With these cheap Halloween costume ideas, you can go retro as a Rubik’s cube or vintage as the iconic World War II Rosie the Riveter Rockwell painting. Showcase your daring feminine side in a sexy bubble bath costume – just don’t let anyone burst your bubbles – or go green as a recycled chameleon.
You’ll be proud to show off one of these homemade ideas and you might even score the winning votes at this year’s Halloween party for a fraction of the cost of renting or buying.
So grab some scissors, glue, cardboard, paint and assorted dollar or less items and get ready to craft some fun “wearable art”.
1. Rubik’s Cube Costume
This awesome Rubik’s cube costume was created by Janette from San Jose, California. For those of you who love getting artsy fartsy. you will not have a problem whipping up this costume in one day.
2. Coolest People Magazine Cover Halloween Costume
This amazing People Magazine Cover Halloween Costume was created by Rachel from Boulder, CO, was made with a printer, foam board, X-Acto knife and a free afternoon. It was a huge Halloween hit!
3. Coolest Victoria’s Secret Bag
This Victoria’s Secret Bag was a great success and it was the cutest costume she I have ever worn and everyone seemed to love it!
4. Recycled Chameleon Costume for under $15
This awesome Chameoleon Costume was made by Stacy from Denton, Texas. It was so cheap and fun to make!
5. Coolest Mac ‘N Cheese Costume
This Mac ‘N Cheese Costume was created by Ali from Chicago, IL. It was all-in-all a pretty easy costume to make and everyone loved it!
6. Amazing Homemade Voodoo Doll Costume
Incredible Voodoo Doll Costume created by Shanessa from Leduc, Alberta. If you are better with hair and make-up this is the costume for you!
7. Coolest Final Jeopardy Halloween Costume That Lights Up!
I was Googling different costume ideas two weeks ago, and somehow stumbled on the Jeopardy photos on this site! Here is the Final Jeapardy costume created by Kari from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
8. Sexy Pinata Costume
I love this Sexy Pinata Costume and had a lot of fun making it! I got so many compliments the whole night! Here is what you need to create this Piñata Costume made by Erin.
9. Coolest Homemade Rosie the Riveter Costume
This homemade Rosie the Riveter Costume made by Katia from Dallas was very easy to execute, and the best part is that it costs less than $10 to make!
10. Original Postage Stamp Head Costume
When Comic Relief (a nationwide charity event organised by the BBC) was coming up a teacher at my school suggested we do a sponsored ‘Dress Up from the Neck Up’ to avoid any need for over-elaborate costumes. Here is the Original Postage Stamp Head Costume created by Sophie from Warwickshrie, UK.
11. Make Your Own Homemade Bubble Bath Costume
This Bubble Bath Costume created by Sarah was such a big hit! It was the cheapest costume ever!