A while back, we did a post on book-inspired Halloween costumes. Well, it’s Halloween again, and we’ve got some budget-friendly, super-creative ideas for an awesome Halloween costume . . . or a wacky, everyday disguise. Check out these DIY Halloween costumes!
ONE DIRECTION ZOMBIES
Get 4 of your friends (plus you equals 5). Dress in stylish, preppy clothes (polo shirts, button-down shirts, blazers with jeans and sneakers). Apply plenty of hair gel. Carry microphones. Have the song “Live While We’re Young” playing on repeat on an iPhone hidden in someone’s pocket. Now for the kicker – apply white and grey zombie makeup to your face! You can actually make this work for a lot of different characters. Turn any character into a zombie. I did this one year as a Girl Scout Zombie and it was a big hit.
HUNGER GAMES: KATNISS, PEETA & GALE
Dress in old-fashioned country garb (brown pants, vests, work boots). Katniss and Gale should carry a bow and arrows. Peeta should carry a loaf of bread. OR Katniss can wear a fire-engine red dress as “the girl on fire.” When people give you candy, answer with “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Wear tight green clothing and stuff it with newspaper to make it look like you have bulging muscles. Wear green gloves and stuff them with newspaper also. Paint your face green. Mess up your hair so it’s disheveled. When people ask you a question, just grunt angrily or punch the air with your giant fists.
THE SCOOBY DOO GANG
You’ll need 5 people and 1 real or stuffed dog for this. Family members work nicely. You’ll need 2 boys for Fred and Shaggy.
Fred: blond hair or a wig, white shirt, blue jeans, orange scarf. Catchphrases: “Let’s split up gang!” or “I’ve got just the trap!”
Shaggy: messy hair, green shirt, brown pants. Catchphrase: “Zoinks!!!”
Now the girls:
Velma: Orange turtleneck, red skirt, orange knee-high socks. Catchphrase: “Jinkies!” Daphne: Short purple dress, a green scarf, headband. Catchphrase: “Jeepers!” or “I’ll go with Freddy” since she is secretly/not-so-secretly in love with him.
Scooby: a stuffed Scooby Doo dog is perfect, or you can walk your real dog and call him Scooby.
Have your mom chase you around dressed as a ghost or crazy person, yelling “You meddling kids!” Carry a box labeled “Scooby Snacks.”
Everyone’s favorite deadly female Avenger. Wear all black. A black t-shirt and leggings will do. Frizz out your hair so it’s wild and wavy. Paint a water gun black to carry around. Do body rolls on the ground to occasionally get from place to place. Wear an evil smirk because you’re the most dangerous assassin on earth.
What do you guys think? Do you have any ideas for DIY costumes? Any creative and easy ideas for celebrities or superheroes? Let us know in the Comments below!
— Ratha, STACKS Writer