Making Your Own Halloween Costume
If you're like me, you're not fond of pre-made Halloween costumes and like making Halloween costumes. You don't even need to have a lot of skills like sewing for some handmade Halloween costumes.
I'll show you some options that range from very simple to elaborate get-ups that Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn would either find fabulous or well, not so much.
Making your own Halloween costume can be as simple as using makeup and putting wire in your hair while wearing some colorful clothes.
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Use Makeup to Make a Great Halloween Costume - All of These Can Be Made for Under $10 Each (or thereabouts)
Making Halloween costumes doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Start with makeup and go from there to make a simple but great look!
- Dollar Store Crafts -- Halloween Costume for Couples: Make Eggs and Bacon Costumes
I love clever couples costumes. Okay, I love Halloween costumes in general, but I am especially fond of seeing couples whose combined ensembles make me giggle. (One of these years, my hubby and I are going to go as a gorilla and a banana. We've been
Blogs with Handmade Halloween Costumes
Check out these fun Halloween costumes from bloggers. They contain photos to give you inspiration about making your own.
- The Doing Stuff Blog: How To Make A Halloween Costume With Minimal Disaster
Hollywood Sucker made a great frog costume and posted photos too! Look below for the frog costume modeled by Hollywood Sucker.
- Last Minute Make-Your-Own Halloween Costumes -- MindWare Blog – Brainy Toys for Kids of All Ag
Last Minute Make-Your-Own Halloween Costumes
- Carolyn Works - Blog Archive -- 14+ nerdy Halloween costumes
Carolyn Works - A computer science graduate in a liberal arts major's world. -- 14+ nerdy Halloween costumes -- October 22nd, 2009 I love excuses to dress up, and every year on Halloween I come up with more ideas for costumes than I have time...
- 10 Cute Halloween Costume Ideas for Any Budget – College Fashion
Unique Halloween costume ideas for college girls, from celebrity Halloween costumes to movies, TV and sexy costumes. Halloween costumes like Sarah Palin, Gossip Girl, Mia Wallace, and more!
Photos of Halloween Costumes from Blogs
Recycled Halloween Costumes - Try your hand at making a great costume and recycle while you're at it!
These Halloween costumes use everything from things you'd typically throw away or recycle like soda cans and cardboard and wagon wheels.
- Recycled Halloween Costumes -- the daily green
Great homemade costumes made from recycled materials. These homemade Halloween costumes are cheap, fun and creative! From recycled witch costumes to ironic robots, superheroes and more.
Make Kermit to Wear This Halloween - Start with green sweats or PJs and add some felt accents
Costume Design - To help you make your own Halloween costumes
These books provide costume design at your fingertips. Want to make costumes for yourself and friends or maybe even to sell? Here you go!
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More Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas - Use recycled what not for your next costume
- Homemade Halloween Costumes Ideas -- the daily green
The Daily Green celebrates homemade costumes made with recycled materials. Submit your best photos, vote for your favorite costume and get ideas for the cheapest Halloween costumes.
- Costume Contest Winners! | The Etsy Blog
The official blog for the world's handmade marketplace. Discover how-to's, interviews with makers, and curated collections.
- Gallery | Your 2010 Halloween Costumes | accessatlanta.com
Your 2010 Halloween Costumes -- Happy Halloween! Shawn Bissell More: See All Costume Photos, Atlanta Bargain
- Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes | The Budget Diet
Easy homemade Halloween costumes, no sewing required! Easy Halloween costumes: Identity Thief, Pippi Longstocking, Bubble Bath and more!
- Simple Halloween Costumes | Real Simple
Even if you’ve waited until the last minute, there's still plenty of time to make simple Halloween costumes out of items you already have in your home.
Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Gals - Use your assets while you have them
Check out a few photos from Pregnant Chicken below. Who knew that belly would come in so handy?
- 25 Pregnancy Halloween Costume - Ideas - BLOG - Pregnant Chicken
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Pregnant? No Problem! Make a Halloween Costume - To fit the shape you're in
Make Kids Halloween Costumes - Keep It Simple
- Easy to Make Halloween Costumes
These super easy to make Halloween costumes require no shopping. You just need some things you already have around your house. Easy Halloween costumes for the 11th hour Halloween party, or if you've just procrastinated right up to Oct 31st.
- Dollar Store Crafts --Homemade Costume Week: Spider
It's Day 2 of Homemade Costume Week at Dollar Store Crafts! This week, I'm bringing you several costume ideas that are simple, no-sew, and frugal, of course! Today's featured costume is the no-sew Spider costume.
- Halloween Costumes for Kids from Country Living
CountryLiving.com has step-by-step instructions for making 24 homemade Halloween costumes for kids. From Lego costumes to a Rubxi cube and from a fairy to an owl, these costumes are fun and easy!
Martha Stewart Halloween Costume Ideas - Leave it to Martha
Martha Stewart Halloween Costume Links - These go with the photos above.
- Madame Butterfly Costume - Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts
Read Martha Stewart's Madame Butterfly Costume article. Also, browse thousands of other holiday clip-art, decorating, crafts, hand-made gifts and project ideas.
- Spider Web Costume - Martha Stewart Crafts
Make this simple web of a costume. Whether you're looking for sweet or scary disguises, you'll find dozens of Martha Stewart's most creative Halloween costumes for kids and adults.
Halloween Costume Photos - Use Makeup and Costumes for the Right Touch
Halloween Costumes that Require No Skill - Just Unpack 'Em and Wear 'Em
Strapped for time? No imagination? Here are a few suggestions for Halloween costumes that are ready to go.
Halloween Coloring Pages and Crafts
Coloring Pages for Halloween from Barbsgalaxy.
- Printable Fun Halloween Coloring Pages for Kids
Fun interactive printable Halloween coloring pages for kids to color online. Halloween color page readers - great for beginner readers and ESL readers. Pics make great mouse practice for toddlers, preschool kids, and elementary students.
- Halloween Coloring Pages
Free printable halloween coloring pages. Color Halloween sheets and pictures of ghosts, witch, jack-o-latern and more.
- Halloween Fun from Crayola
Halloween coloring pages and printable BINGO cards courtesy of Crayola.
Learn to Sew and Make Your Costumes
- Beach Stickers Sticker | Zazzle
Made in 24 hours. Beach Stickers Sticker created by ScarlettOHairy. Customize this design with text or images, or order as shown. Choose from multiple shapes and sizes.
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Share your Halloween costumes you've made or plan to make!
Joan Haines on October 18, 2012:
@Pam Irie: Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Joan Haines on October 18, 2012:
Fun. I like the Kermit the Frog costume.
infoprogirl on October 17, 2012:
These are great costume ideas. They seem very easy to make.
kathryn-gillespie on October 02, 2012:
Love these costume ideas!
anonymous on October 01, 2012:
I was here last year and was just wondering where I had seen the pregnant pumpkin and of course it was here....Happy Halloween!
SilmarwenLinwelin on September 28, 2012:
Great Ideas !
mouse1996 lm on August 29, 2012:
These are such awesome ideas.
Vikki from US on October 31, 2011:
Blessed by a squid angel ;)
JoyfulReviewer on October 17, 2011:
Lots of neat ideas. Thanks for the fun costume lens!
Peggy Hazelwood (author) from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on October 16, 2011:
@Pam Irie: That is perfect, Pam!
Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on October 16, 2011:
I have a giant 6 ft foam toothbrush. I've always thought about just wearing whatever I wanted and then carrying the toothbrush around at a Halloween party. I'd be a TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER. haha :)
travelbroad on October 15, 2011:
Easy Skeleton Love with the bony fingers on the boobs are excellent!
gottaloveit2 on October 14, 2011:
Boy, that Madame Butterfly sure looks like Martha. My best homemade costume was a trash can. I just wore a black trashbag and pasted "trash" on it. I received the award for most inventive costume but, then again, I was judge and jury.
anonymous on October 04, 2011:
How very delightful! You will have brains working for the best ever homemade Halloween costumes this year! I especially like your idea for pregnant women to work around the theme for the shape they're in and a pumpkin will hide a baby bump nicely, fun!
Laniann on October 02, 2011:
This is really a great costume idea - Pregnant? No Problem! Make a Halloween Costume.
Peggy Hazelwood (author) from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on September 26, 2011:
@NC Shepherd: Those are a hoot!
NC Shepherd on September 26, 2011:
Love the pregnant costumes.
Gayle from McLaughlin on September 05, 2011:
I don't make too much of Halloween--but you are VERY creative. What a neat article!
Amy Stephens from Missouri on September 03, 2011:
I love the Kermit Costume.
Showpup LM on September 03, 2011:
So many unique ideas! Really enjoyed all of them. LOVE the pregnant oyster costume. LOL
anonymous on August 31, 2011:
Brilliant Lens! Best wishes :) costume... ? thinking
Peggy Hazelwood (author) from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on August 25, 2011:
@Joan Haines: Then you should! Do you have your costume made? I'd love to feature a photo if/when you get it done!!
Joan Haines on August 25, 2011:
This year, I want to be a giant banana.
Peggy Hazelwood (author) from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on August 19, 2011:
@Virginia Allain: I thought about that! That's the only Web site I found though so would have to figure out more pregnant costumes. Thanks for commenting!
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on August 19, 2011:
It's lots more fun to make your own costumes. I bet you can make a whole lens about Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Ladies. Those were fascinating.