Spooky Chic! 17 DIY Accessories for Homemade Halloween Costumes

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Flappers and witches and mermaids, oh my! With Halloween just one month away, it’s time to begin planning your ghoulish getup for the year, and for us crafty types, homemade Halloween costumes are the only way to go. If you’ve been rocking the same sad cat ears and drawn-on whiskers for the past umpteen Halloweens, this year is your chance to change it up. There are so many ideas and tutorials out there for homemade Halloween costumes these days,  there’s no excuse to go store-bought!

Of course, when it comes to DIY Halloween costumes, it’s all about the little details, from fake wounds to accessories. That’s why we’ve rounded up some awesome jewelry making projects to put the frighteningly fabulous finishing touch on your DIY costume, whether you’re going as a zombie prom queen or an old Hollywood starlet. These DIY accessories could be the difference between snagging first prize in the costume contest and getting stuck bobbing for apples in the corner.


Drop dead, gorgeous! If you have a penchant for the gory and gruesome, this macabre Mod Podge necklace project will be right up your black-cat inhabited alley. The essential accessory for any zombie prom queen or vampire vixen, this necklace will inspire the perfect mix of fear and fashion envy.



Stand out from the sea of boring store-bought costumes with this metallic mermaid necklace. This easy-to-make statement necklace is the final touch you need to transform into a nautical nymph or a stunning siren on All Hallow’s Eve. You’re sure to make a splash at any and every Halloween party with this piece!


No bones about it, this polymer clay project is exactly the accessory you need if you plan on rocking a cave woman costume this Halloween. Simply pair this cool clay necklace with a cheetah print dress to make a prehistoric fashion statement. You can even wear this edgy necklace after the haunting holiday is over to go clubbing! (See what I did there?)


Channel the fashion wisdom of the ancient Egyptians with this chic Cleopatra-style collar necklace. What would an Egyptian queen be without some elegant and regal jewelry adorning her frame? You’ll reign supreme over every costume party with this elegant beaded necklace to complete your Cleopatra costume.


If these jewelry making projects haven’t sent a chill down your crafty spine, check out our collection of 17 Spooky Chic Jewelry Projects for Homemade Halloween Costumes for even more eerie inspiration. Whether you’re looking for something chic or shriek-worthy, you’re sure to find the perfect petrifying project to transform you into your alter ago of choice this Halloween.

What are some of the best homemade Halloween costumes you’ve seen?

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