If your family is on a budget, you may not want to spend much for a costume your child will only wear once. Or maybe you’ve been invited to a party last minute and need a quick costume without spending a fortune on whatever is left at the costume shop.
One of the things children like most about Halloween, besides the candy, is the chance to dress up. Here are some Halloween costumes for under $10.00 that your child, and your budget, might like.
If you have a good idea what size your child will wear next year,hitting the costume sales at the end of the season is a great way to pay less than $10.00 for a ready-made Halloween costume. Of course, you’ll have a limited selection to choose from, but you will probably be able to buy several for the same amount and could actually mix and match them to create an entirely new costume.
You can also find costumes or elements of costumes – capes, masks, or make-up – online at various costume vendors and auction sites. You may even be able to find the perfect costume for a very reasonable price, including shipping charges. Check around online and see what you can find in your price range.
Knights are always a costume of choice among little boys. Head over to your local dollar store and you’ll probably be able to find a shield, sword, or a hook. Add some grey or red clothing, something hooded, and you’ be knightly in no time.
Dollar stores will have dress-up clothes for your little girls, too. High-heeled shoes, party purses, and dresses are items your little princess will enjoy. Include a touch of make-up to make her feel special.
You may also be able to find items inexpensively so your child can dress up like a cowboy. You could look around some thrift shops for a cowboy hat and maybe even cowboy boots, a fun western shirt or even just a flannel shirt and you’re all set for the perfect cowboy costume.
Is there a costume store near you? If there is, they may have great costumes that you can rent for $10.00 or under. If you can’t find what you want, you may be able to get some ideas for costumes you can make that will keep you within your budget.
Another fun one that’s easy for any kid is a fisherman’s costume. Yes, girls can be fisherman too! If you have a fisherman in your family you can probably pull this one off for absolutely no cost at all. A bucket hat with lures pinned to it, a fishing pole with a cardboard cutout fish attached to the end, some rain boots if you have them, and you can use a clean fish or bait bucket in place of the typical plastic trick or treat bucket.
Rock star or pop star is another one you can pull off for almost no cost for a boy or a girl. A few clothing adjustments, some extra hair gel, some crazy brightly colored makeup and you’re ready to go!
If you’ve got a sports fan in the house chances are you have the makings of a football player, cheerleader, baseball player, hockey player, or soccer player right in your closet! OR you can have a lot of fun creating a crazed sports fanatic costume by dressing up in as much fan gear as possible, painting the face in team colors, and digging through the closet for a foam finger or big foam hat! Easy, free, and lots of fun!
Halloween costumes aren’t usually used more than once, so spending so much on them is frustrating. But, you can find costumes under $10.00 if you look around and get creative. Take some time now to start planning and you may find the perfect costume without breaking your budget.