Cheap Costume Ideas
Cheap costume ideas are preferred by most people for buying costumes at attractive prices. Often occasions like fancy dress parties or other family events results in a lot of stress among people because it is often difficult to decide on a costume that is attractive yet affordable.
Why Not Dress Up In a Fun Hula Costume?
Hula Girl Infant/Toddler Costume
The limited budget plays an important role in the choice of costumes but being creative and imaginative can be the real trick. It can often lead to choosing attractive and beautiful costumes at next to nothing costs. In fact cheap costumes can be effectively produced at home. Some modifications to an existing dress can also be effective in giving shape to a cheap Halloween costume idea.
Simple dressing styles can often be impressive and brilliant. These are generally inexpensive and simple things like a cowboy or cowgirl hat, suit and a mask can is enough to transform an individual into George W. Bush.
But if the individual chooses to be unique and original, cheap costumes can be easily collected from local thrift stores and flea markets which offer good quality dresses at attractive prices and discounted rates. Cheap costume ideas can also be implemented with the clever usage of make up.
Zombie Face Make Up / Monster Make Up Kit
Universal Studios Monsters Dlx Makeup Kit
Carefully applied face paints or the zombie blood on the costume can all give a different dimension to the costume. The face paints can also be made at home using things like cold creams, corn starch, tomato sauce etc.
Using face masks also helps in implementing cheap costume ideas. The dress may be an inexpensive and simple one, but the mask can be that of a famous personality. This would give a cheap alternative for creating the desired look without having to splurge heavily on designer costumes. The best way to make the cheap costume ideas brilliant is to use them for designing dresses at home.
Mummy Child Costume
This costume is available in child sizes 5-7 and 8-10. It includes top, pants, and hood with hanger insert.
For example, the Mummy can be created for a Halloween party by simply cutting strips off a white cheesecloth or muslin cloth. This can be wrapped around the whole body leaving the eyes and mouth open.
Though, a cheap and easy way of creating the costume, it is an attractive option. Similarly, white or glow-in-the-dark fabric paint can be used for painting a skeleton on a black dress. Face paints can be used for designing the face as a skull. A skeleton costume can be prepared in this fashion.
Other cheap costume ideas consist of dressing up like television and cartoon character costumes. They generally wear certain distinguishing symbols on their dresses and if these can be created on a Halloween costume, the job is almost done. Old clothes belonging to parents or older siblings can also comprise cheap costume ideas. These can be used for creating the look of the bygone years. Mixing and matching clothes of different styles is also a good idea.
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