DIY: 8 thrifty halloween costume ideas

Just in case you’re counting there’s 15 days left until Halloween. Did I mention how much I love Halloween? There’s something about getting to be in character for a night and mostly I love the creativity of putting together a costume.Do you still dress up for the holiday? Maybe to go trick-or-treating with the kids or get in the spirit while giving out candy? There’s nothing like a great halloween house party.

You can just go out and buy a costume but a) it will probably cost you a bunch of money and b) it’s no fun. I’ve pulled together looks for 8 great halloween costume ideas that you can likely pull together from your own closet or at your local thrift shop. Don’t hold it against me but I think some of these ideas may give away my age.

frida halloween costume
pretty woman julia roberts halloween costume
rosie the riveter halloween costume

anna wintour halloween costume

sandy from grease halloween costume

All those great ideas are for you my creative & resourceful readers. As for myself, I’m going as a mermaid. It’s a costume I’ve wanted to pull off for years and I’m going to make it happen this year. I have all my thrift shop treasures and now I just need to rip them all apart and make them into a whole new under the sea (PG Rated) masterpiece. Stay tuned for the results.

3 Comments on DIY: 8 thrifty halloween costume ideas

  1. Renee
    October 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Great ideas here! I especially love Pretty Woman and Jem (my hero!). I was totally Betty Boop a few years ago when I chopped off all my hair. I made my dress and made it waaaay too short..oops!

    • melissa
      October 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm (3 years ago)

      I can totally see you as Betty Boop! Well her skirt was pretty short so you were just keeping it real.

  2. Anonymous
    October 24, 2013 at 11:42 pm (3 years ago)

    These are great! Being a major Hitchcock fan though I have to point out that Tippi Hedren starred in The Birds not Grace Kelly. ;)


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