Fun Teen/Adult Halloween Costume: DIY Instagram Board

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I’m excited to share a simple but fun teen or adult Halloween costume idea along with over 80 other costume ideas.  It’s pretty much your one stop DIY Halloween costume shop.  How awesome is that?

It’s crazy to me that I now only have one young trick or treater, my youngest who is 8 years old.  My middle child has declared she won’t be going this year since she’s now in junior high.  But there will be a church party and other opportunities to wear a costume.  So what’s a girl to do?  Last year she was a nerd.  This year I suggested for her to let me make an Instagram costume.

Simple and fun Halloween Costume for Teens/Adults - DIY Instagram | Thirty Handmade Days

It’s a super quick, fun, easy costume that can be worn with any clothes.  Winner!   Here’s how you can make your own:
Take a screenshot of your Instagram account right after you post a picture, making sure to get the top and bottom of the Instagram screen.
After I did this, I pulled it up in Illustrator to cut out the picture that Julia had posted.  You don’t have to do this step because it will be cut out anyway but you can if you’d like to.
Upload your picture to a local printer (I used Office Max but any of them will work – you can call around for the best deal too).  I had my IG board printed on foam core.  It was 18″x24″ and cost $12 to have it printed and mounted.
This is what it looked like when I brought it home:

DIY Instagram Costume - step 1
Next take a long ruler or yard stick and draw a square outlining where you want to cut the hole out.
DIY Instagram Costume - step 1
I used a utility knife and made several cuts.  It is much smoother and easier if you cut through a little at a time instead of trying to cut through the foam core all at once.  So it took me about 3 times around the perimeter to fully cut the square out.
DIY Instagram Costume - step 3

And that was it!   Then I asked Julia to strike her best poses and with a little egging on, here’s what I got:

Simple and fun Halloween Costume for Teens/Adults - DIY Instagram from

I might be biased but I think she’s adorable…


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And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured.

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume

2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume


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21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume

22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes (Carrisa!!)

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

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41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume



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61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie

62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume

Do you have plans to make Halloween costumes for your family?  If so I’d love to hear all about them.


  1. Danielle says

    Hey I love the idea! But when I went over to Office Depot they told me it will be pixelled when I blow it up. How did you get around the pixalation or was it a non-issue??

    Thanks!!! I know this costume will be a hit this weekend!