DIY last-minute Halloween costumes are always something that we hope we won’t end up needing. Still, we all have to admit that throughout the other 11 months of the year we think of fantastic costume ideas and vow to put them into action come October. However, when October rolls around all the good ideas have fallen out of our heads, replaced only with the knowledge of how low our funds are.
But don’t worry! We are here to help. Here’s a list of DIY Halloween costumes with an LGBT+ twist for those still looking for inspiration.
1. David Bowie
This can work for almost anyone. Accomplished simply with a blue and red lightning bolt across the face, some lovely quaffed hair and a bodysuit or leotard of any colour. Then BAM you represent this iconic image with a relatively easy costume!
2. Marceline from Adventure Time
We are just taking Marceline‘s costume not princess Bubblegums because honestly, it’s much easier to accomplish. Get a grey tank top, some dark pants and a pair of red boots, and you’re sorted. If you really want to amp it up, try to find a red guitar to stand in for Marceline’s awesome bass.
3. Damien from Mean Girls
An equally hilarious and easy costume. All you need is a big blue hoodie, a pair of sunglasses and, for the finishing touch – a small sign that states “She doesn’t even go here.”
4. Willow Rosenburg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
With only a scoop neck shirt, long flowing maxi skirt, a short red wig and of course a 90’s choker, you’ll have yourself a Willow costume. This can also be a witch costume, just a slightly more unique one!
5. Mitch Downe from Paranorman
A Mitch costume needs three items, a tight white t-shirt, a pair of blue cargo shorts and some runners. If you really want to embody the character though you can draw a tribal tattoo around your upper arm.
6. Megan Broomfield from But I’m a Cheerleader!
When Megan gets sent to a therapy camp to ‘cure her’ of her lesbianism it, in fact, does the exact opposite. The outfit she wears at the camp is easy to fake, find yourself a pink shirt, pink skirt and some girly pink hair clips and you’re there.
7. Jay from Big Mouth
Jay is a really easy costume that can be done last minute. He wears a white t-shirt, black pants, and a grey waistcoat. You can also spike up your hair or maybe practice a few magic tricks.
8. Frida Kahlo
This costume might seem complicated but really all it takes giving yourself a unibrow, getting a funky scarf and wearing loose flowing clothes. Tying your hair in space buns or carrying a paintbrush around can fine-tune this costume.
9. Steven from Steven Universe
To create your own Steven Universe costume just grab some blue jeans, a pair of flip flops and a red t-shirt that you have no qualms about painting a yellow star on. For extra points, you can try and recreate his shield out of cardboard and some paint.
10. Carol Aird from Carol
A red fascinator hat, a faux fur coat, red nail polish and lipstick, scarf, gloves and a general air of confidence and you got your Carol costume sorted!
11. Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter
This is one of the more complicated costumes but if you get it right it can be amazing. Some long sweeping clothes, a fake beard and a wand can give you the desired effect. For a realistic wand check this out.
There you have it! 11 fun, easy and very DIYable costumes for queer people this Halloween.
If don’t want to go solo and are planning to dress up with your partner or a friend, check out these 15 amazing LGBT+ couples Halloween costumes.
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