• June 13, 2021

Halloween Costume Ideas: 25 Homemade Costumes to Make

Halloween costumes are fun to create. Many items to wear with your Halloween costume can be found in your own home or at your area thrift store. Creating costumes can be inexpensive and a lot of fun to make and wear. You will find that some of these will even work as last minute Halloween costume ideas.

Here are 25 costume ideas to help inspire you to make your own costume this year. It can be quite simple to put together a costume and after deciding on one, browse the websites of online Halloween retailers to find your costume. You can get some more ideas. Use your imagination and creativity when making a costume as this makes the costume unique and truly yours.

Dracula: For this scary costume, you will need a pair of black pants, a white long-sleeved shirt, a black jacket, and a white vest. Wear a black cape with a gold necklace and necklace. Slide your hair back with hair gel. Wear pale face makeup, dark eyes, and bloody lips with blood also dripping from the mouth and of course vampire teeth.

To the witch: You will need a long black dress with long sleeves, a witch hat, black shoes, and a broom. Wear green and gray face makeup and dark gray lipstick. A false wart on the nose would also help. Blacken some of your teeth for a really ugly effect.

Tom Sawyer: Wear a worn-looking jumpsuit, a lackluster plaid shirt, and be sure to go barefoot. Put a straw hat on your head and chew on a rather long piece of straw. You can also add freckles to your checks and make your feet look dirty.

To genius: You will need a pair of baggy pants that fit well around the ankles and a matching tank top or vest. Wear a brightly colored scarf as a belt tied around the waist. Wear wide bangles on your arms and large earrings. Go barefoot. Make a fabric turban and add a large plastic jewel to the front of the turban with fabric glue. If you can’t find the pants this outfit requires, wear a baggy pair of pants and tie them up to the ankles with colored ribbon and make the pants look puffy.

Instead of a turban, you could raise your hair into a ponytail on top of your head. Add some shine to your hair. Place a thin scarf at the bottom of your face.

Peter Pan: Using dark green fabric, make a tunic that reaches above the knee and has a ragged hem and ragged sleeves. Wear opaque black or green stockings, a black belt, and black shoes. Make a hat out of the green fabric and add a feather to the hat. Put a dagger under your belt and you are Peter Pan.

Igor: For this costume you will need an oversized lab coat or a long-sleeved white shirt. Put the stuffing in a pillowcase and sew it to the inside of the shirt for the hump. (You can also use Velcro to keep it in place.) Wear a ragged pair of pants with holes at the knees. For a belt, use a rope and tie it in the front. A boring old t-shirt that rips at the neck, sleeve, and hem looks great. Bring a brown colored water jar (use food coloring) with a piece of cauliflower for the brain. Shave your head and walk hunched over … shaving your head is optional.

Jack and the magic beans: For this costume, dress in green and wrap yourself in wire silk ivy from head to toe. With a straw hat, glue cotton balls to the hat for a cloud effect. A sprig of ivy should come out of the top of the hat. Make a robe for a Ken doll and Ken becomes Jack, and you are the bean stalk. Bring a bag of beans to hand out.

Octomom: This is really fun. Wear long dark hair and big, very red lips. Place eight dolls on you and you are good to go.

Indiana Jones: For this costume you will need a brown hat with a brim. Use a rope for the whip and hold a handle, or use a jump rope, pull one of the handles and spray the rope and handle. Wear brown paints, a brown shirt, and brown boots. Wear a leather jacket. Use a rough sponge and brown makeup to create a stubble. Add some dirt lines around the cheekbones, temples, and below the jawline.

For the sorcerer: For a wizard, wear a long black or dark-colored robe with long, drooping sleeves and a robe belt (use a curtain loop for the belt). Hang mystical objects from the belt, such as a bag, herbs, crystals, and carry a staff.

Ms. Claus: For this cute outfit, glue cotton balls to a hair shower cap. Wear a white button-down shirt, long white skirt, red apron, red and white striped tights, and metal-rimmed glasses on the tip of your nose. Add the rosy cheeks and you’re good to go.

For Hunter: This one is really easy. Wear camouflage clothing, a hunter’s vest with many pockets, a camouflage hat, gloves, and rubber boots. He has binoculars, a canteen, and a fake rifle.

To hell: Wear red socks and a red turtleneck shirt. Make pointed ears out of red felt. Make the red felt horns with inserted wire or red painted foam and attach them to a headband. Make the felt tail with an arrow shape on the end and insert a wire into the felt. Cover all exposed skin with red body paint. Take a black brow pencil and draw your brows at a sharp outward angle. Color your lips red or black.

Thief cat: This boy wears all in black. Wear black leggings, a black turtleneck, black hat, black socks and shoes, black mask, and black gloves. Hang some tools from a belt and wear them around your waist. He carries a sack over his shoulder.

Tinker Bell: Cut the hem of a short green dress in an irregular pattern. Put your hair in a bun and wear very little makeup (mostly a little blush, lip gloss, and mascara). Wear green flats with pompoms on top. Wear little fairy wings and carry a magic wand and a big smile.

The easter bunny: To be the Easter Bunny, wear white sweatpants and a white hoodie. Using white and pink wire and felt, make the bunny ears and attach them to the hood of the sweatshirt. Cut an oval shape from the pink felt for the bunny’s chest and glue it to the front of the sweatshirt. Create a bunny nose and whiskers with makeup and wear white gloves. Bring a basket full of colored plastic eggs.

To the soldier: Wear military clothing such as: uniform, hat or helmet, black boots, dog tags, tool belt with canteen, and a dummy grenade. Camouflage your face and carry a fake gun.

Teen Wolf: Wear a basketball costume and a headband. Buy some faux fur from a craft store and use gum to attach it to any exposed skin. Wear rubber toenails and high-top tennis shoes.

To the rapper: For this modern guy, he will wear baggy jeans that fall at the hips, a T-shirt and hoodie, a tilted baseball cap on his head, a gold chain, a large watch, a grill on his teeth (the wrap of silver gum will work for the grill) and cool tennis.

P with black eyes: This costume is super quick and easy. Wear a white t-shirt and with a black marker draw the letter P on it (make sure it’s a big P). With black face makeup, give yourself a black eye. You are now a P.

Circus clown: Wear overalls over a brightly colored long-sleeved shirt, converse tennis shoes (the older the better), and a clown wig or spray-color your own hair. Paint your face white and create a clown look that you like. Take a noise generator and spray some silly rope.

School crossing guard: This one is quick and easy. You will need to wear dark-colored clothing (pants and button-down shirt), a whistle around your neck, and carry a stop sign.

Rock ‘n Roll Star: All you need to be a rock star is a pair of leather pants, leather jacket or vest, spiked dog collar, fake tattoos, long hair or spiked hair wig, and sunglasses. Be sure to bring a toy guitar.

A used car dealer: Slide your hair back with lots of hair cream. Wear a plaid polyester suit, button down shirt, and several neck chains. Hand out business cards that you made yourself and tell people that you can get a lot of them.

Marge Simpson: Wear a Marge Simpson wig or make a wig out of blue yarn. Wear a green sheath dress with elastic around the top, orange flats, and a beaded necklace. Use makeup to color your skin yellow.

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