Coolest Skittles Group Costume

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We got the idea to be Skittles for Halloween after someone found a picture on the internet of a girl dressed as a green Skittle. We decided we wanted to be different color Skittles, but make our dresses out of DUCT TAPE. In the end, it turned out to be an awesome idea even though … Read more

Coolest DIY Cinema-Quality Reptile Man Costume

Homemade Reptile Man Costume

I went as a Reptile Man costume. I came up with the idea because I wanted to do something different and kind of scary that could pass for cinema quality, only without the cost. I made the costume starting with bendable plumber’s pipes. I inserted smaller and smaller pieces into each other to create the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Treehouse Costume

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“What do you want to be for Halloween?” I asked my barely 4 year old. I’m imagining something that’s not too hard to make, like last year’s Astronaut or the “Boy Fairy” from the year before. He thought about it for a little while and told me “I want to be a tree house.” I … Read more

Couples Optical Illusion Ventriloquist Dummy Costume

Couples Optical Illusion Ventriloquist Dummy Costume

Ventriloquist dummy costume perfection! Our alter-egos, Jerry and Stella, are the product of our imaginations and HOURS of painstaking labor. They required patience, miles of Gorilla tape, two tubes of the world’s best adhesive, E6000 (banned in California but essential for Halloween costumes), Styrofoam, PVC pipes, straight pins, patience, and creativity. The key was to … Read more

Cool DIY Crayola Crayon Costumes for Quintuplets!

Quintuplets Crayola Crayon Costumes!

Here are our homemade crayon costumes. I made the costumes for myself (mother), my husband, my mom and our 16-month old quintuplets, yes 5! As we all know, Halloween costumes are expensive especially if we are looking to buy for 5 babies. I researched and googled whats the best costume for family that is homemade. I … Read more

The Most Realistic Oscar the Grouch Costume Ever!

The Most Realistic Oscar the Grouch Costume Ever!

My son and I were watching Sesame Street like we usually do. On this particular day when Oscar the Grouch came on his face lit up! “I know what I want to be for Halloween this year” he exclaimed. “I want to be Oscar the Grouch!” Of course I had to ask him why. He … Read more

Pan Am Crew Toddler Costumes with Chihuahua

Pan Am Crew Toddler Costumes with Chihuahua

My husband and I wanted to do a costume for our 15 month old twins that would compliment each other. We wanted something creative and also not too child like.  We realize we have only a couple of years before they have their own opinions and want to be dressed up as a superhero or … Read more

Dark Crystal Inspired Costume with Moving Head and Neck

Dark Crystal Inspired Costume with Moving Head and Neck

Halloween for our family it’s one of those day’s out of the year we truly look forward to celebrating, mainly because we get to delve into the creative process or recreating some of our favorite characters or coming up with a character of our own. Every costume we do is a team effort Mark and … Read more

Cool Smiley vs. Evil Costume

Cool Smiley vs. Evil Costume

I have a shaved head. I thought it would be funny to do a smiley face on the back of it. This made me question what to do with the front of my face. I decided on the classic Good vs Evil theme and it evolved from there. When I spotted Sponge-Bob knee high socks … Read more

Homemade Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Bradley is dressed as Van Gogh from one of his famous painted self portraits. (We added his bandaged ear to make the reference extra noticeable.) Grace is dressed as Starry Night, one of Van Gogh’s most esteemed paintings. We knew we wanted to do a creative couple costume, and didn’t want to do something that … Read more

Winning Poker Hand Family Costumes

Winning Poker Hand Family Costumes

We have two daughters aged 13 and 10. We have long played games as a family, but it has become increasingly difficult to find games that we all enjoy playing. This year we taught the girls how to play poker, and they took to it instantly. It is now one of the games that we … Read more

Amazing Lightning McQueen Costume

Amazing Lightning McQueen Costume

I wanted to make a costume for my 2 year old son this year, but needed to decide between Lightning McQueen and Thomas the Train. I decided to go with Lightning since it I thought it would be more fun for me to make :-). I had an idea on how I was going to … 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

Hooray for the Sushi Tray Costume

Hooray for the Sushi Tray Costume

This Sushi Tray costume was worn by my eldest son.  My son loves to draw and one of his favorite subjects to draw is food. Not just ordinary food but food beings. He gives these culinary creatures a face, arms and legs and has them doing various activities, like dancing, running, and playing. While we … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mrs. Nesbitt/Buzz Lightyear Costume

Coolest Homemade Mrs. Nesbitt/Buzz Lightyear Costume

Every Halloween, I try to choose a costume that nobody else will be wearing out, and since Buzz Lightyear is popular year after year (and even though I love it every time), I decided to go with his slightly less known version: Mrs. Nesbitt. Construction of this Nesbitt/Buzz Lightyear costume took 2 months, starting in … Read more

Awesome UFO Alien Costume that Lights Up!

Awesome UFO Alien Costume that Lights Up!

This year I decided to create an old-school Alien costume with a UFO, something that I’ve wanted to do ever since I was a kid. Some sci-fi influences include the Tim Burton film Mars Attacks!, Buck Rodgers, the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man” and the little green men from Roswell’s Area 51 culture. First off, … Read more

Baby Carrier Rocket and Astronaut Halloween Costumes

Baby Carrier Rocket and Astronaut Halloween Costumes

My dear daughter desperately wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. Who better to be her space shuttle than her baby brother? I made his costume out of cardboard, spray paint, tape, stickers, plastic cups and ribbon. I cut all cardboard to the shape most similarly resembling a real space shuttle. The main portion was … Read more

The Millennium Falcon T2X-Wagon Version

The Millennium Falcon T2X-Wagon Version

Where to start… ok 106 hours, 38 Days and The Millennium Falcon was born. I wanted to take my 15 month old Daughter to our local Comic Convention and thought that her wagon would be the best way to take her, it’s very very busy and she is getting big/heavy and I can not carry … Read more

Coolest Wheelchair Dracula Costume

Coolest Wheelchair Dracula Costume

Editor’s Note: This Dracula costume is not technically a wheelchair costume, but was made for someone who requires a wheelchair. It is an awesome idea for children who need to use a wheelchair, walker, or dynamic stander to get around. Dracula Costume Every year we try to make it feasible for my son to participate in … Read more

Cutest Ever Rapunzel Costume for Baby and Dad

Cutest Ever Rapunzel Costume for Baby and Dad

Here’s my 3 month old daughter’s Rapunzel costume together with her dad. She wanted to be Rapunzel this year, for her first halloween! (I could just tell. Haha!) So, I made her Rapunzel and stuck her in her tower! Her dad is a good sport and agreed to be a prop for her costume! I … Read more

Incredible Topiary Mickey Mouse Costume

Incredible Topiary Mickey Mouse Costume

Yes! This is a Mickey Mouse costume. When I was 5 years old, my family spent a week driving down Route 66 from Indiana to Disneyland. The first thing I remember seeing when we arrived on the Disney property were the topiaries of Disney characters. It was the most exciting day of my life. No … Read more

Coolest Spud Wagon Fry Truck Costume

Coolest Spud Wagon Fry Truck Costume

I wanted to make something unique this year that I’d never seen before – when I first thought of a fry truck costume, I thought it was perhaps a bit odd, but ran with the idea! “Chips” and “Buds” are our kids nicknames, they call french fries “chachas” (from when our girl first started talking) … Read more

Cool Jet Pack Illusion Costume

Cool Jet Pack Illusion Costume

My son wanted an illusion costume, so we went with the jet pack! We were so excited to make this, that it is done already for this Halloween! I had seen a picture of something similar, but there were NO instructions. It actually wasn’t too difficult to make once you had the general idea. My son … Read more

Creative Play on Words Bud Lightyear Costume

Creative Play on Words Bud Lightyear Costume

This Bud Lightyear costume was such an easy costume to make. I already had a Bud Light shirt that I cut, but you can just tape a Bud Light symbol onto your chest too. I bought Buzz Lightyear inflatable wings at a costume store for $10. I used purple and green duct tape, and at … Read more