What do you do when you need an easy Halloween costume? DIY!
Here’s how to use activewear in your DIY Halloween Costume- a follow up to last year’s article about running in costume.
Real talk: just look in your closet. That’s right—in many cases, you don’t have to spend a single dollar to come up with a creative costume.
Simply pull together your look by putting your activewear to work and combining a few pieces likely already at your house or an Amazon order away.
Dressing up as an ancient mummy is a cool DIY Halloween costume for a Mom (get it? Mommy Mummy), and for good reason!
Here’s what you need:
- white top
- white pants (stay gold leggings are fun!)
- toilet paper, white bandages, or long strips of an old white cotton t shirt
80s Aerobics Instructor
Get out the sweatband, crimper, blue eye shadow, & Billy Idol!
Here’s how to DIY like my pal Erin:
- One piece bathing suit (optional) as a leotard
- Leggings (bonus for neon colors!)
- Oversized t-shirt, cut for off shoulder
- High socks, cut at the foot to make leg warmers
There’s nothing easier than a Zombie if you’re willing to rip up your clothes and get creative with makeup. In the photo below, I put leggings under a sequined dress so I could run comfortably and rip haphazardly!
I didn’t discuss zombie as an idea for pregnant women on the podcast because, quite honestly, it freaked too many people out when I did it myself!
The thing is, you’ll envision the woman below but you’ll probably end up looking more like my friend Lisa (above) which is a total compliment- her costume was functional and easy to create with boy short style shorts over red leggings!
Queen Essence from Trolls
Y’all, I can’t even with this one. It’s just too cool. I’ll update Rachel’s photos when she adds makeup and lashes- this was just the initial try on with the blue metallic leggings!
It doesn’t get any more simple- you can either buy a ear and tail set on Amazon or make it yourself.
Here’s what else you need:
- Black top
- Black leggings
- Eye liner to draw the nose
- An eye liner with a super fine tip to draw whiskers and eyes. Bonus points for a pink or red lip!
Here’s another one you can do with simple black leggings and some accessories (homemade or otherwise!).
Here’s the thing about this one, which can be done with dollar store wings. This is what you’ll aim for:
This is what you’ll get:
Yes, I let my kids paint my face. Whatever, man.
Forky from Toy Story
If I’m locally famous for anything, it’s this DIY Halloween costume. We had running short and leggings underneath but if I had a do over there is no way I’d have run in that wig!
The polyester suit dress was shockingly breathable but that wig, y’all. Woof. It should be noted that we all stayed in character for the majority of the race, which was 13.1 miles.
The only reason I’m showing you this one is because many of my customers bought these ombre stripe leggings. To be fair, they’re still around in size 0 so maybe your teenager wants a shot at the title.
Winnie the Pooh
Boo from Monsters Inc
Happy Halloween from the Goodwin family!
This year, our kids are Hamilton obsessed so we are going with King George, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. I’ll share and take photos over on Instagram!
In the meantime, here are some blasts from the past: