Halloween Costumes

What’s the most fun part of All Hallows’ Eve? The Halloween costumes, of course. But figuring out where to start can be a challenge. That’s where we come in. First, decide whether you’re going to fly solo or go for a group costume. Then, choose a direction: Are you going to opt for an old-standby (a ghost, a cat, a skeleton), the pop culture costume of the moment (dare we guess Pokémon this year?), or something totally one-of-a-kind? No matter your choice, we have homemade Halloween costume ideas for the whole family—yes, even your pets. And you don’t even need to know how to sew. It’s easy to make Halloween costumes for kids (or adults) out of things you already have around the house—toilet paper rolls, yoga mats, yarn, and more. But, if that still sounds way too complicated, we’ve rounded up the best costumes to buy, too. Plus, masks you can throw together in minutes, realistic makeup tutorials, and simple ways to turn a T-shirt into a last-minute costume.

Our Favorite Celebrity Halloween Costumes So Far

From Busy Philipp’s daughter as her mini-me to Lauren Conrad’s Disney-Villain costume, we want to steal all of these celeb costumes posted on Instagram.

Halloween Makeup Ideas That Are Spooky, Sexy, and Fun

The best part? You can achieve most of them with what’s already in your makeup bag, plus a few small additions.

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Get on Amazon Prime

You can get any of these costumes in two days or less.

10 Best Kids’ Halloween Costumes Under $20

Skip the trip to the costume store and order online.

How to Craft a DIY Witch Broom for Less Than $5

Hint: Most of the supplies are already in your backyard.

18 Cool Halloween Costumes You Can Make Using Stuff Around the House

Ordinary items can easily transform into show-stopping DIY disguises for kids (and even adults, too!). Dare to dream.

Halloween Masks So Easy You’ll Be Ready in No Time

There’s no excuse for not dressing up this October. These clever, simple masks are all you need for a costume—just wear your regular clothes and you’ll be set for a festive gathering or trick-or-treating.

Crafts developed by Morgan Levine