ADULTS: Captain Recycle Costume

Happy Earth Day! Even though I think everyday is Earth Day, this is the prefect day for Rich’s handmade Captain Recycle costume. This one is pretty easy, just do a little dive into your recycle bin for some plastic bags, banan peels, and cardboard. Oh and you’ll need a green sweat suit to make the captain recycle costume!

Clever handmade adult costume

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.

COUPLES: Mary Poppins and Bert Costumes

Leigh Ann from Your Homebased Mom put together these awesome handmade Mary Poppins and Bert costumes with items from her wardrobe and a few thrift store goodies. Her skirt, blouse, red bag, hat and Bert’s vest came from a thrift store.  Mary Poppins’s hat got a few coats of spray paint and some Dollar Store flowers! Oh and you might want to carry around a spoonful of sugar ; )

Mary Poppins and Bert Costumes

Check out the clever Mary Poppins and Bert adult costumes details at The Homebased Mom.

PETS: DIY Dog Whisperer Costume

This is one of the most creative pet costumes I’ve ever seen! Stacie from the The Flirty Blog turned her pooch into Cesar Milan, AKA the Dog Whisperer! She even got invited to the Today Show because of her DIY Dog Whisperer Costume!

DIY dog whisperer costume

See all the DIY Dog Whisper costume and Today Show deets at the The Flirty Blog.

ADULTS: Grandpa Costume

This is one easy DIY adult Halloween costume to put together last minute. And we totally could have spruced Grandpa up a little bit. Essential costume items include crazy pants from a thrift store, belt, white t-shirt, funky hat, long socks, slippers, and pillows (for the belly)! If we did it again, we’d add glasses and a handkerchief to the jacket pocket. Oh and a cane would be awesome.

Easy adult Halloween costume

How fun would it be to have a big group of grandma’s and grandpas! See more DIY old man costume deets at C.R.A.F.T.

GROUP: Cops and Robbers costumes

The  DIY cops and robbers costumes could be fun for a family or a group of any size! Amy from Living Locurto turned her sweet family into cops and robbers for the night. The robbers wear all black, and one or 2 people wear  cop costumes. Easy peasy. Oh and of course you’ll need a bag of money. This is a fun prop you can toss around all night. I’d pin some felt green dollar bills and give the robbers black masks too!

DIY Cops and Robbers costumes

See all of the DIY cops and robbers family costume deets at Living Locurto. And if you have a baby, turn her into a DIY baby bag of money costume made out of a pillow case!

KIDS: Flip Flop

Who said you can’t wear flip flops year round?! Michelle made her daughter a handmade flip flop costume out of cardboard, fabric, glue, and a pool noodle! Genius!

handmade flip flop costume

See all of the handmade flip flop costume details on C.R.A.F.T.

KIDS: DIY kids cupcake costume

Michelle crafted up a DIY kids cupcake costume for little gril! And the cheery on top… it’s a no sew costume! Here are the deets:

  • Cupcake wrapper is a lamp shade turned upside down and spray painted pink
  • The cake part is a white shirt with poly-fil hot glued glued onto a t-shirt
  • Sprinkles are made from foam sheets
  • Hat is winter beanie with poly-fil glued on top decorated with sprinkles
  • Cherry is a Christmas bulb glued on

Check out Michelle’s daughters creative costume last year… I’ll give you a hint it starts with flip

DIY kids cupcake costume

And here’s a family of DIY dessert costumes and a puppy turned Hostess treat too!

BABIES: DIY baby sushi costume

I love sushi! And I really love this itty bitty DIY baby sushi costume! The ginger and wasabi headband is adorable. It all started with a oneise and felt. You could hot glue or hand stitch the felt pieces onto the onesie.

diy baby sushi costume

See the full baby sushi costume details from Jenn. And here are lots of more baby costume ideas from onesies.

* If you liked this costume, be sure and check out the DIY sushi dog costume too!

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!