Choosing an outfit is hard, and buying one that fits can make it even more difficult! So why not revamp your everyday clothes into an iconic costume? Real life figures like the Spice Girls, David Attenborough, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or even fictional ones like Minions or Paddington Bear have looks that are instantly recognisable but can also be assembled from what’s already in your wardrobe. Perfect for a last minute costume!
Create a haunting glow in the dark skeleton costume using only black clothes, some glow in the dark tape or white tape, and a free printable Skeleton Mask! Simply cut the tape and position it as a skeleton! The glow in the dark tape is really great fun, but you will need two rolls for a full skeleton. Tip – do not add the tape until the clothes are put on if they are stretchy as it will come off!
Transform yourself into a haunting phantom using only an old bed sheet, a light coloured hat or cap, some glue and a black Sharpie! Start by Cut the brim off a light-coloured hat, put the hat on and drape a sheet over your head and pin in place. Mark where your eyes and then pull the sheet off. Cut holes so you can see and then using a sharpie colour around to give your ghosts big spooky eyes. Glue the hat to the sheet, and voila!
A Halloween costume doesn’t always have to be scary! You can achieve some iconic looks inspired by pop culture with just a few simple steps. Why not put on your favourite matching sweatsuit set and load on the silver jewellery, and you're halfway to a Billie Eilish costume! To really seal the deal, grab some green temporary hair dye for your roots. Embody pop legend Cher with a '70s-inspired sparkly make up look, and Cher's signature hair style of long sleek hair with a middle part.
If you're the crafty type, you can make your own version of Ash's signature outfit from the Pokemon franchise! Grab a pair of jean shorts, a red trucker hat, a green backpack, and, of course, a stuffed Pokémon. If you've got a pair of green socks, cut the toes to turn them into gloves, and paint the front panels of a plain white short-sleeve button-down to make the shirt. Simple as that! All you really need for a convincing Scooby costume is a head-to-toe brown outfit, face paint, and a blue collar.
For the ultimate mermaid look, pair a green sequined skirt with a bandeau swimsuit top and a long red wig. If you want to go the whole nine yards, you can also get a purple bra and glue seashells on it for the full Ariel effect! Why go as one person when you can go as a whole decade? Dress up as the groovy ’70s in flared jeans, oversize glasses, and a studded denim jacket! Thrift stores are great for finding era specific gems – or simply ask to raid your parents old clothes. A little neon makeup, leg warmers, paired with a back combed hair style was acceptable in the 80s, and makes for a funky Halloween look!
There’s plenty of affordable, fun options out there to make at home this Halloween and we can’t wait to see what you create - Happy crafting!