28 Oct DIY Last Minute Costume Ideas For Halloween
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Halloween is a few days away! Are you scrambling to find the perfect costume for the big day? Don’t want to spend over $80 on a costume you’ll only wear once?
Not to worry! I’ve put together a few fun costumes with the pieces in my closet to give you some inspiration. The best part is these costumes cost $0!
Keep reading to find out which costumes you can throw together in no time at all.
How to DIY a Diner Girl costume?
Diner girl! That’s always fun. You can DIY a diner girl costumer from the 50s with a few key pieces. Firstly, choose a white button up from your closet and pair it with a pleated skirt. I happened to have a pink skirt in my closet but feel free to choose any pleated skirt you own.
Next, you want to pair the look with kitten heel shoes inspired by the 50s. Consider wearing a pair with a rounded toe and a rounded block heel. They are easy to walk in while looking put-together.
The last thing to add are the accessories! The little hat, the apron and even a pair of hollow cat eye glasses can really pull together this look. Grab an apron from your kitchen and a small hat from a young relative and you’re good to go.
On the off chance you want to buy the accessories from Amazon, you can go ahead here: Apron, Cat eye glasses. Yes, you would still be purchasing something, however investing in the accessories is an affordable way to step up your costume. As well, I wouldn’t expect the quality of the items to be top notch, however you must consider the fact that it’s all for fun and that the accessories are meant to be worn once or twice.
How to DIY a pirate costume?
To DIY a pirate costume, you must start by finding a corset like top. In this case, I found a white blouse with a sort of chain pattern on the front. If you own an actual corset, it would be even better.
As well, feel free to wear a long sleeve blouse under the corset if you’re not comfortable wearing your corset as a crop top. This is a great option if you’re dressing up at work.
In my case, since the corset is white, I would’ve chosen a black shirt or a wine red blouse to wear underneath.
However, if the corse-t was black, I would’ve worn a white or wine red blouse underneath it.
As for the bottoms, I went for a flowy maxi skirt. To make it more care-free looking, I pinned the bottom of the skirt to the top part at the waist with safety pins I found around my house.
Then came the shoes. Naturally, I went for a sandal. You could opt for a heeled sandal as well.
If you really want to go the extra mile, you can purchase a hook for your hand from Amazon too.
How to DIY a Little Red Riding Hood costume?
To DIY a Little Red Riding Hood Costume, you only need 4 important pieces. Firstly, you need a hood. If you don’t own a red hood, use a red blanket, a red sheet or a red table cloth as your hood.
Next comes the basket. I used a children’s playing picnic basket to complete my costume, but you can use any kind of picnic basket you have laying around the house.
As for the outfit, you want to pair a red or black skirt with a red or white blouse. If you own a red skirt in your closet, wear it with a white blouse. If you’re going to wear a black skirt, then I’d wear a red blouse.
As for the shoes, you have the freedom to wear any sort of heel you would like. Most Little Red Riding Hood costumes are paired with knee high black heeled boots, but I chose a heeled combat ankle boot instead.
Lastly, I tied my hair back in a low pony tail and I was good to go.
How to DIY a Gypsy costume?
To DIY a gyspy costume you need to find a bohemian mumu in your wardrobe. Once that is on, you’ll need to add as many large pieces of statement jewellery around your arms, ears and neck.
You can even go the extra mile and add a boho scarf around the circumference of your head.
If you’re really in a pinch, this costume is definitely one of the most unique ones and easiest to pull together.
How to DIY a Sandy from Grease costume?
To DIY a Sandy costume from Grease (personally my favourite), you’ll want to start by finding the pants in your collection.
What really ties together this DIY last minute costume however, is the red lipstick and the winged eye liner. The curly hair pulled back on the side definitely helps bring this costume to life as well.
There you have it! A selection of awesome and creative DIY last minute costume ideas you can build with the pieces in your wardrobe.
Who says you have to spend nearly $100 to put-together a great Halloween costume?
All it takes is a little creativity and imagination to have the best DIY last minute costume!
Comment below which DIY last minute costume you would like to wear!
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