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10 Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women

These easy Halloween costumes are homemade and simple – even for women who aren’t crafty, creative or artistic! They’re perfect for office costume parties, school events, and even trick or treating on October 31.

Homemade Womens Bubble Bath Halloween Costume
Easy Homemade Bubble Bath Halloween Costume

The Bubble Bath Halloween costume is easy and fun – and it allows you to be creative with stuff you have at home. Put your hair in curlers, rollers, or a towel turban. Carry a bathrobe or loofah back scratcher. Attach white balloons to your body; you might even make a bathtub out of white poster board. This is one of the easiest homemade Halloween costumes for women because it consists mostly of things you already have in your bathroom: soap on a rope, rubber ducks, candles, or slippers for your feet. I included another photo of a different woman wearing homemade Bubble Bath Halloween costume at the end of this article.


Are you searching for easy homemade Halloween costume ideas for women who are curvy, juicy, and round? Check out my 15 Plus Size Halloween Costumes and Ideas. There are some beautiful costumes on that post – and they might help you find something creative, comfortable, and even prize-winning to wear on October 31.

When you’re thinking about homemade costumes, remember that “Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.” What story do you want to tell about yourself, your life, and the world this Halloween? This can help you find ideas for a costume that fits your personality.

Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women

I included several links to Halloween costumes on Amazon in this post. If you have time, you can create an amazing costume from a variety of ideas.

homemade steampunk Halloween Costume for Women
Steampunk Victorian Halloween Costume for Women

Take, for example, the ThePirateDressing Steampunk Victorian Women’s Show Girl Skirt. If you have a long skirt or dress – and you don’t mind cutting or just folding it up to show your luscious legs and knee-high boots – you can be a Steampunk Pirate Woman.

This homemade Halloween costume is perfect for women who’ve always been drawn to steampunk or gothic style, but haven’t take the leap to the dark side yet. I love the red frilly skirt.

“Bag” Lady

When I was growing up, we called homeless women who lived on the street and in shelters “bag ladies.” This easy homemade Halloween costume for women is a play on that idea (but it may not be the most politically correct costume idea). Tape a variety of paper and plastic bags together. You could also staple them to an old jogging suit or pantsuit. You’re a Bag Lady! Get it? This Halloween costume could also tell the story of our environment and all the garbage we throw away, too.

24 Carrots of Gold (a homemade Halloween costume for women who are foodies)

Wear a gold or orange pantsuit or dress, and tie 24 real carrots all over your body. This “punny” Halloween idea is a play on jewelry or other things made of 24 Karat Gold. It’s also an easy homemade Halloween costume. Consider using baby carrots instead of full size ones, and wearing gold glitter in your hair.

Want to dress up like homemade food on Halloween? Read Food Costumes You Can Make at Home.


Alice in Wonderland

A traditional Alice in Wonderland Halloween costume for women is simple to make at home. Do you have a light blue dress with puffy sleeves? Add white socks and black Baby Jane shoes, and you’re dressed for the costume party.

Alternatively…you could search for Goth, Dark, or Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Halloween Costumes for Women. The one on Amazon is pretty good, but it’s not exactly easy or homemade. I like it because it’s edgy – especially for women who don’t normally dress tough!

Baby Girl

This is my least favorite costume for women, but it was submitted by a reader so I’m including it. She said it’s the easiest Halloween costume she’s ever made at home, and wanted to share it with you. It’s easy, that’s for sure. To be a Baby Girl, simply put on a long white a nightgown and slippers. Paint red rouge or lipstick on your cheeks. Pull your hair back with a pretty ribbon, and stick a pacifier in your mouth. You’re a baby, girl!

Birthday Girl

This is an easy Halloween costume for women – and it can be adapted to be a family’s or couple’s costume. Buy a birthday kit from the dollar store (the one that includes paper napkins, tablecloth, birthday hats, plates, etc). Glue all the birthday items to a form-fitting track or body suit. Don’t forget to wear a birthday hat! You could also call this Halloween costume the “Birthday Suit.”

Poem (a super easy Halloween costume for women!)

Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes Women
10 Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women

Have you ever seen those little fridge magnets, all with a different word on them? It’s called magnetic word poetry; you can get a variety of different themes. Shakespeare, pirate, happiness, geek, crazy kitty.

To be a poem for Halloween, simply glue those little fridge magnets all over a white body suit. You can make sentences, or paste the words randomly. The Magnetic Poetry – Little Box of Awesome Kit is the most popular on Amazon.

Dolls R Us (a play on Toys R Us)

Are you into construction, home renovation, and carpentry? This is one of those easy homemade Halloween costumes for women who labor with their hands and bodies all week, and want to add a girly splash to life. If you work in the home hardware, repair or construction industry, why not add a touch of girlishness to your story? To be “Dolls R Us” on Halloween, just put on your painters’ coveralls or even a pair of overalls. Pin big and little baby dolls (paper or real) all over the coveralls. Wear a sign that says “Dolls R Us” or “All Dolled Up.” You’re a doll!

Biker Babe

This is two easy costumes in one: a baby costume and a biker costume. Dress in traditional baby gear (eg, diaper, baby bottle, baby bonnet, baby rattle) and traditional biker chick garb (eg, leather jacket, red bandana, biker boots). You’re a biker, babe!

Finding an easy Halloween costume that suits your personality isn’t always a simple task. You want to be comfortable in the costume you choose to wear, and it may take the sewing skills of a seamstress to make it the way you want it! I love ornate embroidered clothes, but I’d never spend the time it takes to make a homemade embroidered Halloween costume – no matter how much time I had to create it.

homemade halloween costumes for women
Huntress Halloween Costume for Women

If you’re like me, you’re happier buying a costume. One of my Amazon favorites is the Women’s Huntress Halloween Costume – and it actually would be an easy costume to make at home for crafty women who like to sew. The costume pictured comes with a hooded cape with chain closure, tunic dress with lace-up front, attached strap, printed gauntlets and waist cinching belt. The boots aren’t included. Many women who buy this Halloween costume also get the men’s Robin Hood costume. What a pair!

If you don’t have time or motivation to create a homemade Halloween costume, check out Rubie’s DC Comics Wonder Woman T-Shirt With Cape And Headband Red. A Halloween costume doesn’t get any easier, more comfortable, or cheaper than this!DC Comics also offers a fantastic Super-Girl T-Shirt With Cape Costume.

Random Halloween Ideas and Tips

Be careful if you’re planning to wear tinted contact lenses. They’re an easy and effective accessory for a woman’s homemade Halloween costume, but they actually shouldn’t be worn without a prescription from a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist. In fact, it’s against the law to sell decorative contact lenses without a prescription. Non-prescription Halloween contact lens come in colors like white zombie, red vampire and “sexy sapphire.” They’re sold in beauty shops, costume stores and over the internet. If you do choose to buy tinted contact lenses as part of your Halloween costume, don’t share them with a friend. Wear them properly and disinfect them with contact lens solution if you’re re-using them.

For more homemade Halloween costume ideas for women, read 30 Halloween Costumes for Book Lovers. It’s my favorite Halloween-costume article.

You might also want to read What Your Halloween Costume Reveals About Your Personality. :-)

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68 thoughts on “10 Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women”

  1. A reader called Becky shared the Ceiling Fan idea – it’s a super easy homemade Halloween costume for women: Make a shirt that says ceiling on it, then write on your face “#1 Fan” or “Go Team” or something along those lines. And you’re a “Ceiling Fan”!
    She also said “I don’t want to take the credit for Halloween costume because I found it online, but it’s so cute, simple, and comfortable I had to share.”

  2. The “all dolled up” idea is brilliant! Thanks to you, I now have a no-cost Halloween costume that I’m excited to wear. :)

  3. Is it too early to start getting ideas for Halloween?! I’m getting so excited already :-) Great list you have here! Thanks for the ideas!

  4. Taking pictures for these Halloween costumes – especially at each stage of creation – is a really good idea. Now if I could only find the time to actually make each of these costumes and take pictures of them…