So, I’m not great at sewing. I mean I can do it if I really have too, fixing an inseam here and there, but It is not my strong suit. Therefore, DIY no-sew Halloween costumes are top on my list of crafty things to tackle this season.
I remember when I was younger my grandma made me this elaborate Belle from Beauty and the Beast costume. You know, the yellow one she wears when they are dancing in the ballroom? It was my favorite Halloween costume of all time! (Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of it ?).
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Now, my mother and I, on the other hand, did not inherit my grandmother’s amazing sewing skills. My mom wore the same cat costume for years! And all it was, was a black sweatsuit with a black pantyhose stuffed with batting for the tail and a headband with ears. (And this was before Pinterest was a thing!) So props to her for coming up with that. But as I got older and I had my own kids, I either bought costumes (on clearance of course) or had to get creative!
One of the costumes for my daughter a few years ago was just one of my old Homecoming dresses sprayed with fake blood and some bad makeup, bam! DIY zombie bride!
Isn’t she so cute?!
From what I can recall, the zombie bride was my first attempt at a no-sew Halloween costume.
I mean I felt kind of bad ruining a perfectly good dress, but let’s face it, I was never going to wear it again! (It was my sophomore homecoming dress)
Now it’s not to say that I am always cheap on Halloween.
The year after the picture above, Lydia (my oldest daughter) was Lydia from Beetlejuice as a homage to her namesake.
I really wanted to make an attempt at sewing the Lydia costume, but again, I am not that great at sewing. I was also afraid it would turn into one of those projects that I started that never got finished, which I would have felt terrible about. So I splurged and bought a FULL PRICE costume! Although it was totally worth it!
And yes, that is the same kid. I can’t believe how much different (and creepy) she looked in this costume. IT WAS AWESOME! Plus my husband went as Beetlejuice!
But, I am trying to get back in touch with my creative side…and be frugal at the same time!
So in an effort to get a little more creative on the cheap, I have compiled a list of 20 no-sew Halloween costumes that are not only easy to make but also easy on the wallet!
Time to break out the hot glue gun! This DIY-UNO costume is great either by itself or as a larger group costume. Don’t forget to check around at rummage sales and thrift stores from a used pack of UNO cards.