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 Gypsy Costume using your own clothes, or items you can buy and wear again in regular life:
- Solid Wrap Maxi Skirt
- Cotton Off Shoulder Peasant Top
- Embellished Flip Flop Sandals (original item unavailable)
- Long Tassel Necklace
- 3 Piece Bangle Bracelets (or this coin bracelet and Coin Earrings )
- Lotus International Coin Belt
- Bohemian Floral Scarf (original item unavailable)
This costume is really so simple for busy moms. Here is an example of me throwing one together in just 10 minutes from my closet. I just added some heavier makeup then I may generally wear, tied a scarf around my head and added lots of jewelry, a peasant style blouse I had and a Maxi Skirt. You can use our idea listed above, or scrounge through your own closet to find these items. Its a great last minute costume you can put together in under 15 minutes!
(PS – yes, that is still the picture that came with the frame in the photo above – I have yet to change it out with my family photo a year later. Don’t judge – now you know why simple costumes that don’t take alot of time work well for me!)
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!