Let’s face it, when it comes to Halloween costumes, store-bought ones can be expensive and lack in creative luster. Why be something that everyone else will be masquerading around in when you can be someone original this Hallows Eve? We rounded up the utmost clever (and ingenious) do-it-yourself Halloween costumes that are guaranteed to become the belle of any Halloween ball. Ready to roll up your sleeves and get crafty?
DIY Rock Candy Costume
Halloween can be a rocky time of year for some with the abundance of frightful creatures and excessive edible seasonal delights. However, take the negative and turn it into something sweet, a DIY Rock Candy Costume. Surely, not many at the holiday party will be rocking an iridescent creative costume concept such as this.
Get the how-to on Studio DIY.
Painted Ladies Halloween Costume
If you’re an avid Instagrammer or blogger you understand the obsession with capturing pretty front doors and picturesque streets. Perhaps, one of the most ‘Instagrammed’ streets is San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park. In other words, The Painted Ladies (a row of dreamy pastel homes). Literally, use the #pinkhouse as inspiration for your costume this year.
Get the how-to on Oh Happy Day.
DIY Roller Disco Barbie Halloween Costume
It’s Barbie’s world and we’re all just living in it. Revisit your childhood imagination with this totally cute (and very pink) ’80s inspired Barbie on disco roller-skates look. Bring your own disco ball for extra trick-or-treat points.
Get the how-to on Aww Sam.
Enchanting Beauty and the Beast Couple Costume DIY
For who could ever learn to love a beast? Disney fans take note, one of the most popular films in 2017, Beauty and the Beast will be the most desired couple’s costume too. Of course, you’ll need a beauty and a beast to win this year’s best costume contest.
Get the how-to on Brit + Co.
DIY Mermaid Costume
For mermaids (and mermaid wannabes) there is no place like the sea, unless it’s Halloween. When the Harvest Moon is bright and high in the night sky, mermaids will walk on land. Of course, doing so in their extra luxe homemade getup. This glittery and sequin infused costume is any glamorous sea lover’s dream come true.
Get the how-to from Lauren Conrad.
Mr. and Mrs. Fantastic Fox Halloween Costum
It’s one thing to creatively think of a solo costume idea for yourself, but it’s even better when you can dress up as a couple like New England lifestyle blogger, Sarah Vickers did with her husband, Kiel James Patrick. Pairing your wardrobe featuring effortlessly classic clothes along with two fox masks make for an easy-breezy (and award-winning) masquerade.
Get the how-to on Classy Girls Wear Pearls.
DIY Bachelor Contestants Group Costume
All can agree that reality television offers real-life inspiration when it comes to do-it-yourself costume hacks. Take a cue from a favorite, The Bachelor. Grab your gals and re-create one of the many infamous rose ceremonies. All you’ll need is your best evening attire, a lot of tears, single cut roses, and a whole bunch of (faux) drama.
Get the how-to on Camille Styles.
DIY Halloween Wigs and Lash Combinations
Sometimes having one good wig can transform you into an alter ego. Even if it’s just for the evening. Whether your wig is nothing but shiny blue tinsel or has a pink hue with a plethora of polka dots; you can wear it like a diva it this Halloween.
Get the how-to on Sugar and Cloth.
DIY Unicorn Toast Halloween Costume
Costumes that are colorful and have a reference to pop culture are twice as fun. If unicorn toast (toast with a rainbow cream cheese spread and sprinkles) is your morning go-to, it can now be your 2017 costume of choice too. Just think, you’ll be colorful, creative, and delicious.
Get the how-to on Brite & Bubby.