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Halloween Costumes: DIY Edition

By September 26, 2016No Comments


DIY (or “Doing It Yourself”) worries some people, as it usually means work than just buying something pre-made or pre-assembled. But Newegg has long been the place for shoppers happy to craft something with their own two hands, so we’re here to help you have the ultimate DIY Halloween experience, complete with a one-of-a-kind costume you assembled yourself.

Follow this easy guide and head over to Newegg’s Halloween HQ to buy all the pieces for your custom costume. And as always, you don’t need to follow our guide to the exact letter. Show off your personality in your costume, have fun making it, and don’t be afraid to explore!

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Regardless of how Hollywood portrays vampires, Newegg will provide you with the accessories you need to make Dracula proud. With this red cape your costume will take more of a classical turn.  To continue on with the classical route, wear a black shirt, black slacks, and black shoes. Along with that, you can always use the vampire accessory kit to scare your friends with vampire teeth and fake blood!

Jason Voorhees (Masked Murderer)


Jason is a Hollywood-legend in the horror film industry, and that leaves a lot of room to turn a basic costume into something that is keep your friends talking. Of course, you need the infamous hockey mask. After that, you can have a lot of fun with this noise-making chain saw. If you wish to stray off the traditional path, you can always spice it up. If you have a pair of old clothes, read up on techniques for distressing materials. This will cause them to look much more worn then they actually are. After that you can rip them up to give yourself a worn, nightmarish costume!



A witch is a staple costume that comes with Halloween every year. With the classic witch’s hat along with the straw broom, you have a party-ready costume. You can go above and beyond, depending on how much you want to add. Striped socks go well, along with funky colored wigs. Go wild!



It’s easy to pull off this costume with little effort. But with a bit more thought and time, you can easily be the best at your party. You can grab a doctor/nurse costume along with a stethoscope for the basics. From there you can always pick up the accessory kit to be even more convincing. At home, you can always bloody up those scrubs with fake blood or pair up with a friend to make your costumes play along with each other.

Shop for everything you need this Halloween on Newegg

Author Gregory Rice

Greg is a collector of hobbies, steeped in a love for the outdoors. Drop him in the woods and he's more at home backpacking, hunting, fishing, camping, and drinking out of streams than he is behind a desk pounding away at a keyboard. He's an avid homebrewing enthusiast and a craft beer fanatic. He enjoys testing out the latest drone tech and is a firm believer in the power of IoT and home automation tech to bring us into a more productive future (or give way to Skynet, time will tell).

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