Homemade Venom Costume Made by a 6-Year Old Boy

Homemade Venom by a 6-year old boy

Homemade Venom Costume with my 6 year-old son. I have been making my son’s Halloween costumes since he was 1. He has been a Lion in a circus tent (1), Bob the builder and his friend Lofty (2), Pokémon Go Trainer (3), Dragon turning into Elsa (4), and Rocket Raccoon piggybacking off of Groot (5). … Read more

Coolest Homemade Vacuum Cleaner Costume – This Costume Doesn’t Suck!

This Costume Doesn't Suck!

It doesn’t suck literally or figuratively. The literal not sucking is a compromise of my 4-year old son’s original vision of having a vacuum costume that could even suck up candy when trick-or-treating. He settled on a backpack where he could pretend play that the candy got vacuumed. He was thrilled with the result and … Read more

Fun Couple Costume: Alien and Tourist Shot in Area 51

Shot in Area 51 but still saw them aliens

When the Storm Area 51 event landed on my Facebook feed like thousands of planes landed in Paradise, Nevada’s McCarran Airport on September 20, 2019, I knew I had to do something about it. I’ve been going hard on Halloween since 2014 and my sister since 2015, and this was the first opportunity we had to … Read more

Fun and Easy to Make Dirty Laundry Costume for the Entire Family

Dirty laundry!

Don’t forget to wash your dirty laundry, with Tide detergent, in your very own washer and dryer! All you’ll need is some boxes, white paint (or you can use duct tape), cutting supplies, a clear bowl, some clothes, tape, and if you have a printer you can print all the stuff you see pictured! Or … Read more

Awesome Homemade Shrek and Donkey Costumes – 9 Years in the Making!

Shrek & Donkey - 9 Years in the Making

So I got my wife into Halloween costumes when we first started dating. I had just the year before started working at a company where they took Halloween pretty seriously. Every year there was a work sponsored contest with some pretty significant prize money. Our first year dating, I did American Gothic with her for … Read more

Amazing Lumiere Costume (and his Plumette) from Beauty and the Beast

Lumiere Costume (and his Plumette) from Beauty and the Beast

While watching the newest version of Beauty and the Beast this year, I was struck by the characters and their extravagant costumes (or potential for costumes), specifically those whose character transitioned from houseware to human and vice versa. I knew that I had to make one come alive for myself this Halloween. I studied the … Read more

Cool Rick and Morty Costume with Paper Mache Mask

Rick from Rick and Morty- Paper Mache Mask

The mass production of costumes and clothing these days has a massive impact on the environment. Halloween costumes are typically made with petroleum byproducts which are cheaply made and uncomfortable; two things that sound pretty terrible to me.  Also I’ve always believed the old adage that “a penny saved is a penny earned”. Making my … Read more

Cool Homemade Fortune Teller Costume

Fortune Teller

Like any of my Halloween projects, they always start out easy. This costume was entirely home made. I purchased a large box from Home Depot and it went from there. 1) Reiforced the inside corners of the box 2) painted the entire box black with dollar store paint, painted the bamboo legs black 3) attached … Read more

Classic Rendition of The Addams Family Costumes

Classic rendition of The Addams Family Costumes

I, along with my husband and three children love dressing up for Halloween and here are our Addams Family costumes.  It’s a family tradition! This year we decided to go with a classic, and chose the quirky, creepy, lovable Addams Family! Presenting… Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley (guest starring The Thing) and Wednesday Addams, along with the … Read more

What a Cool DIY Popcorn Costume AND Ceiling Lampshade!

What a Cool DIY Popcorn Costume AND Ceiling Lampshade!

This Popcorn Costume project was easy and fun to create and after it’s few hours of glory, I didn’t have the heart to throw it away, so I just hung it up as a ceiling lampshade in one of our rooms. And, it can be easily taken down and used again next year. The hardest … Read more

Awesome DIY Riveting Rosie From the Jetsons Costume

rosie from the jetsons costume

Halloween is my favorite time of year. When I was thinking about costumes I knew I wanted to be something nostalgic. So I google searched: classic toys, cartoons, foods, music, celebrities, historical events…..just about everything! As I was researching I came across the cartoon The Jetsons. So many fond memories of my childhood on Saturday … Read more

Amazing Homemade Light Up the Night Robot Child Costume

robot child costume

My son is obsessed with robots. My first idea was a classic cardboard box style costume. The problem is he’s two and picky and it had to be comfortable. So I came up with this robot child costume. I got out my clunker of a sewing machine and some stretchy silver fabric and got to … 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

Child’s Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

Child's Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

The hardest part with this Alien Abduction costume was getting my 11-year-old daughter to decide what costume she wanted to be. After hours of browsing with her on this site she finally chose the alien abduction costume and we were set to go. After collecting the necessary items which took more time than actually constructing … Read more

Coolest Homemade Costumes: Mini Ripley and Fluffy the Xenomorph

So here’s me in my scratch-built EVA foam Xenomorph costume, and my daughter in her mini Ripley get up. The rifle is foam and the back of an old Ikea cabinet. We wanted to do something a little different and, well, we’re both big (well, she isn’t that big) kids. The costumes and props themselves … Read more

“I AM GROOT!”: Coolest DIY Groot Costume

DIY Groot Costume

I just knew when I saw the movie “Guardians  Of The Galaxy,” that I had to try to make a DIY Groot costume! DIY Groot Costume Construction Making the Groot Costume Head I began with the head and a plastic coffee can. I added foam and began to add and shape foam to make his … Read more

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

Hilarious Homemade HeiHei Costume from Moana

This Hilarious HeiHei costume from Moana is one of our family’s favorite movie characters. We work really hard every year to create wonderful lasting memories for our children and our grandchildren.We started taking our entire family to Disney World for their Halloween party 2 years ago when our granddaughters were 3 and 1 years old. … 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

Coolest and Cheapest DIY Claw Machine Costume In Town

DIY Claw Machine Costume

My son ran up to me and said “MOM! I want to be a claw machine for Halloween”. I gave him quite the look and then thought in my head “that would be really cool, I can do it!” We searched on Pinterest for ideas but I wanted it to look his own – not … Read more

Coolest Recycled DIY Dragon Princess Costume

Dragon Princess

This was a hard one everything but the kitchen sink in here. Most of it was recycled from a dumpster. A lot of foam like would be used in a sofa. I started with crutches and curved them around the body. Then I re-enforced with 2×4’s the neck has a sewer pipe and  boards in … Read more

The Cabin in the Woods DIY Couple Costume

DIY couple costume

The Brains Behind our DIY Couple Costume I have a rule for Halloween. I like to keep it traditional and dress up as something scary or at least scaryish (whether it is Jason Vorhees or Corpse bride…basically, I avoid a ‘mean girls’ outfit at all costs). So year after year, I’m getting closer and closer … Read more