Halloween is just days away. If you are finding that all of the Halloween costume stores have been picked over, you may have to create a costume using items that you already have around the house. Here are 10 of the best Halloween costume ideas that you can throw together in no time at all. Best of all, these costumes will also not break the bank.
You will certainly stand out among the crowd with this whimsical jellyfish costume. This versatile costume works for adults and children as well as both genders. All that you need is a clear umbrella and some ribbon and bubble wrap. Adding some mesh or tulle under the umbrella will add another layer of texture and color. Pull the look together by dressing in a pair of colorful sweats to match the ribbon.
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Bath Pouf and Bar of Soap
You and your partner can make a splash at your Halloween event by going as a bath pouf and a bar of soap. You will need to buy a good amount of tulle to pull off this look. The costume will look the best if you minimize what you wear under the bunched tulle. Good choices include a leotard or tank top with shorts. Your partner can dress as a bar of soap to complete the couple’s costume idea. Decorate a box with a bar soap logo and add some bubble wrap to look like bubbles coming from the soap.
Take it back to the 80s by using the Care Bears as inspiration for your group costume idea. There is absolutely no sewing involved in this costume, making it easy to pull together even if you are not crafty. Everyone in your group should choose a colored sweatsuit. Decorate a piece of white foam to represent the Care Bear of your choice and use a glue gun to attach it to the front of the sweatshirt. Complete the costume by adding a headband with bear ears affixed to the top. As a bonus, everyone will love dressing in this costume because it is super comfortable.
If you have a white bed sheet around your house, you already have all that you need to create a Greek toga costume. You can get creative with this costume idea, making it sexy or appropriate for family-friendly Halloween parties. You may want to have a few safety pins on hand to secure the sheet so that you are not worried about it falling. If you want to accentuate the costume further, consider adding a wreath of olive branches to your head, gold strappy sandals for your feet, or a colorful ribbon to the shoulder area.
Bag of Jelly Beans
A DIY jelly bean costume is a great idea for the kids in your life. You will need a clear trash bag and balloons in a variety of colors. After your child steps into the trash bag, fill it with the balloons and tie the back closed with a colorful ribbon. Finish it off by putting a printed Jelly Belly logo on the front of the trash bag. The only downside of this costume is that it is nearly impossible to sit down without popping a balloon or two.
Everyone will know where Waldo is when you show up in this easy homemade costume. Throw on your favorite pair of jeans and a red and white striped t-shirt and you are almost ready to go. A red and white beanie and a pair of glasses will make your costume choice obvious. If you do not have the shirt or hat on hand, you can make your own using white tape affixed to a solid red shirt and hat, or vice versa.
The classic emoji costume is a DIY option that never goes out of style. Pick your favorite emoji and brainstorm ways that you bring it to life with your next Halloween costume. For example, all that you need for the magic 8 ball costume is a black t-shirt and a piece of white foam cut into a circle with the number written on it. Or go with the traditional yellow cardboard emoji with your favorite face.
Bernie Sanders Wearing Mittens
Nobody will soon forget the viral image of Sen. Bernie Sanders wearing his puffy mittens at the inauguration of President Joe Biden last January. You can capitalize on the popularity of this image by turning it into a Halloween costume. Materials needed include a big coat, a face mask, and the obligatory mittens. This is a great costume idea if you are going to be outside for your Halloween event and need to stay warm. Rather than hiding your costume under a coat, make the coat and mittens the actual costume.
Pantone Color Swatch
If you have a lot of one color in your closet, consider using that as a starting point for your Halloween costume. Simply dress head to toe in the same color and add the corresponding Pantone number to the costume. You will need a piece of white fabric to mimic the look of the official Pantone designation. Make it relevant by choosing one of the two Pantone colors of 2021, PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray or PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.
You do not need to panic that you are not ready for Halloween when you have these 10 costume ideas at your disposal.