With Halloween quickly approaching, many people are hurrying about trying to figure out their costumes. Since it is less than a month away, prices of costumes are on the rise. For most college students, this is a hindrance when it comes to deciding what to be. Luckily, CL has a list of fabulous costumes you can buy or make for less than 20 bucks.
Some popular inexpensive DIY costumes are:
- Zombie Sports Player- Any sports team related clothing with matching equipment, i.e. baseball bat and glove and a splash of fake blood.
- Waldo- Red and white striped shirt and hat with jeans
- Ballerina- Leotard and tutu
- Prom/Homecoming Queen- Dress with tiara and sash
- Cowgirl- Plaid shirt, jeans, boots and a straw hat
- Flowers- Green clothing covered in leaves, real or fake, with a flower headpiece. This can either be a bunch of flowers stuck together or one giant flower.
- Grapes- Green or purple clothes with purple blown up balloons attached all over
- Knights- Plastic swords, shields and helmets can usually be bought in dollar stores. Add black or gray clothing.
- Army Men-Jacket, pants, boots,and army helmet all painted army green along with you! Cut out and paint cardboard for you to stand on to look like a life size army man figure.
- Princess- A dress and a dollar store tiara. If you really want to get creative you can make it specific to a certain princess, i.e. a Disney or Adventure Time princess.
If your not one for making your own costume, check out some inexpensive stores or sites that deal with holiday attire. Here are a few common ones filled with loads of classy outfits:
- Party City- This store is great for finding costumes at cheap prices from racecar drivers to Little Bo Peep.
- eBay- You can find every costume here for great prices and don’t assume they will all be old and worn. They sell new and unopened products too.
- Amazon- Another great website to get new costumes at competitive prices.
- Kmart- Not typically what you think of first when hunting for costumes, but Kmart has a decent selection of costumes and clothes that can come in handy with putting together an outfit.
- Dollar Stores- They have an abundance of inexpensive Halloween accessories.
For more costume ideas, check out DIY:10 Halloween Costumes for Broke Co-Eds.