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DIY Scary Halloween Costumes

30+ Spine-Chillingly Scary Halloween Costumes You Can DIY

You know what's even scarier than Halloween? Trying to find the creepiest costume to stun your family and friends and make you feel great — especially last minute. That's why we did the dirty work for you and found the spookiest costumes you can DIY. All you need are some basic makeup skills and a trip to a party or craft store — though these scary costume ideas are super easy to put together and won't hurt your wallet. (If you aren't flying solo for your Halloween plans and want to coordinate with your partner or friend instead, scroll through some of these couples' costume ideas.)

Whether you're going to a party, hitting the bars, or wanting to dominate a costume contest, these spooky costume ideas are perfect for those looking to embrace Halloween's creepier vibes. Check out a ton of scary costume ideas ahead, and get your inspiration — or blood — flowing.

Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes, Lauren Harano, and Sara Youngblood Gregory

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