Spooky Homemade Costume – White Wendigo Forest Spirit

Spooky Homemade Costume - White Wendigo Forest Spirit

Years ago, I saw the film Pan’s Labyrinth for the first time. Haunted and inspired by the ageless, withered, beautiful faun on the screen, I developed the desire to create my own glassy-eyed, cloven-hooved forest spirit. Dozens and dozens of the designs in my head gave themselves to my sketchbooks. Months, a year, close to … Read more

Awesome Homemade Groot Costume

Homemade Groot Costume

For my homemade Groot costume, I used pipe insulation tubs for the body and gym mat flooring that I carved with a hot knife for the chest pieces. I used over 140 full size glue sticks to attach the pipe insulation tubes. I soaked tissue paper in white glue and applied to the tubes for … Read more

Terrifying Homemade Ancient Stone Spirit Quad Stilt Costume

Terrifying Homemade Ancient Stone Spirit Quad Stilt Costume

I have a friend (Jeff Paley) who is a stilt walker and performer. One night at a board game meetup I was discussing the sort of things I like to build. And he approached me about building a quad-stilt costume. We met a few times to work out some possible concepts. Then I ended up … Read more

Awesome DIY Comic-Con Apocalyptic Exo Suit Costume

exo suit costume

I built this huge exo suit costume by myself out of scraps and on a tight budget over. The suit is made of card, foam, little bit of wood and lots of glue. Also I made wooden stilts that were difficult to walk in at first. But I’ve perfected them now and can walk a … Read more

Coolest Homemade Costumes: Mini Ripley and Fluffy the Xenomorph

So here’s me in my scratch-built EVA foam Xenomorph costume, and my daughter in her mini Ripley get up. The rifle is foam and the back of an old Ikea cabinet. We wanted to do something a little different and, well, we’re both big (well, she isn’t that big) kids. The costumes and props themselves … Read more

“I AM GROOT!”: Coolest DIY Groot Costume

DIY Groot Costume

I just knew when I saw the movie “Guardians  Of The Galaxy,” that I had to try to make a DIY Groot costume! DIY Groot Costume Construction Making the Groot Costume Head I began with the head and a plastic coffee can. I added foam and began to add and shape foam to make his … Read more

Coolest Recycled DIY Dragon Princess Costume

Dragon Princess

This was a hard one everything but the kitchen sink in here. Most of it was recycled from a dumpster. A lot of foam like would be used in a sofa. I started with crutches and curved them around the body. Then I re-enforced with 2×4’s the neck has a sewer pipe and  boards in … Read more

Coolest DIY Marionette Puppet Costumes and Puppeteer Costume

marionette puppet costumes

We had a great time creating the marionette puppet costumes and won $500 in a local costume contest at the Cotton-Eyed Joe in Knoxville, TN!  We are all from different cities in Nashville, TN; Huntsville, AL and Knoxville, TN, so we had to send texts back and forth of costume and makeup ideas, etc.  We improvised … Read more

Ten Feet Tall Death Costume

Ten Feet Tall Death Costume

Our neighborhood is great on Halloween. Every year even the parents dress up. So I decided to make my costume this year. I went to the store and bought black material and black Burlap and borrowed a sewing machine. I decided I was going to be death! Not just any old Death, no. I went … Read more

Awesome DIY Reptilian Alien Costume

Awesome DIY Reptilian Alien Costume

So I never wanted to be something normal and boring so I decided to make my costume that way it’ll be original. I wanted to be a reptile but I wanted to be an alien too because you can make up anything when being a alien. I started watching horror movies and collecting ideas from … Read more

To Infinity and Beyond Family Costumes

To Infinity and Beyond Family Costumes

We had the opportunity to outdo ourselves once again. My wife and kids decided to be the Toy Story characters that fit our own personalities. The hardest part was trying to decide if we would be able to pull it off on or before October 30, 2015.  Yes we all vote and decide as a … Read more

Epic Alien Robot Costume

Epic Alien Robot Costume

I took on a large Halloween project and this was my first time using L200 foam, creating latex masks/molds, electronics with voice changers/speakers, making a vacu-form mold and custom painting.  I grew up loving Halloween and each year expand my knowledge building unique costumes. I went to the extreme this year to see what I … Read more

The Dream Costume

The Dream Costume

This costume was the product of about six months of work.  It was all based on a simple sketch that I made when bored one day….I looked at the sketch after completion and told myself “I can make that!”.   So the journey began, and me armed with my competitive spirit…set off on a unforgettable … Read more

Pyramid Head and Claudia Wolf Couple Costume

Pyramid Head and Claudia Wolf Couple Costume

Our love for horror movies took us to the top of the genre! Pyramid head & Claudia Wolf from “Silent Hill 2″ are impressive monsters and posed a challenge for this years creation. scaring children is so “yesterday”, we wanted to scare full grown adults! my name is Chad, and i am wearing pyramid head … Read more

Mr. Death has selected You Grim Reaper Costume

Mr. Death has selected You Grim Reaper Costume

I made this costume several years ago and it was a big hit in the neighborhood… not so much with me though. I’m on painters stilts and wearing a latex mask. Hard to walk for very long, and even harder to breathe. BUT… the reactions from people were worth it! I made teenage boys run … Read more

Stilt Spirit Shadow Strider Costume

Stilt Spirit Shadow Strider Costume

My Shadow Strider costume was quite the challenge. I found the idea in a Youtube video (though in the video they call it a stilt spirit… I thought it needed a better name). Shadow Strider Costume Directions Starting in May, my step-dad and I built circus peg stilts, which I sewed foam around. I then covered the … Read more

Prize-Winning Epic Pokemon Costume

Prize-Winning Epic Pokemon Costume

I started this costume in the fall of 2013 when I was 13. I got my inspiration from watching Beastub and Ino’s videos of their quadsuits and fan videos of them. To begin, I started the Duct Tape Dummy, which I failed at but it served its purpose of letting me have a base on … Read more

Cool Orc Warboss Costume from Warhammer

Cool Orc Warboss Costume from Warhammer

When I was a kid, I liked playing Dungeons and Dragons a little, but I LOVED painting the little metal figures a LOT. And I always wished that the little monsters I painted could come to life. So this Halloween it was time to make a monster. I did a little research to find a … Read more

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Costume (with Battle Wounds)

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Costume (with Battle Wounds)

Optimus Prime, completely made with from around the house items with the help of bondo, paint ,RC wheels and talented airbrush work and plenty of hot glue and cardboard . This costume took three months and a part a day mentality , if not this would have been too overwhelming ! First step was getting … Read more

Amazing 8′ Tall Homemade Groot Costume

Amazing 8' Tall Homemade Groot Costume

I came up with the idea while watching the movie Guardians of the Galaxy. I instantly was drawn to the character Groot, as he was big in presence but had charisma, and loved how his eyes captivated you. I liked all of the elements that created him, and how they were all visually stunning. It … Read more

Greatest Optimus Prime Auto Bot Costume

Greatest Optimus Prime Auto Bot Costume

My son is in 8th grade and wanted to end middle school with the best Halloween Costume. I was little worried on how I could pull this off. I first printed out pictures of the cartoon, original and new versions of Optimus Prime. We then began to search for certain box shapes. One wide enough for … Read more

Larger Than Life Jack Skellington Costume

Larger Than Life Jack Skellington Costume

This Jack Skellington costume is completely homemade. It took over four months of design and planning for one of my favorite screen characters of all time to come to life in a costume. It has always been a recurring thought of mine to do Jack every year. This year I was finally afforded with enough … Read more

Silent Hill Pyramid Head and Faceless Nurse Costumes

Silent Hill Pyramid Head and Faceless Nurse Costumes

We are always inspired to make our own costumes, and love doing it. This year Silent Hill inspired us. It took us five to six days out of our busy life to make these Silent Hill Pyramid Head and Faceless Nurse costumes. It was fun and not too terribly hard! We won our local contest … Read more

Cool Giraffe Costume on Stilts

Cool Giraffe Costume on Stilts

This year I wanted to be a giraffe, so I began about two weeks before Halloween. I began with using chicken wire as the base of my neck and head. I began with the head first, by bending the wire and tying  it to shape the head portion, then shaped the ears and antler as separate pieces … Read more