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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 Halloween Costume Contest. We'd love to include your picture in our gallery!

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The Captains Homemade CostumeThe Captains

85' Special Forces Army Soldier Homemade Costume85' Special Forces Army Soldier

Boba Fett Homemade CostumeBoba Fett

Mobile Legend Lunox Homemade CostumeMobile Legend Lunox

Cloud of Final Fantasy Homemade CostumeCloud of Final Fantasy

Lilo and Stitch CostumeLilo and Stitch

Snow White and Dopey Homemade CostumeSnow White and Dopey

Beetlejuice and Lydia Homemade CostumeBeetlejuice and Lydia

Phil and Lil Homemade CostumePhil and Lil

Jasmine and Aladdin Homemade CostumeJasmine and Aladdin

Mary and Joseph Homemade CostumeMary and Joseph

Loonette and Molly Homemade CostumeLoonette and Molly

Grapes Homemade CostumeGrapes

Jim Carrey Homemade CostumeJim Carrey

Edward Scissorhands Homemade CostumeEdward Scissorhands

Birds of a Feather Homemade CostumeBirds of a Feather

Seymour and Audrey 2 Homemade CostumeSeymour and Audrey 2

Towelie & Mr. Hankey Homemade CostumeTowelie & Mr. Hankey

Goonies Sloth & Chunk Homemade CostumeGoonies Sloth & Chunk

Kahlo, Dali, Picasso and Van Gogh Paintings Homemade CostumeKahlo, Dali, Picasso and Van Gogh Paintings

Lego Family Homemade CostumeLego Family

Diamond Enchantress Witch Homemade CostumeDiamond Enchantress Witch

The TMNT Brothers CostumeThe TMNT Brothers

Construction Worker Child CostumeConstruction Worker

The Riddler CostumeThe Riddler

Scary Angel Statues Homemade CostumeScary Angel Statues

Voodoo Priestess Homemade CostumeVoodoo Priestess

Sketch the Clown Homemade CostumeSketch the Clown

Xenomorph Homemade CostumeXenomorph

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Homemade CostumeElectric Chair Optical Illusion

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