Halloween: DIY Costumes & What They’ll Cost You

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I take Halloween very seriously! I’m not joking when I say that I know what my costume will be the following year at the end of the current Halloween season. I’m always wracking my brain or searching the internet for inspiration and DIY ideas. I’ve managed to put together some amazing, easy-to-do costumes over the years. The best part of creating your own costume is that even if someone else is the same thing, there’s no way they can look exactly the same because your’s is an original! An added bonus, it’s most likely WAY cheaper to put together or make your own costume!

I have done store bought costumes, so no knocking them at all, but this blog post now gives you no excuse for not whipping together your own DIY Halloween costume this year.

Marilyn Manson

Materials needed:

  1. Black Corset or faux leather top: here  ($40)
  2. Set of one-time-wear contacts: here ($25)
  3. Blue eye shadow, dark red lipstick, black eyeliner
  4. black leggings
  5. Optional: black gloves, black wig or black hair paint spray if your hair isn’t already black like mine.

Costume Cost: $65



Jessica Rabbit 

Materials Needed:

  1. Any red dress: here ($25.00)
  2. Long red wig (give time and account for longer shipping with Ali Express): here
  3. Purple gloves: here ($8.00)
  4. Elmer glue-stick and cream concealer- I used the glue to smooth my real eyebrows down, and covered them with concealer so that I could draw on my high arched, cartoon eyebrows. ($1.00 gluestick)
  5. red lipstick, purple eyeshadow $7.00 drugstore

Costume Cost: $50.00



Wednesday Adams

Materials Needed:

  1. white collared dress: here ($20)
  2. black hair paint spray (if needed/wanted)
  3. hair ties for pigtail braids

Costume total: $20



Katy Perry

Materials Needed:

  1. white dress on salehere ($15)
  2. blue wig:here  ($20)
  3. play pen plastic balls: here  ($8) What I did was cut the plastic balls in half,  stuff them with newspaper or tissue paper, hot glue gun them to the white dress!
  4. optional: white heels, candy dots, a glue gun, and A LOT of patience.

Costume Total: $43




Loofah Costume

Materials Needed:

  1. Tulle from local fabric store, or online: here  (definitely get at least 15 metres of tulle, it bunches up quickly) ($40 maximum)
  2. slip dress: $10
  3. rope: ($2)
  4. bubbles!!!!

You can either sew or hot glue your tule to a slip dress, this way you can easily put it on without being wrapped like a mummy in the tulle. Plus by the end of a night when the tulle starts slipping, you are safe!

Costume Total: $42


Hope you enjoyed my ideas! Always excited to see what everyone else is going to be. I don’t know when I will give up Halloween fun.

Live in colour,

Kayla xo


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My name is Kayla Davis and my aim is to share the way I see the world through my rainbow coloured lens. This lifestyle blog will highlight some of my many passions: outfits, beauty products, travel, food, home decor, and books. Hope you enjoy, if so, check out my instagram for more colourful inspo :)

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