DIY Funny Halloween Costumes

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DIY Funny Halloween Costumes
Do-it-yourself Halloween costumes are fun and inexpensive to make. (Pencile draw venice carnival mystery image by Lovrencg from

Halloween is your opportunity to let your imagination run rampant as you craft the perfect costume. Designing a clever outfit can be easy and inexpensive. Your chief investment is the time you spend rifling through closets and drawers. The do-it-yourself route is a compromise between sewing a complicated costume and grabbing something off a retailer's shelf. Some ideas for DIY funny Halloween costumes include a chick magnet for a man, Minnie Mouse for a woman and zookeeper for a child. Static cling is another DIY Halloween costume option for a man or woman.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • For Chick Magnet: Paper or fabric, tape, small stuffed chicks, small magnets
  • For Minnie Mouse: Black and white bodice, patterned skirt, fishnet hosiery, white socks, black shoes, red bow, mouse ears
  • For Zoo Keeper: Khaki, helmet, stuffed animals, butterfly net, Swedish fish candies, silk flower pedals
  • For Static Cling: Either all-white or all-black clothing, dryer sheets, socks, underwear, safety pins, hairspray

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    Chick Magnet

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    Make a giant horseshoe-shaped magnet out of fabric or paper so that you can hang it around your neck. Find some little stuffed chicks to attach to your handmade magnet. Place smaller magnets across your clothing with tape or string.

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    Grab some classic men's clothing, such as a shirt, a pair of jeans and some sneakers. Enhance your wardrobe with some wild-coloured tennis shoes or a loud shirt.

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    Add some swagger to your step to let the other party guests know that the iconic ladies' man has arrived in fashion and is ready to start attracting the lovely lasses with his chick magnets.

    Minnie Mouse

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    Find a white blouse to wear under a black sweater or vest. Choose a skirt with a bright pattern. Polka dots are traditional for Minnie Mouse, but she wore various printed skirts so anything bright will work.

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    Step into some black fishnet hosiery, white stocks and patent-leather shoes.

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    Complete this mouse costume with a red bow and mouse ears. You can kick things up a notch by drawing a mouse nose and whiskers on your face with some Halloween make-up.


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    Dress your youngster in khaki and a safari helmet.

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    Attach small stuffed animals everywhere: on his helmet, on his shirt, and to his belt. Even have them coming out of her pockets.

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    Give him a butterfly net to carry. Place flower pedals or Swedish fish candies to the netting to give the appearance of butterflies.

    Static Cling

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    Dress in either black or white from head to toe.

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    Use safety pins to affix dryer sheets to your shirt and trousers. Attach a wild assortment of clothing items as well, such as socks and underwear.

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    Get your hair to stand upward by using a lot of hairspray. This will complete your look as the personification of static electricity.

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