4 Cheap & Easy-to-Make Adult Halloween Costumes

28 September 2015

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to dress up as for your friend’s annual Halloween party or taking your kids trick-or-treating around the neighbourhood. If you aren’t particularly skilled with a glue gun or would just rather make life easy and buy your costume outright, luckily there are a number of deals you can take advantage of to save yourself some money. If you like and look forward to crafting your own costume every October, then here are a few cheap and easy-to-make costume ideas for you to consider this year.

A Squeaky Clean Loofah

Got a few tutus and some string lying around? Then you’re costume is practically done! Not only will this be more comfortable to wear than a cardboard box robot outfit, but I highly doubt anyone will ask you that dreaded question “So what are you supposed to be?” Thanks to Brittany Estes and C.R.A.F.T. for the inspiration!

LOOFA

A Real-World Sim

For any of you gamers out there, if you want a true no-fuss, no-muss costume, then this is for you! All you need is some wire, a headband, some cardboard, and a colour printer (or you can go all the way and paper mache your giant, green diamond) and you can become a Sim. These ideas were found on ACParadise.com.

SIMS

The Artist Frida Kahlo

For a more cultured costume, you can never go wrong with dressing up as the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Finally, an excuse to wear your most vibrant frock and a unibrow!

FRIDA

A Bag of Jelly Beans

This is by far the most frugal and sweet costume around. All you need is a clear garbage bag, some colourful balloons, and some ribbon and you can be a bag of jelly beans! Just remember to take caution when sitting otherwise you may become an empty bag of jelly beans. A big shout out to Wonder Mom Wannabe for this idea!

JELLY

Bargainmoosers, what are you dressing up as for Halloween?

Photo credit: Awesome Costumes

TOPICS:   Halloween   Crafts

3 comments

  • Robm
    I'm not sure you know what diva means.
    • Anna Waters EDITOR
      di·va Noun A female singer who has enjoyed great popular success.... ?
  • Corinne
    Thanks so much for the shout out Anna! I'd like to make sure full credit goes to Alix and Dottie at Modern Kiddo though who spotted the jelly bean costume at a local parade and snapped the original photo. I love all of the ideas you gathered here. The loofah would be a fun one!

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