Easy DIY Indian Costume Idea:   Child at Heart blog

I am one of those adults that LOVES an opportunity to dress up.  Last year for Halloween, I wanted a simple costume for trick or treating made with mostly stuff I already had.  I looked at my tribal leggings and thought “Indian!”  Most of the Indian costumes I saw on Pinterest were extremely revealing and that doesn’t work for me!  I love how this is modest but still really fun.  It was perfect for that cool fall night in west Texas 🙂

**I’m gathering my friends favorite DIY costumes they have made themselves and would LOVE for you to share yours with me.  Just email me at deonnawade@gmail.com with a picture of your costume and a few sentences about how it was made.  It might be shared on my next Halloween blog post 🙂


All you need is:

  • tribal patterned tights
  • mocassins or some short suede boots
  • matching tunic top
  • leather headband or leather chord
  • feathers from the craft store
  • t-shirt yarn for the necklace (here is how I made it)
  • some craft paint for your face
  • turquoise or beaded jewelry

Here are some close up pics of my costume:  

The necklace was my FAVORITE part of the costume.  I made it with some t-shirt yarn from Lion Brand (got it at Walmart.)  Click here to see my video tutorial of how to make the fringe necklace.

Easy DIY Indian Costume Idea:   Child at Heart blog

For the head dress, I bought some leather chord from the craft store, braided it together, and glued a few white feathers to the side.  I used some coral craft paint for my “war paint” and it washed off really easy when the night was over.

Easy DIY Indian Costume Idea:   Child at Heart blog

These moccasins were from my super cool New Mexico great aunt.  🙂  Suede boots would look great too!

Easy DIY Indian Costume Idea:   Child at Heart blog

To see more about my son’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates Costume check out this tutorial!

Easy Jake Pirate Costume Idea:   Child at Heart blog

Check out ALL of my Halloween ideas here!

Do you still dress up as an adult for Halloween or other events?

Remember I would love for you to email me your pictures of your best DIY Halloween costumes for me to share with my other readers!!