The 12 Most Creative and Easy Halloween DIY Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner and that means parties, parties and more parties! But those parties come with a price and as we all know, it isn’t cheap. If you’re on a budget and looking for a cute costume to wear, you’ve come to the right place! Don’t be the typical sexy nurse or house maid this year. Show your creativity by dressing up as one of the 12 easiest DIY Halloween costumes that we’ve compiled for you!

1. Loofah

Need a clever, cheap and easy costume to put together for your next Halloween party? Dress up as a loofah! All you need is tulle/netting, a white rope, and two elastics. It takes less than an hour to make!

2. Sushi

What better way to show your love for sushi than to dress up as it? All you need is a white dress, a raw fish-colored pillow (you can spray paint it!) and some green fabric. Voilá! You’re a salmon roll!

3. Starbucks Frappuccino 

You know fall is here when Starbucks comes out with their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. Why not show your appreciation by dressing up as one of their popular drinks? 

4. Trashbag Dress

Be trashy with your friends this Halloween, literally! 

5. Grapes

This costume is as simple as blowing up purple balloons and safety pinning the tied part of the balloon to a purple outfit. Have two other friends join your grape group by dressing up as red grapes and green grapes. Need a sexier look? Wear a short tube dress that match the color of your “grapes” underneath! 

6. Twister Board

Throw on an all-white outfit and either paint or cut out green, red, yellow and blue circles to place on your body. Make your own board to carry around and maybe actually play a game or two?

7. Victoria's Secret Shopping Bag

This DIY is probably one of my favorites! It’s creative, cute and very pink. What more could a Her Campus Collegiette™ — or any girl — want?

8. Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets

Grab your closest girlfriends and dress up as Taco Bell sauce packets! Turn red, yellow, green, orange and brown fabric into dresses, slap on the Taco Bell logo and a catchy phrase and boom! — you’re hot, literally!

9. 50 Shades of Grey

Dress up as pop culture’s most popular adult book 50 Shades of Grey! All it takes are a few props and A LOT of grey. Use handcuffs, a mask, or a tie to make the costume more recognizable.

10. Comic Book Character

Are you more on the artistic side? This DIY idea is for you! Look like a dramatic pop art comic book character by wearing a bright wig, bright clothes and carefully drawn makeup! Carry a hand-made bubble sign to pull the whole look together.

11. Beanie Babies

Remember those adorable little stuffed animals we all used to collect as kids? The most fun part of this DIY is choosing which animal you want to dress up as. Wear any colored dress to match your animal of choice and put on some ears. Create the huge TY heart out of a poster board and tie it around your neck with a red ribbon. Whether you’re a pig, a duck, or a dog, the possibilities are endless!

12. Piñata 

If you want to get hit on, this piñata costume is perfect for you! It may be a little more time consuming than the other DIY costumes, but it’ll be worth it in the end. All you need is a nude leotard and colorful crepe paper to glue on it. Glue crepe paper strips all over two birthday hats to create the ears. You’ll definitely be the life of the party!