Who is The Costume Detective?

Screen shot from Best of Make Your Own Halloween Costume
Best of Make Your Own Halloween Costumes

The Costume Detective* is part detective, part researcher and part online costume and craft supply shopper.

We’re figuring out costume breakdowns, craft ideas, promoting healthy fun and finding materials so you don’t have to do so yourself.

Costume Detective is the alias from costumer and crafter Kirsti A. Dyer (a.k.a. Comfortdoc) who previously had many featured “Make Your Own Costume” lenses on the Squidoo writing platform.

Many of the pages you will find on this site were prominently featured as part of the “Make your own Halloween Costume” SubTopic for Halloween, “Best of Halloween” on “Happy Halloween” or in various other “How To” Craft topics (Knitting, Sewing and Crafting) on the Squidoo website from 2008 to 2014.

Some of the costumes pages featured originally on the Hubpages website include:

The old Squidoo costume pages are making their way to The Costume Detective. The old lenses have also transitioned over the the HubPage platform as hubs.

* I’d thought about becoming Costumedoc, but thought it was too close to Comfortdoc to distinguish. I also decided that “The Costume Detective” was more descriptive of what I had been doing for the last 6 years on Squidoo—figuring out costume breakdowns so other people can make their own costume for Halloween, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), movie premieres, parties and other costume events.

Note: The “Best of” Image was slightly edited for use on this site. Most of the pages (old lenses) here were featured in the Top 20 on the date that the image was created.


If there is a costume or costume idea that you are interested in seeing on this site, perhaps your favorite costume instructions or ideas, leave a message in the comment section below or on the home page.

You can also send us an email costumedetective-at-gmail.com (replace the -at- with @) so we can look into getting a costume page done for that costume.

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