Need a Halloween Costume That Won’t Make Your Wallet Cry? We’ve Got You Covered: A blog about affordable Halloween costumes.
We all know how expensive Halloween costumes can be, especially if you’re anything like me and tend to leave buying your costume to the last minute. In fact, sometimes we have so much fun dressing up and trick-or-treating, that it’s easy to forget that we spent a few hundred dollars on something that will only be worn for one night. Luckily, there are some great DIY Halloween costumes out there that won’t break the bank and will probably look even better than most store-bought options. The best part is that they are super easy to find, and if you get creative enough, you can even make an entire outfit using things you already have in your closet. With a little bit of time and a few minor tweaks, you’ll have the perfect costume ready to go in no time!
Below is a list of some of our favorite DIY Halloween costume ideas:
If you’re looking for something that’s both cheap and easy, then this one is for you! All you need is an old sweatshirt (or any shirt really), some scissors, and about 15 minutes of your time – voila! You’re
Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about costumes. We all have different ideas about what would make the perfect costume — some of us have planned our outfits for weeks, others just want to get the most mileage out of their existing wardrobe, and then there are those who are looking for something cheap and easy.
Whatever your budget or needs may be, we’ve got you covered. Introducing our new series: “Need a Halloween Costume That Won’t Make Your Wallet Cry? We’ve Got You Covered.”
Over the next month, we’ll bring you quick and easy costume ideas that won’t break the bank. There will be ideas for men and women, kids and adults alike. Stay tuned!
Halloween is just around the corner and you know what that means: candy, costumes and creepiness.
But let’s be real; if you don’t have a costume yet, chances are you’re not going to make one this year. And while there are plenty of cheap (but good) costume options out there (got the time to DIY?), we understand that sometimes you just don’t want to deal with it.
So we’ve got a list of affordable pre-made costumes that won’t make your wallet cry. Because really, what’s Halloween without candy?
If you’re looking for something simple but still cute, try a onesie costume like this adorable lion costume from Target ($20). It’s also super comfortable, so if you’re planning on eating lots of candy or attending a party with dancing, it might be the way to go.
If you want something slightly more involved than a onesie but still easy and affordable, try something like this unicorn costume from Target ($30). It comes with a dress, an attached hood and leg warmers so all you need are shoes and makeup.
Or maybe you want to go all out. In that case, try something like this Harley Quinn costume from Party City ($40). This one has everything:
If you’re like many other people, today is the day you’re scrambling to figure out what costume you’ll wear for Halloween. Whether it’s because of procrastination or just a lack of ideas, we feel you!
But don’t worry, because we’ve got your back and have some suggestions that will allow you to put together a last-minute costume that’s still pretty awesome. Better yet, they won’t make your wallet cry!
If an elaborate costume isn’t your thing, consider dressing up as a character who doesn’t need much of a costume at all. For example, if you have long hair, throw on a bandana and sunglasses and call yourself “Rosie the Riveter” (or “Rosie the Riveter’s great granddaughter” if you want to be more specific). If blond is more your color, then go as Marilyn Monroe by throwing on a white dress with some red lipstick.
If you want something even simpler, don’t forget that adding some makeup can help transform any outfit into a costume. A simple black dress with cat ears can become the infamous Wednesday Addams. A classic schoolgirl outfit (with plaid skirt and tie) can easily be turned into Hermione Granger by adding in a wand and some fake glasses
Hello, fellow Halloween enthusiasts! I’m here to bring you some amazing DIY costume ideas that are sure to impress your friends, family, and maybe even the creepy guy next door. Since we’re living on a budget (and who isn’t?), we’re going to focus on some fun costumes that won’t make your wallet cry.
First up, we’re going to talk about this trend of using old clothes from your closet as the basis for your costume. It’s not a new idea, but it’s definitely one that works. We’ve all seen this happen: Someone puts together a fantastically awesome outfit by just pulling stuff out of their closet, and then everyone is complimenting them on their amazing creativity and sense of style. That person is probably thinking: “This? Oh, this old thing? I just threw it together.”
Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated on the night of October 31st. People dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating, which means going door to door collecting candy. Children also dress up for Halloween parties. Halloween is a fun time of the year. But we all know that Halloween costumes can get pretty expensive, especially if you haven’t planned ahead.
Have no fear! You don’t have to spend much at all to make a great costume! You might even have everything you need already! We’ve compiled this list of cheap costume ideas to help you out.
* Dress as a nerd by wearing glasses with tape on them and carrying school books. You could wear your regular clothes and just put tape on one lens of your glasses
* Wear a white shirt and black pants or skirt, then use face paint or makeup to make yourself look like a skeleton
* Buy some plain clothes at a thrift store, such as jeans and a plain white t-shirt, then decorate them with glow sticks that you’ve broken open and emptied out (you can also use glow stick bracelets!)
* Cut out some cardboard circles in decreasing sizes and paint them orange, then attach them to an orange shirt to make an easy pumpkin
The most stressful thing about Halloween (besides the inevitable flood of sexy-nurse-cats that will be roaming the streets) is for me, the cost. So instead of buying a costume for $50-100, I decided to try making my own this year! If you are also on a budget but still want to have a great costume, here are some easy DIY costumes that anyone can make!
All you need is white clothing (old sheets or white t-shirts work well), gauze bandages and some glue! Wrap your clothes in bandages and apply them with glue. Easy as that!
You can create this look by applying fake blood and a little bit of makeup (like eye shadow). To add dirtiness, you can also take old clothes and stomp them around in mud outside until they look dirty.
This is another easy one! All you need is black clothing, red lipstick, fake blood and some fangs. Apply the fake blood around your mouth to create the illusion of having just fed on someone’s neck.
Who doesn’t love a classic ghost costume? Take an old sheet or pillowcase and cut out holes for eyes