DIY Halloween Costumes You Already Have in Your Closet

We seem to get ourselves into the same pickle every year: How do we pull off a great Halloween costume that won't break the bank?

Halloween is only a few days away and we've rounded up some of the coolest, most unique ideas. These costumes can be put together from things you already have around the house or in your closet.

Read on for some of the most creative suggestions!

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo painting

(via Getty)

This summer had us wearing universally flattering "off-the-shoulder" tops and dresses. You are bound to have one of these numbers in your closet ready to be recycled into this year's Halloween costume. For one of the most artsy DIY costumes around, pair your top with a flower crown (you can either make your own crown with dollar store flowers or use a pre-made crown). Top off the look with a colorful shawl or scarf draped over your shoulders. Darken your eyebrows and connect them with a dark brow pencil. Next, add on a couple of chunky necklaces and voila, you are famed artist Frida Kahlo in no time!

White off-the-shoulder top

(via Topshop)



Sandy From Grease

Sandy and Danny performing "You're the One That I Want" in Grease

(Grease via Paramount Pictures)

Speaking of those off-the-shoulder tops, do you happen to have a black one handy? If so, Sandy from Grease may be your perfect costume. This retro option is very easy to make and a surefire crowdpleaser. Pair your top with black leggings and black platform heels. Pick the brightest red lipstick you have and dab it on. If you are looking to go all out, throw your hair up in tight curls. No Danny Zuko needed.

Black Leggings

(via Amazon)


Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family

(The Addams Family Values via Paramount Pictures)

Wednesday Addams is a Halloween darling year after year. To easily recreate this costume, grab a white button-up from your closet. Fasten every single button. Next, layer on a black sweater while letting the white shirt collar poke through. Wear thigh-high socks for extra points. Next, add a dab of dark lipstick and part your hair in two long pigtails. Make sure to limit your smiling during pictures and keep a straight face for an added "Wednesday" effect.

White button Down

(via H&M)


Rosie the Riveter

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Nothing says "girl power" like a Rosie the Riveter costume. This Halloween favorite has been the easiest to recreate as it involves denim on denim and a bright red bandana. First, roll up the bandana to create a headband. Secure it over a top-bun while making sure you let the ends of the bandana stick out on top of your head. Next, use any short-sleeved denim shirt you already own. Roll up the sleeves and pair the denim button-down with your favorite jeans. For extra flair, make sure to flex your bicep when the pictures start rolling.

Red bandana

(via Amazon)

Denim Shirt

(via H&M)


Now that you've started getting your DIY juices flowing, check out THESE eight villainous Halloween costumes for more inspiration.