Halloween is not just a kid’s holiday – – adults love to dress up and adult Halloween costumes have become extremely popular at retail stores. However, homemade Halloween costume ideas often are more fun and unique than a store-bought costume. Women especially can have fun with homemade costumes. If you are searching for homemade Halloween costume ideas for women, try one of these great costumes on for size.
Medusa – This is a fun women’s Halloween costume because you can go overboard or keep it simple and it still looks great. I used a piece of scrap fabric that I found on the clearance rack (because it was such an ugly color of green) and wore it toga style with a gold cord cinched around my waist. An old hat with a dozen or so plastic snakes attached to it was perfect as a headdress. If you have a small, stone statue carry that around with you as a warning to all other men in the room.
Cat Lady – I joke with my friends that I will be the old cat lady yelling at kids to get off her lawn so it was no surprise that I chose this as a Halloween costume. All you really need for this women’s costume is an old, thick bathroom, fuzzy bedroom shoes, hair curlers and as many stuff cats as you can find in your kid’s room or at the local Good Will store. Wear the robe, slippers and put the curlers in your hair. I used the stuffed animals to “dress up” the bathrobe – put them in the pockets, around my neck, one poking out of the sleeve. I even used an old cat’s tail from a costume to stick out from the bottom of the robe as if I had a cat underneath.
Princess Leia – Well everyone knows the sexy Princess Leia costume for women at Halloween; however, if you want a laugh, try changing it a bit. Wear something that is not sexy, like a turtleneck, under the bikini top, black out a couple of teeth and wear granny shoes. Use honey buns wrapped in plastic on each side of your head to mimic her hairstyle.
Queen of Hearts – This Halloween costume for women can be as sexy as the black dress you choose to wear. The costume is simple – – a long black dress, back cape (with raised collar if possible) and red hearts. Pin three velvet red hearts to the bodice of the dress and a tiara to complete the costume. Ruby red heart earrings, a heart necklace and a heart wand are great accessories as well.
The Flying Nun – This is another easy Halloween costume for women. Purchase a nun costume or fashion one from a black dress and black & white fabric for the headdress. Add a pair of large wings to the back of the costume and small LED lights to your shoes for runway lights.