Want to celebrate the spooky season with a fun, socially-distant activity? Roller skating Halloween parties are the way to go! And of course, no Halloween party is complete without costumes… So what will you wear? If you’re feeling crafty, creative, or just need to come up with a costume on a budget, these creative DIY Halloween costume ideas are sure to make you feel like a million bats—er, bucks.
Killer DIY Halloween Costumes
One of the easiest ways to create an affordable, DIY Halloween costume is to shop your closet… And then fill in the gaps with a trip to your favorite thrift store and/or costume shop. Retro costumes work particularly well with this approach, for instance:
- Roller disco
- Shiny, sparkly, and/or sequined clothing
- 70s sunglasses
- Headband or scarf
- Rainbow knee socks
- Bellbottoms or jumpsuits
- Carhop, soda jerk, or 1950s wild child
- Cat-eye or horn-rimmed glasses
- Saddle shoes, penny loafers, white Keds, black ballet flats, Chucks
- Wiggle dress or skater dress, apron, tray of fake milkshakes and burgers
- Short-sleeved button-down shirt, sweater vest, slacks
- White coat or apron, bow tie, paper hat
- Jeans, white t-shirt, leather jacket
- Black capris or poodle skirt, boat neck sweater
- Plaid school-girl separates a la Clueless
- Jeans, tee, and flannel for a grunge look
- Bucket hats, chokers, yin yang jewelry, aliens, daisies, flame print
Embrace the Classics
You really can’t go wrong with some of the classic Halloween costumes. After all, they’re tried-and-true for a reason!
- All black clothes, a little face paint, and some felt can turn you into a bat or cat. Feeling magical? The same black clothes can make you a witch—all you need is a pointy black hat!
- Pigtails + black dress + white collar = Wednesday Addams. Bonus points if you rope in a friend to play Pugsley with black shorts and a black and white striped t-shirt.
- Clowns, scarecrows, “old version of yourself,” and zombies are also easy to throw together and can look super cute with a little creative makeup.
The internet is your friend when it comes to making your own Halloween costume. There are literally thousands of DIY Halloween costume tutorials out there, but these are some of our favorites:
- Gumball machine using craft store pom poms
- Fruit using oversized, brightly-colored t-shirts and fabric paint
- Cacti using green clothes and white yarn—create a paper flower headpiece for some extra pizzazz.
- RBG using an old graduation robe, white doilies or lace, and glasses
Whatever you choose to wear, we can help you throw an awesome Halloween party that your friends will love! Check out our tips for hosting your first Halloween roller skating party, and give us a call at 715-693-1100 for more information.