DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

This is the second in the serious of DIY Halloween costume ideas, the first published as a guest post last year which sparked some interest.

Halloween isn't quite as popular on the costume front in Australia as it is in North America, but as far as I'm concerned, any excuse for a dress up should be celebrated!

With Halloween fast approaching, browsing such sites as brings forth interesting outfit ideas (quite fond of the roaring twenties outfits myself), and then there are some other DIY costumes seen around the internet which prove a little creativity can go a mighty long way.

One of the most outstanding and beautiful costumes I've seen; Meagan's Princes Merida costume, which derives from Disney's movie Brave:

Cindy from Upcycled Design Lab's really cute Minnie Mouse Outfit is made from all sorts of thrifted and recycled bits and pieces:

On the cute front, Jordan's Little Artist Costumes are the most adorable children's outfits, and cost her less than $15 each:

Lastly, unfortunately I didn't take a photograph, but on a visit to ComicCon in Melbourne this year a  costume that looked fantastic yet simple to put together, a female version of Raoul Duke based on Hunter S. Thompson's fictional character from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (played in the movie by Johnny Depp). 

:: Raoul Duke ::

Here's how a Raoul Duke outfit could be put together, products shown here are from etsy but could be found in thrift stores or borrowed:

:: Safari Hat ::

Have you seen, made or put together any interesting costumes recently? Will you be dressing up for Halloween? Do tell!



Patti said...

love the Hunter S Thompson costume!

Glamour Drops said...

This is great! I so wish we did a bit more of the fun side of Halloween in Australia. I generally throw a dinner party every year, and it always amazes me just how much adults enjoy putting together their costumes. Perhaps it is something that we never grow out of. Some great ideas here.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh my goodness that wee Frida costume is simply the best! xx

AdinB said...

Those are some cute Halloween Costume Idea. I am not sure if we will be dressing up, but thinking of Bonnie and Clyde maybe? hahahahaha.. The kids, I am not sure.

Unknown said...

Thanks for featuring my Mini Mouse costume. I enjoyed your post.

Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

Unknown said...

These are fantastic! that little Frida is adorable!

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