Homemade Halloween costumes don't have to take a ton of time and effort. This year, wow everyone with one of these cute, creative, and easy Halloween costumes. These DIY Halloween costumes for women are as simple as can be, whether you're hoping to transform into Audrey Hepburn, elevate yourself to Rosie the Riveter status, or embody one of your very favorite Disney characters. The best part: You can easily assemble most of these costumes using items you likely already have in your own closet. If you do need to supplement some parts, just take a quick trip to your local craft store. But what we love most about these simple Halloween costume ideas is the amount of time they'll save you in the long run. They come together really, really quickly, which means you don't have to spend weeks planning ahead to make them work, and some can even be thrown together at the last-minute. Looking for even more Halloween inspiration? Check out our favorite DIY princess costume options, or take your cue from one of these adorable Wizard of Oz inspired looks. Better yet, play the part of Halloween host this year!
Love to knit, quilt, and crochet? Save the day—er, the "crafter-noon," if you will—with this epic costume. It's right up your alley.
Make the Costume: Cut a quilt into a trapezoid shape; sew a corresponding color bias tape around the edges to finish. At the top corner of the trapezoid, sew a correspond- ing color ribbon for ties. Use a scrap of the quilt to cut out an oversize letter “Q” and blanket stitch it to the front of a T-shirt. Blanket stitch around the edges of a felt superhero mask and round out the look with a tailor tape measure bracelet adorned with sewing charms. Glue a metal thimble to a silver ring blank to create a superpower ring.
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Green pool noodles make for fresh, lively asparagus stalks in this easy-to-DIY costume. It's the perfect way to show off your love for the farmers market!
Make the Costume: Gather five lime green pool noodles. Cut leaves from purple and green felt (see template); you will need 10 to 12 for each stalk. Adhere to noodles, concentrating them at the top, with spray adhesive. Bundle pool noodles with purple duct tape. Tape a pair of suspenders to the back of the noodles and drape over shoulders.
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Star Wars fans, we hope you're sitting down for this news: You too can transform into Rey this year. This DIY costume requires nothing more than a bit of white fabric, which you can use to craft makeshift armbands, plus a light saber, a brown tunic, and a pair of slouchy riding boots. A brown belt ties it all together.
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Crochet your way to Halloween party stardom with this fun and quirky spider pattern. It'll transform any outfit into a costume—meaning you can wear whatever you'd like and still feel festive.
Susan B. Anthony helped women gain equal rights, so who better to embody? Don a simple pencil skirt, then add in some brightly colored accessories to keep things fun and flamboyant. It is Halloween, after all!
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What's better than having the funniest costume at the party, you ask? Oh, just the satisfaction of being able to say you made it yourself.
Have you seen Hidden Figures? Us too—it's a favorite, and it highlights what strong, powerful women are capable of. That's why we're loving this fun costume idea that emulates NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.
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Move aside, Weather Girls! This costume lets you take center stage at any Halloween party—and you can customize the heartthrob photos to your liking too.
Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.
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If you're a crafting champion, you'll want to try your hand at sewing your entire costume from start to finish. This princess-like dress pattern can help—and it'll turn some heads too.
A DIY hat bag and pink tee-shirt are all you need to make this Barbie costume come to life. Oh, and don't forget her signature shades.
Get the tutorial at Vintage Vandalism.
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Here's a fun tribute to French physicist and chemist Marie Curie. If you've got a black dress and a few neon accessories (so as to highlight each of them in a flashy way!), you'll be good to go. And if you don't have any blue food coloring for your "lab chemicals," you can always opt for a blue-colored sports drink!
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This adorable headband is completely DIY—and you can download the digital how-to kit immediately. Whether you sport it alongside a T-shirt or a little black dress, we have a feeling you'll be the recipient of tons of compliments this Halloween.
Pay homage to the second female justice of four to be confirmed to the highest court in our nation. Oversized spectacles and fun earrings make this one instantly recognizable. Pro tip: If you're really short on time, a black bathrobe works just as well as a real black robe.
Anyone who's seen Beyoncé's music video for her hit song "Hold Up" will get a kick out of this costume. The best part? It only takes a bold yellow dress and baseball bat—which makes this costume perfect for anyone on a budget.
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We can't get over how cool this artful paper mask looks—and your friends won't be able to either. Yes, it's totally DIY!
Think this costume's too difficult to DIY? Think again: It's made using an old Amazon Prime box and a round laundry basket.
Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
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Planning on embodying a fairy this Halloween? Give your costume an original twist by knitting your own wings.
You probably already have a few items that would work for this quick and easy '70s Halloween costume.
Get the tutorial at Sunglass Spot.
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This costume idea is instantly recognizable thanks to iconic (and easy!) eye makeup and feathery accents. Tip: Hot-glue a black feather boa along the neckline of an inexpensive black dress.
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Shine this year for Halloween in a celestial skirt powered by battery-operated Christmas lights.
Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.
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If you can master the updo, a pretty pinup makes a simple and sweet Halloween costume inspired by the '50s.
Get the tutorial at The Freckled Fox.
Snow White is as simple as princess costumes get. Grab that LBD from your closet, throw a bow in your hair, and don't forget the apple!
A pretty dress and a pair of fairy wings are all you need to embody this Disney character.
Get the tutorial at Color Me Courtney.
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Go classy for Halloween in a blue frock and matching felt hat inspired by the real-life Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Get the tutorial at Merrick's Art.
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The antagonist from 101 Dalmatians is surprisingly easy to pull off—especially if you already have a faux fur coat and a dog (real or toy).
Get the tutorial at The Sorry Girls.
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Make a splash this year when you dress as the trendy, tropical fruit.
Get the tutorial at Diary of a Debutante.
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If you're running late for a very important date, and that date happens to be October 31st, this is an easy costume to whip up.
Get the tutorial at Color Me Courtney.
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Easily transform a simple bed sheet into an elegant gown fit for a Grecian goddess.
Get the tutorial at Wear the Canvas.
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It doesn't even matter what you wear: Just top your outfit with crinkled yellow construction paper, and you'll instantly get the easiest Halloween costume ever.
Get the tutorial at Club Crafted.