Are you looking for a classy Halloween costume this year that won’t break the bank? If you’re like me and don’t care much for the store bought packaged costumes and are looking to save a few extra dollars, here are two unique ideas that will make you and your pocketbook happy. The focus here is to build on what you may already have in your closet and accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.
Devil with a Red Dress On
You can be more than just a line in a song and have an infernal good time blazing a trail at any Halloween party with this sleek, sexy devil costume idea for less than $50.
I took a silky red dress that had only been worn once and was hiding in the back of the closet, dressed it up with a few delightfully devilish accessories to make a stylish, one of a kind costume. Red satin elbow-length gloves topped with flames can add a hot touch of elegance for $7. There are a variety of tail and horns accessories to choose from at department stores or Halloween specialty stores; I chose the sequined headband horns, satin tipped tail and bow-tie for $10. A garter with a pitchfork can be added for $7. A pair of red fishnet stockings for $10, red hot heels, fiery red lipstick and red glitter eye shadow for $5 will complete the classy devilish look. Total cost: $39.
Step aside Catwoman, there’s a new cat in town. You’ll have a roaring good time with this purrr-fectly clever cheetah costume idea.
Once again, I took a dress that I already had in the closet and dressed it up with a few spot-on cheetah print accessories.
A black velvet dress and jacket out-lined with fuzzy cheetah print fur around the collar is the perfect start to this costume idea. You could go with face paint, for the more artistically inclined, and headband ears but an accessory kit with a cheetah mask, tail and a choker necklace for $10 is what makes this costume unique. There are two ways to go on shoes and stockings, black stockings and cheetah print heels or cheetah print stockings and black heels; I’m going with the cheetah print stockings for $10 from a Halloween specialty store. Total cost: $20.
Now for the items that you may not have in your closet, thrift stores and re-sale shops are the perfect budget friendly place to explore for these items. It’s an adventure all its own, like a treasure hunt!
Coming up with a unique costume idea and putting it all together is half the fun, and if you can save a few buck along the way, that much more!