Great DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope your Halloween is as scary and spooky as ever. Today I wanted to share with you some last minute Halloween costume ideas that I found online. Hope you enjoy it I much as I did writing about it.

Ice Cream Costume: 


Treasures and Travels came up with this wonderful costume idea that that colorful and easy to put together.

To recreate this upside down Ice Cream Cone Costume you will need:

  1. White Tulle Bloom Skirt
  2. Mini Popsicle Sticks
  3. White Tee or Tank
  4. White Shoes
  5. Brown Paper
  6. Bobby Pins
  7. Colored Paints
  8. Safety Pins
  9. Hot Glue Gun

Cone: Cut a sheet of brown paper in half diagonally and roll into the shape of cone, secure with tape. Attach the cone to your hair using bobby pins, poking a hole threw each side of the paper cone and securing to your hair – or – use hot glue to glue the cone to a headband.

Sprinkles: Paint the mini popsicle sticks an assortment of bring colors and use hot glue to secure a safety pin to the back of each sprinkle. Attach the sprinkles to your outfit using the safety pins.

Spider Web Costume:


Pretty Plain Janes came up with this wonderful costume idea. This costume doesn’t require any sewing skill and is very easy to put together.

  1. 1 1/2 yards of 72″ felt (Used white here but black would work too – just make sure you purchase opposite yarn color)
  2. black yarn
  3. plastic spiders
  4. You will also need black shoes, something for you child to wear under costume, safety pin and a bobby pin or clip to attach spider for hair to.


  1. Fold your felt in half length wise.
  2. Take a pen and tie a piece of yarn measuring 24″ long around it. (This measurement is for a 5T size – adjust by a few inches for smaller or larger.) Place end of yarn not attached to pen in the center middle on folded side of felt. Stretch the pen the length of the yarn and mark a half circle on your felt holding onto the yarn end in the center middle the whole time.
  3. Take a large bowl and trace half circle sections on the rounded line that you marked with the yarn and pen.
  4. Take the same large bowl and place on middle of fold about 2 1/2″ in and trace that half circle (this will be the neck hole).
  5. Now cut following the guide of all the half circles you traced (including the neck).
  6. Unfold the felt and cut a slit up middle of one side only. (This side will be the back.)
  7. Grab your yarn and place one end on point of scallop and run the other all the way up to the neck – cut to length. Do this for every point around the “poncho”. You can space out the neck ends more evenly once you have them all cut to size. Once everything is spaced evenly hot glue each end.
  8. Now take the yarn and start at one open end of cape and run it lengthwise all the way around to the other open end, hot gluing when it intersects each yarn piece from step 7. I did this 3 times, which means I eyeballed the cape being divided by 4 as I was running the yarn around.
  9. Attach a spider to the cape using hot glue. Also attach one to a bobby pin or clip for the hair (if using).
  10. Dress your spider! You can hold the back closed with a bobby pin or hot glue some ribbon on each side and tie shut.

You can make the “web” with puffy paint as well. I am not a huge puffy paint fan so yarn it was for me. You could also get fancy with gems or sparkly embellishments of any sort. A fly would be fun too (I couldn’t find one unfortunately.)

Here is a helpful guide for the spider web poncho:


Spooky Spider Costume: 


Pretty Plain Janes again came up with this wonderful costume idea. To create this costume you will need.

  1. black long sleeve shirt
  2. black stocking cap (found mine at a dollar store)
  3. black women’s socks (the kind that have the “L” shape)
  4. 2 eyeballs (found mine at a dollar store
  5. black mittens (dollar store again)
  6. gift tissue, plastic bags or newspaper for stuffing
  7. a little bit of black ribbon or yarn
  8. You will also need dark pants (black works best but dark denim could work too), shoes, hot glue gun and glue for it.


  1. Stuff each sock with tissue, plastic bags, paper or whatever you have that will stuff a sock. I used one tissue paper for the foot of the sock and another for the part that goes up the leg.
  2. Hot glue (or sew) each sock to back of shirt making 4 “legs”.
  3. Attach each “leg”, starting with the arm of the shirt (because that’s a leg too), by taking ribbon or yarn and hot glueing it to the back of every limb. I left about 4″ of space between each leg.
  4. Take 2 eyeballs and attach to front of the hat with hot glue.
  5. Dress your spider (don’t forget the mittens)!
  6. To make this costume extra sturdy you could sew instead of hot glue. Would be a good idea especially if you have a little one who might tug at the legs.

DIY Queen Bee Costume:


  1. This costume you can you actually put together in the last minute, courtesy of Studio DIY. The detail picture instruction can be found at ehow.
  2. To create this imaginative great costume you will need:
  3. Gold metallic scrapbook paper or card stock
  4. Yellow and black pom poms
  5. Black pipe cleaners
  6. Shoe clips
  7. Headband
  8. Hot glue
  9. Scissors


  1. To make the crown, print out the crown template and cut it out. Trace the template on the back of gold paper and cut. Glue together to form a crown, using hot glue.
  2. Put a dot of hot glue on a large yellow pom pom and attach it to a black pipe cleaner, pinching the pom pom around the pipe cleaner to cover the end. Repeat to create a second antennae.
  3. Twist another pipe cleaner onto the bottom of the antennae to extend the length if necessary.
  4. Wrap the pipe cleaners and around the headband to secure the crown. You can add a dot of hot glue, if desired, for extra security.
  5. Glue small black pom poms around the base of the crown.
  6. To make the shoe clips, fold over a small piece of gold paper and draw a wing shape along the fold. Cut out.
  7. Hot glue the wings to the shoe clips, leaving the wings creased in the center.
  8. Add a large yellow pom and a small black pom along the center fold of the wings, securing with hot glue.
  9. Pair your crown and your bee-dazzled shoes with black and white stripes and a yellow skirt, and you have a buzz-worthy costume for all your Halloween festivities!

Mary Poppins Costume:


Just a spoonful of sugar … Ok, you might need a little than that. To recreate this DIY Mary Poppins costume, you only have to find some items from your closet and a few key accessories.

You will need:

  1. White blouse
  2. High-waisted black skirt
  3. Black tights
  4. Black pair of heels
  5. Red ribbon
  6. Large purse
  7. Umbrella
  8. Black hat
  9. Few flowers


  1. Tuck a white blouse into a high-waisted skirt with a full or a-line silhouette; wear both over tights and a pair of heels.
  2. Tie a red ribbon in a bow around the collar of your blouse.
  3. For accessories, carry a large purse and an umbrella, and stick a few flowers in a black hat with a round brim.

Wicket Witch Costume:


This costume is actually courtesy of me that I put together at the last minute last year with things in my closet. The only thing that I bought was the witch hat. This what I used to create the costume:

  1. Lace maxi dress. (I got mine from Forever 21 a while ago for $20+. You can get something similar at forever 21 for less then $25 or less than $28)
  2. Witch hat (I got mine at target for $6. You can get similar ones)
  3. Statement necklace (I wore my favorite Amrita Singh’s Reversible Bib statement necklace).


  1. Wear your lace dress
  2. Put on your witch hat
  3. Put on your statement necklace

You are now a stylish witch to party like crazy.

Hope your Halloween is fun and spooky at the same time.  Don’t forget to check out my Facebook Page and follow me on Instagram @allaboutme3181.

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