Bats, ghosts, vampires and zombies what do they have in common? Theyre all fairly scary and they all appear on Halloween! Its Halloween this Friday and to kick off the run up, Ive been trawling the internet to find great cheap and easy DIY Halloween costumes. So, if youre anything like me (not very inventive, but still keen to get involved with the Halloween spirit), then youre in for a treat (or trick)! Im going to share my top 10 cheap and easy favourites for last minute DIY costumes!
- As Halloweens a pretty sticky situ for costumes lets start with this
Im not sure how many of you would have a white tracksuit but Im sure youd have separate white bottoms & top! If not you could probably pick some up from Primark, then grab yourself some black tape to mark out the body, cut out a circle from cardboard, make some eye holes and attach it to your face. And voila youre ready to party! If going with a friend you could also get them to dress up as a pencil! #justathought
- Has there ever bean groovier confectionary?
Do you ever ponder what life would be like if you were a jelly bean? If the answer is No then maybe this isnt the costume for you but for those who screamed Yes, Halloween could in fact be the holiday for you . This is a really easy Halloween costume as all it needs is a clear bin bag and lots of balloons. Also maybe print off the Jelly Bean logo and stick it onto yourself then youre all good! When buying the bin bag and balloons youll probably get someone commenting Oh are you having a party? and you can then answer with the satisfaction of No Im becoming a jelly bean. *Click Click Swish*
- Become Athena without making a scene-a
For those of you who dont want to go too silly with the Halloween costume ideas, theres always the faithful fallback costume of becoming a Greek goddess, which involves a lot of bronzer so, hey, bonus, youll get that sun-kissed look down to a T. All you would need is a white bed sheet plus lots of gold accessories which you can find practically everywhere. Although for a guy you probably wouldnt want lots of gold jewellery but you could still don the white bed sheet and gold belt round the waist and maybe add some sandals too. Or if you guys dont want to do that you could dress up as Zeus and have a cool beard.
- The Spaghetti & Meat can go to the ball! (Even though there arent many balls around Halloween usually)
If dining out at an Italian restaurant, I would probably be the type to drop spaghetti on myself because its a messy dish (weve all been there!) and that apparently is not okay in a restaurant, especially if youre trying to impress people with your skills at eating spaghetti. But its okay spaghetti lovers because its Halloween and this costume gives you every right to drop spaghetti all over you! (Well makeshift spaghetti).
Put on a red t-shirt as this will act as the Bolognese sauce, wear some black bottoms and pick up some wool – specifically light brown and dark brown. Light brown for the spaghetti and dark brown so you can make some meat ball pompoms to make it easier for you to put on and take off, be sure to attach all of it to a hat. The example above features a fork thats made of cardboard and foil which everyone has lying around.
- Having costume problems? Grumpy Cat probably knows how youre feeling
If none of these are doing it for you so far, try being an internet sensation by turning yourself into a meme. Of course there are many you can pick from, I just really like the concept of this Grumpy Cat super easy costume. All you need is a bit of face paint, possibly some sponges to help the blending process, some cat ears, which can be picked up from most costume shops, and youre done!!
(Disclaimer: Its not necessary to be grumpy the whole night while youre at a party.)
- Its a Saturday night lets get a Chinese Take Out
Ah so she posts a Chinese costume (pretty stereotypical isnt it?). Im going to agree and say Yes but of course Id go there! While this is an easy costume, I suppose it would require a bit more creativity than the other DIY Halloween costumes in this list. Grab yourself a large sheet of white paper, draw on Chinese-esque style graphics then wrap it around yourself. Stick on strips of light yellow paper around the top which can act as noodles and grab yourself some chopsticks to add the finishing touch!
- Wheres Waldo? (or Wendy)
I currently dont, but I feel my time might come soon. Anyway this one involves no effort whatsoever – all you have to do is track down a striped jumper, possibly a matching hat and some thick rimmed glasses, and youre good to go!
- You cant be sad if youre a cupcake!
I know what youre all thinking you all want to be as happy as that little girl there! Well you can be! Ive read the instructions on how to recreate this; the mother placed a lot of time into it and thats commendable, but if I were recreating this Id probably just use less sprinkles as she said it was highly time consuming although Ive always enjoyed arts and crafts.
All you need is a basket, ribbons (to tie the basket on) and you could probably get away with bubble wrap for the frosting side of things. Or if you dont fancy wearing a basket around you all evening you could just use a cardboard box that youve painted up.
- This one is frankly a howler
So this year you havent been invited to any Halloween costume parties, and youre planning a quiet night in. But then suddenly everything changes (as soon as youre in a comfy position in that onesie of yours) your phone rings and youve been invited to a party! Youre not prepared, youve got less than 20 minutes to get ready what should you do?!
Become a ghost of course! Grab that bed sheet, cut out some eye holes and get out on that dance floor and start grooving.
- Still not fancying costumes? Put one on a paw-table companion
And theres my top 10 semi-effortless, cheap and easy DIY Halloween costumes! Hopefully you find some inspiration and if not youve still got plenty of time to find a costume, Ill be donning a cat costume this year; well cat ears that still counts right?