Claw Machine Costume – Clawing my Way to the Top

Claw Machine Costume - Clawing my Way to the Top

I love doing large DIY costumes each year for Halloween. I think they’re way more fun and creative than a store bought costume. Plus, I love the added challenge of trying to figure out how to make my vision a reality. Last year I created a gumball machine costume and wanted to continue with a similar … Read more

The Ruby Dragon – Women’s Costume

The Ruby Dragon - Women's Costume

Being a person who often has body image and self esteem issues Halloween is really my favorite holiday! It is the time of year where I can be whatever or whoever I want and I never get that feeling of ew I look hideous! This costume was supposed to be super easy. Order a dress … Read more

Predator Costume Made of Recycled Parts

Predator Costume Made of Recycled Parts

I made this costume using 100 percent recycled parts. We are talking  foam pillows. Sport shields knee pads shower hose, game console parts  took 3 months to glue paint air brush and tape all made by hand. Many sleepless nights started with a base of black fabric then cut and shaped forty pieces of foam … Read more

Easy Grumpy Cat vs. Nyan Cat Costume for Couples

Easy Grumpy Cat vs. Nyan Cat Costume for Couples

My girlfriend and I wanted to try and do a couples costume that we were sure we weren’t going to see all over the place this Halloween, but would still be somewhat matching and have a good time with, so we picked to be famous internet cat meme’s Grumpy Cat and Nyan Cat. For Grumpy … Read more

DIY Hulk Costume Made from Scratch!

DIY Hulk Costume Made from Scratch!

Hello there!! My name is Trevor and I made an Incredible hulk costume from scratch! I started with a black lycra suit and added pieces of polyurethane foam with a spray adhesive. As I applied them, I used an electric Turkey carver to shape all of the muscles and to contour the foam to my … Read more

Cool Wreck-it Ralph Family Costumes

Cool Wreck-it Ralph Family Costumes

We are Fix it Felix JR, Vanellope Von Schweets and Wreck it Ralph. We are also Jennifer, Daxx and Annika. We love dressing up together every year, this year it was mommys turn to pick, why I chose a nine foot tall man with giant hands who lives in a dump is beyond me! Never the … Read more

Plus Size Bearded Lady Circus Sideshow Costume

Plus Size Bearded Lady Circus Sideshow Costume

For my Plus Size Bearded Lady Circus Sideshow Costume, I wore an old dress and added a feather to my coiffed hair. Got beard last year on clearance from Duck Dynasty costume saved it to create shocking bearded lady. Could build on this costume by adding more people to have a full side show. Cheap … Read more

Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother Plus Size

Cinderella's Fairy Godmother Plus Size

For my Fairy Godmother costume I created a cloak out of a few old shirts and wore a blue dress. Pulled a pink bow from an old prom dress To make neck bow. Wore white wig and made a fairy wand from a dowel and glued on some silver sequins. Very cheap and easy costume … Read more

Hilarious Madea Costume

Hilarious Madea Costume

I came up with the idea for this Madea costume from watching several different Tyler Perry movies. I have been wanting to do it for the past 3 year, but have never succeeded in doing it. Finally this year, I was able to do it. I went to a local thrift store to pick up … Read more

Coolest Alan Garner Hangover Costume

Coolest Alan Garner Hangover Costume

This Alan Garner Hangover costume is very easy to put together, but having the facial hair and physique is key to really take it to the next level. I made this Hangover costume last year and got everything I needed online. You can find the same t-shirt that Alan Garner wears in the movie for about $20 … Read more

Brick Layer and Brick Couple Costume

Brick Layer and Brick Couple Costume

My husband has no time for such silly things as costume ideas, so I have, throughout the years, come up with every ‘Couple Costume’. After having gone through the gambit of : Mother Nature & Father Time; Queen Bee & Killer Bee (One of my favorites, although, sadly no pics.) and all sorts of silly … Read more

Homemade Queen of Hearts Costume

Homemade Queen of Hearts Costume

For my homemade Queen of Hearts costume, I use what I needed and I started with no pattern. I just looked at the picture of the dress and just started to draw out cut and then started to sew. I love to sew and took out a lot of mistakes and resew and it. Took me 3 months … Read more

Cool Adventure Time Group Costume

Cool Adventure Time Group Costume

My friends and I went as some of the popular characters from Adventure Time! We made our costumes from scratch and some base items. I was Breakfast Princess. I sewed the pancake skirt completely from scratch, and sewed the embelishments onto the toast shirt. The headband and belt were made of felt to resemble bacon. … Read more

Awesome Homemade Batgirl Costume

Awesome Homemade Batgirl Costume

I spent a long time in spotlight looking for the right material for this Batgirl costume. I wanted a leather feel for my cape, which I cut into the bat shape. I already had a leather dress which I sewed the bat symbol onto, and I even had made a yellow belt with the bat … Read more

Best Homemade Ursula Costume Ever!

Best Homemade Ursula Costume Ever!

I kind of backed myself into a corner with this costume, since I will forever have trouble topping it! Being a heavy gal, when I watched The Little Mermaid (one of my favorites) with my kids (one 8 year old, and 6 year old triplets) when they were younger, they would identify me with Ursula, … Read more

Last-minute Hobbit Costume for a College Girl

Last-minute Hobbit Costume for a College Girl

As a fan of Lord of the Rings, I enjoy dressing as various characters to go trick-or-treating, as well as to go to the premieres of the movies. I’ve worn this particular costume a lot: two premieres and one Halloween. Basically, it’s just a white peasant blouse, a bustier from Wet Seal, a bustled skirt … Read more

Sassy Tauriel Costume from Lord of the Rings

Sassy Tauriel Costume from Lord of the Rings

Let me start out by saying that I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan. After seeing Desolation of Smaug last year, I thought it would be fun to dress as Tauriel on Halloween. I got a lot of compliments on it (and second place in a costume contest), and it was nice and … Read more

Reagan the Exorcist Halloween Costume

Reagan the Exorcist Halloween Costume

Every year I surprise my family and friends with a costume they don’t expect from me. No one is allowed to know till I reveal it at our annual Family Halloween party. This year, I wanted to pay tribute to the most popular horror movie of all time, and everyone’s biggest fear… ‘The Exorcist’. I … Read more

Homemade 1951 Alice in Wonderland Cartoon Costume for a Woman

Homemade 1951 Alice in Wonderland Cartoon Costume for a Woman

Neurotic? No, no, no! I don’t like that word. I’d say, thorough. Yeah, let’s go with that.  When I decided that I wanted to be Alice it was not even a question that there’d be extensive underpinnings.  I’m nothing if not, well, thorough. First, a lady needs a corset.  I make them professionally so it … Read more

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Coolest Homemade Chunky Monkey Costume

Part 1 – Spoon Hat and Ice Cream: To begin making my Chunky Monkey costume, I found a hoodie hat at the thrift store and covered it with silver fabric that I had on hand. I created the spoon handle with silver fabric, foam, and a wire hanger. I made the ice cream poncho from … Read more

Awesome Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua Group Costume

Awesome Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua Group Costume

Giant Skull Heads with Poncho El Chihuahua We are five grown-ups and our costumes had to show it. So we made them big. As big as we could. Giant. Drawing inspiration from a culture we don’t know much about, visions of pinata makers, kids’ drawings, our long-forgotten arts and crafts education and a skull whiskey … Read more

Lil’ Red Beyonce and the Wolf of Wall Street Costumes

Lil' Red Beyonce and the Wolf of Wall Street Costumes

I think we are all fascinated with the harrowing tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. Personally, I think it is a cool story outside of the usually sexual connotation. FYI- Not everything about Halloween has to be overly sexy, or does it? Hmm, the debate is still in the air … Read more

Homemade 101 Dalmation All-Girl Group Costume

Homemade 101 Dalmation All-Girl Group Costume

For the past 10+ years, Beechland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky has been hosting a Trunk or Treat event for the community. Church members don their costumes and decorate their vehicles for Halloween and then give out candy to children of all ages. In the beginning years of the event, several of the members of … Read more