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DIY Halloween Costumes for Graphic Designers
It’s getting close to the end of the year. You’re designing for deadlines and finalizing freelance projects. But oh no! You’ve been so wrapped up in work that you forgot: Halloween is less than a week away, and you don’t have a costume.
Never fear! We’ve got you covered. Try one of these DIY Halloween costumes that will show off your designerly charm and magnificent sense of humor.
Grab a solid colored outfit. Find the matching Pantone number. Use white fabric (or paper if you’re being frugal) to label yourself. Viola! You are now a Pantone swatch. Quick, clever and cute.
2. The Death of Print
Chia Lynn Kwa created this masterpiece during her time at the Pratt Institute in 2012. Cover yourself in pages from an old book and use ink to create wounds. Bonus points for “mascara” ink streaks to show your deeply rooted pain.
3. Your Favorite Typeface…Literally
Atipo, a Sanish design company, created this set of posters as an homage to different typefaces. Why not use their images as inspiration for this year’s costume? Wear all black, paint your face white and get a typographically talented friend to paint your favorite characters on your face. A little spooky and a lot of smarts!
4. Your Favorite Emoji
These may not be a design-exclusive DIY Halloween costumes, but they sure are fun. Good Housekeeping has a whole list of homemade emoji costumes that “can be thrown together” the day of your big party!
If you’ve been too busy to create a costume, chances are some of your friends are in need as well. Get a group together, assign colors and stop by a thrift store.
6. Pop Art
This one is going to take a little bit of time and a little bit of talent. We love these Pop Art-inspired DIY Halloween costumes. Grab some face paint and pop a squat in front of one of the many YouTube tutorials that exist for this costume. Give yourself a couple hours (maybe a full day) to practice—just to be safe.
7. Spinning Wheel of Death
What’s scarier for a designer than the spinning wheel of death? Grab a rainbow umbrella or an oversized beach ball and you’ve got the “spinning wheel” part. Bonus points if you carry a scythe to emphasize the “death” part. Don’t have a colorful umbrella? Try out this guy’s costume for an equally as spooky result.
8. Banksy Street Art
9. Your Favorite (or least favorite) Internet Browser
Take that fox costume to the next level by adding a globe and calling yourself Firefox. Or, cut out a cardboard “e” and add a yellow band around yourself and represent Internet Explorer.
10. 8-bit Character
Make yourself a low-res image with a little bit of face paint and a square stencil. Or if you want to get a start on next year’s costume, crank it up a notch with this full-body 8-bit tutorial.
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