Celebrating a “Boo-tiful” Halloween does not have to cost you an arm and a leg! Adults of all ages and kids can easily make their own last-minute DIY Halloween costumes at home – even if you’re on a tight budget. Here are a few of our favorites! The best part is that most of these costume ideas cost under $30 and can be made with stuff you already have laying around the house. Happy Halloween!
6 DIY Halloween Costumes Under $30
Flower Post Costume
If you have a few bouquets of old fake flowers from the Dollar Store, you’re set to create this botanical-inspired flower pot costume! Ideal for kids, just get a large plastic tub that’s flimsy enough to cut a hole in the bottom of (where the legs will fit through) and attach duct tape straps for your arms. Stick in those fake flowers in the giant makeshift flower pot, surrounding your upper torso, and top the look off with a headband that has matching flowers glued to it. You can wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants or jeggings that match the color of the flowers to blend in!
Frida Kahlo Costume
Got some of those leftover flowers from the Dollar Store bouquet leftover? Grab a few different colored blooms and glue them to another headband for this costume. Then draw a fat unibrow on your face with an eyebrow pencil and add some bold red lips. Have a large scarf lying around? Drape it over you, throw on some dangling hoop earrings, carry a paintbrush, and you’re all set! You’ll resemble the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in no time.
If you want to channel the spirit of Halloween in a more unique way, grab a cheap black umbrella, and cut it up to create two bat wings for a very special bat costume. Then attach them to a black hoodie with duct tape, throw on inexpensive Halloween store-bought bat ears or a similar headband, and some black pants, and you’re ready to go Trick or Treating! Or, if you want to channel the Dark Knight (and have extra time to DIY a more challenging project), try this ambitious Batman costume!
If you want to try a humorous Halloween costume that’s equally as delicious – even if you’re a carb-o-phobe – spray paint a bunch of leftover toilet paper rolls yellowish orange, and glue or duct-tape them together to look like mac-n-cheese. Or, you can cut up and spray paint foam tubes to resemble macaroni and duct-tape them to the yellow hoodie or sweater you’re wearing.
This costume is vegan-friendly and pays homage to the juicy grapes that make up your favorite wine! First, blow up a bag of purple balloons, and duct-tape them all to your body, or cleverly use string. Top your head with some fake green leaves and vines glued to a headband, or cut out leaves from green construction paper and attach them to a hat.
Ok, there’s definitely an umbrella theme going on here! As you may have noticed, a few years ago, this Halloween trend became almost viral, but who can deny the beauty of a sparkling, glowing umbrella jellyfish on two legs walking along the street at night? This costume is by far our last-minute DIY Halloween costume favorite!
To become a glowing jellyfish, all you need is a clear umbrella, bubble wrap, iridescent cellophane or shimmery fabrics, white duct-tape, scissors, safety pins, a hot glue gun, and some blue LED battery powered lights from a craft store. Basically, just cut the shimmery fabrics and cellophane into long strips and attach it to the umbrella. Tape in or glue the battery-powered lights at the top interior tip of the umbrella. Then wear all white to complete the look!
Whatever you choose to wear this Halloween, we hope you have a Spooktacular time!
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