18 Halloween Costumes + Ideas: Homemade, Cute, and Appropriate

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During the Halloween season, it can be hard to come up with Halloween costume ideas that are easy and cheap to make, cute, and appropriate. Here is a list of 18 ideas! Yes, myself or my friends did wear all of the costumes below! =]

  • Roaring 20s! Watch the Great Gatsby and get inspired. For this costume, my roommate and I only bought our head bands and feathers, spending less than $5.00 each! We wore simple black dresses, pearl necklaces, heals, and put our hair up in a cute 20s style. SO fun and simple and not scandalous!

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  • Go Greek! Take a sheet and wrap it around yourself. We used white, but you can use a color too if you want. Google ‘how to turn sheet into a toga’, and you will find countless YouTube videos to help you.

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  • Fiesta! Dress in fun bright colors, buy a Mexican hat, and have a blast! You could even make some queso and guacamole to bring to the party. =]

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  • Rapper style. My friend and I went to Goodwill and found these baggy shirts, red hats, and chains. Then we used eye-liner to add some facial hair.

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  • Movie characters! My friends dressed up as a Minion, from Despicable Me, and Harry Potter. They look adorable!

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  • Tacky prom! Go to Goodwill and find the ugliest dress there! The bigger the shoulder pads the better.

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  • Cat lady and the tourist. My friend Erica wore her mom’s old vest that is covered in cats and brought a stuffed cat to carry around. I was a tacky tourist and rocked classic tourist items. All of the items I owned, so I did not have to buy a thing!

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  • A Christmas gift! My friend wrapped himself up and was a Christmas gift! What a great idea. I’ve also seen friends dress up as Santa and a Christmas tree. You can dress up as any holiday and celebrate it on Halloween!

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  • Food items! This has been my favorite Halloween costume so far! I wore a purple shirt and attached purple balloons with safety pins. I even added a fake green leaf in my hair to represent the vine. My friend Chloe, on my right, was a cupcake! Food items are always adorable costumes.

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  • Girl scouts! This one might be hard if you have never been a girl scout. My friend Emily and I pulled out our old vests and bought a box of girl scout cookies. Simple and cute.

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  • The Kardashians! Courtney, Chloe, and Kim looked fabulous! All you need is a black wig, and a few baby dolls. (This was back in the day when only Courtney had a child.)

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  • The 3 Wise Men. These girls look adorable dressed up as the 3 wise men! They made their crowns out of construction paper and found the rest at a thrift store. They spent less than $5 on each outfit!

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  • Cowgirl! A cowgirl is always an easy option. Especially, if you own boots, flannel, and a hat. Next to me is my friend Jimbo who was the best grapes I’ve ever seen. He even dyed his hair!!

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  • Taylor Swift! Two of my friends curled their hair, brought guitars, and turned into Taylor Swift! You can become any celebrity very easily and it is always fun!

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  • Flash back! Choose an older decade and find an outfit to match! I just picked some bright colored items I owned, put them together, and then represented the 80s!

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  • Gum ball machine! My friend went to a craft store and bought 2 poster boards, a garbage bag, and balloons to create this costume. So creative!

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  • Become a pumpkin! My sophomore year of college, my roommate and I turned into pumpkins! This is a simple and fun craft! You need a little pumpkin, a photo of yourself, paper, glue, and whatever decorations you want.

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  • Carve pumpkins! This is a must every Halloween! Make sure to save the pumpkin seeds and toast them. We drizzled honey and put cinnamon on ours and they were amazing!

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What are you planning on being for Halloween? Have any amazing costumes from previous years? Leave a comment below to share!

 

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4 thoughts on “18 Halloween Costumes + Ideas: Homemade, Cute, and Appropriate

  1. Too funny! I love the cat lady one- hahaha! These are some awesome ideas! My sister-in-law is having a Wizard of Oz themed Halloween party this year and since Dorothy and Glenda are taken I’m thinking of going as the lion…!

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