Halloween is approaching and we’re all looking for a kick-a** costume to go to one of the fancy schmancy parties that everyone will be talking about soon. And to those who are choosing to lay low, there’s still no reason why you shouldn’t dress up. Especially if the list below gives you 14 costume ideas that won’t make a dent in your wallet. If you’re sick of spending way too much money on a halloween party entry fee as well as a cool costume, check out these cheap ideas. Whether you want to impress, shock, spook, humour or take someone’s breath away, you will find a look here that will suit you!
1- Wednesday Addams
If you haven’t seen the Addams Family, all you need to know about Wednesday is that she takes no bullsh*t from anyone. She’s dark, cynical and grim.
What you’ll need: A long black dress (short-sleeved or long-sleeved), a white collar (you could wear an undershirt or you could sew one on), two neat braids parted from the middle and shown in front, white powder to turn your skin pale, black lipstick, black shoes and tights.
2- Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter is a symbol for feminism, so if you’re tired of dressing up as a sexy rabbit or a sexy cop, opt for this fierce AND STILL SEXY costume instead.
What you’ll need: Denim everything. The beauty of this costume is that you have a variety of options ranging from shorts and pants to overalls. You can wear whatever you want as long as it’s denim. You’ll also need red lipstick, combat boots and a red headband.
3- Dana Scully
Dana Scully is an iconic female figure that shaped the 90’s because she kicked a** in a male dominated television genre. Her look is pretty simple!
What you’ll need: A black suit, black heels, an FBI badge and a wig. You can make the FBI badge at home.
It’s almost impossible to find Dana Scully’s wig on short notice or even at all in Egypt, but you can find an almost matching wig here or browse through the website if you want to find one more to your liking.
4- Ellen DeGeneres
Who wouldn’t want to be Ellen for a day? She bursts into dance a lot and she’s funny. Her look is classic, clean, and simple. It won’t be very hard to improvise Ellen’s look because she wears the same style but with different colors. So you’ll surely find all the items you need in your wardrobe already. The only problem that’ll face you is finding the right wig. But you can always check souq or Boustige Group for matching wigs.
Click here if you want to find how to best mimic Ellen Degeneres’s style this Halloween.
5- Sadness (Inside Out)
This Halloween, you can become the deuteragonist in the 2015 Disney film, Inside Out. Sadness was one of the 5 emotions inside the mind of Riley Andersen, so if you don’t want to go for sadness, you can also opt for one of the other 4 emotions.
What you’ll need: Face paint, glasses, a knitted sweat-shirt, blue shoes, blue pants (or jeans) and a wig.
6- Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Be the baddest vampire slayer in town this Halloween and dress as Buffy Summers! The character has an array of iconic outfits that you can choose from, all of which are fairly easy to assemble with things you already have in your closet.
What you’ll need will depend on which outfit you’re going for. A stake, however, is necessary regardless of which outfit you pick. It helps that a stake is really easy to carve at home.
The many faces of emoji! These are just a few that you can become this Halloween!
What you’ll need: A pink shirt or, a black t-shirt and shorts or a red dress and heels.
Becoming a unicorn is easier than you think. You don’t need to buy a unicorn suit or a new dress to make it work.
What you’ll need: A white dress, white boots or heels and a wig (that you can find here).
9- Social Media Platform
Too many negativity has been surrounding social media platforms and only very few posts have been highlighting the many ways social media has advanced our lives. Become a platform yourself and advocate for how they connect people together!
What you’ll need: You can either use an old plain dress or an old plain t-shirt and print the logo of the platform of your choosing on it. It’s best done with a group of friends.
10- Holly Golightly
Three words for you: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn this year and feel all elegant. Most importantly, don’t forget to have your favorite morning snack with you.
what you’ll need: A pair of black sunglasses, a pearl necklace, a black dress, black gloves and a sassy hair up-do.
11- Britney Spears
Throw it back to the 90’s if you’re feeling the sexy schoolgirl vibe this Halloween and channel Britney Spears in her “Baby One More Time” music video. It’s super fun and easily recognizable. Just remember that if you’re gonna do Britney, you have to do her justice. Most of the things you’ll need will probably be in your closet and if not, they will be easy to acquire as they’re basics. Go to H&M and you’ll find the items that you lack in your wardrobe.
What you’ll need: A black skirt, black shoes, stockings, white button down shirt, pigtails, hair ribbons and a cardigan.
12- Netflix and Chill
“Hey baby, wanna come over so we can Netflix and chill?”. It has become a famous line and now on its way to becoming a famous Halloween costume. It’s creative and easy to make. You can do it alone or let your bestfriend/boyfriend do it with you. Both ways, it’s still good!
What you’ll need: An over-sized red T-Shirt for the Netflix and a black one for the chill. You can print the words at TShirt Factory.
Become the female version of Jigsaw because it’s edgier and just way cooler. Even if you’re not into the Saw franchise, this look is still pretty good for Halloween especially if you’re a fan of all things creepy.
What you’ll need: TONS of makeup (get one of your friends to do it for you), black pants, a blazer, a white blouse, black or red heels and a red bow tie.
14- Where’s Waldo
This costume belongs in a room full of wizards, peppermint sticks and all things colorful. But it can also stand out in a room full of gore, vampires and bloodshed. wherever you are, you can become the red and white striped menace and elude everyone this Halloween!
What you’ll need: A red and white striped long sleeved shirt, jeans, thick black framed glasses and a red and white beanie.