Coming up with a fresh Halloween costume every year can be quite the daunting task. If you’re looking for last minute inspiration, we’ve got ten handmade ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
Some people meet the Halloween dressing experience with excitement and serious consideration each year. Some of us barely try to throw something on at the last minute. There have been plenty of years where I didnít dress up at all. But in recent years, Iíve been able to get a little more creative with the holiday. While I donít relish any type of costume that comes out of a plastic sleeve from a box store, I do enjoy seeing thoughtful handmade creations and interesting vintage styling.
For me personally, I enjoy a super-targeted look (Nurse Jackie instead of just a sexy nurse, and Ariel instead of a random hodgepodge mermaid getup), but there are many directions you could go. If youíre crafty, you can definitely work to create an outfit for yourself and your kids. You can sew? Youíre even better off! But even if youíre not into either of the things, you could hit the thrift store and piece together tons of different looks (especially if you choose a specific character from a movie or TV show of the past, and just recreate their hair/makeup/clothes).
For a little inspiration with all of this, check out our roundup of handmade and vintage Halloween costumes. I could have included many, many more (itís amazing how much stuff you can find online), but pared it down to my favorites. If you donít find an idea here, use the web to find your own treasured looks!
Pssst: Want even more inspiration? Check out last years list for sixty more ideas!
Shark attack hoodie dress, Smarmy Clothes
Strawberry fruit dress, The Good Witch Clothing
Doctor Who Tardis dress, Repurposeful Punk
Queen of Hearts, Trapped in Time Designs
Monsters Inc. One Eyed Monster, Precision Stitchers
The Shining Grady Twins, Precision Stitchers
The Legend of Zelda, Cos Play Zone
Ninja Turtle dress, The Good Witch Clothing
Princess Merida from Brave, Wow Cos Play
Day of the Dead dress, My Sunshine’s Closet
Hippo, Wow Cos Play