These Are the Best Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Easily DIY
Only one month till Halloween and we are all relaxed, not bothering about costumes or makeup, because hey, it’s still early. But, if you are taking Halloween a bit more serious than anyone else, this is the perfect time to start planning your costume. Luckily for you, we have some interesting ideas. If you are sick of Little Red Riding Hoods, Snow Whites, Witches, Knights, Super Mario brothers… This is the right article for you.
1 Death Becomes Her
Don’t say that you don’t like this movie! Then why not actually going dressed up like Goldie Hawn’s character, Hel. How you are going to get a hole in your stomach? This is how Evan Booth did it back in 2006. She had a camera in the back of the shirt that recorded a background scene and fed it to a travel-size DVD player in the front that displayed the backdrop. In 2008, artist Nicole Magne used the idea for a costume recreating a scene from the movie Death Becomes Her where Goldie Hawn has a hole blown through her body. She also runs a blog, where you can find detailed instructions on how to make this crazy realistic costume.
2 Helmet cat
You have probably seen the meme with the cat who wears a lemon peel on its head. This guy it was an interesting idea for a costume so he was ‘last minute’ creative. The helmet is a basketball painted green, and the fur was from a stuffed toy. Easy like that. Maybe some people will ask you in wonder what your costume is, but you will be noticed for sure.
The beloved robot from Futurama is another interesting idea for your Halloween party. The guy who made this costume first ended up as one of the finalists in a costume contest. The eyes moved by a servo controlled by his hands. It is pretty realistic. For a more DIY info look for Bender Costume made by Chris Miller.
4 Coppertone girl
For those that are not old enough to remember the commercial where a little girl’s swim panties are pulled down by a black dog, here’s the photo. This costume is best for kids though, and of course you don’t have to freeze your kid to death on October 31st. So how to do it? A mom dressed her daughter in tan leotard and tights, then reconstructed the backside to reflect the logo, puppy dog. Don’t forget the piggy tails with blue ribbons.
5 The Birds
Inspired by the cult Hitchcock horror movie, The Birds, this girl got a brilliant idea. She decided to go as Tippy Hedren’s character, all dressed up and ‘attacked’ with a few black crows. She bought the birds, but had to alter the wings to make them just right. This costume isn’t hard to be reconstructed, especially if can get a few black birds and attach them on yourself.
6 Marie Antoinette without her head
Sounds terrible, but you may actually win a costume contest with this one. Nicole Magne is the same girl who wore a gaping abdominal hole in the Death Becomes Her costume (see photo above). Of course, it wouldn’t be so awesome if she hadn’t been decapitated. She explains it all on her Etsy page.
7 Umbrella Bat
Becoming a bat have never been easier. You probably have at least one broken umbrella at home, and if they are black, you already have your bat wings. All you need is black hoodie and an umbrella. For more info, visit evilmadscientist.com.
8 The Firefox Lego
This is probably the simplest way to dress up for Halloween and still look creative and interesting. All you need is yellow leggings, orange skirt and top, preferably a fake fox tail and ears and a blue ball. There you go.
This little guy had a unique costume for sure. He was walking and sitting at the same time, while he was having his Port-a-Potty costume on. His mini version of the portable toilet was pretty realistic, and for sure made people’s heads turn around. His parents helped him do costume with a cutoff plastic container. It was placed over the kid’s body where he had a realistic looking toilet seat, a toilet paper and extra pair of pants that seemed as if though they were pulled down.