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42 DIY Halloween costume and makeup ideas so you can spend all your money on candy

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It's kind of scary how easy these Halloween costume ideas are to make at home

If your eyes are already glazed over from browsing Halloween costumes on Amazon, you've come to the right place. Sometimes, it can get pretty overwhelming (and expensive) to choose from the mainstream costume lineup, which is why we've gathered up our favorite DIY costume jobs and makeup looks that are going to make Halloween super simple this year.

Halloween costume and makeup photo gallery
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It's kind of scary how easy these Halloween costume ideas are to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

More: 6 totally creepy Halloween makeup tips that will totally freak out the neighbors

Our top list of Halloween costume are featured in this Halloween Photo Gallery! From a spooky witch to our famous minion costume and creative ideas like a Barden Bella, there's an ensemble for everyone.

Costumes should be easy to make and, better yet, cheap! Below you can browse some of the silliest and most affordable homemade Halloween costumes, all made for under $30. You'll find DIY gems like Where's Waldo and Rosie the Riveter and some extra-clever ideas such as the Fruit of the Loom grapes and a gumball machine you'll love.

More: 8 Halloween costumes that represent powerful women

Homemade Halloween costume ideas

Make your own Halloween costume for under $30
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It's kind of scary how easy these Halloween costume ideas are to make at home
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It's kind of scary how easy these Halloween costume ideas are to make at home
Image: Merrick White/SheKnows
It's kind of scary how easy these Halloween costume ideas are to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows
It's kind of scary how easy these Halloween costume ideas are to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows
It's kind of scary how easy these Halloween costume ideas are to make at home
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows
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