Pixar’s UP Themed DIY Costumes

Pixar's UP Themed DIY Costumes

Here are our Pixar Up costumes: For Kevin we cut out individual feathers (about 300 of them) out of felt and glued them to a structure that we carved out of floral cones. We then fit the cone through the hood of a sweatshirt allowing it to stand straight up. Then we covered the sweatshirt … Read more

Cute and Easy “Up” Costume for a Toddler

Cute and Easy "Up" Costume for a Toddler

With little money and this being my son’s first Halloween it was stressful trying to think of a costume. I was thinking what would interest him enough that he wouldn’t take it off or cry long enough so we would change him into regular clothes. He is use to wearing church clothes each week, he … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mike Wazowski, Sully, and Boo Family Costumes

Coolest Homemade Mike Wazowski, Sully, and Boo Family Costumes

These costumes were definitely fan favorites! They took a long time for me to make, but were so worth it in the end! I made my Mike Wazowski costume out of spray insulation foam, a giant beach ball, a men’s 6XL tee shirt, Styrofoam, paint, and felt. I made my daughter’s Boo costume out of … Read more

Monsters Inc Family Costume

Monsters Inc Family Costume

Each year our family does a haunted house for the trick or treaters.  This past year we chose Monsters Inc.  Each year the kids suggest this theme but because the costumes are not available we have pushed them towards another idea.  I finally bit the bullet and started sewing. After many, many weeks I built … Read more

Cool Homemade Costumes for Kids: Characters from Disney’s “Up”

Cool Homemade Costumes for Kids: Characters from Disney's "Up"

Halloween is this mom’s opportunity to use my creativity. My boys and I always brainstorm early, and this time we came up with these cool homemade costumes for kids: The characters from UP. Starting with my oldest son, he was Mr. Fredrickson. We shopped at the thrift store for a blazer and dress pants. Bought … Read more

Coolest Toy Story Homemade Family Costume

Coolest Toy Story Homemade Family Costume

My daughter chose the theme for this year’s costumes.  She came up with the Toy Story theme, and wanted my husband to be Zurg, for me to be Jessie, herself as Buzz, and my youngest daughter as Woody.  We already had the Buzz wings, but I set out to order the material, and construct the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Disney Up Family Costume

Coolest Homemade Disney Up Family Costume

My husband is a bit of a robot, he never cries not even when he watched me give birth to our children. However I made him sit down and watch the movie UP one night and he let the water works flow.  I cry everytime I watch that movie but wanted to know what about … Read more

Coolest Carl from Up Paper Mache Costume

Coolest Carl from Up Paper Mache Costume

I used a box, paper Mache, faux fur (hair), paint, paint sticks (frame for glasses), electrical tape, chicken wire, wire cutters, masking tape, Styrofoam balls (eyes), and went to a thrift store for the outfit. To start I found a big box enough to fit over my head and rest on my shoulders. A box … Read more

Coolest Hot Air Balloon UP Carl Costume

Coolest Hot Air Balloon UP Carl Costume

As a parent with two young children, I don’t get out very much. By some miracle (or a very well timed visit by Grandpa) my wife and I were able to sneak out for a few hours to attend a Halloween party at the local bowling alley which was having a costume contest. Problem was … Read more

Toy Story Group Costume: Buzz, Woody, and Evil Emperor Zurg

Toy Story Group Costume: Buzz, Woody, and Evil Emperor Zurg

My best friend and I wanted to do a costume together so we decided to do Buzz and Woody.  Problem.  What will my boyfriend be?  He wanted to participate.  Obviously he has to be Evil Emperor Zurg!  Buzz and Woody’s costumes were pretty simple, it was Zurg who took the most time. Buzz – This … Read more

Cool Toddler Boo Costume

Cool Toddler Boo Costume

I got the idea for my daughter to be “Boo” while watching Monsters Inc with my daughter and nephews in the spring. The original idea being that they would all be characters from the movie. But as time passed on, true to form, the boys decided they wanted to be Super Heroes. My daughter though, … Read more

Coolest Buzz Lightyear Costume for Preschooler

Coolest Buzz Lightyear Costume for Preschooler

My son Ezra asked for a Buzz Lightyear costume, and once I was convinced he wasn’t going to change his mind, I started working on it the first weekend in October.  I decided a few elements that were going to be essential to achieve the look I wanted were an oval-shaped spacesuit, creating a “laser” … Read more

Group Toy Story Halloween Costumes

Group Toy Story Halloween Costumes

This is a group that works at an elementary school so the theme had to be kid friendly. We had a lot of fun with these Toy Story Halloween costumes! The start To start, we all bounced ideas off one another and decided how to do certain costumes. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Mr. Potato … Read more

Homemade Carl and Russell Couple Halloween Costume

Homemade Carl and Russell Couple Halloween Costume

The adventure began when we decided we were going to Mickey’s Halloween party at Disneyland. (Oct. 21 2013), dressed up. If you go to Disney we thought we should do a Disney character couple. I’m a big guy so we wanted it to look good and fitting. When we first got married all those years ago I could … Read more

Homemade Cardboard Box Halloween Wall-E Costume

Homemade Cardboard Box Halloween Wall-E Costume

I used different kind of cardboard boxes, yellow, silver, gold and black paint,  a lot of tape, bottle caps, 3 LED lights (on eyes and at the front), bicycle helmet, gloves, Velcro. Front can be open up and close (I used Velcro) and my son collected there his sweets. My son collected twice as much candy on Halloween night than … Read more

Sexy Ballerina Buzz Lightyear Costume

Sexy Ballerina Buzz Lightyear Costume

Ever since our trip to Disney World earlier in September, my kid was fixed on being Woody from Toy Story for Halloween this year. Since my kid is 4, he wanted me to dress up as Buzz Lightyear. I remember sitting at my desk attempting to do my nightly homework when I took my pencil … Read more

Coolest Homemade Francesco Bernoulli Costume from Disney’s Cars

Coolest Homemade Francesco Bernoulli Costume from Disney's Cars

Leave it to my son to choose the 3rd or 4th main character in the Disney Cars movie.  The sequel, no less.  My four year old Jonathan wanted to be Francesco Bernoulli, the indy type race car from Cars 2, so away we went.  We started with some sketches, some cardboard, some masking tape, some … Read more

Coolest Celia, Boo and Sully Costumes Mom and Daughter

Coolest Celia, Boo and Sully Costumes Mom and Daughter

I have a 2 year old daughter who everyone told me she should be Boo from Monsters Inc. The plan was Daddy be Sully, Mommy to be Celia and Aya to be Boo with a Mike Wazowski doll that I made out of an old t-shirt and felt. We watched Monsters Inc.  over and overt … Read more

Homemade Jessie Costume for a Teen Girl

Homemade Jessie Costume for a Teen Girl

My cousin and I decided we would go as woody and Jessie for Halloween(even though she decided to go as Miley Cyrus instead). I found the shirt and the jeans at a thrift store. I bought yellow fabric and cow print fabric and hot glued them on. I used puff paint for the designs on … Read more

Cool Homemade Toy Story Family Costume

Cool Homemade Toy Story Family Costume

We dress up with a family theme every Halloween.  This was our best ever.  My three kids, Andrea age 3 was “Buzz”, Charlotte age 7 was “Jessie”, and Molly age 5 was the skinniest “Hamm” ever.  My husband Andre is “Woody”, and our sweet au pair Christin, from Germany, was “Bo Peep”.  But the most … Read more

Cool Carl and Russell from Up Couple Halloween Costume

Cool Carl and Russell from Up Couple Halloween Costume

We decided on the costume after watching the movie and trying to come up with a fun and loveable costume that hopefully nobody else would wear out this Halloween. All of the clothes  for both costumes we either had or borrowed from friends. A few things we had to make like the flag with paper … Read more

Cute Boo Toddler Halloween Costume

Cute Boo Toddler Halloween Costume

I got the idea to make my daughter a Boo costume from the movie Monsters Inc because my son wanted to be Mike Wazowski and I thought it would be cute to stick to the Monsters Inc theme. I had never sewn anything before making this costume. I literally taught myself to sew from watching … Read more

Cutest Mike Wazowski Costume for a Boy

Cutest Mike Wazowski Costume for a Boy

One of my son’s favorite movies is Monsters Inc & Monsters University & his absolute favorite color is green, so I was inspired to make him a Mike Wazowski Halloween costume. Only one problem: I didn’t know how to sew! So I dusted our hand me down sewing machine off from the shelf and got … Read more