KIDS: DIY My little pony costume

My little ponies were all the rage back in my day! I’m happy to see that they are makin’ a come back! Sugar Tart Crafts has 12 detailed tutorials about how to make this adorable DIY my little pony costume! I love how the costume turned out and what a fun dress up costume for after Halloween?!

DIY My little pony costumeHere is the first of twelve tutoirals to make the DIY my little pony costumes!


GROUPS: Words with Friends costume

Group Halloween costumes are fun! This is a really awesome idea for a large group… co-workers, sorority, fraternity, or big group of friends! Best of all, it’s easy and cheap to make! If you haven’t heard of the game Words with Friends, check it out! It’s addicting!

All you need to make this Words with Friends group Halloween costume is black pants and a black top. Then grab some cardboard and cut out a square. Cut out 2 per person if you want your letter on your back too. Then use an XACTO knife to round the corners. Print out letters all the same size and font on the computer, cut out, and use glue to adhere each letter to each piece of cardboard! You can attach the letter square to your black shirt a bazillion different ways! Tape, clothes pins, or it can go over your neck with string!

How easy was that?!

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BABIES: DIY Oscar the Grouch costume

The Pink Funny Farm made her little one a DIY Oscar the Grouch costume for Halloween. This costume will take a little time with the sewing machine, but the results are priceless! The tin can is made out of felt and the Oscar part is made out of green fur. Don’t forget to add the trash can lid to his head!

DIY Oscar the Grouch costume

BABIES: DIY Popcorn bag costume

As a mom to a little one still in a baby carrier, this is truly a genius costume! She turned her baby carrier into a popcorn bag with felt. This is a no sew costume, y’all! Oh and did I mention this costume only took her 15 minutes to put together?! See all of the DIY popcorn bag costume details and pictures at Nearly Handmade.

DIY Bag of Popcorn costume

ADULTS: DIY Medusa costume

Morena’s Corner crafted up this awesome DIY Medusa costume for herself! The snake hair is actually jsut made out of a headband! She found large and small snakes and used chenille pipe cleaners to attach them to a sturdy headband. Check your local Dollar Store for toy snakes! Then, all you’ll need is a white sheet to wrap around your body in toga form! Easy and awesome.

DIY Medusa costume


See all of the DIY Medusa costume details and pictures here.

KIDS: DIY Gumball machine costume

The DIY Studio whipped up this adorable kids DIY gumball machine costume! She used a vinyl shower curtain as the plastic pouch that covers the gum balls (or felt balls)! This costume requires some sewing, but it’s totally worth the work! You can see the complete costume tutorial over at the DIY Studio.

DIY Gumball machine costume

Oh and here’s another version of a kids DIY gumball machine costume that uses a plastic bowl as the gumball cover!


COUPLES: DIY Cast away costumes

Want to win a couples costume contest this Halloween?  Here’s a gold medal winning idea… DIY cast away costumes! Dress you and your honey up as the FedEx employee and Wilson from Cast Away! You’ll need to make a giant paper mache sphere to be Wilson and add the iconic red Wilson face. The Fed Ex employee needs to work on his beard growth from now until Halloween! Or just craft one up with makeup! Make a “skirt” out of a brown paper bag, and be sure to carry a FedEx package!

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KIDS: DIY Earth and Sun costumes

LoriMessFlint crafted up these DIY Earth and Sun costumes for her kiddos for Halloween costume contest! How fun are these costumes for siblings…genius!? I know that the kids would have a blast helping make these paper mache costumes too! After you create the paper mache spheres, use puff paint to paint on the details! Don’t forget to glue little astronauts on the moon and use foam to glue the rays of sunshine to the sun!

DIY Earth and Sun costumes

COUPLES: DIY Popeye and Olive Oyl Costumes

Morena’s Corner used things from her closet to whip up DIY Popeye and Olive Oyl costumes for her and her husband. For Olive Oyl, she attached pieces of lace to the collar and sleeves of a red long sleeved t-shirt. Popeyes costume also started as a blue t-shirt with yellow felt buttons she sewed on. I love how she made the muscles out of panty hose and the pipe from a corn on the cob!

DIY Popeye and Olive Oyl

KIDS: DIY Nacho Libre costume

Morena’s Corner crafted up this adorable Nacho Libre costume for her son. She re-used her daughters Wonder Woman red bodysuit and cut the skirt off. Then she sewed on red patches to blue pajama pants and voila… meet Nacho Libre! Oh and don’t forget the mustache!

DIY Nacho Libre costume


See all of the DIY Nacho Libre costume details over at Morena’s Corner.