If you’re invited to a Halloween party but you’re struggling to find a truly original costume, you might want to make your own! You don’t need any sewing skills to create these fun and witty costumes, and best of all, they might even save you a few bucks.
Umbrella Bat Costume [marthastewart.com]
Transform that broken old umbrella into a DIY costume that everyone will love. This easy tutorial involves absolutely no sewing, but it does require pliers to pull apart the umbrella and mold it into realistic bat wings. Once the wings are complete, all you’ll need is a black bodysuit and an optional mask if you want to add some more detail.
Iron Chef [realsimple.com]
If witty pun costumes are more your thing, you’ll love this easy "Iron Chef" idea. Simply wear a chef’s hat and a matching white apron with some cooking supplies inside to create the “chef” portion, but also carry a clothing iron with you for the “iron” part.
For something minimal and still very funny, dress as a standard over-easy egg. Just wear a completely white outfit (even a sweatsuit would do), and glue an oval-shaped piece of yellow construction paper or felt to your chest. Voila—a complete costume in less than five minutes flat.