Is that a chill in the air, or am I just spooked that Halloween is right around the corner and I don’t have a costume ready yet?! If you’re like me, you spend about 11 months, 29 days, and 12 hours thinking about your costume, and one frantic hour actually making it. But don’t worry—these great DIY costumes for kids and adults will keep the holiday from becoming a nightmare!
- Speaking of nightmares, I’m pretty sure my washing machine houses a ghost that’ssimply ravenous for socks. As a result, I have about a dozen extra socks lying around that don’t have a partner. Here’s an adorable octopus costume that makes use of those—as well as all those extra buttons I may or may not have stored in a desk drawer somewhere! Easy Octopus Costume from Designing Mom Shinmin on MomIncDaily
Have some cardboard, tape, and markers lying around? Turn yourself or your kidinto a paper doll! My favorite part about this costume is that it’s essentially unfinished, so you can talk about your last-minute cleverness without shame. Simply Adorable Paper Doll Costume via DIYnCrafts.com
- I tend to think all babies are so cute, they’re good enough to eat. So why not embracethat sentiment, and salute your gluten-free lifestyle in the meantime? It’s sushi time! Hint: To simplify this costume even more, just dress baby all in white. Attach an orange pillow to the back of baby’s shirt, and wrap a green ribbon around the center of the pillow and baby’s belly! Sushi Baby Costume from Carolyn Caffelle MarthaStewart.com And visit Carolyn’s Etsy store for a ton of other brilliant baby costumes.
- And if you really want to stand out (and get away with wearing sweats in public!), try this memorable spaghetti and meatballs costume using cotton mop heads and a colander. If you wear this yourself, be sure to include a bottle of Chianti! Crazy Creative Costume – Spaghetti and Meatballs courtesy Spoonful.com
Just looking to mark your true identity superhero-style? Check out these easy-to-sewmasks using felt and thread: Superhero Masks for a Super Halloween Costume from LivingWithPunks.com Don’t know how to sew? Sew not a problem! Positively Awesome NO-SEW Superhero Costumes from PositivelySplendid.com
- Know how to crochet? Feeling a little more ambitious about this year’s costume? Check out these brilliant ideas for crocheted hats – They’re a no-brainer as a costume starter, or all on its own! Crocheted costumes, here we come! Crocheted Costume Hats designed by SeasonGirlStitches
Good luck with your own DIY Halloween costume and – by all means – feel free to share your own brilliant costume ideas, favorite past cotumes, or photos of this year’s masterpiece with us in the comments section!