20 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Teens
Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens
The cost of Halloween costumes seems to creep up every single year! I remember walking into a Halloween store only to find costumes in the $50-$100 price range! That’s insane!
It got me thinking that there has got to be a way to have a stylish costume on a smaller budget. These DIY costume ideas are perfect for teen boys and girls and look way better than the store-bought ones! Here are 20 homemade Halloween costumes for teens.
1. Easy Scarecrow Costume
This is a great costume for the farmer at heart, and it’s so easy to make! Grab a pair of overalls, a flannel shirt, and a straw hat for that straight-from-the-corn-field look. The fake crow on the shoulder adds a nice touch too.
Thank you Clever Pink Pirate!
2. Homemade LEGO Costume
I think this has to be the easiest homemade costume on our list. Everyone loves Legos, and we probably all have a few spare cardboard boxes lying around. Why not turn them into a fun costume for a teen boy or girl?
Thank you, Crystal and Co.!
3. Pinata Costume
Turn on your inner fiesta girl with this Pinata costume! Bring a few candies to throw out, and you’ll be the life of the party!
Thank you Meaningful Mama!
4. Dunkin Donuts Queen Costume
Donuts and Halloween just seem to go together. This Dunkin Donuts costume could be tweaked to include the name of your favorite donut shop!
Thank you, Aww Sam!
5. Athena Costume
We’ve all been there: it’s October 30th and you realize you forgot to get a costume for your teen. Grab an extra white sheet and stuffed animal, and you’ve got an Athena costume!
Thank you, Mom Behind The Curtain!
6. DIY Wonder Woman Costume
Being a teenager these days is hard. Give your girl the credit she deserves with this DIY Wonder Woman costume!
Thank you Foster 2 Forever!
7. Wednesday Addams
This classic Wednesday Addams costume is super easy, especially if you have dark hair. If you’re looking for a teen boy costume, Pugsley Adams would be fun to do too.
Thank you Slap Dash Mom!
8. Spaghetti and Parmesan Cheese
What a clever and easy idea! These costumes would be fun for a couple, or for teens. Now I’m in the mood for some spaghetti and meatballs!
Thank you, The Surznick Common Room!
9. DIY Knight Costume
Teen boy Halloween costumes can be the hardest to find. Save the day with this Knight in Shining Armour Costume!
Thank you Say Not Sweet Anne!
10. Alice in Wonderland Costume
I’m late! I’m late for an important date! You won’t want to be caught without a costume for your Halloween party. Make these simple Alice In Wonderland and The White Rabbit costumes for your teen boys and girls.
Thank you, Keiko Lynn!
11. Gumball Machine
Mmmm gumballs! Grab some pom poms and felt for a fun and inexpensive gumball machine costume. They probably have all the supplies at your local dollar store!
Thank you, Life Unsweetened!
12. Mad Scientist
Do you have a science nerd in your family? This Mad Scientist costume is perfect for the teen who loves trying new experiments! Speaking of new experiments, check out this Science Explorer My First Mind Blowing Kit in our Top Holiday Toys List.
Thank you, Clever Pink Pirate!
13. Medusa Costume
Oooo, Medusa! The villain everybody loves to hate makes a fast and easy teen girl costume! Check out the tutorial and get started.
Thank you, The Tip Toe Fairy!
14. DIY Darth Vader Costume
Bring him over to The Dark Side with this teen boy Darth Vader costume. If you want to really beef it up and are willing to spend some extra money, grab this Darth Vader Voice Changer Mask from Amazon.
Thank you, Pulling Curls!
15. Giant DIY Poptart Costume
This original Poptart Costume is easy and fun to make. Grab some cardboard and paint, and get started on this teen girl or boy costume!
Thank you, Paper & Stitch!
16. Hot Chocolate
Simple and adorable is how I’d describe this hot chocolate Halloween costume. It will take around two hours to make your own cup of hot cocoa to wear, but I think it’s totally worth it!
Thank you, StudioDIY!
17. Man Cut In Half
When I first saw this DIY costume, I had to look at it a couple of times because I didn’t understand what I was seeing! It really gives the illusion that a torso is just hanging onto a pair of legs. Teen boys will love this one.
Thank you, Instructables!
18. Smart Cookie
This costume is just hilarious and so easy to put together. All you need is a circle of cardboard, some paint, and a ribbon (and maybe some glasses if you want).
Thank you, Club Crafted!
19. Gory Brain Cap
This costume may not be for the faint-hearted but it’s perfect for a teen boy! It’s super easy to make too, all you need is a ball cap, some calking, and some paint! I bet you could easily reuse it next year too.
Thank you, Makezine!
20. Lemon & Lime
Last but not least, this is a great homemade costume to make with your best friend! All you’ll need is a couple of t-shirts and some white felt and you can be a lemon and lime together!
Thank you, Sugar Bee Crafts!
There you have it! 20 easy and awesome homemade costume ideas for teens. There are of course many other DIY Halloween costumes you could make but we really liked these DIY costume ideas because of their simplicity and affordability.
If you don’t like any of the ideas above or you just don’t feel like making one of these homemade costumes, you can always find affordable costumes on Amazon as a last-resort option. Happy Halloween!
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