Coolest Neo from the Matrix Costume

Homemade Neo from the Matrix Costume

For this Neo from the Matrix costume, you’ll need to raid you closet and possibly some of your area thrift stores to make this costume. The good thing is that black is very forgiving so texture and fabric are versatile. You will need a black pair of pants, a long sleeved black shirt, a black … Read more

Coolest Homemade Spaceballs Group Costume

Homemade Spaceballs Group Costume

This year we decided to create a homemade Spaceballs group costume. I was Dot Matrix, my brother was Dark Helmet and my husband was Colonel Sanders. The costumes were all homemade from various products including dryer tubing, plastic planters, kids craft foam and of course duct tape! The Dark Helmet costume was started with a … Read more

Coolest Terminator Costume

Homemade Terminator Costume

Our oldest son is an Arnold fanatic! When he asked to be Terminator, we knew this would have to be a homemade ordeal. So we started our Homemade Terminator Costume with a basic pair of blue jeans, a black belt, a pair of black dress shoes, a black undershirt, and a leather hand-me-down jacket. He … Read more

Coolest Alien Queen Costume

Homemade Alien Queen Costume

I built a Queen from the 1986 James Cameron movie ‘Aliens’. The head was built on a base of foamboard insulation, then used sprayfoam insulation for shapes. The front incorporates a plastic skull from a costume shop, and I used black plastic to make the shiny skin of the head itself and spray painted the … Read more

Easy to Make Robot Costume

Homemade Robot Halloween Costume

I wanted an original costume instead of the stuff my friends were going as. Anyways they were a little to revealing for me. My one friend kept telling me to be a robot but in a joking way. After a while i started thinking about a Robot Halloween Costume and was really into it. I … Read more

Cool Homemade Robot Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Robot Halloween Costume Idea

This homemade robot Halloween costume idea was based on a 1950’s genre. I have included a small box on the front of the robot with a voice changer to make me sound like a robot and many sound effects. There were several lights all over my robot costume. On the top I have a bowl … Read more

Coolest Handmade Robot Costume

Handmade Robot Costume

Last year my daughter and I wanted to make a really cool handmade costume for her and decided a robot was the best way to go. I didn’t know where to start so I went online and found this website which really gave us some great ideas, so I wanted to come back and share … Read more

Coolest Robot Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Robot Unique Halloween Costume Idea

This Robot Unique Halloween Costume Idea is pretty simply engineered from items purchased from your local hardware store and clothing already on hand. Here are the basic supplies: – 1 cardboard box large enough to cover wearer’s torso – 1 package of flexible dryer duct (for adults this may needed to be subbed out for … Read more

Awesome Homemade Avatar Costume

Coolest Homemade Avatar Costume

The Homemade Avatar Costume took a year and three attempts to perfect. I began with a blue lycra bodysuit, and my college textiles department generously gave me a tub of fabric paint that we mixed together to create the right colour, and then my long-suffering friends painted me in the suit in the bathroom while … Read more

Cool Homemade Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Costume

Homemade Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Costume

My name is Vinny and I LOVE Ghostbusters! This is why I asked my grandma to make me this awesome Homemade Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Costume. She made all of the marshmallows for my arms and legs out of stretchy fabric stuffed with cotton. They are like donuts that I put on individually over white … Read more

Coolest Venkman and Zuul from Ghostbusters Costume

Homemade Venkman and Zuul from Ghostbusters Costume

I have never bought a costume. My fiance and I are die hard movie buffs and it seems hard to come up with a good his and her costume. A year before that we dressed up as our “alter egos” a rich man and wife from the 40s. Sadly is seems like adults we know … Read more

Coolest ET Costume


This homemade ET costume was made from a paper mached rugby ball. I did about 3 layers of paper mache and let it dry over night. After it was dry, I cut the ball out from the bottom and backside. I added a piece of cardboard to the front for stability and that helped to … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ghostbusters Costumes

Homemade Ghostbusters Costumes

This year my friends and I were determined to win the costume contest with our group of friends in an annual party that grows every year. Since it is the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters we decided that was a WONDERFUL theme! With the help of a dear friend, I designed and made all the Homemade … Read more

Coolest Homemade Darth Vader Costume

Homemade Darth Vader Costume

I started out just collecting everything I needed for this Homemade Darth Vader Costume. Going to second hand stores for leather clothing items to cut up, hardware stores for screws, lights etc. The only thing that was ready made was my helmet, light saber bought at Walmart for $3.00 and ordinary black winter boots. You … Read more

Coolest Darth Vader Homemade Costume

Homemade Darth Vader Costume

I made this Homemade Darth Vader Costume 2 years ago for Halloween. I always wanted to make my own Darth Vader, and in 2009. I started. It took me 2 months to make it. Everything on this costume is homemade, exept the helmet, I bought it on Chest and belt boxes are light-up. This … Read more

Cool Princess Leia Costume

Princess Leia Costume

My husband and I are HUGE Star Wars fans, so all our kids are stuck being Star Wars characters for their first Halloween. Our first born was Darth Vader. For the twins, I decided to reuse the Vader costume for my son and to make a Princess Leia costume for my baby girl. I made … Read more

Cool Spaceballs Costume

Coolest Spaceballs Costume

Just wanted to say your site inspired me. Found your collection of Lord Helmet costumes and thought “Totally awesome” and “I can do that” so here is my own Spaceballs Costume. Using nothing but a plastic colander, some coat hangers, newspaper, black spray paint and some glue I fashioned a giant Space balls Helmet to … Read more

Coolest T-X Terminator Costume

Coolest T-X Terminator Costume

After countless days… weeks and months I finally decided to go through with my idea of doing T-X/Terminatrix (the female terminator in Terminator 3: rise of the machines). First, was figuring out the essence of the character: T-X was very plain when her “robot” self was not exposed- I decided to mix it up. The … Read more

Coolest Homemade Borg Queen from Star Trek Costume

Homemade Borg Queen from Star Trek Costume

I am obsessive about doing my own costumes for everything, and the one costume I had been putting off until I could do it justice, was the Borg Queen from Star Trek Costume. For the last 11 years, I have dreamed of the moment where I would reach the ability to make that costume. Last … Read more

Coolest Homemade Megabot Costume

Homemade Megabot Costume

I have always wanted to a larger than life costume. I decided to do a robot because the design is wide open and the recent popularity. There are many different styles, shapes, and sizes. I spent several hours looking at different robots online. I then sketched-out my Homemade Megabot Costume. Once the design was finalized, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Steampunk Costume Ideas

Homemade Steampunk Costume Ideas

Me, my husband, and daughter designed our steam-punk costumes. Almost everything for the costumes was purchased at thrift stores. The goggles were purchased at Nappa Auto Parts and spray painted. We took apart four old wind up clocks and some pocket watches for the hats and accessories. The arm bands were made from very small … Read more

Coolest Homemade Robot Costumes

Homemade Robot Costumes

When searching for Homemade Robot Costumes, I grew tired of only silver ones which mostly seem to be made out of tin foil. I was inspired by my son’s robot room decorations from Target and my husband I decided to be robots (much to the delight of our kids). To make the costume, I cut … Read more