The cheapest Halloween costumes are those you make yourself, buy at a flea market, find in your attic or get from family and friends. You can do it for $10 and less.
Some are usually totally free. They include old GI uniforms, ghosts, tramps, boy dressed as girl and reverse. Zombie costumes are easy to make. Just take the oldest, baggiest clothes you can find, tear holes in them and add bloody (ketchup) stains. Continue the bloody effect on fingers, necks and faces. White face make-up and blackened areas around the eyes can complete an inexpensive zombie effect.
Similar costumes are mostly free, but need some bought or borrowed accessories for adding to the costume’s look. For example, how do you create an-almost free Lady Gaga Halloween outfit? It’s not that much different in the way you create a tramp costume.
Find a very flashy dress and tear holes and rip hanging cloth from it. Be sure the result shows considerable flesh and legs. Get striped stockings and impossibly tall-heeled shoes. Apply lots of fake jewely, feathers and glitter to the costume.
The Lady Gaga face make-up must be very intense, and all topped by a large blond wig and feathered hat. You should be able to keep the cost of this ornate costume down below $10, providing you can find or borrow most of the accessories.
To dress as Justin Bieber, another current show business star, can be very simple and cost less than $10. All you need is a shiny, hoody jacket, big black hair mop or wig combed down over eyebrows and ears and enormous dark sunglasses. If you can borrow a guitar or buy a toy one, that could complete your Bieber look.
Maybe the most basic Halloween costume is one that would cost less than $10, and you’ll actually get two of them for that low price. Find, dye or buy two flesh-colored sets of close-fitting leotards or full-cover winter long-johns.
With your computer and printer, make paper sheets with the image of eight bright green fig leaves, each about six inches wide. Paste them to critical body areas, and you will be the living, naked-looking images of Adam and Eve. For additional natural effect, print up smaller leaves for applying in your hair or wig. Carrying a plastic serpent can be a nice touch.
You don’t need to spend more than $10 to create Halloween costume. With some creativity, sense of innovation and pure fun, your cheap outfit can be the hit of any trick or treat venture or other holiday event.