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Cute Frog Costume Made From Goodwill Finds
212 Votes

Cute Frog Costume Made From Goodwill Finds

Mika Walton made her son’s adorable frog costume out of some fleece and Goodwill purchases. She sewed the hat and made the hands and feet out of fleece from a fabric store, and the shirt and pants are fashioned from pieces she picked up …

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Eco-Friendly Felt Baby Owl Costumes
200 Votes

Eco-Friendly Felt Baby Owl Costumes


Shannon Stoughton turned her twin girls, Karsyn and McKinley, into green little hoots! The two girls are wearing hand knitted owl beanies, and homemade wings which she crafted from four layers of handmade felt feathers able to be velcroed on and off of their onesies. The girls are also celebrating the green around them by nesting in a nearby tree.

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Pint-Sized Postman and His Car
149 Votes

Pint-Sized Postman and His Car

How adorable is Micah The Mailman in his postal gear? He even has a homemade truck made out of cardboard, glue & paint using a Radio Flyer wagon as the wheels!

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Monster Truck Driver & Cardboard Box Truck Costume
162 Votes

Monster Truck Driver & Cardboard Box Truck Costume

Oh the things you can do with a cardboard box! Kris Pinkerton’s son wanted to be a monster truck driver, so her husband granted his wish by transforming his wagon into a monster truck by reusing a cardboard box. Luckily this is a zero-emission ride!

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Crafty Lego Man and Lady Costumes Made From Cardboard
144 Votes

Crafty Lego Man and Lady Costumes Made From Cardboard

Jessica G and her husband made these incredible costumes for their 4 and 6-year old Lego fans! Each crafty costume is simply made of recycled cardboard, styrofoam and paper, and took them 12 hours to create.

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Inseparable Maple Syrup and Pancakes Costume
101 Votes

Inseparable Maple Syrup and Pancakes Costume

For over a year Erin Corbett’s son Miles has been saying he wants to be a pancake for Halloween, with his younger brother as the maple syrup. Using fabric Erin already had in her stash, she was able to come up with these two costumes. The pancake? Easy. The Syrup? A lot trickier than she thought, as her son Ozzie isn’t walking yet and keeping him warm. Her solution was to line it with fleece, and voila!

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iPhone Costume Created From Recycled Cardboard
21 Votes

iPhone Costume Created From Recycled Cardboard


Jewelle Khan created the clever iPhone costume for her son using a recycled cardboard box, some paint, sticky aluminum foil, and of course some printed pictures of the famous iPhone apps! Jewelle had a lot of fun making the costume, and not …

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Statue of Liberty Costume Made From Mom and Dad’s Clothes
43 Votes

Statue of Liberty Costume Made From Mom and Dad’s Clothes

Entering the Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest has become somewhat of a tradition for Lena’s family, and in her family’s 3rd(!) year entering, she created this incredible Statue of Liberty costume for her 5-year old Maya.

Dress: The dress has been made using naturally hand-dyed fabrics: …

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Headless Man Made From Recycled Materials
24 Votes

Headless Man Made From Recycled Materials

Laura created this costume for her 7-year old son Michael mostly from recycled items. The suit came from the thrift shop, the structure underneath consistes of old cardboard boxes, empty 2 liter bottles for the shoulders, balled up newspapers, grocery …

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Popcorn and Gnome
26 Votes

Popcorn and Gnome

Katy Thiel started with an old box, painted it, added red duct tape and then glued popped popcorn to it to make this adorable box of popcorn. The equally impressive tricky gnome sitting on a toad stoll is made from old pool noodles covered in an old …

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Cute Robot Made From Recycled Materials
45 Votes

Cute Robot Made From Recycled Materials

Cindy Young created this DIY green robot costume from a reused cardboard box, recycled aluminum foil, old CDs, a broken card reader and other recycled materials.

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Handmade Madeline and Corduroy Bear Costumes
12 Votes

Handmade Madeline and Corduroy Bear Costumes

Here is Madeline and Corduroy Bear, both 100% Homemade by Candice Larsen.

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Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume
24 Votes

Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

Crafty mom Beth King bought one of her sons, Max, a Max costume (from Where the Wild Things Are) a couple of years ago. So when she asked her other son what he wanted to be and he said “A wild thing!” she jumped at the opportunity …

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Handmade Zelda & Link Costumes
12 Votes

Handmade Zelda & Link Costumes

This year Beth Langness dressed her kids up as Zelda & Link. Beth created the Zelda costume from a dress pattern she had and designed her own vest and gauntlets based on  3″x5″ picture. The shield & princess accessories have been crafted foam …

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Little Icee Costume Made From Household Items
33 Votes

Little Icee Costume Made From Household Items

Easy to make and have fun at the same time, Elizabeth Garcia created this adorable costume for her daughter using just a punch bowl, cotton, glitter, three posterboards, and felt!

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Urban Babies Wear Black
29 Votes

Urban Babies Wear Black

Kate Schox fashioned this monochromatic costume for baby Truman based on the book “Urban Babies Wear Black.” Totally hipster!

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Papier-Mâché Costume of Mike Wasowski From Monster’s Inc.
65 Votes

Papier-Mâché Costume of Mike Wasowski From Monster’s Inc.

Shawna Porter originally found a Monsters Inc. ‘Sully’ costume at a yard sale this summer for $5 that fit her oldest son perfectly. So this Halloween she had no choice but to turn her youngest son into Sully’s best friend …

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Flinstones Family
15 Votes

Flinstones Family

This year Diana Snyder decided to dress up her family as the Flinstones for Halloween. All handmade pieces, this yabba dabba family is looking fantastic!

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Eco-Friendly Robot
11 Votes

Eco-Friendly Robot

Check out this recycled robot boy walking the streets! He was made by Denise Fitzsimmons out of cardboard boxes, paper bowls, old dryer venting and milk caps.

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US Army Soldier Costume Made From Actual BDU
31 Votes

US Army Soldier Costume Made From Actual BDU


Lena Sekine is a veteran when it comes to our Green Halloween Contest, where entering has become somewhat of an annual family tradition. For her 3-year old son Jaxon’s first year in our competition, Lena created an adorable soldier costume from an actual BDU once worn …

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Spooky Chef and Oven Made From Recycled Cardboard
23 Votes

Spooky Chef and Oven Made From Recycled Cardboard

April Halpern used recycled boxes, cardboard, and clothes hangar to create the oven and door hinge on this clever costume. Complimented with the chef himself, his lightweight frying pan and tea kettle, her son’s spooky menu consisted of: dressed duck (glow in the dark …

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Cabbage Patch Kid in a Box
24 Votes

Cabbage Patch Kid in a Box

Olivia Atkisson used birch wood to create a replica of a vintage 1985 Cabbage Patch doll still in the box. The box is hand-painted, and 10-month old Leksi Faith is dressed up inside wearing an outfit handmade from a baby blanket her mom …

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Eco Robot and Friendly Cow
25 Votes

Eco Robot and Friendly Cow

April Gober’s two sons, Mason and Ty as a robot and a cow. It took her about 2 months, but she handmade both costumes! For the robot, she used a box and Christmas LED lights along with some other items she found in the hardware dept. at the store. Ty’s cow costume was a pair of sweat pants and a sweat …

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Hand Sewn Green Grasshopper Costume
14 Votes

Hand Sewn Green Grasshopper Costume

Lindsay Leet sewed and constructed an adorable green grasshopper for Payton. Resourcefully, she was able to reuse past craft projects for some essential components — the eyes are made out of a snowman she crafted last year for example.The majority of the costume …

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Super Green G-bot
65 Votes

Super Green G-bot

John Fertig’s son in his G-BOT robot costume. John built the whole thing (with his son’s help!) and all of the lights and gauges actually work!

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Pilot and Cardboard Box Airplane Costume
17 Votes

Pilot and Cardboard Box Airplane Costume

Jorge Herrera used a recycled cardboard diaper box for body of the plane and other parts including the propeller that actually spins. Empty paper towel rolls created the steering column and an old dog frisbee was used for the steering wheel. Colored …

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Giant 9-Foot Tall Preying Mantis Costume
35 Votes

Giant 9-Foot Tall Preying Mantis Costume

This oversized praying mantis, which is a whopping 9-feet long and weighs 11 pounds, isn’t the first giant costume Michael Stocky has made, and he says creating them as a family project is half the fun. His daughter Sienna, who is a friend to all insects, wore the costume trick-or-treating this year. The head is made from a bicycle helmet, the eyes are metal strainers, the legs are wire repurposed from abandoned political campaign signs covered with pipe insulation, and the body is a metal …

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Three Blind Mice & the Farmer’s Wife Group Costume
137 Votes

Three Blind Mice & the Farmer’s Wife Group Costume

Every year Kim Kennedy and her four boys look forward to a fun-filled day of costume making. This year was no exception when they created the Three Blind Mice and the Farmer’s Wife. For this clever group Halloween costume Mom and kids …

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Adorable Fox Costume Made From a Wool Sweater
69 Votes

Adorable Fox Costume Made From a Wool Sweater

Inspired by recent reading about foxes, Jen C. decided to put together an all-natural, upcycled fox costume. Her daughter asked that it be soft, stretchy and warm,  so she upcycled and fulled a soft, thick wool sweater, adding a chevron print cotton ruffle below the drop waist skirt. The big tail …

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Handmade Fall Forest Fairy Costume
49 Votes

Handmade Fall Forest Fairy Costume

Laureen Edelstein made this Fall Forest Fairy costume for her daughter using mostly items from around the house including fabric remnants, ribbons, silk leaves, flowers, wire, a glue gun, glitter glue, wire hangers, rafia, recycled tights, and yarn. They both  had fun searching for useable items and creating the design together. After it was finished they had an outdoor “photo shoot” in their woods, the local pumpkin patch, and even with neighbor’s horses. The Edelstein’s green …

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Pterri the Pterodactyl from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse
39 Votes

Pterri the Pterodactyl from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse

Allison Zahorik’s son Max wanted to be Pterri the Pterodactyl from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse for Halloween. So the mom dyed an old sweatsuit she had in the house and used Polar fleece to created the head, wings, and tail. For …

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Japanese Samurai Costume
24 Votes

Japanese Samurai Costume

This costume was dreamed up and named ‘Samurai Suzume Bachi’ by Callie Williams’ son. The mask is made from a lamp shade, cereal boxes and paper clay, the body armor and shin guards are made from Formica laminate, the shoulder plates are made from …

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