When making a homemade Halloween costume you are only limited by your imagination, but if you are sorely lacking in this area you could always roll yourself up in some tin foil and go as a leftover for Halloween. Luckily most of us are more creative than that, and making the perfect homemade Halloween costume is easier then you might think. Your house is probably a treasure trove filled with endless ideas, so you just have to look around for inspiration, and let your creative juices start flowing.
2-1/2 tablespoons water
60-70 drops of red food coloring
10-15 drops yellow food coloring
2-3 drops blue food coloring
5-1/2 tablespoons’ white corn syrup.
Mix all of the food coloring and water together. Slowly stir in the corn syrup until the mixture is thick and resembles the consistency of blood.
8 TBS. flour
5 TBS. warm water
Mix together the flour and water until it becomes a dough like mixture. Face makeup or face paint can be applied to this once it has dried.
One tsp. corn starch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. hand lotion or face cream
Mix all of the above ingredients together.
Fake Scar Tissue:
1 Tbsp. un flavored Gelatin
A few drops of hot water
Mix together to make a paste. Apply to skin to resemble drooping flesh and then powder it with a thick layer of baby powder. Add color with face paint after it has been applied to the skin.
Soak one roll of 2″ gauze in diluted tea. Let dry, and then get your gauze dirty. Wearing white or skin colored clothes underneath the gauze. Wear light-colored makeup wherever your skin will show through, then make it look rotting by smudging some dark make-up around your eyes, the mouth, along your fingers, under your nails, etc. You can add some scars and a little blood. Powder everything heavily with baby powder to give a dried, dead look. Wrap each body part separately, securing ends with white or clear medical tape.
Tired Housewife Costume:
Put your hair up in rollers haphazardly, leaving a few strands of hair hanging out. Wear some light gray/green face makeup, and put on some old gaudy pajamas. Wear some black socks with a hole in them, ratty slippers and a dirty bathrobe. Put a TV Guide, a remote control, and a grocery list stained with coffee hanging out of your robe pocket. Carry a dirty spatula, and have a cigarette hanging out of your mouth, and use brown eyeshadow under your eyes to make bags.
Road Kill/Speed Bump Costume:
One set of bright yellow or white sweat clothes
One spare tire
Optional *Homemade blood * Only for the white sweat clothes/road kill costume
Paint brush *optional*
Lay the sweat clothes flat on the ground outside. Cover the tread on the tire with black paint, and roll the tire over the sweat clothes. If using the white sweat clothes, take a paint brush and dip it into the blood and splat the white sweat clothes for the bloody effect. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Human Skeleton Costume:
One set of black sweat clothes
One cardboard skeleton decoration
White and black makeup or face paint
Cut the cardboard skeleton decoration and tape each individual bone to the appropriate part of the body on the sweat clothes. Make up your face to look like a skeleton. Wear white gloves and shoes.
Box of Popcorn Costume:
One oblong cardboard box
White & yellow balloons
Red & white paint
White sweat clothes
One Baseball or knit cap
Glue * White or spray glue*
Cut out holes for your legs and arms. Paint the box with vertical red & white stripes. Paint the word popcorn on the box. Let dry. Glue cotton balls to the hat to simulate popcorn. Climb in the box. Stuff it full with the popcorn balloons. For a fuller appearance you can glue the balloons together at the top of the box around you.
Static Cling Costume:
One solid white garment, sweat clothes are great
Pin or tape the socks, underwear, bras, and dryer sheets to your white garment. Hair spray your hair upside down so that it stands up for that static cling look.
Cereal Killer Costume:
Several small cereal boxes
Tape small cereal boxes to a solid colored garment, preferably black. Cut small slices in the cereal boxes and glue plastic knives into the slits. Drip red paint so that it runs from the knives coming out of the boxes.
Basket of Laundry Costume:
One cheap laundry basket
White sweat clothes
Cut a hole in the bottom of the laundry basket, but make sure that it will rest on your hips and not slip off. Fill the laundry basket with clothes. Pin a few dryer sheets to your sweat shirt.
Rubics Cube Costume:
One black sweat suit
One large square cardboard box
Colored construction paper
Black spray paint
Cut holes in the box for legs and arms. Paint the box black. Cut out colored squares from the construction paper and glue the squares to all sides of the box so that it resembles a Rubics cube.