Don’t feel like spending $50 on a provocative Disney princess or an overpriced horror costume?
Here is a list of 12 costume ideas for under $10.
White T-shirt: $4.00 at Walmart
Borrow baggy, oversized pants from a friend
Make your own bling from foil
2. Saintly Figure
Sheet from home for toga-type dress
Large cross necklace: $1.99 at Halloween USA
Rosary and Bible if you already own them
No shoes necessary!
Give your blessings at parties, maybe offer baptisms
Sheet from home
Cut two holes for eyes
Make SpoOoOoky sounds
4. Swine Flu
Pig nose: $3.95 at Magic Etc.
Carry around a box of tissues, perhaps a syringe
5. Baby (for boys only)
Hand towel: $2.79 at Target
Fashion the towel in the shape of an old school diaper
The perfect excuse to act immature.
6. Bunch o’ Grapes
Bag of purple balloons: $2.39 at Walmart
Purple sweatshirt: $7.00 Walmart
Blow up the balloons and pin the uninflated ends
all around your sweatshirt. Juicy!
7. Bloody Person
Normal clothes you don’t care about ruining
Bottle of “blood”: $8.95 at Magic Etc. or
$6.99 at Halloween USA
Put “blood” all over your clothes and yourself
Vampire kit: $5.99 at Halloween USA,
complete with fangs, make-up
and sponge, liquid blood capsules and black nails
Memorize lines from Twilight and repeat
9. Alter Ego
Alter ego face piece: $1.49 at Halloween USA
Flesh make-up kit: $3.99 at Halloween USA
Everyone will think your costume is lame until
you flip back your hair and AH! You’re disgusting!
10. Hairy Man
Normal everyday clothes, with a shirt that can be
Hairy chest piece: $5.99 at Halloween USA
Live out your fantasies of being that fat uncle
11. Horned Frog
TCU gear you should already have
Set of horns: $4.95 – $7.95 at Magic Etc.
Get it, Horned Frog!
12. Dinner Table
Cardboard from an old box
Tablecloth: $2.99 at Walmart
Cut a whole in the cardboard for your head,
rest it on your shoulders
Glue tablecloth on cardboard and then glue napkins
and utensils on tablecloth
Perfect for holding drinks and late night snacks
Derek Kennedy, the owner of Magic Etc. Fort Worth Costume, said that when trying to make a costume for under $10, you want to head to the accessories. This includes not just mouse ears and make-up, but swords, wings, selected wigs and a wide range of noses, from Goofy to Pinocchio.
If you happen to wait until the very last minute, fear not – it might benefit you! Denise Mayfield, the manager of the Goodwill on Granbury Road, said every Goodwill in Tarrant County is participating in the Midnight Madness Sale, where all items are 50 percent off starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 and ending at midnight. Whether they have a costume you are looking for or not, Mayfield said they almost always have sheets, t-shirts and oversized clothes that could easily be part of a costume.
Closest Halloween/Thrift stores to TCU:
Magic Etc. Fort Worth Costume
2300 West Fwy
Fort Worth, TX 76102
8600 East Fwy
Fort Worth, TX 76120
McCart Thrift Center
5203 McCart Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76115
6297 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, TX 76133