Fast, Funny Costume Ideas You Can Make at Home
Sure, anybody can dress up like a witch or a werewolf for Halloween, but where's the creativity in that?
If you need a fast costume on a budget, here are some funny costume ideas you can create at home. You may not be the best dressed person at the Halloween party, but these costumes are sure to get a few grins (or groans).
Silly Costumes in a Jiffy
Here's a list of silly costumes you can make a home.
Tic Tac Toe - Glue a container of Tic Tacs to the toe of your shoe.
Paper Shredder - Get some sheets of paper or old bills and envelopes and punch a hole in them. Then put a ribbon or rope through the hole and tie it around your neck. When someone asks what you are, shred some paper!
Quarter Pounder - Carry around some quarters and a hammer. When someone asks you what you are, pound a quarter.
Freudian Slip - Wear a slip with a sign on it that says "Freud."
Split Personality Costume
More Costume Ideas
Devil's Advocate - Carry a sign that says, "Vote for the Devil."
Quarterback - Wear a black shirt and tape a quarter to your back.
Blessing in Disguise - Put on a pair of dark sunglasses and a dark hat and wear a sash that says, "Bless You."
Cereal Killer - Dress in black and glue mini cereal boxes to your shirt. Stick plastic knives into the boxes and add some ketchup for "blood."
Black-Eyed Pea - Paint black circle around your eye and wear a white T-shirt with a large letter "P" on it.
Zebra - Wear a bra on the outside of your shirt and paint the letter "Z" on it.
A Shadow - Dress all in black and paint your face black, and then follow your friend, date or spouse around the Halloween party.
Buccaneer - Hang a dollar from each ear.
CD Burner - Wear a blank CD around a neck and carry a pack of matches or a lighter.
God's Gift to Women - Gift wrap a large box and cut holes in the top and sides for your head and arms. Add a gift tag that says "To: Women" and "From: God."
A Highway- Wear a black shirt with yellow double lines painted down the middle and glue or pin toy cars to the shirt.
Babysitter - Strap a doll to your rear-end and sit on it.
Peter Pan - Put a pan on your head with a name tag on it that says, "Hello, I'm Peter."
Mailman - Dress in a light blue shirt and dark blue pants and sew a stuffed dog's mouth to your pant leg or bottom.
Dr. Pepper - Wear medical scrubs and attach peppers to your shirt.
Identity Crisis - Wear any color shirt and stick name tags, each with a different name, on the shirt.
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What Are You Going to Be for Halloween?
magodis from Colombo, Sri Lanka on October 16, 2011:
Nice set of Costumes. Pleased to Know.
beverly on October 12, 2011:
EVERY MAN'S NIGHT MARE:
A flanel night gown, cold cream on your face (or a white face cream), rollers in your hair and fluffy slippers with a sign that says 'EVERY MAN'S NIGHTMARE'!
Sapple on October 09, 2011:
Last year I glued barbie dolls to a black sweatshirt and my husband went as a chick magnet. I glued G.I. Joe dolls to a dress fake blood I was a man eater. We were the best of the night!
StephenSMcmillan on October 07, 2011:
Funny costumes. Love them.
SammyDrago from London, UK on October 06, 2011:
I totally laughed at the Quarter Pounder! I have to do this at a fancy dress party for a laugh!
PiSquare on September 18, 2011:
Going as either pi or a square... Haven't decided yet.
Rocky on August 31, 2011:
Yes, it's funny halloween costume ideas, Happy halloween to all
mom on February 16, 2011:
I once did the ceiling fan idea (Purim - not Halloween) - I just had a cap that said "Go Ceilings!" and carried around pom-poms. Another year, I put a little bit of brown lipstick around my the outside of my lips and I went as a chocoholic!
Sam Lowry on February 11, 2011:
On Halloween I'm going to walk to the Halloween party on my block in regular clothes. When people ask what I am I'll say a werewolf. They'll say I dont look like one then ill say dumbaass its not a full moon.
Fem fem on December 25, 2010:
Well I think u are all tards.......
nusdistass on October 28, 2010:
u could also be a nudist on strike by putting on normal clothes and walk around carrying a sign that says NUDIST ON STRIKE!!!!!
redshineyshoes on October 27, 2010:
I'm gonna tape smartie candies all over my pants and go as a "smartie pants." It's my favorite quick solutions to costuming.When you have five kids to outfit, the last thing I need is another complicated costume for Halloween! Love these "punny" ideas.
my moms epic fail on October 24, 2010:
these r sooo funny i do like the comment about the ceiling fan i think i'll do that!!!! last year my friend dressed up like gum on a shoe!~!! she put a shoe on her head and died her hair pink and dressed in pink. also i heard of someone dressing in all blue a put cotton balls in different areas on the shirt-he was a draft in the weather
Fun Costumes on October 23, 2010:
Thanks for the Great Costume Ideas
rita on October 21, 2010:
My 10 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WANTS TO BE AN EVIL LEPRACUN ,I HAVE THE COSTUME BUT WHAT WAY WILL I DO HER FACE .
Christine S from Australia on October 19, 2010:
Lisa you have some really creative ideas here. Brilliant and easy to implement. I love the God's gift to women idea.
chubatemjen on October 10, 2010:
Good creativity..! Let me try out one...@
Marti on October 08, 2010:
Last year I went as a ceiling "fan". I made ceiling fan blades as a hat, then put stickers all over me saying "go ceilings", and "ceilings rule". It was cheap, and got a lot of laughs.
Nikki on October 04, 2010:
These are CLEARLY quick funny ideas you can whip together in a few minutes.. Hense the title. I dont think they were supposed to be detailed and super creative. DUH.
Diana on October 04, 2010:
I love the Tic Tac idea. I'm not big on dressing up for halloween so that idea is perfectm! Thanks!
Barney Flavin on October 03, 2010:
These ideas would be funny for a church group or some other organization where no real creative humor is allowed.
Put a pan on your head with a name tag on it that says, "Hello, I'm Peter."
I think I would beat someone up for doing this.
furnitureplans from Lakewood, CO, USA on October 01, 2010:
Here's another idea that my friend Sean did, although it's not nearly as simple as the Halloween costume ideas mentioned above! :)
He covered himself in Post-It notes and went to work as the guy on the cover of the Office Space DVD.
If anyone is interested, here are the step-by-step instructions
and the photos of his Office Space Halloween costume:
Keryn on October 01, 2010:
I was a "Girl Gone Wild" I just work a sleeveless flesh colored tank & cut out a rectangle piece of black cardboard and stenciled CENSORED in white and attached it to the shirt. Some beads, maybe a wig and perfect! It was a huge hit! :)
that was terrible on September 29, 2010:
you should be embarassed, every single idea was pathetic
Me on September 28, 2010:
Haha these are fuuuuuunnnnny :))))
Wow on September 27, 2010:
These are dumbest costumer ideas I've ever heard.
MeowChow on September 24, 2010:
Cow is still better
Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on September 15, 2010:
I love halloween. Great hub
Joe on August 19, 2010:
That's the worst list of costume ideas I've ever seen. Quarter Pounder? Seriously?
bigwheeze on August 08, 2010:
LOL gods gift to women.
SOCKS on October 25, 2009:
i think that they idenity cris is super coolio ( my word) but u could be a vampire clown paint your face white with a red nose big shoes and black shirt and pants. Also wear fangs and use FAKE bllod on your face. and have on eof those water squirters shaped like a flower and put ared died water in it.
7Z.90 AFV54@985.09.net on October 18, 2009:
bob on October 17, 2009:
cool! love the mailman! so funny:)
****JAYDEN*** on October 10, 2009:
YA IT WAS KINDA CHEESY
none of the above on September 28, 2009:
im dressing normally annd goins as a muggle from harry potter
talfonso from Tampa Bay, FL on September 23, 2009:
I already decided my Halloween costume this year - the boy who freaked out due to a mother canceling his account. I'll dress as Identity Crisis for the 2010 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, with name tags bearing names of the Disney characters!
cosette on September 23, 2009:
haha! cereal killer and quarter pounder...:D fun hub!
stags on September 18, 2009:
Racheal Ambrose from Indiana on September 10, 2009:
Love it! Cereal killer is great