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, [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

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. [hand clapping emojis on repeat…..] 


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.