Is there anything more magical than a unicorn? The answer, to me, is no. Unicorns are pure and beautiful, too pure for this world, really (literally), and they deserve all of the love. Unicorns represent color and magic and aesthetically pleasing vibes, which makes them perfect for a DIY Halloween costume. What makes them even more perfect for a costume is that they literally are not real, meaning you can define them however you want. Want to be a gothic unicorn who shuns color? Sure, go for it. Want to be a sexy unicorn? I mean, sure, if you want. Want to be a zombie unicorn? Okay, take something innocent and destroy it. The point is, you can get really creative.
The possibilities are basically endless, which is good, but also overwhelming at times. It leads to so many questions: what should you wear as a unicorn? How should you do your makeup? What about your hair? We have all of those answers and more, because I combed through lots of DIY unicorn costume photos to find the best ones out there. These magically unique unicorn costumes are too good to resist, so get ready to pick your favorite and copy it!
Add Sparkly, Shimmery MakeupI recently read somewhere (I can't remember where) that this picture was the most repinned Halloween costume on Pinterest. Whether that's true or not, I can't say, but I do know that I have spent a tremendous amount of time looking up Halloween costumes on Pinterest and this one almost always pops up, even when I search "vagina costumes," which obviously is a thing I searched. ANYWAY. This photo is popular for a reason: it is gorgeous. Recreate this by either dying your hair into a rainbow or wearing extensions, then adding the prettiest and most shimmery makeup you can find. Source: Instagram
Rock A Long Rainbow HairdoRecreate the look of both a mane and a tail by adding long extensions to your hair and fashioning them into both. Your best bet is to use colorful, rainbow extensions, which are just more fun. Wear them with all white and a horn headband and some makeup, and you're authentic AF.
Wear A Tulle SKirtFor those of you who are like, "Hi, I'm not putting that much time and energy into my Halloween costume," this is a great option. A pink tulle skirt is both very pretty and perfect for a unicorn look. Add a candy-colored top and a pretty horn headband, and you've just put together the easiest unicorn costume ever. Plus, you can wear the clothes again! Source
Add A Colorful TailA white leotard and white knee socks are easy to find and usually pretty inexpensive - and they make up the basics for a perfect unicorn costume. Add to it with a DIY tulle tail and a horn headband. Put your hair in a ponytail, and then you can choose to add colorful makeup, or keep it simple. Source: Instagram
Wear A Graphic TeeWant to look cute but minimize effort? Go for this easy look. There are lots of unicorn tees out there, but this one is very obvious and makes your costume clear. Add a horn headband and some pretty makeup, and you've got the easiest costume ever! Source
Add Horns To White DressesAnother super simple way to be a unicorn is to wear a white dress and a horn headband, plus some glittery makeup. That's it! It literally doesn't get easier. I mean, maybe it does. That tulle skirt idea didn't even include makeup! Source
Wear A Black Crown and HornMaybe you're not into the whole "white and pure and colorful" idea when it comes to a unicorn. No worries! Put your own unique spin on things with a black crown and horn, and some black eye makeup and lipstick. This is so cool, especially against the pastel hair. Source
Add Flowers To Your Horn HeadbandWant to look like a unicorn who lives in a forest? Cool! Take a flower crown and attach a horn to it, or take a horn headband and add flowers. Wear a white dress and some colorful makeup. Source
Add WingsI'm going to be honest, that very realistic tale is creeping me out, but the rest of this look is very cool. A white leotard with white tights and a white horn makes a perfect costume. Add angel wings because... it's pretty? I don't know. Source
Wear A Colorful TutuA colorful tutu is easy to find in costume stores or even dance stores and it makes a really cute base for a unicorn costume. A crop top and horn complete this easy look. Source
Keep It Monochrome With No ColorNot every unicorn is colorful! Keep yours dark and stormy with silver or grey and white. This look is so cool and it's actually really chic and glam... for a unicorn. Source
Make Your Hair Into A ManeIf you have really long hair, use it to make a realistic looking mane. Simply pull it into a ponytail with a twist on top, curl it, and pin it so that it stays down the middle of your head and down your back. You can add some glitter, some colorful extensions, and of course, a horn headband. Source: Instagram
Use Gold Glitter and LeavesThis kind of reminds me of a mix of a deer and a unicorn, but I guess unicorns have ears too? I don't know. Anyway, this woodland unicorn is really cool and pretty. You can make this crown yourself or just add embellishments to one you already have. Gold glitter is super pretty for your face makeup. Source: Instagram
Make The Horn Come Out Of Your ForeheadGet even more realistic and authentic by making it look like your unicorn horn is coming out of your forehead. It's a little gruesome, but it's Halloween, so whatever! Source: Instagram
Wear A White LeotardAll you really need, besides a white leotard and tights, is a tale, a flower crown, and a horn! Follow the link below for the easy tutorial on this entire look. Source
Stay Cozy In A OnesieThere are actually lots of unicorn onesies out there, or even colorful onesies that you can craft into a unicorn. This is your most comfortable option, and also your warmest, so if October 31 is going to be cold, this might be your best bet. Source
Add The Most Colorful Makeup PossibleThis makeup is crazy cool! Buy all of the colors and the body glitter, then blend them together into something seriously impressive. You won't even need a costume! Source: Instagram
Wear Striped TightsAdd striped tights to a tutu and crop top to make your look a little more unique. It's an easy way to add lots of fun color. Source
Make A Unicorn BodyI don't know how this girl managed this, but she did it! It's elaborate and probably extremely difficult to function in, but hey - it really is authentic. Source
Make Use Of Colorful Tights and Glitter ShoesGlittery heels, colorful tights, a horn, and a wig are all perfect for a unicorn costume. I also adore the tinsel used as a tale and the refashioned party hat into an easy horn. Source
Which one of these unicorn costumes is your favorite? What did we forget to add? Tell us in the comments!