Get Ready To Storm Area 51 With This Amazing DIY Halloween Costume

September 20, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | Fashion

Ready to storm Area 51, fam? Alien memes filled our social media timelines this year thanks to all of the Area 51 memes, which makes us think that tons of alien believers are going to try their hand at a DIY Area 51 Halloween costume this year. We’re definitely going to have a hard time deciding which meme to be for Halloween; it’s between an Area 51 alien costume, a VSCO Girl costume, or a FaceApp Challenge costume, for sure.

Interest in the top-secret government facility peaked when a Facebook group called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us” was created over the summer, inviting attendees to fly out to Lincoln Country, Nevada, and meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction. The event got over 2 million RSVPs and was slated to happen on Sept. 20. While no “raid” happened, the Facebook group sparked several social media that poked fun at the attendees that RSVPed, indulged Area 51-alien conspiracy theorists, and became a pop culture phenomenon.

People actually did, however, show up to Alienstock, a music festival in Rachel, Nevada, meant to celebrate the viral Facebook group. Attendees began setting up camp at a small campsite near Little A’Le’Inn on Sept. 19 and Mashable reports that there were about 500 campers at the campsite.

How To Make A DIY Storm Area 51 Halloween Costume:

The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to making an alien Halloween costume, but we figured those looking to recreate the popular meme would be looking for something easy and affordable to pull off. Keep scrolling to see how our editors will be making a DIY “Storm Area 51” Meme Halloween costume:

area 51 halloween costume for guys

Men's Area 51 Alien Halloween Costume

For the dudes, we think that you can pull off a convincing Area 51 alien by opting for an all-green ensemble. Pair these super comfortable green sweatpants, which you can easily re-wear after your Halloween festivities are over, with a green t-shirt to get your extraterrestrial on. We found a black t-shirt with an alien on it that would be perfect for the DIY Area 51 Alien costume and some alien sunglasses that really tie together the look. 

If you're really committed to the costume, you can purchase one of those green screen suits! 

green alien suit

VSVO Face Open Zentai Lycra Spandex Bodysuit ($12.99)

black alien t-shirt

Green Alien Head T-Shirt ($19.99)

green sweatpants

Starter Men's Elastic-Bottom Sweatpants with Pockets ($19.99)

costume alien glasses

Alien Costume Mask Novelty Glasses ($7.98)

area 51 halloween costume for girls

Women's Area 51 Alien Halloween Costume

Ladies can follow the same outfit structure as the guys when making their Area 51 Alien Halloween costume. Create an alien-inspired look by putting together an all-green ensemble with a green alien t-shirt, matching shorts, and fun alien antennas. 


green alien shirt

Forlisea Womens Casual Alien Print Short Sleeve Loose T-Shirt Top ($12.99)

green shorts

BLACK JACKY Metallic Rave Booty Dance Shorts ($9.97)

alien antennas

Amscan 318819 Party Supplies, One Size, Silver ($6.95)

area 51 halloween costume makeup

Area 51 Halloween Costume Makeup

This costume also opens up the opportunity to get really creative with your makeup. We put together some of the best green makeup products that will help you nail your Area 51 Halloween costume glam and create a truly out of this world look. 

green eyeshadow single

Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in Stadium Fever ($8)

This green eyeshadow single from Sephora Collection is perfect for eyeshadow novices. This shadow is super easy to apply and doesn't even require a brush; just use your finger!

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ($27)

More experienced eyeshadow users will have a field day with Huda Beauty's Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette, which features nine highly-pigmented mattes and striking shimmers in varying green hues. 

green eyeliner pencil

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Peridot ($25)

Not into the eyeshadow? Add a shimmery sweep of Marc Jacob Beauty's top-rated Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in this amazing sage-green shade.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Face & Body Glitter Gel - Sparkle Out Loud Collection ($22)

No alien makeup look is complete without some glitter. Add some of Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Face & Body Glitter Gel to your glam to really take your Area 51 Halloween costume to the next level. 

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Associate Editor

Emily Belfiore is a former associate editor of SheFinds. She wrote beauty, weight loss, wellness and celebrity stories for the site. She is a pop culture enthusiast.

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