20 Of The Punniest DIY Halloween Costumes

Who doesn’t enjoy a good pun? If you want to make people chuckle (…or groan) this Halloween you might want to try one of these hilarious pun-inspired costumes.

With Halloween only a few weeks away, many of these are easy to do last minute too. Easy as pie!

1. Green with Envy

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2. Cereal Killer

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3. A Blessing In Disguise

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4. Radiohead

Money Side of Life

5. French Kiss


6. 50 Shades of Grey

Do It How

7. Ariana Grande


8. Han Solo (Cup)


9. Iron Chef

Cafe Press

10. Beer On Tap


11. Taco Belle


12. The Black-eyed Ps

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13. Deviled Eggs


14. Dust Bunny

Mr. Kate

15. A Formal Apology


16. Hawaiian Punch

Costume Pop

17. Facebook


18. Ceiling Fan

Coolest Homemade Costumes

19. Spice Rack

Coolest Homemade Costumes

20. Nickelback

The Weal

Looking for more costume inspiration?

Check out these adorable baby carrier Halloween costumes, easy last-minute costumes you can DIY, costumes for your pets (obviously), cute children’s costumes you can make with a tutu (beyond a ballerina!), Halloween costumes for expectant moms and family-friendly costumes.

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What costume are you cooking up for Halloween this year? Tell us about it and share a picture with us on Facebook.

This Dad Is Creating Unbelievable Costumes For Kids In Wheelchairs

Ryan Weimer’s son, Keaton, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) when he was 9 months old. As a result of SMA, Keaton had to use a wheelchair.  When Ryan asked his son what he wanted to be for Halloween, Keaton said he wanted to be a pirate. That’s when the light bulb went off for Ryan:

A couple days later I had one of those moments when my brain decides it’s the best time for thinking – this usually seems to happen way too early in the morning when I should be sleeping or in the shower – but during this magical thinking moment I realized, “Keaton has this wheelchair he cruises around in, and every pirate needs a ship, so let’s just build one around  his chair!”     -Ryan Weimer, MagicWheelchair.org

The costume was so popular that Ryan launched a nonprofit called Magic Wheelchair to create amazing costumes for other kids in wheelchairs.

Today, there are 18 teams of volunteer builders. “This year, thanks to the help of some incredible volunteers, we have been able to spread around the country,” Wendy Barrett, a friend of Magic Wheelchair, told Simplemost. In 2016, they plan to build 25 costumes in 11 different states.

In order to be selected, the kids have to submit a short video describing their idea.   Those that are accepted get to watch their dream become reality.


Here’s come cool photos from the designs they create:

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12 Clever DIY Halloween Costumes That Won’t Cost A Fortune

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How does Halloween manage to sneak up on us every year? You know it’s coming and think you have plenty of time to get a costume together—and then, all of the sudden, you need to be at a party in an hour and you’ve got nothing! Well, not this year. We’ve got you covered with 12 creative costumes that won’t break the bank.

1. Charlie Brown

Start with a pair of black shorts and a plain yellow T-shirt. Then use black duct tape to make the zig-zag line around the bottom of the shirt. To complete the look, carry a football or bring your dog with you. (Hopefully he is black and white, and looks at least a little bit like Snoopy.)

All For The Boys

2. Circus Performer

This is a glamorous option—you basically get dressed up with full makeup and add a feather to your hair. The more sparkle the better.

Backstage #circus #headpiece #vintage #showgirl #sideshow #freakshow #makeup #burlesque #backstage #braid #costume

A photo posted by Julietta la Doll (@juliettaladoll) on Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15pm PDT

3. Medusa

All this DIY headpiece requires is toy snakes (you can buy ’em cheap on Amazon), a headband and some twist ties or glue to attach the snakes. Give your creation a coating of gold spray paint and—bam!—you’ll be the evil monster from Greek mythology in no time.

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4. Snail

Use craft paper and ribbon to make a wearable shell, and a headband, craft paper and painted styrofoam balls for eyes. The result is adorable, and the instructions are fairly simple.

Oh Happy Day

5. Rosie The Riveter

High-wasted pants, button-down shirt and a red bandanna—it doesn’t get easier than that. You may have to do a few pushups before you head out. If you’re going to be flexing all night, you may as well have those biceps popping.


6. Strawberry

Add some white or black spots to a red shirt or dress and then glue together a green stem hat. This could work for various fruits, from pineapples to grapes. Get some friends together and go as a fruit salad!

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7. Bat

After dressing head-to-toe in black and following these instructions, you will have turned into a bat. Good thing you had that old black umbrella on hand.

Evil Mad Scientist

8. Baby

Get out your adult-sized footy pajamas—you know you have some or at least want an excuse to get them. Then snag a stuffed animal and a pacifier (or ring pop, for a sweet option), and you’re done.

Thread Ethic

9. Waldo and/or Wenda

If you can manage to find a red and white hat with a pom pom, it will make this costume. Otherwise, you just need some jeans and a striped shirt.

10. Fortune Teller

This is such a flexible costume that you are sure to have what you need on hand. With just some hoop earrings and a few scarves, you can pull this off pretty quickly.

11. Mime

This will require a black-and-white stripped shirt with a red bandana tied around the neck. Add a bowler hat from the dollar store and perhaps some white gloves, and voila—you are a mime!

#lifeisacircus #party #mimemakeup #mimecostume #mime #hfarm #hparty #hcircus

A photo posted by RitaPetrilli (@rita_petrilli) on Jul 24, 2015 at 6:37am PDT

12. Garden Gnome

The reason this costume works is because there are so many different ways to put it together. Any pants with a button-down shirt will do. Maybe throw a brown belt around your waist. A pointy red hat could be made from paper or felt depending on your time frame. Finish it off with a beard (you can get one on Amazon for $7.99).


When all else fails, use one of these puns to get yourself out the door in a flash:

Aircraft Carrier: Carry around a toy airplane all night.

The Seven Seas: Pin seven Cs to your shirt and call it a night.

Identity Thief: Wear a bunch of “Hello my name is…” stickers with different names on them. Bonus points for using names of people who are at the party.

Cereal Killer: Attach a few bloody cereal boxes to your shirt with some plastic knives sticking out.

Breadwinner: Grab a loaf of bread and any cheap medal ( you can find.


This Mom Built Her Paralyzed Baby A DIY Wheelchair From Pinterest

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Evelyn Moore was diagnosed with cancer at 4 months old. After her heartbreaking diagnosis and eight rounds of chemotherapy, Evelyn is now in remission. But, the neuroblastoma tumor on her spine has left her permanently paralyzed below her arms.

Doctors had initially recommended Evelyn learn to army crawl her way around until she was ready for a wheelchair. Dissatisfied with this advice, Evelyn’s mom, Kim Moore, began researching options and found a DIY wheelchair on Pinterest.

Determined to give Evelyn some independence, her parents got to work. They made the DIY baby wheelchair when Evelyn was 7 months old using a Bumbo floor seat, a kitchen cutting board, and wheels from a children’s bike.


All in all, the parents said it took one night of hard work and $100 to make. In the meantime, they’ll save for the larger wheelchair in Evelyn’s future that will cost thousands.

It took some time to master, but by 13 months old Evelyn had learned how to maneuver her chair with lightning speed.

“She went backwards first and then she went forwards, and then she figured out how to turn,” Moore told The Star in 2016. “And now we have a speed bump in the middle of our living room because she just goes that fast.”

We can’t stop marveling at the “unstoppable” Evelyn. Watch this inspiring video below:

“Normally, she would be propped in a chair or a seat or a stroller somewhere,” Moore said. “This has allowed her to explore her environment just like a crawling child would.”
We hope Evelyn is continuing to grow and thrive — and with such determined and creative parents, we have no doubt she is.
There’s really no limit to the things parents will do to make sure their children can participate in all aspects of life — regardless of any physical limitations they may have. Kate Swenson, whose son Cooper is on the autism spectrum and does not speak, found a creative way for the boy to participate in a video contest of kids saying “mama.”

At first, Swenson assumed Cooper wouldn’t be able to submit a video. But then it occurred to her that her son could, in fact, say mama — he just needs a little help from his specialized tablet.

Watch the touching video they submitted to the contest:

[h/t: The Canadian Press]

Here’s A Super Easy Way To Crochet A Rug (No Hook Required)

There’s nothing better than walking on a soft and plush rug.  This is especially true in the winter when those hardwood floors can get downright cold.  Here’s a fun DIY project to make your own rug.  All you need is a some time and lots of wool.

Expression Fiber Arts demonstrates how to make a nice rug without the use of any special crochet tools.  In addition to the video above, she also provided detailed step-by-step directions that can be found here.

Good luck!