Fully Interactive Wooly Willy Costume

Fully Interactive Wooly Willy Costume

I was inspired to make this Wooly Willy costume after receiving a Wooly Willy game for my birthday last year. Being bald and bearded, it seemed like a good fit. After finding a photo online, cleaning it up and printing it out on a poster printer, I mounted it to a large piece of foam core. … Read more

One of a Kind Homemade Groot Costume

One of a Kind Homemade Groot Costume

This is by far the biggest Halloween project I’ve ever undertaken. I gave myself over six weeks to finish it, and didn’t put the final touches on until the day of Halloween. I always try to make my own costume, but it’s usually pretty simple. This year, my son wanted to go as Rocket Raccoon … Read more

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

This is a combo costume that I wore with my 7 month old daughter in a baby-bjorn. The concept was an octopus with flailing tentacles attacking a snorkeler. I was really excited to do a combo costume with my child from the moment I found out I was pregnant. I knew we would be able … Read more

The Amazing Antigravity Machine for Halloween!

The Amazing Antigravity Machine for Halloween!

This costume was relativity inexpensive to make but I would put it as a moderate level of difficulty. We always want to outdo last years costume so this year we went with this. We thought it was pretty cool :) It took us about 5 days to complete just working a couple hours a day … Read more

A Chicken So Realistic, She Almost Laid an Egg!

A Chicken So Realistic, She Almost Laid an Egg!

“That chicken costume is amazing! Where did you get it?” a woman came up to me and said as my four year old daughter, Irie, and I made our way to the end of the line of costumed children at elementary school parking lot. The event was “Trunk-or-Treat,” an annual event held just before dusk … Read more

Holy Batman! Its the Batmobile Wheelchair Costume

Holy Batman! Its the Batmobile Wheelchair Costume

This year Connor went as Batman and the Batmobile.  Daddy again had to start with the foam outline to make sure all brackets will lay on the right spots of the wheelchair/stroller to support it.  We use standard sheets of foam core.  The first layer is always the outline layer and bottom structure of the design … Read more

The Most Original Costume – Banksy’s Flower Thrower

The Most Original Costume - Banksy's Flower Thrower

The original idea for this costume came from my desire to continue my annual tradition of paying tribute to different artists and their work through homemade Halloween costumes. Last year, I was the “Son of Man” by Rene Magritte, and this year, after some research and last minute procrastination, I decided on Banksy’s Flower Thrower … Read more

Infant Cinderella and Pumpkin Carriage

Infant Cinderella and Pumpkin Carriage

Growing up, my brothers and I all had homemade costumes. I knew I wanted to continue this tradition for my own daughter. For her first Halloween, since she isn’t walking yet, I knew we would need to do something with her stroller or wagon. I enlisted the help of my very creative father and within … Read more

Amazing Taxidermy Animal Heads Funny Group Costume

Amazing Taxidermy Animal Heads Funny Group Costume

I’m crazy about Halloween!  I love it all, but top priority for me is always the costume.  This year, I did a funny group costume and couldn’t be happier with the results!  The idea came to me in August, I’ve been recruiting and crafting since! The idea was simple–hunter’s trophy wall of animal heads–but the … Read more

Not Just a Minifig – A Headless Lego Guy!

Not Just a Minifig - A Headless Lego Guy!

This is my 8 year old son Colin in his Headless Lego Guy costume. The idea originated with us wanting to make a standard Lego Guy costume. Once we had the idea, we were looking everywhere for ideas and thoughts on how to create it. We then came across his Lego bucket from a past … Read more

Corn on the Cob Costume for a Miniature Dachshund

Corn on the Cob Costume for a Miniature Dachshund

Finding just the right costume for a miniature dachshund is a little tricky due to their long bodies . . . our little dachshund Andouille ‘The Tube Steak’ Louie aka Dewey looks cute in long tubular designs. So what better costume than a CORN ON THE COB complete with a pad of butter. Finding the … Read more

Easy and Comfy Costume for Babies: Cabbage Patch Twins

Easy and Comfy Costume for Babies: Cabbage Patch Twins

We have been blessed with healthy, chubby twin girls. Therefore, it seemed like a natural choice to dress them as Cabbage Patch Dolls for Halloween as they bear such a likeness to the famous toy. My talented mother crocheted the wigs to which I added ribbon bows and I stitched Cabbage Patch Kids emblems to outfits … Read more

Awesome Homemade Avatar Na’vi Warrior Jake Sully Costume

Awesome Homemade Avatar Na'vi Warrior Jake Sully Costume

My wife Katie and I, along with two other couples (Crystal and Eric Eller, and Mike and Leslie Deery), were hanging out on our patio one weekend when we came up with the idea of planning a group costume for Halloween. Eric quickly made a suggestion, and before we even had a chance to really … Read more

Sexy Sugar Skulls Cross Bone Blondes Costumes

Sexy Sugar Skulls Cross Bone Blondes Costumes

For this Sugar Skulls (Cross Bone Blondes) costumes I started with the top (bra). I went to michaels and got fake flowers in assorted colors (red, white, pink, deep purple), variety of lace, studs, and felt to cut out small skulls to add detail. I also looked in the scrapbooking eisle and got some paper … Read more

Epic Pixar Lamp Costume

Epic Pixar Lamp Costume

Introducing “Luxo” the cute and quirky lamp from Pixar pictures. My inspiration for this  Pixar lamp costume came from my grand daughter. Like most young children, she loves all things Disney. But, she gets obsessed with one or another film or character for weeks. Her latest favorites are the Toy Story movies. However, she gets … Read more

A Royal Pair: King of Spades and the Black Maria Couple Costume

A Royal Pair: King of Spades and the Black Maria Couple Costume

Halloween is probably my very favorite time of year. Growing up in the Midwest (Chicago, GO BEARS!), fall is a big deal and I have always loved the feeling of the season: the weather, the colors, the flavors and, of course, scary movies and Halloween! Well, in 2007, I left the Midwest and now call … Read more

Getting ET Home Costume for Under $20!

Getting ET Home Costume for Under $20!

As a child I grew up watching ET and was fascinated. Eight years ago I met my best friend and we both discovered our love for aliens. So much so, that for my first tattoo on my 18th birthday I got “UFO” tattooed on my inner lip. Every Halloween I try to outdo myself, thinking … Read more

Star Wars Dog Costumes: The Canines Strike Back

Star Wars Dog Costumes: The Canines Strike Back

Meet our dogs…Nova is a 7.5 year old brindle Great Dane, Diego is a 4 year old black Great Dane and little Rose is an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier. We often dress our pups up in silly costumes, most are custom made because…well, it’s hard to find a dog costume to fit a … Read more

Coolest Home Made Mickey and Minnie Deadmau5 Costume (MickeyMau5)

So after thinking long and hard I decided on this year’s Epic Halloween Costume! Ive liked Deadmau5 and a couple years ago made a Mau5head and wanted to make another…but wanted to go bigger and better! Then I thought everyone loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse…why not make Mickey and Minnie Deadmau5? So after some searching … Read more

Awesome Halloween Costume Idea: Muppet Versions of Ourselves!

Awesome Halloween Costume Idea: Muppet Versions of Ourselves!

My girlfriend Gem and I are avid Halloween costumers, and always have some big elaborate costumes we scramble to do at the last minute (inevitably calling out of work a day or two after getting a late start). For years, we’ve talked about doing Muppet versions of ourselves that we could wear and be ridiculous … Read more

Recycled Beer Capped Crusader Costume (Drinking in the Name of Art!)

Recycled Beer Capped Crusader Costume (Drinking in the Name of Art!)

Who doesn’t like beer and making cool stuff out of recycled medium?  For no real reason, I have been saving bottle caps since college.  Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and I love the challenge of creating a unique and in-depth costume.  Why not us this as justification of two bad habits (drinking, and … Read more