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Halloween Costumes


I’ve got a computer again, hooray!

Today I’m going to share with you some halloween costumes that my friends and I have come up with the past couple years. They are all handmade and mostly pretty simple to put together. SO if you need a costume and still have no idea what to do, hopefully these will give you some ideas!

Two years ago, my sister visited me at school and we went to my friends’ party as Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa. I bought the purple blazer from Goodwill and painted the W on it with acrylic paint. The loafers are also from Goodwill and the rest of the outfit is stuff I already had. The top hat and the cane were from a Halloween store, and the bow tie I made out of some craft felt. For the golden tickets, I found a picture of the original and recreated it in illustrator. I painted some cardstock with gold paint, let it dry, then printed my design onto it with my regular ole inkjet printer (I covered it with clear tape so the ink wouldn’t smear). For my sister’s costume, we bought some green hair spray (which, as you can see, worked great) and borrowed some of my friend’s white face paint for her eyebrows. We used bronzer for her face and just LOADED it on. The suspenders are just some rope I had leftover from a project, and the rest of the outfit is stuff we already had.

My friend Hannah went as Harley Quinn from Batman. For the top, I think she took a red shirt and a black shirt (Goodwill), cut them in half, and sewed a black half to a red half. She did the same for the pants. She painted one of her boots red, and all the other details like the collar and the hat, she sewed herself. She’s very devoted to making awesome costumes!

Last year, I went as Madam Hooch, the flying teacher in Harry Potter, and Hannah went as Rogue from X-Men. My white hair is the result of a little bottle of hair paint from a Halloween/costume store. The broom is from the same store. My outfit consists of a navy belted dress, a white button-up shirt, a black trench coat, knee-high black socks, and grey boots – all stuff I already had. Hannah’s outfit mostly consists of stuff she already had as well. All the green details are made from a green t-shirt she bought at a craft store.

Here’s a comparison of my costume with the actual Madam Hooch.

I hope you have a fun Halloween! Do you have a creative costume planned?


Author: Maggie J.

I'm Maggie - an artist, designer, and consignment store enthusiast.

3 thoughts on “Halloween Costumes

  1. madam hooch and the oompa loompa are my favorites!! you guys are so creative!

  2. Awesome! I love handmade costumes, they are so much better 🙂

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