19 Easy Adult Halloween Costume Patterns


Adult Halloween costumes are so much fun! Homemade costumes for adults can be as creative, inexpensive, and original as kids costumes!  So, if you’re looking for unique adult Halloween costumes for men and women, then check out these easy halloween costumes to dress up as celebrities, a fairy, a pirate, something funny, and more. I’ve even included easy Halloween accessories to make that can be used alone or with a costume. There’s something for both men and women!

Related ➜ 11 Awesome Halloween Costumes for Men

Adult Halloween Costumes

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Adult Halloween Costumes

Brit + Co.

1. Can’t touch this! How adorable are these cactus halloween costumes for adults by Brit + Co.? You won’t get prickly having to spend a lot of time making a costume. This one is pretty simple using sweatshirts and pipe cleaners.

What I Wore

2. We Can Do It and so can you with this simple Rosie the Riveter costume by What I Wore. You’ll need a red bandana, high waisted jeans and a button down chambray shirt.


Adult Pirate Costumes

3. Using clothing you already have at home you could quickly and easily make an adult pirate costume. Scarves work great as sashes and head wraps.


4. Salvation army finds, coins and faux leather make up this feminine pirate costume by M&J. Ahoy Matey!

Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Celebrity Halloween Costumes

5. Not sure what you want to dress up as for Halloween? Style Bistro compiled 76 celebrity halloween costumes you’ll want to try.

Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas

6. Elle magazine compiled over 80 celebrity costume ideas. From Michael Jackson to Day of the Dead, there’s something for everyone.@dresscorilynn

Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults

7. Black pants, striped shirt, suspenders, gloves, and a beret are what you’ll need to make a mime costume by Dress Cori Lynn. I love how simple and chic it is.


8. Who doesn’t love a classic, Audrey Hepburn? Inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s The Joy of Fashion created this simple costume using a black dress, pearls and shades.


9. How darling is this Minnie Mouse costume by Color Me Courtney? A simple polka dot dress and mouse headband is all you’ll need.

Maria Just Do It!

10. A tulle skirt is always a great option when making an adult fairy costume. The tulle is light, airy and chic. Maria Just Do It has a great tutorial to easily make your own.


11. Who remembers Bob Ross from television, the artist who showed you how to paint? C.R.A.F.T. put together this super simple Bob Ross inspired costume that features jean, button down shirt, 70’s hair wig and a homemade cardboard pallet. Easy peasy!


Funny Costumes

12. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! This costume by Instructables makes me giggle. Get your power tools handy because you’ll need them.

Julie Ann Art

13. These Tooth & Tooth Fairy adult costumes by Julie Ann Art are super simple and can be recreated using items you probably already have at home.  And, if you already have white pillowcases and a white sheet you are set.


Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Adults

14. Looking for a quick last minute costume idea? This Fantastic Fox costume by A Beautiful Mess was thrown together quickly using vintage clothing and fox masks.


15. Get washed ashore with this easy shipwrecked costume by Camille Styles. Grab your khakis and the scissors and get cutting.

Evil Mad Scientist

Homemade Halloween Costumes for Adults

16. Deconstruct a black umbrella to make this awesome bat costume by Evil Mad Scientist.

Brit + Co.

17. With a nod to the mystical unicorn here is a fun couples costume by Brit + Co. using onesies, paint and tulle.


Halloween Accessories

18. Wear this cute bat headband to accent a costume or wear by itself. This pictured tutorial by Lia Griffith will show you how to create your own bat headband.

Bits Fashion

19. Pin this DIY No Sew Fox tail by Bits Fashion on your hind quarters and you’ve got a pretty amazing costume!

Adult Halloween Costumes

Adult Halloween Costumes

20.  No-Sew Halloween Spiderweb Cape ~ Looking for an easy and inexpensive costume to make? This no-sew spider web cape can be easily made with black felt, ribbon, scissors and fabric glue. It’s perfect for a child or adult and can be worn as a witch costume or spider costume.

21.  No-Sew Wonder Woman Costume {homemade} ~ If you are in need of a last minute Halloween costume then this is the tutorial for you. Wonder Woman is an all time super hero favorite that’s perfect for any age! The best part, no sewing is required so anyone can make it. A plain tank top and skirt is embellished with fabric and felt. Easy peasy.

22.  Pregnant Skeleton Costume ~ If youre pregnant and looking for a cool homemade Halloween Costume, here’s the one for you! This tutorial has a baby skeleton on the belly and fast food in the belly for the Dad!  {bwaahaa!}

23.  DIY Couples Costume {Popeye, Olive Oil & Swee’ Pea} ~ What costume could be more perfect for a couple with a new baby at Halloween? Only Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Swee’ Pea! It’s hard to choose because we’ve had so many fun costumes over the years, but THIS is probably my favorite. Our baby girl was just 3 months old her first Halloween; our own little Swee’ Pea.

How to Make Adult Lego Halloween Costumes
How to Make Lego Halloween Costumes by tipjunkie


Cookie Monster Costume ~ Easy homemade Cookie Monster Halloween costume pattern from Sesame Street made by persialou.

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19 Easy Adult Halloween Costumes [men, women]

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