KIDS: DIY Airplane costume

Arlene, a Really Awesome Costumes reader, sent in this adorable DIY airplane costume she made for her nephew. She made the costume out of cardboard, butcher paper and mod podge. To attach the cardboard pieces to each other she uses whatever it takes: glue gun, staples, and duct tape! You can see the red duct tape she used to attach the back portion of the plane!

This adorable airplane costume even won Chace an opportunity to be an honorary Virgin Atlantic captain for the day at LAX! How neat is that?!

DIY Airplane costume

KIDS: DIY Starbucks halloween costume

Raise your hand if you love Starbucks? Me! Now would you turn your kiddo into your favorite beverage? You have to admit that thus grande frappuchino is pretty dang cute! The details (and that cute face) are what make this costume extra special… I love the straw headband and the nutrion facts candy bag… ah- freakin-dorable!

DIY Starbucks halloween costume

There are no instructions but you can see the back of the on the DIY Starbucks halloween costume on the Startbucks website.

Handmade Slurpee halloween costumes for kids

Char from Crap I’ve Made turned her cute kiddos into one of my favorite drinks, a Slurpee! She made the cup of the costumes out of automotive headliner fabric and lots latex paint! She downloaded the Slurpee font, and used her Silhouette to cut out a stencil for the letters. The straw is a pool noodle! I am super impressed with these life sized handmade Slurpee costumes!

Slurpee halloween costume

Check out Crap I’ve Made for more details on the handmade Slurpee costumes! This would make a fun group or couple costume too!

GROUPS: Candy Land Costumes

I love board games! How fun would it be for the whole fam to dress up in handmade Candy Land costumes?! Meaningful Mama did just that! Here’s the low down on how she put the 5 costumes together:

  • Lolly – Purchased a little ballet outfit and sewed on the blue trim. Used colorful iron-on patches that I cut into circles and stripes and ironed them on to the skirt to look like lollipops. Used puff paint to add swirls to the lollipops. The crown was purchased and colorful stones added with a hot glue gun. Attached butterfly wings to the back of the ballet outfit.
  • Princess Frostine – The princess dress was found at Goodwill, and she sewed the cape and attached it to the dress with a broach!
  • Grandma Nut – The wig, purple tights, and green shoes were all thrift store items. She added a peanut to the shoes with a hot glue gun. The orange dress was sleeveless, and found at Goodwill. She sewed matching orange fabric to create the puff sleeves and the  green collar.
  • Mr. Mint – She recycled a Waldo shirt from another costume, and added duck tape to an almost all white hat. Duck tape was also used for his socks and axe. The red pants were found at Goodwill, and  stamped with fabric paint and some Christmas stamps. She bought suspenders at Good Will and added a mint button I found at the fabric store. The scarf and fluffy sock cuffs I sewed together using red and white fabric. The yellow garden gloves are from the garage, and they purchased the clown shoes and nose at Goodwill.
  • Gingerbread man costume was purchased.

handmade family halloween costumes

See lots more of Meaningful Mama’s clever Halloween costumes on her blog!

Chia Pet Costume

Stacie from The Flirty Blog is a DIY pet costume pro! She made a chia pet costume for her dog, genius!  She did it with plastic aquarium plants and felt. Best of all, she said her pup liked it! Look at those adorable little terra cotta pot legs!

DIY pet Halloween costumes

See the full handmade chia pet dog costume at The Flirty Blog.

ADULTS: Flo Progressive Girl Costume

Whether you love or hate the Progressive commercial, I know you know Flo! This is super simple handmade adult costume you can pull together in an afternoon. Girl Loves Glam made herself a Flo Progressive girl costume with a white t-shirt, apron, blur ribbon, and vinyl to make the costume. You could also just use a blue paint pen and hand write the Progressive logo on the apron. Oh and the name tag is essential!

flo progressive girl costume

See all of the handmade Flo the Progressive Girl costume details at Girl Loves Glam!

PETS: DIY Hostess Pet Costume

Sew Doggy Style turned her pooch into a hostess cupcake! This DIY Hostess pet costume is so cute I want to take a bite! There is a complete tutorial on how to sew the brown dog “coat” and then you just paint on a Hostess swirl. Voila!


See the full Hostess cupcake dog costume tutorial at Sew Doggy Style.

GROUP: Words with Friends

My clever friends in Chicago came up with this handmade group costume! And it just so happes to be one of my favorite past times… Word with Friends! This costume is simple to make and almost free. Everyone wears black clothes, then find some old cardboard boxes and spray paint yellow, paint one letter on your yellow cardboard square. Next, attach the cardboard square to ribbon or to suspenders and start making words with your friends!

Handmade group costume

See lots more DIY group costume ideas at C.R.A.F.T.

KIDS: American Girl Doll

What little girl would not want to be her very own American Girl doll for Halloween?! Randi from Dukes and Duchesses made her sweet daughter into a Lila American Girl doll with a large box, spray paint, and vinyl stars. And she even won a gold medal for her really awesome costume at the neighborhood costume contest!

America Girl DIY Costume

See all of the really awesome American Girl doll costume details at Dukes and Duchesses.