10 DIY Halloween Costumes To Start Working On Now

Do you know what’s coming up soon? I think you know. It’s almost the beginning of the greatest time of year. Sure, there are a lot of things that happen this time of year: football season, leaves changing, pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts… all that fun stuff. But, in the midst of it all is the greatest holiday ever created: Halloween. Yes, I know it’s August. Yes, I know that there are two full months until the day itself. But if you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few years, I’m sure you’ve noticed that Halloween has become a two-month-long event that you need weeks to prepare for. It’s not just a holiday, it’s a culture. And part of that culture is making your own badass Halloween costume.

While it is a little early to be thinking about Halloween costumes, I can say for certain that I have been there on the night of October 30th, desperately trying to find an easy costume to make in under two hours. To save you that anxiety-inducing situation, I’ve decided to start giving you DIY costumes to start making NOW, so that you aren’t rushing to make something cool and unique the night before. If you start thinking about your costume now, you can gather your materials over the next month, then start making it. It’s sort of genius. Here are some costumes that you should start working on ASAP.

Monarch Butterfly

Sure, you could be a ~simple~ butterfly, or you can go above and beyond and try out this super pretty butterfly costume. It's a little more complex than just adding some butterfly wings, but it will totally make you stand out in a sea of basic butterflies.

Check the tutorial here.

Seashell Princess

Don't throw out those summer seashells just yet! Glue together some shells that you found at the beach this summer, then add gems or even paint them for a unique look. It's an easy way to preserve your summer a little bit longer.


Fall Goddess

If you're favorite season is fall, you might want to be this autumnal queen. The good news is that it looks super pretty. The bad news is that it looks a little complicated, so it's best to start on it sooner rather than later. You can get some craft flowers and add them to a thrifted dress for a pretty and cheap costume.

Check out the tutorial here.


If you want to go all out with your mermaid costume, consider making a mermaid tail. It will take a little bit of time and sewing skills, but the end result is pretty cool. You've got time to learn how to use a sewing machine!

Chek out the tutorial here.

Evil Cat

Honestly, it can take a lot of time to master these fancy makeup looks. You should start researching some tutorials and tricks now so that once october rolls around, you'll be a makeup genius.


Slinky Costume

Yes, this one takes a little bit of work, but it's totally worth it, right? Look how cute it is! A perfect nostalgia-filled costume for any '90s girl. Start gathering your materials now!

Check out the tutorial here.

Magic 8 Ball

Remember making all of those paper mache projects in elementary school? It's time to put those skills to good use! This one will also take some time, so it's best to get together all your supplies sooner rather than later. The best part will be giving everybody you know fortunes on Halloween!

Check out the tutorial here.

Pixel Costume

If you want to be ~scandalous~ without actually being scandalous, try this costume. You'll need to paint some pieces of cardboard for the full look, but it's a pretty easy and unique costume.



If you REALLY want to stand out, start working on a cute DIY rainbow skirt. It's actually pretty easy, you just need to have some patience when it comes to sewing! Luckily, you've got time to perfect it.


LED Jellyfish

Anything with LEDs will take a little time to make, so you should start planning now. A light-up jellyfish is a pretty unique and colorful costume that will have everyone talking.

Check out the tutorial here.

Have you started thinking about Halloween? Tell us in the comments!

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