Seven scarily cent saving Halloween costumes to make at home

Pic: Instagram/Kylie Jenner

With the cost of living on the rise, many of us will be looking for alternatives to a shop-bought costume this Halloween.

Using things you have around the house already will not only save you from spending your precious cents but also provides a great option for a more sustainable approach to costumes.

Here are some fun and simple homemade Halloween costume ideas!

1. Miguel from Coco

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If you have a red hoodie and some face paint from Halloween past, Miguel from Coco is a simple but effective costume to make at home!

2. Minion Halloween Costume

Pic: Universal

A yellow t-shirt and a pair of denim shorts or dungarees are all you need to recreate these funny little yellow creatures! Use face paint or a set of old sunglasses to match their goggles.

3. Raggedy Mummy

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There’s not much you’ll need to transform into a mummy. If you have an old t-shirt and pants, and a first aid kit with some gauze inside, you have the makings of a mummy! Sew the gauze into the t-shirt and pants, and tie a piece around your head, and you’re ready to go.

4. Skeleton Halloween Costume


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A white t-shirt with slits in the front, and a black t-shirt underneath will suffice for a spooky skeletal effect. If you want to add to the illusion, some face paint will do just the trick!

5. Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

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Everybody has a pack of cards lying around the house somewhere, and you definitely have some red lipstick in your makeup bag! Turn yourself into the Queen of Hearts with some red clothes, with the cards attached, and recreate her heart-shaped lips using red lipstick.

6. Butterfly Costume

Pic: Instagram/Kylie Jenner

It’s easy to DIY a butterfly costume with some cardboard boxes and colouring pencils or paint that you have around the house. Cut out the perfect wing shape for you, and attach them to you back using a piece of elastic or shoelaces!

7. Robot Costume


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Simple cardboard boxes and paint are all that’s needed to make some semi-realistic robot outfits! Wear a black set of clothes underneath a cardboard box body, and even add a small box head if you have one around!

Written by Rebekah O’Reilly


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