DIY & Crafting

3 DIY Halloween Costumes for the Collegista on a Budget

Every year I have look to YouTube tutorials and Pinterest boards to figure out what to wear on Halloween. I’m not one to wear tight or short outfits so I almost always make a costume fit for my comfort and style. I have come up with three of my favorite DIY costumes one of which was inspired by Martha Stewart.

Scarecrow

The first look is a scarecrow. All you’ll need is a floppy hat, a floral shirt, denim vest, shorts, and something to color your nose. Floral shirts and floppy hats can easily be found at your local thrift store. Face paint, eyeshadow, or eyeliner can be used to color the nose (I used an eyeshadow to color the nose, then outlined the blue in black liquid liner to create the “stitched” look. I also used a blue eye liner to draw the stitched smile. The denim vest and shorts can easily be switched out for overalls and a flannel shirt.

3 DIY Halloween Costumes for the Collegista on a Budget

“Caught In a Spider Web”

What you’ll need for this look is any black/white outfit, white color hair spray, bobby pins, and fake spiders. I found white color hair spray and fake spiders at Target, which cost me $4 in total. Be sure to spray the hair white before spiders are placed, unless you want the spiders to be sprayed white along with the hair.

3 DIY Halloween Costumes for the Collegista on a Budget

Medusa

The third costume is Medusa. What you’ll need is a toga, gold rope/belt, rubber snakes, and green color hair spray. This look consists of a couple variations, which include wearing a white or green dress instead of a toga and adding sunglasses. The rubber snakes and green hair spray cost me all of $5. The pack of rubber snakes I bought only came with 3 green snakes, so I sprayed the rest with the same can of green color hair spray.

3 DIY Halloween Costumes for the Collegista on a Budget

These costumes consist of many variations, so feel free to alter them according to your personal style. Most of the materials used can be found at almost any dollar store.

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