Halloween costumes you can make yourself
Halloween is here, and that means it’s time to dress up and have some fun! But if you’re pressed for time — don’t worry. Here are six easy last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas:
This costume is super easy to put together — all you need is some suspenders, black pants, a white shirt, glasses, tape, and a calculator. Put suspenders on over a white shirt, and then wrap some white tape around the center of the glasses. Then carry around a calculator.
2. Bubble bath
This is an ultra-creative costume that you can put together in no time. You’ll need a bunch of blown-up white balloons, a white t-shirt, a colorful shower cap, a sponge, and then some safety pins. Safety pin the white balloons to your white t-shirt and then put on the shower cap. Hold a sponge in your hand.
3. La Croix
Who doesn’t love La Croix? Instantly dress up like one of those colorful cans for Halloween. All you need is a colorful tie-dye dress and black permanent marker. Write the “La Croix” logo across the front of the dress, and then carry a La Croix can in your hand.
This is more of a classic Halloween costume, but it’s still straightforward to put together. You’ll need toilet paper, and that’s it. Ask a friend to wrap you up in toilet paper, covering your entire body including your face. Then carry around a rubber snake for an extra dramatic effect.
You don’t have to go all out to dress up like a skeleton for Halloween. You’ll need a white t-shirt, a black tank top, pink poster board, and some black and white makeup. Cut out the sections of the white t-shirt so that it looks like a ribcage. Then cut out a paper heart using the pink post board. First, put on the black tank top, and then place the pink heart on your chest. Wear the white cutout t-shirt on top. Lastly, use black and white makeup to paint your eyes, nose, and lips black.
Think outside the box with this costume. You’ll need white gloves, a beret, a striped black and white shirt, black jeans, black suspenders, and red lipstick. You can also add a white scarf to this ensemble and take the look one step further by applying white face paint to your face.
Trick or treating made simple
When it comes to Halloween costumes, you don’t have to invest a lot of time and money into them. It’s easy to put together a last-minute Halloween costume, and still have loads of fun! Try out one of the above DIY Halloween costume ideas if you’re pinched for time.
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- “30 Genius Homemade Halloween Costumes,” Good Housekeeping, June 14, 2018.
- “7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Super-Lazy People,” Cosmopolitan, September 1, 2017.