Easy Halloween costume ideas

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Whether you’re looking to save money or need to throw together a last-minute outfit, these super-easy DIY costume ideas are just the ticket.

The costumes require very little spending, and you can probably use what you already have at home or what’s in your wardrobe! #winning.

Note: The prices and availability of the products mentioned on this page are current as of October 2020.

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1. Dancing girls emoji costume

Look super-cute with your bestie and dress up as the dancing girls emoji for your Halloween socially distanced gathering this year. All you need is a black bodysuit, black shoes/heels and a cat headband. Simple, yet effective!

The cost?

  • Drop armhole bodysuit – £6
  • Black heels – £22
  • Feline headband – £6

Total: £34

Black With White Halloween Cat Ears
Black With White Halloween Cat Ears

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Black Cross Strap Block Heel Sandal
Black Cross Strap Block Heel Sandal

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2. Max from Where the Wild Things Are

If you love walking around in your onesie as much as we do, this is the perfect outfit for you. Put on your white onesie, cut out a crown from cardboard and you’re set!

The cost?

  • Onesie – £28.49
  • Paper crown – £3.99
  • Nails – £12

Total: £44.48

Gold Foiled Mini Party Crown Hats
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Shrine x Alice Mc Butterflies Stick On Nails
Shrine x Alice Mc Butterflies Stick On Nails

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3. Ned Flanders from The Simpsons

Transform into Ned Flanders from The Simpsons by painting your face with yellow body paint, donning a green sweater and a pink button-up shirt, and throwing on some glasses. Oh, don’t forget his iconic moustache. Bonus points for every time you say “diddly” or “daddly” while in costume.

The cost?

  • Green V-neck sweater – £13.50
  • Pink long sleeve shirt – £25
  • Fake moustache – £2.10

Total: £40.60

Hot Pink Oversized Chiffon Shirt
Hot Pink Oversized Chiffon Shirt

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Komonee Novelty Fake Moustache Mustache For Fancy Dress Party (pack of 6)
Komonee Novelty Fake Moustache Mustache For Fancy Dress Party (pack of 6)

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4. The Joker

The Joker is a popular Halloween costume for men, women, boys and girls. You can put this look together with some face paint and hair spray, a purple blazer and green tie.

The cost?

  • The Joker makeup kit – £19.99
  • Purple blazer – £24.50
  • Green tie – £6

Total: £50.49

ASOS DESIGN Super Skinny Suit Jacket In Purple
ASOS DESIGN Super Skinny Suit Jacket In Purple

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Unisex Green/White Stripe Tie
Unisex Green/White Stripe Tie

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Joker Heath Ledger Halloween Face Paint & Hairspray Makeup Kit
Joker Heath Ledger Halloween Face Paint & Hairspray Makeup Kit

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5. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s

After a more classic outfit this Halloween? Try Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s! All you’ll need to complete the look is a black shift dress, some long black gloves, black sunglasses, a pearl necklace and a tiara.

The cost?

  • Sleeveless dress – £15
  • Long satin gloves – £4.50
  • Tiara – £6.29
  • Pearl necklace – £18.00

Total: £43.79

Black Shoulder Padded Sleeveless T-shirt Dress
Black Shoulder Padded Sleeveless T-shirt Dress

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PIXNOR Delicate Crystal Rhinestones Crown Tiara Headband with Comb
PIXNOR Delicate Crystal Rhinestones Crown Tiara Headband with Comb

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6. Minion

Who doesn’t love Minions? This super-cute outfit is easy to put together. The checklist? A yellow shirt, yellow tights, denim overalls, black gloves, black boots and round circle glasses.

The cost?

  • Round frame glasses – £7.99
  • Denim dungarees – £13.50
  • Yellow top – £1.00-£9.99

Total: £22.49-£30.49

WearAll Ladies Long Sleeve T-Shirt Top Womens
WearAll Ladies Long Sleeve T-Shirt Top Womens

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7. Snow White

Who doesn’t want to be a Disney Princess? Take a floaty blue tee, a yellow skirt and add a red headband. Wam, bam, your Snow White costume’s done! Dressing like a princess was never this easy.

The cost?

  • Navy blue T-shirt – £6
  • Yellow midi skirt – £11.25
  • Red headband – £6.99

Total: £24.24


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8. A Ghost

This takes the award for being the easiest costume to throw on. If you don’t like fussy costumes or you’re just too busy to put anything extravagant together, grab a white cloth or old bed sheets and cut holes for your eyes. Dead simple.

The cost?

  • White bed sheet – £7.75
  • Scissors – £6.79
  • Permanent marker – £5.99

Total: £20.53

Dulce Lino Easycare & Long Lasting Pollycotton Flat Sheet
Dulce Lino Easycare & Long Lasting Pollycotton Flat Sheet

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Staples DuraMark, Liquid Ink Technology, Permanent Black Marker
Staples DuraMark, Liquid Ink Technology, Permanent Black Marker

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9. Men in Black

This is a super easy one for the boys, especially if you’ve already got a black suit jacket and pants handy. Just throw on a pair of sunglasses and you’re all dressed up. If you don’t have the pieces to put the costume together, there are some bargain options below that will help.

The cost?

  • Fitted black suit – £29.65
  • Black tie – £6
  • Wayfarer sunglasses – £20

Total: £55.65

Rubberised Navy Wayfarer Sunglasses
Rubberised Navy Wayfarer Sunglasses

John Lewis & Partners


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10. Regina George

All you need is a purple or pink bra, a white singlet and a black skirt, and you probably already own all of these. If you don’t, there are some affordable options below. Simply cut holes in the top and you’re good to go.

The cost?

  • White tank top – £4.50
  • Purple bra – £18
  • Black skater skirt – £12

Total: £34.50

Lilac Delicate Lace Triangle Bra and Knicker Set
Lilac Delicate Lace Triangle Bra and Knicker Set

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In Less Than No Line Pinstripe High-Waisted Skirt
In Less Than No Line Pinstripe High-Waisted Skirt

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