Whimsical Homemade Mad Hatter Costume

Whimsical Homemade Mad Hatter

Here’s my handmade Mad Hatter Costume.  The only thing store bought was the wig.  I love any character that Johnny Depp plays! I made the hat out of a cardboard box and sewed fabric on the interior and exterior.  The jacket I bought at a thrift shop and added the sleeve ruffles and the bird … Read more

Coolest Ursula the Glitzy Sea With Costume

Ursula the glitzy sea witch

Ursula is my favorite Disney villain of all time and I wanted to embody her spirit in my own way this Halloween. Ursula and I have similar figures and (sometimes) personalities so it was only right to dress up as her. Until recently, I never knew how to sew and eventually taught myself enough to … Read more

Coolest Beauty and the Beast Couple Costume

Belle of the Ball and her Beast Couple Costume

Let’s just start by saying that the reactions our Belle of the Ball and her Beast couple costume got was well worth the energy it took to put them together. We were invited to attend a party around here called the witches ball, we had never been and have only known about it since someone we knew … Read more

Awesome DIY Comic-Con Apocalyptic Exo Suit Costume

exo suit costume

I built this huge exo suit costume by myself out of scraps and on a tight budget over. The suit is made of card, foam, little bit of wood and lots of glue. Also I made wooden stilts that were difficult to walk in at first. But I’ve perfected them now and can walk a … Read more

Insanely Huge Homemade T-Rex Halloween Costume

t-rex halloween costume

My son comes up with the costume ideas for Halloween, and puts me to work.  So, we made an insanely huge dinosaur T-Rex Halloween costume. It’s hard to see how huge it was from the pictures. It stands about 8 or 9 feet tall, 4 1/2 feet wide, and 16 feet long. Making the T-Rex … Read more

Homemade Crowd-Stopping, Light-Up DJ Pikachu Pokemon Costume

pikachu pokemon costume

My 2016 Halloween DJ Pikachu Pokemon costume idea came to me in July with the release of the popular game Pokemon Go!  Growing up I watched the Pokemon cartoon, and with all the hype of Pokemon Go it inspired me to create a Pokemon themed costume! I knew from the start I wanted to be … Read more

Creepiest Homemade Living Dead Doll Costume

Living Dead Doll costume

Hello, I am a 47 yr old grandmother from Phoenix Arizona. I collect creepy dolls. I have a massive collection of Living Dead Dolls. One of the dolls from Series 32 is named Butcher Boop. She has a fantastic look and I knew I wanted to be her for Halloween this year. She is reminiscent of … Read more

Fun Homemade Furby Costume

furby costume

I absolutely love Furbies and all things 90’s. Since I could not find a Furby costume to buy or rent anywhere, I thought I would try and make one. I wore this for Halloween in Liverpool in England. I had a great response from my friends and other people whilst out. We got stuck in … Read more

Coolest DIY Hocus Pocus Group Costume

hocus pocus group costume

This is me and my two daughters in our Hocus Pocus group costume.  It’s funny we all kind of resemble a Sanderson sister, and my youngest looks eerily like Sarah Jessica-Parker in the right makeup. Hocus Pocus Group Costume: Winnie Green panne velvet under dress with large draping sleeves and a strip of purple down … Read more

Amazingly Cool Homemade Divine Costume From Pink Flamingos

THe costume in all its glory!

I’ve wanted to be Divine from the film Pink Flamingos for many years and this year I decided it was time. I started with the wig. It was originally A POODLE WIG I picked up off Amazon. I combed out the pigtails and reshaped the “bump”. The wig was cut and the roots were added … Read more

Hilarious Homemade Ghost of Jerry Garcia Costume

For the longest time I have wanted to do a twist on the traditional bed sheet ghost costume and here it is…The Ghost of Jerry Garcia. I used white fabric and a tie dye kit for the main part. I bought a Santa wig and beard (and trimmed the beard). I added 2 skeletal hands … Read more

Coolest DIY SpongeBob Halloween Costumes

spongebob halloween costumes

Our family Trick or Treats for the local Food Pantry and I hand make our costumes every year. My daughter loved this show growing up and really wanted to do these SpongeBob Halloween costumes. One of my daughters was SpongeBob, my other daughter was Patrick, I was Mr. Crab and we had our cat dressed as … Read more

Fabulous Homemade Ursula Costume

Ursula costume

I loved The Little Mermaid as a child, and being a plus size gal, I’ve always been drawn to Ursula. I never thought of her as a villain, just the product of her environment. This Halloween, I really wanted to finally wear a “sexy ______” costume and what’s better than a sexy cerulean! Hence, my … Read more

Cool Jack Skellington Costume

Coolest Jack Skellington Costume

My company had a Halloween themed party this year and I was so excited about it. My husband and I debated what we would be this year as he normally doesn’t like to dress up, but he saw my excitement and got into the spirit. Making the Jack Skellington costume After we came up with the idea for the … Read more

Cool Princess Fiona and Shrek Costumes

Cool Princess Fiona and Shrek Costumes

I am always trying to come up with a couples costume where the man is a big bald guy to accommodate my hubby, fortunately, there are plenty to choose from. This year, we went with the Fiona and Shrek costumes. For Fiona, I found the perfect green dress at Unique (a chain of thrift stores) … Read more

Coolest Garbage Pail Kids Group Costume

Coolest Garbage Pail Kids Group Costume

I came up with the idea to do the Garbage Pail Kids costume as a throw-back to my childhood. I started building it, then spread the word among my friends until we had a group. I made all the wigs by sowing thick yarn onto matching beanies. The rest is pretty simple costume making. Basically, … Read more

Coolest DIY Dragon Knight Yu-Gi-Oh Costume

Coolest DIY Dragon Knight Yu-Gi-Oh Costume

The costume I chose to enter is Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight, who is a fusion card in the playable card game, and TV series Yu-Gi-Oh. I have been a huge fan of this fandom forever, so I was really excited when I finally decided to create this costume. It is made out of … Read more

Disney’s Snow White Family Halloween Costume

Disney's Snow White Family Halloween Costume

Each year we do a family Halloween costume theme and this year we chose Snow White! I make all of the costumes or alter them from thrift store finds. I spend months planning and collecting thrift store pieces and fabric that seem like they will be perfect, then I find a way to put them … Read more

Coolest Five Hour Energy Drink Costume

Coolest Five Hour Energy Drink Costume

The costume idea was mine but my daughter helped in making it. I’m kind of known for living a life with the candle burning at both ends. Not much down time. A couple years ago I decided to try 5 Hour Energy drinks. I was drinking maybe 4 of them a week. A couple of … Read more

1950’s Chic Paper Doll Costume

1950's Chic Paper Doll Costume

I knew I wanted to be a doll. I love looking pretty, fabulous, and of course girly. I played around with being barbie and even a sexy blow up doll, but it seemed to have all been done, so I had to think of something different. So the paper doll theme came to my mind! … Read more

Cool DIY Medusa Costume

Cool DIY Medusa Costume

My inspiration for the dress came to me when I was watching the cheesy 80’s movie Clash of the Titans. I had bought the dress from a yard sale earlier this summer. The dress is actually an old wedding dress I found in a yard sale for $8.00, I then used eight cans of cheap … Read more

Out of this World Star Wars Red-5 X-Wing Fighter

Out of this World Star Wars Red-5 X-Wing Fighter

For the past 15 years, I’ve been going to my friends annual Halloween party in Woburn MA. The party attracts anywhere from 200-400 people and each year I have won the “best overall” category which means that after the party, I usually begin thinking about what I want to do the following year to top … Read more

The Adventures of Kool Aid Man

The Adventures of Kool Aid Man

Well it all began when i stumbled across a video of Kool Aid Man (KAM) running down the beach against a bottle of cola. Cola tripped and the victorious KAM basked in his glory as he won the race. I had a beach festival coming up in the next couple of weeks and I thought … Read more