Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is creeping up and it’s the time to decide what you or your kids will be dressing up as this year. Will you purchase a costume in store, or will you create a homemade costume?

Making costumes at home can save you some money, especially if you use items you already have on hand. When you start thinking outside of the box, you may be surprised how many items you already have that can be used to create a unique Halloween costume without breaking the bank.

Having some inspiration is a good place to start and I’ve gathered over 75 easy DIY Halloween costume ideas that even creatively challenged people can put together in no time! There’s even some great do it yourself ideas for making Halloween costume accessories too.

No Sew DIY Mad Scientist Halloween Costume Idea

No Sew DIY Mad Scientist Halloween Costume
Photo Credit: East Coast Mommy

75+ Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

  1. 5 No-Sew DIY T-Shirt Costumes from East Coast Mommy
  2. 4 Last Minute DIY Halloween Ideas for Kids from Martha Stewart
  3. 33 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas at Good Housekeeping
  4. 7 Last Minute DIY Star Wars Costumes from Star Wars
  5. DIY Diary of a Wimpy Kid Family Costume from Living Locurto
  6. DIY Where’s Waldo? Halloween Costume from Repeat Crafter Me
  7. DIY Toy Soldier Halloween Costume from Wild Ink Press (This is amazing looking!!)
  8. DIY Pinata Halloween Costume from Camille Styles
  9. DIY iPhone Halloween Costume from Inhabitat
  10. DIY Despicable Me Halloween Costume from She Knows
  11. DIY Sock Monkey Halloween Costume from Grosgrain
  12. DIY Medusa Halloween Costume from The Joy of Fashion
  13. DIY Katniss Everdeen Halloween Costume from Simple As That
  14. DIY Crayola Crayon Halloween Costume from Coupon Closet
  15. DIY Pineapple Halloween Costume from Studio DIY
  16. DIY Harry Potter Halloween Costume from kaitlynphippsphoto
  17. DIY Captain Kale Halloween Costume from Kitchn
  18. DIY Mummy Baby Halloween Costume from Eighteen 25
  19. DIY Voodoo Doll Halloween Costume at Instructables
  20. Disney DIY White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland Halloween Costume from Color Me Courtney (Super Cute!!)
  21. DIY Spider Halloween Costume from Mad in Crafts
  22. DIY No Sew Big Bad Wolf Halloween Costume from Lia Griffith
  23. DIY Lego Halloween Costume from WikiHow
  24. DIY Lucille Ball Halloween Costume from The Freckled Fox
  25. DIY Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume from The Joy of Fashion
  26. DIY Sushi Halloween Costume from Chungry Girl
  27. DIY Fisherman (Angler) No-Sew Halloween Costume from Creative Green Living
  28. DIY Parent & Baby Popcorn Halloween Costume from This Place is Now a Home
  29. DIY Ice Cream Cone Halloween Costume from Studio DIY
  30. DIY Watermelon Halloween Costume from The Pastel Fox
  31. DIY Gumball Machine Halloween Costume from The Joy of Fashion
  32. 5-Minute DIY Burgler Halloween Costume from Sarah Sherman Samuel
  33. DIY Couple’s Costume Pizza Slice & Delivery Person from Studio DIY
  34. DIY Lumberjack Halloween Costume from Make It Love It
  35. Easy DIY Winnie The Pooh Family Halloween Costume from Tip Junkie
  36. Super Cheap DIY Paper Doll Halloween Costume from Slap Dash Mom (Great idea!!)

Paperdoll Halloween DIY Costume

DIY Paperdoll Halloween Costume
Photo Credit: Slap Dash Mom

Apparel and accessories you might already have on hand that can be used for DIY Halloween costumes:

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Belts
  • T-Shirts
  • Dresses
  • Costume Jewellery
  • Purses
  • Heels, boots, sneakers
  • Cardboard
  • Toilet and paper towel cardboard rolls
  • Makeup
  • Robe
  • Ties
  • Coats
  • Bathing Suits
  • Panythose
  • Glasses, sunglasses
  • Bandanas
  • Baskets
  • Toys
  • only your imagination limits your possibilities!

If you’re feeling creative you can make your own Halloween accessories.

DIY mermaid tiara halloween costume accessory

DIY Mermaid Shells Tiara
Photo Credit: Creative Green Living

Some of my favourite DIY Halloween Accessory Projects include:

  1. DIY Stunning Mermaid Tiara from Creative Green Living
  2. DIY Kitty Ears Headband from Kollabora
  3. DIY Dorothy Shoes (Wizard of Oz) from Crafts After College
  4. DIY Pipe Cleaner Crown from Be a Fun Mum
  5. DIY No Sew Halloween Spiderweb Cape from Delia Creates
  6. DIY Coloured Pantyhose from If You Give a Girl a Needle
  7. DIY Witch Shoes from Sweet C’s Designs
  8. DIY Angel Wings from A Thrifty Diva
  9. Several cute DIY Masks and Props from KollaBora
  10. DIY Despicable Me Minion Hats from Make and Takes
  11. DIY Collage Halloween Masks from Martha Stewart
  12. DIY Wind Up Doll Key from eHow

And if you plan to visit a second hand store like Value Village, there is an endless list of possibilities for creating the best Halloween costumes. Right now Value Village is busy preparing some fun Halloween costume inspiration ideas (coming soon) which you can create from your closet or from one of their second hand shops.

Which DIY Halloween costume idea do you like?

Have fun and Happy Halloween!

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3 thoughts on “Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

  • November 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I think that making your kids’ costumes or helping the older ones make theirs is the way to go. A family with several kids could make a big dent in the budget if you buy them.

  • November 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

    When my girls were young I didn’t buy them costumes we would make them, it was fun finding stuff buried in the closet and be surprised with what you can come up with!

  • December 4, 2017 at 6:57 am

    I will have to mark this for next year, so many great ideas.


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