With school back in session, the days getting colder and windier, and pumpkin patches and piles of leaves to jump in, what's not to love about fall? But Halloween can sneak up on you, and then you're left wondering what costume you can make with what you already have at home. We've rounded up some of our favorite quick DIY costume ideas that require easy-to-find pieces or are based on clothes you already own!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This one requires a few supplies, but nothing that a trip to the dollar store can't handle. Start by wearing as much green as you can, then spray-paint a lasagna pan to look like a turtle shell, and finish by wearing your new turtle shell as a backpack. The best part is that, with four turtles, the whole family can dress up together!
You may remember the bright, rainbow-colored animals that covered folders and notebooks for children in the 1990s, but as it turns out this look is easy to recreate! Tape, glue, or paint colored spots to your clothes—make them irregularly shaped to resemble animal print—and then accessorize with everything brightly colored and glittery you own, and top it off with a pair of animal ear headbands.
Harry Potter Characters
What's great about dressing like a Hogwarts student is that you probably have all the clothes needed in your closet already. Dig through your closet to find a white button-up, a vest or a sweater, and a pair of dress pants or a pleated skirt. Find a striped tie in one of the Hogwarts house colors, and carry a drumstick or a plain stick for a wand.
A classic simple costume, and again something you can scrounge around your closet or a thrift store to find the pieces you need. Wear the most obnoxious floral print shirt you can find, carry a big camera around your neck or a fanny pack, and rock those sandals. Bust out an old-fashioned paper map to up your "lost and confused" factor. You can even add sunscreen to your nose and a straw hat to really pull off this look!
There are so many ways you can dress up as an emoji. You can decorate a bright yellow shirt, create a cardboard circle to wear over your clothes, or just make a mask you can hold up to your face. If you want to get creative, you can try recreating an emoji like the flamenco dancer or the twins in cat costumes.
We hope that this has given you some inspiration for any upcoming costume parties or Halloween-themed events that you can use for yourself, your friends, and your family. At Texan Insurance, we pride ourselves in taking care of your insurance so that you can focus on enjoying the holiday season. Contact us today to see how we can help you save on home insurance in Houston.