2014 Halloween Costume Contest!

Homemade Halloween Costumes

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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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ARC Captain Rex Homemade CostumeARC Captain Rex

Wreck-It Ralph & Fix-It Felix CostumesWreck-It Ralph & Fix-It Felix

Cheshire Cat & Mad Hatter Homemade CostumeCheshire Cat & Mad Hatter

The Claw DIY CostumeThe Claw

DIY Boogie Bot CostumeBoogie Bot

Marie Antoinette CostumeMarie Antoinette

DIY Medusa CostumeMedusa

Strawberry Shortcake CostumeStrawberry Shortcake

Mother Nature CostumeMother Nature

Black Friday CostumeBlack Friday

Glinda and Wicked Witch CostumesGlinda and Wicked Witch

The Sanderson Sisters Group CostumeThe Sanderson Sisters

Smurfette Halloween CostumeSmurfette

Day of the Dead CostumeDay of the Dead

Jack Sparrow and the Pirate Ship Homemade CostumeJack Sparrow and the Pirate Ship

Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy and Harlequin CostumeWonder Woman, Poison Ivy and Harlequin

Klingon CostumeKlingon

Old Lady Homemade CostumeOld Lady

Siamese Twins Homemade CostumeSiamese Twins

Alien Attack Halloween CostumeAlien Attack

Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland Homemade CostumeMad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland

Breaking Bad Heisenberg CostumeHeisenberg

Sponge Bob Sassy Pants Homemade CostumeSponge Bob Sassy Pants

Jack Skellington Homemade CostumeJack Skellington

80's Rockstar Costume80's Rockstar

The Garden Gnome CostumeGarden Gnome

Mistress of the Dark Homemade CostumeMistress of the Dark

Cindy Lou Who CostumeCindy Lou Who

Goldfish Piranha CostumeGoldfish Piranha

Frozen Olaf Homemade CostumeFrozen Olaf

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