Halloween costumes are fun to create. You can find many items to use with your Halloween costume at your own home or at your area thrift store. Creating costumes can be inexpensive and a lot of fun to make and wear. You’ll find that some of these will even work as last-minute Halloween costume ideas.
Here are 25 costume ideas to inspire you to make your own costume this year. It can be quite simple to put together a costume and after deciding on one, search the websites of online Halloween retailers to find your costume. You may get some more ideas. Use your imagination and creativity when making a costume as this makes the costume unique and truly yours.
Dracula: For this scary costume you will need a pair of black pants, a long-sleeved white shirt, a black jacket, and a white vest. He wears a black cape with a collar and a gold necklace. Slick your hair back with hair gel. Wear pale face makeup, dark eyes and bloody lips with blood also dripping from the mouth and of course vampire teeth.
To the witch: You will need a long black dress with long sleeves, a witch’s hat, black shoes and a broom. Wear green and gray face makeup and dark gray lipstick. A fake wart on the nose would also help. Blacken some of your teeth for a really ugly effect.
Tom Sawyer: Wear overalls that look worn, a boring plaid shirt, and be sure to go barefoot. Put a straw hat on your head and chew on a somewhat long piece of straw. You can also add freckles to your checks and make your feet look dirty.
to genius: You’ll need a pair of baggy pants that fit snug around the ankles and a matching tank top or vest. Wear a brightly colored scarf as a belt tied around your waist. Wear wide bangles on your arms and large bow earrings. go barefoot Make a fabric turban and attach a large plastic jewel to the front of the turban using fabric glue. If you can’t find the pants that this outfit calls for, wear a pair of baggy pants and tie them up to the ankles with a colorful ribbon and make the pants look puffy.
Instead of a turban, you can pull your hair up into a ponytail on top of your head. Add some shine to your hair. Put a thin scarf on the lower part of your face.
Peter Pan: Using dark green fabric, make a tunic that reaches above the knee and has a ragged hem and ragged sleeves. Wear opaque black or green tights, a black belt, and black shoes. Make a hat out of the green fabric and add a feather to the hat. Put a dagger under your belt and you’re Peter Pan.
igor: For this costume you will need an oversized lab coat or long-sleeved white shirt. Place the stuffing in a pillowcase and sew it to the inside of the shirt for the hump. (You can also use Velcro to keep it in place.) Wear a tattered pair of pants with holes in the knee areas. For a belt, use a rope and tie it in the front. A boring old t-shirt that is torn at the neck, sleeve and hem looks great. Bring a jar of brown water (use food coloring) with a piece of cauliflower for the brain. Shaving your head and walking hunched over… shaving your head is optional.
Jack and the magic beans: For this costume, dress in green and wrap yourself in wired silk ivy from head to toe. Using a straw hat, glue cotton balls to the hat for a cloud effect. A sprig of ivy should come out of the top of the hat. Make a robe for a Ken doll and Ken becomes Jack, and you are the bean stalk. Bring a bag of beans to pass out.
Octomam: This one is really fun. She has long dark hair and large very red lips. Place eight baby dolls on top of you and you’re ready to go.
Indiana Jones: For this costume you will need a brown hat with a brim. Use a rope for the whip and attach a handle, or use a jump rope, pull out one of the handles, and spray paint the rope and handle. Wear brown paints, a brown shirt, and brown boots. Wear a leather jacket. Use a rough sponge and brown makeup to create a stubble. Add some dirt lines around the cheekbones, temples, and below the jawline.
to the sorcerer: For a sorcerer, wear a long black or dark colored robe with long dropped sleeves and a robe belt (use a curtain tie for the belt). Hang mystical items from your belt, such as a bag, herbs, crystals, and carry a staff.
Mrs clause: For this cute outfit, glue cotton balls to a shower cap for your hair. She wears a white button down shirt, a long white skirt, a red apron, red and white striped tights, and wire-rimmed glasses on the end of her nose. Add red and rosy cheeks and you are good to go.
to the hunter: This one is really easy. He wears camouflage clothing, a hunting vest with many pockets, a camouflage hat, gloves and rubber boots. He carries binoculars, a canteen, and a fake rifle.
to hell: Wear red socks and a red turtleneck shirt. Make pointed ears out of red felt. Make the horns out of red felt wire inserts or painted red foam and attach them to a headband. Make the felt tail in the shape of an arrow at the end and insert the wire into the felt. Cover all exposed skin with red body paint. Take a black eyebrow pencil and draw your eyebrows at a sharp angle outwards. Color your lips red or black.
cat thief: This guy wears all black. Wear black leggings, a black turtleneck, black cap, black socks and shoes, black eye mask, and black gloves. Hang some tools from a belt and put them around your waist. He carries a bag on his shoulder.
Tinker Bell: Cut the hem of a short green dress in an irregular pattern. Put your hair up in a bun and wear very little makeup (mostly a little blush, lip gloss, and mascara). She wears green flats with pom poms on top. Wear little fairy wings and carry a wand and a big smile.
the easter bunny: To be the Easter Bunny, he wears white sweatpants and a white hoodie. Using wire and white and pink felt, make bunny ears and glue them to the hood of the sweatshirt. Cut an oval shape out of the pink felt for the bunny’s chest and glue it to the front of the sweatshirt. Create a bunny nose and whiskers using makeup and wear white gloves. She carries a basket full of colorful plastic eggs.
A soldier: Wear military clothing such as: uniform, hat or helmet, black boots, dog tags, utility belt with canteen, and a fake grenade. Camouflage your face and carry a fake weapon.
teen wolf: He wears a basketball suit and a headband. She buys some faux fur at a craft store and uses gum to adhere it to any exposed fur. Wear rubber nails and high-top tennis shoes.
To rap: For this modern guy, you’ll wear baggy jeans that fall to your hips, a t-shirt and hoodie, a baseball cap tilted on your head, a gold chain, a large watch, a grill on your teeth (a rubber wrap silver chewing gum will work for the grill) and great sneakers.
P with black eyes: This costume is super quick and easy. Wear a white t-shirt and with a black marker draw the letter P on it (make sure it’s a big P). Using black face makeup, give yourself a black eye. Now you’re a black-eyed P.
Circus clown: Wear overalls over a brightly colored long-sleeved shirt, Converse sneakers (the older the better), and a clown wig or spray-dye your own hair. Paint your face white and create a clown look that you like. Take along a noisemaker and spray a silly rope.
School Crossing Guard: This one is quick and easy. You will need to wear dark-colored clothing (pants and a button-down shirt), a whistle around your neck, and a stop sign.
Rock’n’roll star: All you need to be a rock star is a pair of leather pants, a leather jacket or vest, a spiked dog collar, fake tattoos, a long-haired or spiked wig, and sunglasses. Make sure to bring a toy guitar.
A used car salesman: Slick your hair back using plenty of hair cream. Wear a plaid polyester suit, a button-down shirt, and several chains around your neck. Hand out business cards you’ve made yourself and tell people you can get them for a good price.
Marge Simpson: Wear a Marge Simpson wig or make a wig out of blue yarn. She wears a green tube dress with an elasticated top, orange ballerinas, and a beaded necklace. Use makeup to dye your skin yellow.