Sep 242008
 

These ten DIY ideas for homemade Halloween costumes are easy and simple – even for women who don’t like sewing or accessorizing! These costumes are perfect for October 31 costume parties, school events, and even trick or treating.

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Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women

Here’s the first easiest Halloween costume idea for women: be a Bubble Bath! Make a bubble bath Halloween costume by wearing white clothes with balloons attached all over your body. Get a baseball hat or toque (if you’re Canadian), and attach more small balloons. Complete your Halloween costume with whatever you normally use when you have a bath: soap on a rope, rubber ducks, candles, or loofah for your feet.

Another easy costume is to get a scary mask, and wear your bathrobe or nightgown. I also shared several Halloween costume ideas for plus size women, which may help you find something creative and interesting to wear on October 31.

When making your costume, remember one of my favourite quips: “Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”  ~ Mason Cooley. What story will you tell this Halloween?

The most important thing is time. The more time you have, the easier it’ll be to create a Halloween costume that tells the story you want it to tell. If you don’t have enough time to make your costume – at least three days, depending on how elaborate you want to get! – check out the New Halloween Costumes for Women on Amazon.

Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women

I added a few pictures of Halloween costumes from Amazon, to give you more ideas. For instance, Women’s Huntress Halloween Costume from InCharacter Costumes is awesome! It may be difficult to make at home – not exactly DIY unless you’re super creative. It comes with a hooded cape with chain closure, tunic dress with lace-up front, attached strap, printed gauntlets and waist cinching belt. The boots aren’t included. Many women who buy this Halloaween costume also get the men’s Robin Hood costume. Very romantic :-)

“Bag” Lady

Before the politically correct days, we used to call women living on the street “bag ladies.” This is a play on that: grab all the paper and plastic bags in your house, and tape them together to make a dress or outfit. This easy homemade Halloween costume for women can make an environmental statement, too – it’s not just about being a bag lady from the days of yore.

24 Carrots of Gold

Wear a gold or orange pantsuit or dress, and tie real carrots all over your body. This is a play on 24 Karat gold.

Alice in Wonderland

One of the easiest Halloween costumes for women, this just requires a light blue dress that has big puffy sleeves. Add white socks and black Baby Janes, and you’re Alice!

The Batman Arkham City Adult Harley Quinn Costume isn’t exactly Alice in Wonderland, and it may not be an easy homemade Halloween costume for a woman who doesn’t normally dress like a biker! But it’s kinda fun and tough. If I didn’t have the body of a short curvy 44 year old woman, I’d love to wear it!

Dolls R Us

Get painters’ coveralls, and pin big and little baby dolls all over your body. Wear a sign that says “Dolls R Us” or “All Dolled Up.” This is sort of a play on the Toys R Us store.

Baby Girl

This is my least favourite Halloween costume for women, but it was submitted by a reader so I feel obliged to include it. It’s easy to make at home, that’s for sure. Wear a nightgown and slippers, put dabs of red rouge on your cheeks, pull your hair back with a purple ribbon, and stick a pacifier in your mouth. You’re a baby, girl!

Want to be a beef taco for Halloween? Read Food Costumes You Can Make at Home.

Poem – a super easy Halloween costume for women

Have you ever seen those little fridge magnets, all with a different word on them? It’s called magnetic poetry, I think, and you can get different themes. To be a poem for Halloween – which I think is an easy homemade costume for women – simply glue those little fridge magnets all over a white body suit. You can make sentences, or paste the words randomly.

Birthday Girl

This is a super easy Halloween costume – buy a birthday kit from the dollar store (the one that includes paper napkins, tablecloth, birthday hats, plates, etc). Glue all those cheap birthday items to a form-fitting track or body suit. Don’t forget to wear a birthday hat! In some Halloween circles, this costume is also known as Birthday Suit.

Halloween costumes for women

Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women

Biker Babe

This is two easy costumes in one: a baby costume and a biker costume. Dress in traditional baby gear (eg, diaper, baby bottle, baby bonnet, baby rattle) and traditional biker chick garb (eg, leather jacket, red bandana, biker boots). You’re a biker, babe!

Finding an easy Halloween costume that suits your personality style isn’t always a simple task. You want to be comfortable in the costume you choose to wear, and it may take the sewing skills of a seamstress to make it the way you want it! I love ornate embroidered clothes, but I’d never spend the time it takes to make a homemade embroidered Halloween costume, no matter how much time I had to create it.

Be careful with tinted contact lenses as part of your Halloween costume

If your normally blue eyes would look better if they were white, black, or orange for Halloween, be very careful about wearing colored contact lenses! Contact lenses should never be worn without a prescription from a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist. In fact, it is against the law to sell decorative contact lenses without a prescription.

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Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women

Non-prescription Halloween contacts come in such colors as white zombie, red vampire and “sexy sapphire.” They are sold illegally in beauty shops, costume stores and over the internet. Many buyers are teenagers and young adults. When purchased without a prescription, these lenses may not be fitted properly, and buyers usually do not receive proper instruction on how to care for and wear contacts. Users might, for example, use the wrong solution, share with a friend, wear improperly, fail to disinfect or use tap water rather than contact lens solution.

Improper use of decorative contact lenses as part of your homemade Halloween costume for women can cause inflammation and infections, making eyes red and painful. Even when these complications are treated, there’s still a risk that scar tissue could permanently impair vision and require a corneal transplant. Even when worn for a relatively short period of time, such as during a Halloween party, decorative contact lenses can damage your eyes if not used properly.

Tinted or decorative contact lenses may seem like a lot of fun, but they’re not worth the risk. Never wear a contact lens, whether for vision correction or for decoration, without a prescription.

For more homemade Halloween costumes for women, read Book Character Halloween Costumes – it’s my second most popular article about Halloween.

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These ten DIY ideas for homemade Halloween costumes are easy and simple - even for women who don't like sewing or accessorizing! These costumes are perfect for October 31 costume parties, school events, and even trick or treating.
laurie pawlik kienlenI'm Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen - bookworm, travel bug, flute player, writer, blogger, warrior princess. :-) My husband and I live in Vancouver, Canada with our cat and dogs.

Are you happy? My Grade 10 Social Studies teacher always asked me that. And I am happy, despite a hard childhood (schizophrenic mom, no dad, foster homes), infertility, an eating disorder, and a chronic illness. The source of my peace and joy is God; I'm a Christian. Where do you find peace?

I welcome your big and little comments below, about big or little things. I can't give you advice, but writing can give you clarity and insight.

In peace and passion...Laurie

  65 Responses to “10 Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women”

  1. Taking pictures for these Halloween costumes – especially at each stage of creation – is a really good idea. Now if I could only find the time to actually make each of these costumes and take pictures of them…

  2. A very good list of easy Halloween costumes for women. Now if you have a picture or if someone can send you the picture of what they have done along this article it would be a better list. Usually people like to see how Halloween costumes look before start to create it.

  3. This has been my most popular Halloween costume article, and women seem to start planning their costumes in the spring and summer!

    If you have any tips for creative easy homemade Halloween costumes for women, please share here…

  4. I’d love to know how to make a cheap easy but flirty pirate costume;D any ideas ?!

  5. I think we should throw a Halloween party this year. I’ve only been to about 2 or 3 in my adult life, and I’m tired of waiting to get an invitation! It’s time to take Halloween into my own hands…