(Closed) Cheap, easy homemade costumes?!! Post em here!

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

ooo i wish I had pictures! 

I made a twister board costume a few years ago that was a huge hit! I got a sheet of rip stop nylon from a fabric store and cut it in to a long narrow rectangel with a head hole in the middle (think skinny poncho) the width of my shoulders. I glued felt circles in rows of red, yellow, green, and blue and traced twister in the font from the board game. wear it with a cute belt and it looked pretty nice. just be careful where people put their hands. I think all the fabric and felt together took about $30 or so and maybe 2 hours to put together. 

Post # 5
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m gonna be Flow, the Progressive girl. Bought a white apron, found the tags and Progressive adhesive (its the iron on kind) on Ebay, already had a white polo and bought a cheap pair of white pants.

Post # 6
32 posts

Black cat is easy and cheap : get black cat ears from a party store, a black boa from a craft store and wear a cute black dress/outfit.

My go-to costume for the past years ahs been KiKi from Kiki’s delivery service ( a japanese movie). She’s a cute witch girl. Just a black dress, a huge red bow on my head and carry around a little broom stick.

Or you could be someone from a favorite movie of yours. Harry potter would be easy to dress up as one of the Hogwarts studednts, etc.

Post # 7
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t have any pictures, but the place I worked at did a homemade picnic theme.  We had:

Sand-“witch”: black dress, witches hat, white poster board cut into the shape of bread, green, red yellow construction paper cut into shapes of lettuce tomato and cheese sticking out from bread.  Ribbons to tie two sides of bread together and wear over your shoulders

“deviled eggs”- all white clothes, yellow construction paper yolk saftey pinned to belly, pair of devil horns

Picnic blanket:  Plastic dollar store table cloth with a hole in it for your head(worn poncho style).  Various paper plates, plastic cups, plastic cutlery hot glued to table cloth (fake food too if you want to be fancy) and some black pom poms/pipe cleaner ants 

Post # 8
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

the winning costume at work was just white/grey facepaint, torn, dirty clothes = risen from the dead/corpse

nun- cut off the bottom of a white t-shirt, make a headband, attach to a black pillowcase or skirt, put on your head. wear a black dress, sweater, and a cross necklace

harry potter character- black graduation gown, white button down shirt, striped tie, black pants/skirt. get a twig as a wand.

mummy- get an old white sheet/old t-shirts, cut into strips, attach to white/light colored pants in a wrapped effect


Post # 9
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

SIL and Bro went as Publisher Clearing house winners.   Her in the bathrobe and lotion on her face, hair up in curlers and him in a suit, wiith flowers and balloons and a huge pc of poster board that looked like the check… It helps she’s an artist.  That’s the year our niece went as a murdered prom quieen, from 1954, cause that’s what her sash said, in my promdress(pooofy) and my SIL painted her with black eyes and a slit throat .. yeah that was like 8 years ago and the Publishers Winners was teh cheapest costume EVAH and my SIL said COMFORTABLE, they used it again every year seh was preg over Halloweeen.

Post # 10
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I thought this was sooo cute!

Gumball machine. All you need are balloons, poster board, and some other paper.

Post # 11
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

One year I got some purple velvety fabric and some gold “accents.” Sewed up a simple little dress ( I don’t sew very well, so it was basically just a tube) with a ruffle at the top…. I was a bottle of Crown Royal 😀 Never got so many compliments on a outfit  hehe. 

Post # 13
1405 posts
Bumble bee

Last year I was cotton candy.  Sprayed painted cotton balls pink and blue then glued them on a t-shirt.  

Post # 15
45 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

I dressed as a bath poof last year. I just safety pinned tulle onto a tank top to make it the right shape, added a rope and was done. 

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