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

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year

Halloween is only ten days away, which means it’s time for a giant DIY Halloween costume roundup for anyone that’s considering making their own get-up in time for October 31st. There were SO many fun ideas this year. I can’t even believe how hard everyone killed it in the DIY Halloween costume department.

There were so many good ones, it was hard to narrow ’em down. So, I ended up with 24 costumes on the list! With that many DIY Halloween costumes, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find one that you like (and feel confident in making). Let’s get to it…

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

1. 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.

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

2. 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 Cactus Costume

3. A DIY cactus costume from Studio DIY! Need I say more?

24 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes to Try This Year // DIY Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Costume

4. If pop culture is you thing, this Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris couples costume from Say Yes is a good one. How cute are these models, by the way?!

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. 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).

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

9. Anissa and I made this DIY popsicle costume for Curbly as well (and it’s made of cardboard too, for another budget-friendly option). You know I love popsicles, so this one was a no-brainer.

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).

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

21. If you’ve seen Mean Girls more than once, you already know where this Studio DIY costume is from.

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 Wednesday Addams Costume

23. I loved Wednesday Addams when I was younger, so this costume was another must for me. Complete with a DIY fishtail pigtails for an update to Wednesday’s signature style.

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.

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

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!
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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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