Coolest Homemade Golden Medusa Halloween Costume

Homemade Golden Medusa Halloween Costume

Who knew a baseball cap could turn into this?! I honestly didn’t know exactly how this whole Homemade Golden Medusa Halloween Costume was going to turn out in the end, but I knew I wanted it to be extravagant to say the least! Items used: Foam Cotton stuffing Electrical Wire Green and purple iridescent fabric … Read more

Coolest Homemade Britney Spears Halloween Costume

Homemade Britney Spears Halloween Costume

I began piecing together this homemade Britney Spears Halloween costume last year. I first began the long tedious process of gathering the appropriate vintage jewelry needed for this costume. I used 3 gold-tone vintage belts and added different matching vintage brooches and earrings and hot glued them to the belts. I then machine sewed the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gingerbread Man’s Revenge Costume

Homemade Gingerbread Man's Revenge Costume

I really liked the idea of the headless horseman and was thinking of something different and ghoulish to make. After watching Shrek with my kids I came up with this Homemade Gingerbread Man’s Revenge Costume on Gramma. I bought yards and yards of beige felt and cut out a front and back in the shape … Read more

Coolest Ever Driving R2D2 Halloween Costume

Ever Driving R2D2 Halloween Costume

The whole thing started when my son wanted to be something from Star Wars, as all little boys are apt to do at some point in their childhood. We pulled into my in-laws & my eye fell on an old R2D2 cooler (like the kind you find at a gas station) laying in their side … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dinosaur Diorama Costume

Homemade Dinosaur Diorama Costume

How did I think of this Homemade Dinosaur Diorama Costume? I have no idea. But it happened in the shower when I was lost in my mind thinking of random things from my life that I could be. When it hit me, I got out without drying off and drew the idea. The end result … Read more

Coolest Queen Elizabeth I Costume

Homemade Queen Elizabeth I Costume

I made this Homemade Queen Elizabeth I Costume for a costume party at work. The crown is made out of wire and paper mache with fake pearls and jewels hot glued onto it. The wisk is coat hangers covered in fabric and the rest of the costume is made of fabric. The front of the … Read more

Coolest Homemade McDonald’s Group Costume

Homemade McDonald's Group Costume

This Homemade McDonald’s Group Costume idea took hours to put together, but was worth every second! We won numerous costume contests and had SOOO much fun! My sister and I love to come up with obscure costumes and decided to involve our husbands and friend this year too! The entire idea started with the “bobby” … Read more

Coolest T-X Terminator Costume

Coolest T-X Terminator Costume

After countless days… weeks and months I finally decided to go through with my idea of doing T-X/Terminatrix (the female terminator in Terminator 3: rise of the machines). First, was figuring out the essence of the character: T-X was very plain when her “robot” self was not exposed- I decided to mix it up. The … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lighthouse Costume

Homemade Lighthouse Costume

My son Jordan decided he wanted to be a light house and instead of saying no, I said “SURE”! This was fun but tricky to make. I ended up building the frame with wire mesh cutting each peace out and then wiring them together with a stiff gauge wire. My hands got cut up pretty … Read more

Coolest DIY Lady Gaga Meat Dress Halloween Costume

DIY Lady Gaga Meat Dress Halloween Costume

I wanted to do something very original for Halloween this year, and when Lady Gaga wore the meat dress to the VMA’s this year, I thought it was the perfect costume idea. The DIY Lady Gaga meat dress Halloween costume took me about 3 weeks to finish, working about 1 to 2 hours on it … Read more

Coolest Green Giant and Sprout Couple Costume

Green Giant Costume

The inception of this Green Giant and Sprout Couple Costume came quite innocently at a day of work in the drywall industry. In this field of work I wear all white clothing. On most days my job requires me to wear stilts to reach some of the work I have to do day to day. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

I’ve made many Halloween costumes before, but when I decided this year to make the Where the Wild Things Are costume, I was not really sure what I was getting into. I knew it was going to be larger and more elaborate than anything I had built before. I made this decision a little more … Read more

Coolest Homemade Fantasy Warrior Chic Costume

Homemade Fantasy Warrior Chic Costume

I wanted to be fantasy type warriors for Halloween, just one problem!! I couldn’t find anything cool enough or close to what I had designed in my head. So I decided to make a Fantasy Warrior Chic Costume, & it turned out AWESOME! (in my opinion anyway..lol). I started with some faux leather fabric, about … Read more

Coolest Corona 6-Pack Group Costume

Homemade  Corona 6-Pack Group Costume

The week before a Halloween Costume Party myself and my family were still at a loss for a creative idea. I am not a fan of store bought bagged-costumes. As I was sitting in a bar one night with some friends, I grabbed a napkin and a pen and started drawing a six pack. Then … Read more

Coolest Vlasic Pickle Stork Costume

Homemade Vlasic Pickle Stork Costume

My costume is of the Vlasic Pickle Stork. It was extremely easy and cheap to make, just a little annoying with all the feathers. Most of the items were things that I already had around the house or they were items that I reused from past costumes. Here is how I created the homemade costume: … Read more

The Deadilest Catch Costume

Homemade Deadilest Catch Costume

For this “The Deadliest Catch” costume, I used one long cardboard box and one smaller. I cut the hole out to make sure of the fit. Then I started to see what I wanted. I taped the control bridge on and shaped it up to look like a ship. I used plastic separators from them … Read more

Coolest Homemade Lady of Starburst Costume

Homemade Lady of Starburst Costume

I have been making a chain from Starburst wrappers for years and finally decided to put it to good use so I made a Homemade Lady of Starburst Costume to feature it. I decided to make a flappers dress using more wrappers. I flat ironed each wrapper and then hot glued them to a terry … Read more

Coolest California Roll Sushi Boy Costume

Homemade California Roll Sushi Boy Costume

When thinking of what to make my son last year for Halloween, I wanted something unique and fun. While I was pregnant with him, I always craved my favorite sushi- California Rolls! So, what better costume than a California Roll?! This entire costume was made with foam that you can buy at your local craft … Read more

Coolest Homemade Grannie Wolf Carrying Little Red Riding Hood Costume

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My husband and I came up with the idea of a Grannie Wolf carrying Little Red Riding Hood costume after searching for numerous ideas online, including previous submissions from this website. The original idea was inspired by one of the previous winners: the Mother Carrying a Baby costume. To make it more challenging, we decided … Read more

Coolest Robbie and Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs Costume

Coolest Robbie and Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs Costume

I’ve always been a fan of the show Dinosaurs, so I decided to give it a shot. Robbie’s dinosaur beak is originally a dragon mouth piece which was purchased online and cut to fit around my mouth. His red varsity jacket was found at a thrift store along with the green shower cap. I couldn’t … Read more

Coolest Photo Booth Picture Strip Costume

Homemade Photo Booth Picture Strip Costume

The first step in building this giant Photo Booth Picture Strip costume was to pick the outfit I was going to wear on the night of the parade (paying careful attention to the weather forecast!) a few weeks prior and posing for a bunch of stereotypical “photo booth” pics wearing that outfit. I created the … Read more

Coolest Operation and Scrabble Game Costumes

Homemade Operation and Scrabble Game Costumes

Operation is a great game. It teaches kids hand / eye coordination as well as the extreme anxiety and nerve-rattling paranoia that comes with being a real doctor. Plus it lights up and makes cool sounds. It has it all. So when Jolene told me she wanted to be a Scrabble board for Halloween this … Read more

Coolest Homemade Alice and The Brady Bunch Costume Idea

Homemade Alice and The Brady Bunch Costume Idea

There’s a story of a lovely lady! Growing up I loved The Brady Bunch, so for Halloween I wanted to be Alice & the rest of the Brady’s! For this homemade Alice and The Brady Bunch costume idea, my mom handmade my Alice uniform and I found a great wig that I was able to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mario Party Group Costume

Homemade Mario Party Group Costume

I made this Homemade Mario Party Group Costume for our annual visit to Disney’s Halloween time at Californian Adventure. My brother loves to play Super Mario Brothers on Super Nintendo game console (old school I the way to play) and I have wanted to make him a Yoshi costume for a while. So, better than … Read more