Halloween is coming, and with it comes the need for costumes! Needless to say, buying a Halloween costume can be quite expensive – you pay for the materials, the time it takes to put it together, and often also the license for Batman or Freddy Krueger. And so, you might be wondering if it’s possible to make a cheap and unique Halloween outfit that will still impress your friends.
Well, yes, but you have to get creative. Start with shopping at your local thrift store for a base costume. Then, add some personal touches: come up with the makeup, add accessories, or even make your own props. If you put in a little bit of time and effort, you can create an amazing costume on the cheap.
Below, we’ve put together a list of some tips for making extraordinary Halloween costumes on a budget. Read on and get inspired!
Find Affordable Clothing
You probably don’t want to spend too much money on a Halloween costume that you’ll only wear once. A great way to get around this is to shop for affordable clothing at your local thrift store, where you can find pieces for cheap. Plus, they typically have a large selection, so you’re sure to find something that will fit your idea.
You can also look for special discounts. For instance, you can use Light In The Box discount codes and similar promos and grab some fantastic deals on clothing and accessories. You may even find a full costume that you can put together with just a few items.
Get Creative With Makeup
One of the best ways to make your costume stand out is to get creative with the makeup. Use face paint, fake blood, and fake wounds to create a unique look. This will not only make your costume more authentic, but it’ll also be much easier than trying to find the right mask or wig.
When you’re in the store, check out the Halloween section. You can choose from a wide variety of makeup kits that are designed for just this purpose. These kits are usually fairly cheap (less than $10), and they come complete with everything you need to create an incredible spooky look.
Accessories can make or break a costume. They can be used to add detail, to complete the look, or simply to make it more unique. And the great thing is that accessories are usually very affordable. You can find them at thrift stores, party stores, or even make them yourself.
For example, if you’re going as a superhero, consider investing in some cool superhero accessories. There are tons of cool things available, including capes, masks, boots, gauntlets, and more. Plus, these items will add a lot of pizzazz to your Halloween costume.
You can do the same thing with other costumes. For instance, if you’re going as Jason from Friday The 13th, consider getting his signature hockey mask and machete. If you want to go as Freddy Krueger, you can get his signature hat and glove set.
Go As A “Group Costume”
One of the best ways to save money on a Halloween costume is to go as a group. This way, you will spend less.
For example, curly hair, a green shirt, and blue jeans won’t require much spending. Of course, if you’re alone, the look won’t tell much of a story. But if each of you dresses up as someone from the Scooby Doo gang, for example, your entire group will have a collective identity. Not only will you save money on individual costumes, but you’ll also be able to save time by painting everyone’s faces at the same time.
Make Your Own Props
If you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own props. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your costume and really make it your own. Plus, it’s usually very affordable.
For example, if you’re going as a pirate, you can make your sword out of cardboard or foam. Or, if you’re going as a witch, you can make your broomstick out of an old broom and some black fabric. Get creative and see what you can come up with!
Making your own props is also a great way to save money. If you were to buy a sword at the store, it would probably cost you at least $20. But if you make it yourself, it’ll only cost you a few dollars.
Halloween is a great time to get creative. You can go as your favorite character from a book, or you can choose to be a vampire or zombie. Either way, there are lots of ways that you can save money and still get some great ideas for a Halloween costume.
Consider shopping at your local thrift store, getting creative with makeup, or adding some accessories to complete the look. You can also save money by going as a group.
So, without further ado, get out there, find the best deals, add your DIY flair, and enjoy Halloween!