These unique “do it yourself” Halloween costume ideas for women range from starving artist to tea bag. All the Halloween costumes on this list are creative and interesting – yet you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to make them!
Admittedly, the Wonder Woman Super Hero Costume isn’t exactly the most unique do-it-yourself Halloween costume for women – but it can give you some ideas. For instance, you can dress up as pregnant Wonder Woman, or battle-scarred Wonder Woman. Or you can dye the whole costume black, and be Evil Wonder Woman.
If you’re a buxom, well-rounded woman, read 11 Halloween Costume Ideas for Plus Size Women. There are some gorgeous, creative costumes for women who are pleasingly plump 🙂
I included a few links to Halloween costumes on Amazon – which is a great source of Halloween costume ideas! BuyCostumes.com also has an extensive list of clearance costumes and party supplies, in case you don’t have time for a do it yourself Halloween costume.
20 Unique DIY Halloween Costumes for Women
“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.”
There aren’t any black cat or pumpkin Halloween costume ideas for women in this list — those aren’t creative enough! One of the best ways to find unique do it yourself Halloween costumes is to browse store-bought costumes and let your imagination do the rest.
If you’re thinking about Thanksgiving, read Turkey Costume Ideas and Tips for Thanksgiving.
Make clothes out of newspaper (pants, shirt, hat, etc.) You can tape the paper together, and then tape it to a jogging suit or body suit. This was a more popular costume when journalism was more exciting.
Super Easy Wonder Woman T-Shirt
The DC Comics Wonder Woman T-Shirt With Cape And Headband is a fun and easy choice for women who don’t have time for a DIY Halloween costume. It’s also fun to just hang out in this t-shirt, and feel like a super hero all year long 🙂 You can be Wonder Woman at Christmas, your birthday, and during big family get-togethers.
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The Wonder Woman cape is attached, and the costume comes with a headband.
This wouldn’t be my first choice for a Halloween costume, because I was never into dolls – paper or otherwise! But this is an easy costume if you have white knee high socks and a white slip. Cut out cardboard to make it look like a dress, and don’t forget those tabs on the sides! Use ribbons to attach the cardboard “dress” to your body.
Are you a teenager? These costume ideas might be more fun: Original Teen Halloween Costumes.
Do you have long hair that you can braid? Attach a small action figure to the middle of your braid, so it looks like your hero is climbing up your hair. If you don’t have long hair, get a wig. Wear a princess dress – a Rapunzel dress. You could even make a “castle” out of a box, but that takes a lot more work.
I love the Women’s South Seas Siren Costume is a beautiful, fun costume – All the pirates will be on a hunt for your booty! They’ll sound the alarm once you walk on board the ship, but these pirates are scoundrels so be sure to keep your buried treasure protected. Pick up some sexy pirate boots to complete the look.
Wear your wedding dress and a pair of sneakers. I love this unique do it yourself Halloween costume for women — it’s a chance to wear your wedding gown again! Or wear one for the first time. Buy a gown at a thrift store.
This isn’t really a politically correct Halloween costume for women, but here goes…put rollers in your hair and cold cream all over your face. Wear an old bathrobe or housecoat, and big fluffy slippers. Carry a big alarm clock and pillow. This unique do it yourself Halloween costume for women won’t make you feel sexy — but you will be comfortable!
Wear a cinnamon-coloured body suit, and attach spice labels all over your body. Oregano (no wait that’s an herb), pepper, steak seasoning, Indian spices, etc – I bet you have tons of spices in your kitchen. That’s what make this Halloween costume both unique and DIY.
The Women’s Fashion Flapper Costume is a fun, easy Halloween costume idea for women that isn’t do it yourself. But, it’s super easy to get! 🙂
Wear a painter’s smock and French beret. Spatter yourself with paints. Wear or carry a hand-painted sign that says “Will paint for food.” This unique do it yourself Halloween costume for women is especially funny if you’re an artist. Or maybe it’s not so funny.
This would be fun and unique, but not exactly easy. Wear a Southern Belle outfit – like Scarlett O’Hara – complete with a hoop skirt. Get a Mexican sombrero. Learn to speak Spanish with a southern drawl, and you’ll charm the pants off the other Halloween costume wearers.
For more do-it-yourself food Halloween costumes, read Food Costumes You Can Make at Home.
Hot water makes strong women stronger! To be a tea bag for Halloween, find netting or sheer white cloth. Stuff it with dried leaves (easy to find in the fall season!), and create a tag for a super huge tea bag. Wear white clothes under your netting or mesh and dried leaves.
Trophy Wife (not a unique DIY Halloween costume for women)
Maybe this isn’t a unique DIY Halloween costume for women – maybe you’re really a trophy wife! If you want to dress up as one, you could wear a blonde wig, find a huge fake or real diamond ring, and carry a bowling trophy.
Wear a body suit or sweat pants and a turtleneck sweater. Stick pins all over your clothes, and wear a head covering that lets you breathe and see.
Disguise Women’s Disney Maleficent Movie’s Black Gown Halloween Costume features a beautiful black dress with sculpted shoulders, brooch at neckline, and dramatic bell sleeves. The horn-shaped headpiece is included with this costume, so you won’t have to do it yourself!
Forget this one. This isn’t a unique DIY Halloween costume – it’s too much like “women’s work”!
What are Little Girls Made Of?
Sugar and spice and everything nice, of course! Wear a body suit, and stick things all over it that represent what you think little girls are mad of. Candies, cookies, sweets, spices, and luscious fruits would work well. I’d go as “What Are Little Boys Made Of” myself, but to each her own 🙂
For more unique DIY Halloween costumes for women, read Book Character Costumes – Dress Up as a Literary Character.
Wicked Witch of the East
Colour and/or paint a large cardboard box to look like a house. Cut holes so you can see where you’re going. Let your legs show. (This isn’t the best unique do it yourself costume for women who want to look pretty on Halloween!). Wear striped socks or pantyhose, and red glittery shoes.
Wicked Witch of the West
Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful Wicked Witch Costume is super easy to put on at home. This costume includes a glossy black dress and pointy witch’s hat with a neck accent. It’s the officially licensed “Oz the Great and Powerful” costume, featuring corset-style top and accent buttons.
Dress like a doll or princess. You could wear a cute girls’ dress, Mary Jane shoes, white kid gloves, pigtails, rosy cheeks and fake eyelashes. Make a key out of a piece of cardboard, and paint it with silver paint. Attach it to your back, so it sticks out of the back of your dress.
Getting or making a witch costume is easy – it’s as simple as a witch’s hat, wig, green make-up, fake nose, warts, and black nails. Add a doctor’s accessories, such as scrubs or a laboratory coat, stethoscope, mask, rubber gloves, etc. You’re a witch doctor for Halloween!
For more unique do it yourself Halloween costumes for women, read Going to a Costume Party? 11 Ideas From Your Closet.
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