Coolest Homemade Paintings and Art Theme Costume Ideas

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Take a look at these cool homemade Paintings and Art costumes shared with us by costume enthusiasts from around the world. Along with the costumes here, you’ll also find loads of theme costume ideas and DIY Halloween costume inspiration for your next costume project. Enjoy!


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Homemade Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Van Gogh and Starry Night Creative Couple Costume

Bradley is dressed as Van Gogh from one of his famous painted self portraits. (We added his bandaged ear to make the reference extra noticeable.) Grace is dressed as Starry Night, one of Van Gogh’s most esteemed paintings. We knew we wanted to do a creative couple costume, and didn’t want to do something that has been overdone or something cliche. I have never bought a costume from a costume store so we were looking for something that we could create that would be unique. Read more »


American Gothic Couple Costume

American Gothic Couple Costume

We have been a couple for many years but this was our first time doing a couple’s costume. I am extremely into Halloween and he is pretty ambivalent so we needed a clever and easy to execute costume that was also unique. I came up with the American Gothic couple costume idea when I was looking through different pieces of famous art that featured couples. He loved it and we were off! Read more »


Famous Painting Costume – Lady In Gold by Gustov Klimt

The Lady In Gold-Gustov Klimt

My goal this year was to create a famous painting costume. I started thinking about my favorite pieces and Gustov Klimt immediately came to mind. Once I got the idea, I started with the dress. Being able to find the right gold was going to be important.  Once I found the fabric I was able to use craft paint and tacky glue to create the designs on the dress. Read more »