My kids love trick-or-treating. This is probably due to the fact that because their mother is a chocoholic, we can’t have ANY chocolate in the house for most of the year because she can’t be trusted to eat it in moderation. So, every year we join in the drama, er I mean joy, of choosing Halloween costumes so my children can go beg for candy from strangers. I don’t know if costumes have gotten more expensive the older I get, or if it just seems that way because I have more kids to buy them for. Whatever the reason, I have a hard time shelling out a bunch of cash for something that is only going to be worn once just so my kids can get candy that I could buy for much less than the price of a costume. And since I rely on the internet to solve all of my problems, I promptly went to work on Google and Pinterest to find the easiest (since I have negligible sewing or crafting skills), least expensive DIY costumes. Thanks to the creativity of others, I have a wonderful assortment to share with you. Here they are.
Costumes Made From Balloons
You can purchase an entire bag of balloons at Wal-Mart for $1. That makes these costumes among the least expensive options on the entire list!
Costumes Using An Old Umbrella
Have an extra umbrella laying around? Put it to use as the centerpiece of one of these super cute and clever costumes.
Costumes Made From A Box
If you haven’t ordered anything big lately, you can check with local stores to see if they will give you one of their large, empty boxes. Other than the box, you will need some paint and a few other supplies. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can create these imaginative costumes in the comfort of your own home.
Costumes Made From Dollar Store Items
You can make the following costumes for under $5 each, primarily with items you can find at your local dollar store. Pay a fraction of the cost of a typical costume AND avoid being one princess or superhero in a sea of duplicate costumes.
Costume Made From Things You Probably Have Around The House
If you’re going for an A+, you might be tempted to head to the store to pick up some extras to jazz up these costumes, but for the most part, you will probably have everything you need to create them laying around your house.