3 Non-Scary DIY Halloween Costumes That Are Super-Easy to Make

Ella Elbells
by Ella Elbells
3 Materials
10 Minutes

Easy DIY Halloween costumes? Yes, please! These fun, easy Halloween costumes won’t break the bank, won’t take too much time to make, and you don’t need to damage your clothes to make these simple DIY Halloween costumes.

If you love Halloween as much as I do, you’ll want to learn how to make these Halloween costumes you can make in minutes. Perfect for kids, teens, or anyone that doesn’t want to make a scary Halloween costume. Let’s get started making these fun Halloween costumes.

Tools and materials:

  • Your own clothes
  • Felt
  • Scissors
Drawing domino circles

Domino Dress

  • Your own well-fitting black dress
  • White duct tape
  • White adhesive felt
  • Circular object (like a ribbon spool)
  • Scissors

1. Make the circles

Trace 7 circles on the adhesive felt. Cut them out.

How to make a domino costume

2. Attach the circles

Lay the circles on the dress to determine the best arrangement for you. Once you’ve found the best layout, peel off the adhesive back and attach to the dress. If you want to keep this look permanently, you can use fabric glue.

Placing duct tape over the dress

3. Making the line

Cut a piece of duct tape to fit your waist and attach to the dress from one side seam to the other.

DIY domino dres

If you have a white belt, you could wear that instead of the duct tape. The best part of this costume besides how cute it looks is that you can remove the domino pieces and wear the dress again.

Painting a dress

“God is Woman” Ariana-Grande-inspired look

  • Nude tube dress
  • Acrylic paint in purples and blues
  • Brushes for paint and makeup
  • Face paints
  • Hairspray
  • Hair elastic

1. Paint the dress

Lay the dress on a flat surface. You can watch the music video for inspiration or just paint abstractly on the dress. Let the paint dry before wearing.

Braiding hair to the side

2. Do your hair

Part your hair to one side. Use a comb with hairspray to keep your hair in place and tame any flyaways. Pull your hair to the side where you parted it and make a simple braid. If you need to, use bobby pins in the back to keep your hair as flat as possible. Use a small clear hair elastic to secure the braid. Spray your hair to keep everything in place. 

Painting the body and face

3. Do the makeup

Match the color of the face paints to the colors on the dress. Paint on your shoulders, arms, and face in an abstract way.

“God is Woman” Ariana-Grande-inspired look

I used a light purple lipliner on my lips and filled it in with some of face paint.

DIY Ariana Grande Halloween costume

If you’re artsy, this is a great costume for you.

Marathon runner printable

Marathon Runner

1. Print the marathon sticker

Download and print the marathon sticker on adhesive paper. Trim the edges.

Sticking the marathon stick to the workout top

2. Stick the printable on a workout top

Peel off the back and stick it to your workout top. I accessorized with athletic shorts, a workout headband, headphones, and a medal.

Easy DIY marathon runner Halloween costume

If you’re low-key about Halloween costumes, you can just print the label and wear it on any workout top for a fun easy costume without a lot of work.

Applying glue to the dead battery

Dead Battery

  • Black sweatshirt or t-shirt
  • Gray felt - 2 pieces
  • Fabric glue
  • Red adhesive felt
  • White face paint (optional)
  • Eyeshadow (optional)

Who hasn’t ever felt a bit drained? You can make this easy costume to look like a dead battery.

1. Make the battery

Apply fabric glue to a full piece of gray felt. Attach on the front center of the top.

Making a DIY battery

Cut a narrow piece of gray felt that is shorter than the square for the “battery” look. Attach with glue.

How to make a dead battery costume

Cut a narrow and slightly shorter piece of the red adhesive felt and attach at the bottom of the larger square.

Applying white face paint

2. Match with makeup

To keep with the “dead” theme, apply white face paint all over your face, including your lips.

Applying purple and brown eyeshadow

Apply a purplish, brownish eyeshadow on your eyelids and below your eyes to create hollows and shadows. Drag a brush through your hair to tease it a bit.

DIY Halloween costumes

DIY Halloween costumes

Those are three easy Halloween costumes for those who prefer something less on the scary side. Please let me know in the comments which costume you loved or tag me in your photos @ella_elbells. Thanks for joining!

Suggested materials:
  • Your own clothes
  • Felt
  • Scissors

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