Awesome Frankenstein Costume for a Boy

Awesome Frankenstein Costume for a Boy

I created this Frankenstein costume for my son Faisal from scratch. He needed a character from a book for the book week. I bought a leather fabric which is used for the car seats. I then sewed the jacket and glued the extra fabric on an old trousers using the hot glue gun. the small … Read more

Female Frankenstein’s Monster Costume

Female Frankenstein's Monster Costume

I recently had ankle surgery, so wanted to choose a costume that I could incorporate my very sexy walking boot into. I also scoured the internet and sadly didn’t find many female takes on Frankenstein’s monster, only the bride of Frankenstein, so it was decided. I used a water based face paint, a homemade molding … Read more

Spookiest Orlok Costume Alive or Dead

Spookiest Orlok Costume Alive or Dead

For this spookiest Orlok costume, we bought the mask and hands from a professional mask company (that was the starting point). We loved the mask but had no idea what to dress him in.   This is a Silicone mask and hands made to fit your body.  We looked on the net and found a pattern … Read more

Hair Raising Frankenstein and his Bride Couple Costume!

Hair Raising Frankenstein and his Bride Couple Costume!

This year, my boyfriend and I embarked on a couple costume adventure. The most entertaining one was the bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein. Using the cut off bottom of a soda bottle, I was able to bring my blonde hair up to a ridiculous height. A lot of Bobby pins, spray color and patience went … Read more

Dr. Frankenstein and his Puppet Monster Frank

Dr. Frankenstein and his Puppet Monster Frank

Most of the work I put into this costume went into the design and fabrication of my Monster puppet with moving eyes and mouth. The hardest part i would say was by far getting they eyes to move the right way. I probably went through 4 different set ups before I finally settled for one. … Read more

Horror Couple Costume: Count Orlok and Pig Couple Costume

Horror Couple Costume: Count Orlok and Pig Couple Costume

I took weeks to get these two costumes done – the cape alone took weeks to do and 15-20 yards of material.  The pigs outfit was a brand new pair of overalls that was soaked in bleach and shot with a shotgun. For the shoes, I had to buy two pair of shoes that have … Read more

Cool Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Couple Costume

Cool Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Couple Costume

I love making my own costumes and love Halloween so it’s an eventful month for me since I’m usually running around looking for pieces for my costume. I wanted to be bride of Frankenstein but sexy vintagie style. My husband and I are obviously opposite because he wanted to go with more modern look so … Read more

Nosferatu: Scary Homemade 6 Year Old Vampire Costume

Nosferatu: Scary Homemade 6 Year Old Vampire Costume

My 6 year old son wanted to be a vampire for Halloween. Yeah, Dracula is cool but even better is Count Orlok, the star of the 1922 silent film Nosferatu: A symphony of terror. I ordered a bald cap online and used spirit gum to attach  and shape it. I found a women’s coat at … Read more

King Kong and a Woman in a Cage Illusion Costume

King Kong and a Woman in a Cage Illusion Costume

I enjoyed wearing this King Kong and a woman in a cage illusion costume and even more so, I enjoyed the reactions I received. Most people were deceived by the costume and the fact that it was only ONE person in the costume.  My upper body was the upper body of the woman in the cage. … Read more

Classic Frankenstein Monster Costume

Betty Boop and Frankenstein Monster

My boyfriend Josh hosted a Halloween party this year and wanted to go for the Boris Karloff version of the Monster  (I went as Betty Boop but I don’t think my costume came out nearly as well as his). He bought a tight jacket, old dark pants and chunky black boots from Goodwill. He used … Read more

Amazing Mom, Dad and Toddler King Kong Costume

Amazing Mom, Dad and Toddler King Kong Costume

We actually built most of this costume for Halloween 2012, but after Hurricane Sandy hit NYC (where we live) there weren’t many Halloween celebrations going on. So, we put it all away and pulled it out for 2013. Dad is the one with all of the technical and creative skills, but Mom and King Kong … Read more

Coolest Technicolor Bride of Frankenstein Costume

Coolest Technicolor Bride of Frankenstein Costume

I decided that I would go as the Bride of Frankenstein for Halloween this year. I am getting married in a few weeks, so it seemed fitting. I started by buying 3 yards of muslin fabric and 3 yards of the mesh fabric. I folded these in half and sewed a seam along the edges, … 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

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 Homemade Gorilla Costume for a Boy

Awesome Homemade Gorilla Costume for a Boy

So, every year my husband and I ask our boys what they want to be for Halloween, our most favorite-est holiday of the year. We are sure to ask in plenty of time, so that we can envision and create totally awesome costumes for them. It is a family tradition I suppose you could say. … 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

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

Last-Minute $5 Bride of Frankenstein Costume for a Girl

Last-Minute $5 Bride of Frankenstein Costume for a Girl

My daughter was obsessed with Monster High but we both knew there would be a million Monster High characters and we wanted something more creative. So one day, as we were cleaning out an old closet at my paren’ts house, we found my mom’s old First Communion Dress. It was yellowed and tattered. After all, … Read more

Cool DIY Couple Costume: Bride of Frankenstein and The Monster

Cool DIY Couple Costume: Bride of Frankenstein and The Monster

My boyfriend and I love Halloween so we decided to dressed up as Frankensteins monster and the Bride of Frankenstein. We went to Value Village and got our clothing. I got an old wedding dress, which I cut up, and shredded.  By boyfriend bought a used suit, and an extended forehead wig which we had … Read more

Fun Homemade Couple Costume: Frankie and His Bride

Fun Homemade Couple Costume: Frankie and His Bride

My mom has always made me costumes since I was a little girl and now she helps me with couple’s costumes. With two heads we always come up with the easiest way to get it done.  I’m the dreamer and my husband is a great sport! He will do just about anything, from face paint, … Read more

Coolest Kids Frankenstein’s Monster Homemade Costume

Coolest Kids Frankenstein's Monster Homemade Costume

This is a costume I made over a couple of days for my son. My goal was to make a home-made boxy head shape for the monster. I started with a one gallon plastic water jug and cut the base off.  The idea was to use the square bottom as the base/mold. I then covered … Read more