The Halloween season is officially here, which means it's time to dress to impress! Store-bought costumes might seem like an easy go-to, but crafting something at home is much more fun, cost effective, and clever. Making a DIY costume leaves you with endless outfit ideas that are equal parts cute and creative, and you'll get to flex your own personal individuality. From pop-culture icons and nostalgic stars to funny puns and original ideas, crafting your own costume with things you already have in your closet is the funnest (and cheapest!) way to win Halloween. Check out the best DIY Halloween costumes for this year ahead.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano