Coolest DIY Poe Dameron and his X-Wing Star Wars Costume

poedameroncostume

It all started when my son wanted to be Poe Dameron.  Then I got to thinking that it would be cool to have an X-Wing to go with his Poe costume.  That’s about as much thought I gave it, other than mentioning it to my son. Right before Halloween he asked when his X-Wing would … Read more

Unique Extraterrestrial Steampunk Cyborg Costume

Extraterrestrial Steampunk Cyborg costume

The Extraterrestrial Steampunk Cyborg costume came about after my mother told me a story about an uncle of mine. He once dressed draped in cans at a Carnival many years ago. Well, I had the desire to try and recreate the exact costume but that did not go well. In my sleep I dreamed of … Read more

Star Wars: Han Solo’s Blaster Costume

Han Solo's blaster costume

With the release of the latest Star Wars movie last December I was reminded of my facination with the series as a kid. I had always been most fascinated with Han Solo’s blaster. So I decided make my version of Han Solo’s blaster costume. For materials: I did not have any overarching plan. Rather, I … Read more

Cool Back To the Future Family Costumes

Cool Back To the Future Family Costumes

This was a labor of love and insanity, but surprisingly not too difficult. the marty costume was mainly things I had (except the vest – which I bought – but its a functional item that can be reused so I didnt feel bad) The Marty costume was mainly things I had, except for the vest, which … Read more

Coolest Darth Vader and Ship Costume

Coolest Darth Vader and Ship Costume

My son is wheelchair bound and loves to participate with other kids. He loves dressing for Halloween. We try to make his costume a spectacular one. This year he wanted to be Darth Vader, so we put on our thinking caps and we built a ship to fit over his wheelchair. That made one little … Read more

Cool Ghost Busters Symbol Costume

Cool Ghost Busters Symbol Costume

I Made this Ghost busters ‘no-ghost’ symbol costume 5 years ago for my son. We first purchased a cheep dollar store hula hoop. Then we cut out cardboard pieces in a circle shape and two long cardboard strips to cover the hoop from both sides (like a sandwich). We made the middle piece the same way … Read more

Coolest Darth Vader Unmasked Costume

Coolest Darth Vader Unmasked Costume

Around 5 years ago I started out on a journey to make a Darth Vader costume that would be as movie accurate as possible. After a lot of research and collecting photos, I set out on my task. One year later and hundreds of hours of sewing, molding, crafting, and a few mishaps I was finally … Read more

Amazing Jillian Holtzmann (2016 Ghostbusters) DIY Costume

Amazing Jillian Holtzmann (2016 Ghostbusters) DIY Costume

After seeing the new Ghostbusters film, I fell in love with the movie and especially with Kate McKinnon’s character, Jillian Holtzmann. She was so unafraid to be herself and her quirkiness (and let’s be real, her gay vibes) were really inspiring to me as a gay woman in science. I love to make my costumes … Read more

Coolest Homemade ET Costume

Coolest Homemade ET Costume

  I’m a LONG time lover of both crochet and Halloween and every year I try to outdo myself from the previous year for my babies! I’m also a die-hard 80s’ kid, it’s forever engrained in my soul! So this year, I went hard for Halloween and freehand crocheted this ET costume for my son! … Read more

Amazing Steampunk Satyr Costume

Amazing Steampunk Satyr Costume

This Steampunk Satyr costume was entirely made by hand! I took my love for fantasy and combined it with my enjoyment for gears and mechanics.  My costume combined Steampunk and Satyr together. Making the Steampunk Satyr Costume Horns: The horns are sculpted/carved from insulation foam and coated with one layer of Worbla.  After they were … Read more

Cool Baby Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Costume

Cool Baby Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Costume

I absolutely love Halloween! I am going a little crazy this year for my baby’s first Halloween. This is costume number 2 for him, and he’s 6-months-old by the way. Since I found out he was a boy I automatically knew he’d be Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for Halloween. I looked to buy it but for … Read more

Cool and Easy Maleficent Homemade Costume

Cool and Easy Maleficent Homemade Costume

My daughter wanted to dress up as Maleficent when she was younger, so I made her this easy Maleficent costume. The wings look amazing and elaborate, yet were so simple to make. I bought two A1 sheets of cardboard.  I then cut out 2 symmetrical wings after marking them out. Then I had to figure … Read more

Coolest DIY Spaceballs Costume

Coolest DIY Spaceballs Costume

For the Barf costume, most of the items can be purchased from Amazon. The jumpsuit, Barf name tag, Barf wig, and tail. Pair it together with a pair of Converse sneakers and some face paint and you are good to go. The construction was only to hot glue the name tag, cut a small hole … Read more

Cool Terminator Costume Endoskeleton

Cool Terminator Costume Endoskeleton

This idea came to me after Terminator Genisys and looking for other Endo costumes, which none did it any justice. So I decided to challenge myself and go a step further on this project but mind you, I’m cheap lol. I hate spending money on costume so I usually go with cardboard on my costumes and … Read more

Coolest BB-8 Star Wars Costume

Coolest BB-8 Star Wars Costume

Hello my name is Richard Evans. My wife and I built this costume from scratch using paper mache for our three year old daughter. Her name is Adela. Adela’s costume was inspired by the new Star Wars movie. A week before the decision was made on the costume choice we had just finished the whole … Read more

Mom and Son Cardboard Robot Costumes

Mom and Son Cardboard Robot Costumes

I made these cardboard robot costumes because my son decided he wanted to be a robot for Halloween. Since he’s still little I wanted to dress up the same as him. I first looked online to see if I could purchase a costume, but nothing seemed nice enough. I then decided to make our costumes … Read more

Cool Pinata Chewbacca Costume

Cool Pinata Chewbacca Costume

Presenting Piñata Chewbacca costume… Every year I tend to go a bit overboard with Halloween. Not in the Halloween sense of the word but with a Halloween costume. Ive been to San Diego and New York Comic Con quite a few times and Ive always been fascinated with the cosplay. The craftsmanship, attention to detail, … Read more

Doctor Who Alien Family Costumes

Doctor Who Alien Family Costumes

Clockwork Droid, from episode “Girl in the Fireplace” The mask used to be a V for vendetta mask and has been turned into the droid style, porcelain, victorian mask. I used air drying clay to reshape the features, paper macheed over top to hold the clay in place, crackle paint over that then dabbed with coffee to … Read more

Coolest Ever Darth Star and AT-ST Couple Costume

Coolest Ever Darth Star and AT-ST Couple Costume

AT-ST, Kevin’s Perspective: With the new movie due out in December my wife and I wanted to dress up as something Star Wars related for Halloween.  I initially wanted to dress up as one of the large 4 legged AT-AT walkers but realized that to do it right it would involve 2 people and my … Read more

Cool DIY Robot Costume

Cool DIY Robot Costume

This costume is a remake of a previous one I had made for a Halloween party. The first one was great to look at, but tough to wear. This one is more flexible, and lighter in weight. The bulk of the panels are plastic serving dishes from weight watcher meals. There is something wonderful about … Read more

Coolest Homemade Captain Rex Costume for 10-Year-Old

Coolest Homemade Captain Rex Costume for 10-Year-Old

My family is pretty crazy about Halloween costumes, so the kids need to decide on their costumes early to give me enough time to build them.  Luckily, my 10 year old son had his heart set on a Star Wars Clone Wars theme for quite a while.  I think he has seen every episode of … 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

Awesome Back to the Future Costume

Awesome Back to the Future Costume

Coming from a family that always made handmade costumes, creating homemade costumes runs in my blood. This year was the first time I would celebrate Halloween outside my home as I am a freshmen in Cleveland Institute of Art. I traveled from sunny Miami, FL to cold and rainy Cleveland, OH. Besides being in a … Read more

The Lava Queen and Her Guard Alien Couple Costumes

The Lava Queen and Her Guard Alien Couple Costumes

Ever since I was little, I have enjoyed watching sci-fi movies. Especially those that included aliens. I always wanted to come up with my own alien species and this year for Halloween I finally got my chance. Being a sophomore in college studying biology makes it hard to find free time. But Halloween is important … Read more