Super Easy DIY Halloween Costume

[Insert a line of dancing emojis here] A one-stop-shopping Halloween costume is something to seriously celebrate these days! [Add confetti popping emoji while you’re at it]

IMG_2025Not only is this Halloween costume convenient, it’s also about $20 (or less with a coupon!). [confetti mixed with money mixed with dancing emojis here] <<< — and YES, we are those people when we text… at least with each other. #emojiproblemsEmoji Cell Phone

I think you probably know by now that we appreciate CREATIVITY, but we are equally obsessed with convenient and cost effective projects. And then we thought,ย [Insert Light bulb emoji] why can’t we have both?! Dancing emojis again…. we can! And we WILL!

Today’s Halloween costume is a one-stop-shopping, under $20, and super relevant costume in 2015. So without further ado…. let’s act like there is a drumroll emoji to present this super easy, convenient, and affordable DIY Halloween Costume….

Emoji Halloween Costume Bridget & Casey

Dancing Emojis! #NerdAlert

Emoji Halloween Costume Bridget & Casey

Like our Halloween Costumes last year, we try to link our costume choice to represent & remind of us something that happened this year or at least a common theme from the year. What better way to embrace our heart-eyes for emojis this year than to become ones ourselves?! Heck, we knew it was the year of the emoji for us when our moms even jumped on the emoji train this past year. [monkey holding his mouth emoji…. say whaaaattttt?!]

This project takes nearly no time at all to assemble. Here’s what you’ll need along with the exact cost breakdown.

Halloween Costume Supplies

– Black T-Shirts (@Michael’s for $5.99)
– Black Headbands (Ribbon section @Michael’s for $3.99)
– Black bows (@Michael’s for $1.99)
– Matching Black shoes (at @Michael’s for $9.99)
– Black Ribbon to replace the white shoelaces (@Michael’s for 50 cents)
– Black Shorts (we picked these up from Forever 21 #youngatheart)

GRAND TOTAL for one dancing emoji: $22.46 <– under $20 with coupon!Black Bow Halloween Emoji Costume

The only thing you really have to do is clip the bow to the headband & you are ready to start dancing the night away. #literally

emoji shoes halloween costume


This DIY Halloween costume idea could be great for a pair, but this idea could also be a really great theme for a larger group (family/friends/neighbors/work departments). How fun would it be to dress up as a whole group of emojis?! Everyone in the group could pick their favorite emoji and recreate the look. Each “emoji” could choose one that fits their level of skill in the Halloween Department. There are super simple emojis to recreate (like ours) and ones that can be more intricate for the costume lovers in the crowd. (Pssst…if you’re tech-challenged and emojis aren’t your thing…be sure to check out some of these costume ideas too!)

Emoji Halloween Costume Bridget & Casey
Emoji Halloween Costume Bridget & Casey

And last but very not least, our new favorite part of each month’s challenge. We cannot WAIT to see what the other 49 insanely creative Michaels Makers are DIY-ing for their Halloween costumes. Adults, kids, pets, this group has all their bases covered.ย [hand clapping emojis on repeat…..]ย 


  • Summer Hogan

    This is adorable and exactly why I love you guys! So fun!

    • Thanks Summer! We like to go the quick & easy route when possible ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Andrea Pepe

    Gotta be the cat with the heart eyes!…and I don’t even like cats.

    • hahah that’s a great emoji! We like the monkey too.

  • Shannon Venanzio

    So adorable!!

  • Nikki Simmerson

    You two are just too cute! This is such an awesome idea… I would be the heart-eyes emoji because I’m totally in love right now!

  • H Buchanan

    I actually love the dancing twins emoji! My bestie and I send it to each other regularly. I bet the heart eyes would be SUPER easy though! And my friends tell me I have the snarky eye expression down so that’s an option too! Seriously though, this is a darling idea!

    • We send the heart eyes and dancing girls all.the.time. You should totally do heart eyes!

  • meganrae8

    What a cute, fun and super simple costume idea!! You gals look adorbs!! {clapping emoji} ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jessica Alayne

    Adorable — and literally the easiest thing ever!

    • That’s the way we like it! Simple & easy is the way to go!

  • This is adorable!!! And so easy!

  • Such a great idea!

  • Thanks Kelly!

  • Trang

    Dang Casey! Nice calves and quads girl. Sorry, I’m a gym geek and notice these things. Huge fan of muscular gams/booty because it’s my least favorite workout day at the gym, but favorite muscles to spot rewards from the hard work.

    • hahahaha. I wish I could insert the laughing/crying emoji here! I was a dancer my whole life, and they’ve always just been pretty muscular. You should see my mom’s and sister’s legs…it runs in the family ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • So cute!! And such an easy costume idea–great job!

  • PAM

    I like the lips one.

  • You two are the CUTEST!!!! I [heart emoji] You!

    I am most definitely the flamenco dancer emoji! Olรฉ!!!

    • That one is awesome too! And would make for a super cute costume!

  • Michelle Cannon Smith

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! ALL the heart eyes!

  • Lucy

    i love how simple this is!!! i’ve been using the happy poo (aka happy chocolate ice cream according to my 6 yr old) a lot lately… don’t ask. it might actually be an easy DIY costume.

    • hahahaha that’s hilarious! And would make for an interesting costume…

  • Tricia

    adorable. Heart eyes!

    • Thanks Tricia! The heart eyes emoji is another one we use on the reg.

  • awww! <3

  • Amanda

    Thumbs Up is my most used emoji!

  • Sarah

    I would totally be the turtle emjoi ๐Ÿ™‚

  • So cute, girls! I would want to be the dancing lady – the one with the red dress! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Rebecca Chamberlain

    cute! great idea for my tween daughter and friend(s) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Very cute! I use the praying hands emoji all the time. hahaha

  • Linda

    the heart is my favorite

  • Valerie

    Love your site! One of my favorite emojis is the clapping hands.

    • YESS!! And thank you =) Happy early Halloween!

  • That would be awesome! haha

  • kathy

    i would be the panda emoji

  • Sahra

    this is so adorable!
    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra