Admit it, one of the best things about Halloween is dressing up. While some usually pick their costumes well in advance, some of us actually wait until the day before Halloween to put together the perfect look. If you belong to the latter category, rest assured that you still have time for a costume. Really! You need not spend any more of your time googling costume ideas. To help you, we have come up with a few DIY costume ideas. Not only are they quick and easy to do, but they also come without the scary price tag you dread.
1. Queen Bee
If you're looking out to have a buzz-worthy Halloween, dress as Queen Bee.
Requirements: a printable crown template, gold scrapbook paper, pom poms in yellow and black, shoe clips, a head band, hot glue, scissors and black pipe cleaners.
To make the crown, trace the template on the template on the back of the gold paper and cut it out. Using hot glue, fix the two ends together.
To create the antennae, apply some hot glue on a large yellow pom pom. Pinching the pom pom, attach it to a black pipe cleaner. Repeat for the second.
Leaving a bit of pipe cleaner hanging out at the base, attach the antennae to the inside of the crown, using glue.
Next, wrap the pipe cleaners around the headband to secure the crown. If required, add a dot of hot glue.
Next, attach the wings to the shoe clips using hot glue. Add a large yellow pom pom and a smaller black pom pom to the centre.
For the ears, you require a thin headband, four black pipe cleaners, black fabric and sewing supplies.
Cross one pipe cleaner over the other before you twist them together at the top.
Next, twist the pipe cleaners tightly on the side of the headband. Repeat for the other side.
For something simple, try this bat costume. If you have a black dress already, you're halfway there. For the other half, you need jersey knit black fabric, a thicker black fabric, some elastic, a headband and hot glue.
For the ears, cut out four triangles of your thicker black fabric. Sew the right sides of the fabric together, leaving the bottom open. Next, turn your bat ears right-side out.
For those of you who cannot get over the Pokemon fever, this one is for you.
Like in the case of the dancing emoji costume, you can wear cothing you already own. A red top and white skirt work fine.
For the belt, you require minimal effort. You need black felt, white felt, scissors and a glue gun.
First, cut out strips of black felt and join them together. Once complete, measure it around your waist.
Taking another piece of black felt, trace a circle around it. Cut it out. On the white felt, trace a circle that is smaller than the black one. Cut it out. Using the glue gun. Paste the white circle on the black.
5. Snapchat Filter
If you're obsessed with Snapchat, you need not restrict your favorite filters to photos. This Halloween, you can actually wear them as a costume. Here are a few you can DIY:
The Flower Crown
To make this you need wire, green tape, scissors and flowers in different sizes.
After making a crown shape using the wire, cover it with green tape.
For the puppy dog filter, you will need felt (in several colors), headband, scissors, wooden skewers, wardrobe tape and a hot glue gun.
In order to achieve this, simply cut out puppy ears and features from felt. Using the glue gun, attach the ears to the headband. To attach the puppy nose onto your own, use wardrobe tape.
Which one are you wearing this Halloween? Let us know below!