Halloween is upon us, which means it time for tricks, treats, and costumes! Halloween is the one time of year you can be anything you want, whether it’s a superhero, your favorite celebrity, even inanimate objects or food. But sometimes it can be a little expensive buying costumes for Halloween, and they might not fit into a college students budget. A simple solution would just be to make your own costume. My friends and I in college always pretty much always made our own costumes, and it was way cheaper than buying one. But it can sometimes be hard to come up with ideas, so here’s a list to help get your creative juices flowing.
I have actually done this myself. Make a t-shirt, print out the M (we made ours out of felt), and that’s it! Good prop-bags of M+M’s.
A friend of mine made this costume once (not the one above), and it’s awesome. I got the feeling it’s a little time-consuming, so beware.
A cute costume for you and two friends. It helps if you’re crafty.
Dress up in all gold, wear some bling (real or fake), and carry around a shovel. Perfect!
Don’t forget to attach a thought bubble to your head!
6. Toddlers and Tiaras
This is a costume of mine. Buy some tutus, sashes, and tiaras. The pacifiers are optional, but get the Toddler part across.
7. iPhone 5
A giant cardboard box and you can paint the phone on it or print it out. Just make sure to update it to the iPhone 6 or 6+.
I think this might be one of the best costumes I’ve seen. Dress up as your favorite Johnny Depp character. This costume is great because you can use it with a small or large group of people.
9. Troll face
U mad bro?
10. Sauce Packets
Here’s a popular idea on Pinterest. Dress up as the sauce packets from Taco Bell, which is a cute group costume.
You could also put a frame around your head and be a self-portrait, tape Smarties (the candy) to your pants and wear glasses to be a smarty-pants, make t-shirts with the days of the week on them in different colors (like Wasted Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, etc.), wear a diaper and blue crop top for Tommy Pickles, and more. There are so many DIY Halloween costumes ideas out there, there’s no need to pay $40 for one.