Staff Pick: DIY Halloween Costumes
by Jadarius Sackie
October 7, 2016
With Halloween right around the corner there will be a lot of different costume styles. Why spend money on a costume you may only wear once when you can make one yourself? Here are some cool homemade ideas from The Bobcat Times staff.
Jadarius Sackie - I would say making a ghost costume would be my idea for halloween. I would get a white sheet or window curtain, cut a hole for my eyes and go get that candy!
Marcus Hixenbaugh- My ideal halloween costume would be all black clothes and then like a scary mask or something that I bought for halloween when i was younger. Its simple and I could throw it on and go!
Lexi Cardwell - Last year I was a vampire and most everything I used, I had at home. I got a plain white oversized t-shirt and cut rips and big holes in it. I used some fake blood to put around the rips and splattered some of it on there. I wore leggings underneath it to keep it simple. My makeup was dark and I made a small cut on my forehead with the blood and some eyeshadow. I also put some blood around my mouth.
Sarah Cox- One of the easiest “DIY” costumes is Rosie the Riveter. All I had to have a home was red lipstick, a red bandanna, and a blue button up shirt. To make it more interesting I added combat boots, while also looking up 50’s pin up hairstyles were that were easy and I could do in less than 10 minutes.
Kendra Baumgardner- If i was to dress up for halloween this year I would be a snowman because at night it gets cold. I have a snowman wanzi with a hood of a snowman face that i got for christmas last year and I would just added my red scarf and black boots and would be a warm cute snowman for halloween. Don’t have to spend money just to go out and get candy.
Alison Posadas- I haven’t tried out this idea yet, but it’s my favorite idea so far. If I was going to dress up I would wear all black clothes and paint a skeleton on them. The paint would either be white or glow in the dark. What makes it special for me is that I would also paint a dog skeleton on my dog’s fur and take her with me. I would make the paint for my dog at home so that I could be sure it was safe.
Kelly Fox: Everyone has a black shirt and some kind of dark pants, right? All you need is a broom to complete a DIY witch. A hat could be an added bonus for a very small price. A witch is a Halloween classic, and with black clothes and the nearest broom, it doesn’t take much to make it.
Brooke Flatford- I have not worn this costume myself, but an easy DIY is the “Frida Kahlo.” She was a famous Mexican artist who had a very distinct look. All you have to do is throw on a plain, neutral colored dress and put a full arrangment of flowers in your hair, just as Frida did. For the makeup, just fill in your eyebrows dark and heavy to make a unibrow and wear red lipstick. For a little extra fun, you could add a colorful scarf and carry around paintbrushes on Halloween!
Nancy Wanjiru - When it comes to halloween costumes, I like to pick out characters from animated movies and creating a similar look. So for this year, I’m going to be a minion from the movie, Despicable Me, and to create that look I will need overalls and a yellow sweatshirt. Of course the costume would not be complete without the eye(s). I suggest getting plastic cups and gluing them to a black headband or if you just want a simpler look use a pair of large glasses.
Eli French- For Halloween I like to make costumes based around puns because they are usually cheap and easy to make. For example, one year I made a five cent costume; literally. I took a handful of nickels and glued them to a t-shirt and that was it, I was “Nickel-back” for Halloween.
Anna Howard-My ideal DIY halloween costume would be collecting pieces of clothing from thrift shops that are older in style. It would be an affordable way to make a statement, and I would have lots of variety to choose what character or icon I was modeling myself after.
Adrianna Sumlin- My ideal DIY costume would be mickey mouse because who doesn't love mickey he’s a talking mouse. If you have natural hair like mine you just put your hair into big puffs and wear a black shirt and yellow shorts while rocking some black converse.
Riley Cardwell- For the guys out there, a quick and easy costume for this year’s Halloween is the classic greaser look, more commonly referred to as the G-Eazy look. All you need is some black jeans, black shirt, perhaps a leather jacket, and some pomade. Slick back your hair, give it a side part and you are ready to go.
Jack Wiggers- When I’m in a rush for a DIY costume, I quickly put on my nerd attire. I grab a white button up, jeans, glasses, a calculator, and some pens for my front pocket. Make sure to tuck in your shirt and flood your jeans, in order to get the perfect nerd look. You could even add suspenders and a tie.