Tips for Making Your Halloween Costume

Tips for Making Your Halloween Costume

As the fall has just begun, we are sure to start thinking about costume ideas for Halloween. Before you spend money on an expensive yet low-quality costume from the store, consider the kind of costume you might be able to make at home. It might seem stressful but making your own costume can be fun; plus, it will likely result in a better final product. Get your ideas started with these tips for making your Halloween costume.

Coming Up With Creative Ideas

Making your own Halloween costume always begins with a fun idea. Sometimes, we already have something specific in mind; other times, though, you might have trouble deciding what you want to do. Consider looking back on when you were a child. What were some of your favorite costumes then? Maybe there were ones that you could make even more elaborate now as an adult. Also, consider what you enjoy now. Look into some of your favorite movie, TV, or comic book characters. Get creative by coming up with ideas that align with particular aspects of your personality. Lastly, never forget couple or group costumes. These options can open up a plethora of ideas.

Consider Your Costs

Designing your own costume for Halloween can get expensive at times. However, if you get creative, it can actually be very cost-effective; plus, you can create one of much nicer quality than one you would purchase at the store. Thrift stores can be a great place to start. It’s rather impressive how an old dress can be transformed into an amazing costume. Also, it can be helpful to look around the house to see what old clothes are still in your closet. Many can be used in creating any number of unique costumes that you will not find manufactured in a store.

Search for Unique Accessories

This is one of the most helpful tips for making your Halloween costume. While you can make a very high-quality looking basic outfit, you can really elevate it even more by accessorizing. Often, adding accessories and can give a Halloween costume the completed look it needs. If you are going as a creepy Victorian ghost, consider adding a hat that fits your spooky yet elegant vibe. If you are going as a pirate, wear some earrings or a medallion as a necklace. This also includes the addition of props like the same Sling Ring Dr. Stange used. Or a pirate costume would look great with a fake sword or a spyglass. Any props like glasses, jewelry, canes, or even a set of fangs will complete your look.


Creating your own Halloween costume from the items you already have and putting them together is certainly satisfying and can give anyone a sense of accomplishment. It also helps you save a lot. But not all people have the time to do this. With Halloween coming up fast, it might also be good to consider shopping costumes from discounted retailers. Getting an item or two would make the whole costume look more put together as well.

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