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

The Amazing 10′ Bumblebee Costume!

The Amazing 10' Bumblebee Costume

This is a 10 foot bumblebee transformer costume that took me about one and a half years to finish. I was inspired by the movie ” Transformers The Last Knight”. I wanted to make sure it looked movie like and not just a regular size costume. I first had to download images of the actual … Read more

Awesome Homemade Shrek and Donkey Costumes – 9 Years in the Making!

Shrek & Donkey - 9 Years in the Making

So I got my wife into Halloween costumes when we first started dating. I had just the year before started working at a company where they took Halloween pretty seriously. Every year there was a work sponsored contest with some pretty significant prize money. Our first year dating, I did American Gothic with her for … Read more

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 soon 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 … 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