Putting together a costume, whether it’s for your child or for yourself, it doesn’t have to be a big production. Putting together a DIY Halloween costume takes creativity and originality. Here are some tips for putting together the perfect DIY Halloween outfit.
#1. Use make-up to bring your costume to life.
Use make-up to bring your costume to life. Whether you want to be a cartoon character, a movie star or a mythical creature makeup can bring it all together and make your costume unique and special. You can practice your makeup ideas before Halloween to be sure your plan is spot on. Spirit Halloween is a great place to start for makeup kits!
#2. Make a costume themed on what you love.
Make a costume themed on what you love, if you love popcorn make a costume themed on popcorn. If you love soap operas, become your favorite character. If your kids love Disney movies, let them choose their favorite character and put together a costume based on that character.
#3. Shop for parts of your costume at thrift stores.
Shop for parts of your costume at thrift stores or outlet stores. Use whatever you have and build on that. You may need a shirt or skirt to complete your themed costume. You may need a specific color, like yellow for popcorn.
#4. Keep it simple.
A DIY costume doesn’t have to be complicated to be original and creative. Sometimes keeping it simple is a better way to get your message across. Kids costumes don’t need to be extravagant, use what they have. Use makeup and hair styles to make the costume come together.
#5. Be creative.
Be creative, you don’t have to do the usual or expected choices. Be the unusual character or be your favorite food. Become the most unusual celebrity or an old-fashioned stereotype, like a 50’s housewife or your favorite villain. Society6 is a great place to get creative with clothing items and accessories to help piece together your DIY outfit.
#6. Don’t be afraid to be different.
Don’t be afraid to be different and original. Make a combination of your favorite foods or your idea of a mythical creature. You can be as different as you want, you can make up a character that doesn’t even exist. You are only limited by your imagination.
Making or putting together the perfect Halloween costume doesn’t have to be stressful. Using makeup and using what you have help putting together the costume that you want with ease. Be creative, keep it simple, be different and have fun to put together the perfect DIY Halloween costume this year.