It’s that time of year again! Halloween is right around the corner, and believe it or not, it can get pretty expensive when it comes to costumes. Last year I spent about $50 total on my costume, so this year, I want to save as much as I can.
I began thinking, and thought what better way to find a costume other than your own closet? It was genius. I began looking at pieces from my closet and imagining what costume I could make of it. I found it so easy to create costumes out of the clothes I already had. Here are some fun and cheap Halloween costume ideas you can get straight from your closet.
I saw I had a flannel, and a white t-shirt. Instantly, I thought “cowgirl/cowboy.” I then added some slightly baggy jeans, some cowgirl boots, and a hat. This made the perfect cowgirl/cowboy costume. You could even add an actually cowboy hat and even a piece of straw to complete the look!
I then got inspired by the same white shirt to do an angel costume. My friend got angel wings for 50 cents at dirt cheap! All you need to do is add a little halo made of pipe cleaners and you’re ready to take on Halloween!
Dorothy/Wizard of Oz
One of my favorite costumes I thought of was Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. This one took a lot of creativity, but it all came together very nicely! I took a blue dress or a blue jean dress and put a white, fitted shirt underneath it. I added some red high heels, and some cute pigtails. Then of course, you can’t have Dorothy without her little basket and Todo! By adding a revamped Easter basket and a little stuffed animal, it made the entire look.
We all know the iconic film, Mean Girls, and creating a Mean Girls inspired costume is easier than you’d think. All you have to do is look for any pink clothes you own, and piece them together in the way you want them. I made this costume by putting together a pair of nice pink shorts, a white shirt, a cute patterned cardigan, and some cute heels. To wrap the entire costume together, I added a pink tube of lipstick. This is all together a clever costume, and everyone will be complementing on it!
Another Mean Girls inspired Halloween costume is Damien from the iconic movie.
All you need for this costume is a light blue hoodie, and some sunglasses and you’re done! It can’t get any simpler than that! The great think about this costume is that girls or guys can pull this costume off.
If you find yourself needing a costume last minute, just go to your closet. You’d be surprised how many ideas you can come up with just a few items. Any of these costume ideas would be a conversation starter anywhere! Now it’s time for you to go to your closet and get this Halloween season started!