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Crazy Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas (Under $25)

Oct 16, 2017

Trick or treat! Halloween is almost here, but there’s no reason to splurge on expensive costumes at retail stores. Try out these do-it-yourself costume ideas to create crazy cheap costumes for under $25.

Four Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas

Party Animals

Looking for an adorable and cheap costume idea for your little ones? Dress the kids in brown or black clothing and use colorful felt and cotton balls from a craft store to add spots and fur so they resemble their favorite animals. From there, all you’ll need to complete the outfits are party hats, noisemakers and masks, which can be purchased at Party City or on Amazon. If you’re feeling extra crafty, consider making these accessories with construction paper and string.

Favorite Characters

Model your costumes after your or your child’s favorite character from a book, cartoon or movie. To bring the costumes to life, search your closet and local thrift stores for cheap finds that you can personalize to match your favorite character’s wardrobe. For example, transform into the classic puzzle book character from “Where’s Waldo?” with a red-and-white striped shirt, a winter beanie and simple wire-frame glasses. This costume makes for a great photo-op if the whole family wishes to partake.


Zombies are another fun costume option that can be made with a few items from around the house. Cut up old T-shirts or sheets to drape into a creepy costume that is sure to scare the neighbors. Mix T-shirt colors like black, gray and red to bring the costume together. You can purchase face paint to add to the décor and this option will still come in under budget.

Greek Gods

Dress like mythological royalty with this costume idea! Gather old white sheets or towels and tie together a makeshift dress with a gold belt. Accessories like a sword or wings can be purchased or made from scratch to complete the outfit.
Once you come up with a costume idea that doesn’t break the bank, join trick-or-treaters on Oct. 31 for a night of spooky fun. Store these costumes in a box as hand-me-downs to continue to save on Halloween each year.


Erin Ellis
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