Out of time and/or money to put together a costume for Halloween? Don't give up! You can make a variety of interesting and creepy Halloween costumes just by raiding your closet. Here are a couple good ideas for simple but effective costumes.
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While many people may naturally look like they're from "Jersey Shore", perhaps you want to artificially make yourself look like it by dressing up in a Snooki costume this Halloween. If you do, take a look at this video tutorial to find out how to do your hair, makeup, and outf ...more
The robes of the Jedi and Sith are great bases for all sorts of Star Wars costumes. If you have some DIY flair and want to make your own Star Wars costume for Halloween or cosplay watch this video to learn how to make your own Jedi or Sith robes, depending on your character.
Are you looking for World of Warcraft costume ideas for Halloween? Take a look at this makeup tutorial to find out what steps you'll need if you want to look like a Night Elf with different kinds of makeup. You'll need either purple or blue colors most likely.
If you're feeling catty this Halloween, try to build your own Catwoman costume. This guide will show you how to do the makeup for a Catwoman costume, and show you what clothes and materials you will need to create the rest of the Catwoman outfit.
If you love Angry Birds, why not dress up as one for Halloween? This makeup tutorial will show you how to use makeup to look like the red bird from Angry Birds. You'll need several different colors of makeup pencils in order to get the look right. Once you apply it, your Angry ...more
This Halloween, show your love for Hello Kitty by creating your own Hello Kitty costume, complete with makeup and clothes. This guide will show you how to apply the right kinds of makeup to give your face the right look, including the Hello Kitty whiskers. Don't forget the bow!
This is quite possibly the most disturbing Halloween costume ever. Seriously. It nailed creepy down to a tee. A friend of Redditor YouHadMeAtBacon did this gory unzipped zipper face makeup, and it's by far the best I've ever seen. Unzipped Zipperfaces in Action The following ...more
Do you want to dress up as your favorite singer for Halloween? This tutorial shows you how to dress up like Ke$ha for Halloween. The Kesha costume is very easy to put together and only requires a little bit of makeup and clothing to put together. Be sure not to get any glitter ...more
If you're thinking of going royal this Halloween, take a look at this tutorial to find out how to get your Kate Middleton makeup set for your costume. It will show you exactly what eyeliner, brushes, and blush you will need to look just like Kate this Halloween.
Do you want to be a valkyrie, an angel, or some other winged deity this Halloween? If your costume requires angel wings, why not make your own? This guide will shows how to make angel wings using materials at home. Video: .
Whether or not you enjoyed the "Flinstones" TV series or movies, you have to admit that Betty Rubble's blue sheath and perky blue head bow are adorable. Dress up like this prehistoric diva this Halloween by watching this tutorial by DIY maven Gianny L. Using only a robin's eg ...more
Kim Kardashian got a lot of attention for her Wonder Woman costume. If you want to try to replicate her look this Halloween, this makeup tutorial will show you how to dress up like Kim Kardashian's Wonder Woman. It's like two costumes in one!
Looking to be Nicki Minaj this Halloween? Take a look at this guide on recreating her look, complete several steps on how to apply the makeup that Nicki Minaj wears. You'll want to keep an eye out for jumpers and rompers for the outfit.
I'm sorry. I'm trying to avoid the Halloween kick, but this is the only holiday I actually like. This isn't the most in-depth article, but you'll get the idea. This can be used to make a lot of cool variations on this same concept.
Think you might like to dress like Playboy Bunny in the tradition of Debbie Harry this Halloween? Let this Halloween how-to be your guide. In it, you'll find detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to achieve a convincing and eye-catching Playboy Bunny look.
In a costume rut? This year, dream up a cool outfit that's equal parts trick and treat. There are plenty of ways to get creative with Halloween costumes. Check out this how-to video and learn how to brainstorm ideas for Halloween costumes.
If you're looking for a last minute way to transform yourself into a zombie, take a look at this guide on a quick and easy DIY zombie costume. You should be able to make this with things you already have at your house. You'll only need 30 minutes or so to get ready for the Hal ...more
Dress up as America's favorite soccer mom this year by going with a Sarah Palin costume. This tutorial will show you how to do your hair like Sarah Palin. After you're finished with the hair, you'll just need a wool coat, some red heels, and a pair of glasses.
In this clip, learn the easiest way to sew a tail onto a costume. Whether you are dressing as a bunny, bear, lion, tiger or anything else with an animal bum, check out this tutorial. This video covers fluffy tails like rabbits and long tails like cats and tigers. Have fun!
If you love Minecraft, and you're trying to find out what to dress up as for Halloween, try building a Creeper head. If you wear a green shirt, you'll have the perfect Minecraft costume. You can even reuse the Creeper costume for cosplaying at your next convention. Video: . If ...more
Sometimes tragedy inspires comedy. Point fingers at those responsible for the oil spill catastrophe this Halloween with Instrutables member frenzy's easy instructions for making your very own (and very sardonic) BP Oil Spill Clean Up Costume. You Will Need: 1 White jumpsuit ...more
Want to go as a comic book character this Halloween? Then forget about the cheesy spandex pants and ridiculous headpieces. Dress up as a comic book character literally ripped off the pages by creating this comic book look inspired by artist Roy Lichtenstein's "Crying Girl." A ...more
In these Halloween costume videos, learn how to dress up like the man who sold the world a new identity every ten years or so. Whatever music, fashion, or art decade you decide to portray Bowie in, things should all be hunky dory. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a David Bowie Hallo ...more
Unlike your more artistically-minded friends who've been working on their homemade, hand-stitched, conceptually-brilliant Halloween costumes since May, you need to put together a last-minute costume in a matter of hours. What can you possibly do if you're cheap, kind of lazy, ...more
I want my Halloween costume to take as little effort as possible and be cheap—extremely cheap. That means I don't want to pay 50 bucks for some costume online or spend all day playing with liquid latex, and I most definitely do not want to visit a super crowded costume store i ...more
If you still have no idea what to wear for Halloween, but don't want to spend a lot of money or time putting together a costume that doesn't completely suck, welcome to the club. Last year, I shared a roundup on truly last-minute Halloween costumes for the cheap and lazy, and ...more
Who doesn't love The Lego Movie? With a theme song that shouts the film's awesomeness, becoming one of its brick-bodied, eternally happy characters is everyone's dream. If you've ever relied on scissors and tape to craft your Halloween costume, get ready: creating a costume b ...more
The Maze Runner tells the story of an unpredictable maze designed to kill. If you're looking for a Halloween costume that's both dark and deadly, the film offers a great option. With its cast of mostly male characters clothed in plain, well-worn clothes, creating an awesome T ...more
Emojis have transformed the way we laugh and cry, tell stories, give responses, and express excitement to get a drink after work — without any actual text required. Heck, in an incredibly meta move, the Oxford Dictionary even named the "Face with Tears of Joy" emoji as their w ...more
"In honor of swine flu season, here is a project for all those face masks!" Instructables member Heidi Wickersham offers up a great Halloween project for those leftover swine flu masks. Click through for instructions on making Heidi's designs (or invent a design of your own). ...more
The video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" got its fair share of attention due to the three topless models who star in it. In the second version, they're covered up, but just barely. Both the song lyrics and the lack of clothing sparked plenty of debate, controversy and even ...more
Used Venetian Statue Costume, stone-spray painted wings, and lots of make up & silver hair spray to complete the look for my Doctor Who Weeping Angel Costume!
I'm always looking for the easiest and quickest way to dress up for Halloween. It has been one of my favorite holidays for years, but I absolutely hate having to buy a costume—or even worse—spending hours on end trying to make one myself. Luckily, there are a few badass Hallo ...more
Halloween costumes have gotten pretty boring. Most women dress up as a "slutty (insert occupation here)" and the costumes have started to all look alike. Not that there's anything wrong with wearing something skimpy, it just feels like somewhere along the line we lost all crea ...more
Since its debut, retro thriller Stranger Things and its characters have become ingrained in our popular culture — especially the telekinetic Eleven. For cosplayers, it didn't take long before they grabbed their boxes of frozen Eggo waffles, blonde wigs (or bald caps), and pink ...more
Get ready to cook up a winning costume this Halloween. Turn this tasty treat into an awesome outfit with the help of Lisa Bleyaert in this how-to video. You will need a black long sleeve shirt, black leggings, black shoes, a utility knife, red foam board, a piece of paper, a m ...more
Michael Myers from the Halloween movie franchise might be one of the scariest villains ever to be depicted on screen. He is a popular Halloween costume choice, but most of the newer masks and other costume products made of Mike Myers are not very faithful to the original—or th ...more
It's been a few years since Finding Nemo became the highest-grossing animated film of all time, but it's cultural appeal lingers on. If you want to capture some of that Nemo cuteness for your Halloween costume, watch this video to learn how to make a really cute Nemo costume w ...more
This week Threadbanger is teaming up with IndyMogul to show you how to make a Bigfoot costume for Halloween. Watch Threadbanger build the suit using recycled fur jackets, then head over to IndyMogul.com to learn how to make the head,hands and feet to complete the look. You can ...more
No one in their right mind would ever volunteer to be one of the Red Shirts, the security officers from Star Trek who so often died during the crew's away missions. Well, it is a pretty easy-to-make and easy to recognize costume, so it might be a good choice for your next nerd ...more
Turn yourself into an Aphrodite or Artemis this Halloween! You don't even need a pattern to make yourself a sexy Greek goddess costume! All you need are a few yards of your favorite fabric, some chantilly lace for a wrap, and a laurel leaf crown to top it all off!
There's no doubt about it: Uhura from "Star Trek" is one hot, fiery femme fatale. Played by Zoe Saldana in the movie version, she's an intelligent babe who sticks with flattering but minimal makeup and form-fitting dresses. Dress up as this sexy Star Trek character this Hallo ...more
Really the question is why you WOULDN'T want to look like a greek goddess for Halloween. After all, many of them, like Aphrodite and Eos, are damn near perfect in all their glowing gorgeousness, at least we assume from the artistic depictions. If you want to look ravishingly ...more
This Halloween, don't pass up the chance to dress up like the diva everyone is talking about— Lady Gaga. But you don't have to spend tons of money to get Lady Gaga's extravagant (in a weird context) look. You can recycle your way there with this recycled Lady Gaga Halloween ou ...more
Remember Mortal Kombat? If you're in your early twenties then you grew up on the stuff in the early and mid nineties, and the franchise was seriously as big as "Twilight" is now. Pay homage to those wonderful days of yonder by dressing up as the kick ass fighter Sub Zero for ...more
Before Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan there was the original "Batman" with with George Clooney as the masked hero and Uma Thurman as the villainous Poison Ivy. While the movie is ranked as one of the worst superhero flicks of all time, Uma Thurman's getup was probably on ...more
In this video series our paint and costume expert, Matt Cail, walk you through every step of creating your mime Halloween costume from the paint to the pants to the gloves. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a mime costume for Halloween. Make a mime costume for Halloween - Part 2 of 1 ...more
In this video series, learn how to make an easy homemade zombie costume. Matt Cail shows you step-by-step instruction for making this Halloween costume. Learn how to transform old shirts and pants into a zombie costume. He shows you how to cut, apply dirt, and stain blood all ...more
Matt Cail shows you how to make a great yet in-expensive werewolf costume. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a werewolf costume for Halloween. Make a werewolf costume for Halloween - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a werewolf costume for Hall ...more
In this video series, watch as makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to make a sexy nurse costume. Learn where to find the clothes, how to do the makeup, and how to present yourself as a sexy nurse. Let the experts at ExpertVillage remind you that the only thing better than a nu ...more
In this video series, watch as makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to make a Druid costume and do Druid makeup. Learn how to find the robe, apply the Celtic lettering to the forehead, find props, and how to distinguish a Druid costume from a monk costume. The Druids don't have ...more
Buying an expensive Halloween costume you're only going to use once isn't always the best financial decision. Instead, watch this video to find out how to make an easy Halloween costume. This costume idea lets you dress up as a nerd by using a few clothing items from home.
Looking for an easy last minute Halloween costume idea? With Batman more popular than ever, this how-to video from Gianny L shows how to convert an old pair of black jeans, a black leotard, and black leather, pleather, or shiny pants into a Catwoman costume. There isn't too m ...more
Learn how to make a sexy witch costume for Halloween with Gianny L! In order to make any great Halloween costume, begin with a big, old piece of clothing and some craft supplies. This instructional video will show you how to make a sexy witch costume that does not require any ...more
There is no doubt that Olivia Wilde is one of the most beautiful looking women in Hollywood today. If you want to replicate that look with an Olivia Wilde Halloween costume, you'll need to watch this makeup tutorial to find out how to get her look.
Need a last-minute costume for Halloween or a party? Well yee-haw, pard'ner, you can slap together a cowboy outfit in no time. Watch this how-to video to learn how put a cowboy costume with items you have around the house. All you need for your costume is: jeans, flannel shirt ...more
Are you a fan of Lady Gaga? If so, why not dress up in a Lady Gaga costume this Halloween? This tutorial will show you how to put together a complete costume, including outfit, makeup, and hair so that you'll look just like her.
Its almost about that time, do you know what your going as for Halloween? If you're still unsure, watch this how-to video as Rob gives some old curtains some new life and turns them into the quintessential Halloween robe. Good for warlocks, witches, reapers and creepers. Watch ...more
Would you believe us if we said you could put together a last minute Halloween costume in less than two minutes? The very idea sounds preposterous, but we're not bluffing. Simply check out this DIY video to learn how to put together a Greek goddess costume in less time than i ...more