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Quick and Inexpensive DIY Halloween Costumes

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Ready to tackle a DIY Halloween costume project? The costume ideas below will prove that you don’t have to invest a lot of time and money to create an awesome Halloween costume!

Here are some easy, DIY Halloween costumes that will guarantee your child has a fun Halloween this year.

DIY Halloween 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!

a child dressed in a Grape Costume made out of purple balloons

Bunch of Grapes

two children dressed in a Jellybean Costume made out of balloons

Bag of Jellybeans

DIY Halloween 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.

a girl in a Raining Cats and Dogs Costume

Raining Cats and Dogs

a girl in a Jellyfish Costume made out of an umbrella and streamers


DIY Halloween 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.

a boy wearing a red Lego Costume made out of a cardboard box

 Lego Brick

a boy wearing a Rubik's Cube Costume

Rubik’s Cube

DIY Halloween 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.

a girl wearing a black and white Paper Doll Costume

 Paper Doll

a girl wearing a Flower Pot Costume

Flower Pot

a lady wearing a Chia Pet Costume

Chia Pet

Minion Costume made out of beanies

Minion Costume

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.

a boy wearing a Strong Man Costume

Strong Man

two boys wearing a Dirty Laundry Costume

Dirty Laundry

More Halloween Help

If you want more Halloween inspiration, check out these easy, inexpensive DIY Halloween decorations.

a collage of Halloween decorations with title text reading DIY Halloween Decorations

And since you’re going to save so much time and money with the costume and decor ideas above, make the most of it and serve up some of these Halloween dinners.

a collage of six different dinner ideas with title text reading Halloween Dinner Recipes

Or save your efforts to impress your kids’ classmates AND teacher by bringing in one (or more) of these fun, but healthy, Halloween snacks.

a collage of seven different snack ideas with title text reading Happy Healthy Halloween

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