Purim is only a couple days (Saturday, March 11th at sundown!!) away and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking of what costumes you plan on wearing. You know DIY costumes are better than store bought costumes and you want to make sure you have an awesome costume to wear to your Purim party. If you need some ideas to get your creative juices flowing, check out these costumes you could definitely make yourself.
1. Anyone from the story of Purim (Esther, Haman, Mordecai, etc.)
You can always go the basic route and dress up as the characters from the Megillah. They’re a classic.
If you’re really lazy, all you need to do is grab a quarter and tape it to your back. Then you’ll be an all-star quarterback.
Similar to the quarterback, you tape candy wrappers to a hoodie and wear whatever you think rappers wear.
Ok, so you’ll need a baby for this one, but it was too good to not include in this list.
Take a trip down memory lane and dress up at Max from one of your favorite childhood books. All you need is a white onesie or an all white outfit with a hood and a crown you can make from cardboard or paper. Or just get a crown from Burger King. Whatever works.
Everyone knows who Flo is. Just wear all white an find an apron that you can write “Progressive” on. Don’t forget the name tag!
Take it back, old-school style, and dress up as one of the women from “A League of Their Own.” You can recreate their uniform by wearing a shirt, a skirt, a red belt, tall socks and a red hat. You’ll probably be able to find 90 percent of those items in your closet.
Buy a bunch of balloons of one color and tape them all to your body (wear something underneath, duh). You can also do the same thing and go as a bag of bubble gum or jelly beans if you have different colored baloons.
Just get a t-shirt of whatever color the fruit you want to dress up as and add the seeds with a sharpie. Don’t forget the stem! Very easy.
Dress up as a cowboy or cowgirl and just write ANDY on the bottom of your shoe and you instantly become Woody or Jessie.
Either you have to be really artistic or have a friend who is really artistic to paint your face as a snapchat filter. You can also make your own flower crown or use paper to make puppy ears and a nose. The options are endless.
Remember the old game where you would guess which person your friend had? You can easily be that game! Put on whatever goofy items you have and put a question mark on a red or blue shirt.
So easy. All you need a wig and a paint palette. And a canvas if you want to carry that around.
You loved this movie. It is a Disney classic. A perfect couple costume. For Sharkboy, it can be as easy as finding a shark onesie. For Lavagirl, you can find a pink morphsuit and some pink hairspray. You might have to explain your costume when you’re not standing next to each other, but people will think it’s awesome when you tell them.