12 DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Pull Off On A Low Budget

When’s a better time for DIY projects than around Halloween? From pumpkin carvings and decorating the house in the creepiest ways possible to coming up with spooky costumes, it all comes down to our creativity. See, the thing is that we could spend a fortune on these decorations and costumes, or we could make them ourselves on a low budget. The latter sounds way more appealing to me, to be quite frank with you.

If it feels like you have run out of creative ideas, then worry not as I have you and I both covered.

 

1. DIY Peter Pan’s Shadow Costume

We have all at some point wanted to be Peter Pan’s shadow. Now we have the chance to. All you need is a black morphsuit and some black felt.

Source: Tikkido

 

Nikki of Tikkido used the abovementioned materials and hot glue to come up with this Halloween costume.

Source: Tikkido

It goes without saying but I will state it anyways. Do not let your kids out in the dark because people won’t be able to see them when it’s pitch-black outside and accidents may happen.

 

2. DIY Zombie Makeup

Creatures which feast on brains? Yes, please. I think zombie makeup is one of the spookiest and one of the best ideas for Halloween.

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Here’s what you will need: school glue and toilet paper.

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And ta-da! Just add some fake blood and your ‘wound’ will be brought to life.

 

3. DIY Where’s Waldo? Costume

Yes, it’s a classic idea, but also one that never gets old. This look is super easy to achieve, simply head over at Maddie and Ashley and see everything you need.

Source: Maddie And Ashley

 

4. DIY Medusa Costume

A Gorgon from Greek mythology whose head was covered with venomous snakes? I am all up for it. Simply pin a few toy snakes on your hair and you’re good to go.

Source: The Joy Of Fashion

 

5. DIY Medusa Costume II

Rather than pinning those snakes into your hair, cover a standard headband with the toy snakes for an easy-to-use headpiece for your costume.

Source: The TipToe Fairy

 

What a clever and useful idea!

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6. DIY Lego Piece Costume

I think one in two people is obsessed with legos. If you’re not obsessed with them, that’s because I am. They’re so much fun and turning into one for Halloween is just brilliant.

Source: Dream A Little Bigger

 

All you’ll need is a cardboard box, six plastic food containers (or bowls), and some paint. Then follow Dream A Little Bigger’s tutorial for details.

Source: Dream A Little Bigger

 

7. DIY Skeleton Costume

Is it a good Halloween celebration without showing off some creepy bones? Nope, I didn’t think so, either. This DIY project is not at all time consuming and perfect for a last minute solution to your Halloween costume.

Source: Holly Goes Lightly

 

Holly Goes Lightly used a rib cage stencil, chalk, and white fabric paint to transform a plain black shirt into a fun Halloween costume.

Source: Holly Goes Lightly

 

8. DIY Jellyfish Costume

This is hands-down the cutest Halloween costume! And the best thing about it is that all it takes is an umbrella, some led lights and some pieces of ribbon.

Source: Almost The Real Thing

 

I mean, these jellyfish don’t burn when you touch them so they’re a great Halloween idea.

Source: Almost The Real Thing

 

9. DIY Rain Cloud Costume

It sounds like a simple idea but when you think of all the TV characters that the other people will pull off, it turns out to be very unique.

Source: Make It And Love It

 

Take this rain cloud idea by Make It And Love It as a perfect example.

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10. DIY Bunny Ears

Let’s face it. We don’t have too much time in our hands to go for elaborate Halloween costumes. And bunny ears is something we could all pull off.

Source: Rad + The Rest

 

And if you’re not a fan of the lace, experiment with a different material.

Source: Rad + The Rest

 

11. DIY “Ice Ice Baby” Costume

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love puns. And this costume is just for you.

Source: The Thinking Closet

 

If you don’t have a child, worry not because you can simply hold a doll in your arms.

Source: The Thinking Closet

 

12. DIY Ruby Slippers

I have lost count of the many times I have wanted to be Dorothy from The Wizard and the Oz. And no Dorothy look is ever fully complete without some glittery shoes.

Source: Crafts After College

 

Super easy to make and they look amazing.

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Have you decided what you’re going to be for this year’s Halloween? Let us know in the comments’ section.

 

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