DIY Halloween costumes are all about creativity and imagination! Dressing up for Halloween can be so fun when you make up your own costume from clothes you already own in your closet!
I remember when I was in high school, my parents would give me a bit of $$$ to go out and buy a Halloween costume. I remember wanting to use that $$$ on real clothes I already wanted, but also wanting to dress up for Halloween. During my sophomore year I decided I would start DIYing my own Halloween costumes with REAL clothes from my closet. I would then just buy a few supporting accessories or clothing pieces to complete my Halloween look & get pieces of that OOTD id been eyeing. It's the best of both worlds if you ask me!
This way, you could buy a new dress or a new skirt that you could wear again and again. By the way my parents totally loved this idea! Halloween is really the start of the party season and what better way than to start it off with a few fun outfit pieces that can go beyond just Halloween night!
If your dressing up for a Halloween party or passing out candy & watching a good Halloween movie, we have come up with a few fun costume ideas from clothes that are probably already in your closet (or your BFF'S closet)
13 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes From Clothes In Your Closet
#1. The Flapper Girl
The flapper girl DIY Halloween costume is so fun and festive! All you need is a black Bodysuit, this amazing sequin Skirt and a few additional accessories. Try a 1920 hat, a pretty pearl necklace and long gloves to complete this festive DIY costume idea.
#2. The Scarecrow
The Scarecrow DIY Halloween costumes is so simple and easy! You probably already have a cute pair of Jeans laying around and a plaid button down Top! All you would need to do is accessories a little with a straw Hat! To finish off this look you can apply makeup and tie your hair back in a cute piggy tail style.
#3. The Witch
The witch is a classic DIY Halloween costume idea! You can easily style this outfit with a black tulle Skirt , Tights and a cute black Top that you are probably already have hanging in your closet. A few extra accessories like a broom stick and of course a witches hat will define this DIY Halloween costume idea!
#4. Cruella De Vil
Since the new movie Cruella De Vil recently came out we had to include this easy and fun DIY Halloween costume idea! For this outfit your going to want to wear a black and white like this Camisole top here, a Skirt and of course some festive Tights! You can DIY your hair with some temporary spray on hair color or purchase a wig from your local Halloween shop!
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#5 Flower Child
This has got to be the easiest DIY Halloween costumes with REAL clothes on this list! Okay so tie dye clothing has been a major trend this year and in this case your likely to have a cute tye dye Top laying around somewhere in your wardrobe. Try pairing that cute tie dye Top with a pair of these flair Jeans for that Flower Child costume. Finish the DIY Halloween costume with a pair of retro Sunglasses and if you have time to DIY a flower crown-it would be the finishing touch to this cute and simple DIY Halloween costume outfit.
#6. Wild Westerners
With a cute and stylish Top that you can wear over and over again paired along with this totally festive sequin Skirt you will have yourself an easy DIY Wild Westerner Costume base. To complete this look just add a Hat of course, these Tights and some black booties!
#7. Jungle Cat
I cant count how many times I have dressed up for Halloween as a cat! I Love how effortlessly cute and versatile this easy DIY Halloween costume can be! You can wear this adorable leopard print Top along with this cute tulle Skirt as a base for your DIY Jungle Cat Halloween costume. Then add a cat ear headband, some drawn on makeup whiskers and your all set for a wild & fun night out!
The unicorn is my favorite mystic animal and if you wanna be a unicorn this year this DIY Halloween costume is so easy! All you need is a cute pastel pink Dress like this one and a unicorn headband! Add some glitter for a finishing touch!
The Pirate costume is another Halloween classic! This one is easily accomplished with a few pieces of clothing you may have already in your wardrobe! You just need a black button down Top a black Skirt and Tights to finish off the base of this look. Add extras like this Scarf and Bracelet. Bonus points if you have a pet parrot. 🦜
A princess, queen or royalty. Whatever it is you want to call it, its cute and easy to recreate this DIY Halloween costume with clothes that are already in your closet! You just need a pretty Top and dreamy maxi Skirt for the base! Finish off the look with a jeweled crown Headband and your all set!
#11. 80's Dancer
The 80's Dancer DIY Halloween costume is a prime choice! It's so simple and fun to recreate this look! You will just need a trendy Jumpsuit, some bold hoop earrings and don't forget the scrunchie! Bonus points if you can get your hands on a vintage style boombox!
#12. The Cowgirl
This DIY Halloween costume is another effortless one to put together! The base consists of four main elements that complete this look! You will want to find a nice button down Top, a black vegan leather Skirt and a hat. The cowgirl boots will be the finishing touch to this easy DIY Halloween costume idea!
The last DIY Halloween costume idea on this list is the Hippie! This outfit is totally straightforward! Everyone seems to have a tie dye dress because of the major tie dye trend lately! You just need a cute tie dye maxi Dress and lot and lots of pretty flowers in your hair. Bonus points for wearing a pair of retro Sunglasses.
So here is the absolute best thing about DIYing your own Halloween costume with REAL clothes! Basically, once the Halloween party’s are over, you can hang your clothes back up in your closet and have them ready to wear again & again! Instead of putting your costume away in a storage bin until next year. Of course, if you DIY some costume accessories, then the bin maybe a bit more appropriate, or at least your kids toy box so they can play dress up anytime!
I hope that this list of 13 easy DIY halloween costumes with REAL clothes has inspired some fun ideas for your next halloween party.
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