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DIY Haunted House Costume

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DIY Haunted House Costume

A Haunting he did Go

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Photo #1 - A Haunting he did Go Photo #2 - Our Son Working on Shingles Photo #3 - Lit up at Night
Costume type:  Costumes for Kids
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for kids entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest, and won a special prize in the Most Creative Costume nomination!

A word from Cassie, the 'Haunted House' costume creator:

A Haunted House That's Really Haunted
Our 8 year old haunted this house equipped with strobe; black and other battery operated lights. It glowed with a lit moon hat above made from a carved out Styrofoam ball that we texture painted. A Wicked tree, various clay-made creatures, and "stained" glass windows haunted in a dry ice mist. We started the costume with a lightweight plywood base and then added 1 inch mattress foam for walls and display board for the roof. We then added dollhouse shingles that we stained along with wood trim pieces to deck out the porch. Creatures where made from clay to haunt the house. Spiders and glow in the dark skeletons were hung to peer out windows. We used sippy cups filled with dry ice and water to create a spooky mist at the house entrance. We had to bring along a wagon stocked with a cooler filled with the dry ice and a jug of water to continue the spooky mist for his and his brother's costumes. He even carried the sounds of a haunted house with him through his IPod and speakers. He haunted the streets with his brother, The Haunted Graveyard, sister The Haunted Tree and his baby brother as a Haunted Mummy.



Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 87

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#1 comment by Deb O. November 10, 2011

What a great costume! I am amazed at your skill and creativity.

#2 comment by Sarah C November 10, 2011

Wow! This is amazing too!!

#3 comment by Ms Patty November 10, 2011

Hah-he's like a real life Monster House!

#4 comment by Michelle Knebel November 10, 2011

Amazing Job. You are very creative

#5 comment by Patty Zapel November 11, 2011

Great costume!!! Lots of work, but lots of fun!!

#6 comment by anna November 11, 2011

The moon sets it off, so creative

#7 comment by Ellen M November 11, 2011

Terrific costume! - loved the dry ice. Great Job

#8 comment by Dominic November 11, 2011

Love the creativity, excellent work!

#9 comment by Cas November 11, 2011

Thanks everybody!!!! We had lots of fun with it! I so appreciate your comments!!

#10 comment by Beth November 11, 2011

That's a lot of work - it turned out amazing!!

#11 comment by Don Pickert November 12, 2011

Can't believe the detail! My roof isn't as good as this one. GREAT!!!!!

#12 comment by Maria Carlson November 16, 2011

Great! Bet you spent the best quality time making that equipment! So important to have supportive parents.

#13 comment by Angela November 16, 2011

Very creative and effective. A future as an engineer? Love the extra of the dry ice and being prepared to keep it going!!

#14 comment by Grandma Patty November 16, 2011

The kids worked so hard on these 'haunted' costumes!! I think they deserve a special prize for originality and creativity!!

#15 comment by Cas November 17, 2011

Anglea, it's great that you mentioned engineering. His dad was an engineer before he was laid off several years ago, structural. You never know.

#16 comment by Jannis November 19, 2011

This is my absolute favorite! I would love to see this in person! Creative, detailed, original...unbelievable. I wonder if Mom and Dad ever slept during the creation process...

#17 comment by Dawn Bena November 19, 2011

I sooo wish I was this talented ; ) You guys should go into business doing this!!

Goooooddddd Job!!!

#18 comment by Lottie November 19, 2011

This looks like it came straight out of a movie. How many hours did it take to complete this masterpiece?

#19 comment by Kaden's Mom November 19, 2011

Thank you to all that have voted for Kaden! He is very grateful to all who have taken the time to read about his costume, watch his video and vote for him. Sorry to those who tried to post comments, but were unable to. We do appreciate your efforts to let us know what you think.

#20 comment by Amanda November 20, 2011

WoW This was a great costume amazing detail and hard work clearly went into this!!! Good job guys!!! So Spooky!!!

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