When your family is on a budget, holidays can be a source of anxiety. With Halloween around the corner, we want to help you have a great time regardless of your financial situation. No need to worry about time or money this year – FamilyWize has you covered. We found some of the best, creative Halloween costumes that you can pull together on the cheap (for kids or for adults). Two of these ideas require only a t-shirt and a black marker!
Super Quick, Super Cheap Halloween Costumes
Crossword puzzle – This costumer really couldn’t be any easier. All you need is a white t-shirt, a black sharpie, and a ruler to create a DIY crossword puzzle costume ( see image here ).
Movie theater floor – Want to roll out of bed and wear sweatpants this Halloween? Grab an old black t-shirt, then stick on some candy wrappers, wads of chewing gum, and a few lost pieces of popcorn. You’ll be the only person on your block dressed as the floor of a movie theater ( see image here ).
Ceiling fan – Love puns? This costume is for you! Take a bright colored t-shirt and add the words “Go Ceiling!!” to the front of it. That’s it. Pick up (or make) some inexpensive pom-poms for extra enthusiasm ( see image here ).
Rosie the Riveter – This is for the women out there. Rosie the Riveter is so iconic, everyone will instantly know who you are trying to be! You probably already have a pair of blue jeans and a denim shirt – just add lipstick and a bandana to complete the look ( see image here ).
For the crafty-types:
“It’s Raining Men” – Good Housekeeping’s creative idea requires a color printer, string, scissors, and an umbrella (though a raincoat and rain boots are a nice touch).
A walking Instagram photo – Also from the bright minds at Good Houskeeping , simply print out a large Instagram frame to carry with you. Instant costume, no matter what you are wearing!
Don’t let the holidays get you down. We’re here to help you save money and enjoy your time with family and friends – and we can’t wait to see your costumes! We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween this year!
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