With the start of October, comes the panic of finding a Halloween costume. Freshman year of college I remember going to the Halloween store, Spirit to buy my first college Halloween costume. After finally deciding on a costume, I rang out at the register only to find myself in absolute shock. How on earth did I just spend that much on an outfit for one night?
$60 just for the costume, now tack on accessories, and add hair products and you’re already at a whooping $100. For one night! Now at college, one night isn’t going to cut it. It’s two, or even three. After that Halloween, I made a vow to always make my own costume. While the DIY process may take more work, in my mind, it’s well-worth the effort. Not to mention it’s more creative, and you won’t be dressed as the rest of the party you’re at. By piecing my costumes together from Forever 21, thrift stores, or something I already had in my closet, DIY-ing made me feel more confident TOO because I was picking something I felt like I looked good in.
Now as an avid sale shopper, I’m cringing at my 18 year old self. Today, when I’m spending $100, I expect 5 sweatshirts, 2 pair of pants and a pair of shoes. (Okay, maybe bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point).
If you’re like me and love saving money, DIY-ing costumes are the perfect solution to saving money this Halloween. Scroll down to see some halloween DIY costume ideas! (Also please excuse the picture quality – lol! these were iPhone 4 days).
DIY Costume Ideas for Friends:
the incredibles halloween diy costume
fire and ice halloween diy costume
cat and the hat + Meghan 1 and Megan 2 diy halloween costume
white trash halloween costume
DIY Costume Idea for Couples:
priest and nun diy halloween costume