Halloween is definitely the time to let your imagination take over and create an amazingly inventive costume however if you’re pressed for time or simply don’t have the energy to go crazy planning and creating I’ve got a couple of quick and easy ideas that look fantastic and use what you may already have lurking about the house!
Raid your closets and sift through your stash to whip up the no sew yarn wig + DIY ragdoll & scarecrow costumes:
Take 1: Grab some yarn, scissors,
needle & thread and a knit beanie hat.
(I actually started hand sewing the yarn hair on but soon realized how much quicker and easier it would be to bust out my trusty glue gun!)
Take 2: grab a glue gun, a small bin, beanie hat and yarn.
Flip the bin over and have it wear the beanie while you glue to make life oh-so-much easier.
Create the hair as you would a pom pom:
Wrap a small bunch around your hand.
Slip it off your hand and securely tie it the middle.
Chop through the loops on either side.
Push all of the chopped ends to one side and put a generous amount of glue on the other end.
Firmly press the glued end to the beanie.
Continue until the whole hat is covered.
Once your scarecrow wig is done search through your closet for the rest of the costume: a pair of overalls or jeans, a plaid button-up shirt, gloves and boots + a red lipliner, lipstick & brown eye liner pencil.
I grabbed my easy DIY overalls from last year.
Put it all together and draw on a simple stitched on face and step out in stupendous scarecrow style!
I created the ragdoll wig in much the same way as my DIY unicorn mane. The only difference? I used longer yarn and then trimmed and tied the ends into pigtails. You could easily make this a no sew wig as well by simply gluing the yarn to the center and sides of the beanie hat.
For my dolly ensemble I grabbed some thick neutral coloured tights, a plain long sleeved shirt, gloves and an adorable dress + a red lipliner, lipstick & brown eye liner pencil.
The fab frock from my how to upsize a dress tute was absolutely perfect!
The stitched face is crazy easy to do with what you already have in your makeup kit and works for both costumes.
The best part of these costumes?
Those yarn wigs are super warm and the outfits can easily be layered over cozy gear for a chilly evening of trick or treating!
Check out all of my upcycled Halloween tutes and stay tuned for more spooktacular DIYs!
Share what you’re creating this spooky season in the comments below!