Fun and Easy to Make Dirty Laundry Costume for the Entire Family

Dirty laundry!

Don’t forget to wash your dirty laundry, with Tide detergent, in your very own washer and dryer! All you’ll need is some boxes, white paint (or you can use duct tape), cutting supplies, a clear bowl, some clothes, tape, and if you have a printer you can print all the stuff you see pictured! Or … Read more

Awesome Homemade Shrek and Donkey Costumes – 9 Years in the Making!

Shrek & Donkey - 9 Years in the Making

So I got my wife into Halloween costumes when we first started dating. I had just the year before started working at a company where they took Halloween pretty seriously. Every year there was a work sponsored contest with some pretty significant prize money. Our first year dating, I did American Gothic with her for … Read more

Cool Atreyu and Falkor Dad and Daughter DIY Costume from Nevereding Story

Cool Homemade Dad and Daughter Costume - Atreyu and Falkor from Nevereding Story

My family loves costumes and dressing up for Halloween. Since our youngest child was born, I’ve really enjoyed dressing up with her. Our dad and daughter costumes have become something I look forward to every year. I’ve always loved the movie The Neverending Story. We’ve watched it many times as a family and recently my 7 … Read more

Coolest Homemade Trolls Costumes – What a Troll of a Family!

Coolest Trolls Costumes

We had so much fun making these Trolls costumes. My 10 year old daughter won out this year with her idea for Halloween – characters from the Trolls movie.  She was dying to be Smidge from the movie – OMG!  So my wife took Princess Poppy and I (the dad) took King Peppy.  My 12 … Read more

Cool Moana Group Costume

Moana Family Costumes

My daughters are obsessed with Moana and since this was our first year trick or treating, I decided to go all out and a create a Moana group costume for the family It all began with hei hei, my youngest daughter’s costume. I took a white onsie and sewed a “tail” on with a piece … Read more

Awesome Homemade Groot Costume

Homemade Groot Costume

For my homemade Groot costume, I used pipe insulation tubs for the body and gym mat flooring that I carved with a hot knife for the chest pieces. I used over 140 full size glue sticks to attach the pipe insulation tubes. I soaked tissue paper in white glue and applied to the tubes for … Read more

Coolest DIY Mr. Potato Head Group Costume

Potato Head Group Costume

My wife had the idea to be a family of Mr. Potato Heads for Halloween for a few years now, and we finally did it. So here comes the Mr. Potato Head Family – with interchangeable parts of course. Like most of our costumes, the potatoes started as solid models on the computer.  It was … Read more

Classic Rendition of The Addams Family Costumes

Classic rendition of The Addams Family Costumes

I, along with my husband and three children love dressing up for Halloween and here are our Addams Family costumes.  It’s a family tradition! This year we decided to go with a classic, and chose the quirky, creepy, lovable Addams Family! Presenting… Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley (guest starring The Thing) and Wednesday Addams, along with 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

Contest-Winning Homemade Jurassic Park Jeep Costume

Jurassic Park Jeep

For my company, each department picks a theme and decorates their cubicles and themselves accordingly. We went with Jurassic World, which featured a throwback to the classic Jurassic Park jeep. So I signed up to be the jeep while vaguely dressing like Dr. Ellie Sattler. Costume Winner! I ended up winning the company’s contest for most … Read more

Coolest Homemade Costumes: Mini Ripley and Fluffy the Xenomorph

So here’s me in my scratch-built EVA foam Xenomorph costume, and my daughter in her mini Ripley get up. The rifle is foam and the back of an old Ikea cabinet. We wanted to do something a little different and, well, we’re both big (well, she isn’t that big) kids. The costumes and props themselves … Read more

Easy DIY Dust Bunny Costume

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This was a fun play on words costume that was super simple. I bought a large gray sweater from the thrift store, bought some bunny ears online and a bag of cobwebs. Then I just wrapped myself in the cobwebs. For some extra dust I sprayed some silver hair color and found some dryer lint … Read more

Scariest DIY Horror Movie Characters for a Family Costume

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For our annual Halloween party, we needed a family themed costume. We wanted to do something a little different and came up with each of us being iconic horror movie characters (keep in mind our kids had no clue who these characters were!). My goalie son just had to be Jason and my daughter with … Read more

Scram! Easy Homemade Oscar the Grouch Costume

Oscar the Grouch

My super cool Oscar costume I made inspired by a shaggy green sweater! This costume was easy to make and required only minimal supplies. I used a plastic garbage can for the body and the lid for the hat. Then, I bought the sweater and wig at a thrift store and made the banana peel … Read more

Cool Homemade Clash of Clans Video Game Family Costume

Clash of Clans Family Costume

Our family decided to dress up as characters from the Clash of Clans video game. My hubby was a Barbarian, my son the Wizard, my daughter the Witch and I the Angel. Most supplies were bought at thrift stores and the dollar store. The barbarian head is constructed from a card board box and covered … Read more

Cool Homemade Monsters Inc Family Costumes

monsters inc family costumes

Take a look at the supplies and instructions I used to make our Monsters Inc family costumes. Sully’s Costume Supplies ($110) Blue fur fabric – 4 yds, but almost 1 yd leftover (ebay) Gray fabric (Joann) Black felt (Joann) Zipper (Joann) Horns (Amazon) Purple paint (Michaels) Constructing Sully’s Costume The pattern was made using my husband’s … Read more

Cool Addams Family Homemade Costumes

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Not just in our homemade costumes are we the real life “Adams Family”. So, thought that for sure thought it would be so fun dress up for Halloween in a DIY Addams family costume!!! It was so very fun to do! We have two daughters so we decided to do one Wednesday from the first movie and … Read more

The Force Awakens Family Star Wars Homemade Costumes

family star wars costume

For our homemade costumes, I was determined to dress up as Rey From Star Wars The Force Awakens . From there, I managed to talk each member of the family into dressing in theme with other characters from the movie. My daughter was the easiest as she loves to dress up as robots. (She was … Read more

DIY Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family Costume

Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family

I LOVE doing family costumes and although we couldn’t get my son to participate on this one, it’s still one of my favorite years!  I made my daughter’s Alice dress and put my husbands costume together with Goodwill finds with my own special additions.  Everyone LOVED them and stopped us all  night asking for pictures.  … Read more

Adorable Homemade Milk Themed Family Costumes

I first thought of being a milkman at the high school at which I teach. We have smaller advisories and I had the idea of having my students be milk cartons (one chocolate, of course!) for a group competition. I then thought it would be a good idea for my family and thought of a … Read more

Awesome Homemade Christmas Costumes: Bumble and Yukon Cornelius

homemade christmas costumes

This Halloween my 2 1/2 year old Daughter wanted to be Yukon Cornelius and Me to be Bumble. She has been watching Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (1964) since June. She really loves Christmas and everything to do with it. Thus, we needed homemade Christmas costumes. Making our Homemade Christmas Costumes I decided to make … Read more