27 Easy Halloween Costumes You Can DIY This Year

Sep 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
DIY Halloween costumes
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We're not saying there's anything wrong with browsing online Halloween retailers for the perfect store-bought costume, and if we're being honest, going into one of those brick-and-mortar stores that pop up on the corner every year is highly entertaining — but it just isn't really Halloween if you don't make your own costume.

Maybe it's because it adds the extra nostalgic element to the holiday. Breaking out that sewing kit and going to town on a DIY Halloween costume just really makes it feel like the good old days when making your own get-up was practically a requirement.

If you're on the hunt for easy Halloween costume ideas, you've come to the right place. We've got DIY ideas galore. Whether you want to jump on the unicorn trend or are more into dressing up as your favorite Disney character, we've got you covered. 

1/27 :Cupcake

2 /27: Rosie the Riveter

2/27 :Rosie the Riveter

3/27 :Bat

4 /27: Audrey Hepburn

4/27 :Audrey Hepburn

5 /27: 'Despicable Me' Minion

5/27 :'Despicable Me' Minion

6/27 :Unicorn

7 /27: Ice Cream Cone

7/27 :Ice Cream Cone

8/27 :Flowerpot

9 /27: Sun Drop Girl

9/27 :Sun Drop Girl

10 /27: 'The Great Gatsby'

10/27 :'The Great Gatsby'

11 /27: 'Pitch Perfect'

11/27 :'Pitch Perfect'

12 /27: Pinterest Board

12/27 :Pinterest Board

13/27 :Flamingo

14 /27: Patti Mayonnaise & Doug Funnie

14/27 :Patti Mayonnaise & Doug Funnie

15 /27: Gumball Machine

15/27 :Gumball Machine

16 /27: Broken iPhone

16/27 :Broken iPhone

17 /27: Fruit of the Loom Grapes

17/27 :Fruit of the Loom Grapes

18 /27: 'Where's Waldo?'

18/27 :'Where's Waldo?'

19 /27: Dora the Explorer

19/27 :Dora the Explorer

20 /27: Soap & Loofah

20/27 :Soap & Loofah

21 /27: Flo the Progressive Lady

21/27 :Flo the Progressive Lady

22/27 :Nerds

23 /27: Katniss Everdeen

23/27 :Katniss Everdeen

24 /27: Flight Attendant

24/27 :Flight Attendant

25 /27: Disney Princess — Ariel

25/27 :Disney Princess — Ariel

26 /27: Disney Princess — Belle

26/27 :Disney Princess — Belle

27 /27: Disney Princess — Elsa

27/27 :Disney Princess — Elsa