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8 Quick & Easy DIY Activewear Halloween Costumes

The United States is predicted to spend an average $9 billion dollars on Halloween this year. That’s billions of dollars going toward candy, decorations, and most importantly...costumes. Halloween has turned into a BIG deal. But if breaking the bank and spending a ton of money on a costume doesn’t feel like your idea of spooky fun, we have an easy fix for you.

Your Halloween costume miracle? Activewear, baby! The combo of spandex, lycra, nylon, and color makes activewear a great base for just about every costume ever. And chances are that you have a drawer full of activewear just waiting to be turned into a fun, creative, and comfy costume.

So whether you’re carting the little ones around the neighborhood or imitating Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at a packed Halloween party, here are 8 killer activewear inspired costumes you can rock this year:

1. Wonder Woman


In case you didn’t already guess it, Wonder Woman is going to be the number one Halloween costume this year by a landslide. Because who doesn’t want to transform badass, beautiful, strong superhero for a night? Here’s what you need:

  • Fit Cross Sports Bra
  • Turquoise Fit Mini Yoga Shorts
  • Cape (a plus if it’s got gold stars on it!)
  • Shield & Sword
  • Wonder Woman Headband
  • Awesome gladiator sandals

2. Energizer Bunny

Are you the life of the party? Do your friends wonder how you always have tons of energy? Run circles around the competition with this cute costume idea and show them why you’re the real life Energizer Bunny. Here’s what you need: 

  • Pink Printed Workout Leggings
  • Fuchsia One Shoulder Workout Top
  • White Bunny Ears
  • Black Wayfarer Sunglasses
  • A makeshift drum to wear around your neck

3. Rosie the Riveter

If you’re looking for a costume that’s cute, low-maintenance, patriotic, and that lets you flex all night long no questions asked, look no further. Show off your guns as Rosie the Riveter. It’s literally so easy. Here’s what you need:


  • Black Mesh Yoga Leggings
  • Red Polka Dot Bandana
  • Denim shirt
  • Red Lipstick

4. Catwoman

Pick your celebrity Catwoman muse: Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, Michelle name it. Elevate this Halloween classic with some sexy, slinky activewear. Here’s what you need:


  • Black Python Skin Leggings
  • Black Python Skin Sports Bra
  • Cat Ears
  • Black boots
  • Black Cat Eye Mask


5. Bad Sandy

Look at me, I’m Sandra DEEEE...this classic 70’s fave will make you the rock n’ roll queen of the party in no time. This costume is quick, easy, and totally glamorous. Here’s what you need:

  • Black Python Skin Leggings
  • Black One Shoulder Top
  • Awesome Leather Jacket
  • Killer pair of red heels
  • You fiercest shade of red lipstick

6. Flashdance

Feel the rhythm in this fun costume that reaches peak coziness. Recreate your favorite 80s dancer/welder Alex Owens with a costume that’s so comfy, you’ll want to wear it all the time. Here’s what you need:

  • Black Side Tie Shorts
  • Black Mesh Sports Bra
  • Oversized, off the shoulder gray sweatshirt
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Legwarmers

7. Cher

Ugh, as if! She was style inspo for a generation. Recreate Cher’s Clueless Cali-inspired gym look with just a few simple pieces. Here’s what you need:

  • Mini Black Gym Shorts
  • Black Mesh Yoga Top
  • White t-shirt
  • Scrunchies
  • Tube Socks

8. 80s Aerobics Queen

You can channel any of the 80s fitness icons with this (Jane Fonda, the other Cher, Olivia Newton-John, etc) or you can forge your own inspiration. This is an easy costume any fitness lover with a closet full of activewear can rock. Here’s what you need:


  • Pink One Shoulder Top
  • BubbleMix Printed Leggings
  • White Sneakers
  • Legwarmers
  • Sweatbands for head and wrists
  • Crazy curls

What are you favorite activewear-inspired Halloween costumes? What are you planning on dressing up as this year? Share in the comment section below! :)

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