How To: Design A Cheap Costume

By DEA PERO

Staff Writer

 

With Halloween right around the corner, the pressure of finding the right costume for a reasonable price is on.

With just a few easy tips, one can create the perfect Halloween cos- tume. Do-it-yourself costumes are a great way to be original and have fun while doing it.

Some may think that making their own Halloween costume can be quite costly, but if one keeps in mind these few simple tips, he or she might just actually save themselves some money. Instead of going to a costly Halloween store, one can go to their local thrift shop to find creative pieces that they can use for their costume.

Thrift shops will have vintage clothing that can be used for dressing up in different time era’s. Such as the 20s and the 50s. This is a fun way to create a costume because it will be a one-of-a-kind look that no one else will have.

Another way to create one’s own costume is by using their basic pieces of clothing that already exist in their closet. Sometimes the clothing itself is not the most important part to one’s getup. Using certain accessories or even doing one’s hair or makeup a certain way, can be the key to the perfect costume.

“This year I am going to make my own mermaid costume for Halloween,” said Sara McAveney, junior. “I love making my own Halloween costumes, that way I get to be creative and no one else will have my costume.”

There are a variety of different hair and makeup tutorials that people can find on Pinterest or YouTube. An example of a creative kind of costume is a sugar skull. This costume only requires black clothing, a flower headband and face paint.

One can also use certain printed clothing to make a costume, such as floral prints to create a hippie look. Using one’s own clothing is also an easy way to dress up as celebrities. If so, one may need to purchase a wig.

“I would rather make my own costume because you can mix and match what you already own with new items that you can use again,” said McAveney.

There are plenty of fun alternative ways to make Halloween costumes unique. Spending a lot of money on one’s Halloween costume is not always necessary. Being creative and crafty is half the fun of dressing up for Halloween.

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