Create an easy Halloween costume out of the things already in your closet. These seven ideas are a great way to save money or to put together a costume at the last minute.
1. Dress up as a hippie. You’ll need a pair of jeans, flared styles work best. Pair them with a t-shirt, anything tie-dyed, featuring a peace sign or a 70s band such as Pink Floyd will work great. Top with a vest, buttons, headband, beads or any other similar accessories you might own. Tell you friends all about your commune and your plans to protest the war in Vietnam.
2. Be a polar bear. For this easy Halloween costume, dress in all-white clothing and wear white mittens. The furrier or fluffier your clothing, the better. Use a little black eyeliner to color your nose. Ask for directions to Alaska.
3. Say yee-haw with an easy farmer costume. Wear overalls or jeans with boots and a plaid shirt. Add a straw hat. For the female version, put your hair in pigtails and draw on freckles with brown eyeliner. Use any conversational lulls as a chance to discuss crop prices.
4. Cheer on your favorite team with this easy sports fan outfit. Wear a team t-shirt or jersey. Top with a team baseball cap. Accessorize with a foam finger, pendant, team-color wig, stickers or face paint if you have them. Play the part by talking about your team’s championship games and player stats. Or, as a twist, dress as a confused sports fan, mixing team wear and talking in confused sports terminology.
5. Turn Halloween into a vacation with a tourist outfit. Wear a Hawaiian shirt with khaki shorts or pants. Strap a camera around your neck or a fanny pack around your waist with maps hanging out. Whiten your nose with a bit of sunscreen. Complain loudly about unfriendly locals and confusing streets.
6. Be an 80s fitness instructor. For women, wear leggings and an over-sized t-shirt or a leotard. Put your hair up in a high ponytail. For men, wear short shorts and a tank top. Accessorize with leg warmers, a headband and tennis shoes. Enthusiastically call out workout steps and encourage everyone to feel the burn.
7. Raid the first aid kit for an easy “accident prone” Halloween costume. Cover yourself with band-aids, gauze, bandages or anything else you can find. Use red and brown markers to add blood spots to some of the bandages. Wear old clothing and add some tears. Complain about a different body part hurting every few minutes and come up with ridiculous stories about your injuries.