

Insanely Awesome Light-Up Seahorse Costume!

Insanely Awesome Light-Up Seahorse Costume!

This was the best costume I ever created, yet definitely the hardest to maintain and transport!  The majority of it is actually made up of coat hangers and duct tape, so while it didn’t cost much, there was a lot of heart, soul, and effort put into this bad boy! Step #1:  Build the base … Read more

Coolest Angler Fish in a Aquarium Costume

Coolest Angler Fish in a Aquarium Costume

My son, Blake, asked to be a fish tank for Halloween this year. He is a fish hobbyist. He has a 55 gallon fish tank in his room that he loves dearly! I’m sure that is where his idea came from. The Angler Fish was inspired from the movie, “Finding Nemo”. We decided he was … Read more

Aquatic Family Life Costumes

Aquatic Family Life Costumes

My 3 year old daughter Mazie was very specific and unwavering  in what she wanted our costumes to be this year: jellyfish for her, octopus for baby brother Julian, sting ray for mom and shark for daddy. No one can establish their opinion quite as firmly as a 3 year old. Perhaps we’ve been spending … Read more

Coolest Under the Sea Costumes for the Family

Coolest Under the Sea Costumes for the Family

When my husband, Jesse, and I asked our two year old daughter, Nora, what she wanted to be for Halloween some of the responses we got were Tuesday, ice cream and bathing suit. Living in New Jersey, Halloween night can get very cold and already owning a wet suit we figured that would be a … Read more

Rainbow Fish No-Sew Costume

Rainbow Fish No-Sew Costume

For someone who knows how to sew, this Rainbow Fish costume would be a lot easier to make… I unfortunately do not. The fabric I found at Jo-Ann was perfect for the colors of the gills. The only problem was it frayed really bad so I also have to buy a bottle of the anti-fray … Read more

Elaborate Octopus Costume!

Elaborate Octopus Costume!

This year I wanted to make a very unique and different costume. I settled on an octopus because I thought it was pretty unique and would be big and flashy. I taught myself basic sewing a few years ago so I thought I would give it a shot. Making the Octopus Costume First, I made … Read more

Easy Homemade Little Red Lobster Costume

Easy Homemade Little Red Lobster Costume

My five year old son decided that he wanted to be a red lobster for Halloween. I wanted him to be Olaf from the Frozen movie to go along with my friend’s daughter who was Elsa. What can you do? I found a costume online for $40.00, but I knew that we could do it … Read more

Homemade Amazing Giant Squid Costume

Homemade Amazing Giant Squid Costume

I wanted a costume that had crazy tentacles and lighting so I went with a squid/cuttlefish hybrid. I fabricated the entire body from cross-linked polyethylene foam rubber that was glued using contact cement. The suckers are formed by heating foam discs and pressing them into a cup shaped mold. Thin foam is sprayed with adhesive … Read more

Scuba Diver Caught by an Octopus Illusion Costume

Scuba Diver Caught by an Octopus Illusion Costume

In the summer a person on an on-line garage sale was giving away a large bag of bubble wrap. i jumped on it thinking, I know I can make a costume with this. I immediately thought of an octopus, but it was my husband who said, make him a scuba diver that has been captured … Read more

One-of-a-Kind Surreal Seahorse Costume With Lights!

One-of-a-Kind Surreal Seahorse Costume With Lights!

An ode to these mystical creatures of the sea, this costume is an anatomically correct one-of-a-kind, original creation that I invented after an inspiring visit to an aquarium. I learned many fascinating things about seahorses in my journey to create the most realistic representation possible, which proved to only add to the fun. The costume … Read more

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

This is a combo costume that I wore with my 7 month old daughter in a baby-bjorn. The concept was an octopus with flailing tentacles attacking a snorkeler. I was really excited to do a combo costume with my child from the moment I found out I was pregnant. I knew we would be able … Read more

Cool Finding Nemo Group Costumes

Cool Finding Nemo Group Costumes

My inspiration was Nemo, little curious fish from my our favorite cartoon. I used: foam 1 cm thick, dimensions 1 x 2 m pigment (the one you use to tone wall paint) orange and black spray, newspapers, scissors glue gun I have found Nemo! He was here all along! Tailoring the Foam On newspaper dimension … Read more

Funny and Inexpensive DIY Patrick Costume from SpongeBob

Funny and Inexpensive DIY Patrick Costume from SpongeBob

This Costume was really easy but fun and different which is something I always strive for around halloween. I went to Walmart and found really cheap pink leggins and really cheap lime green shorts. I already had a coral sweater that went perfect. I cut out the flower shapes for his shorts from purlple wrapping … Read more

Coolest Baby Shark Attack Costume Using Baby Carrier

Coolest Baby Shark Attack Costume Using Baby Carrier

I wanted to create a costume for my 6 month old baby but wanted it too be unique and something I had never seen before. To make the matter more difficult, I also wanted to incorporate using a baby carrier so his costume would be visible, And functional for a six month old. My idea … Read more

Ferocious Female Angler Fish Costume DIY for an 11-Year-Old

Ferocious Female Angler Fish Costume DIY for an 11-Year-Old

My 11-year-old daughter has had a fascination with the Angler Fish ever since she saw it on the BBC Blue Planet series. Last year she did a school research report on the Angler Fish which sparked the idea that she would BECOME her favorite creature for Halloween.   It’s CREEPY!  It’s SCARY!   It’s WEIRD!    AND it … Read more

Coolest Hermit Crab Costume

Coolest Hermit Crab Costume

My 12 year old daughter decided this was her last year to go trick-or-treating and wanted to be a Hermit Crab.  I looked and looked for shell ideas but did not find any that we liked, so we set out on a very long journey filled with tons of mistakes!  We started out with 1” … Read more

Cool DIY Sharknado-Inspired Costume

Cool DIY Sharknado-Inspired Costume

This costume was inspired by the Syfi movie Sharknado. Since this is to be worn to the office on Halloween, I decided to make a waist length version with blue tulle to represent the ocean so I can sit and work.  You can easily extend the material to make a full length sharknado.  Total spent … Read more

Cool Homemade “Shark Week” Group Costume

Cool Homemade "Shark Week" Group Costume

These costumes were epic!  The best we have ever done. We won overall best costume at one of the costume contests in West Des Moines, IA. When other people are asking to take pictures with you, then you know you did good!! I was sitting on the couch watching TV one day, and saw previews … Read more

Cool Handmade Goldfish Costume for a Girl

Cool Handmade Goldfish Costume for a Girl

I made my 2 year old daughter Vivian a goldfish costume this year inspired by her little puckered lips that look so fishy when she gives me kisses and her unique hue or red hair. The costume was a blast to make, very easy and super affordable costing under $10. I made the mask the … Read more

Handmade Octopus Costume

Handmade Octopus Costume

I was asked to make 8 Octopus Costumes for a school play.  I made the Octopus Arms out of pool noodles cut in half covered in shiny fabric and made the octopus tentacles out of felt. I attached them to a black t shirt with room for the arms in the sleeves. The head was filled with pillow stuffing.  The … Read more