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

Coolest Homemade Crocheted Predator Costume

Crocheted Predator

I am totally obsessed with crocheting and making beautiful outfits for birthdays and holidays. I have been crocheting for the last 6-7 years and it has become a tradition for me to make costumes for my kids every Halloween. I am always amazed at the different characters I can recreate using just a bag full … Read more

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

Luke Skywalker Costume: Jedi Training with Master Yoda

This Luke Skywalker costume took some time to make, but I am very proud how it turned out and made on a budget. I won a costume contest at a local bar and received tons of attention with many compliments! Yoda stole the show of course, but the rest of the costume is still very elaborate as … Read more

Cool Moana Group Costume

Moana Family Costumes

My daughters are obsessed with Moana and since this was our first year trick or treating, I decided to go all out and a create a Moana group costume for the family It all began with hei hei, my youngest daughter’s costume. I took a white onsie and sewed a “tail” on with a piece … Read more

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Classy DIY Alien Queen Costume

Movie monsters of the 1980’s and 90’s have been a huge influence on my personal artwork, and I wanted to make something BIG that I could use for both Halloween and Comic Con.  The Alien Queen, from “Aliens 2,” is savage and frightening, but also had a lot of potential to be elegant.  When I … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume

The Homemade Ghostbusters Logo Halloween Costume is made of foam, fleece, felt and stuffing. The Back disc is made from 4-24″ x 24″ 2″ foam pieces cut to make 4 pie pieces. These are then connected by hot glue and spray adhesive to make the whole disc. It is covered with black felt. The outer … Read more

Awesome Homemade Star Wars Inspired Dog Costume

I came up with the idea for this costume during the halloween parade at tompkins square park a year ago. I decided to make my dog both the X-Wing and the pilot. I have recently gotten into 3D printing and design so this project would put my newly found skills to the test. The first … Read more

Awesome DIY Cyborg Costume – Locutus of Borg ( MODDED v6.0 )

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Hello, My name is Kenny, and I’ve always been a huge fan of technology! I’ve always been good with wires. I have thousands of random wires I’ve collected throughout the years which definitely came in quite handy with this cyborg costume. Star Trek The Next Generation movie series has a race of cybernetic organisms call Borg. … 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 Steampunk Ursula Costume is Making Waves

steampunk ursula costume

This creation of this Steampunk Ursula costume has been filled with a lot of firsts. From leather and metal working, to playing with UV lighting and reactive paint. To creating a voice activated light up seashell. And even making two sets of tentacles – one from pool noodles, the other from toy snakes and wire. … 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

Coolest Lion Hunter Halloween Costume

The Lion King shows his big Prize to you!

This Safari Hunter had a Lion who actually Hunted her and now he carry’s his prize around to show everyone! Creepy! THE STORY: Okay, so it was my first time to go out Safari hunting for a lion in Africa. I didn’t have much luck my first few days. I saw lions but no clear … Read more

Scariest DIY Horror Movie Characters for a Family Costume

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For our annual Halloween party, we needed a family themed costume. We wanted to do something a little different and came up with each of us being iconic horror movie characters (keep in mind our kids had no clue who these characters were!). My goalie son just had to be Jason and my daughter with … Read more

The Force Awakens Family Star Wars Homemade Costumes

family star wars costume

For our homemade costumes, I was determined to dress up as Rey From Star Wars The Force Awakens . From there, I managed to talk each member of the family into dressing in theme with other characters from the movie. My daughter was the easiest as she loves to dress up as robots. (She was … Read more

Cutest DIY Halloween Star Wars Costumes for Kids: Ewok and Leia

halloween star wars costumes

My kids love Star Wars, and when we were watching Return of the Jedi, my son declared he wanted to be an Ewok for Halloween. So, we needed to create these Halloween Star Wars costumes for both of our kids. Making our Halloween Star Wars Costumes I bought brown fur fabric at a local craft/fabric … Read more

Punniest Homemade Funny Couple Costume Ideas

funny couple costume ideas

My fiancee and I love doing fun, punny costumes, so this seemed like a no-brainer for us. These funny couple costume ideas were Han Solo Cups and Princess Lei-a. Han Solo Cups Costume For Han Solo Cups, I did a lot of brainstorming on how I was going to combine the two ideas in a … Read more

Easy Homemade R2D2 Costume for a Child

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We bought a navy blue collapsible laundry hamper from Walmart and some white spray paint and a roll of blue painters tape. While watching the star wars movies we marked off where the blue panels were on r2, and taped over them. Then spray painted the whole thing white. When it was dry we cut … Read more

Awesome Homemade 9 Costume With Detailed DIY Instructions

9 costume

When I finally decided that I would make a 9 costume, I was a bit nervous about it. I like to pick characters that I think will be fun and challenging. But when I shared my idea with some family and friends, I was shocked that nobody knew who 9 was. I was afraid that … Read more

Amazingly Adorable DIY Pink Robot Costume

Char-Bot 2000

Our 4 year old, Charlotte, asked to be a robot for Halloween. My husband said, challenge accepted! We made the costume out of cardboard boxes. Used some duct tape to get the shape we wanted. The arms and legs are made of flexible dryer vent. The pink shoe covers are made of knee pads from … Read more

Awesome Homemade Futurama Bender Costume

bender costume

My 9 year old son was determined to have a Bender costume for Halloween. In addition, he had a lot of input as to how he wanted his costume designed. It took approximately 15 to 20 hours to make over a two month period. Bender made his debut in the Atlanta Five Points Halloween Parade, … Read more

Coolest DIY Ghostbusters Costumes for Halloween

Ecto goggles on!

My twins love everything Ghostbusters, so, their costume choice was a no brainer!  I used a white sweatsuit dyed with fabric dye.  (This took several tries and I ended up with a lot of different pairs of pants in varying shades of pink!) The “proton packs” are made from boxes with odds and ends attached … Read more

Coolest Family Star Wars Costumes for Halloween

star wars costumes for halloween

Idea for Star Wars Costumes for Halloween After seeing the movie “The Force Awakens” my older daughter knew she wanted to dress up as Rey. So, we all decided to go with Star Wars costumes for Halloween! Making the Princess Leia Costume I made Leia’s robe by first making a loose pattern on an old … Read more