Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas
There is no need to spend big bucks on a Halloween costume. All you need is a little inspiration and a trip to your local Goodwill store. Here in Orange County, it would be hard to name my favorite Goodwill store. I am making my way through all of them! You can see the list of all the OC Goodwill locations here.
Last week, some fellow bloggers had some fun putting together costumes at the Anaheim Goodwill store. We participated a timed costume event. One of the great time-savers is that Goodwill has all the potential costume components, organized for you in one area. This made it so easy to put together various crazy outfits and hey, you are busy and pressed for time too! No need to search the whole store, unless of course you want to! You will probably run into me as this is one of my favorite pastimes!
Double win! In addition to big savings, when you shop at Goodwill of Orange County, you help Goodwill find employment to people in your community. Goodwill of Orange County helps people who are facing barriers to get and keep jobs which provides purpose, pride and dignity.
Need some inspiration?
Living on the Cheap has compiled 85 costume ideas. You can see the entire list right here. I have featured just a few of my favorite cheap and easy Halloween costume ideas. Do you have any others to share with all of us?
Pool noodles work as extra legs for a spider, and a creatively cut piece of material can make a convincing bat.
Supplies: Black tights, leggings, or sweatpants; black long-sleeve top or leotard, 2 pair of black tights, pillow stuffing or two pool noodles cut into two pieces each, black thread, black stocking cap.
Instructions: Cut top of tights so you have 4 tubes that are closed and one end and open the other. Stuff with stuffing or noodles. Hand-stitch them closed and sew two onto either side of shirt under the sleeves. Use long pieces of thread to stitch fake legs to each other to give them extra support and help them to move when you move your arms.
2. 1950s Woman
Creative hair and bright red lipstick pair well with bold patterns in these 1950s housewife looks.