Cool Homemade Raining Cat and Dogs Costume

Raining Cat and Dogs

I ordered an umbrella hat and glued cotton balls to it then I spray painted  gray/ black to make it look like storm clouds. I added “blinking tea lights” and put them under the cotton so it looked like lightening flickering. I added paper lightening bolts hanging down and then hung stuffed tiny cats and … Read more

DIY Angler Fish Costume for a Future Marine Biologist

Angler Fish costume for a future marine biologist :)

My son’s birthday is on Halloween, therefore he is very passionate about that holiday. He loves ocean creature and his favorite is Johnson’s angler fish, so that is what he wanted to be on Halloween. I am not a very creative person, but figured I will take on the challenge and create it for him. … Read more

Uplifting Ghostbusters Logo Costume for Cancer Patient

Uplifting Ghostbuster Logo Costume for Cancer Patient

I was recently diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and while having many tests, a surgery and treatment meetings with radiation and chemo doctors, I was waiting for my chemo start date and trying to take my mind off what was one of the most terrifying times in my life. My mom and step-dad had come out … Read more

Coolest DIY Nutcracker Ballet Family Group Costume

Coolest DIY Nutcracker Ballet Family Group Costume

Some of my favorite childhood memories consist of Halloween memories because my mom always created our costumes from scratch and she always did such an amazing job and I have loved creating those same memories for my own family now. I’ve lived out of my home state and away from my family since getting married, … Read more

Coolest Freaky Fruit Flies Group Costume

Coolest Freaky Fruit Flies Group Costume

Every Halloween, we challenge ourselves to out-do the costumes we made the previous year. For 2022, we decided to be Fruit Flies! My husband, Steve, was the Orange Fruit Fly, my friend, Judy, was the Grape Fruit Fly, my friend, Dan, was the Banana Fruit Fly, and I was the Watermelon Fruit Fly. The fly … Read more

D.I.Y. McDonald’s Hamburglar Costume

D.I.Y. McDonald's Hamburglar Costume

This costume took me 4 days to create for a Halloween event at my job. The only two things that I bought brand new was the prison suit and wig. Everything else I borrowed or already had at home. The cape was created from used graduation gowns I bought from a thrift store. Overall costs … Read more

Easy DIY Punny Butter Fingers Costume

Easy DIY Punny Butter Fingers Costume

I love punny costumes! I wanted fake sticks of butter on my fingers and saved and cleaned butter wrappers. Then I formed 3 rectangular boxes out of the butter boxes and other cardboard on hand. Cover the boxes in light yellow paper then wrap the covered boxes in the butter wrappers. Leave one end of … Read more

Coolest DIY Costme Nun-Chuck from Minions: The Rise of Gru

With my actual nunchucks (and Kevin!)

The Despicable Me film franchise has been my obsession since I had seen the film on my 25th birthday in 2010 after a fun-filled trip to Dave & Buster’s (which I have done almost every year for my birthday…except in 2020 when COVID hampered my plans to do whatever I wanted to do when that … Read more

No-Sew Buzz Lightyear Costume for a Toddler

No-Sew Buzz Lightyear Costume for a Toddler

With my son being in love with Buzz Lightyear it was no questions as to what he was going to be. We had the store bought costume for play but as a kid of a mom who made all my costumes I couldn’t bear to let him wear a store bought costume. Although we did … Read more

Beautiful Homemade White Satyr Costume for a Girl

Beautiful Satyr

Here’s the story behind our beautiful Satyr costume. We always make my daughters costumes and try to top ourselves the next year. This year my daughter actually wanted to be Poison Ivy which I was pretty excited about, but, my older daughter  wanted to be a centaur for Halloween. We were not sure how well … Read more

Easy DIY Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice Box Costume

Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice Box - I ain't afraid of no ghost

This Hi-C Ecto Cooler juice box costume is a very simple costume to make. I have been making my homemade Halloween costumes since 2004. It is always a secret until I reveal on Halloween or at a party right before Halloween. Friends are always looking for hints and trying to guess what I will be. … Read more