9 Best Ideas to Create Halloween Costumes From Your Closet

9 Best Ideas to Create Halloween Costumes from Your Closet

Time flies, and in no time, you may find yourself on Halloween eve without a proper costume. Fear not! There are multiple creative costume ideas you can make by yourself. The best thing about making costumes at the last minute is that you can find the most supplies around the house. It also means you can save a lot of money and don't have to buy the necessary supplies and accessories. Making your costumes comes with guaranteed unique quality and style. Here are nine of the best ideas to create Halloween costumes from your closet.


Mermaid costumes are a great way to go into the Halloween season with some whimsical, nostalgic fun. They're super cute and sure to get you a few compliments. To pull off this look, start with a long-sleeved shirt and pants that go past your knees. Wear pants made with spandex or nylon or something like leggings. Accessories like colorful necklaces or earrings from your closet can complete the look. Wear shoes that match your mermaid outfit to complete the "fin."

Flight Attendant

Nobody said you must be in the air to become a flight attendant. Instead, you can create an amazing costume from your closet to match the profession. Wear a red or navy pencil skirt, a women's white blouse, and printed scarves for this easy-to-make costume. Complete the costume by including a small suitcase and a wing pin.

Be a Troll

Troll dolls are part of almost everyone's childhood. If you had one of your own, you may have a soft spot for this childhood toy. Why not bring that doll back to life? To create the troll look, you just need two things: a colorful wig and equally colorful, playful clothes.

Keep It Classic With a Witchy Getup

Dressing as a witch for Halloween will never go out of style. Even better, you can have loads of fun making the costume. Pair a long black dress from your closet with a pair of funky stockings. Introduce the wild look by throwing a little flour wherever you go (best for outdoor parties) and carrying around the kitchen broom. You can still top off the look with face paints and a pointy hat.

Get in Touch With Your Inner Social Media Influencer

Social media influencers are the new celebs. As they fight to remain in the online world, most of the influencers have created specific brands and styles. Halloween is the best time to recreate your favorite influencer's style or invent one of your own. Find your trendiest outfits and put together a Tik-Tokker-inspired look or create a new personality, whether it's a comedian or style icon.

Pro Athlete

Have any old sports uniforms in your closet? Perhaps a jersey from your favorite baseball or football team? Throw that on and go as a professional athlete! Socks with a football or basketball pattern are perfect for any sports personality. You can even use athletic tape to add extra detail to your favorite sports team. If you want to go all out, make your own jersey and wear it with an outfit that matches your favorite team's color.

The '80s Classics

If you love a great costume, there's no better way to get in the spirit than with some '80s Halloween costumes. You can do a Pac-man costume, one of the most iconic video game characters in the '80s. The best way to do this is by wearing any shirt with blue pants or shorts underneath them. Another way to relive the '80s is wearing a plaid blazer and skirt to recreate a high school movie experience. Wear heels and knee-high socks to spice up your look. Or, bring '80s Batman to life by wearing a black jumpsuit with a hooded cape. Adding a pair of black gloves and a mask will complete the look

Add Style to Your Outfit

If you wear the same outfit every day, why not change it up by adding a little flair? Tie a scarf with a skeleton drawing around your neck, or use a belt with wordplay around your waist. If you have an existing shirt or jacket that is just begging for Halloween wear, take advantage of it. You could add black tape around the edges or wrap it around your waist like a skirt or pants for a festive Halloween look.

Halloween is all about being creative and having fun. Follow the tips above, and you can get a Halloween costume from your closet that will make you stand out. No matter what you wear on Halloween night, we hope you have fun and enjoy the festivities! Are you shopping for fall or Halloween apparel and putting together a last-minute costume? Visit Lands' End today!


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