Whether it’s the fantastical costumes, the mountains of candy, spooky ghost stories, or all of the above, Halloween is a magical and exciting time of year for kids. You might be a little too old to trick-or treat this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun with a Halloween costume of your own. If you shudder at the thought of spending a fortune on a silly outfit that you’ll only wear once, though, you aren’t alone. We here at Seams and Scissors understand that in a tight budget, there simply isn’t room for an expensive store-bought costume.
DIY Halloween costumes are a great alternative to those overpriced, generic costumes you see in the store. This collection, Homemade Halloween Costumes for Adults: 11 Original and Fun Ideas, has something for everyone. If you love beautiful, vintage pieces that you can wear long past October 31st, try The Notebook-Inspired Vintage Dress. For a simple classic, these DIY Lace Halloween Cat Ears will give you a cute costume in almost no time. Even if you don’t sew at all, this No-Sew Spiderweb Cape Tutorial is an easy, sophisticated costume that has all the spookiness of a store-bought costume with none of the price. Embrace your inner child and make one of these easy DIY Halloween costumes this year. If you’re going to a Halloween party, trick-or-treating with your kids, or passing out candy, your clever, adorable, one-of-a-kind costume is sure to be a hit.
Homemade Halloween Costumes for Adults: 11 Original and Fun Ideas
Mr. Potato Head Costume: You’ll bring nostalgic smiles to everyone’s face in this adorable, easy costume modeled on the classic toy and animated movie character.
DIY Little Red Riding Hood Costume: You won’t believe how easily you can make this warm fleece cape. If you’re expecting chilly weather for trick-or-treating, this fairy tale-inspired costume is perfect for you.
30-Minute Mermaid Skirt: This beautiful, creative skirt from girl. Inspired will not only transform you into a mystical mermaid, but also can be worn after Halloween is over as part of a trendy, cute fall outfit.
Refashioned 1960s Mod Dress: Pair this vintage dress with some platform boots and a paisley scarf for the ultimate 60s beauty queen look.
No-Sew Spiderweb Cape Tutorial: Looking for an easy no-sew costume? This eerily cute spiderweb cape from Delia Creates is for you. This versatile piece can be added to a variety of homemade Halloween costumes to add an extra element of spookiness.
Steampunk Pirate Hat: A pirate is a classic Halloween costume that never goes out of style. Add your own flair to a classic ensemble with this DIY pirate hat.
Wispy Ghost Halloween Costume: If you’re a fan of traditional costumes, you’ll love this elegant ghost costume. Made from just two sheets, this easy and affordable sewing project can be made in no time.
Alice in Wonderland Apron: Who says Disney costumes are just for kids? With this tutorial, you can transform yourself into one of fantasy’s favorite characters in no time.
The Notebook-Inspired Vintage Dress: Admit it: you love The Notebook. We all do! This gorgeous 1940s dress will help you feel the romance of a bygone era. If only you could accessorize this beautiful homemade Halloween costume with Ryan Gosling!
DIY Lace Halloween Cat Ears: In a last-minute pinch, a cat is always an easy, quick Halloween costume to make. This lacy ear headband won’t take more than 15 minutes and will have you ready to trick-or-treat in no time.