Boo! Made you jump! As we move towards the end of the month, plans for Halloween are likely to be in full swing. Deciding which costume to wear for a Halloween party or for taking the children trick or treating can often be a challenge! To save the stress of trawling the shops to find an outfit in the right style or size, it’s much more fun to pull together a few items that most of us have in our homes, along with a few props or items that can be found in charity shops or in online stores like eBay and Amazon to create a truly fun and unique outfit! In this article, we do a round up of some of the best homemade costumes ready to have a spoooookily good time this Halloween!
Get those bats ready for flight and fangs sharpened at the ready! Nothing beats a traditional costume such as a Vampire or Vampiress. Trawl the wardrobe for white shirts, long black coats and some black fabric or blanket to make a cape. Add a dash of fake blood to your fangs and form your hair into a black widow’s peak – you can use some temporary black hair dye if you are feeling brave or add a bit of talcum powder to your hair if you want it to look greyer and you are ready to go. Check out Spruce Crafts for some great Vampire costume tips, they even have some fake blood recipes – very gory!
There’s no denying it – unicorns are everywhere at the moment! A bang on trend unicorn costume will add a colourful, fun aspect to Halloween, avoiding the more ghoulish options. Perfect for little ones and grown ups alike. Here’s a great felt unicorn costume tutorial from hellowonderful.co that involves no sewing – result!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a no-sew superhero outfit! Superheroes are ever popular at Halloween and we think these easy to make superhero costumes are perfect for crime-fighters and justice-restorers of all ages to dress up at Halloween.
For an easy-peasy, last minute costume that incorporates a little recycling too, look no further than this super simple Mummy costume from popsugar.co.uk. Two simple household items needed – just some old white sheets or t-shirts and some scissors. Add some fake blood for a more ghoulish look! Follow this brilliant little tutorial to make your perfect Mummy costume that can be adapted to suit all members of the family.
“You ain’t never had a friend like me” says the genie in Aladdin and we feel you probably ain’t never had a costume like this! If you want a real wow at your Halloween party, whilst we don’t expect you to go to such lengths as getting a crick in the neck from spending ten thousand years in a lamp, this costume is as close to authentic looking as it gets.
Forgotten that invite to a Halloween party and only got 10 minutes? Never fear, a quick and easy bat costume tutorial is here! Anything can be used as the black fabric for the wings – an old blanket, t-shirts, even black bin bags! Add a black dress, tights and boots or black shirt and trousers and you are good to go.
So there you have it, 6 homemade Halloween costume ideas, which one will you make? Whichever one you decide to try we hope you have a very happy and spook-tacular Halloween from all of us here at Lovelle!