The problem with commercial Halloween costumes from the store is that you could end up with five or six kids all in the same costume. With these homemade Halloween costume ideas you'll know your going to be a one of a kind. You also get the benefit of saving some money! Besides, making your own … [Read more...] about Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas
Your Homemade Costumes
Your Homemade Costumes
If you are having a costumes party then why not make your own homemade costume? No matter what time of year it is, it is never the wrong time for having fun by creating. And if you need some inspiration check below for the growing collection of costumes added by the many visitors to this page!
Don't forget to return here and post about them, with pictures! Your costumes should typically consist of materials that you can find on your own, without having to purchase a costume from a retailer. Choosing to make your own costumes for whatever occasion deems it necessary, will be much more cost efficient and unique as well. You can be positive that no one's costume will look exactly like yours.
by Rob Deneau (Windsor On.) I remember this costume from the Gilligan’s Island show when they were captured and sent to the dungeon. I got some vinyl trim for the cage and screwed it together then painted it black and silver. I added strobe lights, chains, lightning and flashers to light it … [Read more...] about The Caged Man Costume
by Karin (Wildwood, MO) Dillon wanted to be a headless guy for Halloween this year. We started with a backpack that he wears and I taped the handle up. Then I added some batting with floral wire for the shoulders, sides and chest. Had an old shirt, an overcoat, red felt for the neck hole area, … [Read more...] about Our Headless Son
by Jessy Ruffell (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Basically I donned a scary mask I had from a previous costume. I found the brightest and tackiest shirt in a thrift store, along with the boa. The "closet" I made out of boxes and construction paper, the "door handle" skull is a decoration I … [Read more...] about Monster "Coming Out" Costume
by Leslie Irwin (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada) Mummy Costume Mermaid Costume 1) My daughter is wearing the head on the platter costume. Please note under the table. The costume is even more unbelievable when seen live. Franky is hooked too my daughters hips and she controls his … [Read more...] about Head on a platter costume
by Lori Dawn Antaya (Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada) My Seven year old came to me early in the fall with a small figurine from Tim Burton's A nightmare before Christmas. He wanted to be Oogie Boogie for halloween this year. Now I had to figure out how to pull it off. I found some great reference … [Read more...] about Gracen's Seventh Birthday/Halloween Costume Oogie Boogie!
by: SHERIDA I LOVE anything to do with the Mexican celebration Dia De Los Muertos! (Day of the Dead) So I decided to try & create my own sugar skull character! I bought my red & black gown at a garage sale for $3, my top hat, roses & plastic skull (for my … [Read more...] about Dia De Los Muertos Costume – Day of the Dead
by Tesa Shelton (Lott, Texas, USA) When Mom retired earlier this year, we opened up a gift shop in our small town. We were asked to participate in the 1st Annual Haunted House sponsored by our local police department. Since retiring, Mom has been on a mission of feeding and housing animals for … [Read more...] about Crazy Cat Lady
by Cassie (Colorado Springs, CO) Overview What's a great ghost story without the glow of a wicked campfire? We spooked up our Halloween by making our 12 year old daughter into a walking ring of fire which set the scene for the perfect night of fright. A Girl Scout since Kindergarten, she has … [Read more...] about Campfire Costume with Marshmallow Roasting
by Rob Deneau (Windsor, On) I found some large enough overalls to be able to get inside so my head could protrude out from the chest. I built a cage out of light wood and added lighted pumpkins at the top, and a strobe light at the bottom for my face. The armes on the costume are fake and my … [Read more...] about Caged Head Costume
by Tammy (Bowmanville, ON, Canada) Wizard of Oz is my favourite movie!!!! I found red sparkly shoes that fit my daughter so we went as The Wicked Witch of the West (my hero) and Dorothy. We thought it would be fun to re-create the famous water scene wearing our Wizard of Oz … [Read more...] about Wizard of Oz Costumes
by Mary (Casa Grande, Arizona) We loved Marys homemade Halloween costume of sally stitches. Mary wrote and told us how she had searched everywhere for a kids sally stitches costume but to no avail. Here's how she made it She used a red woollen wig from a previous costume, a pair of black tights … [Read more...] about Sally Stitches Costume