Spooktacular DIY Halloween Costume Ideas  

Halloween should be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a time for spooky fun, creativity and of course candy! This year, embrace spooky season with a homemade costume. These DIY Halloween costumes are not only simple to create, but also comfortable to wear.


The Classic Ghost
This is an iconic and classic Halloween costume. All you need is a white bed sheet. Cut two holes for your eyes, and you’re all set. Add a flashlight inside the costume to create a ghostly glow.

The Perfect Pumpkin
Pumpkins are a Halloween staple, and your costume will be easily recognized. Find an orange shirt and pair it with a pair of black pants or a skirt. Create a jack-o’-lantern face on the shirt using paint or a marker. A green hat or head accessory can serve as the pumpkin’s stem.

Black Cat or Playful Puppy
Animal costumes are always a hit and require little effort to put together. Grab a headband and attach paper cat or dog ears with tape or glue. Find a matching-colored shirt and pants and add a tail. Complete the look with some face paint or makeup and you’re done!

These are just a few of the many possible DIY Halloween costumes. Talk with your friends or community staff members to brainstorm additional ideas. We encourage you to get creative and have fun while embracing the spirit of the season. Share your costumes with our team at sslcommunities@mpf.com and don’t forget to have a spooktacular Halloween!

Just For Fun! Can you guess the most popular candy for each generation? We bet some of these may surprise you.

  • Baby Boomers (born 1946– 1964): Candy Corn
  • Generation X (born 1965– 1980): Snickers
  • Millennials (born 1981– 1996): Skittles
  • Generation Z (born 1997– 2012): Sour Patch Kids
  • Generation Alpha (born 2012– present): Gummy Worms