Quick and Easy Costumes for $10 or less
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Halloween is just a few days away which means time for candy and costumes. The problem is that most store-bought costumes are gone or the ones that are left are too expensive. Websites like Pinterest and Buzzfeed have unique and complex DIY costumes, but are presented with little to no instruction and require expensive accessories and makeup. The solution, two quick and easy DIY costumes for $10 or less.
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Total Cost: $6.99 ($17.31 with leggings & shirt)
- Red lipstick- Walgreens- Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color Stoplight Red– $2.00
- Face paint- Michaels- Elmer’s Facepaint– $4.99
- Black leggings- H&M- $6.99
- Solid primary colored shirt- Michaels- Gildan T-shirt- $3.33
- Start this look by making a pattern of white dots using white face paint, covering your entire face. Try to make each dot a similar size and equal distance apart. Then take your red lipstick and fill in your lips. Add a small section of white face paint to create a shine effect.
- Use the blue face paint and paint a large tear directly underneath one eye. This should look cartoony and dramatic.
- To finish, outline your lips, tear, and jawline with black face paint to highlight each feature on your face.
- Finish the costume with a pair of black leggings and a solid colored shirt to complete the look.
Optional: start with a layer of foundation to create a base, continue the white dots and outline onto your neck and collarbone.
Total Cost: $8.09 ($13.79 with shirt & tape)
- Old white shirt- Michaels- Gildan T-shirt- $3.33
- Empty cereal boxes-Walmart- Kellogg’s cereal fun pack (8 count) -$2.99
- Plastic utensils- Walmart- Plastic knives (48 count)- $2.11
- Red food dye- Target- Wilton Food color- $2.99
- Tape- Target- Scotch Tape- $2.37
- First find an old white shirt that can get stained without worry, single serving empty cereal boxes, plastic knives, tape, and red food dye.
- Take each of the empty cereal boxes and puncture them with the knives. Use tape to keep the knives in place so they don’t fall out.
- Tape the cereal boxes to the old white shirt so they won’t fall off. Use fabric glue if necessary.
- Use the red food dye to create red lines going across the shirt and boxes to represent blood. This can also be done with red paint or fabric paint.
- Wear with comfortable pants or old pants and add more paint or food coloring for a more dramatic look