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 thought it would be fun to run a series of DIY costume ideas that women can put together either with:
a) clothes from their own closet,
or b) 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 Flapper Costume using your own clothes, or items you can buy and wear again in regular life:
- Flapper Girl Dress Options
- Ollio Glitter Ankle Strap Heels
- Feather Flapper Headband
- Long Black Gloves
- 1928 FIligree Earrings
- Tassel Necklace
You can go all out on your make up with fake eyelashes, smoky eyes and red lips – or you can just do your make-up however you would do it any day. Its really a very versatile costume. You can slick your hair down or do pin curls like in the 1920’s (bobs where big too), or just put the flapper headband over your head with your everyday hair style (the Huffington Post did put out this piece on hair styles in the 1920’s if you want some inspiration). I think this is a fun costume as you could even find a favorite little black dress and go that route – and have a great dress that works for a long time in your closet.
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!).
Here are some of the ones we’ve shared::
- DIY Audrey Hepburn Costume
- DIY Flapper Costume
- DIY Black Cat Costume
- DIY Gypsy Costume
- DIY Minnie Mouse Costume
- DIY Scarecrow Costume
- DIY Greaser Costume
- DIY Disney’s Wendy Costume
- DIY Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Costume
- DIY Ballerina Costume
We also have lots of great Halloween deals as well, with kids costume ideas, candy deals & candy alternatives and more!