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5 Cheap Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home

It is almost Halloween.....are you looking for some cheap costume ideas? If you are trying to save money and want to make a Halloween costume yourself this year, here are a few fun ideas to think about:

1. Skunk Costume: Wear black tights or pants, and a  black turtleneck or long sleeve shirt. Then sew or use safety pins to attach a white stripe made from extra material (an old white sheet or white pillowcases can work well ) down the back of the clothing.This way you can easily remove the stripe and use the clothing again.

2. Be a ghost, but add some fun touches to the sheet such as eyelashes, painted cheeks lipstick, hat, mustache, freckles, etc.

3. How about a tourist? Wear a colorful shirt, trousers (shorts if it happens to be warm where you are), have a camera, maps, straw hats, colorful bright dress and flat shoes, etc.

4."Dice" Halloween Costume: Get a cardboard box and paint it a solid black. Then add white dots. Make openings for the arms and head and you are done!

5. Tube of Toothpaste Costume: Use a sheet as the "tube" and a lampshade for the "cap." Paint or use markers to write the name of a well-known toothpaste down the front of the "tube." You could also use a long pillowcase as the "tube" part of the costume.


Froogalers said…
Great suggestions! I remember a time when all my mother put me in for Halloween was made at home. The whole buying a costume reminds me of buying a prom/formal dress for every dance in high school. You wear it once and then it sits in your closet for years reminding you of how you used to look. lol
Ysabella said…
Wow! Thanks for sharing! I didn't know that making cheap Halloween costumes would be this fun!

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