Coolest Homemade Indiana Jones Costume

Indiana Jones Costume

It was so fun make this Indiana Jones costume! Until this year we had always bought our costumes from the usual places (Target/Wall-Mart/etc.). Never again! I asked my son who he wanted to be for Halloween and he said he wanted an Indiana Jones costume. Since I knew there weren’t any “store” costumes available my … Read more

Coolest Homemade ET Costume

Coolest Homemade ET Costume

  I’m a LONG time lover of both crochet and Halloween and every year I try to outdo myself from the previous year for my babies! I’m also a die-hard 80s’ kid, it’s forever engrained in my soul! So this year, I went hard for Halloween and freehand crocheted this ET costume for my son! … Read more

Classic ET Costume for a Couple

Classic ET Costume for a Couple

Here’s a classic E.T. Costume for two little kids. Every year we go all out! This year these two best friends, did it again! Rylan is 2 years old dressed up as E.T. Eli is dressed up as the little boy riding his bike up to the moon, he is 3 years old. They had … Read more

Cool DIY Costume Idea: E.T. Phones Home Again

Cool DIY Costume Idea: E.T. Phones Home Again

How I made the costume: I live for Halloween. So for me the process of finding a costume starts as early as November 1. This year I actually did three different costumes. I only decided to be E.T. at the last possible moment. Which adds a element of panic, but oddly enough I thrive on … Read more

Realistic Homemade E.T. Costume

Realistic Homemade E.T. Costume

Back in the spring of 2014 my 4 year old son brought me the E.T. DVD and asked me if he could watch it. Together we watched the movie and became deeply connected to the character E.T. His love for E.T. was cinched when he saw Elliot introducing Star Wars action figures and during the Halloween … Read more

Epic Captain Hook Halloween Costume

Epic Captain Hook Halloween Costume

This costume is part of a couples costume I made for my BF and I (and our dog who was Stinker-bell!). I’d wanted to be Rufio for two years now and Dave didn’t mind being in a couples’ costume. :) I started both of these costumes in July and worked on them simultaneously. It actually … Read more

Coolest Homemade Indiana Jones Lego Mini-Figure Costume

Coolest Homemade Indiana Jones Lego Mini-Figure Costume

Our son loves Legos.  Who doesn’t.  We found the perfect container for a Lego head. So the theme was set. We sprayed the head from the inside to keep the shine on the plastic.  Then my husband drew the eyes and mouth with a sharpie.  Then we removed some plastic in both and replaced it … Read more

Easy Elliott and ET Costume

Easy Elliott and ET Costume

To create this Elliot and ET costume, I wore my husband’s red hoodie with one of my red shirts over it to cover up the logo. Then I grabbed a crate I had at home and a belt to secure it around my waist (I looped it through the crate). I grabbed an image of … Read more

Cool No-Sew Costume Idea: Bringing ET back to Life

Cool No-Sew Costume Idea: Bringing ET back to Life

Growing up one of my favorite movies was always ET so my goal for this costume was to bring the movie to life. First thing i did was print out the best possible picture of ET that I could find, then i attached the picture to a store bought plastic mask. After attaching the picture … Read more

Cool Female Rufio Lost Boys Costume

Cool Female Rufio Lost Boys Costume

I am big into Halloween and always am looking to do something new and different each year. I decided to be Rufio because not only is Hook an amazing movie, but he is such an iconic character of my childhood. The best part? I was able to show him pictures of my costume at Comic-Con … Read more

Easy and Cheap: Elliot and E.T. DIY Costume for a Boy

Easy and Cheap: Elliot and E.T. DIY Costume for a Boy

My son loved the movie ET so this was a perfect costume. My husband used zip ties to attach a basket to his bike. We already had a stuffed ET so that part was easy, just wrapped him in a white pillow case and placed him in the basket. We put a red zip up … Read more

Getting ET Home Costume for Under $20!

Getting ET Home Costume for Under $20!

As a child I grew up watching ET and was fascinated. Eight years ago I met my best friend and we both discovered our love for aliens. So much so, that for my first tattoo on my 18th birthday I got “UFO” tattooed on my inner lip. Every Halloween I try to outdo myself, thinking … Read more

Last-Minute Elliot and ET Costume for Girls

Last-Minute Elliot and ET Costume for Girls

For halloween I usually try to be creative and unique when picking a costume.  After much reserach and thought, this year I went with Elliot and ET.  Not only is it a classic but anyone and everyone has seen this movie, not to mention i even added a girly touch to it for those of … Read more

Indiana Jones Costume for 9-Year-Old Boy

Indiana Jones Costume for 9-Year-Old Boy

I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan. I’ve made this costume several times but it never looked very authentic. So during a recent trip to Disney World I finally got myself an Indiana Jones hat! Yay! That’s just what the costume needed. The bag and the whip I purchased online. The bag came as a kit … Read more

Very Last Minute Elliott Costume from E.T.

Very Last Minute Elliott Costume from E.T.

I needed a very last minute costume for work, and with a little inspiration came up with this Elliott costume. I already had the plain red zip up hoodie (you can find one anywhere, mine is American Apparel, but Target or any retail will have them). Before I tell you what I did, I will … Read more

Coolest Homemade Family Costume 1980’s Movie Characters

Coolest Homemade Family Costume 1980's Movie Characters

Indiana Jones Hat, lasso, treat bag, explorer shirt – check (these are all items that can be purchased at any Halloween or Party store). But the jacket, THE JACKET. I just couldn’t bring myself to purchase the jacket that came with those items. It was made out of plastic. So, I set out online in … Read more

Homemade Female Rufio Costume

Homemade Female Rufio Costume

I made this  female Rufio costume my first year of law school. I was in desperate need of a creative outlet, and I have always loved Halloween. I’m not a fantastic seamstress, so I started scouring local thrift shops and fabric stores for the pieces that I would need. My list of materials is as follows: Target: … Read more

Coolest E.T. Costume

Coolest E.T. Costume 7

What can you get with some pipe insulation, duct tape, paper mache, sticks of wood, a bunch of paint, and an old backpack? The largest E.T. costume in the world! This E.T. costume measured out at about 12 feet tall and made it all the way to NYC. It was shown on Channel 11 and … Read more

Coolest ET Halloween Costume

Elliot, Gertie and ET

The ET Costume was created with finding an ET mask online, then the rest was built from a milk crate, string, a curtain rod, bike handles, a drain extension spout (resembles a giant bendy straw, Hardware stores sell it), a pillow, a large white blanket, a small sized flashlight, a battery powered touch lamp painted … Read more

Coolest Homemade E.T Costume

Homemade E.T Costume

When trying to think of a Halloween costume, I thought of the movie E.T and decided that an E.T Costume would be a really fun costume. I began looking online and couldn’t find anywhere to buy an E.T mask. So I decided to make one myself. I printed out a picture of ET and did … Read more

Coolest Homemade Rufio from Hook Costume

Homemade Rufio from Hook Costume

This is a Rufio from Hook Costume I made for a roommate, so it is him in the pictures and not myself. Materials: It was made mostly of clothes from the thrift store: Black pants, cheapest leather jacket we could find, red mohawk wig (the best treasure found at the thrift store), black shirt. Some … Read more

Coolest Elliott Costume from E.T the Movie

Homemade Elliott Costume from E.T the Movie

My little girl dressed up in a homemade Elliott costume from E.T. the movie. it was simple and easy and it was a huge hit! First I got her a little red hoodie from Target and we had the bike crate, and E.T. Doll. I tied the crate on the bike, put some blankets in … Read more

Coolest ET Costume

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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 E.T. and Elliot Couple Costume

Homemade E.T. and Elliot Couple Costume

My boyfriend and I went as Elliot and E.T. the Extraterrestrial. The Homemade E.T. and Elliot Couple Costume is 100% handmade! The mask was molded from Crayola Model Magic and then painted with Acrylic paint. The body was contructed with layers of quilt batting and then sprayed with adhesive and covered in fabric. I then … Read more