Costume Couture: 5 DIY Halloween Costumes

Hello Ladies! Its that time of year again. Fall is in the air, and with that, comes one of the most fun holidays: HALLOWEEN! No matter how old you are, Halloween can still be a lot of fun. Today, I want to bring to you 5 of my favorite DIY costume ideas. Find your inspiration for this magical season!

1.  Snow White 

This costume is probably one of the cutest renditions I have ever seen. All you need to do is layer a collared button up with a blue sweater. Add a yellow skirt and red shoes. Finish the look off with curled hair and a red bow.  For makeup just apply some red lipstick, mascara and eyeliner. As an added effect, bring along an apple to your Halloween shindig. 

2.  Mary Poppins 


My roommate and I were oh so inspired by Lauren Conrad's Mary Poppins costume a few years ago.  The look starts with a white button up tucked into a black skirt (I also suggest wearing black tights). Grab a red bow and pin it at the collar. For the hat, you can find one virtually anywhere, make sure to apply some fake flowers to the front. This look also requires minimal makeup. Apply red lipstick, a neutral eye, eyeliner, and mascara. Finish the look off with an oversized black bag, black booties, and, of course, an umbrella. 

3. A Minion 

This next costume is super adorable and great for all of the Despicable Me lovers out there. It is a little bit more complex though. You will need a yellow shirt, yellow tights, a denim jumper or overalls, a yellow beanie, black gloves, and black boots. A stencil or freehand of the minion logo is optional. When it comes to the beanie you can fasten black pipe cleaners to the top. To make the goggles you can use PVC pipe connecters, elastic, and some hardware nuts. Then spray paint them silver and put everything together. Voila! There you have it, an adorable minion outfit. For makeup you can just add eyeliner and fake lashes for a bolder effect. 

4. A Beanie Baby 

This costume takes me back to my childhood and the immense amount of stuffed animals I had. It's super simple and super cute. All you really need is an animal onesie with a hood, some red poster board, and string. Using scissors, cut the poster board into a large heart. You can either write on, with paint or marker, the TY logo or cut it out on white card stock. Then hole punch the corner, fasten with string and tie it around your neck. See- super easy and super cozy as well! 

5. Minnie Mouse 

                                                                                            [Photo submitted by: Sarah Hall]

Last, but not least, we have one of my favorites and my actual costume from last year! My roommate is also sporting one of the above costume ideas, Mary Poppins. For this rendition of Minnie Mouse, I wore a black dress, black tights, and a yellow sweater. I purchased the Minnie ears and apron from the Disney store. I also wore some red heels (flats will work as well)! For my makeup I did a bright red lip, black eyeliner and mascara, and used black gel eyeliner to blacken the tip of my nose. 

I hope you all enjoyed these simple and sweet costume ideas for this Halloween. If you try any of them out, please feel free to share them with us!