Making costumes for Halloween is a lot of fun. Many of the stuff you’ll need for your Halloween costume may be purchased at your own home or a thrift shop in your area.
Costumes may be economical to make and to wear, and they can be a lot of fun to put together. Some of these will even serve as last-minute Halloween costume ideas, so keep that in mind.
25 Homemade Costumes to Make
For those of you seeking inspiration, we’ve gathered a list of 25 amazing cosplay ideas. Making a costume is uncomplicated; when you’ve settled on one, surf the websites of Halloween stores to buy your outfit. You may come up with a few other ideas. When making a costume, employ your creativity and imagination to make it really distinctive.
Tom Sawyer: Wear overalls that seem old, a soft plaid shirt and make sure to go barefooted. Wear a straw hat and chew on a long length of the straw. You may also add freckles to your checks and make your feet seem filthy.
Dracula: For this spooky costume, you will need a pair of black trousers, a long-sleeve white shirt, a black jacket and a white vest. Wear a black cape with a collar and a gold necklace.
Slick your hair back with hair gel. Wear pale face makeup, dark eyes and bleeding lips with blood also streaming from the mouth and, of course, vampire’s fangs.
A Witch: You will need a long black dress with long sleeves, a witch’s hat, black shoes and a broom. Wear green and grey face makeup and dark grey lipstick. A fake wart on your nose would help too. Blacken out some of your teeth for a repulsive effect.
A Genie: You will need a pair of loose-fitting pants that fit tight around the ankles and a halter top or vest to match. Use a brightly coloured scarf as a belt tied around the waist. Wear wide bracelets on your arms and large loop earrings. Go barefoot. Make a turban out of fabric and add a large plastic jewel on the front of the turban with fabric glue.
If you can’t find the pants, this outfit calls for, then use a pair of loose-fitting pants and tie the pants down to your ankles with colourful ribbon and make the pants look puffy.
Instead of a turban, you could pull your hair up into a ponytail on top of your head. Add some bling to your hair. Drape a thin scarf across the bottom part of your face.
Igor: You’ll need a white long sleeve shirt or lab coat for this outfit. Make the hump by filling a pillowcase with stuffing and sewing it to the inside of the shirt. To hold it in place, you may also use Velcro. Put on a shabby pair of jeans with rips and tears in the knees. Use a rope and a knot to make a belt.
Ripped at the collar, sleeves, and bottom hem of an old, boring t-shirt, it looks fantastic. Keep a jar of brown water with a piece of cauliflower in it for the brain (dye it with food colouring). Alternatively, you might choose not to shave your head and instead walk with a slumped posture.
Peter Pan: Using dark green fabric, make a tunic that hits above the knee and has a jagged hem and jagged sleeves. Wear opaque black or green tights, a black belt and black shoes. Make a hat using the green fabric and add a feather to the cap. Place a dagger under your belt, and you’re Peter Pan.
Jack and the Beanstalk: For this costume, wear all green and wrap wired silk ivy all over yourself from head to toe. Using a straw hat, glue cotton balls on the hat for a cloud effect. A sprig of ivy should come out of the top of the hat. Make a tunic for a Ken doll, and Ken becomes Jack, and you are the beanstalk. Carry a bag of beans to hand out.
Octomom: This is a really fun one. Wear long dark hair and big, very red lips. Attach eight baby dolls all over yourself, and you are ready to go.
A Sorcerer: Use a long black or dark-coloured robe with long drooping sleeves and a robe belt (use a drapery tieback for the belt). Hang magical items from the belt such as a pouch, herbs, crystals, and carry a staff.
Indiana Jones: For this costume, you will need a brown hat with a brim. Use a rope for the whip and attach a handle – or use a jump rope, pull off one of the handles and spray paint the string and handle. Wear brown pants, a tan shirt and brown boots. Wear a leather jacket. Use a rough sponge and brown makeup to create beard stubble. Add a few lines of dirt around your cheekbones, temples and under the jawline.
Mrs Claus: For this cute outfit, glue cotton balls on a shower cap for the hair. Wear a white button-down shirt, long white skirt, a red apron, red and white striped stockings and wire-rim glasses on the tip of your nose. Add rosy red cheeks, and you’re ready.
A Hunter: This one is straightforward. Wear camouflage clothing, a hunter’s vest with lots of pockets, a camouflage hat, gloves and rubber boots. Carry binoculars, a canteen and a fake rifle.
A Devil: Wear red tights and a red turtleneck shirt. Make pointed ears out of red felt. Make the horns out of red felt with wire inserted or foam painted red and attach them to a headband. Make the tail out of felt with an arrow shape at the end and insert the wire into the felt. Cover all the exposed skin with red body paint. Take a black brow pencil and draw your eyebrows at a sharp outward angle. Colour your lips red or black.
Tinkerbell: Cut the hem of a short green dress into a zigzag pattern. Put your hair in a bun and wear very little makeup (mainly a slight blush, lip gloss and mascara). Wear green flats with pompoms on top. Wear little fairy wings and carry a wand and a big smile.
Cat Burglar: This guy wears all black. Wear black leggings, a black turtleneck, a black stocking cap, black socks and shoes, a black eye mask and black gloves. Hang some tools from a belt and wear them around your waist. Carry a sack over your shoulder.
Teen Wolf: Wear a basketball costume and headband. Buy some fake fur from a craft store and, using spirit gum, attach it to any exposed skin. Wear rubber fingernails and high top tennis shoes.
A Soldier: Wear military clothing such as fatigues, hat or helmet, black boots, dog tags, utility belt with canteen and a fake grenade. Camouflage your face and carry a fake gun.
School Crossing Guard: This one is quick and easy. You will need to wear dark coloured clothes (slacks and button-down shirt), a whistle around the neck and carry a stop sign.
The Easter Bunny: To be the Easter Bunny wear white sweatpants and a white hooded sweatshirt. Using wire and white and pink felt, make the bunny ears and attach them to the sweatshirt’s hood. Cut an oval shape out of the pink felt for the bunny’s chest and attach it to the front of the sweatshirt. Create a bunny nose and whiskers us in make-up-up and wear white gloves. Carry a basket filled with colourful plastic eggs.
A Rapper: For this hip guy, you will wear baggy jeans that sag down your hips, a t-shirt and hoodie, a baseball cap tilted on your head, a gold chain, a big watch, a grill on your teeth (silver gum wrapper will work for the grill) and extraordinary tennis.
Black Eyed P: This costume is super quick and easy. Wear a white t-shirt and with a black marker, draw the letter P on it (be sure it is a large P). Using black female-up-up, give yourself one black eye. Now you are a black-eyed P.
Circus Clown: Wear coveralls over a brightly coloured long-sleeved shirt, converse tennis shoes (the older, the better) and a clown wig or colour your hair with coloured spray. Paint your face white and create a clown look that you like. Carry a noisemaker and spray silly string.
Marge Simpson: Wear a Marge Simpson wig or make a wig out of blue yarn. Wear a green tube type dress with elastic around the top, orange flat shoes and a bead necklace. Use makeup to colour your skin yellow.
Rock ‘n Roll Star: All you need to be a rock star is a pair of leather pants, leather jacket or vest, spiked dog collar, fake tattoos, long-haired wig or spiked hair, and sunglasses. Be sure and carry a toy guitar.
A Used Car Salesman: Slick your hair back using lots of hair cream. Wear a plaid polyester suit, a button-down shirt and several neck chains. Hand out business cards you made yourself and tell people you could get them a great deal.