Halloween Queen: 5 DIY Costume Ideas

Halloween will be here before you know it which means it is time to pick out your costume. And since the frightening holiday comes only once a year (someone should look into changing that) a costume fail is scarier than a graveyard séance. Dressing for Halloween shouldn’t mean breaking the bank; you can make a BOO-tiful costume by pairing pieces already in your closet with a few purchased accessories to tie it together. Read on to find out DIY costumes that are perfect for any Halloween festivity, from the creepy and the kooky and the all together spooky, there is something for every scream queen.

A witch costume never goes out of style and is fun because there are so many different accessory options. Choose your favorite black dress pair with black boots or pumps and stockings (optional). Add accessories like a witches hat, dark themed jewelry and makeup (tutorials are easy to find online) to complete your witchin’ outfit.

A French girl costume can be made easily by pairing a black and white striped shirt with your favorite skinnies or pencil skirt and ballet flats. Finish off your look with a small scarf around your neck and a beret, for a costume that is tres bien mademoiselle.

A Greek goddess costume is the perfect costume for anyone that wants to let their inner goddess out for the night. Channel your inner Athena with a sheer fabric white dress in a flowy silhouette and wear with gladiator sandals. Complete your Grecian look with gold jewelry, a wrap around belt and a green leaf crown.

A Miss America costume is a great excuse to get dressed up so if you live for glamour this costume was meant for you. Throw on that favorite formal you thought you would never have the chance to wear again and faux diamonds. A tiara and sash (DIY sash with a roll of wide ribbon and a sharpie) will pull this costume together.

A flapper costume, this representation of the roaring twenties can be stylish and chic. Any dress with a loose silhouette and fringe detailing will work (or there are tutorials online that explain how to change an ordinary dress into a flapper dress). Add twenties inspired jewelry and a feather headpiece to complete your outfit…now all that’s left is learning the Charleston.

If you have a favorite DIY costume that is not listed,  share below!



Nicole DiRienzo

Hello, my name is Nicole. I have a degree in fashion merchandising and own a consignment shop that sells name brand, in style clothing and accessories. I love blogging about some of my favorite things, including fashion!