It’s not hard to get bewitching Halloween costumes for little or nothing. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on something that will only be worn once and the relegated to the far back corner of the closet (or worse). Your little ones can have the cutest, scariest or funniest costume ever using everyday items most people have in their houses. For some incredible ideas on costumes made from using gloves for moose antlers, umbrellas for wild bat wings and paper towels to wrap an awesome mummy, read 30 Unexpected Halloween Costumes You Can DIY by Alanna Okun .
Martha Stewart shows how a few strategic simple cuts can transform an oversize white tee shirt into a skeleton-inspired Halloween costume over a long sleeved black tee. Most Dads have a couple of worn white tees lurking in their bureau drawers. Complete the look with exposed bone jeans or plain black pants or leggings.
Another adorable idea came from a reader who made a plushy light blue bunny costume out of footed zip-front sleepers with a big white puffy tail made by filling a white hairnet with cotton tacked on the back. When it’s bedtime, simply remove the tail and wash the sleepers for everyday use. This works especially well for infants, toddlers and small children.
Scarecrows can be easily put together with old jeans, plaid flannel shirts and straw hats. Add a little character by having straw sticking out at the ankles, wrists and neck.
Thrift stores are a virtual smorgasbord for those seeking inexpensive costumes for trick-or-treaters of all ages. There are good supplies of worn-once angels, princesses, Ninjas and witches. Most are as good as new and, since they will only be worn once or twice, well worth two or three dollars.
Adults have been visiting thrift stores in search of inexpensive costumes for Halloween parties too. A woman trying on pointy-toed black boots was putting together a wicked witch costume and a man, ready for a few Halloween laughs, was seeking out a gaudy woman’s dress that would fit him.
Watch the video for some ideas on coming up with last-minute Halloween costumes. You might see some ideas you can use for little or nothing.
There’s no need to spend your rent or grocery money on Halloween costumes. Everyone can have a fun night with plenty of treats for little or nothing. Use the websites above for do-it-yourself costumes using everyday things around the house. Budgets have limits; imaginations don’t!
Best wishes to all for a safe, fun-filled, spook-tacular Halloween!