Adorable Homemade Baby Elvis Costume

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This baby Elvis costume all started with my inability to find a hairdresser for myself in Los Angeles. I’ve lived in the LA area for the better of ten years, yet still only get my hair done when I visit my stylist in my native New York. Only the best for me and thus my kiddos … Read more

Coolest Miley Cyrus Costume – Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

Miley Cyrus Costume Riding a Wrecking Ball Illusion

My daughter has been obsessed with Miley Cyrus’ song “Wrecking Ball” from the moment it first debuted on the radio. So naturally when she waltzed up to me and said, “Maaa! This year I want to be my favorite song for Halloween!!”, I knew immediately what I had to do. Intense research on how to … Read more

Cool Homemade Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume

Homemade Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume

The Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume was created out of different colors of felt. Layers were glued onto a dress then stitched. The shoes are wrapped in felt and the meat hat is felt stuffed with cotton balls and stitched to a headband. The wig had blue highlights done with marker as well. Ra-ra-ra-ra-ra.

Prince Themed Homemade Costumes and the Coolest Office Ever!

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Our Office Halloween Tribute to Prince We are fans of the late great Prince, and so we decided to decorate our office to go along with our Prince themed costumes.  We turned our office into a hall of fame type tribute to Prince. It was complete with gold and platinum albums and pictures of Prince over … Read more

Coolest Homemade Red Jacket Michael Jackson Costume

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Making the Jacket The jacket is red silk and has ALL hand sewn red glass beads all over it. It took almost 30 days of constant sewing to bead this Michael Jackson costume jacket.  There are gold mortar boards on the shoulder with gold metal buttons, with  gold metal buttons down the front of the jacket. Also, there … Read more

Coolest DIY Britney Spears Justin Timberlake VMA Denim Costumes

I’ve always LOVED Britney Spears, ever since I was little. And when Katy Perry recreated the Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake denim VMA outfits, I knew I wanted to do it too. At first my boyfriend was completely against the idea, but when I told him I’d handle the entire thing, he got on board! … Read more

Cool Prince Purple Rain Costume

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As a huge Prince fan, I wanted to make sure I got all the details perfect. Starting at the bottom: black velvet stretch pants with half-V front panel with buttons.  A total of 21 buttons highlight the front half-V and down the sides of the pants. The shirt has long sleeves with ruffled cuffs, high … Read more

DIY David Bowie Flame Costume

DIY David Bowie Flame Costume

It’s embarrassing to admit, but I didn’t really know who David Bowie was when I started to research ideas for a Bowie-inspired costume. For years I have wanted to make costumes, and never had the time or opportunity. When folks were writing their New Year’s resolutions, I decided 2016 would be the “Year of FUN!!!” … Read more

Pink Cadillac Elvis Wheelchair Halloween Costume

Pink Cadillac Elvis Wheelchair Halloween Costume

I wanted to share our son’s wheelchair Halloween costume this year. Sam has a very rare, untreatable, terminal brain disease called Vanishing White Matter Disease that causes him to be wheelchair bound. While the disease has caused him to lose motor control, it has not affected him cognitively. We visited Graceland earlier in the year and … Read more

Coolest Michael Jackson Thriller Costume

Coolest Michael Jackson Thriller Costume

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love tapping into my creative side to come up with costume ideas that have the “wow!” factor. I definitely achieved that goal this year. I usually make my costume decisions on November 1st of the previous year. My requirements are: nothing skimpy/slutty, nothing pre made (i.e. Party City … Read more

Sexy Chiquita Banana Girl (Carmen Miranda)

Sexy Chiquita Banana Girl (Carmen Miranda)

I’ve wanted to create a Chiquita Banana Girl costume for a few years now, so I was so happy to see my ideas come to life. I was inspired by a Carmen Miranda costume that I saw online. It was a yellow bra top with heaps of fake fruit attached, I thought the idea was … Read more

Keyonce aka Beyonce Sparkly Costume

Keyonce aka Beyonce Sparkly Costume

At my gym I’ve been given the nickname Keyoncé Kutz because I am super strong and love all things sparkly. For our Halloween dress up day I knew I had to come up with something extra fabulous. I initially got my idea from a Pinterest photo of Beyoncé in an awesome bejeweled bodysuit and decided … Read more

Miley Cyrus via MTV VMAS 2015 Costume

Miley Cyrus via MTV VMAS 2015 Costume

I have always been a fan of Miley Cyrus and after seeing how ridiculous her outfits were at the MTV Video Music Awards this year, I knew it would be such a fun costume to make. After careful consideration of studying and viewing Miley Cyrus’ 15 different outfits at the Video Music Awards this year, … Read more

Cute Jimmy Hendrix Costume for a Toddler

Cute Jimmy Hendrix Costume for a Toddler

This is my two year old son as Jimmy Hendrix. I made this costume from clothing we already owned. This costume was very last minute (I made it the night before a fall festival) cost $0 and required no sewing. I only used his own clothing, paint, scraps from an old bed sheet and a … Read more

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love Couple Costume

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love Couple Costume

My boyfriend and I really wanted an awesome and adorable Halloween costume. We wanted to be something easy but also something that would make us happy and other people happy. Since my boyfriend has the long blonde hair, we went with Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love couple costume. It wasn’t hard to put this look … Read more

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

When our ‘Pop Stars and Rock Stars’ themed Christmas party was announced, I quickly decided to go as Katy Perry. However, I was underwhelmed by the costumes available online. They looked quite ‘cheap’ and unimpressive. The solution was obvious – I would make my own! I found a store which sold good quality corsets and … Read more

Coolest Dad and Child Costume: Elton John and Piano

Coolest Dad and Child Costume: Elton John and Piano

Before he adopted a more casual look, Elton John had an affinity for jeweled jumpsuits, flamboyant feathered frocks and outrageous costumes. My 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Lena, likes to watch the Muppet Show on DVD. Her favorite episode features Elton John as the Muppets special guest (1978). She sings along with the songs he performs on the … Read more

Katy Perry Inspired California Gurls Costume

Katy Perry Inspired California Gurls Costume

This is my Halloween Katy Perry California Gurls costume. It is completely homemade and definitely my proudest work yet! Like so many others, Katy is one of my favorite artists and super inspiring to me, so I wanted to pay tribute to her excellence! The hardest part about creating this costume was definitely figuring out how … Read more

Flashy Ziggy Stardust Costume

Flashy Ziggy Stardust Costume

I enjoy being people who I admire for Halloween. Last year I was Freddie Mercury and the year before, I was Michael Jackson. When it came this year, I wanted to be a little more flashy. That’s when David Bowie’s alter ego came to mind. So, I decided to go with a Ziggy Stardust costume. … Read more

Tiny Miley Costume

Tiny Miley Costume

My daughter always wears two pig tails and I wanted to work with that, or do something that worked with her short hair. This was one of the first things that came to me. So, I went to a craft store and got her a plain grey onsie, and several colors of felt. (You will … Read more

Vanilla Ice Ice Baby Costume – Bringing Back the 90’s

Vanilla Ice Ice Baby Costume - Bringing Back the 90's

I try to come up with original costumes each year based around what my son wants to be too. This year we were talking about ideas of what he would like to be when a commercial came on with Vanilla Ice promoting Mac n Cheese. My son who is eight, recognized the song in the … Read more

Rocking Junior Elvis Costume

Rocking Junior Elvis Costume

My name is Nancy and I’m a big fan of Elvis Presley. My older son is also a big fan of Elvis, so he asked me to sew him an Elvis costume for Halloween, an Elvis jumpsuit to be exact. He chose the dark blue one and all of the accessories. I started work on … Read more

Katy Perry Roar Costume for a Girl

Katy Perry Roar Costume for a Girl

This costume started as a totally different idea, so this is how it ended like it is. It all started with a local contest in which kids participate by age group and there is also a category for dogs (super cute!), for that purpose, we decided to made a homemade costume, which initially was though … Read more

Cool Jay Z and Beyonce Couple Costume

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This costume was thrown together with $70 of last minute purchases. The JayZ t-shirt ordered from amazon $30, microphone and fishnet stockings/gloves and fake gold chains from local Halloween store. The JayZ beanie black sunglasses, black pants and boots were something that i already had Beyonce’s mask was cut from a fishnet stocking and the … Read more