Homemade Halloween costumes

By Sami Dugdale

Forget to buy a costume or not have enough money to go out and buy one? Well, here we have some student-inspired, low budget costumes that you can create using things from home or from your nearest dollar store!

Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the riveterModel – Sophie Rodgers

This costume is great for anyone looking for a cute and easy costume. Recreate this classic power woman on Halloween.

What you’ll need:

  • Denim shirt
  • Red bandana
  • Red lipstick
  • Hair updo

Tacky Tourist

touristModel – Brady Westdyke

Forgot to ask for directions? This costume is a good excuse for you to wear your Hawaiian shirt and doesn’t require you to go out and buy anything!

What you’ll need:

  • Hawaiian shirt
  • Khaki shorts
  • Camera
  • Map

Penny and Dijonay from The Proud Family

Penny and Dijonay

Models – Aja Miller and Taylor Copeland

We all watched this classic Disney show back when we were growing up (and we can all agree that Sugar Mama was the best). Relive these hilarious characters with this costume you can create with your friend.

PennyWhat you’ll need for Penny:

  • White shirt
  • Pink sweater
  • Purple skirt
  • Black/purple flats with white socks

DijonayWhat you’ll need for Dijonay:

  • Gray/blue sweater
  • Blue skirt
  • Purple top
  • White/blue shoes

Garden Gnome

GnomeModel – Boston Billings

This costume can be used for either gender and is very cute and easy!

What you’ll need:

  • Blue long sleeve shirt
  • Brown/khaki pants
  • Black shoes and black belt
  • Red pointy hat
  • Grass for shoes
  • Beard (for the boys)
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