KIDS: DIY Morton salt lady costume

Simple Simon and Company is sharing some simple DIY costumes of Halloween past… The DIY Morton salt lady costume is one of my favorite!  All you need is a yellow dress, a purple umbrella, and of course a giant salt container!


DIY morton salt lady costume
See more pictures and lots more simple costumes here.

KIDS: Homemade bum costume

I know that not everyone will appreciate this costume, but I for one think it’s pretty clever! Nicole posted this picture on the Really Awesome Costumes facebook page, and said her 1 1/2 year old son really enjoyed pushing his candy in the cart versus carrying it! Another great thing, this is a no sew costume and if you live where it’s cold for Halloween, just add some layers to complete the look! They key elements to this costume are a beanie, a beard, flannel, and that grocery  cart filled plastic bags and gloves.


Homemade baby bum costume

So, do you think the homemade bum costume is appropriate or not? There was lots more discussion about it on this handmade kid costume round up post, if you’re interested!

KIDS: DIY Zookeeper Costume

Here is a super easy, cute last minute costume for your little one, it’s a DIY zookeeper costume! Jes from Mommy Envy out this adorable little costume together. All you need is a denim shirt, khaki pants, a walkie talkie and a zoo keeper badge! Oh and of course some stuffed zoo animals to “keep”! Oh and did I mention this is a no sew costume too… perfecto!

DIY Zookeeper Costume

For more cute pictures and all of the zookeeper details check out Mommy Envy!

KIDS: DIY Rockstar costume

Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts whipped up this totally rad DIY rockstar costume for her kiddo! And best of all, it only took 30 minutes and did I mention it is a new so costume! She cut the sleeves off of an old t-shirt, added gold shimmer iron on stars, rocked out a pair of inexpensive  sunglasses, and spiked her boys hair. I love it!

DIY Rockstar costume

See all of the DIY rockstar costume details on 30 Minute Crafts!

ADULT: Van Gogh painting costume

Here’s a super clever DIY adult Halloween costume… turn yourself into a self portrait of Vincent Van Gogh! For this costume you’ll need to use chalk on a black thrift store suit jacket and be prepared to grow out your beard and dye it red. Paint a straw hat with short lines of color and continue that pattern on your face. This is one clever DIY adult Halloween costume!

Here is the actual Vincent Van Gogh self portrait:

ADULT: Price is Right Contestant Costume

I LOVE the game show, The Price is Right, and thus, I heart this genius DIY costume idea! The B-Side blog wore a Dartmouth sweatshirt and used foam board to create his Price is Right screen. Use ribbon or string to tie the board around your neck, like a giant necklace. And your all ready to “Come on down to contestant’s row!” This DIY Price is Right contestant costume would make Bob Barker proud.

DIY Price is Right Contestant Costume

See more pictures and details of this DIY adult costume over at the B-Side blog. Oh and be sure to spay and neuter your pets!

ADULT: DIY American Idol Costume

Here is an awesome idea for a clever, easy last minute adult DIY costume! Love it or hate it, everyone has heard of the TV show, American Idol!  And for one day of the year, you too can embrace your inner voice and pretend you earned a golden ticket and made it to Hollywood!

In my opinion, the best part of this costume is you can wear your own clothes. Just make your hair cute, I mean you were just auditioning to be on American Idol, ha! The other important part of this costume, are these 2 printables. No worries, I’m making this the world’s easiest Halloween costume, and whipped up the 2 prinatbles for free for you to download!

Download the {American Idol number printable here}

Download the {“You made it to Hollywood” ticket here}

Oh and be sure and print the “You made it to Hollywood” ticket on golden colored paper!

DIY American Idol contestant costume

And just a side note, this costume idea came from a friend of a friend at a 2012 Halloween party in Ft. Lauderdale! She was also a pro at doing the “I made it to Hollywood” squeal!

GROUP: DIY Pilgrims and Turkey Costumes

Need a costume for a November race? Really Awesome Costumes has got you covered! How about a turkey complete with a brown tutu and pilgrims! Fun, right? Or if you just love turkey day, this could be a clever group costume for Halloween! The white details on the pilgrims is just white felt! See all of the pilgrim and turkey costume deets at Life’s a Wheeze!


DIY pilgrims and turkey costumes

KIDS: Homemade little orphan Annie costume

I super love the movie, Annie. OK, fine I love anything Annie… broadway, songs, Sandy…  it’s such a sweet, optimistic show! Anyhow, how fun would it be to dress your little up in a homemade little orphan Annie costume? All you need is a red t-shirt, white paper collar, white belt, and of course you’ll need a crazy red wig. Oh and some cute little freckles would be awesome too. See all of the orphan Annie costume deets at Theatre Mania!

Homemade little orphan Annie costume

ADULT: Handmade Psy (Gangnam Style) Costume

I know you’ve heard of Gangnam style! Love it or hate it… It’s everywhere these days. Why not just embrace it and dress up like Psy for Halloween! You can go around yelling, “Hey, you sexy lady!” and it is actually part of your costume! Riann shows us how to copy Psy’s looks with outfits and makeup! Check out the written details on her blog, Riann Star. Or watch her on this YouTube vide: