10 DIY Halloween Costumes For Women This Coming Halloween

Cheap and easy costume ideas: Halloween does not need to be expensive.

By Sylvia Epie
10 DIY Halloween Costumes For Women This Coming Halloween

Trending Halloween Costumes From 2018 As Reference

Ladies, it’s that time of the year again! When you’re getting ready for Halloween with pumpkin carvings, creepy decorations, and fun recipes. You’re all set, everything is under control but your costume game is not quite on point yet, you can’t seem to decide on what it’s gonna be this year, everything you like is way too expensive for your budget or maybe you’re more of the creative type who wants something out of the box, well, no worries we’ve got you covered. Here’s a collection of some of the most creative and easy to achieve DIY Halloween costumes for you to slay this year.

From trendy to classic and smart, there’s a lot to choose from, a fabulous costume does not have to be expensive, you can follow our tutorial videos to create a gorgeous costume with what you already have in your closet or at a very affordable cost. Let’s take a closer look:

1. Daenerys Targaryen Costume

The mother of dragons and silver-haired queen from the epic Tv show Game of Thrones continues to be one of the most trending costumes for women. This warrior queen who is out to save the world and take what is rightfully hers - the iron throne, inspires lots of women. Throughout the show she goes through lots of costume changes, this is one of her early costumes from season 1. It is easy to make and affordable, all you need to nail this look is a pretty blue dress, a golden chain belt, and a long blonde wig. Channel your inner warrior queen with this costume.

Blue flowy dress ($25, Amazon)
- Golden belt ($14, Amazon) 
- Braided blonde wig ($22, Amazon)

2. Dancer Emoji Costume

We’ve all used this beautiful dancer emoji more than once, this is the time to recreate it. The salsa dancing red dress lady emoji is easy to pull off, you’ll need a sexy red dress, heels and one or two salsa moves to nail the part. If you already own a red dress then you’re good to go. If not you can get one and a pair of dancing heels to finish the look. Don’t forget to let your hair down for the full effect. This look is sexy and takes very little work to achieve, although people may not know who you are from the beginning, when you tell them they'll get it.

3. Marilyn Monroe Costume

An all-time favorite that never gets old, this Marilyn Monroe costume is a classic. This is one of those costumes every woman has to try at least once, it’s iconic and exudes confidence. To make things better you don’t need to break the bank to achieve this look, it will cost you next to nothing. The most important piece you’ll need is a flared white mini dress, add a blonde wig, high heels, her signature red lipstick and you’re ready to hit the town. And as Marilyn Monroe would say “I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”    

4. Smarty Pants Costume

Want a costume that screams ‘’ I think outside the box’’ here you go, this smarty-pants costume is great for all the female geeks who want to stay true to who they are this Halloween season. It’s an awesome and funny idea plus a good pun. Take a pack of Smarties candies and use glue dots or double-sided tape to attach them to a pair of jeans. No need to buy a new pair of jeans, you can use what you already have and the deal is done. Get a t-shirt with a geeky message, a pair of glasses and a book to make a statement.

5. Instagram Dog Filter Costume

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past years you must have come across if not used the Instagram dog filter. To make this costume, take a screenshot of your filter and make an easy costume by printing out the image on thick board and cutting it out the dog ears and nose to suit your face. Then, use makeup and accessories to recreate the filter's effects and you’re good to go with this next to no cost Halloween costume.

10 DIY Halloween Costumes (with Video/ Instructions)

DIY costumes are way better than store-bought ones, especially if you opt for a costume that is unique and clever. With a DIY costume, there’s practically no chance of you running into someone with the same outfit, unlike shop bought which will have many of the same costumes. Even if you create your outfit last minute, you stand a chance of having an outstanding costume. Here are some of our best picks of easy to make and low budget Halloween costumes for this year you can choose from, all you have to do is follow the instructions in the tutorial video to pull off the look of your choice.

6. Wonder Woman

Another badass female warrior to help channel your inner superpowers, she’s peaceful, diplomat and a raging warrior at the same time. The 2017 version, revamped her retro outfit into a fierce and sexy piece that enhances her inner strength, her costume is a statement. This impressive costume is easier than it looks, most of it is hand made and what’s left is makeup, follow this tutorial video to see how you can recreate this look in less than no time this Halloween.

7. Queen of Hearts Costume

To become the Queen of hearts in your Halloween party without breaking the bank, this is what you need. First of all, you'll have to get a cheap black corset which you’ll color in stripes with gold paint, you also need cardboard and gold glitter for the crown, some makeup, and a stick. This costume can be pieced together from items you already own.

8. Creepy Stitched Doll

Remember those creepy stitched dolls that made you scream out of fear when you were a kid? Well, this is the time to face your fear, those dolls are kind of sexy in a creepy way, so you get to shoot two birds with one stone. You’ll need a little white doll-like dress, heels and a lot of makeup to get the desired effect. With a few simple items and some creativity, you'll be looking like a scary doll in no time.

9. DIY Minion Costume from Despicable Me

Have you been dreaming of looking like a cute little minion? Well, here’s your chance. This costume is easy to make, cheap and a guaranteed hit amongst your friends and family, after all, who doesn’t like minions? Those little funny and naughty creatures that are always up to one silly prank or another. For this look, you’ll need a bright yellow t-shirt, yellow beanie, black pipe cleaners, blue jeans overalls, goggles, a pair of sneakers and some makeup. 

10.No Sew Cleopatra Costume

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to dress up as the great Cleopatra, the beautiful queen who marked ancient history with her sizzling love story with Marc Anthony. This costume is pretty straight forward and requires no sewing at all. It’s ideal for a last-minute Halloween costume because it’s fast and easy to pull off. Follow the steps in the tutorial for the best DIY Cleopatra costume. 

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Halloween is a unique opportunity for you to be whoever or whatever you want, from a superhero to a warrior queen, a fairy, your favorite cartoon character, a legend or celebrity, it’s all up to you and how creative you want to be. Just bear in mind that whatever you choose does not have to make your wallet bleed, you have an option to DIY your costume and makeup. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re not the arts and crafts type, you could be guided to create an amazing Halloween costume all by yourself, plus it won’t hurt to wow your friends and family with your very own DIY costume. What are you waiting for?