Halloween is SOON and that means it's time to party like animals, y'all. This is one holiday when it's totally appropriate to show off your wild side without worrying about having your sanity questioned. Finally, an excuse to dress up as something you're not. So we say forget trying to pin down that perfectly creative and easy-to-execute costume and just go a little wild. If you're still costume-less and idea-less, it's safe to end your “what to wear" quest now — whether you want to buy, DIY, dress up the whole fam, you and your sig-O and/or just wear a fuzzy onesie all day and night we have you covered.
You know what they always say: Halloween is the best time to let your inner bird shine. This outfit is super easy and quick to make, so you'll have time to make one for yourself and your little mini-me.
Grab some felt and get crafty with this tech-focused and contemporary take on a classic bee costume - the Bumble dating app! (via Brit + Co)
Everyone will be udderly delighted by this tiny cow. And it's SO easy to execute. (via Make It and Love It)
T-Rex Costume ($99)
Clearly falls under the cute category. We can hardly imagine anything more aww-dorable!
A completely pink clothing ensemble can transform into a pig costume with the simple addition of ears and a snout. (via A Little Red House)
How simple and cute are these sweet owl glasses that can double as Halloween photobooth props too! (via Emmy in the Making)
Is Halloween here yet? We just can't wait for an excuse to walk about in this cozy bear costume.
In case you didn't know that adult onesies were a thing, here's proof. If it pains you to invest in a piece that you'll only wear one day of the year, take heart knowing that this costume can definitely double as cozy pjs after their big debut.
Your little one will feel eight feet tall in this adorable DIY. (via Oh Happy Day)
Wanna pull something creative out of your craft closet? This penguin looks boutique, but no one needs to know that you actually created it out of a few items in your craft closet. (Shhh, we won't tell!) Dress as Mary Poppins and — boom. Mom + baby costume FTW! (via Make It and Love It)
We're obsessed with this, the sweetest fawn we've ever seen.
Panda Bear ($45)
This cuddly panda costume is already a steal, but if you're the crafty type, this look could also easily be cleverly recreated with a black tutu, tights, leg warmers and a hoodie.
Got a last minute invite to a costume party? Rummage through your bathroom cabinet for the cottonballs, there's still time to DIY this one-of-a-kind little lamb. (via Parents)
Knock it out of the park at this year's Halloween bash with a costume that calls for a mask of your choice and your Saturday night best. Who's ready to party? (via Brit + Co)
For our procrastinating friends who have that Halloween thing to go to and nothing to wear, here's a DIY idea that's ideal for last minute. Use a bit of fur and some glue to transform a headband into a fantastic foxy headpiece. (via BITS)
Wanna play king for a day? This no-sew lion costume is totally fun. (via A Night Owl Blog)
Raven Mask ($59)
Can you say… HOT?
DIY enthusiasts, Halloween is the perfect time to get your game on. (via Martha Stewart)
This easy tutorial might be the last minute and/or work-appropriate costume of your dreams. (via Gleeful Things)
Have you ever seen a snail as cuddly as this one? We didn't think so. (via Oh Happy Day)
Cow Costume ($25+)
This costume gets its inspiration from our feathered friends. Proof that DIYs are a zillion times more creative than anything you'll find in a superstore. (via My Owl Barn)
Caterpillar Costume ($69)
Bundle up your toddler in this Eric Carle-inspired costume. It's just about as snuggly as they come.
To recreate your child's favorite animal, spray paint brown spots onto a grey hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, then add a brown felt tail and ears. Almost too easy. (via BHG)
This foxy getup is as non-basic as it gets. With a bit of makeup and a quick hair transformation you'll blow everyone's minds. (via Katie Nash)
You can bet that no one at your party will do a butterfly like this! Let Martha help you craft a beautiful butterfly hairpiece using a flurry of the winged beauties (artificial, of course). (via Martha Stewart)
Get a little country and a little creepy with this easy last minute couples costume. (via Brit + Co)
Lion Mask ($12)
Tease your hair and turn this into a pretty sweet last minute costume.
These simple sewing tutorials will transform you into any animal you want based on what faux fur you pick. (via jessyratfink on Instructables)
Go for Best in Class with this easy to make zebra costume. That mane will be the talk of the party! (via Baby Gizmo)
Wanna be that mom who comes up with cool out-of-the-box costume? Well, you can stop racking your brain because we've just located the prettiest DIY. This jellyfish might just be our favorite of the bunch — and you could DIY an adult version with longer tentacles! (via Style Me Pretty)
No one will ever guess that this dress was a DIY. Bjork's got nothing on her. (via A Beautiful Mess)
Kids' Giraffe Costume ($89)
Bust out your tie dying skills on Halloween for more than a hippy costume. (via Oh Happy Day)
Okay, so here's the thing about the black cat. A lot of people will be doing it. So if you want go for this look, better to go DIY. And sassy. (via Brit + Co)
What? Care Bears count as animals — especially when the whole family gets involved in an amazing DIY project that calls for some sorbet-hued sweatsuits and a set of crafting skillz. (via See Vanessa Craft)
Pop culture + animal-inspired = this DIY idea that you can do to any degree (the print in the kiddy costume is hand-painted, but the masks in the adult version could be a last minute hack). It makes a sweet sibling ensemble or works for grownup Wes Anderson fans who have the Hallotween look down pat and can't be Margot and Richie Tenenbaum one more year. (via Skirt As Top)
Grownups are more likely to be into this movie-themed costume so here's some adult inspo!! (via A Beautiful Mess)
This gorgeous mask can be crafted with crepe and dressed up with your outfit of choice. (via Martha Stewart)
Too cute to be stinky.
Rainbow Unicorn ($44)
What little girl isn't in love with the idea of the unicorn? Turn fantasy into reality with this mystical costume — or use it as DIY inspo.
What can you create with a cardboard box, butcher paper and some tape? Why, this crocodile, of course! (via Evil Mad Scientist)
There might not be a tutorial attached to these kissers, but may we recommend using them as inspo for the best lowkey look ever? (via lolhit)
Family of four, you've just found this year's coordinating costumes. We find these bear heads slightly disturbing but they're sure to make a statement. (via A Beautiful Mess)
Complete your child's wild ensemble with a DIY animal scarf. The best part about this? The scarves were made from actual stuffed animals. (via A Subtle Revelry)
Dinos are animals too, right? Yes, especially when they're this adorbs and this easy to make. (via Gingersnap Crafts)
Consider this a Halloween intervention — we're bringing you the coolest creepy-crawly spider costume EVER. This will be an epic DIY. (via Pretty Providence)
P.S. We can't wait to hear about all your creative creations! Share with us @BritandCo!
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Bethany Kosten is a freelance editor at Brit + Co. and an information junkie who is passionate about creating and consuming clever content. Being an idea enthusiast makes her unique, but also — and this is critical — awesome. Side note: Bethany is a serial chips and salsa eater. (Seriously, hide them.)