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

Cool Homemade Red Queen Costume

Cool Homemade Red Queen Costume

Every year I make my daughters Halloween costumes because I think it is a great “mommy and me” and “sister and sister” bonding. We pretty much just wing it. I give her a few choices about what I think we can make and then we just start brainstorming and working out the details. I made … Read more

Cool Homemade Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume

Cool Homemade Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume

I made this Mad Hatter costume head to toe (minus the socks and shoes). I finished most of it by creating my own patterns. My daughter, Kielyn, helped with all the “extra’s” for it. This is her real hair, teased and color sprayed. She looks awesome and almost identical to the Johnny Depp version of … Read more

Cool Boxtrolls Eggs Homemade Costume

Cool Boxtrolls Eggs Homemade Costume

After watching the movie hundreds of times, my 5-year-old son became obsessed with wearing a Boxtrolls Eggs costume for Halloween. It was very easy to make.For the box: I took a medium size box and cut it open to fit my son’s size. I then opened holes in the sides and glued velcro for closing. I … Read more

Sexy Red Angry Bird Costume

Sexy Red Angry Bird Costume

This costume was very easy. I used a red tutu I bought for $10 and sewed in a couple of red feathers. I took a Reindeer hair piece from the $99 Cent Store and cut off one antler and glued instead three feathers.I used a white bra, cut 2 felt black pieces for eyebrows and … Read more

Cool DIY We Can Do It Costume

Cool DIY We Can Do It Costume

My hard working mother wanted to dress up as an inspirational image. What more than to show the hard working morale of women – “We can do it!”. We came up with just simply making a poster with the “We can do it” letters and attaching shoelaces to use it as a backpack. We also … 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

Adorable Family Homemade Monsters Inc Costumes

Adorable Family Homemade Monsters Inc Costumes

For Dragon Con this year, we decided to be a Monsters inc. Family. My wife simply wanted me to paint an eye and a smile on a shirt, some purple spots on another, and sew a simple pillow Teddy monster… I’m an artist with Asperger’s… Yeah, simple, like THAT’s gonna’ happen! Anyway, our Homemade Monsters … Read more

Amazing Carnival Fortune Teller Machine DIY Costume

Amazing Carnival Fortune Teller Machine DIY Costume

This “CARNIVAL FORTUNE TELLER MACHINE” Costume was relatively easy-to-make. The costume won first place in a costume contest! I decided to be a Fortune Teller for Halloween this year and wanted to go a step further than just wearing the outfit, so I created a costume that looked like a Fortune Teller in a Carnival … Read more

Cool Killer Whale & Trainer Couple Costume

Cool Killer Whale & Trainer Couple Costume

My husband and I have always done a couple costume, and this year was no different. I got the idea for the killer whale & trainer costume while thinking about what would be really funny, but also comfortable. Our costume won best group costume. We acted the part all night; I would get my husband … Read more

Awesome Genie on Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Awesome Genie on Flying Carpet Illusion Costume

Who wouldn’t want to go on a magic carpet ride?! When my 5 year old daughter, Sophie, told me she wanted to be a genie, I knew I had to take it to the next level, as “just a genie” was too boring to me. I make her costumes every year, and love a challenge. … Read more

Cool DIY Beetlejuice Cartoon Lydia Costume for Toddler

Cool DIY Beetlejuice Cartoon Lydia Costume for Toddler

My October was quite busy and I had to seriously simplify the things that needed to get done. Trying to come up with an impactful but fun costume for my 2 and half year old was the challenge! I had decided on Lydia from Beetlejuice but instead of just dressing her all in black or … Read more

Unique Ice Cream Push-Up Costume!

Unique Ice Cream Push-Up Costume!

I was looking for something simple and cheap.  I was thinking of something round, like a can or something. Then remembered that my son loves push-ups so that was it.  I purchased two 50 cent poster board at the dollar store.  Then found the pale orange vinyl tablecloth at Hobby Lobby for the ice cream … Read more

Cute DIY Paw Patrol Marshall Costume

Cute DIY Paw Patrol Marshall Costume

My son Loves Paw Patrol and Marshall. Naturally he wanted to be his favorite character for Halloween. So we made this Paw Patrol Marshall costume. Making our Homemade Costume To create this costume I searched my local children’s consignment store. I found a plain red zipper vest and a white long sleeved t-shirt. It was … Read more

Cool Hocus Pocus Group Costume

Cool Hocus Pocus Group Costume

My coworkers and I threw this together for our company’s costume contest. Luckily, we’re all fairly creative, so we were able to make our costumes independently, with the big reveal the morning of the party. We were all pleasantly surprised and took first place in the contest. Everything came from either goodwill or our personal … Read more

Easy Tulle Snowman and Christmas Tree Couple Costume

Easy Tulle Snowman and Christmas Tree Couple Costume

Decided to DIY with my bestie for an ugly sweater christmas party. We went immediately to Jo-Ann Fabrics and bought some tulle, hot glue and glitter. We are so happy with how it turned out and the reaction of our friends was priceless. When all was said and done we really wanted to share our … Read more

Grandma and Granddaughter Snow White Costumes

Grandma and Granddaughter Snow White Costumes

Grandma needed a costume for a work function which was just around the corner from halloween. Her granddaughter loves to spend time with grandma in her sewing room. One evening in the sewing room granddaughter told grandma she wanted to be Snow White too as she would love to be a Disney princess. In the … Read more

Farm Combine John Deere Costume

Farm Combine John Deere Costume

My son is in love with combines and insisted on being one for Halloween. This John Deere costume was a fun idea for both of us to do together. Farm Combine John Deere Costume Instructions We used a diaper box, shoe box and trash bag box for the body. The “unloader” was made with wrapping … Read more

Funny Lost Dog Costume

Funny Lost Dog Costume

I started with the idea for this lost dog costume through Pinterest. It took me about a year to consider doing it. Lost Dog Costume Directions I purchased a t-shirt, jogger pants, poster board, a stuffed dog and round pillows. I hot glued the pink poster on my shirt and then hot glued the flyer … Read more

Scary Regan from the Exorcist Costume

Scary Regan from the Exorcist Costume

I created this Regan from the Exorcist costume because I love scary movies and The Exorcist is one of the best. I wanted to do something scary this year so that’s what I went with. Regan from the Exorcist Costume Instructions I used liquid latex and light foundation with Vaseline and fake blood on my … 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

Unique Pregnant Belly Fortune Teller Costume

Unique Pregnant Belly Fortune Teller Costume

This fortune teller costume was inspired by a book I read about fortune tellers. I figured since my belly was so big it would make the perfect crystal ball. Fortune Teller Costume Supplies I went to Goodwill with a $25.00 budget and just started piecing the costume together by thinking about what fortune tellers look … Read more

Elphelba Wicked Witch Halloween Costume

Elphelba Wicked Witch Halloween Costume

I decided that I would carry on the family tradition of wearing a Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch Halloween Costume. My grandmother and mother had played the role of Wicked’s Elpheba numerous times throughout the years. I decided to do this at the last minute for costume day at work. Wicked Witch Halloween Costume Instructions … Read more

Optical Illusion Jet Pack Costume

Optical Illusion Jet Pack Costume

My son wanted to be a boy and a jet pack this year, so we started searching the internet for jet pack costume ideas. He has been doing optical illusion costumes since first grade. He is now in 7th grade. Every year, starting in September, people start saying they cannot wait to see his costume … Read more