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50 Creative DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

No one wants to go to a Halloween party wearing the same thing other people are. You want to be unique, to stand out from the crowd with a killer idea no one else has thought of. These fifty DIY Halloween costume ideas below are clever, eye-catching and totally original. You'll be the life of the party!

Wind Up Doll CostumeWind Up Doll
Sent in by Lark to our 2012 costume contest.

Don't go as just another Raggedy Ann doll; mix it up a bit with this Wind-Up Doll costume, complete with a power crank on your back and bouncing, Dresden doll curls. This costume set features a multi-layered doll dress with red velvet trim and hoop skirt, darling Mary-Jane heels, and a medium-sized red bow for your hair. Pair this costume with white stockings and a dollop of pale makeup, and you've got yourself a creative costume that's sure to catch more than a few envious gazes.
 

Candyland Character CostumesCandyland
Sent in by Gabbie to our 2012 costume contest.

Bring back your childhood game memories with these two gems from Candyland, characters Queen Frostine and gender-swapped King Kandy. This sweet-toothed duo makes a great pair; Queen Frostine has a bejeweled bodice, over-sized crown and snowflake staff, and King Kandy's rainbow colors shine bright, not to mention the accompanying glitter heels.
 

Wall of TaxidermyWall of Taxidermy
Sent in by Morgan to our 2013 costume contest.

For all the female hunters out there, this one's for you. Proudly display your trophy deer in this taxidermy-themed costume, only you're the deer! By matching the color or pattern of your costume with the wallpaper, you'll blend right in as a deer hunter's prized display. Watch others do double takes as they spot the curiously human features of this mysterious, feminine-looking buck.
 

Maiden Voyage CostumeMaiden Voyage
Sent in by Jen to our 2014 costume contest.

The ghost is the most recognizable Halloween costume around, but if you're hankering for a hunk of nostalgia, don't go to a party dressed in just a plain white sheet. This lovely lady brought back a blast from the past with her Titanic victim costume. Pale and blue from the icy waters of the Atlantic, her dark hair frosted over, she floats around the room with her life preserver, circa 1912 in a stunning early 20th century dress.
 

DIY Jellyfish CostumesJellyfish
Sent in by Helen to our 2012 costume contest.

This costume eliminates the need for lighting or a flashlight to find your way home in the dark. This glowing duo of jellyfish really light up the night with this DIY Halloween costume. Easy to make and easy to wear, this shimmering sea creature is something you won't see on the dance floor every day.
 

 

Fun and feminine, these creative costume ideas for women are so original, others will wish they thought of it first when you arrive on Halloween night. These DIY costumes are easy for anyone to make, so don't spend a fortune on costumes and makeup this Halloween. Make your own!

 

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women

(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Homemade Seahorse CostumeEthereal Seahorse

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Beetlejuice Miss Argentina CostumeMiss Argentina

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Lady Pin Cushion Homemade CostumeLady Pin Cushion

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Maleficent Homemade CostumeMaleficent

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Gingerbread Girl Homemade CostumeGingerbread Girl

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Gum Ball Machine Homemade CostumeGum Ball Machine

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Futurama Leela and Nibbler CostumeLeela and Nibbler from Futurama

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Bubble Bath Homemade CostumeBubble Bath

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - The Goddess Isis Homemade CostumeThe Goddess Isis

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Emmy Award Homemade CostumeEmmy Award

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Pippi Longstocking CostumePippi Longstocking

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Game of Thrones Khaleesi CostumeGame of Thrones Khaleesi

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Tamagotchi Homemade CostumeTamagotchi

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Lady Literature Homemade CostumeLady Literature

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Cupcake Cutie CostumeCupcake Cutie

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Mrs. Butterworth Homemade CostumeMrs. Butterworth

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Broken Doll Homemade CostumeBroken Doll

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Pinatas Homemade CostumesPinatas

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Serial Killer & his Victim Illusion CostumeSerial Killer & his Victim

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Brick House Homemade CostumeBrick House

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - TMNT Ninja Turtles CostumeNinja Turtles

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Homemade Hulk Hogan CostumeHulk Hogan

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Tardis Homemade CostumeTardis

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Tippi Hedren in The Birds CostumeTippi Hedren in The Birds

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Mad Hatter CostumeMad Hatter

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Ursula Halloween CostumeUrsula

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Homemade Loofah CostumesLoofah

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Hot Breakfast Homemade Halloween CostumeHot Breakfast

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Ms. Universe CostumeMs. Universe

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Russell from UP CostumeRussell from UP

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Akasha-Queen of the Damned CostumeAkasha-Queen of the Damned

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Human Some E-Card CostumeHuman Some E-Card

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Miss Marionette CostumeMiss Marionette

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Nightmare Before Christmas Sally CostumeSally

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Cupcake Barbie in a Box Homemade CostumeCupcake Barbie

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Homemade Flower Pot CostumeFlower Pot

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - The Joker Costume Idea for WomenJoker

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Peacock and Flamingo DIY CostumesBirds of a Feather

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Homemade Rosie the Riveter costumeRosie the Riveter

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Homemade Barbie CostumeBarbie Styling Head

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Wilson From Castaway Homemade CostumeWilson From Cast Away

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Masquerade Zombie CostumeMasquerade Zombie

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Alice In Wonderland Cheshire Cat CostumeAlice In Wonderland / Cheshire Cat

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Homemade Thing 1 & Thing 2 CostumeTHING 1 & THING 2

Creative DIY Costume Ideas for Women - Headless Marie Antoinette CostumeHeadless Marie Antoinette

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