Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas - Suggestions on What to Make on Your Own

Want to make your own costume? Here are some homemade Halloween costume ideas which you could explore.

Halloween is one of kids' favorite holidays because they not only get to get candy, but dress up in their favorite costumes as well. Parents can get quite excited, too, as they ponder what special character their children will dress up at as Halloween time.

If you don't want to go out and purchase a Halloween costume for yourself or your children, there are plenty of homemade Halloween costumes that you can make yourself. With some patience and planning, you can create whatever costume you would like.

So, what are some cool homemade Halloween costume ideas?

There is always the easy athlete costume. If you want to be a football player, grab your dad's football jersey or borrow one, grab a helmet, spikes, football, and put black eyeliner under your eyes and you'll look like the next NFL football player. You can do the same with other sports such as baseball, hockey, golf, or racing.

Another great handmade costume idea is to use a white sheet and use it to make you look like a ghost. You can cut out holes for your eyes and use a rope or string to tie around your neck. Put on white socks and white shoes and you will look like a ghost on Halloween. Work on your scary ghost noises so you can try to scare people!

Using boxes to make a costume is a great homemade Halloween costume idea as well. You can use boxes to make you look like a robot, a rubix cube, or a television. Simply cut out places for your arms and head and decorate the box as needed. You can find plenty of pictures online to get more in depth details about your costume.

If you want to go with a princess look, ask around for a bridesmaid or prom dress to borrow. Accessorize with fancy shoes, jewelry, and a tiara and you'll be the most beautiful princess around this Halloween.

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Dressing up as a person in an era is easy as well. The eras of the 60's, 70's, and 80's are fairly popular around Halloween time. You can find clothing styles of these eras at thrift stores or even your relative's closet. Be sure to find out what the hairstyles were and mimic those as well.

Another great handmade and easy homemade Halloween costume is to be a mime. Simply paint your face white and wear all white clothes, gloves, and shoes. While you are out and about, be sure not to speak and act like a mime would act. You'll be sure to make people smile and pay attention to you.

A clown's outfit is also easy to make at home. For this homemade Halloween costume idea, you can find suitable clothes and a wig at a thrift store, paint your face as a clown, and put a red fake nose on. Consider getting some balloons to give out while you are out and about on Halloween. If you really want to go all out and have access to a unicycle, learn how to ride that around your neighborhood as you go trick or treating.

Homemade Halloween costumes are easy on the pocketbook and allow you to exercise your creative side. Begin planning for your Halloween costume early so that you'll be ready on Halloween to get out there and have some fun. We hope these homemade Halloween costume ideas will give you some much needed inspiration!

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