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Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. Over time, Halloween has evolved into a less scary and more community based event filled with tons of activities such as trick-&-treat and costume parties and ghost tours.

Are you tired of buying expensive costumes every Halloween? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve gathered some of the best DIY costume ideas, that have outfits you can even put together in minutes. Take a look!

French Toast

This idea is magnifique!

What you need to do: Round up a black beret cap, a striped black and white tee, a red neck scarf and a piece of toast crafted from cardboard. Color around the edges of the toast shaped cardboard with a brown marker to look like crust. Draw a splotch of yellow in the center with a yellow sharpie to look like melted butter. Punch two holes at top of the bread and tie string to them to wear around your neck.

Movie Theater Floor

Simple & Punny.

What you need to do: Dress all in black and attach popcorn, old movie tickets and empty candy wrappers all over your outfit to complete this theatrical look.

Peter Pan and His Lost Boys

Peter Pan is out to play, and he's brought his infamous Lost Boys with him! This family costume is sure to please, just as long as you don't cause too much mischief.

Get the tutorial at: A Beautiful Mess

Beekeeper and His Bees

This adorable set of family Halloween costumes is sugary sweet, and it won't sting one bit.

Get the tutorial at: Costume Works

Clown Troupe

Scare everyone away with impressive clown costumes and intricate face paint. Coordinate colors, mainly primary ones, to look united and choose pieces with stripes or spots.

Get the tutorial at: Kickcan & Conkers

Waldo & Wenda
Finding Waldo won’t be too hard this time.

What you need to do: Get a red- and white-striped shirt, red and white cap, black- and round-rimmed glasses, and a pair of jeans. Wenda's glasses are a little more triangular, and she also wears red- and white-striped socks, along with a denim skirt.

Sesame Street Martians

Did someone say cookie?

Get the tutorial at: Instructables

Wednesday Addams

If you wear this costume, be prepared to talk about all things grim to everyone.

What you need to do: Get a long back dress with long sleeves and a white collar (collar can be made and sewn on). Braid your hair, and dust white powder onto your face and hands for pale skin.

Bag of Jelly Beans

This bag of jelly beans costume will be the sweetest one of the bunch!

What you need to do: Get a clear trash bag, cut holes for your arms and legs to fit through. Print the nutritional facts on the back of the costume, just like what you see on the backs of candy bags. Fill up the bag with colored balloons for the jellybeans, and tie up the trash bag near your neck with a ribbon.

Men in Black

This will be one costume others won't forget . . . or will they?

What you need to do: Wear a black suit, put on shades, and you'll have your top secret Men in Black costume. Carry a toy gun if you want.


Domo is known as a weird creature that hatched from an egg. Hatch your own Domo from craft materials! Specially for kids.

What you need to do: Get lots of cloth to create the giant costume and a brown sweater to wear underneath the costume.

What are some other cool and creative costume ideas that you can think of? Will you try any of ours? Share with us in the comment section below!


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