16 Halloween Costumes that Won’t Cost You a Cent
Finding a great Halloween costume that doesn’t require months of planning or a lump sum of money can feel downright impossible. If you’re on a budget, we’ve got your back this Halloween. All it takes is a second look at your wardrobe with a fresh set of eyes. To save you the last minute stressing, we’ve put together a list of costume ideas that won’t cost you a cent.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Put on a little black dress and sunglasses, tie your hair in a bun and voila, costume done. If you’re hungry, swap the plate of breakfast for a bagged croissant to stay true to character.
Throw on a pink sweater and rock the poses all night.
Wednesday Addams is perfect Halloween vibes. You’ll need a full black get-up and dark eyeshadow to pull off the iconic look. Don’t forget the pigtail braids.
IT Floating Balloon
Dress in all black and hold a red balloon. Bonus points if you have a black balaclava to seal the deal — and if you’re a real Canadian, you will.
Rosie the Riveter
All it takes is a jean top, a red bandana, and a whole lot of attitude. If it’s good enough for Beyonce, it’s good enough for us.
If you’re a Toronto local, you most definitely have everything you need for this costume already in your closet: black jeans, a leather jacket and a black tee. If you’re a guy, throw some extra product in your hair and bring a comb out with you. Ladies, throw on some red lipstick and curl those locks.
Tina Belcher From Bob’s Burgers
The perfect costume for a bad mood. Call it method acting and no one will ever know.
Don’t pack up all your summer clothes just yet. Throw on your most festival-like floral clothes, grab yourself a bottle of strawberry wine, and Coachella here we come.
The classic ‘I forgot to get a Halloween’ costume. If you already wear glasses, this is an easy one. Toss on a striped tee (or red tape on a white tee), throw on a hat and start the nostalgic game.
This costume requires pretty much nothing — literally. You’ll need an button up top, sunglasses and socks that can do a whole lot of sliding.
Thelma and Louise
For this costume you’ll need worn in jeans, a tank top, and of course, a partner in crime.
Use some eyeliner to mark a few extra freckles on your face, pull up your pants a little too high and tuck in a button up. Finish this look off with glasses and a notebook.
Throw on a plaid top and destressed jeans, and turn your lipstick and eyeliner into face paint for the night.
80’s Workout Girl
Channel Olivia Newton-John in Physical, throw on anything tight and bright and toss your hair in a side pony.
Forest Gump and Jenny
An easy one for the last minute couples costume. If you have guitar or box of chocolates laying around, bring them with you to complete the look.
Cher and Dionne
If you happen to have your old high school uniform skirt laying around, this will be an easy one. Make sure to wear high socks and, in true Clueless form, keep your phone at your ear at all times.
What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year? Share your ideas in the comment section!
Featured Image: Gigi Hadid as Sandy from Grease via Startraks Photo/Rex Shutterstock
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Isabel Chalmers is a freelance writer, currently residing in Toronto. She’s passionate about writing, long aimless walks around the city and her Nonna’s spaghetti.