You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a killer costume for Halloween. There are plenty of costumes that are cheap and easy to make, yet will make a huge impression at Halloween parties. You just need to be resourceful with the cheap materials that are available. Check out your local supermarket, thrift store or dollar store and rummage through your closet for the things you need. Also, don’t forget that Halloween costume shops are often a source of extremely cheap bargains.
Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Idea for Adults: Scarecrow
To start making a cheap and easy scarecrow Halloween costume, get an old pair or overalls and a worn flannel shirt. If you can’t find these clothes in your closet, check out your local second-hand clothing store. Cut some colorful patches from old clothing you no longer wear and sew it on the legs of the overalls. Also get some rope or cord, some loose straw and a battered straw hat. Hot glue some straw to the inside of the hat and the inside of the sleeves of the flannel shirt. Put on all the clothing for the scarecrow Halloween costume, then tie the wrists with the rope or cord. Pick up some cheap Halloween makeup from a costume shop or supermarket. Put some tan makeup, then paint on a black triangle over your nose and bright red circles over your cheeks.
Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Idea for Adults: Miss America
Dig through your closet to find an old prom dress, bridesmaid dress or other formal gown. Pick up a cheap pair of white full-length gloves and a plastic tiara at your local Halloween costume shop. Get some 4 inch or wider white satin ribbon from your local fabric shop to make a costume banner. Measure enough ribbon to go from your front, over your shoulder and down your back. On the front of the banner, write “Miss America” carefully in craft glue and sprinkle blue glitter over the glue before it dries. Go through your jewelry box to get some costume jewelry such as a necklace and earrings. Wear high heels and strut your stuff at your next Halloween party.
Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Idea for Adults: Nerd
Get a pair of pants that’s a little too short for you. Also get a white short sleeved button down shirt with a pocket, some white socks, some black shoes and a bow tie. Find some old nerdy glasses and remove the lenses. Wrap a small piece of masking tape around the bridge of the glasses. Place a cheap pocket protector in the pocket and fill it with pens. Slick back your hair with styling gel or cream. When you put the pants on, hike them up over your waist. Finish off this cheap and easy Halloween costume by fastening the pants in place with a bulky black belt.
Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Idea for Adults: Bum
Find some old, worn out clothes that are too big for you. Rip them up a little. Also, get an old hat. Drizzle some tea or coffee on the clothes to make them seem stained. Use a cheap brown eyeliner pencil to draw stipple on your cheeks. To make this cheap and easy Halloween costume seem even seedier, add a shoulder-length wig. Rat the wig slightly by pulling the hair upward and combing it downward. Get a small container of tooth blackout from your local Halloween costume store and use it to black out one or two of your teeth. Add accessories such as an empty bottle of wine or a cardboard sign with “Will work for food” written across it in permanent marker.
Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Idea for Adults: Ninja
Get a long-sleeved black T-shirt and a pair of baggy black pants. Get another piece of black cloth from a fabric store or from a discarded piece of black clothing. Cut it and fashion it into a ninja mask and head covering. Use some additional black cloth to make a long sash to go around your waist. Then make a cheap and easy ninja sword. Get two 4 foot long wooden dowels, one slightly larger in diameter than the other. Secure them together with duct tape. Cut a piece of posterboard, then fold and wrap it around the dowels. Secure the posterboard to the dowels with duct tape. Spray-paint the blade silver. Cut two pieces of corrugated cardboard with a box knife and secure them to the dowels below the ninja sword blade with tape to form a handle. Wrap the handle with cloth, rope or strips of leather. Another cheap and easy way to make a ninja Halloween costume sword is by spray-painting a toy or costume prop sword silver.
Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Idea for Adults: Rock Star
Find a pair of pants with a loud print or in a bright color. Pants with a leather-like finish are also ideal for a rock star Halloween costume. Select a black shirt with no sleeves. Alternatively, you could wear a very flashy shirt that’s very shiny or glittery. Wear a long, messy wig. Tie a scarf or bandanna around your neck or head. Wear sunglasses. Carry a prop such as a toy microphone or an old guitar. To make your cheap and easy rock star Halloween costume complete, put on some temporary tattoos and some jewelry and allow a cigarette to hang out of your mouth.
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