Every year, I make a promise that I won’t buy a Halloween costume from the store because I don’t want to look like every other girl out there on Halloween. But, every year, time runs out and I end up buying a Halloween costume from the store. Whomp, whomp. My ultimate dream is to one day make my own fabulous costume, but I actually don’t know how to sew or DIY very well, so… that might be out.
The next best thing is obviously buying homemade Halloween costumes from people who actually know how to make things. Etsy is the perfect place for this. If you’re looking for a unique Halloween costume that will impress all of your friends and ensure that you stand out (or maybe even win Best Costume!), look no further. These 15 picks from Etsy are all so cute, I don’t even know where to start!
Cinderella Work Apron CostumeEveryone always wants to dress like Cinderella when she transforms into a princess, but what about Cinderella the maid in her normal clothes? This apron is perfect - pair it with a turquoise shirt, brown pants and a handkerchief tied in your hair and you're a Disney princess before the transformation. Buy this for $29.99 from Etsy
Gameboy DressGamer girls, this one is for you: dress up as an old Gameboy! This costume literally could not be more simple and is guaranteed to give everyone around you that "awww" feeling of nostalgia. Buy this for $35 from Etsy
Zombie Bride CostumeThis zombie bride dress reminds me of Lindsay Lohan's scary costume from Mean Girls (such a classic scene). I love this! It's so creepy and spooky and will definitely keep you warm and comfy. It's a classic costume idea that, for me at least, never gets old. Buy it for $59 from Etsy
Custom Katy Perry CostumeThis right here is vintage Katy Perry - remember when she first came out and was singing "I Kissed A Girl" everywhere? I loved her vintage style then and I still love it now. Google pics of Katy from that time to style this costume exactly as she did. Buy this for $70 from Etsy.com
Tiger Animal BodysuitThis would make for an adorable cat costume if you pair it with black tights, a cat ears headband and some awesome makeup. Plus, you'll be warm and cozy! Or wear it as is, with no tights - your choice! Buy this for $55 from Etsy.com
Mermaid TopIf you want to be a mermaid but don't want to show off so much skin, this top was basically made for you. It looks like you just have the seashells on, but you totally don't! For a separate skirt or DIY your own thing. Buy it for $22 from Etsy
Mermaid Halloween CostumeThis costume is expensive, but it also looks very detailed and unique - so if you're willing to drop a decent amount of money on a Halloween costume, this one is for you. Store-brought mermaid costumes almost always look way too tacky with those shiny skirts, but this one is actually really pretty and very well-executed. If I didn't already have a costume in mind, I'd spring for this one! You can buy this for $95 from Etsy
Pebbles CostumeHow adorable is this Pebbles costume, based on the famous Flintstones character?! Do you hair up in a very high ponytail and you're good to go! Buy this for $38 from Etsy
Vintage Sailor CostumeThis vintage sailor outfit is awesome. It's fun and retro and obviously adorable. Store-brought sailor costumes all look so similar - this one is different and authentic looking. Buy it for $57 from Etsy
Skunk CostumeIf you want to be totally comfy and warm this Halloween, you should check out this skunk costume. It's basically just a black jumpsuit with a long white tail. Pair it with fluffy boots... everyone will be jealous of how comfy you are. Buy this from Etsy for $28
SpiderwebThis costume sort of makes my skin crawl because, ew, spiders, but if you want to gross everyone out, go for this. Just wear it over an outfit of all black or white. If you want to get more creative, buy little plastic spiders and stick them onto the web. Buy this for $35 from Etsy
Star Wars Stormtrooper DressIf you're a Star Wars fan, you're definitely going to want to get your hands on this. Wear it and be prepared for all the geeky dudes to flock around you - in the best way. This is fun, although a little expensive. You can buy this for $89 from Etsy
Wonder Woman CostumeI love a good Wonder Woman costume, but the most popular ones sold at Halloween stores tend to look cheap and tacky. This one looks pretty perfect, though. Pull this off with a whole lot of confidence and some killer red heels. You can buy this for $65 from Etsy
Bloody Nurse CostumeA sexy nurse is just one of those costumes that you'll see on at least one girl every single Halloween - it never fails. You can put a slightly different spin on it by making it a zombie nurse. Far more interesting. Plus, fake blood is just fun. You can buy this for $47 from Etsy
Skeleton Hands DressIf you're not into dressing up in a costume for Halloween, get into the spirit of the holiday with a spooky/sexy dress like this one. It's not exactly a costume, but it's still super fun. It's a little pricey, but, hey, I bet if you styled this right you could pull it off at other times of the year! You can buy this for $79 from Etsy
Which one of these costumes is your favorite? Who do you want to be this Halloween? Have you ever been any of these things? Tell me in the comments.