Do it yourself Halloween costumes

Find the perfect last minute costume for Halloween

Story by Hollan Borowitz, staff writer

Halloween is here, and if you’re having trouble finding a costume and running low on cash, here are some easy DIY ideas.

Skittles or M&M’s:


  • Any solid color T-shirt
  • White acrylic paint

These sweet treats make for a super cute and easy outfit all in one step. All you have to do is paint a white “s” or “m” on the front and back of your solid colored shirt and you’re done!



  • For a pineapple:
    • Yellow T-shirt
    • Black acrylic paint
    • Green construction paper
    • Tape
  • For a strawberry:
    • Red T-shirt
    • White acrylic paint
    • Green construction paper
    • Tape
  • For a watermelon:
    • Pink T-shirt
    • Black acrylic paint
    • Green construction paper
    • Tape

Step 1: Take your T-shirt and paint your fruit’s pattern on it. The watermelon and strawberry have tear-shaped seeds, and the pineapple is covered in the letter “v.”

Step 2: Use the green paper. For the watermelon, you will just have to tape it to the bottom of the T-hirt. For the strawberry and pineapple, you will cut eight eight-inch-long tear-shaped pieces of paper and attach them to a ring of paper about 6 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall with tape. You can fold over the tears on the strawberry but leave them standing tall for the pineapple.

Step 3: Put on the shirt then the headpiece and your Halloween is sure to be great!



  • White T-shirt
  • Black duct tape
  • Black face paint or washable paint
  • A grocery bag
  • Black beanie

Step 1: Lay black duct tape across the white T-shirt in horizontal stripes.

Step 2: Take your grocery bag and write a black dollar sign on it… you can use this for a candy bag!

Step 3: Use the face paint to paint a “mask” on your face.

Step 4: Put on your beanie and you’re ready to go!

Bag of Jelly Beans:


  • Rainbow balloons
  • A clear plastic trash bag
  • A piece of paper
  • Markers
  • Tape

Step 1: Blow up enough balloons to fill the trash bag halfway.

Step 2: Cut two holes in the bottom of the trash bag for your legs and two at the top for your arms.

Step 3: Hop into the trash bag and fill it to the top with balloons.

Step 4: Draw the Jelly Belly logo on the piece of paper, color it, tape it to the front of the trash bag and head out to get some treats!

Making a super cute Halloween costume doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, and these costume ideas are some easy and cheap DIY ideas to use for your night hitting the streets on the hunt for candy.