(Closed) Best Ideas For DIY Halloween Costume?

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Post # 3
4522 posts
Honey bee
Post # 4
4522 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

As far as myself, I have always purchased most of my costumes :-/ I’m not sure what we are doing either,  because I’m not spending money :-p I can do theatrical/effects makeup, however. So it may be “normal person in scary contacts” :-p

Post # 6
3088 posts
Sugar bee

Last year I was an Indian Princess, costume wasn’t exactly Pocahontas but close enough. I already had a brown dress and boots, im sure you could find something in your closet (a big beige T-shirt you could crop top) or another dress. You could do long socks instead of boots etc. Anyways, I found the faux leather fringe at Joanne’s very cheap less than $5. I got 2 rolls and sewed on to my dress on the top, under the bust and on the bottom. I suck at sewing ..i think the middle might have even just been safety pinned. I got the necklace for $5 at a halloween store and the earrings on sale for $2.50 at Forever 21. I had an old tan colored shirt i never wore so I cut it into strips and and made another type of fringe and tied that around my boots and wrist. My head band was a strip of that shirt and a brown show lace. I think it turned out quite well for under $20. Of course, again I already had the dress and boots, but you can pair up anything with that fringe and you are set!  

Post # 7
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mrs_pudding_pop:  for an individual costume or a couples costume?

Post # 8
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

For a couple’s costume, one year I was a lumberjack and SO was a tree. I got a fake beard and fake ax, and he wore khaki pants and a green shirt with fake leave garlands all over him.

Post # 9
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@mrs_pudding_pop:  Check out cosplay sites then hit up Goodwill or the Salvation Army ASAP to pick up clothing and accessories.  My sister bought a pink prom dress for under $10 so she can dress it up as Barbie.  A guy friend of mine wore his work/interview suit with a bandage on his head and went as Mayhem from the Allstate insurance commercials.

Post # 10
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

A couple courtesy of me and former co workers (we used to have a costume contest every year).

Rubiks cube: large box painted in cilored squares, then ’80s neon clothes underneath.

Christmas tree: glue garland onto a green dress or jacket (I found a hunters poncho at goodwill), then add Christmas ornaments.


Board game: buy a board at goodwill and glue it to an old dress. Use the pieces to make jewelry, a hat, etc.


Bath time: co worker bought one of those blow up rubber duck baby baths, cut the bottom out and attached suspenders, then added clear balloon strung on white twine for bubbles. Add a shower cap, bath slippers and a scrub brush.







Post # 11
30 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

My Fiance and I are dressing up as “people of Walmart” we don’t have the money to spend on costumes from a Halloween store. He already has his costume a pair of palm tree boxers, combat boots, red suspenders over a wife beater and a camo truckers hat and then carry a Walmart bag. I’m going to goodwill to find something- cheap and fun to find inspiration from the p.o.w. site.

Post # 12
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My Fiance are going as Lady Rainicorn and Jake from Adventure Time. He’s wearing jeans, a yellow hoodie, and a hat I’m sewing for him with Jake’s face on it. I made a new sew rainbow tutu, dyed a tank top pink, made a horn out of felt, and got some tights. I’m about to sew a sweater for it. 

In the past we have DIYed zombies, Ke$ha and a guy from LMFAO, I DIYed him being the Joker (my Harley Quinn was mostly store bought). I’ve never really bought a costume outside of Harley! Zombies were really easy to do.

Post # 13
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mrs_pudding_pop:  I’ve always made my costumes anytime I’ve gone out for Halloween. In college I mainly picked characters and kinda went from there.

Here’s me as Minnie Mouse…I already had the skirt and shirt, and bought the knee highs and gloves. Then I got the ears from the Disney store at the mall. I had a lot of people at the Halloween parade in NYC stopping to ask me for pics! lol

Two years ago I went as Donatello from TMNT. I cut up old yellow cami & my friend sewed it to a green cami I already had. We used a marker for the abs, and I cut up an old purple shirt for the mask and arm bands. I got the shell from a costume store, the shorts from Joyce Leslie, and the boots from my friend. The broom stick just happened to be yellow and green so I posed with that, lol. I wanted my friends to be the other turtles but they were too lazy!

Post # 14
2432 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@Lemon-Squeezy:  Love the DIY Donatello costume! Nice job

Post # 15
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Last year I went as Cindy Lou Who.  I bought a red velvet hooded cape that is for little girl’s dress up (so it was $12).  I bought white fur trim and sewed it around the hood.  I wore it over a LBD I already had.  I did my hair like Cindy Lou Who- ta daa!  Fiance dressed up as the grinch.  For him, we just bought a santa suit and he painted his face and we sprayed his hair green.


Post # 16
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

SO and I went as Ariel and her prince (his name is Eric but no one actually knows that) recently.  For him, it was just a white shirt, black pants, boots and a red belt- I think we chopped up a tshirt.  For me, I found an old lady silk pleated skirt in Goodwill, made a few alterations, and sewed a silky purple shirt to a bra.  More sewing work but it came out really well.  I think I’m going to wear it again this year.. I’m in better shape too!

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