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13 DIY Halloween Costumes For Teens

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No more trick-or-treating, but it’s party time with any of these DIY Halloween costumes for teens! Pick the perfect one for you in the list below.

Fun and Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens


1. Lilo & Stitch Costume

Bring out the island girl inside you with this Lilo costume from Lilo & Stitch. Spell Ohana with this last minute Lilo costume idea you can do in a flash. The Stitch stuffed toy is optional, though.

2. Unbelievable Special Effects Makeup

Top your fancy outfit or Halloween costume with these out-of-this-world special effects makeup looks. We are pretty sure this is but a piece of cake for many teen girls today. Here are some great inspiration and tutorial to have an amazing Halloween costume! Get your special effects makeup out and channel your inner artist!

3. DIY Despicable Me’s Minion Costume

Bring out your sassy and quirky personality this Halloween. Be everyone’s beloved character–Despicable Me’s Minions and say, Bello! to everyone at the party. Who doesn’t love this cute yellow creature?

4. Katy Perry in “Roar”

Channel your inner Katy Perry and dress like the pop singer in her ROAR video. You’re the queen of the jungle!

Tip: You can even make a DIY flower crown with this tutorial.

5. Gumball Machine Halloween Costume

Be sweet and bubbly this Halloween in this gumball outfit. A few bags of craft pompoms and a spaghetti-strap top will get you this standout Halloween costume. Who knew a gumball machine could be this pretty?

6. Trophy

This DIY trophy costume idea is pretty simple. Just spray paint your clothes gold and apply some body paint. Playing the part is the tricky aspect to this, especially if you’re going to a party.

7. No-Sew Halloween Spiderweb Cape Tutorial

Need a costume in the last minute? Just grab some fleece fabric and start cutting to make yourself a spider web cape. To complete the black widow-inspired costume, just don your favorite black dress!

8. Cute Olaf Costume

Love Frozen still? Be Olaf for Halloween. All you need is a white shirt and a tutu skirt! Everyone will want to be Anna and Elsa, so be different and spread warm hugs.

9. Ghost of a Kind

This ghost costume is literally one you can make in the very last minute. You probably won’t win any best costume awards but you’ll be a hit to your friends. Pretty sure they know it’s you, the comic one, who’s behind the mask.

10. Grady Twins Halloween Costume

If you’re into creepy Halloween costumes DIY, look no further than the Grady twins from the horror movie The Shining. Come with your bestie and dress up as these creepy twins. Don’t forget the contact lens. It will be a bloody Halloween!

11. Spice Girls

This is one of the perfect DIY Halloween costumes for teens and tweens. Raid your closet or go shopping with your girls and be the female group Spice Girls. Who are you going to be? Girl power!

12. Slender Man Costume

Creep out everybody dressed up as the Slenderman. It may be hard to strike a conversation though since you have a blank face.

13. Silent Hill Nurse

Those nurses have always freaked me out. If this disturbing Halloween costume doesn’t scare you, dress up as one of them with this amazing tutorial. Don’t forget to watch the movie or play the video game again so you can master their creepy moves.


Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Maybe you’ll see it here in this video of 5 easy Halloween costumes from Danielle Marie Carolan:

Whether you want to look cute or creepy this Halloween, you can do it with these stunning DIY Halloween costumes for teens. This is the time of the year when you can be a little weird and let your creative juices flow!

Who will you be this Halloween? Let me know below in the comments!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 23, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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