Almost FREE DIY Frida Kahlo Women’s Costume

Almost FREE DIY Frida Kahlo Women’s Costume

I lost my job this year, so I didn’t have much in the way of “disposable” funds, but I still wanted to attend a Halloween costume party at my women’s group. Even when the wallet isn’t flat, I prefer to make my own costumes, rather than purchasing them, but this year I didn’t want to … Read more

Cool DIY Participation Trophies: A Family Costume Adventure

Participation Tropthies

My 3 boys started sports this last year and our schedules gut even crazier then they were. At the end of each season, they would get a participation trophy and my husband and I would argue that we the parents should get one too. The boys wanted to be trophies for Halloween and make a … Read more

Cool DIY Voodoo Doll Costume

Voodoo Doll

I put together this Voodoo doll costume a few years back for a Halloween party and got so many positive reactions. Lots of people wanted to take pictures. The costume was actually super simple to make but not going to lie the one downside it that it was pretty difficult to use the restroom. I … Read more

Miss Frizzle: A Blast from the Past


I crafted this Miss Frizzle costume from an old dress and felt; I purchased the wig and shoes. I cut a men’s dress shirt and sewed it onto the sleeves and collar. This costume was met with tremendous enthusiasm – it evoked major nostalgia for 80s and 90s kids. My only regret is not constructing … Read more

Cap’n Crunch and Cereal Costumes: Crunch-a-tize me Cap’n!

Crunch-a-tize me Cap’n!

We create homemade costumes every year for our annual Halloween camping weekend! The cereal box was hand-painted on cardboard that was spray-painted yellow. The captain’s hat was made of foam and covered in blue and yellow felt. The cereal was created from cardboard, a white tablecloth, yellow felt-covered boxes (teachers in the family used math … Read more

A Perfect DIY Invisible Girl Illusion Costume

The Invisible Girl

This was honestly one of our easiest costumes to date. We used a backpack with a large piece of cardboard inside it for the body/shoulder frame. The dress, sweater, hat, and earrings were purchased at a local thrift store. We bought them a few sizes too big. To make the arms appear proportionate, we cut … Read more

Cool DIY Mac and Cheese Costume

CHEESIN too much!! Mac & Cheese

I turned a laundry basket, poster board and a lot of toilet paper rolls into a something good enough to eat! Hours of painting and glueing paid off when my kids saw we dressed up as their favorite food, Man & Cheese! My youngest (1st grade) lucked up and had me for his Halloween Party … Read more

Original White Folding Chair Costume

Sexy White Folding Chair

DIY Costume Inspired by 2023 Montgomery Riverboat Brawl In honor of the Montgomery Riverboat Brawl, my costume for 2023 is “Sexy White Folding Chair.” While the brawl was an act of retaliatory and proportionate violence, it was even more so a demonstration of solidarity, justice, and eloquent rage. Everyone went home to their families with … 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