The 1 Obvious Thing You Should Be Doing For Halloween This Year

POPSUGAR Photography | Sheila Gim
POPSUGAR Photography | Sheila Gim

It's time to change up your Halloween routine. There's one important thing you should be doing this October to prepare for the big holiday, and it might have never occurred to you. For 2016, you should DIY everything — and we mean everything. Your costume, decor, and treats can all be created in your very own home!

Before you shudder at the thought of crafting all things Halloween, think about the benefits it will bring you. It may take a little more time, but these reasons make it worth some effort.

DIYing will save you tons of money.

Buying costumes and decor can add up to hundreds of dollars. Making your own costumes from items in your closet and creating decor with a few simple materials will cost so much less. Plus, it's a great way to explore your creativity. You don't have to be an artist to DIY!

You can create things you would have a hard time finding in stores.

If you have a really specific idea for your costume or Halloween party, the odds of finding it in a store are pretty low. DIYs will give you exactly what you want and you won't have to give up on your brilliant ideas!

Everything will be one of a kind.

Creating things yourself means that nobody else will have the same costume as you. In fact, your homemade costume will stand out in a sea of store-bought ensembles. When people visit your home, they will be so impressed by your unique decor. You'll be so proud to show off your completed projects.

So consider making your Halloween a DIY-fest this year! You'll be so happy you did — take our word for it.