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How to Make a Halloween Costume On The Cheap

Updated on October 30, 2017

Have Fun This Halloween Without Breaking the Bank

Happy Halloween Everybody! The only time of the year to dress in a costume and have fun. However, costumes alone can be quite  expensive. For example, this sweet candy looking is an example such creativity and fun.
Happy Halloween Everybody! The only time of the year to dress in a costume and have fun. However, costumes alone can be quite expensive. For example, this sweet candy looking is an example such creativity and fun. | Source

Examples

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Don't forget the paper towel give people an idea what your costume is. This costume has a more lumberjack look. A fake prop ax or knife can also  make a great serial killer costume.That classic little black dress in your closet will be a great costume if you have the right accessories. Breakfast at Tiffany's perhaps?No matter if it's acid washed, bell bottom or ripped, a pair of denim jeans. Add a black leather, a white T-shirt and bots, you have a 1950s greaser costume.  This colorful look s great for an 1980s look. Your face is a canvas and makeup is the medium.Just rip up a T-shirt and some fake blood  and have your a  zombie costume. It's as simple as that. Research fake blood recipes or buy your own at a great low price.If you are good with a needle, making your own wig is another option. Visit your local beauty supply store or a beauty supply website. They have the
Don't forget the paper towel give people an idea what your costume is. This costume has a more lumberjack look. A fake prop ax or knife can also  make a great serial killer costume.
Don't forget the paper towel give people an idea what your costume is. This costume has a more lumberjack look. A fake prop ax or knife can also make a great serial killer costume. | Source
That classic little black dress in your closet will be a great costume if you have the right accessories. Breakfast at Tiffany's perhaps?
That classic little black dress in your closet will be a great costume if you have the right accessories. Breakfast at Tiffany's perhaps? | Source
No matter if it's acid washed, bell bottom or ripped, a pair of denim jeans. Add a black leather, a white T-shirt and bots, you have a 1950s greaser costume.
No matter if it's acid washed, bell bottom or ripped, a pair of denim jeans. Add a black leather, a white T-shirt and bots, you have a 1950s greaser costume. | Source
This colorful look s great for an 1980s look. Your face is a canvas and makeup is the medium.
This colorful look s great for an 1980s look. Your face is a canvas and makeup is the medium. | Source
Just rip up a T-shirt and some fake blood  and have your a  zombie costume. It's as simple as that. Research fake blood recipes or buy your own at a great low price.
Just rip up a T-shirt and some fake blood and have your a zombie costume. It's as simple as that. Research fake blood recipes or buy your own at a great low price. | Source
If you are good with a needle, making your own wig is another option. Visit your local beauty supply store or a beauty supply website. They have the
If you are good with a needle, making your own wig is another option. Visit your local beauty supply store or a beauty supply website. They have the | Source

Putting It All Together

Hair. Research hairstyles through the centuries. It can give your an idea to match your costume. If you just happen to own a wig or two, style it to go with your Halloween look. Hair clip-ins, extensions and other hair products can be useful to you as well. You can even make your own wigs. Get a wig stand, a wig cap, sewing needle, glue gun, thread and human or synthetic hair of your choice. You can even use yarn if you choose. It can be any length, color and texture you want.

Makeup. The internet has various makeup tutorials for whatever facial look you are trying to go for. You can use the Halloween quality makeup or your own makeup collection. Have fun with it. A colorful look such as neon colors is great for a 1980's look. Hey! There are also recipes to make fake blood. Some recipes are edible some are not. However, some are difficult to remove from clothing.

Accessories. Go to your local thrift store or costume shop where there are accessories are at low prices. A long pearl necklace can complete your costume if you are trying to go for a a more glamorous look. Sunglasses, depending on shape, is another accessory for any character. A mask is a simple simple to wear during this Halloween even if you are going to dress up as one of those serial killers from the movies. A hockey mask is even good for either as Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise or as a professional hockey player. Bringing a hockey stick is a good option.

The Costume Itself. Go to your closet and look at the endless possibilities. That pair of jeans can be perfect for a costume as a 1950's greaser or a a 1960's-1970's hippie. It you know how to sew, visit your local arts and crafts store and search for material. Don't forget use measuring tape to take your measurements. Not all size charts are the same. Let's say you are a size 14 and the measurements do not fit you as they usually do. That means you would have to go up a size or two.

Making your own Halloween costume is cheap and easy. Even if you happen to trying find a costume at the very last minute. If you can't sew, go to your very own closet and put together some possibilities. You will be able to save a lot of money. that you If you plan on ordering online, look for promo codes so you will get a good deal. So, have fun with it and have a happy Halloween!

Another tip! If you are someone with more meat on your bones, I suggest that you get you costume together a little earlier. Costumes of bigger sizes are usually the first to go.

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