Cheap & Easy Halloween Costume Ideas
Do you know why we dress up on Halloween? It was believed that ghosts would come back to the earthly world on the 31st October. So to avoid being recognised by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits.
To help you avoid being recognised by those scary ghosts I thought that I’d share my favourite cheap Halloween costume ideas!
The zombie is my go-to Halloween costume! What you’ll need: some black and white face paint (black for around your eyes and white for the rest of your face… and blood around your mouth if you’re a hungry zombie). For the rest of my outfit I usually cut holes into an old t-shirt & wear ripped jeans! Follow the link below for some zombie inspiration!
The witch is another classic Halloween costume and it can be super a super easy look to pull off! What you’ll need: green face paint, a witches hat and black clothes. Need some inspiration? Follow the link below for witch costumes available on Amazon.
HP has to be one of the post recognisable film characters in history! What you’ll need: a pair of (round) glasses, the signature scar, a wand, and something that vaguely resembles a school uniform. If you need some inspiration follow the link below for some Harry Potter costume options.
It’s a classic, and a cheap, easy costume option. What you’ll need: white face paint, some vampire teeth & fake blood.
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Your Favourite Emoji
Depending on what your favourite emoji is (please not the aubergine), dressing up as an emoji could be relatively cheap and easy. What you’ll need: face paint? props? It completely depends on the emoji and your commitment to the cause! Even if you don’t want to dress up as an emoji I would highly recommend visiting the link below just to see how crazy all the emoji costumes are (credit to whoever came up with them *insert laughing emoji*)
Dressing up as a minion is surprisingly simple. What you’ll need: a yellow t-shirt, denim dungarees and some goggle-like headwear!
If you’ve never dressed up as a pumpkin for Halloween then 2018 should be your year! The pumpkin is the classic symbol of Halloween. It’s also super easy to pull off without much money or effort! What you’ll need: A significant amount of orange paint, some black paint, and lots of orange clothes!
Super Man/Wonder Woman
Another classic (yet not very scary) Halloween costume. What you’ll need: a lot of blue, red and yellow. I’ve seen people wear blue tights and a cut out S on their chests before. If you need some super-hero themed inspiration, check out the link below.
Dressing up a ghost has to be the easiest and cheapest costume of them all! Whether you opt for the bed sheet, bin bag, or go all out with some white face paint, anyone can pull this look off in under 10 minutes!
I hope these cheap and easy costume ideas have helped you to decide who (or what) your going to be this Halloween! Please do let me know in the comments below which costume you decide on.