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24 Teen Halloween Costumes to DIY


Teen Halloween costumes that you can make don’t have to be purchased from Amazon or Party City.  Here are some really creative Halloween costumes that have free patterns made from creative moms of teenagers. {high fives}

These teen Halloween costumes are DIY and you can go as fancy or as simple as you like.  They include animal costumes, historical costumes, funny costumes the shape of food, movie themed and other DIY costumes that your teenager might enjoy wearing.

DIY Halloween Costume Finder Button

If you’re looking for a specific costume then you can click the DIY Costume Finder button above to be taken to the Tip Junkie Halloween Costume Pattern File Box.  There you will find costume ideas listed in alphabetical order with direct links to the pattern to DIY or costume to buy if I couldn’t find a free pattern online.

Homemade Teen Halloween Costumes

Teen Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween costumes don’t have to look homemade check out these super creative DIY ideas that will not only impress your teen but also their friends.  {giggle}


Animal Costumes

Handmade Octopus DIY Halloween Costume

1.  Octopus DIY Costume ~ A creative costume for teens by Giggles Galore made out of 4 pairs of tights and matching long sleeve shirt.

Funny Halloween Costumes

DIY Wind Up Doll Costume

2.  Wind Up Doll DIY Costume ~ Seriously! How cute is this DIY Wind Up Doll Costume by Clover Kate? Create a wind up doll costume from cardboard and an empty cardboard tube.  The rest is easy, just add it to a dress you already have.

glow stick figure DIY halloween costume

3.  Stick Figure Costume ~ An easy DIY Halloween costume by Creating Really Awesome Fun Things that’s made out of a black outfit, glow sticks, and clear packaging tape.

Pedestrian Crossing Sign DIY Halloween Costume

4.  Pedestrian Crossing Sign ~ Dude.  I love this pedestrian crossing sign costume from Costume Works.  It’s super easy to make and they’ll be super visible while they trick or treat on  Halloween. {giggle}

Cereal Killer DIY Costume

5.  Cereal Killer Costume ~ If your son loves cereal then check out this easy costume.  I couldn’t find the original source for this image so if it’s yours leave a comment with the link and I’ll add the link.  {high fives}

Creative Halloween Costumes

Rain Cloud DIY Halloween Costume

6.  Rain Cloud Costume ~ An easy DIY costume made by Makeit Love It in a couple ours and under $15.  However, she had everything on hand as it was made with a hat, batting, glue, blue yarn, and a sheet of blue felt.

instagram diy halloween costume
7.  Instagram Board ~ This DIY Halloween costume by Mique at Thirty Handmade Days {whom I adore} is an easy costume that can be worn with any clothes.  Make by taking a screenshot of your instagram account, upload your picture to a local printer and printed onto 18×24 foam core.

Photobooth Strip DIY Halloween Costume

8.  Photobooth Strip Costume ~ Homemade Costume by Oh Happy Day who says she made it quickly.  Throw on a wig, take some pictures in a photobooth, then blew up the strip at Kinkos and glue it to big piece of cardboard.

DIY Roller Disco Barbie Costume for Girls

9. Barbie Costume ~ Girls will love pretending to be a life size Barbie. Aww Sam nailed this adorable roller disco barbie costume that includes a free printable to make the box.

DIY Mad Scientist Costume for Teen Boys

10.  DIY Mad Scientist Costume ~ This is such an easy DIY costume just grab some gloves, a lab coat, goggles, and a wig and you have an easy Mad Scientist Costume.

Jar Head DIY Costume for Teen Boys

11.  Jar Head DIY Costume ~ What teenage boy wouldn’t love this Head in a Jar Costume made from a cheese ball bucket and other things from around the house.

Food Halloween Costumes Ideas

DIY-Cereal-Bowl-Costume for Teens
12. Cereal DIY Costume ~ Didn’t get to eat sugar cereal as a kid? Now you can flaunt sugar all day long with this DIY Cereal bowl Costume for Teens! Studio DIY shows us how! Hint: Pool noodles!

DIY Costume French Fries for Teen Boy

13.  Box of French Fries by amazon

14.  Grape Bunch Costume ~ How to Make by ehow


15.  Ice Cream Cone Costume ~ DIY costume with a tan skirt and Add sprinkles onto a white shirt and make the cherry using a red balloon.created by Studio DIY.

DIY Strawberry Costume

16.  Strawberry Costume ~ A plain red dress gets a makeover with cardstock and hot glue gun for a sweet costume, perfect for your teen.

Movie Character Costumes

bambi deer DIY halloween costume dress up party 2

17.  Bambi Costume How to Make by now thats peachy

Katniss Evergreen Hunger Games DIY Halloween Costume
18.  Katness Everdeen Costume from the Hunger Games ~Thanks to thrift store finds by simpleasthatblog

DIY Minion Costume

19.  Minion Costume for Girls Teen DIY by alldaychic

Snow White

20.  Snow White costume by Color Me Courtney requires No sewing for this adorable princess costume.  Solid basics are used to pair together to make this easy costume.  A yellow skirt, blue top, white collared shirt and red heels.

21.  Medieval Princess Costume for Halloween by scattered thoughts of a crafty mom

Super Girl Costume

22. Super Girl Costume ~ I’m still looking for a Super Girl costume pattern for you.  In the meantime, here’s one from Amazon you can order. {affiliate}

No-Sew Wonder Woman Costume

23.  Wonder Woman Costume ~ No-Sew Halloween Costume by Seven Clown Circus ~  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.


24. Bank Robber DIY Costume is so much easier than you’d imagine! This is a great DIY last minute costume idea. It’s perfect for a teen!

Historical Costumes

Female Pirate Costume
25. Female Pirate Costume ~ Find out how to make the easiest female pirate costume you can image! You probably already have all of the items in your closet. Sarah Forshaw shares her list of items used and where to find them.

Showgirl Costume

26. Showgirl Costume ~ One of the more modest showgirl costume ideas using lots of feather boas by Tori Liz. It would also work as a burlesque, mardi gras or carnival costume too.

Cowgirl Costume

27. Cowgirl DIY Halloween Costume ~ Yeehaw!  There’s not much to this cowgirl costume idea by Sarah Forshaw and you might just have all of the necessary items.  Cowgirl boots. Check.  Jeans or denim shorts. Check. Plaid Shirt. Check. Bandana. Check.

Saloon Girl Bustle Skirt

28. Saloon Girl DIY Halloween Costume ~ A versatile bustle skirt pattern that can be used for a saloon girl costume by Cut Out + Keep. It would even be fun for a show girl or burlesque costume.

easy DIY poodle skirt

29. Poodle Skirt Pattern ~ This easy DIY Poodle Skirt by Pinned and Repinned uses a piece of felt to make the cutest custom skirt. There is some sewing involved, but don’t get discouraged because it’s minimal. If you can sew a straight line then you are golden.

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Thanks Ladies!  I just adore your DIY Halloween costumes. Feel free to share your I was featured on Tip Junkie badge on your blog, Facebook, or Instagram. You earned it!  {knuckle bumps}  I’m honored to have the opportunity to feature your homemade Halloween costumes.

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If you love these Halloween crafts then you’ll find a THOUSAND more just as
creative over on the Tip Junkie Halloween site!

24 Teen Halloween Costumes to DIY

What Did I Miss?

Leave a comment below.   I’d love to know what Halloween costumes you are making or are planning to wear this year.  I also take requests, so if you’re looking for a specific pattern or idea let me know in the comments.  I’ll be happy to find it for you and add it to this list for fellow Tip Junkie’s.

I have more DIY Halloween Costumes here…

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~ Laurie  {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}


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