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    25 DIY Halloween Costumes Guaranteed To Keep You Warm

    Who needs skimpy when you can rock ~cozy~?

    1. Marty McFly

    A puffy vest and multiple layers are requirements, not hindrances.

    2. Where's Waldo (or Walda)

    It's basically striped long johns, a hat, and hipster glasses. And you really don't need to do that with your face.

    3. Macklemore

    You seem to like thrift shopping, so go find yourself a nice (/awful) fur coat.

    4. Daria

    Just add glower.

    5. Max from Where The Wild Things Are

    For a grown-up version, buy a polar fleece onesie and add a crown.

    6. Totoro

    Get a grey hoodie, apply felt strategically, and prepare yourself for an onslaught of hugs.

    7. Headless Person

    You're gonna get so hollered at. Directions here.

    8. Sweeney Todd

    Meat cleaver optional. And bonus: You'll have everything you need (including the Johnny Depp scowl) for...

    9. Edward Scissorhands

    You can go with cardboard scissors or spring for a pair of gloves.

    10. Satan

    Save this pattern for the most sub-zero of climates.

    11. Octopus

    You can make this yourself out of dollar-store hoodies.

    12. Panda

    Again, a sweatshirt is your greatest ally.

    13. Garden Gnome

    Replete with a polyfill beard to keep your chin as warm as your belly.

    14. Robber and Bag of Money

    In case you happen to have a baby or a dog or a very teeny friend. Directions here.

    15. Santa

    Cross-holiday pollination (hollination) is what makes this country great.

    16. Legos

    This is a fairly involved costume, but you'll be able to smirk from deep within your giant mask at all the half-dressed miserable people flooding the streets.

    17. MAC Foundation

    Con: You can't use your arms. Pro: You could have a whole snowsuit on under there.

    18. Knight

    Buy this impressive garment or get a no-sew pattern here.

    19. Mario and Luigi

    Or Wario, I guess, if you must. All you need is a red or green thermal, a matching hat, and a pair of overalls. Embellish/adopt an annoying accent at will.

    20. Sim

    Just print out a plumbob and wear it with your normal clothes.

    21. Shark

    Get the super-easy directions here.

    22. And if you grab a couple of friends and run around in a circle of destruction all night, you can be...

    23. Care Bears

    Perfect for a whole cozy family.

    24. Log Lady and Log

    All you need is a shawl-collared sweater and either a log or a tiny human you can swaddle in brown cloth.

    25. Mummy

    The classic; this costume uses a base of thermal underwear for maximum snuggliness.