1. Style
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://diyfashion.about.com/od/costumes/

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

Baby Word Scramble

Homemade Costumes

Homemade Costumes. Whether it's Halloween or time to hit a convention, homemade costumes are the best way to save money and look unique. These homemade costume tutorials are designed to provide easy solutions for your wildest dreams.
  1. Renaissance Costuming
  2. A-Z Character Costume Tutorials (58)
  3. Budget Costumes (43)
  4. Costume Accessories (16)
  5. Face Painting (16)
  6. Masks and Masquerade (11)
  7. Homemade Costume Photos (10)
  8. Fake Blood Recipes (10)
  9. Horror Makeup (4)

Miley Cyrus VMA Costume
Create your own sizzling Miley Cyrus VMA costume with this easy tutorial from Rain Blanken.

Dog Costume Ideas for Halloween
Dog costumes are small and easy to construct for a night out colelcting biscuits. Here are my Ten Easy Halloween Costumes for Dogs.

What is Cosplay?
Learn about Cosplay, what it is, and where to find conventions to cosplay at.

Dress like Joan from Mad Men
This is a head-to-toe guide to creating a Joan look, as seen on AMC's Mad Men. From the couture 60's dresses to the little touches, this complete photo tutorial will help you put together the perfect Joan Holloway costume.

Halloween Makeup Tips and Tricks
Create your fantasy or horror look with the best makeup to seal the illusion. I'll help you with this guide to the best Halloween makeup and effect brands, including some tips for success.

Make a Princess Beatrice Hat
Create your own Princess Beatrice Hat fascinator by using household items and a little DIY know-how. Philip Treacy designed many of the hats at the Royal Wedding, but none so famous as that topping the noggin of Princess Beatrice of York. The ribbon on this hat was more Lady Gaga in style.

DIY Popular Costumes of 2011
The most popular costumes of the year are usually based off of recent news events, top-grossing movies and media-swathed celebrities. 2010 is no exception, with a crop of top costumes that emulate what we've all been tweeting about.

DIY Popular Costumes of 2010
The most popular costumes of the year are usually based off of recent news events, top-grossing movies and media-swathed celebrities. 2010 is no exception, with a crop of top costumes that emulate what we've all been tweeting about.

Ten Lady Gaga Costumes to Make
Playing Lady Gaga is easy because she doesn't have a single signature look, but many. In fact, there are so many famous Lady Gaga outfits that...

Make an Edward Cullen Costume
Make an Edward Cullen Costume

Make an Avatar Na'vi Costume
Make an Avatar Na'vi Costume. Learn how to make an Avatar Na'vi costume with this simple tutorial.

How-to Harry Potter Costumes
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make Harry Potter costumes for free at home.

Zombie Costume How-To
Make a Zombie Costume. Learn how to make a truly frightening zombie costume with this quick tutorial.

Make a Jersey Shore Costume
Make a Jersey Shore Costume. Learn how to create costumes to portray the cast of Jersey Shore with these quick tips and instructions.

Make a Bella Swan Costume
Make a Bella Swan Costume. Learn how to turn yourself into beautiful Bella Swan with this quick costume tutorial.

Make Fake Blood - Fake Blood Recipes
Fake Blood Recipes. Learn how to create fake blood with these free recipes that use

Rosalie Cullen Costume
Rosalie Cullen Costume. Learn how to make a Rosalie Cullen costume with this simple tutorial.

How-To Vampire Costume
Vampires are a classic Halloween costume that have come back in recent years with the success of Twilight. Here are a few elements of vampire costumes from classic to modern styles.

Michael Jackson Costume
After the tragic death of Michael Jackson, thousands of fans decided to honor him through imitation. Tribute artists all over the world are suiting up to honor the memory of Michael and to keep the spirit of his music alive for years to come.

Make your own Michael Jackson costume this Halloween season and show off your best moves.

How-to Poison Ivy Costume
How-to Poison Ivy Costume. Learn how to make a Poison Ivy costume with stuff you have at home.

Miley Cyrus Costume
Miley Cyrus is quickly becoming as popular a costume as her fictional alter ego, Hannah Montana. Find out how to get the right Miley look with this simple tutorial.

Make a Ninja Mask Out of a T-Shirt
Make a Ninja Mask out of a T-Shirt. Learn how to make a ninja mask using only a t-shirt.

Sarah Palin Costume
The hottest costume for women in 2008 is Sarah Palin herself. Lucky for you that this is an easy-to assemble costume that won't add to your budget deficit.

How-to Wizard Robes
How-to Wizard Robes. Learn how to make wizarding robes like those on Harry Potter.

Make a Star Trek Uniform
Make a Star Trek Uniform. Learn how to make a Star Trek Starfleet uniform with this easy tutorial.

Catwoman Costume How-To
How-to Catwoman Costume. Learn how to make a Catwoman costume with stuff you have at home. Make your own Catwoman Costume for close to free.

How to Make Costumes
How to Make Costumes. Photo tutorials on how to make costumes. Make costumes for women, men and all the kids.

Costumes for Redheads
Costumes for redheads. Famous redhead characters make for cool costumes. Get ideas to dress up as a redhead this year.

Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses. Free template to print your own wizard glasses.

Costume Ideas
A photo gallery of costume ideas and how-to's for each costume.

Wench or Maiden Costume
Renaissance costumes can cost hundreds of dollars, even when they are not custom made. You can create a simple costume with a corset top and skirt set. The best part is that it only costs a few bucks in fabric and ribbon.

How-To Halloween Costumes
How-To Halloween Costumes. Costumes for kids, costumes for adults and children of all sizes. Learn how to make Halloween costumes at home.

How-To Harry Potter Costumes
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter.

Strawberry Shortcake Costume
How to Strawberry Shortcake Costume. Learn how to make a Strawberry Shortcake costume at home.

Jack Sparrow Costume How-To
Everyone wants to be a pirate, but these days only one is king. Learn how to make a Captain Jack Sparrow costume.

Make a Fake Mustache
Make a Fake Mustache. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a mustache with a Barbie doll.

How-to Rainbow Brite Costume
Rainbow Brite Costume. How-to Rainbow Brite costume with easy instructions.

Indiana Jones Costume
How-To Indiana Jones Costume. Make an Indiana Jones Costume with these easy instructions.

Make a Fake Beard
Make a Fake Beard. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a beard with a Barbie doll.

How to Make a Catwoman Mask
Catwoman mask pattern and how-to. Get a free pattern and step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make a Catwoman mask at home.

How to Make a Yarn Wig
Learn how to make yarn wig with this step-by-step photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.

Make a Hooded Cape
Capes are used in a variety of costumes, from hobbits to super hero's. Learn how to make the simple hooded cape in just a few minutes.

Women's Pirate Costume
Yarrrr! Make this easy pirate costume designed just for the ladies. Since there are so many kinds of pirates, there are a few options here to choose from.

Make a Belt Pouch
Learn how to make a pouch that will slide onto your belt. These photos and instructions will show you how to make a belt pouch in minutes.

Make a Fairy Bottle of Bubbles
Create a bubble bottle that will match any fairy costume and add the magic of bubbly fun to any situation.

Women's Princess Costume
Princess and Queen costumes can cost hundreds of dollars, even when they are not custom made. You can create a simple costume with a corset top and skirt set. The best part is that it only costs a few bucks in fabric and ribbon.

Turn a Prom Dress into a Fairy Costume
Take that ugly old prom dress and turn it into a sparkling fantasy fairy costume. You're never going to wear that thing again, anyway.

How to Make Dragon Wings
How to Make Dragon Wings. Learn how to make dragon wings with this photo tutorial.

How to Make Fairy Wings
How to Make Fairy Wings. Learn how to make fairy wings with this photo tutorial.

Yarn Party Hair Pieces
Learn how to make your own yarn hair pieces. This how-to will show you how to make some wild yarn hair to change up your 'do.

How to Make Costumes
How to Make Costumes. Save some money and learn how to make these hot costumes at home.

Gothic Fairy Corset Top
This corset top is perfect for fairies, princesses, she-devils and maidens alike. Make it in minutes.

Contact Lens Review: Bausch & Lomb Soflens Natural Colors
Contact Lens Review: Bausch & Lomb Soflens Natural Colors. Get the skinny on how these contact lenses performed with this complete review.

Circle Lens Review: Seeshell Cosmo
Circle Lens Review: Seeshell Cosmo. Get the skinny on how these contact lenses performed with this complete review.

Gothic Lolita Fairy Costumes
These fairy costumes with lace-up corsets are made of simple elements and have a huge impact. Make with long or sort skirts.

How-To Ninja Costume - Make a Ninja Costume
How-To Ninja Costume - Make a Ninja Costume

Pirate Costume Skirt -- Free Pattern and Directions
Here you'll find free directions to draft your own pattern and how to sew a pirate costume skirt.

Halloween Costumes to Sew
Halloween is a great time to experiment and let your imagination go wild to create the best Halloween costume. Follow the instructions provided or embellish the ideas presented to make them the costume you want to create.

Sew Your Own Costume Boots and Shoes
Special footwear to match a costume can cost a fortune. Save your money and use your fabric scraps to create footwear that will add to the costume.

Would You Wear or Make a Catwoman Costume?
How would you wear a catwoman costume? Readers weigh in here.

How-To Ravenclaw Robe
How-To Ravenclaw Robe. Learn how to make a Ravenclaw robe with this complete photo tutorial.

Make a Poodle Skirt
Thinking about sewing a poodle skirt? You'll find tips and suggestions to make a great poodle skirt as a costume or just for fun here.

How-To Slytherin Robe
How-To Slytherin Robe. Learn how to make a Slytherin robe with this complete photo tutorial.

How-To Gyffindor Robe
How-To Gyffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.

Lady Gaga Costumes
Lady Gaga Costumes. See some of Lady Gaga's most outrageous costumes and get tips on how to recreate them.

Bonnaroo 2010 Fashion and Costumes
Bonnaroo Fashion and Costumes. Photos of handmade style and costumes at Bonnaroo 2010.

Make Your Halloween Costume
How to make Costumes for men and women. Learn how to make costumes that are updated, sexy and cute.

Most Popular Halloween Costumes in 2009
I predict that we're going to see a lot of popstars and whimsical wizardry this Halloween season. Here are the most popular costumes for 2009.

Make a Katy Perry Costume
Learn how to create a sexy and fun Katy Perry costume with this complete photo tutorial.

Make a Sarah Palin Costume
Whether she's perched in the audience of Dancing with the Stars, or shooting out of helicopters, Sarah Palin is always in the news for something. Whether you're a fan or not, it's fun to play her for a night. Lucky for you that this is an easy-to assemble costume that won't add to your budget deficit. Need More? Visit our complete guide to ...

Costume Ideas and How-To's
Costume ideas and how-to tips to help you out along the way. Get ideas for your Hallowen costume and learn how to make them on a budget.

Sexy Costumes for Women
Sexy Costumes for Women. Learn how to make sexy women's costumes.

Amy Winehouse Fashion Inspiration
Use these fashion photos as inspiration for your own Amy Winehouse costume.

Halloween Costume Ideas?
Brainstorm some costume ideas with this list of costume ideas just for women.

Make an Amy Winehouse Costume
Learn how to make an Amy Winehouse costume with this complete tutorial and inspirational fashion photos.

Make a Rapunzel Costume
Make a Rapunzel costume for Halloween. I'll show you how to be this princess from head to toe (and all the hair in between) with this complete photo tutorial.

How-To Latex Wound Makeup
Learn how to make a realistic latex wound that looks really gross. Use a store-bought prosthetic and these gross makeup tricks to make something truly scary. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how.

Mardi Gras Costume Ideas
Figure out what you want to dress up as for Mardi Gras with these photos of masks and costumes from parades past.

Feathered Masks from The Feather Place
Explore a variety of feathered masks in this gallery of masks from The Feather Place by Kelly.

Examples of Renaissance Costumes
Examples of Renaissance and Medieval Costumes. Pirates, wenches and ladies galore. Use these to get ideas about what you'll be next.

Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume - Babe-raham Lincoln
Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume - It's Babe-raham Lincoln

Photos from MARCon 45
After a long weekend of costuming panels and lots of blue makeup on my part, the MARCon convention is over and I have a lot of photos to sift through. This year

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.