101 Halloween Costumes to Make on the Cheap
Sick of asking friends what you should be for Halloween or spending way too much time Googling DIY costume ideas? Well you're in luck.
We spent hours scrolling through every corner of the internet to dig up the most amazing and creative Halloween costumes so you don't have to.
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Scroll down for 101 DIY costume ideas — they range from outfits you can put together in minutes to the projects that only advanced Halloween costumers will be brave enough to tackle.
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Bag of Jelly Beans
This bag of jelly beans costume must be the sweetest one of the bunch!
What you need to do: Get a clear trash bag, cut holes for your arms and legs to fit through. Print the nutritional facts on the back of the costume, just like what you see on the backs of candy bags. Fill up the bag with colored balloons for the jellybeans, and tie up the trash bag near your neck with a ribbon.
This is one of the easiest costumes to make because all you need is an old bed sheet.
What you need to do: Get a white sheet, and cut out two holes for your eyes. Be creative and cut holes in your sheet to be a "holy" ghost, or dress the sheet up with some makeup. Put blush on your ghostly cheeks, and smear lipstick where your mouth should be.
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Rosie the Riveter
Make a statement by dressing up as one of America's cultural icons who is also a symbol for feminism.
What you need to do: Get a long-sleeved denim or blue top, and roll the sleeves past the elbow. Pair it with jeans. Then put your hair up, and tie a red bandana around your head. Finally, pouf up your bangs and apply 1940s makeup.
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Impress people with some gypsy magic and have fun walking around telling fortunes to your friends.
What you need to do: Get a head scarf, sparkly top, long skirt, and a shawl to drape over your shoulders. Wear lots of gold and flashy jewelry. Create a couple of fun fortunes for your friends and family and walk around with a serene, mysterious smile on your face.
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Many of us are kids at heart, so let your inner child shine with this big kid Halloween costume!
What you need to do: Get your jammies out and tie your hair up in high pigtails. Wear very little natural makeup, and carry around a teddy bear. Wear bunny or furry slippers if you have them.
Embrace the nerd in you with a geeky homemade costume.
What you need to do: Wear a pair of glasses and stick a bandage in the middle to heighten the geek effect. Wear suspenders if you have them, or pull your pants or skirt up high and tuck your shirt into into it. Remember to wear dowdy and very unsexy clothes. Putting pens and a calculator in your shirt pockets helps as well. Carry around several academic books.
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The mummy is a pretty unsexy costume but a fun one to make.
What you need to do: All you need to do is put on white clothes and roll some toilet paper around you. Add some ketchup or red food coloring for a gory effect.
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The mime costume is for you if you want to give your voice a break for the night and express yourself through your actions.
What you need to do: Get some cheap white face paint, and paint your face with it. Wear black clothes or a striped white and black top if you have one. White gloves will complete the outfit, but they aren't necessary.
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These days, vampires come in all shapes and sizes, and they are such iconic pop culture figures that there are plenty of TV and movie vampire characters for you to mimic.
What you need to do: Get a pair of fake vampire fangs, and wear foundation that is shades lighter than normal. Be creative and aim to look like vampires from popular TV shows and movies like "True Blood." Dribble some fake blood or red food coloring on the side of your mouth. If you're a vampire that has been turned recently, use dark eyeliner to draw in two holes on your neck.
A bath puff costume is sure to be one of the most creative costumes of the night! And you can make it yourself, to boot.
What you need to do: Buy some tulle from a fabric store, and bunch it up to pin or sew on an outfit. You can choose to wear a tube dress, tank top and shorts, or leggings and a t-shirt underneath.
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