Best Homemade Costume Ideas for Halloween

Character Inspirations, Easy DIYs


Graphic By Morgan Kasel

With Halloween approaching fast, it can be difficult to find the perfect costume in time. No worries, there is an easy way to make a great costume with only a few supplies.

Halloween is just around the corner but, oh no, you don’t have a costume! And you can’t afford to buy a new one, what ever will you do? Well, have I got the perfect solution for you- just make your own. Don’t worry if you’re having trouble figuring out what to make, here are some costume ideas you can easily make yourself.


1. Eleven from “Stranger Things”

Just because the show is over, doesn’t mean you can’t kick some Demogorgon butt this Halloween season. For this costume you will need:

  • Fake blood
  • blonde wig
  • Denim jacket
  • Empty box of Eggos
  • Pink dress


2. Morton salt girl

I don’t know about you but my favorite seasoning in the whole wide world is salt. My reasoning is simple: it goes well with everything, and I mean everything. So why not show salt some love by dressing up as its official mascot.

For this costume you will need:

  • Short blonde wig
  • Yellow raincoat
  • White stockings
  • Black shoes
  • Yellow umbrella 
  • Norton salt container  


3. Area 51 specimen

As many of you may know, the Area 51 raid was a success. Many captured alien specimens were rescued, and what better way to accommodate our new extraterrestrial friends than to dress up like them this Halloween.

For this costume you will need:

  • Green bodysuit
  • Scissors
  • See-through black cloth (for the eyes)
  • Balloon (for the brain)
  • Hot glue (for gluing on the eyes)


4. Oscar the Grouch

Maybe Halloween just isn’t your thing, maybe holidays aren’t your thing either, or maybe nothing is your thing, if that’s the case then this costume is just for you… or not, as we already established that you are a grouch.

For this costume you will need:

  • Fuzzy green sweater
  • A large cardboard box
  • Silver paint
  • Black paint
  • Scissors
  • Brown eyebrow pencil (for uni-brow)
  • Green gloves


 5. Avocado toast

This is a costume for those who like to go against the status quo of peanut butter and jelly, those who really like avocado toast. 

You will need:

  • 2 cardboard boxes
  • Cream colored paint
  • Dark brown paint
  • Green paint

And in the end, if none of these costumes fit you can always just pull something off of the internet… like me.