Believe it or not, there’s a lot of people who find Halloween costuming stressful and I’m one of them. As much as I love the holiday and all things spooky, I’ve never been much for coming up with clever costumes and my imagination always overtakes my budget.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on Halloween costumes, nor do you have to go crazy with elaborate craft efforts. After a little digging on Pinterest, I found TONS of simple guides for making your own nifty costume.
A really great and simple costume idea, Martha Stewart once detailed a cool pattern for a skeleton shirt. All you have to do is wear a contrasting color underneath it and some make up and voila! The skeletons will dance at the parade.
Crazy Cat Lady
For you pet loving people out there, the crazy cat lady is a simple and comfortable costume. All you need is a fluffy, comfy bathrobe and some cheap stuffed cats and you’ll be ready to rock the Halloween parties as a toxoplasmosis suffering cat person.
Another very simple costume, all you need for this is some colored paper, black tape, and a sturdy cardboard box. It’s a colorful costume that costs very little.
Infect your party with a little Pac-Man fever with this costume inspired by the vintage video game. All you need is a simple black dress and some colored felt and you’ll be going wokka wokka all night long!
Rosie the Riveter
Probably the simplest costume on the list, this callback to the strength that helped win the second world war is a show of spirit we need in our modern times.
Ice Ice Baby
For a truly groan-inducing pun costume for parents with babies, you can fill a couple of clear trash bags with some fluff, use electrical tape to write “Ice” on each bag, and keep a baby handy for some very punny photos.
For you hardcore wine enthusiasts out there, all you need to show your love for the vino is to blow up a few purple balloons and tape them to your body. Then you’ll be all set for your bacchanal.
Another very simple costume that just requires a bit of colored felt, all you gotta do is recreate the colors of our beloved handheld nintendo icon and you’ll win the hearts of every child of the classic video game era.
Bob Ross has seen a resurgence in popularity as people look for kindness in this chaotic world. All you need is a couple of props to complete the costume and you can spend your Halloween painting happy little trees.
Possibly the easiest costume on this list, all you need is an umbrella and a black hoodie. Cut the umbrella in half and stick it to arms and torso of the hoodie and you’ve got a costume ready to go.
Got any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments. Happy Halloween!