Halloween is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about what costume your kids (or you!) are going to wear for the fun holiday. While costumes are fun for Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, and other festivities, they aren’t so cheap. And, when you have to get a costume for everyone in the family, it tends to cost way more than most people anticipate.
Making a DIY costume is, therefore, a more budget-friendly and even more exciting way to go about Halloween this year. To make your DIY costume, you’ll need a few tips on where you can save money on each piece of the costume. These will be sure to help you!
Any Halloween costume can be made from a few basic clothing items. Whether you need a pair of leggings, fishnet stockings, a plain black t-shirt, or some white canvas sneakers, basics should do the trick. Forever 21 and H + M have a great selection of basic clothing items at a great price. The best part about this DIY deal? You can wear these basics after Halloween as well.
Makeup and Fabric Paint
No Halloween costume is complete without makeup and if your costume calls for it, fabric paint. Makeup can help you complete any costume, allowing you to be anything from a scary witch to a cute fairy, or a superhero. Some people will need black and white face paint for Halloween, while others might look for fake blood or eye glitter. It depends on your costume.
Fabric paint, on the other hand, allows you to spice up those basics you just bought. Of course, if you do that, you may not actually be able to wear the basics after Halloween, but hey, we’re not judging. Fabric paint can be used to add Freddy Krueger stripes on your long sleeve shirt or cow spots on your kid’s white t-shirt.
You can buy your DIY Halloween makeup and Duty-Free Depot and fabric paint at Wal-Mart, all at a good price.
Props and Accessories
Once you have the makeup and the basics checked off, your costume may need some props to go with it. Perhaps you need a fun wig or a helmet. There’s really no need to go to the Halloween or party store, where prices will be much higher. Instead, decide what it is you are looking for and think about where you would buy that kind of thing on a regular day.
If you’re looking to change your hair color, head to Nume Products, where you can buy hair chalk. If you’re looking for a cape for your costume, buy an apron or a bed sheet from the dollar store. You can also check out Papermart or Lowe’s to see if they have what you’re in search of.
If you need to order just a piece of your costume online, then you can do so at Amazon, where there are a ton of discounts for you to save money on your DIY project.
Lastly, if you need some jewelry for your costume, Dress Lily currently has great deals on affordable jewelry, that you can wear after Halloween as well.
Are you ready to make your DIY Halloween costume? We are! Use these tips to make your costume at a great price.