Cool Homemade Cousin Itt Costume for Halloween

Cool Homemade Cousin Itt Costume for Halloween

Cousin Itt was always one of my favorite characters in the Addams Family TV series.  I really wanted to do this for Halloween this year and soon discovered the only way to do the costume was to build it myself.  I’m a really short pipsqueak, so figured I could pull it off. Searching high and … Read more

Contest-Winning DIY Haunted House Costume

Contest-Winning DIY Haunted House Costume

Lilly wanted to be a Haunted House. We had an awesome time creating it. With the trial and error of boxes, cardboard, chicken wire, paper mache, and many other props we finally had a great finished costume. We put a lot of detail into it. Using the boxes, chicken wire and paper mache’, we created … Read more

Coolest Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

Coolest Homemade Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

This is my Queen of Hearts costume created this year for a gala dinner at a crafting weekend away. It is the highlight of the annual weekend away, and I go to a lot of effort – I love Halloween. I spent over 70 hours creating this, using the SIMPLICITY 3782 “Elizabethan Costume” pattern as … Read more

Homemade Zombie Zipper Costume That’ll Freak You Out!

Homemade Zombie Zipper Costume That'll Freak You Out!

About 15 of us had arranged a Halloween fancy dress night out and I always enjoy making my own outfits so I thought I’d have a go at a zipper face look but as a zombie. The mask is made from liquid latex, tissue paper, cotton wool a little foam and some zips. As I’d … Read more

Sweet Homemade Halloween Baby Costume: Little Owl

Sweet Homemade Halloween Baby Costume: Little Owl

I decided to make a costume for my 4 month old daughter’s first Halloween. We live in Wisconsin so I wanted something that would be warm enough to take her outside in but nothing too elaborate that it would be difficult to get her in and out of. She has a small stuffed owl that … Read more

Coolest Homemade Firetruck Costume for a Toddler

Coolest Homemade Firetruck Costume for a Toddler

This year for Halloween I asked my almost 3 year old what he wanted to be for Halloween, and due to his obsession with firetrucks of course he said a firetruck. So I Googled images of firetruck costumes after looking at various other costumes I thought to myself, it cant be that difficult. So to … Read more

Coolest DIY Grim Reaper Costume: Free Hugs from Death

Coolest DIY Grim Reaper Costume: Free Hugs from Death

The scythe is actual plasma cut metal, with a plastic skull. The wings actually articulate up and down with the help of a switch in the sleeve, which controls a power window motor and pulley system on the back and wings. Cheap clothing materials from local stores torn and shredded sewn and stapled onto costume. The … 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 Homemade Lobster Zone Claw Machine Costume

Cool Homemade Lobster Zone Claw Machine Costume

I work in a bar/restaurant and the bar has a game called Lobster Zone. It’s a claw machine, but instead of trying to win a stuffed animal, you try to win a real live lobster, and if you succeed the kitchen will cook it for you. Patrons of the bar go nuts over this tank, … Read more

Awesome Homemade Couple Costume: Firebirds from The Labyrinth!

Awesome Homemade Couple Costume: Firebirds from The Labyrinth!

I created Firebirds for Halloween 2013. I got the idea from the movie The Labyrinth. My husband (Tim) is the male bird, and I (Shellaina) am the female bird. I pieced these costumes together myself. I started with red body suits as a base. I then sewed together my red and yellow body suit that … 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

Realistic Decapitated Bride Costume

Realistic Decapitated Bride Costume

This is my costume I home made this year! I wanted something visually stunning that would make people do double takes and wonder how I pulled it off. So the decapitated bride was my choice! I started making this costume by putting a long sleeve shirt inside of the upper portion of the dress. I … Read more