Marvel X-Men Mystique Costume

Marvel X-Men Mystique Costume

Happy Halloween! This whole process of making the Mystique costume took about two month of prep work and eight hours the day off. I started with a few picture of Mystique’s character and with clay molded the small scales and spikes on as best as I could to copy the images. This was super tedious. … Read more

Amazing Homemade Groot Costume

Amazing Homemade Groot Costume

I started making my own costumes a few years ago, when I realized that to stand-out I couldn’t just go buy something off the rack. I never thought of myself as a creative person, but I started experimenting with different materials and kind of got addicted. Each year I’ve tried to find a topic or … Read more

Cool Rocket Raccoon Costume From Gaurdians of the Galaxy

Cool Rocket Raccoon Costume From Gaurdians of the Galaxy

After seeing Gauardians of the Galaxy, I knew I HAD to make a Rocket costume! He’s just so furry, sarcastic, and amazing! Just like me! Well, minus the fuzzy part, ha ha ha ha! There was a convention happening in my city in just over a month and I set a goal to make it … Read more

Easy Wolverine Costume

Easy Wolverine Costume

The trick for this easy Wolverine costume is in the details without getting too literal. Grow your hair out to around an inch and a half( this one obviously takes advance planning) and brush the sides up with moose leaving a price to hang in the front. Make sure it’s a mat Finish product so … Read more

How to Make a Groot Mask for Under $10

How to Make a Groot Mask for Under $10

Groot is the lovable protector in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Since my last name is De Groot, I had to find a way to be him for the holiday! But there were no Groot adult costumes anywhere in stores, so I had to make it. I wore this outfit out for a large … Read more

Cool Hit Girl Costume from Kick-Ass

Cool Hit Girl Costume from Kick-Ass

Hi, we got our inspiration after watching the movie Kick A$$. My wife and I both thought “wow, Emma would be perfect for Hit Girl.” The next day, we had our 13 year old daughter Emma watch the movie as well, and we were right; Emma loved Hit Girl and her outfit. Emma was sold, … Read more

Homemade Loki Costume

Homemade Loki Costume

All my son wanted to be on his 5th Halloween was Loki (the bad guy off the Avengers). He asked me if I could make him the costume but I was far from that ability, so naturally he asked his Nana to make him his Loki costume and of course nana said “sure I can! … Read more

Awesome Baby Groot Costume for a Grown Woman

Awesome Baby Groot Costume for a Grown Woman

After watching Guardians of the Galaxy and seeing Baby Groot dancing in the last scene, I knew I wanted to create my own Baby Groot costume for Halloween. With two hula hoops, some ivy and a white painter sheet from a dollar store, as well as brown packing paper and some cardboard, the vision came … Read more

Coolest War Machine Costume

Coolest War Machine Costume

This has been the hardest but the most funnest costume I have ever made. I started it 4 months before Halloween, most of which was done at work (which I shall call jo’s car rental). I had watched video after video of how to do this with so many different mediums. But money rendered me … Read more

Movie Quality DIY Spiderman Costume

Movie Quality DIY Spiderman Costume

Spiderman has been my inspiration ever since I was a little tyke. I borderline model my morals after him. I exercise to get as close to doing what he can do, and I’ve always wanted an awesome Spiderman costume. Problem is, all the ones I would see online were uber expensive. At the time I … Read more

Coolest X-Men Wolverine Dog Costume

Coolest X-Men Wolverine Dog Costume

This year Halloween was not just about me. I was inspired to make my dog a part of the festive holiday. My dog has been dressed up before for different occasions with sweaters and dresses but never for Halloween. My dog is a Yorkie and she has a foxy/wolf  look to her, so I decided … Read more

Awesome Homemade Groot Costume

Awesome Homemade Groot Costume

I was looking for a way to challenge myself by creating something out of this world. The Groot costume idea came to me as a challenge. My peers said I would not be able to re-create such an intense character before halloween. There was a lot of trial and error with this costume since there … Read more

Coolest DIY Iron Man Costume

Coolest DIY Iron Man Costume

I have been working on this Iron Man costume for over a year and a half now and I love spending time on this project. I think one of my favorite things about this suit is how much I make people’s days when I walk around with it on. I built the costume because my … Read more

Baby Groovin’ Groot Costume

Baby Groovin' Groot Costume

Groot is ready to rock the night away.  This is the second Groot costume I have made this month. The first one was an all paper version. This one is a child size costume and made from duct tape. It cost more money to make than the paper costume, but it should hold up for … Read more

Cutest X-Men Mystique Halloween Costume

Cutest X-Men Mystique Halloween Costume

My little one loves Marvel and wanted to be Mystique, but there was no Mystique Halloween costumes to be found. So we made one! The Mystique Costume I started off with a white onesie and bought some blue fabric dye. I wanted it to look like a body suit so I made her wear it … Read more

Cool Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Couple Costume

Cool Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Couple Costume

I love making my own costumes and love Halloween so it’s an eventful month for me since I’m usually running around looking for pieces for my costume. I wanted to be bride of Frankenstein but sexy vintagie style. My husband and I are obviously opposite because he wanted to go with more modern look so … Read more

Groovin’ Groot Costume

Groovin' Groot Costume

Baby Groot is getting down to an Awesome Mix of tunes. For awhile, I have wanted to try making a paper costume. I bought a large roll of brown paper from the home improvement store and a large bottle of white glue.  I wanted to make a simplified version of Groot that the average crafter could afford to … Read more

Cool Homemade Loki Costume from Marvel Comics

Cool Homemade Loki Costume from Marvel Comics

This is what Thor’s evil brother Loki looked like when we first meet him in Journey into Mystery #85. I wanted to make a Loki costume but I did not want to use the movie version. So I went old school. 1962 the costume was all made from scratch. This was my 1st time doing … Read more

Awesome Homemade Iron Man Costume

Awesome Homemade Iron Man Costume

This Iron Man costume was  was born when I was asked to participate in a costume bike ride. I was already looking into people making these amazing Iron Man costumes, so this was my chance to make one for myself! I started with the helmet and made it using a program called Pepakura which allowed … Read more

Eternity Costume from Marvel Comics

Eternity Costume from Marvel Comics

Who dares summon Eternity? Eternity is a Marvel comics Cosmic being from Dr Strange comics. I started this costume with a trip to the value clothing store around Halloween. There I picked up the basic black material to start with. I used 5 ghoul costumes as a start because I found one had a pants … Read more

Sexy Handmade Mystique Costume

I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with the design to complete this Mystique costume. I decided to scrap the body paint idea (it’s cold outside) and just use a unitard instead. I chose to use sequinned material to add the scales effect. I cut and attached this while wearing the unitard which probably sounds just as hard … Read more

Classic Frankenstein Monster Costume

Betty Boop and Frankenstein Monster

My boyfriend Josh hosted a Halloween party this year and wanted to go for the Boris Karloff version of the Monster  (I went as Betty Boop but I don’t think my costume came out nearly as well as his). He bought a tight jacket, old dark pants and chunky black boots from Goodwill. He used … Read more

Coolest Technicolor Bride of Frankenstein Costume

Coolest Technicolor Bride of Frankenstein Costume

I decided that I would go as the Bride of Frankenstein for Halloween this year. I am getting married in a few weeks, so it seemed fitting. I started by buying 3 yards of muslin fabric and 3 yards of the mesh fabric. I folded these in half and sewed a seam along the edges, … Read more

Big Booty Baller Fulfills Dream by Going Rogue!

Big Booty Baller Fulfills Dream by Going Rogue!

I play in an adult competitive dodgeball league in West Hollywood where the names of the teams are usually some fun pun (like What Would Jesus Dodge or Game of Throws). This season my team decided to be a costumed mash-up of the English TV show Absolutely Fabulous and Marvel Comic characters calling ourselves Absolutely … Read more