If you’re strapped for cash this Halloween, don’t worry. It’s easy to use some items from around your house, with a couple of cheap supplies from the $ Store or Amazon to create a fun, homemade costume, no sewing required!
We’ve got some great ideas for men, women, and kids that we think you’ll love. Take a look at the pictures to get some inspiration and start looking around your house for things you can use for your costume!
9 Homemade Costume Ideas
Supplies from around the house: Jeans, a bandana to wear around the neck, long-sleeve shirt with collar, cowboy hat, belt, a coil of rope, or brown cord to wear on a belt loop.
2. Saloon Girl
Supplies from around the house: Fun, frilly shirt or dress, fishnet stockings, feather boa, headband with feathers, or other accessories. Cheap Accessories: Fishnet Stockings Price: $6.89, Feather boa Price: $2.59 Example on Amazon: Saloon Girl Full Costume
Being a Vampire has got to be the easiest costume ever! All you need to buy is a set of fake teeth.
Supplies from around the house: black clothing, a cape, and some fake blood at the corners of your mouth and you are set to scare the neighborhood!
You can easily create your Egyptian dress from a white sheet or tablecloth, add accessories, some black winged eyeliner, and voila! You are the Queen of the Nile!
Supplies from around the house: plain white bedsheet or white tablecloth, (wrap the sheet or piece of cloth around you in toga style) or white t-shirt dress, gold belt or ribbon, accessories such as gold-colored bangles or bracelets, necklaces, earrings, headband.
5. Sugar Skull/Day of the Dead Costume
Supplies from around the house: You’ll need to paint your face in sugar-skull fashion, add a few accessories and you’ll look Maravilloso! This is a great costume for guys and girls and would make a fun couples costume.
You can find patterns, videos, and ideas online and paint your face using face paint and a mirror, or you buy temporary transfers. Wear Mexican-inspired clothes like items with black or red lace, peasant tops, tunics or a fun, frilly skirt and heels. Blacks, whites, and reds will give this costume the most edge.
6. Men/Women Bandit
Supplies from around the house: If you have a black, blue or red and white horizontal striped shirt, you’re halfway there. Pair with black pants and shoes and a black mask or a black piece of cloth with eyeholes cut out tied around your head. Take a brown or white pillowcase and draw on a $ with a sharpie, you can put a pillow inside or some other stuffing and tie the bag off at the top with twine or a rubber band to create your “moneybag.”
Example on Amazon: Bandit Costume
7. Pink ladies/50’s Girl
Supplies from around the house: If you have a mid-length skirt then all you need to add is accessories. Tuck a t-shirt or light sweater in, add some funky glasses, a little scarf, wear flats with socks, or a colorful plastic headband to complete the look.
Examples at Amazon: Poodle Skirt Outfit
Supplies from around the house: This is a very easy costume for kids and adults! Get a yellow t-shirt, jeans and suspenders or overalls. Next, you need goggles or glasses or make them from plastic cups. Or you can buy them already made.
9.Dora the Explorer
This is an adorable costume for a little girl that only requires a few items. Orange shorts, pink t-shirt, purple backpack, and stuffed monkey are all you need! See the Dora outfit on Amazon.
For more costume ideas, head over to Amazon’s Halloween Shop.
Affordable Costumes on Amazon
- Wonder Woman Costume – Child Price: $23.69
- Wonder Woman – Adult Price: $39.91.
- Peacock Costume Price: $17.36
- Emoji Costumes Price: $39.97
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