DarLooking for last minute Halloween costumes? I’ve got you covered with three simple headband costume ideas that you can whip up quickly for a fun DIY look!
I love a fun Halloween costume, but my very favorite types of costumes are super simple ones that just take regular clothes and add some fun accessories and makeup. Today, I’m sharing three such costume ideas, and I hope you will like them just as much as I do!
Each of these last minute Halloween costumes is based around a simple headband DIY. Just pair the headband of your choice with matching clothes and makeup for a perfect last minute costume!
First up, let’s make a spooky bat headband!
- Black Outfit
- Plastic Darice Headband
- 5/8″ Darice Black Ribbon
- Darice Black Wire
- Foamies Black Glitter Craft Foam Sheet
- Darice Wire Spider Web
- Gloss Decoupage
- Darice Extra Fine Black Glitter
- Hot Glue Gun
- Darice Bat Face Decals
- Bat Silhouettes Template or Cut Files (Click HERE to download printable PDF or click HERE to download a ZIP file containing SVG, PNG, and DXF versions of the cut file.)
How to Make a DIY Halloween Bat Headband.
- Use your hot glue gun to cover the headband with black ribbon.
- Carefully bend up the edges of the spider web. The edges are made of wire, so it will hold the shape you create.
- Attach the web to the headband with hot glue.
- Cut bat shapes from the craft foam. You will find printable templates and cut files (to use with an electronic cutting machine) in the supply list above. Cut two bats of each size.
- Cut off two pieces of wire, and glue one end of a piece of wire between two bat pieces.
- Wrap the other end of the wire around the headband and the center of the spiderweb. (You may need to use pliers to for this step.)
- Use decoupage to cover the spider with black glitter, and then glue it onto the spider web.
And that’s it! Your DIY Halloween bat headband is all done. Pair your new headband with some Darice bat face decals and a black outfit for a fun and simple Halloween costume.
DIY Mermaid Headband Costume
- Blue, Purple, or Mermaid-Inspired Outfit
- Darice Plastic Headband
- Darice Cut Crystal Pendants (1 Large Icicle and 2 Smaller Drops)
- Darice Wire
- Natural Shells
- Pearl Beads
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gloss Decoupage
- Darice Extra Fine Glitter
- Darice Mermaid Face Decal
How to Make a DIY Mermaid Headband.
- Start off by attaching the three cut crystal pendants to your head band by gluing them in place with your hot glue gun and then securing them with wire.
- Next, glue seashells to the headband around the crystal pendants. Glue on pearl beads in any gaps between the shells and crystals.
- Brush decoupage onto a few of the shells (especially along the edges) and then sprinkle fine glitter on top of the decoupage.
Once the glitter and decoupage have dried, your headband is all ready to wear! Finish off your mermaid look with Darice mermaid face decals and your favorite ocean-inspired outfit.
DIY Angel Headband Costume
- White Outfit
- Darice Headband with Wire Teeth
- Foamies Gold Glitter Craft Foam
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gold Jewelry Wire
- Jewelry Pliers
- Gold Metal Beads (I used these and these)
- Darice Angel Wings with Gold
- Sunburst Halo Pieces Template or Cut Files (Click HERE to download printable PDF or click HERE to download a ZIP file containing SVG, PNG, and DXF versions of the cut file.)
How to Make a DIY Sunburst Halo Headband.
For my last minute angel costume DIY, I wanted to create a sunburst style halo like those you see in old religious paintings. I love how this one turned out!
- Start off by cutting out sunburst pieces from the gold glitter craft foam. You can find the printable templates and cut files in the supply list above. You will need 16 of these pieces in total.
- Next, cut a piece of gold wire a few inches longer than you want your beaded sunburst spikes to be. Use round nose pliers to curve the end of the piece of wire, and then thread gold beads onto the wire. Make 5 total beaded wire pieces.
- Position all of the spikes around your headband to plan out the placement and order of your design.
- Use your hot glue gun to glue the foam pieces around the headband between the comb spikes.
- Finally, wrap the beaded wire pieces around the headband as you planned out in your design.
And that’s it! What do you think? Which last minute Halloween costumes look is your favorite? I’m having a tough time deciding, but I think I might be wearing that little bat headband this Halloween!
I also made a fun last minute Halloween costumes DIY video below – check it out!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.