Coolest Homemade Avatar and Banshee Costumes

Best homemade Avatar and banshee

For the Banshee: I carved the head out of foam and molded eyes with wood putty. I made the long ears with AC covering and wire. Then I painted and used nail polish over the eyes for a gloss. I bought a motorcycle helmet and shoulder pads from OfferUp to attach the wings and head … Read more

Cool DIY Spaceballs Family Costume


My family and I are avid Spaceballs fans. We were thrilled to have our boys wear these costumes. We thoroughly enjoyed scouring secondhand shops and craft stores for the perfect clothing, fabric, and accessories. We dedicated a significant amount of time to researching, shopping, cutting, gluing, applying makeup, and so forth, but in the end, … Read more

Cool Wilson and Chuck Couple Costume from the Movie Castaway

Wilson and Chuck

My husband and I dressed up as characters from Castaway. My husband was Chuck (played by Tom Hanks) and I was Wilson (played by a volleyball). Wilson started as an inflatable ball and after 6 layers of newspapers, glue, and flour, and lots of paint, it ended up as my costume. My husband wore a … Read more

Baby Doc and Dad Marty Costumes from Back to the Future

Doc and Marty from Back to the Future

Our 9-month-old son, Marty McFly, and I, Doc Brown, embarked on an unforgettable Halloween adventure inspired by my all-time favorite movie, Back to the Future. As a lifelong DeLorean enthusiast, I had always dreamed of owning one, and with the arrival of our first child, the time was ripe to make that dream a reality … Read more

Coolest Homemade Cardboard Robot Costume

Cool Cardboard Robot Costume with Lights

I started this cardboard robot costume with my son’s wish to be a robot, with a H&M box, masking tape and his Robot drawings. I cut out front and back panels and using my 8 year old size as the guidelines for sizes and measurements. Then, I taped the insides with masking tape until I … Read more

Uplifting Ghostbusters Logo Costume for Cancer Patient

Uplifting Ghostbuster Logo Costume for Cancer Patient

I was recently diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and while having many tests, a surgery and treatment meetings with radiation and chemo doctors, I was waiting for my chemo start date and trying to take my mind off what was one of the most terrifying times in my life. My mom and step-dad had come out … Read more

Awesome DIY Alien Infestation Costume

Alien Infestation Costume

This year, on Halloween, I wasn’t quite myself; an otherworldly creature crawled beneath my skin—and could be seen bursting out of certain parts of it! My costume creation, called “Alien Infestation,” took about 3 weeks to bring to extraterrestrial life, and I had a blast expanding my special effects makeup skills during the process. When … Read more

Cool Homemade Oola the Twi’lek Costume from Return of the Jedi

Cool Homemade Oola the Twi'lek Costume from Return of the Jedi

I have always loved the original Star Wars trilogy. But as a woman, if you wanted to dress as someone from the movies, you were generally stuck with two options: Princess Leia in regular clothes or Princess Leia in slace gear. Not my thing. I decided to try making a costume of Oola the Twi’lek … Read more

Coolest Homemade Costume from Spaceballs: Dark Helmet

Coolest Homemade Costume from Spaceballs: Dark Helmet

As a huge Mel Brooks fan, I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite movies: Spaceballs. It was time consuming, but pulled it off. I went to Menards to get a giant planter when I found the laundry bin. I then needed to get the safety mask and some black spray paint. I … Read more

Awesome Handmade Queen Amidala Halloween Costume

Awesome Handmade Queen Amidala Halloween Costume

In May of 1999 something happened that no person thought would for a good 19 years.  Many had gone to a crappy movie (Wing Commander) just to see a preview.  With promises to enchant us beyond imagination after, we waited in lines.  One to get tickets and another when it came time to get into the theater.  The audience … Read more