Here at FatWallet, we LOVE dressing up for any and all occasions. Halloween is quickly becoming a favorite holiday for many millennials. According a recent survey by ooVoo, a social video chat provider, Halloween is now the most popular holiday among people 25 and under. There are so many amazing costumes from pop culture icons, cartoon characters, politicians, common every day objects and games that are inexpensive to make at home.
We put together 13 quick, budget friendly, DIY Halloween costumes and asked some of our colleagues to have a little fun around the office. With a little help from our Halloween merchants, we hope to bewitch a little inspiration in your halloween costume.
Here are several of our favorites:
|Rosie the Riveter: A classic and easy go-to costume for women. All you’ll need is a red bandana and a blue or jean button up shirt.
This look can work in a variety of ages and still be recognizable.
|Sexy Ghost: One of the most hilarious costumes we’ve seen in while. All you need is a sheet (or sheets), an older bra and a pair of underwear.
As far as sexy costumes go, this is by far the best I’ve seen. It doesn’t show too much skin, and it doesn’t leave you cold the whole night.
Keep an eye out for Sexy Ghost in our deals of the day on Periscope.
|Three Blind Mice: If you are going as a group and need a last minute costume, what is better than three blind mice? All you need is a pair of ears, sunglasses and optional cane.|
|Grapes of Wrath: There have been grape costumes before, but this one has a bit of an edge. You’ll need green or purple balloons to blow up and stick to a shirt or dress and some heavy eye makeup to give that wrathful look.|
|50 Shades of Grey: If you are looking for an easy, punny costume, this literal 50 shades of grey costume is right up your alley. What you need: a shirt, some paper paint swatches, tape and optional whip. Cut the swatches and stick them onto the shirt. Bam, your 50 shades of grey costume is complete.|
|Gnomes: These gnome hats are very easy to find. For an added bonus, also use a beard and a brightly colored jacket or scarf. This is an easy, budget-friendly, in-a-pinch costume that can double for a princess or elf.|
|A Classic Witch: Every one loves a good witch costume. You can be a good witch, a bad witch, a cute witch, an ugly witch or whatever kind of witch you want. Since not all witches are green, all you need is: a classic witch hat, stockings and a little black dress. You could add a broom, but it might be a inconvenience carrying that all night.|
|Magician & Rabbit: This couple’s costume is fun, easy and playful. This is a great costume for around the office or taking the kids out around the neighborhood. What you’ll need:
For the magician: feather mask,cape and optional hat.
For the rabbit: giant hat, bunny ears, cotton tail, optional bowtie, face paint for nose and whiskers.
|Sock Hop Dancer: This costume is a simple matter of using what’s in your closet. All you have to do is find the perfect poodle skirt and accessories. For that you need: white button-up shirt, cardigan, scarf, poodle skirt and optional cat eye glasses.
This costume is not only adorable, but also really comfortable.
| Old Timey Paper Boy: We all love a good laugh. What prompts a good laugh like an amazing bushy mustache? What you’ll need: light colored button up shirt, suspenders, overly dramatic faux bushy mustache and dark trousers.
You can really work this costume by shouting and selling something fun at the party you are at.
|Comic Femme Fatal: The classic femme fatal is great if you are looking to do a a comic book character without the pop art dotted look. What you’ll need: a classic wrap dress to accentuate your waist, a 50’s style hat with a killer bird cage veil and the icing on top is that light weight scarf to hide your face when you’re trailing the villain.|
|Zissou Team Member: This is the perfect costume for film lovers. Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” has some of the most iconic team costumes. The whole team is dressed in light blue and topped off with the classic red knit cap.|
|Karateka: If you’re looking for a hero costume without hauling around props, this is the way to go. A classic white gi with belt is an easily recognizable costume. Just don’t go joining the Cobra Kai.|
What is the favorite costume you have ever worn? How long does it usually take you to plan your costume? Let us know what you are going to be for Halloween and your favorite store in the comments below.