How to Make a Cool Halloween Costume: Thor the God of Thunder

How to Make a Cool Halloween Costume: Thor the God of Thunder

My boyfriend is a high school special education teacher in Brooklyn, New York.  Once he decided to grow out his hair to donate, all of his students started telling him how much he looked like Thor and well, they were all right.  He decided to be Thor for Halloween to try to inspire his students … Read more

Sexy DIY Female Loki Costume from the Avengers

Sexy DIY Female Loki Costume from the Avengers

I’ve been a fan of the Avengers for over a year now, and I’ve always had a soft spot for Loki. In the Avengers, Loki does have a good heart and good intentions, but he portrays them in a villainous way, and because of that he is very misunderstood. I can definitely relate to that, … Read more

Coolest Kids Wolverine Costume

Coolest Kids Wolverine Costume

To create my Wolverine (2009 “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” version), I created the first 10-inch cardboard claw, shaped to fit in and protrude from the spaces between my fingers realistically, and then used it as a template for the other claws that I would use. Then I covered the claws in two layers of duct tape, … Read more

Frankenstein’s Monster DIY Halloween Costume

Frankenstein's Monster DIY Halloween Costume

Frankenstein’s monster with a twist Everyone does the Frankenstein’s monster the same way, rubber head piece, a ton of green makeup, platform shoes and an old black suit coat. I wanted to be able to dance in mine so the platform shoes are an issue. What I came up is called a walk- about puppet. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Doctor Octopus Costume

Coolest Homemade Doctor Octopus Costume

This year I decided to go as Doctor Octopus (the version played by Alfred Molina in the 2004 movie Spider Man 2). I started by selecting the clothes I would need: a long brown trench coat ($10 at a thrift store) and a long green trench coat (which I happened to own). Underneath I wore … Read more

Cool Homemade Hulk, Storm, Captain America and Joker Costumes

Cool Homemade Hulk, Storm, Captain America and Joker Costumes

Heroes Among us! These are my four kids, at the time I made these costumes they were  ages  13,10,9,4. Everyone of them had their own ideas of what characters they wanted to be, I  had the task of creating them. I first started with the one that would take the most time which was The … Read more

Cardboard and Duct Tape Captain America Halloween Costume

Cardboard and Duct Tape Captain America Halloween Costume

My friends and I decided to dress up for Halloween as a group and the theme we picked was captains.  We had Captain Morgan/Crunch/Lela/Kirk with me as Captain America.  Since there were so many store bought versions of Captain I decided to make a cheap one out of Card board and Colored Duct Tape.  I … Read more

DIY Classic Wolverine Costume for a Lady

DIY Classic Wolverine Costume for a Lady

I started making the boots by using an old pair of ballet flats with knee socks over top and covering them with blue duct tape. I used many layers so that they would keep their shape when I cut down the back of the boot to add grommets (about an inch apart) and ribbon so … Read more

Bride of Frankenstein Costume for $10

Bride of Frankenstein Costume for $10

I was so pleased with how “on-the-cheap” this costume came together!  It helped that I have a lot of hair and didn’t have to spend a bunch of money on a wig to achieve the classic “bride” look.  I started with a $6.00 dress from Goodwill (a near perfect fit– wow!) I work in a … Read more

Awesome Iron Man War Machine Costume!

Awesome Iron Man War Machine Costume!

This Ironman costume has come a long way and was made before the first movie came out. As each movie was released, the costume went into stages of armor evolution and transforming it into this unique design of Warmachine. This costume is purely made from cardboard and we were just really inspired by the movie … Read more

Last Minute Frankenstein’s Monster Halloween Costume for a Boy

Last Minute Frankenstein's Monster Halloween Costume for a Boy

My 8 year old son, Thomas, has Asperger’s and wanted to be something totally different from anyone else! As always, every year, we make a costume rather that get a shop bought one, we like to be unique! He said he wanted to be Frankenstein’s monster. We started by thouroughly cleaning out a car fluid … Read more

Coolest Marvel Dare Devil Costume for a Boy

Coolest Marvel Dare Devil Costume for a Boy

We are big Marvel fans in my house. We have done numerous costumes with the Marvel characters. This year my 10 yr old wanted to be Dare Devil (the blind super hero). I decided to get a red morph suit and adapt it.  I found a men’s size medium for $20 at walmart. I first … Read more

Easiest S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Colsen Halloween Costume

Easiest S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Colsen Halloween Costume

My boys and I love Halloween! We usually have our costumes figured out by May :-) But this year my 7 yr old just couldn’t decided what he wanted to be. His 3 brothers had all decided on costumes that would take some work on my part. So I have to admit I was not … Read more

What if Iron Man Needed Sponsors? The Iron Can Costume!

What if Iron Man Needed Sponsors? The Iron Can Costume!

While watching Iron Man 2 with my wife a few months back. I started thinking how cool it would be to have the Iron Man armor for myself.  I mentally slapped myself back to reality not by realizing the suit is scientifically impossible but by thinking “I’m not a Billionaire so it will never happen”. … Read more

The Mystique Costume That I Spent 4 Months Planning For!

The Mystique Costume That I Spent 4 Months Planning For!

First off, I have always wanted to do this costume…so I started planning in June. I came across this website and read through all the Mystique entries to get ideas and to combine what I thought were some of the best  techniques. I also viewed several YouTube videos on makeup ideas and techniques on how … Read more

Modern Day Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein Couple Costume

Modern Day Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein Couple Costume

This was my choice for our couples costume.  What better than one of the first iconic Monsters & his bride?  We originally were planning on doing the classic styles for both characters but, upon doing our research, we realized that that’s what everyone had already done.  We wanted to take a different approach to the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carnage (Spiderman Villain) Costume

Coolest Homemade Carnage (Spiderman Villain) Costume

My son is a huge Spiderman fan and asked if I could make him a “Carnage” costume. If you are not a comic person… Carnage is the offspring of “Venom” (seen in Spiderman 3). Venom is a symbiote 1/2 alien that merges with a human host. In the comic series, a piece of the alien disconnected from … Read more

Coolest DIY Doctor Octopus Costume

Coolest DIY Doctor Octopus Costume

I saw a similar costume years ago. I wanted to be evil this year and there is no better than Dr Octopus. I went to a Halloween Party and there was a line to have pictures taken with me, this went on all night long . It was a great night. All night I was told … Read more

Amazing Homemade Mystique Costume

Amazing Homemade Mystique Costume

This costume was a HUGE hit! I went to a costume party at a bar and everyone wanted their picture taken with me! I ended up winning the costume contest and got $500! How I made it: I bought a blue unitard online and bought black puff paint from a local craft store. This part … Read more

Glowing Mrs. Captain America Costume – Light of the Party!

Glowing Mrs. Captain America Costume - Light of the Party!

This is me in my Mrs Captain America costume. I was inspired by the Avengers this year and liked the possibility of growing this into a group costume at some point. I did start with a pre-made dress, mask and shield for Mrs Captain America but it definitely needed more pizazz! I’ve recently fell in … Read more

Coolest Homemade Juggernaut Costume from X-Men

Coolest Homemade Juggernaut Costume from X-Men

I have been a fan of Marvel and the X-men ever since I was a child.  I was always into the big characters (you know, the tough guys that always smash things.) My  character is  “the  Juggernaut”. He possesses incredible amount of strength, invulnerability, and stamina.  Once  the  Juggernaut starts moving he cant be stopped.   Nobody … Read more