How to DIY a Halloween costume


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Alongside following design trends for the home and sprucing up the garden in the summer months, there are times throughout a typical year when we can embrace creation. One of them is Halloween, with people tending to get creative for what usually is a spooky occasion. Not all costumes need to create a scare, though, with Halloween costumes somewhat evolving over time.

In order to make the most of the occasion, be it for a party or for a serious trick-or-treating mission with the kids, it’s worth creating a DIY Halloween costume. There is certainly plenty of inspiration out there, too. Even in the gaming world, Halloween-themed online slot games like Pumpkin Bonanza might inspire a particular look. Additionally, there are some spine-chilling horror movies that people use for inspiration, such as Halloween and Psycho. Then, in the modern world, people are dressing up as controversial figures like Donald Trump. Essentially, the options are endless.

When it comes to coming up with a DIY Halloween costume, there are many avenues you can explore. It’s not as tricky as you might think, though. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some simple ways you can DIY a Halloween costume.

Bjork Swan Dress costume

 Bjork is an Icelandic singer with a rather unique personality. Known for wearing odd outfits from time to time, her swan dress at the 73rd Academy Awards particularly hogged the headlines. An iconic look, it can be created fairly easily, too. Purchasing a swan head is the main hurdle, although you can potentially make one yourself. Once you’ve snapped up your swan head, then simply sew it into a white dress.

Bride of Frankenstein

Capable of scaring anyone, creating the Bride of Frankenstein is a great option. All you need is a pair of white trousers, a white long-sleeved top, a white curtain panel, and then you can get creative with the makeup to complete the look. Due to its simplicity, the Bride of Frankenstein is a go-to option for many people.

Kurt Zouma costume

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West Ham United footballer, Kurt Zouma, became an unpopular figure when footage emerged of him mistreating his cat. As such, he has become a popular Halloween costume outfit in recent times. In order to recreate his shameful act, you could make a maroon, blue, and yellow West Ham shirt of your own and write ‘Zouma’ on the back of it. Then, from there, purchase a toy cat and your costume is complete.

Mona Lisa costume

Although the Mona Lisa is a masterpiece in its own right, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t allowed to put our own spin on the half-length portrait painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. It can be done rather nicely too, with people simply requiring some simple makeup, a DIY frame, and a black dress. You might need to nail that particularly odd smile while you’re at it, too.

Hungry Hippos costume

One for all the family, creating a Hungry Hippos costume will probably provide more comical value than it does scares, but that seems to be an acceptable theme for Halloween. It’s a fairly straightforward look to smash, too, with people able to purchase all clothing in one colour and then simply add ears and eyes to the hat part of the costume. So, for example, you can purchase orange trousers, an orange t-shirt, and an orange hat, before adding the final touches to create your hippo look.

Other options include Men In Black (shades, black suit and black tie) and Salt and pepper (fill clear plastic bags with packing popcorn and black pom poms before labelling “S” and “P”).