Ever been invited to a costume party that wasn’t in October? It’s rare, but it happens. The trouble is there are never any decent costumes around during the off-season. So, is there a way of getting a fun costume to impress your buddies, and do it on the cheap? Sure! All it takes is some imagination.
DIY costumes have become popular in the recent years. With everyone becoming craftier, more creative costumes are coming out to match even those bought at Halloween shops. Here are great ideas on how to make your next Halloween DIY costumes.
You may have seen it in movies and cartoons, why not create it in real life. What you need for this idea is just an old white sheet then cut out the eye holes and dress the sheet with some makeup. Smear some lipstick on where you think your mouth will be and finish off with some blush on your ghostly cheeks. However, the setup isn’t complete without groans and moans, so practice groaning and moaning before midnight.
Some prefer using ordinary toilet paper while others prefer paper towels because they are tougher and wider. You just need to roll the toilet paper or paper towels all over your body, hands, legs, and head but don’t cover your face. You can use ketchup, red food coloring or makeup on your face to create that scary effect.
When it comes to the vampire Halloween costume, you can source your inspiration from your favorite vampire TV shows and movies. What you need are nifty looking clothes, some powder to make your skin look pale and a pair of fake fangs. To complete the look, dribble some red food coloring or fake blood on the sides of your mouth.
Do you want to give your voice a break and express yourself through actions? Then what you need is a mime costume. Apply heavy white makeup on your face and dress in black clothes or a black and white striped top if you have one. Even though it’s not necessary, you may want to complete this look with white gloves. Remember, while in this costume you won’t speak, you’ll be using your face and body to act out emotions or actions.
This is another look that doesn’t need to be extravagant or expensive. You just need to paint your face heavily, get a leotard and include some faux eyelashes. Wear a high hat or a headgear with a feather embedded on it and include a long, blonde wig that will go a long way to producing a convincing circus performer.
Velma and Shaggy
If you’re a fan of Scooby Doo, why not reproduce the characters Velma and Shaggy into an amazing couple costume! You can build this out with your brother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend or a BFF. The shaggy-themed guy should have a small beard, wear brown pants and a baggy green t-shirt. There’s is also a shaggy wig and that scruffy goatee. The Velma-themed girl should wear a brown wig, red shoes, orange socks, Velma’s signature horn-rimmed glasses, a red skirt and an orange turtleneck top.
Are you known for being all smiles? Consider the Orbit Girl commercial. Being one of the simplest to make, you just need a white outfit (blazer and skirt) and a blue scarf to tie around your neck. Also, you can attach an Orbit logo on the front of your skirt to finish off that look.
Your costume party doesn’t have to be a costly affair. With the above DIY costume ideas, you’ll be able to achieve an impressive look simply and cheaply. Be prepared and have fun with your imagination!