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Homemade Halloween Costumes

Welcome to our Gallery of fun, frightening and fantastically freakish homemade Halloween costumes! Here at Costume Works we think our readers are some of the most talented costume makers in the world and we love showcasing their work.

Castaway Couple Halloween Costume

Our readers are constantly working on their next Halloween costume and they send us photos all year long. By sharing these photos here on the site we're hoping we can help spread the word that making your own costume is really the best way to go.

As you scroll through our Photo Gallery you'll see some pretty gruesome costumes, costumes you'd never be able to find in a store. Costumes so scary you'll start to wonder about the mental state of the person behind the design!

You'll see some really creative looks based on television shows and popular movies. Again, you'd never be able to find these costumes in a store yet they're always the most-talked-about costumes at the party.

Headless Scientist Halloween Costume Idea for Kids

Kids especially love dressing up for Halloween and if you've looked at the costumes you can buy off-the-rack you know that they're very expensive, they're very poorly made and they look totally cheesy. Not to mention the fact that your kid ends up looking like every other kid in town and how much fun is that?

But scroll through our Costume Photo Gallery and look at all of the happy children who've sent us the pics of their DIY Halloween costumes. Sure, some of these kids probably had an adult involved somewhere in the creation, but you can tell by looking at these kids that this is the best costume they've ever had. And it's all because they got to use their imagination.

Halloween costumes don't have to be expensive or time-consuming to make. Some of these creations were whipped up on a whim, only an hour or two before the party. And most are made with items you find around your home or with bits and pieces picked up at thrift stores for just a few bucks. Overall, most cost less than you'd spend for a ready-made costume you buy at the store.

Most of our readers also send us the story behind the creation so feel free to click on any pic you like and see how it's made. Start putting together ideas for your own homemade Halloween costume and send us your pics for our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest. We'd love to include your picture in our gallery!

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Picasso Paint Homemade CostumePicasso Paint

Pat Sajak Homemade CostumePat Sajak

Ice Cream Boy Homemade CostumeIce Cream Boy

Violin Spider Fairy Homemade CostumeViolin Spider Fairy

Wizard of Oz Family Homemade CostumeWizard of Oz

Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy Homemade CostumePinocchio and the Blue Fairy

Zoo Family Homemade CostumeMitchell's Zoo

Stay Puft Marshmallow and Ghostbusters Homemade CostumeStay Puft Marshmallow and Ghostbusters

Hulk Hogan Homemade CostumeHulk Hogan

Sexy Ninjas Homemade CostumeNinjas

Creepy Clowns Out on the Town Homemade CostumeCreepy Clowns Out on the Town

Headless Child Homemade CostumeHeadless Child

Plague Doctor and Victim Homemade CostumePlague Doctor and Victim

Sanderson Sisters Homemade CostumeSanderson Sisters

Harry Potter and Hedwig Homemade CostumeHarry Potter and Hedwig

Purple Rain - Prince Homemade CostumePurple Rain - Prince

Toothless Homemade CostumeToothless

Maleficent Homemade CostumeMaleficent

Lollipop Guild Homemade CostumeLollipop Guild

Big Bad Wolf Homemade CostumeBig Bad Wolf

The Little Mermaid and Crew Homemade CostumeThe Little Mermaid and Crew

Carl from Up Homemade CostumeCarl from Up

Voodoo Priestess Homemade CostumeVoodoo Priestess

BB8 on Wheels Homemade CostumeBB8 on Wheels

Baby Pumpkin CostumeBaby Pumpkin

Arcade Puggy Machine Homemade CostumeArcade Puggy Machine

Eddie Van Halen Homemade CostumeEddie Van Halen

Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf Couple Homemade CostumeLittle Red Riding Hood and Wolf

Toothless Homemade CostumeToothless

Tinkerbell Homemade CostumeTinkerbell

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