Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

Check out these Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas shared by the ThriftyFun community!

October 4, 2006

Every year, I make all my grandchildren's costumes. I use plain sweats in bright colors without any logo's on them. Hanes is a good one to use. . .

A homemade Halloween costume


September 20, 2022

Talk about a frugal, quick, inexpensive costume, this is it! Take any plain, solid-colored sweatshirt (preferably dark), glue or use double-stick tape to adhere some white pillow stuffing a little below the neck of the shirt.

Halloween: Partly Cloudy Costume

July 25, 2018

If you are looking for a unique Halloween costume for a child in your family take a look at this special idea and make it your own. This is a page about making a letter to grandma costume.

Front view of costume.

May 17, 2018

Have your child dress as their favorite type of pizza for Halloween or other occasions. Make a felt pizza slice base costume and then decorate with paint and felt toppings.


This is a page about how to make a felt slice of pizza costume.

Slice of Pizza Costume

October 7, 2022

Anyone have directions to make an adult sailor hat? Thanks.

September 29, 2022

My friend and I are throwing a Halloween party and it has a video game theme. We are trying to find blue overalls like the Mario Brothers wear. Do you know where I can get some?

September 29, 2022

This was my Halloween costume this year. One of my best friends and I create a children's TV show together and thought it would be great to make bobble heads of our TV personalities that we would later use on our show.

bobblehead costume

September 28, 2022

For a Halloween costume, I'm looking forward to going as the ghost of Marie Antoinette. My problem is wigs are so expensive.


Is there some way I could make something with cheapish materials looking historically accurate?

September 28, 2022

Does any one know how to make bumble bees for a bee keeper costume or where to buy them?

September 28, 2022

I have a Power Ranger helmet that came with a Power Ranger costume. The helmet is split into two parts, the front and the back, and they attach with Velcro.

September 28, 2022

I am going to a party entitled "World's Fair" and was thinking of going as a globe. Of course, I don't know if I can pull it off. I was thinking of a hula hoop at my waist/equator. I would use old white bedsheets that I can paint the continents on.

September 27, 2022

I am looking for a Ronald McDonald and Fry Guy Halloween costume.

September 27, 2022

Since Halloween is just around the corner I thought I would share this tip. When making an animal costume with paws for hands,(great if it's cold on Halloween like it is here) take a glove in the size you need and cut it apart.

September 26, 2022

For a fast and inexpensive costume that won't look like those at the store, why don't you go as Paula Deen? Or, as my husband affectionately calls her, 'The stick-of-butter lady' with the cooking show.


Every recipe she makes seems to begin with a stick of butter, lol... so guys all seem to adore her recipes.

September 20, 2022

Pop out of a Jack in the Box and surprise people at their doors this Halloween. On all box costumes, you will need to secure the box shut with tape

September 20, 2022

When I was young, I'd put little braids in my hair then glue rhinestones to the braids for sparkles when I'd go out at night. This would be wonderful for a child's fairy or princess costume at Halloween!

September 13, 2022

I would love to make this bikini for Halloween. I am planning on either adding to an existing bikini or using fake fur material with an bikini pattern. The one Raquel wore was so unique.

Raquel posing in the skin bikini from 1 million BC film.

November 7, 2021

If you want to make a Halloween costume without spending a lot of money, then you can make this Raining Batmen project. And by the way, next year you can use the bats in another Halloween project.

Attaching the bats to an umbrella.

November 7, 2021

Old Wedding Gown with the bride's head in her bouquet.

a Headless Bride costume

November 11, 2020

We dressed as Forest Nymphs that had the illusion that their legs were sitting on tree stumps. These were fun magical costumes involving tons of leaves, flowers, and had a big focus on nature.

November 16, 2019

Whether its an imaginary space princess or the well-known Amidala, you can make a fun space princess costume for costume party or Halloween.

Outer Space Princess Riding Shooting Star Illusion Costumes - full body shot of one person in costume

June 5, 2017

Create a cute, original bird costume for your child to wear for Halloween or a school function. This is a page about homemade bird costumes for kids.

Flamingo costume.

January 10, 2017

This is a page about making a deviled egg costume. This is a cute costume that can be as easy to make as you like. It can be tailored for an adult or child.

Boy in deviled egg costume.

April 22, 2014

This is a page about making a bowling ball costume. Homemade Halloween costumes are not only fun to make but even more fun to wear.

Bowling Ball and Pin Costume

October 18, 2012

This is a page about Halloween costume ideas for adults. Adults like to get into the fun and dress for Halloween as well.

Woman Dressed in Witch Halloween Costume

October 11, 2012

This is a page about quick and easy Halloween costumes. You don't have to spend lots of time or money to make a unique and fun Halloween costume.

October 4, 2011

This is a page about making a mad scientist costume. Being a mad scientist for Halloween is a great costume because it has so many possibilities.


It's easy adapt for children or adults and can be as crazy or frightening as you like.

Boy Dressed as Mad Scientist

October 28, 2010

Take a shirt and put a P on it. Then get the black stuff that the football players wear and put it under your eyes. Tell everyone you are a "black eye pea".


October 22, 2009

Cut the glass down the middle and hot glue upside down to shirt sleeve between elbow and wrist. Cover and all and add a straw to each "cup."


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October 27, 2009

Be a "Smarty Pants" for Halloween. Buy Smartie candy rolls and tape the candy all over a pair of pants. Use clear packing tape to ensure the candy doesn't fall off.


October 20, 2008

I used an old pair of white sweats (top and bottom) and spray painted black stripes on the sweats by taping off lines. I then took red fabric paint and wrote "Blonde County Jail" on the back and then numbers on the left chest.


I wore a pair of handcuffs to complete the costume.


October 24, 2005

Cut holes in the bottom of a large garbage bag for legs and two holes in the side of the bag for arms...


October 24, 2005

Get large cardboard box and cut out the bottom for your legs and three holes for your arms and head...

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