There's just something so satisfying about pulling off the perfect DIY Halloween costume. First of all, when you make your own costume, the possibility of walking into a party to find 10 other people have your exact same get-up greatly diminishes. Plus, DIY costumes don't usually cost you an arm and a leg to put together. Win, win. Can't really say the same for those fancy store-bought costumes out there — which is why we put all of our favorite DIY costumes and makeup looks in one place for you.

Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

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.

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.

More: It's Time to Say Goodbye to ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costumes for Little Girls

Homemade Halloween costume ideas

Image: Merrick White/SheKnows
Image: Merrick White/SheKnows
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

Next Up: Despicable Me minion costume

Originally published October 2015. Updated September 2017.

Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

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

Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

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.

More: 21 Hilarious Group & Trio Halloween Costume Ideas

Watch our Halloween makeup tutorials here

Step-by-step photo makeup tutorials to follow

Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

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!