DIY/In Your Closet Halloween Costumes

Michelle and I absolutely love Halloween! If you’re anything like us, then you wait until the last minute to figure out what costume you’re going to wear. Luckily for you, I’ve put together a list of easy DIY Halloween costumes that you can put together last minute from things found in your closet (or your friends’ closet).


What you need:

  • Red dress or red pants & top
  • Red or black shoes
  • Horns

This Halloween costume can be sexy or fun! The hardest part of this costume to find is the horns. I suggest looking at Walmart or Target in the Halloween section. If you can’t find horns there, you can find them on Amazon.


What you need:

  • Flannel Top
  • Overalls or jeans
  • Straw
  • Boots or booties


  • Straw hat

Hint- for this costume to work, you or someone you know needs to do scarecrow makeup.  Click HERE for a helpful tutorial I found for easy scarecrow makeup.


Mary Poppins

What you need:

  • Black skirt
  • White button up top
  • Tights
  • Black shoes
  • Red bowtie
  • Black hat


  • Umbrella
  • Large black bag

Mary Poppins is always a cute costume go-to. If you don’t have a red bowtie or black hat in your closet, I suggest asking around to friends or going online to find one.  Bringing a large black bag definitely ties this outfit together. However, depending on what you’re doing/where you’re going, this might not be ideal to carry around all night.


Bank Robber

What you need:

  • Striped top
  • Black pants or leggins
  • Bag with a $ on it
  • Black Gloves
  • Black knit hat


  • Black eye mask

With stripes being in right now this is hopefully a costume that you can easily find everything for. For the bag, I suggest finding either a reusable grocery bag or something similar that you can put a big black dollar sign on.


Wednesday Addams

What you need:

  • Black dress
  • White button up
  • Black tights
  • Black shoes


  • Black lipstick
  • Makeup to make your face look pale

I have pulled this costume together last minutes for Halloween before. I found it extremely easy to do. Once you have your outfit together, make sure to also put your hair in two braids if possible.



What you need:

  • Dark colored clothing
  • Dark lipstick


  • Fake teeth
  • Pale makeup

The best part of going as a vampire for Halloween is that you can wear pretty much whatever you want, as long as it’s darker, edgier clothing. When I went as a vampire one year I wore a leather jacket, a wine colored tank top, black pants, and black booties. For makeup, I wore a dark wine colored lipstick to pull the look together. I also had fake vampire teeth but they are kind of pain and aren’t needed to pull off the look.


Rosie The Riveter

What you need:

  • Chambray top
  • Polka dot red bandanna or headband


  • Red lipstick

If you’re wanting to go out for Halloween but not wanting to put a ton of effort into your costume this look is for you. It’s extremely easy and doesn’t take any special makeup. If you’re having issues finding a headband/bandanna, you can find them at Hobby Lobby.


What you need:

  • Cowboy hat
  • Cowboy boots or some type of booties
  • Flannel
  • Denim shorts or jeans

This costume has similar clothing needs as the scarecrow costume. The hardest item to find for this is the cowboy hat. Plan ahead and make sure you can find someone that has one or go out and get it. You don’t want to be running around last minute looking for one!


I hope you found this post helpful! For any of these costumes, make sure to play up your makeup and have fun with it.  Have any other DIY Halloween costumes ideas? Comment below.  I would love to hear what you plan on being for Halloween this year as well!


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