Funny Homemade Prince George and Kate Middleton Illusion Costume

Funny Homemade Prince George and Kate Middleton Illusion Costume

I had already bought everything for a different costume – then two weeks before the Halloween party, inspiration struck!  I rummaged through my attic to find some old baby clothes and my baby carrier and I was on my way.  The most difficult part was finding shoes and a dress for a 6’1″ 200 lb. … Read more

Cutest and Easiest Homemade Minion Costume for All Ages

Cutest and Easiest Homemade Minion Costume for All Ages

Minions are so cute! Easy cheap costume idea for all ages!  Yellow hat, socks, shirt, navy blue leggings and apron and black gloves. For the hat I used pipe cleaners and stuck them right through the top! Made the Gru decal on the apron out of felt. The goggles were a little tricky! Purchase cheap glasses from any Dollar … Read more

Baby Bump’s First Costume: Pot o’ Gold at the End of the Rainbow!

Baby Bump's First Costume: Pot o' Gold at the End of the Rainbow!

In early September I was Googling maternity costumes without much luck. I saw plenty of zombie baby parts affixed to bloodied t-shirts and wasn’t feeling it. There were also myriad pictures of women with their cute little bellies painted like the Earth or a basketball or a fishbowl, but these days I’m not really feeling … Read more

Awesome and Topical Costume – Victorian Someecard

Awesome and Topical Costume - Victorian Someecard

Every year I go to a competitive Halloween Party and over time, coming up with new ideas have gotten more and more difficult.  This year, I thought of the most amazing costume and dressed up as a Someecard.  You know, those images you see on Facebook where an image like a Victorian lady or 80’s … Read more

Creepy Ventriloquist Doll Costumes

Creepy Ventriloquist Doll Costumes

I make my kids their costumes every year. This year’s theme was something creepy and they decided on dolls and I got to thinking Ventriloquists!! They loved the idea and I went with it. They were both pretty easy. For her dress I used black and white gingham fabric and some lace and a big … Read more

Best DIY Minion Costume Ever!

Best DIY Minion Costume Ever!

“Bee do bee do bee do!  Baboi! Baboi! Mom, I want to be a Minion for Halloween!!” ecstatically exclaimed my eight-year-old middle guy. For this child to actually WANT to be anything for Halloween is just shy of amazing! You see, my middle son is diagnosed with high-functioning autism and sensory integration dysfunction, which means, … Read more

Totally Awesome Ninja Turtle Costume for a Little Boy

Totally Awesome Ninja Turtle Costume for a Little Boy

My son wanted to be Raph from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so I knew I would have to make something homemade. What is funny is that several years back my friends and I had dressed up like the Ninja Turtles and I too was Raph. The first step was to find a matching green … Read more

Easy and Amazing Homemade Lighted FireFly Costume for Anyone

Easy and Amazing Homemade Lighted FireFly Costume for Anyone

I have been making handmade costume for 28 years. I strted when my own children were young, I was a stay at home mom and couldn’t afford to buy costumes for my 3 kids so I would collect interesting costume pieces and accessories from thrift stores and garage sales throughout the year. To this day … Read more

Funny Illusion Couple Costume: Jay-Z, Beyonce and Blue Ivy

Funny Illusion Couple Costume: Jay-Z, Beyonce and Blue Ivy

Jay-Z and Beyonce took Blue Ivy out…Jay-Z was a bit of a challenge. I laminated a high megapixel picture of his face and glued it to a long high quality posterboard. Securely fastened the image with a slight slant to my torso with duct tape. Added padding to my shoulders and placed collar around his … Read more