13 Effortlessly Frugal Last Minute Halloween Costumes


Ice Cream Cone. Bring a taste of summer to October with this whimsical ice cream cone costume, complete with sprinkles on top.

Wednesday Adams. All you need is a black dress and collared shirt to morph into everyone's favorite Addams family member — once you add her iconic braids, of course.

Willie Nelson: Plaid shirt, sunglasses, red bandana, and long hair a plus!
Smartie Pants. You'll look sweet enough to eat when you slip into some old trousers with Smarties candies hot-glued all over. Add a pair of "nerd" glasses and a bow-tie to complete the look.

Grandpa: Plaid pants, belt, large jacket, funky hat, pipe, and a pillow to make the belly extra round. This grandpa costume could not be easier!
Bread Winner. Throw on a brightly colored T-shirt and a fake medal, grab a loaf of bread, and you're golden.

Tourist: The essentials for this costume are a location t-shirt, camera, hat, fanny pack, white socks, sneakers and a peace sign for picture taking!

Bag of jellybeans. This is a fun and colorful Halloween costume idea that probably won't require many new purchases. You just need some colorful balloons, a trash bag, a ribbon and some white clothes.


Rosie the Riveter. You'll need a red bandana, red lipstick, and a denim shirt and jeans (known in some circles as a "Canadian tuxedo").

Where’s Waldo: Red and white striped t-shirt, black rimmed glasses, jeans, red and white beanie.

Emojis. Yellow poster board, markers, string… it doesn’t get much easier than this!

Bandits. Black and white striped t-shirts, black pants, black masks, pillow case, black marker

Dominos. This costume is best when used with friends. Start with black clothing and tape small white paper plates to your body to create the numbered domino effect. A white belt or white tape across your middle section completes the look.

For your furry friend - try a DIY Chia Pet! This adorable, super easy costume is perfect for your pooch.