Cat in the Hat Costume

Cat in the Hat Costume

I am a Dr. Seuss fan, as are my daughters. I thought it would be great to make a Cat in the Hat costume and bring the Cat in the Hat to life. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costume Instructions I sewed Thing 1 and 2 using red fleece for the body suit, gloves and … Read more

We’re Off to See the Wizard of Oz Family Costume

We're Off to See the Wizard of Oz Family Costume

It only took one look at the ruby red slippers for Claire age 5 to be certain she wanted to be Dorothy for Halloween. “But, who’s Dorothy,” she asked. So we rented the movie from the library to show her and stopped at the wicked witch she thought she saw enough and she didn’t like … Read more

Lego Family Costumes

Lego Family Costumes

My husband and I always like to go “big” when it comes to Costumes. We thought the Lego Movie characters would be pretty cool to do. The supplies we used were newspaper, quick-tube, paint, cardboard boxes, hot glue, wig, duck tape and our own clothes. My husband did the detail work on all the faces. Tons … Read more

Doctor Who Alien Family Costumes

Doctor Who Alien Family Costumes

Clockwork Droid, from episode “Girl in the Fireplace” The mask used to be a V for vendetta mask and has been turned into the droid style, porcelain, victorian mask. I used air drying clay to reshape the features, paper macheed over top to hold the clay in place, crackle paint over that then dabbed with coffee to … Read more

Cool DIY Crayola Crayon Costumes for Quintuplets!

Quintuplets Crayola Crayon Costumes!

Here are our homemade crayon costumes. I made the costumes for myself (mother), my husband, my mom and our 16-month old quintuplets, yes 5! As we all know, Halloween costumes are expensive especially if we are looking to buy for 5 babies. I researched and googled whats the best costume for family that is homemade. I … Read more

The Phases of Mary Poppins – A Family Costume

The Phases of Mary Poppins - A Family Costume

Our family loves dressing up for Halloween! We love it so much that the night after it ends we begin to ask ourselves what the next year’s costume theme be! We have made it a tradition to find a theme that would make sense as a family and our girls always take part in helping us … Read more

American Horror Story Family Costume

American Horror Story Family Costume

My family is obsessed with Halloween and American Horror stories so boom! We put them together! My brother was Papa Legba from the Coven. My husband was Twisty the Clown from Freak Show and my daughter was Marjorie from Freak show as well. I was the white nun from Asylum. The reactions from people were … Read more

There’s a Fox in the Henhouse Family Costume

There's a Fox in the Henhouse Family Costume

This summer, my dad told my four-year-old daughter a True Story. One day he noticed a fox taking a walk across his field. He watched as the fox stopped in his tracks, stuck his nose high in the air, and turned his head into the southerly wind, the direction of the neighbor’s hen house. This … Read more

Cool DIY Robot Costume

Cool DIY Robot Costume

This costume is a remake of a previous one I had made for a Halloween party. The first one was great to look at, but tough to wear. This one is more flexible, and lighter in weight. The bulk of the panels are plastic serving dishes from weight watcher meals. There is something wonderful about … Read more

Babywearing Pirate and Parrot Costume

Babywearing Pirate and Parrot Costume

I had decided I wanted to do a pirate costume with my 10 month old as a parrot, but that costume idea is done a lot so I wanted something a little bit different. I like to wrap her on my back anyway, so I decided to make it look like the parrot was on … Read more

Frozen’s Marshmallow Snow Monster Costume

Frozen's Marshmallow Snow Monster Costume

For Halloween 2015 my 4-year-old little girl wanted to be Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” As it is tradition for me to dress-up every year with my kids, I decided to go as “Marshmallow,” Elsa’s snowman bodyguard from the movie. The video below details the creation of the costume, and highlights 2015’s Trick-or-Treat with my kids. I … Read more

Charlie Brown Gang Costumes Welcome Great Pumpkin

Charlie Brown Gang Costumes Welcome Great Pumpkin

Halloween is our favorite holiday of the year and some of my favorite cartoons growing up are still part of our family’s Halloween traditions today. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special and 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Great Pumpkin. For us, the holidays haven’t officially started until … Read more

Awesome Peanuts Gang Family Costume

Awesome Peanuts Gang Family Costume

This years family costume was a classic take on the Peanuts Gang. My wife and I, along with our 7 children make up the timeless characters.The masks are all mostly made from paper mache. However, we added the use of foam for sculpting some features, and the creation of “Snoopy”. We represent “Pig-pen” Dad (37), … Read more

Snape, Bellatrix and Cutest Dobby the House Elf Costume Ever!

Snape, Bellatrix and Cuest Dobby the House Elf Costume Ever!

This year was my son’s first Halloween so I didn’t want to disappoint. My husband and I are known for going all out in our Halloween costumes (only though we only attend friend’s parties) and we were beyond excited to get our son in costume! We researched online and we got the idea for him … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Family Costumes

How to Train Your Dragon Family Costumes

It started the day after Halloween last year, when my fiance thought of the idea to make our daughter a dragon rider with a dragon to ride on while trick-or-treating. As this Halloween drew near, we made various trips to craft stores to gather our supplies…mainly faux leather, styrofoam, modeling clay, and hot glue…lots of … Read more

Batman Villains Family Costume Theme

Batman Villains Family Costume Theme

My oldest daughter is the one who started the batman villain theme. She is 8 years old and loves all the old batman movies. She chose poison ivy as her costume and that just triggered the rest of the family into dressing up too. I wanted to try and stick as close as possible to … Read more

Totally Tasty In-N-Out Family

Totally Tasty In-N-Out Family

This is our completely homemade family costumes, except for the In-n-out hats! We have 2 1/2-year-old twin boys, so I wanted to have a coordinating costume for both of them, I decided on a hamburger and fries, because I love food!  Also they were milk and cookies last year, so we continued the food theme … Read more

Interactive Nuclear Robot Family

Interactive Nuclear Robot Family

My two year loves to walk around acting like a robot, so when it came time to pick costumes my son thought it would be fun to dressup as a whole robot family. I started with double sided foil insulation. They sell it by the roll at the hardware store. It comes pretty thick as … Read more

DIY Super Hero Family Costumes

DIY Super Hero Family Costumes

This one took a lot of work. Most of the little ones were done with sweat suits. They were bought a size larger so that the bottom waist could be removed, then fitted to be more tight. These super heros need to be warm! Black widow was merely a black shirt and black skinny jeans. … Read more

Awesome Family Costume Idea: Our Family is a Circus!

Awesome Family Costume Idea: Our Family is a Circus!

We always say “our family is a circus!” So the idea for these costumes came to us on a particularly crazy but normal day in our house. We quickly decided on a strong man for my husband, lion tamer with lion cub for myself and infant daughter, tightrope walker for my oldest daughter and of … Read more

Hunger Games Family Costumes

Hunger Games Family Costumes

Every year our family votes on a theme and this year it was The Hunger Games! We decided who would play which character and then I went thrift store shopping for the foundation of each costume. From there, I found items at craft stores to complete the looks. I used dye on Peeta’s pants and … Read more

Deer In Headlights Couple Costume

Deer In Headlights Couple Costume

We purchased a Chewbacca costume for the deer. I bought the chest fur from a fabric store to cover the front side of the deer and I also used it for a tail which I sewed on my hubby’s backside. My husband acquired the deer antlers from his dad’s collection and mounted them to a … Read more

Wheelchair Pacman and Family of Ghosts Halloween Costumes

Wheelchair Pacman and Family of Ghosts Halloween Costumes

My son, a wheelchair user, wanted to be PacMan, so the idea evolved into a family costume theme since PacMan needs ghosts!  I (mom) made the costumes 100% from scratch.  It was a challenge to get PacMan to sit above the wheels of the chair and just right enough for my son to see in … Read more