Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids and Adults
We all know the classic homemade Halloween costumes—a bedsheet with eyes cut out for a ghost, or maybe some rolls of gauze or toilet paper for a makeshift mummy. But what are some fun costumes you can make on the fly without breaking the bank? Sometimes, the best costumes come from your closet, a craft store, and a little bit of creativity.
Fortune Teller: This doesn’t take much more than a couple scarves and a sparkly vest. Ladies can wear a long, flowing skirt, and boys can look for ankle-length sweatpants that puff out like the pants genies wear.
Mime: Some face paint and a black-and-white striped shirt is all you need. Stay in character by communicating with your hands on Halloween!
Silent Film Stars: Similar to the mime, this is easy as long as you put together a black-and-white ensemble and use some black, white, and gray face paint. Stick to 20s fashion for a more authentic look.
Jellyfish: Hang some streamers from a clear umbrella and you’ve got yourself a jellyfish. Try to stick to a monochrome outfit underneath.
Kids & Adults: Get some laughs with this fun role reversal. Dress the kids up in suits and business wear while the parents put on footie pajamas and carry around their security blankets.
There are plenty more homemade Halloween costumes out there on the Internet, but don’t be afraid to brainstorm with your family to come up with even more ideas!