November 3

Minion hat (and costume)

Minion costume

Needing a Halloween costume for a party this year, I opted to be a Minion from the movie, “Despicable Me.” I found some overall shorts and a yellow shirt at a local thrift store, some yellow tights at Target, and borrowed the boots from my daughter.

But the crowning glory (pun intended) of the ensemble was the crochet Minion hat, thanks to a free Ravelry pattern by Jennifer Dougherty. It took me just two evenings to whip up – one evening for the yellow cap, and one evening for the goggled-eye.

While Halloween has passed, perhaps this project will still inspire you for holiday gift-giving. The pattern provides instructions for child-adult sizing, so you can create your own family of Minions in time for the holidays!

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November 2

How To Make Monster Teeth

Allen Hopps of Mesquite TX, also known as Slilt Beast Studios, is an imaginative designer, actor, and sculptor who is driven by an incredible passion for the haunted attraction industry. Well known for “thinking outside of the box,” Allen is constantly looking outside of the Haunted attraction industry for products and techniques that can be adapted or remade to fit the need of Haunted attractions.

teeth plate

With just two colors of hot glue sticks, Allen has a video tutorial that shows you how to make prop teeth for sets, costumes, props, and masks.

For a list of Allen’s other tutorials, check out his website. Get cracking on your Halloween and haunt decorations now…you’ve only got 363 days until next Halloween!

October 29

Sulley from Monsters Inc. Costume

You probably don’t have time to construct something like this before Halloween on Thursday, but this Sulley from Monsters Inc. costume is really well done, so had to be shared.

Sulley costume

Posted on Instructables by user wmorey37, Sulley was put together using chicken wire, paper, glue, felt, fur, tube, old shoes, paint, duct tape, bouncy balls, bubble wrap and a hula hoop. Impressed? Head over to Instructables.com to check out how it was done.

Acknowledging that it is already one day to Halloween, however, if you are still looking for costume ideas that you have some chance of pulling off before the big night, perhaps you should check out these 15 Last-Minute, Inexpensive, Geeky Halloween Costume Ideas.

October 13

DIY Halloween Costume: Captain America

Captain America costume

So how is your Halloween costume coming along? I actually have a Halloween costume party to go to this year, and think I may just go easy on myself with a premade Star Trek uniform that I already have, unless I’m inspired by something else I happen along. In case you’re still looking for inspiration, perhaps this Captain America costume is just the thing?

Michele of The Scrap Shoppe provides easy step-by-step instructions for converting a simple children’s sweat set into heroic form, and I would think it would be just as easy to apply to adult-size sweats. I love her idea of masking off the star shape for painting, though it might look neat with a white felt star hand-stitched on, too.

Be sure to click through to see her instructions for making an adorable Thor costume, too!

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