Making a Phantom Of The Opera CostumeThis is a page about making a Phantom of the Opera costume. An iconic, mesmerizing and terrifying character, the Phantom of the Opera is an excellent costume for Halloween, costume parties or cosplay. With the distinctive mask this is a recognizable and fun costume to wear.
Making an Alien CostumeThis is a page about making an alien costume. Being a life form from another planet is an easy homemade costume idea. There are a lot of interesting fabrics and even household items that can help you transform into an extraterrestrial.
Making a Professor Snape CostumeThis is a page about making a Professor Snape costume. One of the most memorable "villains" in the Harry Potter series, Professor Snape is a great Halloween costume. It's also a fairly cheap costume to put together yourself.
How to Make a Hermit Crab CostumeIf you are looking for a cute, unique costume this may be just the one. This is a page about how to make a hermit crab costume.
Making a Nurse CostumeThis is a page about making a nurse costume. The nurse costume is a classic option for Halloween, costume parties or just plain dress-up. From Florence Nightingale to a modern ER nurse this is very popular costume for children and adults alike.
Making a Dracula CostumeThis is a page about making a Dracula costume. One of the most popular Halloween costumes is Count Dracula. It's a relatively easy costume to put together yourself.
Making a Bowling Ball CostumeThis is a page about making a bowling ball costume. Homemade Halloween costumes are not only fun to make but even more fun to wear.
Making a Pharaoh CostumeThis is a page about making a Pharaoh costume. Who wouldn't want to be Pharaoh for a day? This costume is sure to be a hit whether you are just trick-or-treating or headed out to a costume party.
Making a Fake MicrophoneThis is a page about making a fake microphone. Dressing up to be a pop singer is fun. Make a microphone to complete the outfit.
Making Grass SkirtsThis is a page about making grass skirts. Grass skirts are fun to make and wear either to that summer luau or as a costume. They can be easily made for adults and children using a variety of materials.
Making an Incredible Hulk CostumeThis is a page about making an Incredible Hulk costume. The Incredible Hulk is one of the most famous characters in comic book history and makes a great Halloween Costume.
Making a Peg Leg for a Pirate CostumeI'm making a pirate movie and I need a realistic non-cheezy peg leg. Can someone help me out?
Making a "Nacho Libre" CostumeThis is a page about making a "Nacho Libre" costume. Whether you you love lucha libre or are just a fan of the movie, dressing up as Nacho Libre can be a lot of fun.
Making a Robot CostumeThis page is about making a robot costume. When making this costume, it's important to make sure the masquerader can see well.
Hamster CostumeAny ideas for a hamster costume for child?
Making a Pirate CostumeThis is a page about making a pirate costume. If your child wants to be a pirate this Halloween, you don't need to spend a lot of money buying one at the store. Use items that you already have at home or that can be found cheaply at the thrifty store.
Making a Batman CostumeNearly every year, Batman is one of the most popular costumes. Making your own Batman costume is a lot of work but can very rewarding. This is a page about making your own Batman costume.
Making a Felt Kitty Tail and PawsThis is a page about making a felt kitty tail and paws. This is a nice Halloween costume project, but also one that can add more items to your child's dressup box.
Making a Last Minute Spider Face MaskFor a quick Halloween mask give this one a try. It is simple to make and uses items you might already have. The instructions follow.
Making a Bloody Choker NecklaceGet out your hot glue gun, parchment paper, and red paint. This gruesome, creepy, Halloween necklace is fun to make and wear. Learn how here.
How to Make a Plastic Bottle TiaraThis sparkly tiara began as a lowly 2 liter plastic bottle. Learn how to make the transformation from recycle plastic to amazing costume or playtime tiara.
Making a Bubble Gum Machine CostumeDecorate a tee shirt with pom poms in a variety of colors and sizes to make this cute bubble gun machine costume. Your children can make this one themselves.
Gilligan's Island Costume with Wearable SS Minnow BoatIf your child is a fan of the vintage TV series Gilligan's Island, why not make this fun costume with a wearable SS Minnow boat? Links to the clothing sources online and instructions for the boat follow.
Making an Easy Burglar CostumeThis burglar costume is not only easy to make it is inexpensive as well. Learn how on this page.
How to Make a Tulle Masquerade MaskThis amazingly elegant sheer masquerade mask is made using tulle, puffy paint, and glitter. Learn how on this page.
Making Medusa Turning a Soldier to Stone CostumesFor pet lovers who also enjoy Greek mythology, this project might be just what you are looking for. These Halloween pet costumes are amazing. The instructions for making costumes to portray Medusa turning a soldier to stone can be found on this page.
Making a Mini Witch Hat HeadbandThis cute little witch hat headband is perfect for a minimalist Halloween costume when you don't want to go all out.
Little Shop of Horrors CostumesCreate a Little Shop of Horrors scene with your dogs dressed for their parts. This project includes step by step instructions and photos.
Claw Machine with Stuffed Animal CostumesInclude your pups in the Halloween costume fun with this delightful recreation of an arcade stuffed animal claw machine. This page contains the instructions and photos needed to put together this fun project.
DIY Stitches Choker NecklaceWhip out your hot glue gun and make this excellent stitches choker. It is the perfect addition to many Halloween costumes.
Snow White and the Undead Dwarves CostumeZombies are quite popular these days. Make this ghoulish take on Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs as your Halloween costume this year. The instructions, supplies list, and photos follow.
Halloween Taco Accessories for AdultsLooking for a minimalist adult Halloween costume? This page offers the instructions you will need to make a cute felt taco pin or hat decoration.
DIY Ice Phoenix CostumesA twist on the mythical fire powered phoenix, here's a rare type of phoenix that has the power of ice. This is a beautiful bird costume featuring the colors of white, silver, and icy blue.
Making a Space Princess CostumeWhether its an imaginary space princess or the well-known Amidala, you can make a fun space princess costume for costume party or Halloween.
DIY Labyrinth Movie CostumesMake these fun illusionary costumes for the characters of the classic Jim Henson movie Labyrinth, a tribute to the late great David Bowie.
Enchanting Flower Fairies CostumesThese colorful flower fairy costumes are intended for adults, but could be altered for a child as well. Detailed instructions and photos are available on this page.
Making a Unicorn Halloween CostumeChildren and adults both enjoy dressing up as unicorns. This page contains instructions and photos to help you make either a child's outfit or a pretty unicorn headband.
Making a Fortune Teller CostumeThe mystery associated with a fortune teller, makes this a great Halloween costume choice. This page contains tips and photos for putting together a fortune teller costume for Halloween or another occasion.
Witch Doctor and Shrunken Head CostumesThese elaborate pet costumes are actually relatively easy to make if you follow the instructions on this page. Transform your dogs into a witch doctor and a shrunken head.
Making a Fire Breathing Costume AccessoryIf you or your child is dressing as a dragon, you will want to make this accessory to provide the fiery breath. This page contains the instructions and photos needed to make a fire breathing costume accessory.
How to Make Frog Prince Costume for ToddlerIf you are looking for a sweet costume for your child to wear on Halloween or anytime for play, consider this frog prince outfit. This page contains a supplies list and detailed instructions for making one at home.
Making a Hot Glue Spiderweb NecklaceA creative necklace for a Halloween costume or a special outfit, can be fashioned with hot glue and a few supplies. This is a page about making a hot glue spiderweb necklace.
Making a Firefighter CostumeLots of kids want to dress as a firefighter for Halloween. You don't need to spend a lot on a nice costume or less on a not so nice one. This page contains thrifty tips for making a great costume with clothing items that can be worn later.
Converting a Halloween Costume to a Different SizeYou can save money by altering last year's costume to fit another child. This page contains instructions for converting a Halloween costume to a different size.
Making a Puppy Halloween Costume for a BabyThis is a page about making a puppy Halloween costume for a baby. Need a last minute baby Halloween costume? Here is an easy way to turn a simple onsie into an adorable puppy Halloween costume.
How to Make a Flash Superhero CapeMake this superhero cap for your child. It is simple to get on and off so your child can easily wear it for school events. This is a page about how to make a Flash superhero cape for halloween.
Making an "Up" Old Man Halloween CostumeCarl, an elderly balloon salesman, plans a long awaited trip to the jungles of South America by attaching numerous balloons to his house. This grumpy old man's real adventure is the relationship he forms with a young stowaway, Russell. Reconnect with this delightful story by making an "Up" old man Halloween costume for your or your child.
Letter to Grandma CostumeIf you are looking for a unique Halloween costume for a child in your family take a look at this special idea and make it your own. This is a page about making a letter to grandma costume.
How to Make a Felt Slice of Pizza CostumeHave your child dress as their favorite type of pizza for Halloween or other occasions. Make a felt pizza slice base costume and then decorate with paint and felt toppings. This is a page about how to make a felt slice of pizza costume.
Golden Girl Beneath My Skin CostumeThis unique Halloween costume is easy to apply and sure to be a conversation starter at any party. This is a page about making a "golden girl beneath my skin" costume.
Shark CostumeIt could be cold while trick or treating or going to the pumpkin patch. With this shark costume, you're essentially using any gray sweater your child owns and some felt - very inexpensive and perhaps even using items you may already own at home! Preferably use a sweater that your child is about to outgrow.
Homemade Bird Costumes for KidsCreate a cute, original bird costume for your child to wear for Halloween or a school function. This is a page about homemade bird costumes for kids.
Making a Child's Lady Bug CostumeThis is a page about making a child's lady bug costume. Dress your little one in this cute lady bug costume for Halloween or other occasion.
Making a Deviled Egg CostumeThis is a page about making a deviled egg costume. This is a cute costume that can be as easy to make as you like. It can be tailored for an adult or child.
Making a 'Bun in the Oven' CostumeThis is a page about making a bun in the oven costume. This is a creative Halloween costume idea for a pregnant woman and her partner.
Homemade Christmas Costume IdeasThis is a page about homemade Christmas costume ideas. Whether for a Christmas pageant, office party, or a family get together you may want to make a Christmas costume for the event.
Making a Princess CostumeThis is a page about making a princess costume. A princess costume is very popular for Halloween and any other time your child wants to play dress-up.
Making Popeye and Olive Oyl CostumesThis is a page about making Popeye and Olive Oyl costumes. These once very popular comic strip characters are still a fun choice for making Halloween costumes.
Making a Crayon CostumeThis is a page about making a Crayola crayon costume. Dressing as a crayon is a really cute Halloween costume idea.
Making a Super Mario Brothers CostumeThis is a page about making a Super Mario Brothers costume. Dress your trick-or-treater up as one of their favorite video game characters.
Making a Turtle Costume for a BabyThis is a page about making a turtle costume. Kids often love turtles, so a turtle costume for Halloween will be really adorable for your little one.
Making Felt Kitty EarsThis is a page about making felt kitty ears. Kitty ears for a cat costume can easily be made from felt.
Red Riding Hood the Wolf Slayer CostumeThis is a page about red riding hood the wolf slayer costume. Little Red Riding Hood is not just a helpless little girl in this costume, she is a wolf slayer.
Making a Tooth Fairy CostumeThis is a page about making a tooth fairy costume. A fun dress up for a costume party or Halloween fun can be as a tooth fairy.
Art Inspired Costume IdeasFine and pop art can both serve as inspiration for a fun and unique costume. This is a page about art inspired costume ideas.
Halloween Wheelchair CostumesThis is a page about Halloween wheelchair costumes. There are ways to incorporate a wheelchair into a holiday costume, to help a disabled person share in the fun.
Making a Super Grover CostumeThis is a page about making a Super Grover costume. A favorite Sesame Street character can let your youngster have lots of fun in their Halloween costume.
Halloween Costumes Ideas for WorkThis is a page about Halloween costumes for work. Many workplaces encourage their employees to come to work in costume for Halloween.
Nursery Rhyme Costume IdeasThis is a page about nursery rhyme costume ideas. Lots of great costumes can be made based on nursery rhyme characters.
Halloween Costume Ideas for Pregnant WomenThis is a page about Halloween costume ideas for pregnant women. If you are expecting around Halloween there are some really cute costume ideas you can make incorporating your pregnancy into the design.
Making a Skeleton CostumeThis is a page on making a skeleton costume. A skeleton is a classic homemade costume idea that can be easy to make with black clothes and white paint, or can be more complex.
Making a Strawberry CostumeThis is a page about making a strawberry costume. Make a cute strawberry costume for your child this Halloween.
Making a Party MaskThis is a page about making a party mask. A Halloween or masquerade party is a great occasion to wear a fun party mask.
Making a Lollipop Guild Munchkin CostumeThis is a page about making a Lollipop Guild Munchkin costume. If you are looking for a cute Wizard of Oz inspired costume, try a Munchkin outfit.
Making a Tinkerbell CostumeThis is a page about making a Tinkerbell costume. Tinkerbell, the fairy sidekick of Peter Pan, is a popular character to dress up as for Halloween or a party.
Making an M&M CostumeThis is a page about making an M&M costume. Dressing for Halloween as this favorite candy would be fun. The hardest part of making this costume will be deciding which color to be.
Making a Dora CostumeThis is a page about making a Dora costume. Dressing your little girl up for Halloween as Dora the Explorer, is an easy homemade costume option.
Making a Chinese Take Out Box CostumeThis is a page about making a Chinese take out box costume. Original Halloween costumes are fun to make a even more fun to wear.
Native American War Bonnet (Headdress)...This is a page about a Native American war bonnet pattern. Whether for a Halloween costume or a historical reenactment, you may need to find a pattern for a Native American headdress.
Making a Shark Costume for a BabyThis page is about making a shark costume for a baby. A very, cute costume can be made for even our smallest costume party participants.
Making a Witch BroomThis is a page about making a witch broom. A witch costume is just not complete without a broom.
Making A Snowflake CostumeThis is a page about making a snowflake costume. Dress as a prelude to winter in a beautiful snowflake costume this Halloween.
Making A Carmen Miranda CostumeThis is a page about making a Carmen Miranda costume. Carmen Miranda was a popular singer, film star, and Broadway actress in the 40s and 50s known for her extravagant hats.
Making A Flower CostumeThis is a page about making a flower costume. Make a cute, unique costume this Halloween.
Making A Rainbow Brite CostumeThis is a page about making a Rainbow Brite costume. Make a cute costume based on this popular cartoon character.
Making A Dog's Halloween CostumeMany dog owners like to dress their pets up for Halloween. This is a page about making a dog's Halloween costume.
Making a Cowgirl CostumeThis is a page about making a cowgirl costume. For decades, children have dressed up as cowgirls and cowboys. Paired with a stick pony, they can roam the streets on Halloween collecting candy.
Making a Charlie Brown CostumeThis page is about making a Charlie Brown costume. This popular cartoon character can be represented with a simple costume.
Making a Mermaid CostumeThis page is about making a mermaid costume. A homemade mermaid costume can be a little work, but can save you money and look very cute.
Making an Angel CostumeThis is a page about making an angel costume. A favorite costume idea for Halloween is the angel; kids really like the wings.
Making a Warrior CostumeThis is a page about making a warrior costume. The image of the ancient warrior sparks the imagination and is a favorite costume choice of young and old.
Making a Mummy CostumeThis is a page about making a mummy costume. The mummy has long been a favorite Halloween costume for young and old alike.
Making an X-Ray CostumeThis is a page about making an x-ray costume. An x-ray costume would make a unique variation on the traditional skeleton, this Halloween.
Making a Witch CostumeThis page is about making a witch costume. A favorite Halloween costume is a witch.
Group Halloween Costume IdeasIt is fun to get together with your coworkers and come up with group Halloween costume ideas. This is a page about group Halloween costume ideas.
Making a Triceratops CostumeThis is a page about making a triceratops costume. Dinosaurs are a favorite kid and adult Halloween costume choice.
Quick and Easy Halloween CostumesThis is a page about quick and easy Halloween costumes. You don't have to spend lots of time or money to make a unique and fun Halloween costume.
Making Masks Using Dryer LintThis is a page about making masks using dryer lint. Halloween is coming; try making your own face masks using a pulp made from dryer lint.
Homemade Halloween Costume IdeasThis is a page about homemade Halloween costume ideas. Making your own Halloween costumes is not only thrifty, but it also can result in a truly unique costume.
Magic Wand CraftsThis is a page about magic wand crafts. What child or may even an adult wouldn't want a magic wand to complete a costume or just for everyday magic.
Making a Wolverine CostumeThis is a page about making a Wolverine costume. This well know character from Marvel's X-Men comic books has been featured in movies and cartoons as well, with different costumes over the years.
Halloween: Mad Hatter CostumeThis Mad Hatter costume was perfect for her personality!
Making a Pop Star MicrophoneHere is a costume microphone for your budding pop star. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Homemade Halloween Costume Showcase...We put together this video of many of the great costumes which
ThriftyFun community members have created and shared with us over the
years. It's amazing seeing all the creativity which goes into these
Enchanting Flower FairiesWe decided to create flower fairy costumes. We decided to do two different flowers, a Purple Daisy Fairy and a Yellow Sunflower Fairy. We wanted to make beautiful enchanted costumes so we would look like we were part of the Enchanted Forest!
Claw Machine with Stuffed Animal CostumesPhoenix and Gryphon are cuddly stuffed animals inside a giant claw machine, like the ones you see at arcades. Phoenix is a stuffed polar bear and Gryphon is a stuffed lion. We're sure anyone would want to win these adorable stuffed animals!
Witch Doctor and Shrunken Head CostumesGryphon, the witch doctor, donned his creepy cloak with bands of leather. Gryphon, the witch doctor, wore a headpiece of bones and feathers. Then, Gryphon, the witch doctor, put Phoenix in a cauldron on the table. He told him, Ooo, ee, oo ah ah. Ting tang, walla walla bing bang!. This is what he said. He put a bone with braids through Phoenix's nose. And then he shrunk his head!
Labyrinth Movie CostumesPhoenix and Gryphon are dressed as characters from the classic Jim Henson movieLabyrinth, in a tribute to the late great David Bowie. Gryphon is dressed as David Bowie's character Jareth, the Goblin King. Phoenix is wearing an illusion costume so that he is taking on the role of two of the characters, both the girl Sarah and the baby Toby.
Ice Phoenix CostumesWe dressed up as Ice Phoenixes, which are a twist on the traditional phoenix. The mythical phoenix is typically known to have the power of fire, and be a fiery bird in shades of orange, red, and gold. There is, however, a more rare type of phoenix that has the power of ice, known as the Ice Phoenix.
Medusa Turning a Soldier to Stone CostumesPhoenix and Gryphon are dressed up as a classic Greek myth. Phoenix is Medusa, a terrifying Gorgon monster with living venomous snakes in place of hair, known for her power to turn onlookers to stone. Gryphon is the soldier who attempted to defeat Medusa, but despite his best efforts, was turned to stone by Medusa's deathly gaze.
Adult Halloween Costume IdeasI just turned 30, am single, no kids, and need a catchy Halloween costume idea. I am good with DIY too, I just need ideas!
3 Sheets to the Wind CostumeI want to dress up as 3 sheets to the wind for Halloween with my 2 other friends. What would be a good way to do that?
Making a Flapper Costumehow do you make a homemade flapper costume?
Making Halloween Masks Using Dryer LintAnyone recall how to use dryer lint for Halloween masks?
Making an Inexpensive Old Man Halloween CostumeHow can I make an old man Halloween costume for my 10 year son? We do not have a lot of money to spend.
Making a Leather MaskI'm making a leather mask for a Halloween masked ball and I'm going to soak it and let it air dry, so it hardens and retains its shape. I already have paper pieces cut out for the parts, but I want to know how much the leather will shrink before I stitch all the leather together.