Halloween

A Ringwraith or Nazgul costume from The Lord of the Ring perfect for cosplay

Ringwraith or Nazgul Costume

Create a Nazgul costume so you can become one of Sauron’s Ringwraiths this Halloween or at your next cosplay, including the distressed cloak, large sword, and...
Details of the wood sword painted to look like metal

How to Make a Sword from Wood

How to build a sword out of wood, then make it look metal and battle-worn. This sword was made for a Nazgul costume for a Lord of the Rings Halloween. My hus...
Arwen and Galadriel costumes from The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings Costumes

How to make costumes for The Lord of the Rings characters, including Frodo the hobbit, Galadriel the elf queen, Arwen the elf warrior, Eowyn of Rohan, and a Naz...
A DIY elf crown made to look like branches of silver

How to Make Galadriel’s Crown

Make an elegant DIY crown for your Galadriel costume using a glue gun and a few simple craft supplies. Easy to make and great for any elf costume or cosplay. ...
Lord of the Rings Nazgul costume close-up of metal-looking gauntlets

How to Make Foam Gauntlets

Make costume gauntlets out of foam and paint them to look like solid metal, including a free pattern for these Lord of the Rings Nazgul or Ring Wraith gauntlets...
A family costume from the Muppets skit Mahna Mahna

Family Costumes for Halloween

Make Halloween a family holiday by dressing up together with themed family costumes. Here’s some ideas that our family has used. Our family loves to have a...
It's easy to alter a pattern to make any costume you want. This gives directions on how to lengthen, widen, or shorten any dress or jacket.

How to Alter a Pattern

Love making costumes but can’t find the right pattern? It’s easy to alter a pattern to create any costume you can imagine. Last year our family dressed u...

Mary Poppins Family Costume

A Mary Poppins family costume is practically perfect in every way. Learn how to make a costume for each of these fun characters. I’m so excited to share ou...
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Women’s Steampunk Costume

If you’ve been following me at all since my blog started, you’ve probably seen this old profile picture, which looks like I’m sitting in a very awkward p...