Here are a bunch of Halloween costume ideas straight from your closet! They are quick and easy! You don’t need to spend money on something you will only wear once.
Oh no! It’s almost Halloween and you don’t have a costume! Or maybe you have time, but don’t want to waste money on a one-time Halloween costume? Either way, no worries! Meagan Nichole has you covered with these super quick and easy Halloween costume ideas you can find in your own home… or your Mom and Sister’s. Shout out to my Mama and sister Gina for supplying me with a few things for my costume list! I hope this list gives you an easy costume idea or inspires you to get creative with the clothes you already have. Also, these pictures have me in tears laughing. 🙂
This Post is all about clever Halloween costume ideas you find in your closet!
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How to come up with a Clever Halloween Costume
To come up with these easy and clever Halloween costume Ideas, I started by looking in my closet first. I don’t want to spend a lot of my money on a costume, so starting with my closet allows me to come up with a base that I don’t have to purchase.
First, I look in my closet to see if any of my clothes remind me of a specific character, for instance, if I had a long purple shirt, I might try and go as Dora the Explorer. Or if I had a plain black dress, I could go as Wednesday Adams.
Then I take a second look and pull out unique pieces that seem costume-worthy or maybe super comfy pieces that I simply enjoy wearing. Lets say I came across my favorite high-waisted black skirt that I love wearing and would love to make into a costume. I then Pinterest or Google : “Halloween Costume with black skirt” for inspiration. How about Mary Poppins?!
Easy Halloween Costume Ideas
Would you look at that? If you have a Hawaiian, vacation, or some type of obnoxious shirt in your closet, consider going as a tourist. The stereotypical kind of course! Add a fun necklace, an old camera, a fanny pack, a fake membership card, and you have yourself a great costume. My Mom and Aunt did this one year and they were hilarious. They stepped it up with khaki pants and tall holiday socks. If you choose this option, be sure to stay into character by walking around the party unaware of your surroundings, bumping into people, and making sure you take pictures from weird angles.
Isn’t this punny? This costume is a great excuse to be super comfy in your PJs! All you need is some fancy jewelry, pajamas, and a crown. You could also add a sleeping mask, but I didn’t have one. I love a good pun, so please send me any of your “punny” costumes this year!
GO SPORTS! I am the last person you should talk sports with, but even I have a jersey and hat in my closet! Can we take a minute to appreciate my bubble?! It’s a balloon! It makes for a great photo prop! This costume idea is not limited to baseball either! Rock whatever attire you may have! Step it up by adding eye black (that’s the proper term, I just Googled it) under your eyes using makeup or black paper and tape. Tall socks would have elevated the look a bit too, but I didn’t have any. PLAY BALL!
Rosie the Riveter
WE CAN DO IT! Alright ladies, this one is super easy and doable! You only need two things: a denim shirt and red handkerchief! That’s it! To be honest, I had to buy the handkerchief but it was $1 at Walmart. GIRL POWER!
Overalls are great for Halloween costumes! I added my Hunter boots, a flannel, and a beachy hat to pull my farmer-look together. Just missing a handkerchief around my neck and a piece of straw in my mouth. If you are feeling creative, add a little makeup to be a scarecrow.
Mmmm cookies! This is a great one if you have an apron! Just add a little flour to your face (which I just realized you can’t see in this picture), baking utensils for photo props, and you are ready to celebrate Halloween! No special outfit required either, just your normal clothes. I added the handkerchief to create the illusion of my hair being tied back.
Animal onesies are super easy to find around this time of year and I suggest taking full advantage because they are a super cozy and easy costume! I stepped it up by adding a ty tag, so now I am not only a Giraffe, but a Beanie Baby Giraffe!
BOO! I know this isn’t original, but how cute is a ghost wearing chucks and a funky hat?! Bonus! You don’t have to do your hair or makeup either! Just cut a few holes for your face and you are good to go. If you choose this costume option, I suggest cutting a slit in the back to slip your head through for an occasional break. It gets hot in there.
Howdy partner! Here is another costume idea if you have a flannel! Add a handkerchief around your neck, a cowgirl hat, some boots and you have a cute cowgirl costume! A stick horse would be fun for a prop too! Yeehaw!
I have too many striped shirts in my closet to not add this costume idea to the list. The only thing I am missing is a black eye mask to be the perfect stereotypical robber! If you have a striped shirt, black jeans or leggings, black beanie, black gloves, and a black eye mask then you have a great costume requiring no effort! If you want, add in a money sack for a photo prop.
Meow! I don’t know if this one could be easier! Wear all black, add some whiskers to your face, and ears to your head! That’s it! You can buy cat ears for pretty cheap or make your own using a headband and some black paper.
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As always, thank you for following along with me on my creative journey. Be sure to tag me and use #meagannicholedotcom when sharing your own quick and easy Halloween costume ideas! Thanks for stopping by MeaganNichole.com
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