20 Cheap Halloween costumes that aren’t boring

Oct 23, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET

You don't need to break the bank to celebrate Halloween in style. From crafty DIY creations to buying a costume on the cheap, we've scouted 20 costume ideas for less.

Kids' costumes


Flower child

Flower child

Photo credit: Oh Happy Day

We spotted this sweet DIY Field of Flowers costume on Oh Happy Day. The affordable costume was crafted using a shirt and leggings as the base and hot gluing fabric flowers onto them (a LOT of fabric flowers).


Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda

Photo credit: ashleyannphotography.com

Photographer Ashley Ann made a collection of DIY Star Wars costumes for her family, including this sweet little Yoda costume. She made the look out of an old T-shirt, beanie and felt material. Pretty cool for a costume made from scraps, huh?


Hootie Hoo!

Hootie Hoo!

Photo credit: Ellen Luckett Baker for Alphamom.com

If you're scrambling around looking for a last-minute costume idea, we've spotted the perfect DIY owl kid's costume. The costume body is made from a T-shirt and the "feathers" are cut from fabric scraps. You can sew the fabric together or just use fabric glue if you're in a pinch.


A Viking costume for less than $25

A viking costume for less than $25

Photo credit: Cheri Heaton, I Am Momma Hear Me Roar on HGTV.com

You'll never guess what unconventional material is used for this Viking costume — toilet seat covers! Wardrobe basics like a long-sleeve white T-shirt and brown sweat pants keep this costume's cost low, while brown toilet seat covers are hacked to create the Viking "fur" accents.


Sock monkey costume

Sock monkey costume

Photo credit: buycostumes.com

Your little monkey will look adorable in this cozy sock monkey costume (buycostumes.com, $22). The bodysuit and monkey cap will help keep him warm if it's cold out during trick or treating. And if your little one goes bananas for this outfit, get some extra use out of the hat by using it as a beanie on brisk fall days.

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