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The Best Halloween Homemade Costumes

Updated on October 19, 2012

Homemade Halloween Costumes Can Be Just As Awesome!!!

DIY Homemade Halloween Costumes are nothing new. Many times the reason behind making your own homemade halloween costume is because they can be so expensive to purchase in a store or online. I have 4 kiddos, and that can definitely put a big dent in my wallet.
The last halloween I went trick or treating as a kid, it was a very last minute decision. We didn't have a lot of money growing up, so my mom did what she could. She grabbed one of my dad's big white t shirts, cut the neck hole a little bigger and me and my sister squeezed into that big t shirt and became a two headed monster. It was so simple, quick, and FREE to do, and we had a blast. We were the ONLY 2 headed monster I had ever seen. Even still.

I thought I would share some of the best homemade halloween costume ideas with you. I am only sharing ones I feel are both cost conscious, as well as the ones with tutorials.


Homemade Lego Halloween Costume

I found this Homemade Lego Costume over at Country Living. There is a step by step how to that is made using cheap materials including a box, some small circle craft boxes ( I think you could probably use half cut juice cans or something like that to keep it more cost efficient), some spray paint, wood glue and then of course, color clothes to match.

If you prefer to be THE Lego Man rather than a Lego block, there is a great tutorial on how to make a Lego Man costume over at instructables.


Homemade Mummy Costume

If you are like me and think the only part of this awesome Mummy Costume that is homemade is the body.....think again. I seriously thought the skull of this was bought, so I was completely surprised to see what John Sumrow made this from.....completely from scratch. This is one I may be doing this year, probably not, but it's a neat thought. If you click on the link, there is both a how to video as well as a slideshow with pictures. I'm a picture kind of gal so I was very appreciative of his walk through.


Homemade Horrific Weeping Angel Costume

This Weeping Angel costume is one of the best homemade costumes I've ever seen. Don't let her fool you though, when she uncovers her face she means to scare!!! This tutorial is a little more complicated in steps but if you really wanted to stand out and be totally different this Halloween, this would sure be worth checking out.


Homemade Transformers Soundwave Costume

Can you say SICK?!?!?!? And not in a bad way, but this homemade Transformers Soundwave Costume is SICK!!! I'm almost speechless except I'm not. The man who made this, made it out of cardboard...what??? It's true, and you can find his step by step and awesome materials list by clicking under the picture. This costume does require a bit more materials than the others, but come on....what little boy or man even, wouldn't love to go out at Halloween like this?


Happy Mutant Baby Costume

Unless you are Honey Boo Boo's older sister and have a cute little baby with extra limbs, you can check out this tutorial on how to make a Happy Mutant Baby Costume. Very cute I think, and very simple to make. I'm not really sure if this is social tabu or anything, but we were a 2 headed monster so whatevs..........


Homemade Baby Octopus Costume

I couldn't let the little mutant baby be all alone up there. I found this super cute homemade Baby Octopus Costume tutorial over at A Young Wife's Tale's blog. The tutorial looks fairly easy and uses a lot of things that may be lying around your house. That baby is extra cute too.


Homemade Pregnant Skeleton and Matching Husband Costumes

OMG!!! If I were pregnant (THANK GOD I am not pregnant) but if I were, I would totally make this costume to wear. It is so cute, I mean for a skeleton you know. I found this Pregnant Skeleton and Matching Husband costume over at Make It Love It. The matching husband costume has a burger, fries and a drink instead of a baby skeleton. It made me giggle.


Last Minute Homemade Kids Owl Costume

I think the Homemade Kids Owl Costume is really cute. I would do it in some funky colors like purple and pink. I found the tutorial for this costume over at Alpha Mom. She also has a link to downloadable template forms which is very nice of her. This would be one of the most affordable costumes to make because you could even make it from scrap material or old t shirts I would think.

Homemade Rubix Cube Costume

This is one of the easiest to make. Just need a box, some colored paper, and some black spray paint. I would LOVE to make this costume just for the simple reason that it's the ONLY way I would ever be able to solve the Rubix Cube puzzle. I found this over at Design Mom and she has a couple of other cute homemade costumes in the same post.


Homemade Gray Lady Ghost

Now this one is another one of my absolute favorites because it's different. It can also be called the Woman Scorned costume I think because legend has it, this chic was left at the altar and later died of a broken heart! How sad is that........If I was ever haunted by a ghost, I would definitely hope it to not be that of a pissed off bride left at the alter!

I found this costume and tutorial at Martha Stewart's website....I know I was surprised too.


Homemade Fortune Teller Costume

When I saw this costume, it reminded me of one year being dressed as a gypsy. It's just a vague memory so I must have been 5 or 6 I guess. I just remember the rag on my head, some gawdy bangles and I believe some type of broomstick skirt. I wish my Mom had taken pictures, didn't she know I would one day be a blogger? This Homemade Fortune Teller Costume is another one I found at Martha's place and it looks pretty simple and affordable to make.


Homemade Eerie Mummy Costume

Now I know I already listed a Mummy costume, but this one had be on my list as well because look how scary eerie it looks. Okay, this will be my last mummy, I promise.


Homemade Tulle Ghost Costume

This costume isn't so scary, I think it's actually kind of pretty, and it's super easy to make (so it looks). Tulle is so inexpensive so this would be another one of the more affordable costume choices to make. All you need is tulle.......well and maybe some long johns.


Scary Homemade Headless Costume

This Scary Homemade Headless Costume is pretty unique I think. If you click the link you can see many different versions of the headless costumes and there are different ways posted on how to make one. The little headless bride girl was one of my favorite ones.


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  • kenneth avery profile image

    Kenneth Avery 

    3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


    You are an angel. These ideas are just in time. This is the night of Oct. 26, 2014. Great job with such creativity.

    \I will tell you the truth. I really love this hub.

    This is an excellent piece of writing. Amazing work. I loved the way you presented your topiic. Wonderful graphics.

    This piece was helpful, informative and very interesting.I was glad to vote Up and all of the choices.

    You are certainly a gifted writer. Please keep up the fine work.


    Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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    Cheryl Paton 

    4 years ago from West Virginia

    You've got some good ideas here. Halloween is a fun time to get creative.


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