The countdown has begun and you just realized that you need Halloween costumes fast, and cheap. That’s scary! Fear not. You don’t have to spend hours doing the deep dive on the internet or venturing into crowded stores. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 DIY Halloween costume videos here for fast, budget-friendly outfits that work for every age and genre.
1. Adorable Baby Costumes
Today’s Parent has 22 super cute and clever costumes for baby. There are ideas for all craft levels. Your biggest challenge will be deciding between Avocado Baby and Polar Bear Baby.
2. Fast and Simple Baby Costumes
An angel, cat, bunny or baseball player for less than $5? Yes, please! Gabby Cattaneo‘s YouTube channel has four step-by-step adorable costume ideas for babies using items you likely have on hand. If not, a quick run to the craft store is all that’s needed.
3. Inside Out Family Themed Costumes
Family-themed costumes are popular until your kids are older and “too cool.” Take advantage of this time while you can. Go Team Fam! has many family-themed videos on their channel. The family Inside Out characters are inspired and easy to put together.
4. Southern Living Kid’s Halloween Costumes
Southern Living put together a video of six sweet costume ideas for kids and their crafty-inclined parents. The video includes a supply list. While geared towards kids, out of the ordinary ideas like the firefly, strawberry, and pie are easily adaptable for any age.
5. Girlfriends Group Costumes by Popsugar
Popsugar offers up 23 group costumes for girlfriends. There’s the classic Ghostbusters, Princesses, and the Seven Dwarves. Cartoon and comic favorites like Looney Tunes and Smurfettes are simple, last-minute options. In the edgy category, Orange Is the New Black and Sexy Minions are good for older groups. Whatever you and your crew decide, all are winners.
6. DIY Food-Inspired Costumes
Kamri Noel models 10 food-themed costumes while she explains how she made them. Perfect for teens. The gumball costume is charming and sweet. The cotton candy is super sweet, pun intended.
7. Last-Minute Costume Ideas for Men
It’s Thursday and there’s a costume party this weekend. What are you going to do? We have the guys covered too! Karissa Pukas has five costumes for men that are hilarious and witty. Ace Ventura, anyone?
8. 101 Costumes for Couples
Don’t let the kids have all the fun! This video from GiftsnParty is a slide show of 101 couples that went all-in on their costumes. You’ll find everything from princesses and their princes, Peter Pan and his shadow, Scooby and Shaggy, Grease, Breaking Bad, Joker and Harley Quinn and so many more. Many of the costumes don’t require a lot of effort and many can be made from off the rack items.
9. Pop Culture-Themed Costumes
Looking for a couple’s costume that’s quick, timely and a little racy? Krazyrayray‘s 15 ideas range from cute, Barbie and Ken and Monsters Inc. to scary Friday the 13th.
10. Fun, Fast Costumes for BFF’s
The Sorry Girls show you how a trip to the thrift store, a glue gun, and some paper can turn into 15 costumes for BFF’s. Finding Nemo, Stranger Things, and Star Wars, all without stress? Count us in!
Last-minute costumes can be overwhelming. Not only do you need an idea but you might not have the time, or the skill set, to make something elaborate. Using these 10 DIY Halloween costume videos, you can put something together that’s all treat and no tricks.