One of the worst things ever is showing up to a Halloween party wearing the same costume as three other people. This is why I try to avoid buying costumes from the store (plus, they’re so overpriced). DIY costumes are always so much more fun, plus there’s a much better chance that you won’t have any Halloween twins out there.
You already know that this Halloween, you’re going to see at least 20 Elsa’s from Frozen, a few different versions of Tris from Divergent, and probably some left-over Walter White’s from Breaking Bad. Don’t be the same thing as everyone else! If you want to go for something fun and different so that you stand out in the crowd, you need to make your own costume. Here are 15 fun, unique DIY Halloween costume ideas that no one else will think of.
An Ice Cream ConeHow cute is this?! I don't think I've ever seen anyone go as an ice cream cone before. Buy a brown skirt, white tank top, and tan fishnet stockings, then do a little crafting. Add colorful "sprinkles" to the top, and make a cone pattern on the skirt. Add a cherry on top of your head as a cute finishing touch, and a pair of red heels. Perfect! Source
Moaning MyrtleEvery year, I see someone dressed as Harry Potter or "sexy" Hermione. But I've never seen anyone dress as Moaning Myrtle! The toilet seat ensures that no creepy dude will try to make out with you. Source
Beanie BabyA beanie baby is a super easy costume idea that you can put together with stuff you probably already have in your closet. Wear an animal print dress, animal ears, and some animal makeup. Add boots, and make your own Ty tag. And you're done! Source
A PinataI'm so inspired by this pinata costume. It's colorful, it's fun, it's different, and it's adorable. It might take some time to make, but I can almost guarantee that it will be worth it. Click on the link below for more information on how to make this yourself. Source
The Morton Salt GirlI love this costume so much. I know it's on a little girl right now, but anyone can wear this! Just get white tights, yellow flats, a yellow coat, and an umbrella. Oh, and you obviously need to carry around some salt (if you do a little crafting, you can probably make it your purse for the night!). Not only will this keep you warm, but you're literally prepared for any type of weather. This would be great for me, considering the fact that three years ago, we had a snowstorm on Halloween, and two years ago we had a major hurricane here in New York. Source
Mugatu from ZoolanderZoolander fans: do this. Seriously, this is the best costume ever. I'm obsessed. All you need is: black shoes, black pants, a leather top, a DIY gray scarf/top, sunglasses, and a cheap blonde wig. Oh, and a little stuffed dog to carry around too. Source
Snail MailWhen you think of a snail mail costume, you probably don't think of anything exciting - but this is actually adorable. Do some DIY-magic with a light gray or off-white dress (preferably a cheap one since you'll have to kind of destroy it). Add red fishtails to make it a little more flirty. Source
Flo from ProgressiveFlo from the Progressive commercials is annoying, but she makes for a pretty good costume. White shirt, white apron, name tag, blue headband, red lipstick. Voila! Source
ToothpasteThis is a fun costume if you want to do something a little bit sexy, but not too revealing, and you still want to be fun and unique and not generic. Craft a white dress with your favorite toothpaste name, and DIY yourself a cap. Add knee socks and sneakers - comfy and cute! Source
Damian from Mean GirlsWho doesn't want to be someone from Mean Girls? Damian is the most fun because it's SO COMFORTABLE. It's literally a sweatshirt, jeans and sunglasses. And obviously this sign. Perfection. Source
A JellyfishThis is extremely elaborate and probably really difficult to walk around in, but it's also really cool. You'd need to be seriously crafty to make this costume though. Source
An OwlHow cute is this little owl costume? Get colorful and creative with the dress, add booties and tights, and a scarf or cape. A feathered headband completes the look. Add big round glasses if you want to be even more legit. Source
A FlamingoI love this! Make your own flamingo costume by gluing this fuzzy, feathery pink material onto a dress, and add pink tights and shoes. And a beak of course! Source
A PineappleThis costume could not be easier. You just need to buy a yellow dress and make a green headpiece. You can make this more fun by acting like you're the pineapple from Spongebob! Source
A Girl Being Biten By A SharkYou need to be really good at sewing and crafting to make this crazy shark costume, but if that's your strength, go for it! This is wacky and fun and will definitely make you the center of attention. Source
Which of these costume ideas was your favorite? Which have you seen before? What did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments!