Don’t have a Halloween costume? Don’t worry! We’ve got some quick, easy, and fun OBX themed Halloween costumes for that last minute Halloween party or trick or treating! Get inspired by your favorite place and check out these OBX Halloween costumes!


Jellyfish frequent the Outer Banks during the warmer months, so why not embrace your inner jelly sea critter this Halloween!

(craft idea from Alpha Mom)


  • clear umbrella
  • six 6 inch squares of fabric
  • anything else you want to hang from the edge of the umbrella that mimics jellyfish tentacles
  • quick drying glue or clear tape (anything except hot glue as it will melt the umbrella)

How To Make:

Take your six-inch square of fabric and round the edges so that it’s a circle. Cut a spiral into the circle to the very center so when you unwrap the spiral it will hang down in a tight curl. Once you have all your tendrils cut, attach them to your umbrella with glue or tape.  Pick out a coordinating outfit that matches your jellyfish tentacles and you’re all set!


Believe it or not, deer are actually a large part of the wildlife and eco system on the Outer Banks. Get creative with your makeup and get inspired by this easy doe look by Stephanie Suero!


  • Liquid foundation
  • Setting powder
  • Concealer
  • Contour kit or powder foundation 2-3 shades darker than your skintone
  • Blush
  • Light colored highlighter or very light concealer
  • Black Gel Eyeliner
  • White eye pencil
images via Pinterest

Celebrate shark week during the spooky season! Whether you want to go as a family of sharks or baby sharks and a fallen surfer, this costume is a breeze. All you need is a gray sweatsuit and craft felt in gray, white, and red. Add shark teeth, eyes, and a fin with hot glue and you’re ready to hit the town!


What says OBX more than being a magical mermaid for Halloween this year! This easy and fun DIY tutorial from Lauren Conrad is sure to get you trick or treat ready.


  • two large scallop seashells
  • your choice of mixed seashells
  • corset or strapless bra
  • shimmery green fabric with some stretch
  • dark green or turquoise sequined fabric
  • tulle in different shades of turquoise and blue
  • needle and thread
  • straight pins
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • a dress form or a friend

This step-by-step tutorial from Lauren Conrad is easy to follow and fun!

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Pirates have a rich history on the OBX so why not embrace your inner scalawag for Halloween?


  • white or striped tshirt
  • red fabric
  • red bandana
  • eye patch optional

To get a pirate look throw on your striped tee or take your white tee and cut all the finished edges off to make it look weathered and worn. Use the red fabric to make a belt. Wear a bandana around your head, throw on a pair of black pants and boots and you’re ready to hunt for Halloween treasure!


This fun and easy costume for kids will have you ready for an under the sea halloween adventure! This tutorial from Delineate Your Dwelling is easy, inexpensive, and fun!


  • Black shirt and pants
  • 2 sets of 2 liter bottles
  • cotton rope or yarn
  • spray paint
  • black electrical tape
  • sponge hair curlers
  • swim goggles and snorkles
  • metal pail
  • silver Washi tape
  • hot glue
  • chalkboard paint.

Delineate Your Dwelling has all of the easy, step by step instructions to turn your little one into the cutest scuba diver on the block!