Cool Wall-E Costume for a Toddler Boy

Cool Wall-E Costume for a Toddler Boy

To make this Wall-E costume, I started with a box and added foam, a combination of furniture foam and sheet foam. For the head, I shaped a block of foam and added sheet foam for details. I printed the eyes out, glued onto sheet foam, then fit them inside two plastic magnifying glasses. I used … Read more

Awesome Boo Toddler Costume

Awesome Boo Toddler Costume

I put a fair share of thought into what I wanted to do for my daughter’s Halloween costume this year. Her first Halloween she was only six months old so she couldn’t really experience Halloween as she could barely crawl. This year she is eighteen months old and running all over the place. So, I … Read more

Awesome Life-Sized Mr. Potato Head Costume

Awesome Life-Sized Mr. Potato Head Costume

My son wanted a costume that he could be “hidden” in. We saw a different Mr. Potato Head costume and he loved the idea. I purchased a yoga exercise ball on Craigslist to use for the body and inflated a punching balloon for the head. I taped them together and then Saran Wrapped them together, making … Read more

Last Minute Russell From UP Costume

Last Minute Russell From UP Costume

For our high school’s annual spirit day dress up, one of my best friends and I decided to put together a couple costume but had a hard time thinking of something that could be prepared within three days. We then decided to dress up as characters in UP, since most parts of the costume can … Read more

Homemade Up Characters – Russell and Carl Couple Costume

Homemade Up Characters - Russell and Carl Couple Costume

Halloween is a big deal for us :)  Each year we have a few parties to attend and we like to have a different costume for each one and no repeats!  This year we were the Exorcist, Pixar/Disney’s UP and the Day of the Dead.  This is our version of the movie UP characters.  Russell … Read more

Cool Finding Nemo Costumes

Cool Finding Nemo Costumes

To make these Finding Nemo costumes, we bought simple tank tops and decorated them with paint, glitter glue and lots of sparkles. The headbands were a last minute addition, to create the fish eyes. Super easy just gluing foam balls and painting on the eye balls. The fins were the hardest part but we ended … Read more

Homemade Kevin and Russell Adult Couple Costume

Homemade Kevin and Russell Adult Couple Costume

My boyfriend and I decided that we wanted to be the characters from “Up”. Initially, I was going to be Russell and he was going to be Mr. Fredricksen, but I changed my mind and decided to make a last minute Kevin costume two days before Halloween! A lot of the materials that we used … 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

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Homemade Couple Costume

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Couple Costume

This is our family trick-or-treat – for the local food pantry every year to help out those families in need (we have been doing this for many years). Each year I come up with a new theme and then I hand sew each of the costumes we wear because its just another way of saying thank … Read more

Just Sexy Enough (but not too risky) Buzz Lightyear Costume

Just Sexy Enough (but not too risky) Buzz Lightyear Costume

Ok guys, (or should I say Gal’s) ;) here are the amazing yet quite simple ingredients for this FIERCE, FUN, RIDICULOUSLY COLORFUL costume: white long sleeved dress $13 from Forever 21, kids wing pack $19.99 @ Party City, white toe-in ladies tights $6 from Target, and bright green Tutu $6 from the amazing Amazon.com (be … Read more

Coolest Interactive Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Costumes

Coolest Interactive Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Costumes

This year, we chose to create Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head costumes with the added fun of making them interactive. This is how we created the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Costumes: Make potato shapes with brown material mounted on batting (we spray mounted micro suede to it!). All the parts were made of felt, … Read more

Cool Monsters Inc. Mike Wazoski Toddler DIY Costume

Cool Monsters Inc. Mike Wazoski Toddler DIY Costume

Mike Wazoski is watched a lot around here. My 2 year old loves Disney Monsters, Inc and Monsters University. We asked what he wanted to be this year for Halloween, and he chose Mike! This was a difficult costume to make. I wanted my son to look the part, but I also had to think … Read more

Mr. Frederickson from Disney Up Toddler Costume

Mr. Frederickson from Disney Up Toddler Costume

My 15 month old’s favorite movie is the Disney movie, Up, so we knew we had to dress him as old man Mr. Carl Frederickson! He has the perfect comb-over hair style that matches Mr. Frederickson’s so well! This was a great DIY costume because we had some of the pieces on hand. He had … Read more

Completely Homemade Incredibles Couple Costume

Completely Homemade Incredibles Couple Costume

My husband is absolutely the personification of Mr. Incredible, right down to being an Insurance Broker! We love Halloween and are sticklers for authenticity with our costumes, so these were hand sewn and replicated, right the last detail. I sewed the outfits and he handmade the crests. We were treated like celebrities, it was amazing! … Read more

Cutest Little Old Man Costume for a Toddler

Cutest Little Old Man Costume for a Toddler

This is my son “old man Charlie”! When deciding on a costume this seemed like a natural choice. His wardrobe is already pretty old man like (lots of cardigans) and we had the glasses – all we needed was a walker and mustache! He hates to wear his glasses, and he’s never worn a mustache … Read more

Feminine Sea Anemone Halloween Costume

Feminine Sea Anemone Halloween Costume

My name is Marianna. I’m featured here in my sea anemone Halloween costume. Originally I was surfing through images on the web for a starfish costume idea. I stumbled upon a couple of costume photos of sea anemones and I was sold on this creative costume concept. I loved how people used long balloons for tentacles, but wanted to add … Read more

Sexy Homemade Slinky Dog Costume – from Toy Story

Sexy Homemade Slinky Dog Costume - from Toy Story

I loved how unique this costume was, and I was asked how I thought of this idea throughout the night. I thought this costume would be more difficult than it was to make. I am sure that by purchasing the right color top and bottoms, people can make this costume without sewing a thing. First, … Read more

Coolest Adult Mike Wazowski Costume

Coolest Adult Mike Wazowski Costume

To start this journey, I got a 65 cm exercise ball to construct the body and a punch balloon to make the head/hat section. After the balloons were blown up, I started to paper mache. I made the mixture by using one part flour and five parts water (For one layer, I found that 1/2 … Read more

DIY Wall-E and E.V.E. Costumes for the Happiest Kids Ever!

DIY Wall-E and E.V.E. Costumes for the Happiest Kids Ever!

Every year we creative loonies have the challenge of coming up with original and fun Halloween costumes.  Once we have children, that tradition gets passed down to them (whether they fully appreciate it or not.)  Thankfully, I have a 4 year old daughter who genuinely seems to love crazy costumes, and definitely loves being unique.  … Read more

Fast and Easy Toy Story Jessie Costume

Fast and Easy Toy Story Jessie Costume

My 12 year old niece Cassandra is wearing the costume. We got a white long sleeve button shirt and painted it with yellow fabric paint. Then with red puff paint, made red swirls. On the blue jeans we sewed cow print material as chaps. For the arm cuffs we got yellow foam squares and cut … Read more

Bonding with Grandpa: Homemade Up Couple Costume

Bonding with Grandpa: Homemade Up Couple Costume

This year we got the family involved in the costume making fun. Creating Russell’s costume was a bit more painstakingly tiresome than rummaging through my grandfather’s closet to find brown slacks, but hand painting each badge was worth it in the end. The sash was cut and sewn out of brown fabric found at a … Read more

Fully Functional Mr. Potato Head Costume

Fully Functional Mr. Potato Head Costume

We’ve over the years amassed a pretty large collection of Potato Head parts which our youngest daughter loves to play with so we thought it would be neat to make her a Mr. Potato Head costume for Halloween.  Of course what’s the point of having a giant Mr. Potato head if you can’t play with … Read more