Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes

Last Updated on January 21, 2024 by Ellen Christian

I love putting together do it yourself Halloween costumes! I don’t want to show up at a party wearing the same Halloween costume as someone else. 

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Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes That Work

Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes

And, while I love DIY Halloween costumes, I’m not overly crafty. I have been looking for some simple Halloween costume ideas when I came across these videos.

Halloween is only one week away…but have no fear because last-minute costume ideas are here. Online retailer zulily has compiled some fun and quick women’s DIY costume ideas, sure to bring uniqueness to any ghoulish or ghostly bash!

We probably all have a few things in our closets that we can use for Halloween. And, what we don’t have, we can get from zulily very quickly. Sarah Ward, zulily’s Lead Editorial Stylist (bio below), has compiled some of her favorite costume ideas, utilizing items straight from you or your friend’s closets, to save both time and money during this busy time of year. Here are a few of our faves, including videos showing each look:

Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes That Work

Deer costume

A faux fur vest with a neutral colored outfit make the best staples. To complete the look, add an antler headband created from foliage in your backyard or with artificial flowers.

Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes That Work

Rosie the Riveter costume

A chambray shirt and jeans are all you need! To finish the look, just add a red bandana in your hair and top it off with some powerful red lips.

Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes That Work

Sushi costume

An all-white outfit is the foundation for your “rice.” Tie a pink/orange ‘sashimi’ pillow with a simple black scarf around your waist. Add some green and pink flowers to your hair as “ginger” and “wasabi” and voila!

Need more ideas? Check out these easy retro Halloween costumes.

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