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DIY Halloween costume ideas that are affordable

Posted at 11:39 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 14:39:05-04

You don't have to spend a fortune to dress up for Halloween! I found all kinds of quick, cheap and easy ideas online!

Good Housekeeping has some fun ones!

Good Housekeeping also has 18 ideas for men's Halloween costumes. You'll find ideas like Anchorman, Ron Burgundy, and Jackson Maine, Bradley Cooper's role, from A Star is Born.

Here are over 25 punny costume ideas. For example:

  • Wear a name tag that says, "Life". Then, carry and hand out lemons to rock the expression, "When life gives you lemons."
  • You can be a "Candy Rapper".
  • Hold up a sign that reads, "Life", and bring party items like streamers and balloons. That way, you can be, "The Life of the Party!"
  • This one is simple. Wear a shirt that says, "Netflix", and hold an ice bucket. Get it? "Netflix and chill".

Click here to see family Halloween costume ideas.

Here are ideas for kids and other empowering costume options.


  • I came up with a few! You know how much I love puns...
  • Smart Shoppers will like this one. Take a fishing rod, add a sign to the end of the line that says, "Good Deal". Then, you'll be walking around with a "Reel-y Good Deal"!
  • Put on a bunch of random items from around your home. Make a quick sash, writing out, "Miss Celaneous!" You can totally pair this with a tiara and bouquet of flowers, too!
  • You could also walk around with a little dream bubble you can hold up to your head filled with "Zzzzzzz". In your other hand, hold a glove. Then, you can be a "Dream Catcher"!

Have fun!