Be a swashbuckling pirate this holiday season and wear this adorable classic costume.
You can see the whole thing at Flickr. I hope someone picks this up and runs with it this year. Have you ever looked at a broken umbrella and thought about how it resembles a flailing bat? Lenore at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories made this Umbrella Bat costume out of one umbrella and a hoodie, and posted instructions so you can do the same. When I was a kid there was a guy in our neighborhood that used to jump out of the bushes in a gorilla suit and scare the bejeezus out of us.
It was one of my fondest memories of halloween. One year I decided to be that guy. Unfortunately, I don't have any bushes. An alternative would be to build a trash barrel disguise. I built the disguise below and then sat in it right on the front lawn. Not one single kid realized that It wasn't a trash can and I scared so many of them that I lost count.
You might not recognize the name Caterpillar Power Loader J, but surely you remember the mechanical power suit Sigourney Weaver used to fight the alien queen in Aliens. Ben Hallert built this one for Halloween in Read his story with links to photos and a video. Flickr user mcredis built a Rubik's Cube costume and posted the process in photographs. He wore it to a costume parade in New York, and heard "Can I solve you? The Flaming Carrot is one of the more bizarre comic book characters you'll ever encounter, but it's the look that makes a great costume, rather than the backstory.
RoG posted details on how he contructed this one. Jay Maynard, the Tron Guy, shows you step-by-step how he made the costume that made him an internet legend. Honus at Instructables posted instructions for making your own , complete with goggles and weapons. The backpack really makes this; I hope it isn't as heavy as it looks! Graphic designer Harrison Krix made a costume of the character Big Daddy from the video game Bioshock.
This is a work of a serious propmaster. It took seven weeks of sculpting with foam, cardboard, and fiberglass. The finished product, complete with a working drill arm, is a work of art. The post includes many more pictures and a couple of videos of the drill arm in action. Every year, people amaze me not only with their ideas, but with their talent and dedication at bringing the best costumes to life for Halloween and other occasions. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Rebekah Tennis made this costume for her son in He wanted to be an Army guy, but with a little work and a lot of green paint, he's a soldier straight out of Toy Story! She then posted the process of creating this costume. Photograph by Flickr user Cameron Yee. The character Cherry Darling from the movie Planet Terror startled folks when they saw that one of her legs was a machine gun. Then it inspired some women to recreate the scene.
Now, if you are a beautiful amputee like Lacey Henderson, who gained note as a college cheerleader a few years ago, you can make hay by cosplaying the character at fan events. Henderson has a webpage with instructions for those who aren't amputees on how to recreate the Cherry Darling look, and an annual competition is held for the best machine-gun-leg costume.
The head is built over a helmet, making it more stable, but still a bit hard to see from. Her sister is modeling the costume here; Mnemousyne is in the Sally costume. You can follow the process of building it at her blog.
The costume was created for a career day fair , but would work for Halloween for any redheads out there. The party was literary-themed, so Heather and David came up with a couple's costume right out of the novel The Picture of Dorian Grey.
Heather is Dorian, of course, and David is aged up and framed to be …his picture! Photograph by Flickr user Jason Adams. Jeff from Ohio told the story of how he made this mousetrap costume for his 3-year-old daughter. Being trapped is a very good excuse for not walking house to house, but a set of wheels got her there anyway! He cut the wood and mounted it to a wagon, welded on the metal hardware, and made the back half of the mouse to work as a cushion for the child's back.
Jake Meek said his Bob Ross attire was purchased in the ladies department at a local thrift store, "which I can only assume is where all men's clothing from the '70s currently resides. Here's that same pair, this time as The Hamburgler and the woman on the Sunmaid Raisins box. You can even dress up as a browser logo. Firefox is the preferred costume, as it has recognizable features.
This Firefox costume was entered in Crunchgear's contest last year. Etsy member scarystitcher made an award-winning costume for her daughter last year and posted it at reddit.
She gave us the short version of how it was made. The gray and blue fur are two separate materials from Joanns. The gray was much longer and I had to trim all of it down, but it really was the best match for Cheshire. I used a pattern to make the body then altered it to fit her measurements. The blue stripes were cut, placed, pinned and hand-stitched one by one. The mask has a paper mâché base with upholstery foam to widen his face.
The blacks of the eyes are what she sees through. Narrow, but it works well enough. The mouth and nose are thick card-stock also painted and attached with a glue gun and the whiskers are actually twigs I spray painted and glued in under the fur. She gives more information about the costume construction at the Etsy listing. You might think this costume would be difficult with cars, stairs, or the restroom, but he thought about that ahead of time.
The hand cart comes apart, so he can ditch it and the extra legs when needed, and still be left with a full costume. Alanna George made this Very Hungry Caterpillar costume for just a couple of dollars, and it looks just like the caterpillar in the book!
Her thenyear-old son was delighted to be the character from his favorite story. It's just one of many literary costumes that put kids in their favorite books that you can see in this bigger list. Redditor TriforceKing and his sister wore this last Halloween. It helped that he already resembled the actor David Morrissey somewhat. QuaziLogical made a classic illusion costume a couple of years ago.
See a closer image of the legs he made. Flickr user jpotisch made this snow globe costume by hand! The globe is fashioned from clear acetate, and the snow is made from bits of foam hanging by thread. He posted the building process in a Flickr album with some commentary along the way.
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BonnieMcBride 4 years ago I love this! This is by far one of my favorites thus far. GingerMacklin 4 years ago This one is my favorite.
MiRandaHarMans 4 years ago How funny! SuviVoutilainen 4 years ago Wow. Melodie 4 years ago Awesome! But does the kid know who she's supposed to be dressed as?
YvetteTree 4 years ago Great. SandraThaler 4 years ago wtf? LianeFleury 4 years ago What an original!!! SabrinaBotticeli 4 years ago Looks incredible lovely!! SuviVoutilainen 4 years ago Great idea. PeterIorns 4 years ago 76 down-votes? MargaretBuckley 4 years ago So sweet, both of them! VickyArnold 4 years ago There you go KEBin 4 years ago Cute!
Oreo 4 years ago Thats awesome. This Belle costume from Beauty and the Beast is stunning! Any lady can be a princess for a day and wear this beautiful dress.
Remember, there are more Disney princesses to recreate. Choose your favorite Disney hero and recreate their look. Peter Pan is a simple go-to.
If you want to visit Neverland this Halloween then try this cute Peter Pan costume. Are you going with Marvel or DC? This costume idea will always make a hit every holiday season. Halo is optional but you can make the easiest angel wings with this simple DIY tutorial.
Want to be a gunslinger from the old Wild West? Then grab your sewing machine and make this your next sewing project for Halloween. Get the instructions here. Want to know how prosthetic makeup works? Check it out in this video from nimbacreations: Halloween costumes have definitely changed throughout the years and dressing up can become confusing at times.
Kids love Halloween, and who can blame them? You get to put on an awesome terrifying costume and terrorize your neighbors in return for bags of free candy. But what to wear? With your help, we'd like to collect the best children 's Halloween costume ideas ever. Chris Miller made his own Bender costume back in The eyes moved by a servo controlled by his hands! He was a finalist in a costume contest, but I can't imagine what costume could beat this. DIY Halloween Costume Ideas For Absolutely Everyone. Are you a baby, or a large group, or an incredibly lazy person? No worries; we've got you covered.