7 DIY Costumes For Women: Last Minute Costume Ideas for Women

In (a) Halloween Costume Ideas by threetigersmedia

Did you know that 175 million Americans celebrate Halloween? With this number, the odds are great that you’ll have an invite for a Halloween party sitting in your mailbox or inbox this year. 

Don’t worry if you run out of time to plan your costume. You can still go to that party and knock your costume out of the park with DIY costumes for women. These last-minute ideas don’t take a ton of work, and you might even win the costume contest!

Let’s take a look at 7 DIY costumes to make at home that are cheap and easy.

DIY Costumes for Women

These costumes are timeless and easy to make at home, on a tight budget. In fact, you probably have most of the costume in your closet already.

Black Swan Costume

Have that little black dress in the back of your closet begging to go out on a date? This is the perfect occasion! All you need is a black feather boa and some safety pins. Pin the boa to the top of your dress and feature your neckline. Use some white makeup on your face, and using an eyeliner or black eyeshadow, outline your eyes!

gothic black natural feature cape shawl

Snow White Costume

If you don’t have a little black dress, it’s time to get one now! The options are endless. This works well if you’d like to be Snow White, with or without the dwarves. Grab a red hair bow and an apple, and you’ll be whistling while you work in no time.  

If you’re short on time, there’s also the non-DIY route, likely with one day shipping! See below:

disney deluxe sassy snow white costume

Tinkerbell or Fairy

Feeling pretty? A spring dress or other fancy dress from your closet suits this costume. All you need is a pair of fairy wings, some nice makeup, and a pair of heels.

ruby's silver purple fairy wings

Audrey Hepburn

Bring that little black dress back for this classic look. You may get lucky if you already have a string of pearls, sunglasses, and know how to do an updo. Pairing with a deep red lipstick.

Cat, Dog, or Deer

These are some of the simplest costumes to DIY. Get a tail or a set of ears, and paint on a nose, some whiskers, and eyeliner. Dress in a neutral outfit – black, brown or white, and you’ll be the cutest animal on the block!

Cat makeup kit by mehron


Dig into your weekend wear for a plaid button up for this one. Put on a pair of jeans, a floppy straw hat, and a brown eye pencil to draw some scarecrow marks.

Rosie the Riveter

Having a blue denim button up and a red bandana is all you need to pull this tough lady together. One of the most iconic women in history, this costume is a hit at all the parties.

levi's denim button up western shirt

Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Women

DIY costumes for women are easy to make, fit in your budget, and are super cute, using what you have in your closet! If you have some time to plan your costume, take a look at the sexy, cute costumes we have for sale today.

Women's Deer/Doe Costume