Fun & Creative DIY Costume Ideas That Anyone Can Make!
There are lots of great costumes to be bought, but when you make your Halloween costume, you can rest assured that you won’t show up to the party, wearing the same costume as anyone else! You’re also sure to get lots of compliments on your special, one-of-a-kind, handmade masterpiece! Put your creativity to good use and try out some of these DIY costumes this year! Anyone can make these, and we’ve included something for everyone in the list.
Along with making your costume, you can stop into our studio to make some art on a canvas this season! From Fall paintings and Halloween-themed decor, and tons of other amazing classes, we’ve also got something for everyone, at Pinot’s Palette!
*** WOMEN’S ***
* A Disney Princess
-- Check out some great ideas for DIY Cinderella, Jasmine, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, and Snow White:
This Disney princess outfit from Beauty and the Beast can be pieced together from items you already own.
* She Sells Seashells
See this costume, and other tongue twister inspired costume ideas
* Bowl Of Cereal
Since pool floats are in — and pool noodles are out — why not turn ’em into a bowl of Fruit Loops? Re-purposing props are the green goddess’ way of keeping things fresh every Halloween
* Daenerys Targaryen
Pay homage to one of Daenerys Targaryen's most glamorous and iconic looks with this easy tutorial for the dragon queen's Qarth costume. The intricate homemade gold belt and shoulder pad pieces will show off your attention to detail and impress even the most devoted GoT fans.
Sushi has never looked cuter than this DIY winner. Grab a fish-shaped pillow and faux-seaweed fabric, and complete the ensemble with a ginger and wasabi headband.
*** MEN’S ***
* Ron Burgundy
Do you love poetry and scotch and have a dog? Then you have to go as this Anchorman legend (extra points if you call your dog Baxter for the night).
* Jack Skellington
It’s time to paint that cheap black suit and consult a tutorial for skeleton makeup.
(There’s also a How-To for Sally, making for a great couple’s costume)
* Edwards Scissorhands
This guy looks pretty badass as one of our favorite Johnny Depp characters. Don’t worry about the blades though — they aren’t real.
-- The tutorial shows the hands being made with PVC pipe, but you can always try cardboard paper towel rolls with aluminum foil or silver paint for an easier and cheaper option!
* Jon Snow
Check out these SEVEN costume ideas… one for each phase of his persona.
* Lego Man
After a thick of coat of paint, people won't even know that this adorable LEGO man is made out of cardboard and plastic cups. Crafty mom alert!
**How cute would this be for a family costume (or group)?
*** FOR THE KIDS ***
Good news: Your daughter probably already has a white collared shirt and Mary Jane shoes in her closet. (The red balloon is optional, but it really seals the deal.)
* Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tube Man
They're standing in front of retail stores everywhere, now you can be one for Halloween with this no-sew costume
* Light Up Princess
She'll literally light up the room when she walks in wearing this costume. Just don't be surprised if she wants to wear it for dress up every week. (*)This costume tutorial does require some light sewing, but if you aren't great on the machine, a hot glue gun works great on fabric)
* Large Pizza Pie
Most every kid loves pizza, let them proudly wear their favorite meal this Halloween. You can even give them their choice of toppings.
This adorable sea creature costume only takes about an hour to put together, a major plus for anyone short on time. (So, um, everyone.) Plus, you can repurpose the tights and clothes for a regular school outfit.
Butterflies are a perennial favorite, and these wings are major show-stoppers.
*** COUPLES ***
* Cher and Dionne from Clueless Costume
If you’re totally buggin’ over what costume to wear, why not bring out your inner Cher from this classic ’90s film. Or, whatever.
(^^ this excellent site will also show you other 90’s themed couples costumes! Enjoy!)
* Batman and Batgirl
It's the dream duo! Batman and Batgirl in action. Get the lowdown on our favorite DC couple.
* Stranger Things
Enjoy These 6 'Stranger Things' Couples' Halloween Costumes That'll Help You Win Halloween
((You can do ALL of these costumes for a great, large group costume!))
* The Princess Bride
As you wish! Recreate one of the most classic (and funny!) love stories of all time with this easy Princess Bride costume.
* Sandy and Danny (Grease)
Check out these ideas for pulling of one of the most iconic couples of all time… and in many different forms!
*** GROUP COSTUMES ***
* Robot Family Family)
Rejoice! We found the perfect remedy to your online shopping addiction: using old Amazon boxes to create a family-friendly costume.
* Army Toy Soldiers
Okay, this one is not going to be easy to wash off, but it’ll look amazing. Make sure you’re ready for a lot of photos, because everybody’s going to want a picture.
* Fruit Salad
Get fruity and transform yourself into a watermelon, a pineapple, a strawberry, a lime, or some grapes.
-Add a pair of boxing gloves to these costumes and your costume becomes Fruit Punch! Now that's punny!
* Scooby Doo Characters
Pull together these groovy costumes in no time!