Inspired by the post we did on Juliana Sohn’s awesome costume she made for her kindergartner’s play, another reader, Josephine Schiele, sent us this email and these pictures: “Okay, I have to contribute to the costume ideas that you have been posting. I am bragging a little. My son Rex has been wearing a costume […]


Contributor Juliana Sohn emailed us this picture of a warthog that she made for her son’s kindergarten play. She is so not the mom who normally makes these kind of things (or brags about it!), so we will do that for her, and look at this as inspiration to all of us who think we […]


Last year my son changed his mind three times before deciding on being a mummy for Halloween. I did some internet research, which yielded all kinds of tea-stained muslin costumes. I went to the fabric store in pursuit of said muslin and mentally prepared myself for a mess of tea bags. I found instead very […]


My friend Jodi created this brilliant chicken costume for Martha Stewart’s Kids magazine. The costume is so simple to make – you just dress your baby in a white one piece and white tights or pants and wrap a white feather boa around the torso, securing it with safety pins. A pilot cap is adorned with a comb made from […]

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Felt really is my best friend at Halloween. Without any tedious hemming you can achieve a very finished looking costume. When shopping for felt be aware that there are a lot of different types — you can find 100% acrylic felt for as little $7 a yard, and 100% wool felt (which is really gorgeous, […]


These robot costumes were loads of fun to make, and just the other day the boys told me they think they might have been their best costumes ever. When I worked at Martha Stewart Living, I was constantly amazed at the ideas that various editor friends would come up with for costumes…I was particularly intrigued […]


The younger sibling of my son’s soccer teammate came to practice wearing this fantastic dragon costume. His mom had essentially cut the back of a hoodie and added these stuffed scales that run length of the sweatshirt–and then some. She claims it took her about an hour and that it was a last-minute Halloween costume […]

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