5 Easy DIY Costume Ideas for KILLING IT This Halloween

Haven’t picked out a costume? Don’t stress. Let us do that for you! Forget expensive pre-packaged costumes or complicated candy skulls. Here are five costumes you can pull off with what you’ve got right now.

Snapchat Filter

FILTER out the basics and get crafty in a SNAP!

Remember that gorgeous butterfly filter that brought out your inner goddess? Bring it back this Halloween in real life. Pick up some inexpensive craft butterflies and spray-paint them gold. Now you’ve got the perfect little accessories to fasten to some bobby pins and arrange around your face! Got gold glitter? Dab a little extra wow-factor on your forehead. Consider it done!

My Pale Skin Blog poses as golden butterfly snapchat filter

Channel that tech-savvy unicorn with a mouth full of rainbow! Using face paint or even eyeshadow, draw vertical lines downward from your bottom lip to your neckline. Don’t stress about perfectly straight lines. The filter’s rainbow is wavy and whimsical! Rosy up those cheeks with bright pink blush and you are as good as gold. Talk about tasting the rainbow!

Rainbow snapchat filter costume

That purple pouty Bratz Doll filter sure takes us back! You can be one too, doll! Dramatically overline your lips with a vibrant purple or pink. To achieve big and bold eyes, heavily line them with a brightening white liner and highlight the inner corners. Find little rainbow and heart stickers for your cheeks (or draw them on) and you are glammed and ready to go!

bratz doll filter costume

Catty Devil

Want to bring out the little devil in you but don’t have the horns to match? Trust us: all you need is your hair! You can say you’ve “grown” your own horns if it’s made up of hair. Twist small sections of hair into messy tall mini-buns behind your temples. Add additional strands to perfect the cone shape. Spray with red hair color for a devil, or leave your hair as is, paint on some whiskers and you’ve got a purrfect cat look!

devil makeup and horns

Breadwinner

Pull off the perfect pun! Just because puns are done doesn’t mean they are overdone! We’ve seen The Spice Girls (peep nutmeg and cumin) or Smarty Pants (with Smarties taped to pants). But this one’s easier than a PB&J! Grab a loaf and wear a metal. Before you know it, you’ll have yourself a sugar baby. You’ll sure WIN Halloween with a look that is MONEY.

bread winner punny costume

Regina George

You know what’s fetch? Retro plaid skirts of course! Between malls, thrift stores, and Mom’s closet, you can’t be far from one. Add a white tank, heels, and cap it off with a homemade Burn Book. All you have to do is print out a picture and tape it to a notebook! You’re not wearing a regular costume. You’re wearing a cool costume!

Regina George Halloween Costume

Of course that skirt doesn’t have to be limited to one costume! Try different plaid-wearing characters: Serena Van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, or Cher Horowitz.

Happy Tears

Feeling particularly strapped? Get busy for “crying” out loud! If you’ve got glitter, you’ve got a costume. Luckily a hot mess like this is lower maintenance than it looks. Take some glitter and any color of choice and apply it in a gravitational tear shape from the lower lashline to your cheeks. Don’t worry if it’s not neat. Tears aren’t Either. Call it A Happy Cry, Happy Tears, Unicorn Tears, Tears of an Angel, whatever comes to mind!

Happy Tears Makeup glitter

Halloween costumes are a MUST not a BUST. But picking one out shouldn’t be on your list of scares! Take it easy this Halloween with a costume to match. If your makeover includes dramatic makeup or fake lashes, check out these facts about lash extensions here!

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