If you’ve been on this site for more than a minute, you know we here at Brit + Co. are all kinds of crazy about the upcoming Halloween holiday. Given our penchant for all things homemade, we only felt it right to share with you, dear readers, all of our favorite homemade costumes we’ve spotted from around the web. Many of these you can even make with stuff you already have lying around your house! There are options for singles, couples and families alike. Need an outfit for your dog? We’ve got you covered there, too. Read on and let us know your favorites from the bunch!


Want to get “hit on” this Halloween? The Pinata is definitely for you. Love this idea from our friends at Camille Styles.

Super Mario Brothers

Mario and Luigi are the ultimate pair. Just grab some old overalls (or find some at a thrift store), a train hat, and add felt!

UP Old Man

One of our favorites of the bunch, mostly because this kid is so darn cute. The costume is so simple, too! This adorable photo was taken by Auburn Soul Photography.

Low Resolution

You know we love all things Pixel. This costume totally resolutes resonates with us.

Jelly Beans

One of the simplest of the “bunch,” these jelly bean costumes take nothing but balloons and garbage bags to make. Easy peasy.

Crayola Crayons

A great costume, especially if you want to dress up as a group. Just grab a tube dress and some random dude who wants to be the crayon box ;) Have a dog? Grab him a crayon costume, too.


This one’s been around for awhile and has been recreated multiple times, but we love it for its simplicity. All it takes are cardboard boxes, colored tablecloths, and black tape!

Toy Army Men

We can’t stop thinking about Toy Story. These army men costumes could be recreated using a lot of green paint, duct tape, and dye. Just beware of breakouts from your clogged pores. Whatever, it’s worth it to look this great.

Burrito Baby

Warning: do not eat the baby. This burrito baby is too cute for words. Though, we’d love to see a little salsa mixed in here.

Morton Salt Girl

When it rains, it pours… salt! The Morton Salt girl is such an iconic brand figure and her outfit can be made out of clothes you may already have. If not, at least you can re-wear each piece in your fall wardrobe. We love any costume that doesn’t have to go to waste once Halloween is over.

Wenda + Waldo

No one can miss you in the Wenda or Waldo costume… or can they? ;)

Pop Art

This one is all about the makeup… and the bright wig. Pair it with a little black dress and you’re set.

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Dr. Seuss would be proud of this DIY creation featured by Pajama City. Looks like these two painted over a red jumpsuit and went to town on their make-up and blue hair. We love the red eyebrows the most.

American Gothic

Another awesome couple costume made of basics you probably already have. The one downside with this costume is that you might not have a free hand to hold your drink (or cell phone) all night.

Mary Poppins

The best part about this outfit is that you might be able to create it from clothes you already have lying around your closet. The Mary Poppins ensemble is nothing but a white button-down blouse paired with black stockings, shoes and a skirt, and accented with a red belt, bow tie and white gloves. Don’t forget the black umbrella and top hat!

iPod Commercial

Even though we’re years out from the original popularity of these ads, the iconic black silhouette + white headphone combo will always be on trend for Halloween.

Tooth and Tooth Fairy

How adorable is this!? The tooth and tooth fairy as designed by Julie Ann Art is the ultimate couple costume. The tooth could be sewn out of basic white fabric and stuffed with polyfill (or could probably even be hacked out of a couple old pillows) and the toothfairy outfit is nothing but a white tutu, tights and a tank. Accent it with wings, a crown and a magic wand and you’re set!

Good in the Sack

Draw laughs from all your friends with this costume. Just find an old burlap sack or make one using your sewing machine and a couple yards of burlap. Then, create a “Hello I’m Good” name tag to wear on your shoulder. Don’t have time to make? You can also buy this one on Amazon.

Popcorn Baby

Of course we had to end this post with the ultimate in family costume cuteness! This costume found on Rookie Moms is so simple and works great for couples with new babies. Just find a couple of red bow ties, a red apron, and then create the popcorn bag out of white and red felt and attach it to your BabyBjorn. Don’t forget to hot glue some popcorn to your baby’s white beanie!

What do you think? Do any of these costumes inspire you to make your own? What are you planning for your own Halloween costume? Let us know in the comments below! We can’t wait to see the creativity abound.