Halloween could be months away yet people start preparing themselves for this event way before the actual day — the scary house décor, the candies, and other delicacies get people psyched about being extra ready for this spooky event.
Halloween has all of us involved and our stomachs too, because of the candy from trick or treating. The good thing about Halloween is that you get the chance to play dress up — be it a ghost, vampire or characters like SpongeBob — the choice is endless.
Just because there’s a lot to pick from, it also makes it harder to select an outfit that will grab everyone’s attention and be unique from all the others. Plus, it’s expensive to get costumes online; the better the quality, the more expensive the price of it will be, and a lot of people can’t afford that luxury.
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Customized Halloween Outfits
Want to stand-out in your Halloween costume?
Creating your own idea for an outfit would be perfect if you want an eccentric vibe from your costume. This outfit isn’t something other people would’ve thought of, and you have the choice to alter the look of your costume to your liking.
You can also recreate your look from the previous Halloween party. There are many last-minute looks you can pull off in an elegant manner. So just give a break to your black dress (your vampire costume) and dig out your closet for anything that’s unique and will make you win the best costume award.
If you love dressing up and want some creative ideas to design your own outfit for the coming Halloween, then lucky for you because we have got you covered.
Some Great Outfit Ideas for Halloween
We looked into several ideas that can help you create a homemade costume and some DIY looks for this event.
Family Themed Costumes
Some people make their own individual costumes, but some wear their costumes based on a family theme. Parents with their children often make a sport out of dressing as a group of characters. This involves the whole family to have fun together.
Buying costumes for the whole family can be quite expensive and even tiring — with all the tailoring and last-minute fitting hassle. What you can do in that case is a pick a character whose clothes aren’t that hard to get your hands on.
Here, you have a lot of choices to pick from. To make your Halloween become extra magical, you can all dress up as Harry Potter characters or if you want a trendy look, go for a Game of Thrones theme.
Children Themed Costumes
Not all parents might be interested in dressing up. Instead, they would like their children to enjoy Halloween on their own.
Kids love getting attention from others but also like to feel comfortable in what they wear. Also, most kids can’t handle wearing scary costumes, so you need to come up with ideas while keeping the above factors in mind.
If your son or daughter likes superheroes, why don’t you have a pick from any of Avengers? If you are good at stitching and want your child to look unique in an outfit, get your child dressed like Captain America or Iron Man or Superman. All you need to do is tailor a jumpsuit for your kid. I’m sure you’ll find a red or blue or black cape somewhere in the closet.
If the hero or villain wears a mask, create the mask with chart paper and color is accordingly. Attach it on one side of the face. Make sure you add in proper accessories, such as a shield for Captain America or a hammer for Thor outfit — you can buy them from a shop near your home.
So you get the signature look at home, and that too at a budgeted rate. If your child isn’t all that picky about the dress, as long as they look good, you can always be crafty with the clothes.
If you want to create something such as an animal or a mystical creature getup, use your creativity to make the outfit unique. Buying a costume won’t add that unique vibe you are going for, so instead, opt for some plain colored shirts and pants and add the right accessories to the clothes.
You can add Halloween embroidery designs on shirts or paint a design on it according to your taste.
If you go for an animal look, then animal ears and tails can easily be made or even be bought at affordable prices. For a sheep costume, all you need is a white knitted hat, some cotton balls, and a fabric glue. Such a costume looks cute for both kids and adults, alike.
But if you are going for a mystical creature look then let your imagination run free. One tail? Two tails? Fish gills or wings? Totally up to you as long as your child has fun because this is their costume and they need to have fun while wearing it.
Teenager Themed Costumes
When you were younger, it was all about collecting candy from trick or treating and having fun with your neighborhood friends. When you grow older, your enthusiasm revolves around outfits and partying, when it comes to Halloween.
When the kids grow out of their trick or treating phase, they end up enjoying Halloween just for the sake of dressing up. A lot of teenagers get invited to Halloween parties where they wait to dance with their crush, wearing a unique outfit.
Halloween, Costume, and Makeup
It’s not the rule to always dress scary when it’s Halloween. You have limitless options to create a phenomenal look that defines your individuality. Most makeup junkies and body paint fanatics don’t focus that much on the dress — they make their own body a canvas where they can show off their talents using their artistic skills.
Some facial designs include skulls, fake scares, and bloody wounds. Others can color their own entire body in designs according to their imagination which is one of the perfect ways to stand out in a crowd.
Another getup that most people try on is cartoon characters who they feel they can relate to — look alike or simply find interesting to dress up as. Choosing a non-human cartoon charter to dress up can be an interesting idea. This allows you to create a humanoid version of that character.
For instance, let’s take a character we all know — Lola bunny and Bugs bunny from the movie Space Jam. It is easier to create their human version. You can get a silver wig for Bugs Bunny and a blonde wig for Lola Bunny. Finish the look with some basketball uniforms and not only do you look good but you also flawlessly nail the character as well.
Want to add even more twist to your Halloween getup? You can even gender bend the characters if you wish. A guy can dress as Frozen princess while a girl can dress as Ironman. Imagine the hundreds more you can experiment with and finally find your perfect and quirky outfit that defines your personality.