Halloween costumes always feel like an afterthought for me…suddenly I’m scrambling last minute on Amazon for a costume I can piece together quickly. I look around and quickly lament the fact that I didn’t just plan out and DIY my Halloween costume; I feel like planning some effort around things could actually make a difference between “meh” and “whoa!”
Last year, I ended up piecing together a pop art costume using this wig which lives on Mabel, my mannequin for the vintage jewelry line, an eyeshadow palette, and one of my most favorite dresses. It didn’t turn out too bad if I do say so myself:
Pop Art DIY Costume:
No more! This year I am going to be organized! Like an adult!
Except that costumes for Halloween get ridiculously expensive. Like weddings, it’s a niche that companies know they can charge a premium for (even if their product is less than). So rather than throwing your money in a dumpster, I’ve asked some other far more talented bloggers to share their favorite DIY Halloween costume ideas with you, including costumes for couples, kids, pregnant moms, and even pets! Check it out:
Our Favorite Couples Halloween Costumes
Charleston Crafted collected a list of costumes just for couples
DIY Coco (Dia de los Muertos) Halloween Costume
Love this tie in to Dia de los Muertos!
DIY Sophie the Giraffe Baby Halloween Costume
Shrimp Salad Circus has TONS of amazing ideas, but the picture of this baby giraffe is just adorable
Easy & Adorable DIY Scarecrow Costume
LOOKIT THE WEE BABY SCARECROW!
DIY Unicorn Costume
A colorful idea for little ones!
Easy Pregnant Halloween Costumes
A great roundup of costumes just for moms-to-be!
Thrift Store Makeover – DIY Parzival Costume
Glitter on a Dime saved some moolah and some clothes from the landfills by repurposing thrift store finds.
How to Make a Paw Patrol Ryder Costume
DIY Danielle did a great and easy-to-make Paw Patrol-themed costume.
How to Make a Simple Hungry Caterpillar Costume
oh Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar, never change. This one is too cute.
DIY Umbrella Cloud Costume for Halloween
Thanks to Dream a Little Bigger, I now officially will be incorporating Jimmy Bagels into my look.
Super Last Minute Scarecrow Costume
Super cute and super easy idea for last minute scramblers like me.
Firefly Costume: DIY Lightning Bug Idea for Halloween
Kenarry has a great idea for a lightning bug costume that includes light-up wings!