DIY Casino-Themed Halloween Costumes: Your Ultimate 2024 Guide

Updated by Mike Lorente verified symbol on October 26, 2023

At this time of year, we’re saying goodbye to the last rays of summer and excitedly welcoming the cosy autumn nights. Halloween is a key part of autumn in the UK. We love to dress up as our favourite scary characters and go out for a night of trick-or-treating. But it can be difficult to find the right inspiration for our costumes, and ready-made costumes can be expensive.

We’re here to help with both of those issues. In this article, we’re going to use casino games as our inspiration for Halloween costumes and suggest some fantastic DIY ideas you can have a go at when taking a break from claiming your favourite Halloween bonuses. Casino games have exciting themes and artwork, so they provide plenty of inspiration. 

Plus, if you follow our DIY tips, you don’t have to spend a fortune on your outfit. So, read on and get ready to stand out from the crowd this Halloween. 

Casino-Themed Halloween Fancy Dress

Not all Halloween costumes have to be scary. It’s fine to just have a bit of fun and be creative about your outfit. Casino table games like roulette, blackjack, and poker can provide some wonderful themes for exciting and different attire.

Lady Luck's Charm 

Lady Luck has taken many shapes on earth over the centuries. Usually, Luck is in female form, and she features heavily in the world of online casinos. In the 1940 DC Comic ‘Lady Luck’ our lucky superhero was Irish-American and wore a green dress. So we’ve based our costume idea on her.

Costume ideas 

  • Green dress
  • Green hat
  • Green mask
  • Necklace of Lucky Charms

The Card Shark 

Card sharks are good at the tables, but don’t always play by the books. They have a reputation for sometimes using sharp practices to win games, so the image of a shark is quite appropriate here. As a Halloween costume, you could make a cardboard cutout shark and add some oversized playing cards to it. While you’re working on your costume, why not take inspiration from the sharks in Sharky by Novomatic!

Costume ideas 

  • Large cardboard box
  • Paint: grey, white, red, black
  • PVA Glue

Roulette Wheel Wonder 

When many of us think of casinos, the roulette wheel is often one of the first things that come to mind. We imagine ourselves seated at the table, placing our chips on red or black. The roulette wheel is a great idea for a costume, but it requires a little skill. 

You’ll need a very large piece of cardboard and some trouser braces. You can cut the cardboard into a circle and cut a circle inside it so that you can fit it around you. Then, you’ll attach the braces to it to hold the wheel up.

Costume ideas 

  • Large piece of cardboard
  • Paint: brown, red, black, white, gold
  • Pair of braces
  • Marker pen to draw on numbers

Poker King or Queen 

What could be better than being a king or queen for the day? In poker, face cards, the king, queen, and jack are worth 10 points and are high-value cards. So being a poker king or queen is a terrific way to stand out at a Halloween party. You can make super-sized playing cards to wear and a crown to finish the look off.

Costume ideas 

  • Gold-covered cardboard for the crown
  • Different coloured paper to make gems for the crown
  • Large white cardboard for the card
  • Either paint on the card symbols or cut them out of different coloured cardboard
  • Braces to fix the card over your shoulders

Scary Casino-Themed Costumes 

We all know that Halloween isn’t just about funny, quirky costumes. There’s a scarier side to the Day of the Dead. With that in mind, we’ve put together some edgier costume ideas based on casino themes. If you want to try out a spooky Halloween game to get some more ideas, why not give Halloween Fortune Cash Collect by Playtech a spin?

Walking Dead Joker 

The Joker is used as the wild card in many games, so it's often used to replace other cards to form a winning hand. It’s also a popular theme in slots, as players like the fun-loving energy that jokers bring to games. Dressing up as a Walking Dead Joker brings a bit of a zombie vibe to this jolly character.

Costume ideas 

  • Zombie makeup: white or green face paint, dark eyeshadow
  • Fake blood
  • Jester shoes
  • Patterned tights
  • Tunic
  • Belt

Lady Ghost Dealer 

Casino dealers always make an effort to look stylish and elegant for their job, but what happens when tragedy strikes and they become ghosts? Well, by combining the smart outfit of a top casino dealer and the makeup of a ghost, you can make a really spectacular outfit this Halloween.

Costume ideas 

  • Glamourous dress
  • A stack of casino chips, maybe made into a bracelet
  • face paint - white, red, black, grey
  • Fake blood

Haunted Slot Machine 

If you’ve ever wanted to be a ghost in the machine, now’s your chance! You can take one of the casino world’s most popular games as your inspiration and create a maniacal slot that’s out to possess anyone who touches it. All you need for this fearsome game is a large cardboard box you can fit into and a few other bits.

Costume ideas 

  • Large cardboard box
  • Items to decorate the box, like cutouts of reels
  • Paints in colours of your own choice to decorate the box
  • A broom and tennis ball to make a slot handle
  • Other accessories like a mask or hat decorated with playing cards

Poker Chip Murderer 

Some people murder out of passion, some out of rage, and some for the sake of a stake of poker chips. This Halloween, why not become the Poker Chip Murderer and bring fear to poker players everywhere? All you need is a suitably scary mask, a fake weapon of your choice, and a few other poker accessories. 

Costume ideas 

  • Scary mask that covers the whole face
  • Fake weapon
  • Set of playing cards
  • Bag of poker chips

Casino-Themed Costumes FAQs

How can I make my DIY costume stand out at the party?

That’s easy. Just let your imagination go wild! Halloween gives us the freedom to think up crazy, slightly scary, fun ideas and create amazing costumes. Casino-themed costumes aren’t that common, so our ideas could be the key to standing out from the crowd.

Where can I find materials for my DIY casino-themed Halloween costume?

Our costume suggestions don’t require special equipment, so it should be simple to find most of our materials. Cardboard boxes can be saved in preparation, or you can ask at your local shop or supermarket. The makeup and paints should be available at most arts and crafts shops.

Do I need sewing skills to create these costumes?

No, those costumes don’t require sewing skills. All you need is a great imagination, some time, and the ability to paint a little. 

Are these costumes suitable for all ages?

Yes, they can all be made in child or adult size. All you have to do is make sure that the person who’s going to wear the costume keeps trying it on as it's being made so that it fits correctly.

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