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42 Halloween costume & makeup ideas you can create yourself

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The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home

Our SheKnows team has created a collection of our favorite Halloween costumes, easiest and most affordable DIY costumes and most impressive makeup looks to help you make this year's outfit your best yet.

Halloween costume and makeup photo gallery

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
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More: See all Halloween costumes here

Our top list of Halloween costume are featured in this Halloween Photo Gallery! From a spooky witch to our famous minion costume and creative ideas like a Barden Bella, there's an ensemble for everyone.

Costumes should be easy to make and, better yet, cheap! Below you can browse some of the silliest and most affordable homemade Halloween costumes, all made for under $30. You'll find DIY gems like Where's Waldo and Rosie the Riveter and some extra-clever ideas such as the Fruit of the Loom grapes and a gumball machine you'll love.

Homemade Halloween costume ideas

Make your own Halloween costume for under $30

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
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The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
Image: Merrick White/SheKnows

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

Editor's pick: The sweetest costume ever! Click here for the full cupcake costume tutorial.

Halloween makeup tutorials

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
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Completing your Halloween costume with flawless makeup — it's easier than it looks but it can make or break the costume. Re-create these makeup looks with simple tutorials from our makeup expert. You'll get ideas from an ooey-gooey nasty scar with stitches to a knock-'em-dead pinup girl, and even the futuristic makeup stylings of the Hunger Games' Capitol.

Watch our Halloween makeup tutorials here

Step-by-step photo makeup tutorials to follow

More Halloween goodies

The jackpot of easy and creative Halloween costume ideas to make at home
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More: Get the Halloween printable party pack here

Once your Halloween costume is all set to go, take a look at our printable party pack to ensure your party planning is a breeze!

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