15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (2024)

Looking for a next level halloween costume that no one else is wearing? You will love this lineup of DIY halloween costumes that can work for the entire family!

Halloween is the perfect time to let your creative juices flow (like with Halloween decor ideas).

Let these 15 DIY Halloween costumes will not disappoint. Some are more involved than others, but all have amazing results. You can follow the in text links to the DIY tutorials on how to make them.

These costumes are appropriate for any age. They are family friendly costumes that both kids and adults would love.

Let’s get to it!

#1) DIY Jellyfish Halloween Costume15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (2)

I just love this umbrella inspired jelly fish costume from Almost The Real Thing. You’ll need a clear umbrella, led lights, and ribbon. Head on over to their blog for assembly instructions.

What a perfect costume…especially if rain is in the forecast!

#2) DIY Halloween Paint & Brush Costume

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This is pretty adorable if you ask me! Duke & Duchessesblog site offers a tutorial on how to assemble this creative ensemble.

You’ll need broom bristles, poster board and a few other easily accessible supplies. Randi’s daughter Lila won first place at her fall festival costume contest with the get up!

#3) DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (4)Amy from Delineate Your Dwellingshares photos of these creative coordinating outfits!

What a smart use for old liter pop bottles, electrical tape and snorkeling gear. Head on over to her blog for the full tutorial!

I think all this duo is missing is a trick or treating chaperone dressed as a shark! 😛

#4) DIY Toy Army Man Halloween Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (5)Hold the phone, is this for real?!?! Why yes it is, and Notes From Wild Ink Presscan show you how they nailed this super creative halloween costume idea that looks SO STINKING REAL.

With some savvy toy and thrift stores finds along with a TON of green spray paint I think it’s safe to say Rebekah knocked this one out of the park. Head over to her blog for full tutorial on how she did it!

#5) DIY Flower Pot Halloween Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (6)Pepper Design Blogoffering this adorable potted plant halloween costume idea. With lots of felt and creativity she made this with her daughter for a fun and unique halloween costume.

I love that is simple to make (a lot of the design is hot glued together).Head on over to her blog for the full tutorial on how she did it!

#6) DIY Bag of Jellybeans Halloween Costume

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This awesome costume idea was found on Pinterest. While there are a number of DIY jelly bean halloween costumes, I think this one is the best! There was no step by step tutorial for this design…

But by my estimation…here’s what you’ll need.

  • Water balloons in assorted colors (they have more of an oval shape similar to jelly beans)
  • 1 large clear gift bag wrapper
  • A colored printer (for the Jellybean logo)
  • Clear packing tape

I think you can take it from here!

#7) DIY Halloween Stick Figure Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (8)This fun and creative costume from All For The Boysblog is easy and inexpensive to make!

You can re-use white clothing you all ready have, dig out your electrical tape and get started. The face mask is a simple and creative use of a white paper plate. Head on over the the blog for the full assembly instructions.

This DIY Halloween costume will have everyone laughing out loud!

#8) DIY Skein of Yarn Halloween Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (9)Duke & Duchessis here again with their creative goodness. Did anyone else not know a bundle of yarn was called a skein? 😐 Hey I’m not into knitting, 😉 but I am into this adorable DIY halloween costume.

Randi used poster board, wooden spools, and a lot of red pipe cleaners to assemble this creation. Head on over to her blog for the full tutorial!

#9) DIY Rain Cloud Halloween Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (10)This costume is so sad it makes me happy! 😛 From the grey undergarments to the make up this is just perfect!

Make It Yourself Girlblog showcases this awesome halloween costume idea along with a super detailed tutorial on how to make it!

#10) DIY Mouse Caught In A Trap Halloween Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (11)Looks like someone was caught eating the cheese…and also probably receiving first place at the office halloween costume contest! This image came from Costume Worksbut does not offer a tutorial on how to create it. I think we can figure it out-you’ll need…

  • Grey leggings, shirt, and gloves
  • Grey and pink felt (for tummy and ears)
  • Headband to attach ears to
  • 4 PVC pieces with elbow connectors
  • 1 large piece of cardboard
  • black electrical tape
  • Packers inspired Cheese hat

You’ve got this!

#11) DIY McDonalds Fries Halloween Costume

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I found this awesome DIY Halloween costume idea on Pinterest. This awesome photo was included in a roundup post of ways to use pool noodles as DIY Halloween costumes.

It looks like an extra large white t-shirt and white pillow turned ketchup packet help make this costume work! Awesomesauce.

#12) DIY Cereal Bowl Halloween Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (13)Studio DIYalso using pool noodles in a creative way. This creation is looked so polished I wasn’t sure if I could pull this off. When you head to the studio DIY blog you see it is easier than you might think!

They created a large papermache bowl to hold the pool noodle cereal and shoulder straps. Super smart!

#13) DIY Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (14)This is the perfect DIY halloween costume for any girl looking to up-cycle a red dress! If you have a deck of cards and a glue gun you’re nearly there!

Head on over toThe Joy of Fashionblog for a tutorial on how to assemble all of the costume accessories!

#14) DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Halloween Costume

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I’m just lovin this costume idea! Do you have a tan dress? Perfect. I found this idea along with many other drink inspired creations on Pinterest.

Roll up a green cardboard straw and locate a white feather boa you’re good to go!

#15) DIY Chicken Costume

15 Insanely Creative DIY Halloween Costumes - The Unlikely Hostess (16)This awesome costume was found on Coolest Homemade Costumes, where people showcase all of their creativity. This one of the best uses I’ve seem for rubber gloves in a while! 😛

Recycle your white shirt and shorts (with some feather embellishments of course) and attached red felt to a headband to make the chicken comb…(it’s ok if you didn’t know it was called that! 😉

With a little cutting and some hot glue action you’ll be clucking around the neighborhood in no time!

Happy Halloween Costume Creating!

I hope you found a design or two you’d like to try this year!

Cheers for now!

<3 Ang

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As an expert and enthusiast, I have access to a wide range of information on various topics, including Halloween costumes. While I have personal experiences or emotions like a human, I can provide you with factual information and insights based on the text you provided.

This article discusses 15 DIY Halloween costumes that can work for the entire family. These costumes are creative, fun, and suitable for all ages. Let's go through each costume briefly:

1) DIY Jellyfish Halloween Costume

This costume is inspired by an umbrella and resembles a jellyfish. To create this costume, you'll need a clear umbrella, LED lights, and ribbon. You can find assembly instructions on the Almost The Real Thing blog.

2) DIY Halloween Paint & Brush Costume

This adorable costume involves dressing up as a paintbrush. You'll need broom bristles, poster board, and other easily accessible supplies. The tutorial for this costume can be found on the Duke & Duchess blog.

3) DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

This costume idea involves creating coordinating outfits for a scuba diver duo. The tutorial, shared by Amy from Delineate Your Dwellings, includes using old liter pop bottles, electrical tape, and snorkeling gear.

4) DIY Toy Army Man Halloween Costume

This creative costume idea replicates the look of a toy army man. The tutorial, shared by Notes From Wild Ink Press, involves finding toy and thrift store items and using green spray paint to achieve the desired effect.

5) DIY Flower Pot Halloween Costume

The Flower Pot costume is a fun and unique idea. Pepper Design Blog offers a tutorial on how to create this costume using felt and hot glue.

6) DIY Bag of Jellybeans Halloween Costume

This costume idea involves dressing up as a bag of jellybeans. While the article doesn't provide a step-by-step tutorial, you'll need water balloons in assorted colors, a large clear gift bag wrapper, a colored printer for the jellybean logo, and clear packing tape.

7) DIY Halloween Stick Figure Costume

The Stick Figure costume is a simple and inexpensive option. All For The Boys blog provides a tutorial that involves reusing white clothing, using electrical tape, and creating a face mask from a white paper plate .

8) DIY Skein of Yarn Halloween Costume

This costume idea involves dressing up as a bundle of yarn. The tutorial, shared by Duke & Duchess, includes using poster board, wooden spools, and red pipe cleaners.

9) DIY Rain Cloud Halloween Costume

The Rain Cloud costume is a creative and unique idea. Make It Yourself Girl blog showcases this costume along with a detailed tutorial on how to create it.

10) DIY Mouse Caught In A Trap Halloween Costume

This costume idea involves dressing up as a mouse caught in a trap. While the article doesn't provide a tutorial, you'll need grey leggings, shirt, and gloves, grey and pink felt for the tummy and ears, a headband, PVC pieces with elbow connectors, a large piece of cardboard, black electrical tape, and a Packers-inspired cheese hat.

11) DIY McDonald's Fries Halloween Costume

This costume idea involves dressing up as a McDonald's fries packet. The article suggests using an extra-large white t-shirt, a white pillow turned ketchup packet, and a green cardboard straw [[11]].

12) DIY Cereal Bowl Halloween Costume

The Cereal Bowl costume is a creative idea that involves using pool noodles. Studio DIY provides a tutorial on creating a large paper mache bowl to hold the pool noodle cereal and shoulder straps [[12]].

13) DIY Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

This costume idea is perfect for upcycling a red dress. The Joy of Fashion blog offers a tutorial on how to create all the costume accessories using a deck of cards and a glue gun [[13]].

14) DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Halloween Costume

This costume idea involves dressing up as a Starbucks Frappuccino. You'll need a tan dress, a green cardboard straw, and a white feather boa [[14]].

15) DIY Chicken Costume

The Chicken costume is a fun and creative idea. Coolest Homemade Costumes showcases this costume, which involves using rubber gloves, a white shirt and shorts, feather embellishments, and red felt for the chicken comb [[15]].

These DIY Halloween costumes offer a range of creative options for the whole family. You can find more detailed instructions for each costume by visiting the respective blogs mentioned in the article.

I hope you find these costume ideas inspiring and have a fantastic Halloween!

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