Budget Friendly DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween on a Budget.

It’s October! Time to start planning out those Halloween costumes. Most of the costumes on this list can be made for under $20 if you have some of the common items already lying around your home like I do.

At 30 (+) years old I still love to dress up for Halloween and go trick or treating with my son. My daughter who’s 15 stopped joining in on the dressing up years ago when she “got too big,” but we still enjoy it.  What I don’t enjoy is the rising price of the costumes every year. Not to mention I love being creative with my children (and my son loves it) he’s a mama’s boy. 

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DIY CHEAP, Cute and Creative Kids Costumes: 

LEGO KID (OR ADULT)

How adorable and creative is this lego costume? I love this costume it can even double as an adult costume when made on a larger scale.

Follow the tutorial here at: The Frugal Navy Wife

Find ALL the items to make this costume here:
LEGO KIDS OR ADULT COSTUME

*Side note: Tape your box with regular grey duct tape before you spray paint the boxes to avoid having to purchase colored duct tape and spray paint the grey tape with your spray paint to match.

SCUBA DIVER 

This is the true definition of creativity. These little scuba divers are so cool!

Follow the tutorial here at:  Delineate Your Dwelling

Find the items to make this costume here:
SCUBA DIVER COSTUME

*Side note: This is another great costume option that can be adapted into an adult costume.

OCTOPUS 

This Octopus costume can be worn as a regular outfit (without the Octopus legs) once Halloween is over (talk about getting double for your money $$$.) Below find what you need to make this sea creature come to life.

Follow the tutorial here at: Giggles Galore

Find the items to make this costume here:
OCTOPUS COSTUME

*Side note: This costume can be adapted for a boy by making it out of darker colored tights ( FYI: some octopus’s are brown or grey.)

DIY Infant  Costumes:

BABY COW 

This costume is udderly ridiculously cute.  You get it?  Udderly Ridiculous lol!

Follow the tutorial here at: Make It & Love It

Find the items to make this costume here:
BABY COW COSTUME

STRAWBERRY 

This costume is SWEET and cute.

Follow the tutorial here at: Actually Ashley

Find the items to make this costume here:
BABY STRAWBERRY

DIY Adult Costumes:SCARECROW 

This costume is so freaking stylish and never goes out of style!

Follow the tutorial here at: The Joy of Fashion

Find the items to make this costume here:
SCARECROW

*Side note: Make the entire family a group of scarecrows by making a costume for everyone.

TINKERBELL/FAIRY 

Sweet and sassy with a little sexy (Shhhh it’s okay Sheros can has a lil sexiness.)

Follow the tutorial here at: Color Me Courtney

Find the items to make this costume here:
TINKERBELL or FAIRY COSTUME

*Side note: Use this as inspiration to build a cute Tinkerbell/Fairy costume to fit your style!  Add a wand to grant wishes!

PIRATE

Look bold and beautiful!  Be the commander of your ship, dress as a pirate but take no prisoners.

Follow the tutorial here at: Sarah Forshaw’s Blog

Find the items to make this costume here:
PIRATE COSTUME

Bonus Costume:

CORPUS or ZOMBIE BRIDE 

This one is so awesome I added it in as a BONUS!

Follow the tutorial here at: STARS + FIELD

Find the items to make this costume here:
CORPUS or ZOMBIE BRIDE

I can’t wait to try THIS ONE out next year!

This year I plan to dress as a Scarecrow (maybe I’ll post some pictures on my Facebook page.)  Like my Facebook page so you don’t miss out on my awesome Halloween costume pictures.

Costumes you can purchase for a similar look…

Baby Cow
Diver and Baby Octopus
Lego Kid
Pirate
Tinkerbell/Fairy
Scarecrow
Ghost Bride

What are you going to be for Halloween? Drop a comment below (and a picture if you like) don’t forget to head over to my Facebook Page to check out my Halloween Costume this year! Enjoy your holiday…ALL TREATS NO TRICKS!     

 

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Taya I love your ideas. Those SCUBA divers? Clever. I admire you too; awesome to get dressed up as an adult, to let the kid out.