Each year my kids want me to dress up with them. But it seems that I have spent so much time preparing for the Halloween party we host at our house, and making sure they all have all the parts that they need for their costumes, that I don’t have much energy left to run out and get a costume for me. I remember one year though, when I raided my husbands closet and threw together a scarecrow costume in just a few minute – and the kids just loved it!
We were inspired by our own experiences to put together a series of costume ideas that were super simple for busy moms as a result.
We thought it would be fun to run a series of DIY costume ideas that women can put together either with:
- clothes from your own closet
- or, if you need to buy pieces for the costume they are things you can wear again in your “regular” life
This way you are not throwing money away on a costume you will wear one time only.
We have listed out each item needed for the costume below. You can use these as inspiration to find similar items in your own closet, or if you do not have something like it, we have linked each piece to someplace you will be able to find it online for a reasonable price.
Here is how to make a DIY 50’s Greaser Costume using your own clothes, or items you can buy and wear again in regular life:
As far as Makeup and hair, the cat eye was popular look for your eyeliner at this time. And a ponytail is a an easy way to wear your hair for this style too!
- You’re the One that I Flaunt Leggings (Modcloth) — $24.99 (or these ones on H&M for $5.99!)
- Striped Tee (Modcloth) — $24.99 (or H&M has striped tops starting at $6.99 here too)
- Charade Satin Ladie’s Jacket (Amazon) — $21.63
- Black Ankle Strap Heels (Modcloth) — $27.99 (or this pair for $11.99 on 6pm.com)
- Vintage Inspired Cat Eye Glasses (Amazon) — $9.99
- Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner (Amazon) — $4.17
Be sure to check out our other DIY costume ideas that women can put together with items in their closet or we have budget friendly options of where to buy the items (and then add them to your regular closet as well as use them on Halloween!).