10 DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s about that time of the year – every college student’s favorite holiday. With the Spooky Season in full effect, you and your friends have probably already started thinking about your Halloween costumes. But let’s face it, a cool and unique costume can end up costing more than your tuition! So why pay for something you may already have in your dorm, apartment, or house? Cappex is here to save the day with 10 awesome Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume ideas!

1. Waldos and Wendas

Red and striped shirt. Red beanie. Jeans. Black-rimmed glasses. Your camera around your neck. A cane – if you’re really into it. Done! Just make sure your friends can find you.


2. Any Animal with Ears

One of the oldest and easiest costumes in the Halloween book. Pair your favorite animal ears with a cute outfit and voila, you’re a giraffe for the day!

giraffe ears

3. A Bunch of Grapes

Being a bunch of grapes is so simple! Put on a purple or green shirt, matching leggings if you have them, and inflate the color-coordinated balloons.  Use safety pins to attach them to your shirt, but be careful not to pop them! Bring some extra balloons along wherever you go, just in case your bunch of grapes turns into a bunch of raisins.

bunch o grapes

4. Revenge of the Nerds

Fellas, grab all your buddies and hitch those pants well above your waist, button your shirt to the top button, and buckle on those suspenders. Don’t forget your black-rimmed glasses, pocket protectors, pens, calculators, and color knee socks. If you’re feeling really nerdy, put some tape on your glasses. This also makes a cute couple costume!


5. Polaroid Picture

Create this costume in an instant. Simply cut out a square shape from a white foam board that’s large enough to frame your head and shoulders and voila! Use a colorful background for extra effect. Make sure to take a photo of yourself as a photo!


6. The Brawny Man

Impress the ladies with clothing you likely already have in your closet. This costume could also double as a lumberjack if you want to carry an ax around all night!

brawny man

7. Rosie the Riveter

Denim shirt. Red bandana. Red lipstick. The biceps are DIY.


8. Mario Kart

Ever dreamed of living in the world of Nintendo’s Mario Kart? October 31st is when dreams come true.


9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Leonardo. Michelangelo. Donatello. Raphael. Us ‘90’s babies grew watching them. Why not be them for a night? Take an aluminum foil serving tray and spray paint it, find a green t-shirt in your closet, and buy the appropriate color headband for your ninja turtle!

ninja turtles

10. Words with Friends

Turn this awesome Scrabble-like game into a group costume! Wear all black and pick your favorite letter.

words with friends

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