Are you looking to have a creative Halloween costume but don’t have the money in your budget for one? Try taking a good look in your closet or a thrift store and with just a few accessories you may already have the starts to a noteworthy Halloween costume at your disposal.
Make the classics by reusing and recycling! Use accessories and things you already have to make your own costumes or look through a friend’s closet for some fun stuff! Little to no purchasing is required—and no sewing! Just takes a creative eye, a little bit of makeup, and a few accessories. These costumes work great for everyone in the family!
All you need: scarf, long skirt, beads, Bengals bracelets, gold hoop earrings.
All you need: Neon colors (shirt/skirt/shorts—whatever you have will work!), leggings, leg warmers. Make sure to tease your hair and spray it up and accessorize with bright jewelry and bright blue eye shadow!
All you need: black leggings or leather pants, pink jacket (or leather jacket) curly hair, sunglasses
All you need: Cow girl hat, flannel shirt, jean skirt/shorts, cowboy boots
All you need: Collared shirt, black thick rimmed glasses (with tape in between for broken look), hair in pig tails, pens in pocket, pleated skirt, knee high socks
All you need: Tie dye shirt, long flowy skirt, sandals, cloth head band, beads and round sunglasses!!
Miss America/prom queen:
All you need: Great chance to put your old bridesmaid dresses or prom dress to use! Just wear a formal dress, make sash that holds whatever title you want (miss America / Prom Queen) and doll yourself up!
Rosie the Riveter:
All you need: A red bandana, a collared buttondown shirt, and red lipstick! Put your hair in a bun and wrap the bandana around as a headband. Remember to keep flexing your muscles all night!
All you need: white button down- loose with arm buttons open or stripped t-shirt, vest, bandana, cut sweat pants (knee length)—may have to buy pirate hat/ eye patch.
All you need: Leather jacket, jeans, white shirt, greased back hair. (may even want to go as “Fonzi” with this look! )
All you need: Flannel shirt, jeans, cowboy boots, cowboy hat, toy gun.
Army man (G.I. Joe):
All you need: A camo shirt and camo pants/shorts. Add combat/army boots for more detail!
All you need: Tuxedo (or suit with bow tie), clean shaved face, clean cut hair and fake gun.
All you need: Collared shirt, black thick rimmed glasses (with tape in between for broken look), messy hair, pens in pocket, clean ironed pants.
All you need: Tie dye shirt, flowy pants, sandals, cloth head band, beads and round sunglasses!!
All you need: flannel shirt, ripped jeans or overalls, straw hat, stuff hat and shirt with straw.
All you need: Hawaiian shirt, camera (tied around the neck), fanny pack, maps
All you need: red and white stripped shirt or sweater as well as a red hat (or ski cap) with poof ball. Don’t forget about the black rimmed glasses!
Give your closet a look through and see what masterpieces you can create this Halloween! What are your ideas for a quick and easy Halloween costume this year?
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