Anyone can buy commercial Halloween costumes from the store... But the problem with these is that you could end up with five or six kids all in the same costume.
With the homemade Halloween costume ideas below you'll know your going to be a one of a kind. You also get the benefit of saving some money!
Besides, making your own outfit means you can get the kids involved in choosing which homemade Halloween costume ideas they want to create and they get to enjoy putting it together with you.
The only limitation to making your own costumes is your imagination, so get creative and see what you can put together.
Dia De Los Muertos Costume - Day of the Dead
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Caged Head Costume
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Campfire Costume with Marshmallow Roasting
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Halloween Tree Costumes
For Halloween this year, we dressed as Halloween Trees from the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. In this story, the Halloween tree is a spooky fall...
Our Headless Son
Dillon wanted to be a headless guy for Halloween this year. We started with a backpack that he wears and I taped the handle up. Then I added some batting...
Head on a platter costume
My daughter is wearing the head on the platter costume. Please note under the table. The costume is even more unbelievable when seen live. Franky is...
Pumpkin Head Costume
I got an over sized work suit and a pumpkin mask, added some lights, strobes, a lantern and a scary head to make the costume pop. The lights in the ...
The Caged Man Costume
I remember this costume from the Gilligan's Island show when they were captured and sent to the dungeon. I got some vinyl trim for the cage and screwed ...
The Nightmare Before Christmas - Sally Stitches Costume
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Homemade Witch Costumes
Each year, I take a witch hat and embellish it to form a new kind of witch. One year I was a Hawaiian Witch, using a Hawaiian shirt, guitar and sunglasses...
Gracen's Seventh Birthday/Halloween Costume Oogie Boogie!
My Seven year old came to me early in the fall with a small figurine from Tim Burton's A nightmare before Christmas. He wanted to be Oogie Boogie for ...
Scary Costume Ideas
One year I forgot to buy a Halloween costume until it was too late and there was nothing left at the shops. So my mom gave me two options to choose from...
Monster "Coming Out" Costume
Basically I donned a scary mask I had from a previous costume. I found the brightest and tackiest shirt in a thrift store, along with the boa. The "closet"...
Here Kitty Kitty
well since every year prior to this one I go out and spend all this money on costumes, and for what? For the kids to outgrow them and then what?
Check out more great homemade costumes added by visitors. Lego Men, Lara Croft, Wizard of Oz, Avatar and a headless guy, to name a few...
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Below Are Some Quick Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas
You'll need a long black dress as the base for your witch costume. Make sure it has long black sleeves. You can buy pointed witches hats cheaply enough, or you can make your own fairly quickly using paper card stock.
The old white-sheet ghost costume is a good stand-by costume if you're caught short on time and money. Simply use an old white sheet and cut out two holes for eyes.
Remember to trim the sheet so it's short enough not to get tangled beneath little feet. If you have any sheet left over, sew up a simple treat bag from the same material.
You can dress up your ghost costume by drawing on a black mouth. Give your ghost an old-fashioned hat and a tie or maybe even a drawn-on moustache.
If you want to make your ghost look more feminine, draw some eye-lashes around the eye holes or perhaps even use a blue marker to add some eye shadow.
Hang some costume jewelry around the neck. Try to find a cheap straw hat and decorate it with large fake flowers.
Making a scarecrow Halloween costume is quick and easy. You'll need a large flannel shirt and some old blue jeans. Stitch patches of contrasting material onto the jeans fabric with large stitches and use contrasting thread color to make it stand out.
Tie a piece of rope around the waist of the shirt and also around the cuffs on the sleeves. An old straw hat will complete the costume.
If you want to give your scarecrow a little more authenticity, buy some face-paint and paint the entire face with a light brown or beige color.
Paint a black line along the mouth and out across each cheek and draw in stitch marks across the line. Draw black stitched crosses over each eye.
You'll need a black lycra leotard with long sleeves and black lycra tights to make your spider costume. Buy two pairs of cheap black hose and stuff them with lightweight material or stuffing to make legs.
Attach the legs along the sides of the body. To make your spider's head, you can use a black beanie hat or ski mask. Add some face make-up to complete your spooky spider.
You will need black pants, a white shirt and a black cape as the basis of your vampire costume. Slick back your hair with gel or wax and use some cheap plastic fangs.
We hope you enjoyed these homemade Halloween costume ideas. Now check out these Halloween party food ideas.
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