The cheerleader is a classic costume that never goes out of style. There are several ways that you can make a homemade cheerleader Halloween costume to keep it fresh and original. You can also save a lot of money by making your cheerleader costume yourself. Here are a few ideas for popular and interesting cheerleader costumes.
High School Musical Cheerleader Halloween Costume Ideas
To make a cheerleader Halloween costume from the High School Musical movie, get a red sleeveless shirt and miniskirt and some red and white striped trim. Also get some white fabric and cut it into large triangles. Place the two triangular pieces of fabric on the left and right sides of the shirt. Cut some piece of red and white trim with three white stripes and two red stripes. Attach the trim so that it borders the triangular pieces of white fabric, creating a V shape at the center of the shirt. Use red and white trim with two white stripes and one red stripe to trim the hem of the skirt. Apply the letters “EHS” to the front of the shirt using iron-on appliques. For a fancier High School Musical cheerleader costume, use red satin fabric or red sequined trim on the shirt and miniskirt.
Add accessories such as white shoes, red and white pom poms and a red megaphone. Apply the letters “EHS” to the megaphone.
Dead Cheerleader Halloween Costume Ideas
To create a dead cheerleader Halloween costume, get a shirt and miniskirt in Gothic colors such as black, gray and red. If your hair is dark, spray it with white or gray hair spray. If it isn’t, get a black wig and spray it with white or gray hair color. Get iron-on appliques to spell “Zombie U” across the chest of the shirt. Get white and black pom poms. Wear ripped fishnet hose. Paint your face with liquid latex to make it look like your skin is peeling. Then apply white or pale gray makeup over the latex. Paint dark circles around your eyes to make the dead cheerleader costume complete.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Halloween Costume Ideas
To make a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Halloween costume, you’ll need a white pair of short shorts or hotpants and a royal blue long-sleeved halter top. You could also cut off a blue button-down shirt just below the chest and hem it. Tie the shirt ends together at the center. Also get a short white bolero vest and some blue iron-on star appliques. Apply the appliques to the front of the white vest along the hem, placing three stars on each side of the vest. Also apply some white fringe to the bottom edge of the vest. Also iron on some star appliques along the top seam of the white shorts or hot pants. Get some blue and white pom poms, a white cowboy hat and white cowboy boots.
Patriotic Cheerleader Halloween Costume Ideas
To make a patriotic cheerleader Halloween costume, get a shirt and miniskirt or minidress in a color such as blue or red. Apply a strip of white fabric to cover the shoulders and upper chest. Then iron on appliques to spell “USA” over the white fabric. Get pom poms in red white and blue. Also get shoes in white or in a color to match your cheerleader costume. Also wear a belt in a patriotic color. If you like, put red, white or blue ribbons in your hair.
For more costume ideas, read Cheap and Easy Halloween Homemade Costumes for Women and Superhero Halloween Costumes for Women.