So my favourite time of year is upon us and although I usually start planning my costume months in advance, I realize that not everyone is as prepared for the bewitching season as I am.
I thought to save you all some time, I would come up with some quick & easy costume ideas that are still creative but won’t break the bank. Since my audience reaches beyond my hometown – I decided to reference as many online sources as possible. However, as a small business owner myself, I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to check out your local thrift shops & boutiques before ordering from the websites listed, to see if you can find similar items. If you shop locally you will not only be supporting those in your town, but you will get to touch and feel in person, and SAVE on shipping fees so close to Halloween.
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Call me, beep me, if ya wanna reach me…
You got it friends! Kim Possible, aka everyone’s favourite cartoon, butt-kicking action hero is here to save you from skipping out on a costume this Halloween. Not only is this costume cute & quirky, but Millennials will totally appreciate the Disney cartoon nostalgia. Feel free to add a red/orange wig to make it even more recognizable.
Ugh, as if!
This yellow plaid/tartan combo is automatically associated with 90’s character, Cher from Clueless. Thanks to 2014’s “Fancy” music video (Iggy Azalea), and Alicia Silverstone’s recent appearance on Lip Sync Battle, more and more people are remembering how ground-breaking the 90’s chick flick was.
Do you want to play a game? If so this costume is for you!
So if you aren’t the cutsie costume type – perhaps Jigsaw from the Saw franchise would be more up your ally. Add a black wig, red & white makeup, hey maybe even a tricycle… and you’re good to go!
If you are more on the more reserved side & are a fan of Disney…Mary Poppins could be your ideal Halloween 2018 costume choice. Looking to have a couples costume? Have your significant other dress up as Bert and your look will be a hit.
Normal is an illusion…
The Addams Family has had a huge impact on Halloween Culture since the 1991 movie adaptation. Anjelica Huston’s creepy yet sexy portayal of Morticia Addams has become iconic, especially during the Halloween season.
Being such a Halloween freak, I am embarrassed to admit that I have never actually finished watching Beetlejuice. However, I don’t have to explain how much of a Halloween essential this movie is for many. The black & white stripes are easily associated with the title character. Just add some body paint & coloured hairspray from your local party store and your costume is complete.
Everyday when you’re walking down the street…
Probably one of the easiest looks to achieve on this list, Arthur the aardvark is the perfect costume if you are looking for a fun costume that requires little effort. Add a library card and you’re golden!
So there you have it! I hope this list will help you if you are still on the hunt for some easy, yet not super basic costume ideas. I look forward to seeing photos of all your wonderful costumes this Halloween season.