Get Creative with Your Halloween Costume


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I grew up in a household where making your own Halloween costume was the norm. Each year, we had to think long and hard about what we really wanted to be, and then figure out how to make it happen. I’ve been a tractor, a Coke bottle, a clown, a prize pig, a princess, and so many other great characters. Half the fun of dressing up is the effort involved in creating the actual costume. Now I know many of y’all would rather just walk into a store, pick out a costume, and walk right back out of that store as fast as possible, but today I thought I’d share a few costumes that I think are pretty special. Whether you buy them online or recreate them in your own unique way is up to you. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I just think it would be a shame for any of y’all to be lacking in the costume department.


Grease Beauty School Dropout Women’s Costume

Throw some curlers in your hair and make a salon cape out of a trash bag. You can even make little snaps out of silver colored paper or tin foil to adhere to the cape.

Grease Beauty School Dropout Women's Costume

Sexy Pinata Costume

Tissue paper is your friend. Or if you really want to get wild, buy a bunch of cheap felt and break out the hot glue gun.
Sexy Pinata Costume

Women’s 80’s Workout Girl

A swim suit, some tights, knee socks with the feet cut out, and an old sweatshirt are all that is required for this costume. Dig around in the back of your bathroom drawer and see if you can’t find that hair crimper while you’re at it.
Women's 80's Workout Girl

Back to the Future Doc Brown Costume

You can buy a white painter’s coverall at almost any hardware store. Draw the hazard designs on with permanent colored markers and add a pair of rubber kitchen gloves to finish off the ensemble. Don’t forget to tease out your hair while you’re at it.
Back to the Future Doc Brown Costume

Workout Video Star Costume

What man wouldn’t want to wear this outfit? Combine a striped pair of boxers with a tank top for a last minute costume. Write your favorite work out slogan on the tank for good measure. I personally love, “Feel the Burn!”

Workout Video Star Costume

Ace Ventura Tutu Costume

If you’re a dad, then I guarantee you have a pink tutu laying around your house somewhere. Get out the hair gel, throw on that skirt, and start making weird faces to make everyone around you laugh uncontrollably.
Ace Ventura Tutu Costume
The Costumes below are purely for my own entertainment. I want to dress my sweet Brenna up in every single one of them. Yes, she would definitely not be happy about it, and yes, I would be rolling around the floor unable to control my laughter. I think every pet needs a little bit of humiliation in their life at some point.

Flying Monkey Pet Costume


Flying Monkey Pet Costume

Triceratops Dog Costume

Triceratops Dog Costume

Bantha Pet Costume

Bantha Pet Costume

Get creative with your Halloween costume this year, or just shop online for a funny costume. It’s really up to you. Just make sure you have a costume on, because if you don’t, I refuse to give you any of the good candy.


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  • I love the Grease beauty school dropout costume! It’s so cute and definitely not something you would see a lot of other people wearing.

    Cheers, J

    • Colleen Delawder

      It‘s one of my favorites too!

  • Tia

    Grease is one of my favorite movies. I dressed up as Sandy in the final scene last year for Halloween.

    • Colleen Delawder

      I bet that was adorable Tia!

  • Heather Petrey

    Great list of costumes. Loving the “Beauty School Dropout” and “Sexy Pinata”!

    • Colleen Delawder

      They are two of my faves also Heather!

  • Debbie Spivey

    These are great! I think the Pinata would be dangerous….lmao!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Oh Debbie…are you afraid people would be hitting you with a stick all night for candy?

  • CHIMEE AHAIWE

    Such great costume ideas!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Chimee!

  • These are so cute. I ordered my Rey costume from Halloween Costumes.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Nice! I had to actually look that one up Shasie…sad to say I had no idea who you were dressing up as! I’m a little behind in my Star Wars!

  • Tabitha Shakespeare

    These are great ideas! I love the Ace Ventura one and It seems easy enough to DIY!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Tabitha! I’d love to see my B.O.B. Bob in this costume…maybe next year!

  • I’m a diy costume gal but that beauty school dropout option is super cute!!! I lived on the Grease soundtrack growing up and have totally karaoked that Frankie Avalon song!

    • Colleen Delawder

      I’m a huge Frankie Avalon fan…pre-Grease…I watched a lot of Beach Blanket Bingo as a kid! DIY costumes are my faves!

  • Lindsey Lyons

    I love diy costumes the best!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Me too Lindsey! They’re always more fun!