Sink your teeth into these easy Halloween projects. A vampire is a great last-minute Halloween costume because DIY versions are so easy to put together. Whether you want to hit the Halloween party as one of the stars from Twilight or Vampire Diaries, couple up with your partner as Count Dracula and the object of his affection, or your little one is dead-set on marching in the school's parade as Vampirina, there are plenty of high-impact, low-effort (yet still homemade) vampire costumes out there.
Catch all the eyes at this year's Halloweekend.
Here's how to dress your whole crew for Halloween. If you’re ready to start thinking about Halloween costumes for your household, look no further than our roundup of the best DIY family Halloween costumes. Whether you’ve got a group of three, a family of four, or are looking for ideas that can work for an even larger crew of kiddos, you’ll find ideas aplenty.
Come October 31, the best way to get in the spooky spirit is with homemade, decorated Halloween cookies. Whether you choose to make Halloween sugar cookies, meringues, sandwich cookies, or makeover ready-made baked goods, these easy and delicious Halloween desserts will serve as the ultimate warmup for your kid's trick-or-treating festivities. Plus, if you're planning a Halloween party, these grab-and-go treats, which are best served with one of these boozy (or non-alcoholic!) Halloween cocktails, let your guests satisfy their sweet tooth without stealing the other Halloween appetizers'' thunder.
As much fun as it is to make your own elaborate costume for Halloween, it's possible October 31 just snuck up on you this year. Well, have no fear procrastinators, because whipping up a Halloween costume from your closet is easier than you think, and if you're in need of last-minute Halloween costume ideas, then you may just find one in your own wardrobe. Costumes don’t need to be intricate and expensive to be unique, and plenty of easy Halloween costumes can be made with items you already own.
If you're looking to host an adults-only Halloween bash this year, spook your guests with these bewitchingly delicious recipes—Bloody Mary Syringes included. Thanks to puff pastry, your basic baked brie becomes a totally spooky Halloween appetizer. Get the recipe from Delish.
Don't stop there, delight little ghouls with spooky-cute Halloween cupcakes, celebrate day of the dead or and just enjoy a pumpkin that's really a cake—all in our collection of fun Halloween foods. Get the recipe from Delish.
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The worst part of Halloween: realizing your great costume idea is going to cost way too much money to put together. While you may dream of walking into your Halloween party in a getup that would even make Heidi Klum jealous, it's possible that's just not in your budget this year.
Can you dig these 1970s-inspired Halloween costumes? The era is known for for its denim jumpsuits, signature bell bottoms, and of course, platform shoes. Since Halloween gives you an excuse to dress up as whatever you'd like, it makes sense that you'd want to channel some '70s vibes for your look this year.
If the shoe fits, you've found your Halloween costume.
In our experience, there are two types of people in this world: Those who spend weeks planning their month-long Halloween festivities (complete with a big bash, plenty of horror movies, and several over-the-top costumes) and those who wait until the last-minute to decide what they'll wear—or if they'll even dress up. Think outside the traditional Halloween, err, coffin, with this old school tattoo-themed nail art by Emily Isabella that could work with a variety of costumes—or just on their own!
Like the humble witch ensemble, the vampire is undoubtedly one of the most popular Halloween costumes of all time, and for good reason: It has just enough creep factor for the spooky holiday, plus with creative makeup (which is really what takes the look to the next level), it's easy to pull together. Minus Count Dracula's cape and maybe some fangs to place over your teeth, chances are you can get by at the last minute with wardrobe staples. For more traditional vampires cut from storybooks, a black suit or a dress will do just fine.
There's just no telling how far your girl will go in this DIY Moana Halloween costume.
Have you ever wanted to grow your own pumpkin but had to stop yourself short due to a limited availability of outdoor space or simply because the process seemed too difficult? Well, it's not as scary as you might think!
Arachnophobes better steer clear of your front lawn.
You should be afraid — very afraid — of these creepy Halloween cakes. Pumpkin chocolate layer cake makes the perfect centerpiece for Halloween parties, while a devilishly delicious Halloween bundt cake is a great way to fuel-up for trick-or-treating. With some of these Halloween desserts, you'll even have a few more party guests at your house like mummies, ghosts, witches and — worst of all — spiders.
Or, if you're not yet sold on the idea of a poodle skirt or slick leather jacket, we're happy to persuade you. For starters, post-cheerleading Sandy has got to be one of the easiest last-minute Halloween costumes for women ever. Bonus points if you've got a high school sweetheart of your own: The Sandy-Danny combo is one of the best Halloween costumes for couples, and you likely already have everything you need to make it happen waiting in your closet.
Including a set of glass pumpkins you'll want to add to your cart ASAP.
Giant decorations > regular decorations. 🎃