13 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

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There’s never been a better time to make your own halloween costume. Thanks to the internet, you can find boards on Pinterest, incredibly artistic makeup tutorials on YouTube and inspiration on Instagram.

Cosplay also seems to be growing increasingly popular, you’ll see plenty of inspiration if you’re attending Film and Comic Con Cardiff this weekend.

You can make costumes with bin liners, bed sheets and monochromatic clothes such as a black dress. Other items you can use are toilet rolls, boxes, googly eyes, cardboard, pipe cleaners, clingfilm and more.

Making a costume can be effortless.

Here are some of my favourite DIY costume ideas I have found across the internet:


Image source: Evil Mad Scientist

These batwings are made from an umbrella.

Image Source: HGTV

Image Source: HGTV

Mermaid scale makeup created using fishnet tights.

Image Source: Delia Creates

Image Source: Delia Creates

Make your own spiderweb cape.

Image source: Halloween Forum

Image Source: Halloween Forum

Medusa headband made using gold spray paint, snake toys and a headband.

Banksy art made using black clothes, white pain and a bouquet of flowers.

Image Source: Gemskee Blogspot

Image Source: Gemskee Blogspot

A more fashionable take on using bin liners for witches costumes, usually used for capes, why not use it for a skirt instead?

Image Source: Costume Models

Image Source: Costume Models

Find that great bikini you wore at the pool last summer, combine it with a bed sheet and you will be the sexiest ghost out there.

Image Source: Angiwen Instagram

Image Source: Angiwen

Another umbrella used to make a very cool Jellyfish

A flannel shirt and a straw hat can help make a scarecrow.

Image Source: Instagram Rachel Jaffe

Image Source: Rachel Jaffe

Write some psych terminology on strips of paper, stick them to your LBD and grab your cigar to make a great Freudian Slip costume.

Stick some cereal boxes to yourself and get any fake weapon to make a great pun.

Image Source: Yachtclubp

Image Source: Yachtclubp

Go fight some aliens with a suit and shades.

Image Source: Madiann44

Image Source: Madiann44

A plaid dress, an apron and some fake blood make a killer housewife costume.

What are you dressing up as this Halloween? Got any tips & tricks? Let me know in the comments below.

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