5 Cute & Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching – do you have your costume yet?  I’m not the craftiest person when it comes to anything that involves sewing.  I literally failed the “SEWING ON A BUTTON” test in Home Ec.  Pathetic, right?

At any rate, every year, I like to find cute & easy DIY  Halloween costumes.  A) They make me think I’m actually crafty.  B) They save me lots of money.  C) They usually fit better than the plastic and pleather costumes from retailers.

This year I’m going as Minnie Mouse – more to come on that – but I love perusing the web to see all the creative costume ideas of others.  Here are 5 of my favorite costume ideas:

Diet Coke Cans

These are SO cute, aren’t they!  All you need is some felt, scissors, fabric glue 0r Stich Witchery, and a cheap gray or silver tube top dress.  This would work for any canned beverage – heck, any canned food.  How funny would it be to go as a can of pumpkin?


When I first saw this, I had one of those “I wish I thought of that!!” moments.  Actually, I think that’s the title of my Pinterest Board I originally had this on haha.  I think it’s brilliant and adorable, and lucky for us, I found a great How-To from E-How Style.  Just be prepared for people to make awkward jokes about showering with you…

Toddlers in Tiaras

Singer Fergie rocking a Toddlers in Tiaras costume.

I can’t say I’ve ever watched the show, and don’t even get me started on how much I DESPISE the Honey Boo-Boo spinoff in all of it’s disgusting glory.  However, this costume is too cute, current, and quick to put together that it’s one of my all-time favs.  All you need is an old or thrift store prom dress, a plastic tiara, a sash, and a pacifier.  Add is some seriously big, curly hair and wild make-up, and you’ll be good to go.  You can also take a nod from Fergie and carry around a stuffed animal all night, but that could get weird.

Taco Bell Hot Sauce

It’s probably because my bff and I are in love with the clever sayings on the real packets (and the entire taco bell menu,) but whatever the reason, I’m obsessed with these costumes.  Starting-to re-think -the- whole -Minnie -Mouse- idea obsessed.  Again, a cheap tube top dress, some felt, some glue, fabric you can print the logo on, and a sharpie is all you need!


You absolutely can not go wrong with dressing up as a witch.  It’s like the LBD of Halloween costumes… Quite literally! A sexy LBD, some striped or fish-net stockings, your favorite black heels, and a hat from the Halloween store.  Throw in some bright red lipstick, some long fingernails, and you’ll be the hottest witch in town!

I also found a MUST-HAVE tube top dress tutorial.  It’s so easy, I think that even sewing-challeged me could do it, and it would work for so many DIY costumes.  It’s from the Rock, Paper, Scissors Costumes tutorial from LaurenConrad.com (another of my favorite costume ideas).

What is your Halloween Costume going to be?

XO – Stephanie


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