As an adult, you've got a lot of important decisions to make every year, but one of the most important is what to be for Halloween! We're only kidding - but sometimes it does seem like an overwhelming responsibility! If you're still scratching your head as to what to be, take a scroll down this list and see if anything tickles your fancy. We have costume ideas for couples, whole families and groups, or for a party-of-one. Asking yourself, "What should I be for Halloween?" Look no further. Happy Halloween!
Every year I set lofty goals for what I want my Halloween costume to be. I daydream that my costume will be obscure, creative, witty, complicated, unique... What inevitably ends up happening is that Halloween weekend rolls around and I'm still scrambling for inspiration. This year, I grabbed an inexpensive palette of face paint from the costume store so I'd be ready for any last-minute parties that creep up on me. If you're in the same perfectionist-steered boat and can't settle on ideas until it's almost too late, here are five last-minute Halloween costumes that only require face painting. Easy enough.
If you have pets who can and will wear pet Halloween costumes, you practically owe the rest of us that spectacle of cuteness. As a longtime cat owner, I am fully aware that costumes just aren't practical for many pets, so please, do your duty and dress up your furry friend for the rest of us to enjoy (as long as they don't mind, of course). Remember to post lots of pictures of your pet Halloween costumes!
Every Halloween I like to choose a different art-related costume (one year I dressed up as a Lichtenstein painting, and last year I was a Van Gogh), so it only seemed natural to try a Jackson Pollock painting this year! It's really easy to do, and totally fun! Click through to check out the details.
There are a handful of Halloween costumes are never going to go out of style. Year after year they make their appearances: witches, ghosts, Disney princesses, cats... Chances are if you've celebrated Halloween, you have some old props and costume pieces lying around. We're recycling the old and making something new with these five last minute costumes for cat lovers. Dig your old cat ears out from the bottom of your dresser drawer, and let's...
It would be a shame to leave a Prince-themed costume out of our DIY costume repertoire this Halloween, for three compelling reasons:
1. Everyone admires Prince.
2. We live in Minneapolis, a city that holds Prince in its heart.
3. He epitomizes what it means to be an artist. He is a legend.
So this Halloween, we're paying tribute to Prince with a Purple Rain-inspired costume. Read on to find out what we did...
The countdown is on, with less than 2 weeks left before Halloween. Which means there are plenty of Halloween costumes out there by now to DIY, but perhaps not quite as many that are actually worth making (and pretty easy too). So, I've rounded my favorite DIY adult Halloween costumes for you to peruse, if you're headed to a costume party or just in the mood to get festive this Halloween. Here are 14 adult Halloween costume ideas that are totally awesome AND easy to recreate.
I love Halloween costumes that involve remixing items that you already have in your closet. And I just so happen to have a white dress that works perfectly as the 'base' for a Cleopatra costume. So, I DIYed the accessories (exaggerated jewel collar, crown, cuffs, etc) to take this plain white dress from normal outfit to Cleopatra. Want to see how it all came together? Click through for the full tutorial.
Using some leftover cardboard from yesterday's DIY popsicle costume, I made a super colorful bird costume that both adults and kids can enjoy. You may need your sunglasses for this one though because it's pretty bright. Want to see how it turned out so you can make your own? Click through for the full DIY bird costume tutorial.
Halloween costumes can be a little daunting to plan out and DIY. And I'll admit, I've skipped dressing up most years of my adult life, mostly because I just haven't felt like making anything. But this year, I just so happen to have a giant stack of cardboard leftover from a move and couldn't help but design a (budget-friendly) DIY Halloween costume to share.
Here's how you can make a giant cardboard popsicle costume with household materials...
- 2 large sheets of cardboard
- paint (acrylic or house paint)
- paint brush
- pencil or marker
- boxcutter or similar for cutting cardboard
- hot glue gun
- rope for shoulder straps
1. Start by drawing out the basic popsicle shape onto cardboard (with second piece of cardboard stacked underneath the first). You can trace a large round item for the top round part (like a side table or something similar) and then draw a line straight down from there.
2. Then, cut out the top round part off from the cardboard and leave the sides that go straight down, to create flaps, as shown in the photo.
3. Then, score the straight down lines on the side of the popsicle, with a boxcutter. Bend the top flaps downward and the bottom flaps (from the second piece of cardboard) upward.
4. Glue the top and bottom flaps together on each side, with hot glue.
5. Next, cut and glue two pieces of rope to the top of the popsicle shape to create shoulder straps.
6. Paint the popsicle shape all the way around with one color or create a color block ed look with multiple paint colors.
7. Lastly, cut, paint, and glue the popsicle stick to the bottom of the popsicle. All done!
Think you'll give this DIY Halloween costume a try? Also check out these other great costume ideas!