Coolest DIY Mr. Potato Head Group Costume

Potato Head Group Costume

My wife had the idea to be a family of Mr. Potato Heads for Halloween for a few years now, and we finally did it. So here comes the Mr. Potato Head Family – with interchangeable parts of course. Like most of our costumes, the potatoes started as solid models on the computer.  It was … Read more

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

Top 7 Movie Character Costumes Tom Hanks Needs for Halloween

  In this collection of homemade costumes, we’ll be Tom Hank’s bosom buddy and guide him through some of his movie character costumes. Even Tom Hanks knows it’s time to retire the David S. Pumpkins costume. But what’s the nicest guy in Hollywood supposed to wear for a Halloween costume instead? Never Fear. While his list of … Read more

Cool Homemade Monsters Inc Family Costumes

monsters inc family costumes

Take a look at the supplies and instructions I used to make our Monsters Inc family costumes. Sully’s Costume Supplies ($110) Blue fur fabric – 4 yds, but almost 1 yd leftover (ebay) Gray fabric (Joann) Black felt (Joann) Zipper (Joann) Horns (Amazon) Purple paint (Michaels) Constructing Sully’s Costume The pattern was made using my husband’s … Read more

Adorable Carl and Ellie Homemade Costumes From the Movie Up

In our homemade costumes, my Wife is wearing the House (Ellie) Costume. I (Rhett) is wearing the Carl costume. We love the Disney movie up so we wanted to be the loving characters. My wife hand painted the shirt to look like the house from Up and held balloons so she could better portray herself … Read more

Adorable Homemade Baby Nemo Costume

baby nemo costume

From my 3rd month of pregnancy, on, I have been in love with the Disney Finding Nemo theme. My husband and I even started calling our little guy “fishy” or “Nemo’. Everything was Nemo! Baby Shower, homemade thank you cards, Nursery, come home outfit, literally, EVERYTHING! It dawned on me at about 7 months pregnant … Read more

Adorable Toy Story Green Alien Costumes

Adorable Toy Story Green Alien Costumes

After not winning a costume contest for my dog being scuba dog last year, I decided right then and there that I needed the best costume for this year. I had it planned out a year in advance so I didn’t even know I would be having a baby at the time. Once I found … Read more

Adorable Family Homemade Monsters Inc Costumes

Adorable Family Homemade Monsters Inc Costumes

For Dragon Con this year, we decided to be a Monsters inc. Family. My wife simply wanted me to paint an eye and a smile on a shirt, some purple spots on another, and sew a simple pillow Teddy monster… I’m an artist with Asperger’s… Yeah, simple, like THAT’s gonna’ happen! Anyway, our Homemade Monsters … Read more

Coolest DIY Buzz Lightyear Costume

Coolest DIY Buzz Lightyear Costume

Buzz Lightyear has always been my favorite Pixar character since I was little. I was Buzz three times for Halloween when I was younger, but the costume I had was basic. The main story started when I finished watching the cartoon spin-off ‘Buzz Lightyear of Star Command The Adventure Begins’ towards the end of August. … Read more

Awesome Eve Homemade Costume (Ev-ahh) From Wall-E

eve homemade costume

As a 33-year-old woman who works in film and has blue hair, my love of Halloween comes as a huge shock to strangers. Bonnets fly off, cigars fly out of mouths, fine crystal breaks. I’ve wanted to construct an Eve homemade costume for years but was intimidated. Three years ago I built a Kodos costume, but … Read more

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

Best Homemade Carl Fredricksen Costume

I made this Carf Fredricksen costume from a few boxes. Carl was a family affair for bookweek. A  clay molded face was created on top of a box to make the head and lots of hot glue.  Carl’s face slowly came together. The box was heavy but it sat nicely on my daughters shoulders and … Read more

Toy Soldiers Couple Costume

Toy Soldiers Couple Costume

Bought all the costume elements at the local thrift store. After several cans of spray paint and many days of drying out masterpiece was completed. We built the platforms to split in half so we could walk. The boots were glued down with liquid nails. We wore green leotard over our faces so we do … Read more

DIY Bud-Light Year Costume

DIY Bud-Light Year Costume

This costume was very cost-effective and easy to make!  I already had black workout shorts and a green tank top to use for this costume.  On the tank top I drew the bud light logo in the center and wrote year underneath it.  On the top left I drew the red circle button that is … 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

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

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume

The idea for this costume was inspired by both Pixar and the original Potato Head toys. Inspiration also came from coming up with themed Halloween house parties we would host in the past with our friends where we would always have a specific theme for everyone to be a part of. This year several of … Read more

Buzz Lightyear Costume to Infinity and Beyond

Buzz Lightyear Costume to Infinity and Beyond

I love Toy Story and always wanted to make an awesome Buzz Lightyear costume. You don’t see many of those due to the difficulty of crafting the armor pieces. So I set out researching how to make costume armor. Some great resources for me included: Punished Props and the foam armoring books by Bill Doran … Read more

Sully and Mike Couple Costume

Sully and Mike Couple Costume

Making these costumes was one of the most gratifying sewing endeavours of my life! I set out to make Mike and Sully from monsters inc for my boyfriend and I. We decided we would try to make them soft and fluffy as a posed to the hard and less flexible paper mache I usually make … Read more

Family Monster’s Inc. Group Costume

Family Monster's Inc. Group Costume

This family Monster’s Inc. group costume was planned as soon as I knew that I was going to be pregnant during Halloween. I knew I wanted to dress as Mike Wazowski and have my pregnant belly serve a purpose! Also, my daughter was at the perfect age for Boo since she was just beginning to … 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 Growing “UP” Toddler Costume

Awesome Growing "UP" Toddler Costume

As I get older, it seems the days get shorter, and it reminds me of how fast time flies and life passes by. My toddler is Growing “UP” at rapid speed, and every day as I watch him grow I think to myself,  “If I could only have him as a baby for a little … Read more

Awesome DIY Costume: Charlie to CHARL-E –

Awesome DIY Costume: Charlie to CHARL-E -

My son, Charlie, really isn’t into movies as his attention wanes dramatically about halfway through. Pixar’s WALL-E was the exception. Between the space setting and wonderfully emotive characters, he was captivated the whole way through. Shortly after, he asked me if he could be WALL-E for Halloween. Now I had seen store bought costumes before, … Read more

Homemade Woody from Toy Story Costume

Homemade Woody from Toy Story Costume

For my Homemade Woody from Toy Story Costume, I Used red sharpie to create lines and checked Er pattern on a polar fleece jacket. Sewed cow print bandanna into a vest. Used felt to create a sheriff badge. And used pleather for a belt buckle and side gun pouch. He wore jeans and just zipped … Read more

Best Potato Head Costumes Ever

Best Potato Head Costumes Ever

I am known for my sewing and always doing something crazy. I wanted something unique for my sons so I decided to make them Mr. potato head. I used foam backEd fabric and made the shells and then I used craft phone to make all the parts. The parts connected with Velcro and on their … Read more

Toy Army Man Costume for a Boy

Toy Army Man Costume for a Boy

My son chose a toy army man costume to go along with my toy/game theme. We love our school’s Trunk-or-Treat event. This toy army man costume was rather easy to make in general… but did take a LOT of paint and primer! I bought old military style clothing, covered them with primer, and then paint. … Read more