Spooktacular DIY Halloween Costumes

Mr. Cheerful Halloween Costume

Mr. Cheerful by tourist_on_earth (CC BY 2.0)

It’s that time of year again and I’m already thinking up plenty of ways to make this year’s Halloween fangtastic. There are so many costumes to choose from. Instead of going out and buying multiple  Halloween costumes, why not make your own? You can upcycle materials and use them in new and creative ways! Suddenly one costume becomes several different costumes. Cardboard, magazines, eco-bubble and other leftover moving supplies make great materials for costumes.

 Howl at the Moon! : Animal Style

Bat Halloween Costume
Bat Costume by 1lenore (CC BY 2.0)

Bring out the animal in you this year with a Halloween costume that’ll make your friends batty. Maybe wings aren’t your thing, you can always take to the sea and dress up as a sea anemone. Whether it’s crocodiles, owls, turtles, or butterflies, if you can imagine it, you can create it! Sometimes it just takes a little ingenuity to get your gears going. These DIY animal Halloween costumes for kids are a real hoot! Adults can join the fun too with these costume ideas: Zoidberg from Futurama, Birds of a feather, giraffe, and an LED Jellyfish!

Boo’tiful Bots, Frightful Phones & Stellar Space Suits!

Robot Halloween Costume
Retro Robot by Darin Barry (CC BY 2.0)

Nowadays we can find inspiration from anything when it comes to Halloween costumes. The robot is the classic DIY Halloween costume, but there are plenty of ways to put a modern twist on it. Some people go out of this world to find inspiration. You can keep it simple and create a Halloween costume based on your phone. Look to the stars; take a ride with your jetpack, roll around as R2-D2, or get planetary with this fun take on the mobile.

Simply Bewitching Halloween Costumes

Minecraft Costume
Minecraft Halloween by qwrrty (CC BY 2.0)

Halloween is the perfect time of year to try out a new look or to dress up as your favorite movie or video game character. If you’re looking for easy group Halloween costumes, you can float away as Carl and Russell from Up or save the world dressed as The Incredibles. Upcycle your leftover moving boxes and dress as a boxtroll! Some people even dress up as their favorite food or snack. S’mores and a Chinese food box are simple yet creative ideas for Halloween Costumes. Remember, no matter what you decide to dress up as this Halloween, make sure to pick materials that are comfortable and non-constricting; most importantly have fun with it!

What gets your cauldron cookin’? Tell me about your favorite DIY Halloween Costumes in the comments section below!