Costless Costumes: Halloween ideas on a boo-dget

Costless Costumes: Halloween ideas on a boo-dget

Tris Macklin
STAFF WRITER 

Do you hate Halloween Express and its cheesy, overpriced, and often offensive selection of costumes? Are you too lazy or busy to put in effort for a last minute Halloween costume? If any of this applies, here are some quick and inexpensive DIY costumes that scream, “I spent $5 on this, and yeah, I look good.”

“One Happy Camper”
Required: 
- a smiley face shirt, preferably yellow
($10 on eBay)
- a backpack
(hopefully you own a backpack)

How to:
Just put on the shirt, followed by the backpack. Fill the backpack with candy or whatever your heart desires!

 

 

Identity Thief
Required:
- a shirt
- a pack of “Hello, my name is..” stickers ($6.29 at Staples)

How to:
Get creative in the most minimal way by writing down random names and sticking them all over a shirt.

“Smartie-Pants”
Required:
- leggings or any pair of pants (again, ranging $10-20)
- pack of Smarties candy ($1.30 from Target)
- glue ($2)
Bonus points: glasses, bow-tie and or suspenders

How to:
Simply glue the Smarties on your choice of pants. You can either unwrap the Smarties and glue them on individually, or glue on the whole package.  

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Pick-Pocket
Required: 
- a pair of pants ($10-$20 range)
- several guitar picks (pack of 10 for 95 cents)

How to:
Glue on guitar picks around the pockets of your pants – voila!

 

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Bread Winner
Required:
- a medal ($3 from Amazon)
- a loaf or even just a slice of bread (around $2, give or take)

How to:
This one is even more self-explanatory. Wear the medal around your neck, carry the bread, and be prepared to explain. 

 

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Life
(If you get really desperate… )
Required:
- shirt
- marker
- lemons

How to:
Hand out lemons, and play “Life” for a night.