Easy, DIY Halloween Costumes

Keep Halloween simple with these six DIY Halloween costumes.

Unpopular opinion: I don’t love Halloween. I have even done some awesome DIY costumes (blue bird, pumpkin, and Price is Right contestant), but Halloween just isn’t for me. I don’t like scary or gory or anything in that realm – I can barely watch Pretty Little Liars without having trouble sleeping – so my personality hinders me from participating in classic Halloween activities, haha.

Regardless of my feelings towards the day, I thought I would share my favourite DIY costumes that are always on my idea list in case I have to dress up.


1 – Jack o’lantern

There are a few ways you can do this consume – all are very easy! You can use black duct tape and an orange shirt / sweater. When I did mine, I got an orange shirt at Walmart, and black paint and gold glitter from Dollarama. It took a little more time because I painted the jack o’lantern face onto the shirt and had to wait for it to dry.


2 – Cactus 

Source: LaurDIY

LaurDIY has a series dedicated to DIY Halloween costumes and this is one of my favourites! Here is the YouTube instruction video. Cut pipe cleaners in half and loop them through the knit sweater. For the headpiece, hot glue a fake flower to a headband and you’re done!


3 – Price is Right contestant 

Source: Pinterest

When I did this costume, I didn’t have the price estimation part. I drew the Price is Right logo on the front of a white t-shirt, and wrote a Price is Right pun on the back! For my name tag, I used yellow bristol board and packing tape.


4 – Deck of cards 

Source: Pinterest

Either draw on a white shirt with permanent marker or paint, or cut and glue felt pieces on. If you don’t want to do the tulle, pair the white shirt with black leggings! You could use this concept to be dominos or another card game as well!


5 – A Sim 

Source: YouTube

If you’re up to the challenge, YouTuber ClassicSpendour has a tutorial for a 3D Plumbob here! I would probably do a 2D version of this because that’s a lot easier, haha. The best part is that you can wear your normal clothes with this!


6 – Pineapple 

Source: Pinterest

Last, but not lease, one of my favourite costumes, a pineapple! Here’s how to do the headband part with paper or felt. Looking for a group costume? Be a fruit salad!


Depending how you make them, all these costumes are also safe for work. What is your go-to costume? Apparently, Halloween is a big deal at my new workplace so I would love some ideas!



  1. October 23, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I love the cactus idea! Who knew pipecleaners could make you look like a cactus?

    • October 26, 2017 / 12:38 am

      right? SO creative!!!

  2. October 27, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I love the cactus idea!

  3. October 27, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I’m currently looking through my closet to see what I can finagle lol

    • October 27, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      been there! If you have white paper, scissors, tape and a black shirt you could be a domino! haha