Whimsical Homemade Mad Hatter Costume

Whimsical Homemade Mad Hatter

Here’s my handmade Mad Hatter Costume.  The only thing store bought was the wig.  I love any character that Johnny Depp plays! I made the hat out of a cardboard box and sewed fabric on the interior and exterior.  The jacket I bought at a thrift shop and added the sleeve ruffles and the bird … Read more

Cool Moana Group Costume

Moana Family Costumes

My daughters are obsessed with Moana and since this was our first year trick or treating, I decided to go all out and a create a Moana group costume for the family It all began with hei hei, my youngest daughter’s costume. I took a white onsie and sewed a “tail” on with a piece … Read more

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes

Awesome Handmade Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Costumes

These Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Costumes are both handmade costumes inspired by the characters from the movie Corpse Bride, directed by Tim Burton. For those who are interested, I have explained the process how they were made in the following steps. I hope you enjoy! Challenges I Faced: This was my first time airbrushing and my … Read more

Best Homemade Jack Skellington Costume Ever Made

homemade jack skellington costume

My 6 year old son Braylon loves Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. I looked at all the costume stores but not only was it unfairly priced, everything looked so cheap and the masks were terrible. I thought, “There is no reason I cant make this..and better!” My mom always made costumes for my brother … Read more

Awesome Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Child

Edward Scissorhands

I was pumped when my son decided to be Edward Scissorhands last year and went right to work on his costume.  I found almost all of the materials at Goodwill, although I went to more than I can count and some over 100 miles away!  I ended up finding a women’s pleather “hotsuit” and cut … Read more

Super Inexpensive Queen Of Hearts Adult Costume

Super Inexpensive Queen Of Hearts Adult Costume

Every year the company that I work for puts on a Halloween Costume contest. Me, being the avid DIYer and crafter that I am, knew that a store bought costume just wouldn’t cut it. Also, the cheapness in me, wouldn’t allow me to spend a ton of money on a costume. I hit up my … Read more

Scariest DIY Horror Movie Characters for a Family Costume


For our annual Halloween party, we needed a family themed costume. We wanted to do something a little different and came up with each of us being iconic horror movie characters (keep in mind our kids had no clue who these characters were!). My goalie son just had to be Jason and my daughter with … Read more

DIY Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family Costume

Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Family

I LOVE doing family costumes and although we couldn’t get my son to participate on this one, it’s still one of my favorite years!  I made my daughter’s Alice dress and put my husbands costume together with Goodwill finds with my own special additions.  Everyone LOVED them and stopped us all  night asking for pictures.  … Read more

Cool Homemade Female Edward Scissorhands Costume

Eddie’s Little Sister Who knew I could make something so cool!! It took about a month but it became the beast that I was going to conquer! Would you believe I didn’t take one picture and had to round these up later. I think everything but the kitchen sink is on this thing. I will … Read more

Cool Homemade Edward Scissorhands Costume for a 7 Year Old

Edward Scissorhands at 7 years old

We recently watched the movie Edward Scissorhands with my 7 year old son. He immediately said that’s who he wanted to be for Halloween. I looked online to buy him a costume but there wasn’t anything available. So I decided to try and make one myself. I was kind of worried since I’ve never made … Read more

Awesome DIY Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes

family alice in wonderland costumes

Planning our Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes For the last 9 years I had been trying to get my dear husband to dressed up with the kids for Halloween, to no avail. This year I got lucky, finally!! His mother told us she was throwing a Costume/Birthday party for her boyfriend the first weekend in … Read more

Stunning Homemade Adult Corpse Bride Costume

adult corpse bride costume

Adult Corpse Bride Costume So my favorite part of the Corpse Bride Movie is when Emily turns into a butterfly and goes to heaven. So I wanted to make the dress disintegrate in to butterflies but I couldn’t figure out how to do it so I just added the butterflies and lights to represent the … Read more

Awesome Homemade 9 Costume With Detailed DIY Instructions

9 costume

When I finally decided that I would make a 9 costume, I was a bit nervous about it. I like to pick characters that I think will be fun and challenging. But when I shared my idea with some family and friends, I was shocked that nobody knew who 9 was. I was afraid that … Read more

Fabulous DIY Queen of Hearts Costume

DIY queen of hearts costume

This DIY Queen of Hearts costume is hands down one of my favorite costumes to date! Creating my DIY Queen of Hearts Costume I bought the wig, corset, and shoes online, but made everything else. The Skirt For the skirt, I just used 4 different kinds of tulle (black, red, red with glitter, black with … Read more

Coolest Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter Costume

Tim Burton's Mad Hatter Costume

Deciding to put together Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter costume was a process for me. I have always loved Halloween and dressing up as someone or something totally different. I am a huge fan of Johnny Depp. He can transform himself into anyone and always nails it. As a kid I loved Alice in Wonderland and … Read more

Cool Edward Scissorhands Costume for a Boy

Cool Edward Scissorhands costume

My three year old son Bodi loves the movie Edward Scissorhands and wanted an Edward Scissorhands costume. It is his kid repeat movie. (Anyone who has kids or was a kid knows what a repeat movie is.) I’m just happy his is a Tim Burton movie that I love and don’t mind watching over and over. Bodi … Read more

Cool Jack Skellington Costume

Coolest Jack Skellington Costume

My company had a Halloween themed party this year and I was so excited about it. My husband and I debated what we would be this year as he normally doesn’t like to dress up, but he saw my excitement and got into the spirit. Making the Jack Skellington costume After we came up with the idea for the … 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

Oogie Boogie and Mayor Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costumes

Oogie Boogie and Mayor Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costumes

We didn’t start off with the intention of making Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween costumes. Originally the plan was to make Star Wars AT-ST two legged robot costumes out of cardboard, but then one thing led to another and we decided to recreate the infamous Oogie Boogie and the Mayor from the Nightmare Before Christmas. In … Read more

Cute Edward Sisscorhands Costume

Cute Edward Sisscorhands Costume

We transformed Rex into Edward Sisscorhands! The following items were used: Walmart: Plastic Silver Knives Black Duct Tape Black Gloves Keychain Rings GoodWill: Black wig Black turtleneck & sweatpants Black belts Borrowed: Black rain boots Rex got dressed in the turtleneck and sweatpants. I think started to duct tape his arms (I had to take … Read more

Cool Jack the Pumpkin King Costume

Cool Jack the Pumpkin King Costume

After I spent my first Halloween with my now husband, I knew I had hit the jackpot. I had found someone that loves Halloween as much as I do. Each year we try to out-do the year before. While we usually do something that is recognizable, we love doing costumes that remind us of our … Read more