Creepin It Real This Halloween (Part 2): DIY Unicorn, Clown, And Mermaid Costumes For Adults

woman with unicorn and diy costume for adults

Halloween is a time for both kids and adults to dress up as their favorite characters. Whether trick-or-treating for candy (or perhaps for the adults, a ghoulish drink), we have costume ideas for everyone. No matter if you’re interested in a magical unicorn look or a funny clown one, diy costumes for adults can be a breeze using temporary tattoos, and we’ve got you covered with the trendiest costumes this season.

And now that we are at it, don’t forget to grab some of our Halloween temporary tattoos for trick-or-treaters too! If you want to make a difference this spooky season, support the Teal Pumpkin Project by handing out temporary tattoos instead of candy. Help raise awareness of food allergies and promote the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters.


diy unicorn costume and temporary tattoos for adults

Unicorns are definitely real with this temporary tattoo!

In the first part of this series, we delved into Halloween costumes for the little ones

But today is the time to dress up the grown-ups! So, for adults that want to raise the bar this Halloween, an easy DIY unicorn costume might be your chosen one! It’s cute, fun, stunning, and super creative.

Must props needed for this costume include a tutu, unicorn horn, and of course, glitter!

For a quick tutorial on how to make your own tutu (no sewing!) WikiHow has you set with three different methods. The best part about this costume is that there are many ways to make it unique to you. For some extra DIY inspiration, check out these tips;

Pick a Color Palette

Blue, pink, violet, turquoise are amongst the top colors for most DIY unicorn costumes. Pick your favorite and roll with it. Use it as inspiration for all the elements of your costume and sprinkle different shades here and there. 

Glitter All Over

Whatever you do, you will want to add glitter to your costume! Even if you go for the most basic DIY version of a unicorn, and regardless of being a full-grown adult, touches of glitter will make your outfit come to life.

Metallic Freckles And Temporary Tattoos

Give yourself some extra flare with our mythical unicorn temporary tattoos. Add some metallic rainbow freckles to your costume so you are not worrying about your makeup coming off. We know how long the perfect look takes to master!

Mix And Match Mythical Creatures

Feel like adding a mermaid touch to your costume? Or maybe become a unicorn fairy? Let your imagination flow and mix and match ideas to create the most original DIY costume. 


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If you are looking to dial into the heart of a spooky Halloween, maybe a cute unicorn costume for adults is not an option for you. So, what about a DIY clown instead?

Clown costumes never go out of fashion, more so after seeing different versions of Pennywise terrorizing storm drains in the streets once again just a few years ago. For some inspiration to help you decide if you want to be a good clown or a bad clown Pinterest has clown costume ideas that range from cute to spooky. 

Aside from the red nose, a key part of this costume is making sure your face looks like a real clown. 

Our red and blue eerie clown temporary tattoos are the candle to your Jack-O-Lantern for inspiration to complete your costume without the hassle of painting your face — which takes ages and can easily become a mess.


mermaid temporary tattoos

Always be yourself… but if you can be a mermaid always be a mermaid!

One of the trendiest costume ideas for this Halloween is dressing as a mermaid! 

With their flowy hair, sequin tails, and seashell tops, this costume is perfect for adults that love to DIY. So, if unicorns and clown costumes are not for you, Lauren Conrad — actress from The Hills — has created her own easy and totally Instagram-worthy version of a mermaid costume. 

Lauren Conrad’s tutorial lets you add some creativity to this costume by accessorizing your seashell top to your liking and adding colorful tulle to make your mermaid tail pop.

Pinterest also has a fabulous set of ideas to help inspire you with makeup ideas, other costume tutorials, and more. 

If you want to avoid the hassle of drawing your own scales with tons of makeup, we have the perfect mermaid temporary tattoo to complete your look with ease. Also, add some cute ocean-themed temporary tattoos for a more realistic look, such as our multicolor seahorse and accessories.

Dress Up Your Pumpkin With a Stitched Slash Temporary Tattoo

decorating halloween pumpkin with stitched slashes

Go mess-free this Halloween by decorating your pumpkin with temporary tattoos!

If you or your kids are not into dressing up in a Halloween costume this year, then make sure to dress up your pumpkins! There are different ways to create a Jack-O-Lantern, and Pinterest has you covered with 189 ways to decorate your pumpkin. 

While many find the “goop” from inside the pumpkin repulsive, others clean the seeds and bake them for a healthy treat. The Food Network gives you an easy how-to along with what spices to use for your pumpkin seeds. 

If you don’t feel like carving a pumpkin at all, then we have the perfect plan for you to still celebrate that Halloween spirit. Simply choose and apply a temporary tattoo on your pumpkin’s surface, and you are ready! From scary spiders to stitched slashes, our collection has it all. 

Did you enjoy our tutorial on creating a DIY unicorn, clown, and mermaid costumes for adults? Have a spooktastic Halloween, and remember to tag @temporary.tattoos in your finished costumes on social media!

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