DIY & Budget-Friendly Costumes For Halloween!

Updated: Oct 16, 2018

1. Use Pajamas To Have Your Baby Be A Bear, A Lion, and More Sweet Costumes

Create your own quick and easy DIY costume, just make sure you don't spend too much in the process. For example, a single, black cape can be transformed into a vampire, witch, wizard, or even a Batman costume. Kitty ears from Target, which can usually be found in the dollar section, and a quick makeup tutorial on YouTube can get you a great option for a cat costume. Check out Pinterest for great DIY costume ideas for children and adults.

Baby Bear Costume On Amazon

Baby Lion Costume On Amazon

2. Make or Buy A Mask

Take your cue from the masquerade this Halloween. A masquerade is an event in which the participants attend in costume wearing a mask. Masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in Italy during the 16th century Renaissance (Italian, maschera). They were generally elaborate dances held for members of the upper classes, and were particularly popular in Venice, therefore introducing today what we know as the Halloween masquerade mask.

These easy to find make options and be DIY'd or bought from Amazon. They are really the only thing needed for your costume. Of course, you can dress them up with elaborate furs, capes and more; but for a classy look, simply add a pretty black dress or a suit for men.

Lace Masquerade Mask On Amazon Prime Only $7.50!

Couple Masquerade Metal Masks On Amazon Prime Only $14.59!

3. Maleficent

Maleficent was a beautiful young woman of pure heart...or better known as the villain in Sleeping Beauty. Before Maleficent became an Evil Queen, she had an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector.

However, a terrible betrayal hardens her heart and twists her into a creature bent on can be her this Halloween.

Purchase the whole outfit, or just the accessories on Amazon.

Disney's Maleficent Costume Only $28.99 and Up On Amazon Prime!

Disney's Maleficent Headpiece Only $11.97 On Amazon Prime!

4. Pumpkin

Nothing says Halloween more than a pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern. Here are a few pumpkin options for you and your little ones.

Children's' Pumpkin Costume Only $9.99 On Amazon Prime!

Children's' Pumpkin Costume Only $12.99 On Amazon Prime!

5. Witch

A witch: a woman thought to have magic powers, popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat and flying on a broomstick. These options you can find around the house...well at least the broom. Or you can purchase them here.

$12.49 Witch Costume On Amazon Prime

$23.99 Witch Costume On Amazon Prime

6. Ghost

Perhaps the easiest, cheapest and consistently most Halloween of them all is a ghost. Just take a bed sheet, we say any color, it doesn't need to be just white; and either paint on, draw on, glue on, or cut out your ghost features.

7. Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest.  Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red riding cloak, so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood....

Little Red Riding Hood" is a European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. Its origins can be traced back to the 10th century by several European folk tales.

Little Red Riding Hood is named after her magical red hoodedcape/cloak that she wears, and that is really all you need, along with a basket, tights, and black shoes to complete this costume no matter what your age.

Little Red Riding Hood Toddler Costume On Amazon Prime

Deluxe Little Red Riding Hood Adult Cape For Costume On Amazon Prime $24.99

8. Just Put On A Colorful Wig

Here is a simple Halloween costume idea for you: just purchase a colorful wig and put together whatever costume you like..then call yourself whatever you want! Cotton candy queen, carnival girls, 80s rocker, the possibilities are endless.

9. Creative Makeup

A great and affordable way to dress up for Halloween is with makeup! In fact, for many women you probably already own most of the things you need. Whether you are going for pretty, historical or spooky, there are so many online tutorials on YouTube to help you capture the right look and inspire you.

10. Get Creative

It is Halloween after all! Take a white snowsuit, some space stickers, a helmet and turn your little girl into an astronaut. A pretty pink party dress, some butterfly wings and glitter, now she's a princess. Just have fun that is what Halloween is all about!


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