10 Top Halloween Costumes You Can DIY This Year
Are you looking for a unique and affordable Halloween costume? Well, look no further! In this blog post, we will discuss 10 different DIY costumes that you can create at home. These costumes are easy to make and require minimal supplies. Plus, they are all incredibly creative and will definitely stand out from the crowd! So, whether you’re looking for a last-minute costume or just want to save some money, this will be a good post for you!
Top 10 DIY Halloween Costumes:
- Movie or Book Characters
- Famous People
- Mythical Creatures
- Scary Costumes
- Punny/Ironic Costumes
- Couples Costumes
- Retro/Vintage Costumes
- Group or Family Costumes
Now that we’ve listed 10 awesome Halloween costume categories, you can pick one that fits you best and read on for some tips on how to create it! So what are you waiting for, let’s get started!
DIY Superhero Halloween Costumes
Whether you want to be Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Widow, there are plenty of ways to DIY a superhero costume. For example, if you want to be Batman, you could wear all black and make a bat symbol out of felt. Or, if you want to be Wonder Woman, you could wear a red shirt and blue skirt with some DIY wrist cuffs and a cape. For Black Widow, you could wear a black shirt and pants with a red belt and make some DIY Widow’s bites out of construction paper. (Even better if you can find an all-black tight jumpsuit!)
If you want to get more into character, consider adding a few extra accessories. For example, if you’re going as Spiderman, you could make some DIY web shooters. Or, if you’re going as Batman, you could make a batarang out of cardboard. No matter what superhero you choose to be, with a little creativity and effort, you can easily DIY a costume that will impress everyone at the party!
DIY Movie or Book Character Halloween Costumes
Whether you want to dress up as your favorite character from Harry Potter or The Hunger Games, there are plenty of ways to DIY a movie or book character costume. For example, if you want to be Harry Potter, you could wear a white shirt with black pants and a striped scarf. Or, if you want to be Katniss from The Hunger Games, you could wear a loose button-up green shirt and black or brown pants with a DIY bow and arrow.
To really bring your character to life, consider adding some accessories that are specific to them. For example, if you’re going as Hermione from Harry Potter, you could make a wand out of paper mache and a stick. Or, if you’re going as Katniss from The Hunger Games, you could style your hair in a braid and wear some smoky eyeshadow to really bring out your inner warrior.
Most movie or book characters have 1 or 2 pretty distinct features that you can use to make your costume recognizable. So have fun with it and be creative!
DIY Animal Halloween Costumes
Whether you want to be a cute kitten or a ferocious lion, there are plenty of ways to DIY an animal costume. In fact, animals may be the easiest costumes to DIY since all you really need is a little face makeup and ears. For example, if you want to be a kitten, you could wear all black and put on some whiskers with some black eyeliner. You can also make some easy ears out of a headband and cardboard. Or, if you want to be a lion, you could wear a yellow shirt and brown pants with a DIY lion mane made out of yarn.
To really bring your animal costume to life, consider adding some accessories that are specific to them. For example, if you’re going as a kitten, you could carry around a stuffed animal or a ball of yarn. Or, if you’re going as a lion, you could make some claws out of paper and wear them on your hands.
DIY Famous Person Halloween Costumes
Whether you want to be Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe, there are plenty of ways to DIY a famous person’s costume. For example, if you want to be Elvis, you could wear a white button-up shirt with pink pants and a DIY Elvis wig. Or, if you want to be Marilyn Monroe, you could wear a white dress with some pearl earrings and a necklace.
There are lots of things you can find at a thrift store to help you bring a historical person or celebrity to life. Thrift stores have a lot of unique and vintage clothing items that can really bring out a character, no matter who you choose. Just remember to include 1-2 notable features of the person you’re trying to dress up as so people will be able to recognize who you are!
Mythical DIY Halloween Costumes
Much like animal costumes, mythical animals can also be fun and easy to DIY with a little time and creativity. For example, if you want to be a dragon, you could wear all green or all red with some DIY dragon wings made out of cardboard and paint. Or, if you want to be a mermaid, you could wear a green shirt with blue pants and a DIY mermaid tail made out of fabric.
Even a unicorn can be super easy to DIY! All you really need is a white shirt and pants with some cardboard unicorn horns and ears. You can also add a little bit of face makeup to make your costume extra special. There are endless possibilities when it comes to mythical creatures, so have fun with it and let your imagination run wild!
Scary DIY Halloween Costumes
If you are someone who loves to go scary or creepy on Halloween, then this is a good post for you! With just a few tricks, you can make a really great DIY scary Halloween costume. For example, if you want to be a vampire you could wear all black with some white face makeup, fake fangs, and red eyes. Or, if you want to be a zombie, you can wear some torn-up clothes and put on face makeup to look undead. Make your look complete with some fake blood and a great zombie shuffle!
You can also easily DIY a famous creepy villain like the Joker or Freddy Krueger. For the Joker, you could wear a purple suit with green hair and white face makeup. And for Freddy Krueger, you could wear a striped shirt with a brown hat and some DIY burns/makeup on your face. Just remember to add some quirks that are specific to the character so people will be able to recognize who you are and try to stay in a creepy or scary character!
DIY Punny 0r Ironic Costumes
Puns and irony can be a great way to get a laugh out of people on Halloween. And, best of all, they can be really easy to DIY! For example, you can go as “french toast” by wearing a beret, red scarf, and carrying a piece of toast. Or, you can go as a “cereal killer” by wearing a bloody shirt, and carrying a knife and a torn up/bloody box of cereal.
You can also dress up as a different holiday like an Easter bunny or one of Santa’s elves. Or, you can get really creative and come up with your own punny or ironic costume! Just make sure it’s something that most people will be able to understand so that you aren’t spending the whole night explaining your costume!
DIY Couple Halloween Costumes
Couples costumes are always a popular choice on Halloween, and there are lots of great DIY options out there! For example, you could go as Bonnie and Clyde by wearing western apparel and holding some fake guns. You could also try something super easy like Salt and Pepper by wearing all black and the other person wearing all white.
You can also do fun things like a shark and a lifeguard, or a zombie and its victim, or a Sherriff and a wanted criminal. There are endless ideas when it comes to couples’ costumes, so have fun with them and be creative! Just make sure that your costumes complement each other well so that people will be able to tell that you are a couple.
Retro or Vintage DIY Halloween Costumes
Another simple and affordable way to dress up for Halloween is to go as a retro or vintage character. For example, you could be a flapper girl from the 1920s by wearing a short dress, some fishnet stockings, and feathers in your hair. Or, you can be a hippie from the 1960s by wearing tie-dye clothes and peace sign jewelry.
There are lots of ideas to be found at a thrift store like 80’s clothes to be a workout instructor or a member of the cast of Friends. You can also go as a rock and roll musician from the 90s with some ripped jeans and a leather jacket. Just make sure your costume is recognizable as being from a specific time period so that your friends will know who you are or what year you’re from.
DIY Group or Family Halloween Costumes
Since Halloween is a holiday that is all about getting together, why not involve the whole family or group of friends in your costume planning? You can come up with a theme for everyone to follow like characters from a movie, or costumes that only make sense when you’re standing next to each other.
For a family, you could go as different circus animals/workers or the kids could be zoo animals and the parents are the keepers. These costumes can be put together with things you have around the house and some simple face makeup!
With a group of friends, you can DIY Tetris or puzzle pieces out of painted cardboard that fit together when you stand by one another. You could also go as different colors of crayons with just t-shirts The options are really endless when it comes to group costumes, so have fun brainstorming with your friends and come up with something unique!
As you can see, there are lots of great DIY Halloween costume ideas out there that won’t break the bank! We hope this was a good post to get your Halloween costume ideas rolling! Now go get creative, have fun, and enjoy your Halloween!