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DealDash Crafts: Homemade Halloween Costumes


Halloween doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot of money on a costume. Here are some quick and easy costumes that you can make with items around the house. Read on for some ideas from DealDash.

Halloween is just around the corner and sometimes you just don’t have time to go out and get a costume. Whether your issue is money, time, or a lack of interest in shopping, we’ve found some great alternatives for you. Here are some great at-home DIY costumes that you can make with materials that are easy to find. Read on for some quick and inexpensive ideas from DealDash.

DealDash Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

Stick Figure

You can simply wear an all-white outfit and use some duct tape to make an outline of a stick figure. If you don’t have duct tape at home, a 5 minute trip to the store should get you exactly what you need. If you really want to spice up the outfit, add a strip of battery-lowered LED lights to really make your stick figure shine!

Rosie the Riveter

You can easily reach into history by wearing a full denim outfit and getting a red polka-dotted headband. Just remember that you have to do the flexing pose at least once while in costume.

Mary Poppins

This famous movie character is another easy outfit. Just find a white blouse, a nice skirt, and a hat. Adding an umbrella really helps as well. You can change colors with these outfits, but most people associate Mary Poppins with blue or white.


Reinventing the scarecrow is surprisingly easy. Find a plaid shirt. In a perfect world, you should wear denim overalls, but just wearing jeans could work as well. Add a little makeup to put red circles on your cheeks and outline some stitching around your nose and mouth. Adding some straw or a flower can really set this costume apart. Grab a friend with a blue and white gingham dress and you can skip down the yellow brick road together!

Jack Sparrow

Another easy costume that is instantly recognizable is Jack Sparrow. Wearing a white shirt with a black vest can accomplish the theme. Add in a pair of tights and a red headband to bring it home. If you have a black/brown sash that would help. Women can also take advantage of a purse and drape that across their body to create the sash look.  It helps to use makeup to outline your eyes and draw on a mustache and beard as well.

DealDash Has Decorations and Decor

It’s important to get into the Autumn feel of things, and a great way to do that is to decorate your home. You can check DealDash for all sorts of home decor. You can look for Halloween-themed decorations, fall-themed decor, baskets to put apples or scented pinecones in, and much more. DealDash is a great place to look for all of your home decor. The Home, Garden, and Tools category is a great place to start! Just click here to browse these ideas and more.

Thanks for Reading

Thanks for reading the newest DealDash article on making a budget Halloween costume at home. These ideas will help you make a costume for everyone in your family, for cheap! 

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DealDash Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas

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We are 1/4 done with October, so if you haven’t gotten your (or your kid’s) costumes ready yet, now is the time.

There are probably 50 complete ready-made costumes at any of your local box-box stores, and even more bits and pieces to make even more different costumes and variations. If you want something totally original, though, you are going to have to go to the thrift store and get creative, or get together the craft supplies and make it yourself. There are plenty of costumes that you can make with a minimum of crafting skill, especially if you combine finds from the thrift store together with makeup and accessories from the Halloween store. Let’s see what we can think of…

  • Zombie – This one is really easy. Get any outfit from the thrift store or from your own closet (that you don’t mind destroying) and go to town ripping, slicing, and dousing with fake blood from the store. Then mix yourself up some whitish-bluish makeup, apply to face, add bite marks with makeup, and you’re officially undead.
  • Cheerleader – If you have an eye for spotting things at the thrift store, try to find a cheerleader uniform. If that fails, just get a short pleated skirt, tank top, and knee socks. If you have a Marshall’s near you they often have little girl’s cheerleader outfits for the local college teams. I just bought my daughter a Boston College cheerleader uniform from Marshall’s for $14.99, and it’s surprisingly good quality, made by Under Armour.
  • Doctor, nurse, or dentist – Just get scrubs from the thrift store or Wal*Mart and add the appropriate accessories.
  • Cowgirl or cowboy – Get a plaid shirt, jeans, boots, and a cowboy at from the thrift store. Add in a cardboard cutout of a horse, or a stuffed horse, and you’re ready to rope some cattle.
  • Football, basketball, baseball, or hockey player – Uniform shirts from these sports are easy to get from the thrift store. Choose your favorite and add accessories.

I hope that this DealDash Reviewed Blog article has given you some ideas of some fun costumes that you can scrounge up quickly, easily, and cheaply from your local thrift store and big box stores. DealDash has gift cards of all kinds such as Marshall’s, Target, K-mart, Sears, and more. Visit DealDash at this link here to choose a gift card. DealDash offers free shipping on all auctions including gift cards. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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