We’re a few days into October so it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes! If you’re Halloween-obsessed like me, you’ve been planning your costume for a while now. But now that we’re in the home stretch, it’s time to finalize your plans! If you’re not much of a DIY-er, but want something more unique than what you can find at a big box store, here are seven great handmade costumes that you can purchase on Etsy.
For the record, none of these are affiliate links, and I am not associated with any of the shops listed here. They’re just cool costumes I came across in my endless search for the perfect plus size Halloween costume!
- Unicorn Apron from MamaMadison
Wearing an apron as a Halloween costume is something I had never considered before seeing this! This super cute unicorn apron would be great for hostessing a Halloween party, handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, or to wear out. It comes in three sizes up to 24. You could wear something comfy underneath like leggings, or go full pin up and wear it with a dress and petticoat! Add a pastel wig and unicorn horn headband for maximum unicorn action!
2) Little Red Riding Hood Dark Fairytale Jumper by KMKDesignsLLC
Plot Twist: Little Red Riding Hood IS the wolf!
I love this red underbust jumper with its cute hem ruffle and darling wolf pocket! You’ll need to purchase the ears and tail if you want to be the wolf, but it could be worn without if you just want to be Little Red Riding Hood. This also needs a top underneath and of course, KMKDesignsLLC has made the perfect coordinating Gothic Lolita Blouse. The outfit pieces can be made up to 5X.
Both the jumper and blouse are such a great pieces! I honestly think I could work them both into pretty sold non-costume outfits to wear after Halloween.
3) Banshee Caftan Dress by SavoyFaire
If you want a costume that’s scary without being gory, this Banshee Caftan Dress is the perfect option. SavoyFaire describes this is a dress for a banshee, ghost, or zombie costume. They even included a shipwreck story line in the item description! I could also see making this into a costume for a skeleton or mummy. This caftan is a very roomy 72″ around.
4) Sequin Maxi High Waist Trumpet Mermaid Skirt by GlitterFoxLA
This is one of my favorite pieces on my list! This sequined maxi high waist skirt has a beautiful trumpet flare at the bottom that mimics a mermaid’s tail. This looks like the PERFECT color for a Little Mermaid costume if paired with a purple top. It would be great with any color top to make your own unique mermaid as well! This is a legitimate high quality garment that could be worked into a variety of awesome outfits after Halloween.
This comes in sizes up to 5X, and the maker states in the listing that if you need a larger size, they can accommodate you with a custom order!
And if you need a coordinating couple’s costume….
5) Ursula the Sea Witch’s Pin Up Dress by PerditasWardrobe
This dress is what Ursula the sea witch would wear if she was a pin up! This dress has a cute retro style and can be worn as a halter or strapless. It comes in sizes up to 3x, and the seller can make anything in their shop in larger sizes as well. All you’ll really need to complete the look is Ursula’s shell necklace, but you can also style is as shown by the maker with a cute fascinator and shrug.
PerditasWardrobe has a bunch of great plus size costumes and cosplay items, so be sure to check them all out!
6) Purple Gothic Vampire Princess Babydoll Dress by ichigoblack
It was hard for me to choose just one dress from Etsy seller ichigoblack! I like this babydoll dress in particular because of the versatility. The seller suggests that this could be used for a vampire costume. You could also wear this with a cute witch hat, or with some black wings to be a gothic angel. All items in this shop are made to order; this dress alone has ten different sleeve options! They offer up to size 5x.
7) Spider Web Poncho by SpiderWebsPoint
I like this poncho because it’s another versatile piece that you can really wear with anything! You can make it sexy with tights and a leotard, or keep it comfy with leggings and a t-shirt. Complete the look with plastic spiders in your hair! This seller makes a variety of styles of open knit ponchos and shawls that would work for any size!
Keep in mind that handmade clothing is made by an actual human’s hands and takes time to make. If any of the items listed aren’t pre-made, they may not get to you in time for Halloween. Plan accordingly, and get your costume situated now!
What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Have you ever purchased a handmade Halloween costume? Let me know in the comments!