Playing Dress Up: 24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year

DIY Halloween costumes are the best aren’t they? When I was a kid, my mom made most of my costumes and it’s always stuck with me. 

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year

Halloween is coming up quick, which means it’s time for a giant DIY Halloween costumes roundup for anyone that’s considering making their own get-up in time for October 31st. There are so many fun ideas out there, but I was somehow able to narrow them down and put together a list of really clever DIY Halloween costumes.

Most of the ideas listed here are DIY Halloween costumes for adults BUT there are some really cute DIY kids costumes too. Didn’t want to leave out the kiddos….since it is kinda their holiday after all. Haha. So here we go, the big list of DIY Halloween costumes for adults and kids to get you ready for the most celebrated dress-up party of the year…

24 Clever DIY Halloween Costumes

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Wednesday Addams Costume

1. I loved Wednesday Addams when I was younger, so naturally a Wednesday Addams costume was a must for me. Complete with a DIY fishtail pigtails for an update to Wednesday’s signature style. Anyone else a Wednesday Addams fan?

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Bird Costume

2. Amelia and I made this DIY bird costume for Curbly this year. The whole thing is made out of cardboard and paper (with a couple pieces of ribbon for good measure)! So if you need a budget-friendly costume option, this one might be a good place to start.

DIY Clown Costume for Baby. Complete with DIY pom poms, and a ruffly fabric collar and hat.

3. Clown costumes are not usually my thing. I’m pretty scared of clown generally. BUT this baby clown costume is too cute to be terrified, don’t you think? Also a great post to check out if you’re looking for infant Halloween costumes – there’s a few more on that same post.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Cactus Costume

4. A DIY Halloween costume that involves a cactus may sounds a little prickly, but this one is adorable – cactus costume from Studio DIY! Need I say more?

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Pop Tart Costume

5. If you’re been dreaming of becoming a Pop Tart for Halloween, I’m about to make your dreams come true. Or give you nightmares, either one. It’s a Pop Tart costume. If you have a sheet of cardboard and some paint, you can make this costume!

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Jail Bird Costume

6. Try this DIY jailbird costume using a striped outfit you probably already have in your closet. From Brit + Co.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Matisse Paper Cut Outs Costume

7. If you’re an art lover, try this Matisse paper cut outs costume from Lindsey Crafter. Clever right?

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Cardboard Llama Costume

8. This llama costume is the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen, from Mer Mag. And it’s made of cardboard (which you’ll see if a fairly popular costume supply in this roundup).

9. Looking for a last-minute costume idea? This baby mouse costume is perfect for kids, babies, and even adults which just a few modifications.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Golden Girls Costume

10. The Golden Girls will always have my heart, and it looks like that’s how the girls over at A Beautiful Mess feel too with an awesome group costume.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Costume

11. A Jimmy Fallon and The Roots costume from The House That Lars Built! So fun for a group (and would work for kids and adults).

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Cereal Bowl Costume

12. Kelly’s costume ideas are SO good. I can’t even handle it. This one is probably my all time fave from her this year: DIY cereal bowl. Tutorial on Studio DIY.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Cotton Candy Costume

13. Oh, you know…nothing to see here. Just a GIANT cotton candy costume from A Subtle Revelry.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Lollipop Costume

14. A lollipop costume for all the sweet tooth out there, from Oh Happy Day..

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Cleopatra Costume

15. And this was the last in the series of 3 costumes I made for Curbly. This was a group effort again, with Amelia, and it’s for a DIY Cleopatra costume that utilizes a white dress I already had in my closet, some leather scraps and a few other things.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Lisa Frank Costume

16. I loved Lisa Frank when I was a kid, so the fact that Kelly from Studio DIY did these throwback Lisa Frank costumes blew my mind (in a good way). See all the 3 Lisa Frank inspired options on Studio DIYThe dog is my favorite. 

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Lars and the Real Girl Costume

17. When I saw this Lars and the Real Girl costume from Ashley and Jared of Sugar & Cloth, I think I shouted (out loud) NAILED IT. This one just makes me crack up and I love these two so much (we’re going on vacation with them next week actually, so I must really love them).

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Crayon Costume

18. That Brittany from The House That Lars Built is a clever one! How cute is this DIY crayon costume she made? Another great group option!

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Pac Man Costume

19. So good! A DIY Pac Man costume from The Effortless Chic.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Star Wars Couples Costume

20. Jeff loves Star Wars, so this costume from Say Yes might be a good one for us to try one year (if I can ever convince him to dress up – ha).

21. Need another last-minute costume idea? Try this DIY moon costume. It’s a super cute infant costume but can be modified for any age.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Pretzel Costume

22. Love this pretzel costume from Oh Happy Day.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Sia Costume

23. How clever is this DIY Sia costume, from Brit + Co. If you’re currently rocking a blonde bob, this one would be a SUPER simple idea to try as a costume this year.

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Grand Budapest Hotel Couples Costume

24. And finally, this couple’s costume is one of my absolute faves: The Grand Budapest Hotel from Sugar & Cloth. So cute, right?

For even more DIY costume ideas, check out another roundup I did (with different costumes) right here.

12 comments | Click here to reply

These are all such great ideas for Halloween! I love all the fun food costumes especially the bowl of cereal! SO much fun!!

Haley

Yes! The cereal bowl from Studio DIY is such a good one! Love that one too, Haley.

Brittni

The last one is awesome! Other than that, it’s very hard to decide for they are all so very creative and good.
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Michelle

Agreed, Michelle. Ashley knows what’s up in the costume department!

Brittni

The bowl of cereal is my favorite!!! 😀

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Yep, that cereal is hard to resist, Leticia.

Brittni

That pop tart is definitely my favorite!

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Paige

Aw, thanks Paige. I have to give the credit for that one to Amelia. She came up with the idea. I just did the awkward modeling. 🙂

Brittni

Thank you for the costume love, B! Your pop tart one and that pretzel from Oh Happy Day are my faves!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

What fun costumes! so crafty!!

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Bella B

Thanks for sharing Brit!

Lindsey Crafter

That cactus costume!!! <3

xoxo

Charlotte
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