Halloween on a Budget: How to Create a Great Costume for Cheap

Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Halloween is one of the most anticipated events of the year. People love dressing up, going to glitzy parties and eating delectable candies of all varieties.

If you want to make the most out of Halloween without spending an arm and a leg, you can do so, too.

Throwing together a wonderful costume can actually be a pretty budget-friendly process.

Halloween on a Budget

  • Go to Local Thrift Stores

    Local thrift stores often sell clothing items for dirt-cheap prices. They often sell vintage items that haven’t been in style for years or decades, too.

    If you want to throw together an exciting retro costume, nothing can be more affordable than digging around a nearby thrift store.

    You can dress up as a sixties mod gal. You can dress up as Lucille Ball from “I Love Lucy,” too.

  • Check out Online Auctions

    Auction websites often have listings for clothing pieces and costumes from years ago.

    If you want to dress up as a witch, you may be able to purchase an old hat that was part of a movie set from long ago.

    If you want to dress up as a movie star, you may be able to find a white dress that’s reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe’s most famous photograph.

    Online auctions can help you compile all sorts of “ingredients” that can enable you to put together a well-rounded Halloween costume.

  • Ask Family Members for Hand-Me-Downs

    If you have family members who are generous, they may be willing to lend or give you clothing items that can work for your upcoming costume.

    Your grandmother may have an old school uniform that you can use to dress up like an anime character. Anime compression shirts may help encourage you to dress up like a manga icon.

    Your great aunt may have an old work uniform that can help you wow people on Halloween night as well.

  • Use Items You Already Have

    People who want to be particularly frugal and innovative can actually explore their own closets.

    Take a long look at your wardrobe. If you use your imagination, you may be able to come up with a costume that’s based on pieces you already have.

    Think about dressing up like your favorite horror film character. Consider dressing up like a sleek and sultry Bond Girl using your finest formal dresses, too.

Dressing up for Halloween doesn’t have to harm your bank account. It’s something that requires innovation and care. It’s something that calls for Halloween spirit in droves, too.

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Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on twitter and Facebook.

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