10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Raves

10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Raves

Halloween is the best holiday of the year. There’s nothing better than dressing up and getting to escape for the night. That’s why Halloween and rave culture go hand in hand. Creativity is one of the best forms of expression out there. Whether you’re going to FreakNight, The Gathering, Nightmare, or just going out with your friends, we put together some ideas to help you put your best foot forward this Halloween!

10. Ziggy Stardust

Pay tribute to the king of glam rock this Halloween. The late David Bowie has many different and distinct eras for which you can draw inspiration. You can put together suede fringe and an acoustic guitar and channel his Whimsical singer/songwriter era a la “Space Oddity.” Put on a nice suit and a pompadour and voila, there’s his Thin White Duke era, although this era was plagued by lots of cocaine, Bowie released classic albums such as Young Americans and Station to Station during this time. Last but not least, who could forget about Jareth the Goblin King from cult classic ‘The Labyrinth.”

What you need: Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane recreation is quite simple all you need is a metallic bodysuit, some groovy boots an face paint!

9. Marshmello

While on the subject of kings, Marshmello has quickly catapulted to the poster child of modern EDM. His signature look has become iconic. It doesn’t hurt that it is also very easy to replicate. Plus, if you’re at a rave or music festival, everyone will be in on it!

What you need: Long white sleeve shirt, white converse, white jeans, and what would a Marshmello costume be without that helmet? Here’s a simple tutorial.


It’s always nice when you can put together a costume by just raiding your own closet. Classics are classics for a reason. They never go out of style. Some of us ~dark souls~ already wear black 99% of the time anyway. So let out your true inner spirit animal and be a witch this Halloween.

What you need: Black clothing. From dresses, to bodysuits, fishnets, boots, this can be done in many ways. The hat, however, is non-negotiable.

7. Cleopatra

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘dress for the job you want’? Well if you want to be a literal queen covered in gold, then Cleopatra is the best choice for you! For those of you who are more makeup inclined, this is the perfect opportunity to show off your skills. Just skip the lead eyeliner and go with something less… toxic.

What you need: All of the gold items your heart could ever desire.

6. Jennifer Lopez

Another pop star with more eras than nicknames, miss Jennifer Lopez. There’s “Boho Glam” J.Lo, “Jenny From the Block” J.Lo, or J.Lo at the Grammys. You know the one, that iconic green dress. We chose J. Lo from the “I’m Real” video, because any excuse to put on sneakers and sweats is where I want to be.

What you need: Pink velour jumpsuit, gold hoop earrings, and some fresh kicks.

6. Run DMC

Adidas has been at the top of its game this year. First Kanye moves his Yeezy shoe line from Nikes to Adidas. And now we see everyone rocking the brand. Pay homage to hip hop pioneers Run DMC this year. Get two friends together and make it a group costume. It’s not tricky.

What you need: Velour Adidas tracksuit, classic Adidas sneakers. The bucket hat, thick rimmed glasses and gold chain can all be found on Amazon.

5. Baby Spice

If pop music is more your scene, put on your favorite platform shoes and go as The Spice Girls. Perfect for a group costume with friends. All black and slinky clothes for Posh Spice, cheetah print for Scary Spice, a Union Jack dress for Ginger Spice, sports bra and track pants for Sporty Spice, and your favorite pink dress paired with pigtails for Baby Spice.

What you need: Girl power

4. Lara Croft

2018 will see a reboot of the Lara Croft series in theaters. Get ahead of the game and channel your inner bad-ass seductress. As one of the most comfortable costumes on this list, you’ll be able to dance all night long.

What you need: Combat boots, shorts, utility belt, crop top or bodysuit and a slicked back ponytail.

3. Barnacle Boy

It is a guarantee that Halloween parties around the country will be saturated with Rick and Morty costumes. Pay homage to our original favorite cartoon duo – Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

What you need: This DIY costume is almost too easy to put together. Not to mention inexpensive and comfortable. Get some blue rain boots, a Zoro mask, rubber gloves, a red shirt, and voila!

1. Wonder Woman

2017 has been a great year for the feminist movement. Not only was the movie “Wonder Woman” a box office hit, our protagonist proved that women can be strong, fierce and that super hero movies with a female lead can be just as successful as our male-lead counterparts.

What you need: Red Bodysuit, kick ass boots, and pick up some Wonder Woman shorts and her crown off Etsy!

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