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