Posted 10/7/13 by Brinton Parker in Entertainment

DIY Costumes Perfect for this Halloween

To quote Mean Girls, “In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.” However, if you’re looking for something a little different this year (perhaps a funny costume, or something more modest than the typical frat-party attire) check these idea out. Not only are they unique, but they are also easy to make yourself! (Click the pictures for links to the tutorials or detailed photos of DIY costumes)

Jesse Pinkman & Walter White (“Heisenberg”)

By Mr. Kate


  • baggy clothes and a beanie for Jesse
  • glasses, a bald cap, and a black hat for Heisenberg
  • blue rock candy


By A Subtle Revery



  • rubber snakes
  • bobby pins
  • a toga

Carl from “The Walking Dead”


  • a cowboy hat
  • a sheriff’s badge
  • a plaid shirt

The World’s Greatest Hand Model from “Zoolander”

From Bro Bible


  • old glasses
  • a hand-sized vase

A Comic Book Heroine

By Natalie J


  • makeup/facepaint
  • a brightly colored wig


Twerking Miley Cyrus



  • a foam finger
  • hair buns
  • red lipstick
  • a tongue constantly sticking out of your mouth


Dumbledora the Explorer


  • a backpack
  • orange shorts + pink tee
  • a long white beard
  • a wand


Other Ideas That Seem Easy to Recreate:

  • Riff Raff, or James Franco’s Interpretation of him in “Spring Breakers”
  • The guys from Workaholics
  • “Women Laughing Alone with Salad”
  • Jay Gatsby
  • Daryl Dixon from “The Walking Dead”
  • The witches from “Hocus Pocus”


Do you have any unique ideas for Halloween costumes that can be done at home? Leave them in the comments below!


Brinton Parker

Brinton is a third year student at the University of California, Davis and is majoring in English, with a minor in Textiles & Clothing. Her passion (at the risk of sounding extremely cliché) is fashion, as well as writing, cooking, fitness, and movies. Pursuing a career in magazine journalism is the next check on her to-do list.