Halloween Costumes

Costume Designs That Won’t Break the Bank or Make a Mess

It’s not easy to find a great costume. Not only can they be pricey, but they can also be challenging to get together, difficult to create, and messy to wear. And all of that is before you factor in the time it takes to track one down or pick out the perfect Hallows Eve ’fit. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend hours hunting or crafting this year because we’ve got you covered with this terrific list of costume options that won’t break the bank and won’t leave glitter everywhere you go.

Whether you’re into humorous costumes or glamorous costumes or you’re a family person that’s looking for something you can wear with your kiddos, this list has got you covered. And none of these are going to break the bank or even stretch your budget so you can enjoy your Halloween festivities, monster mashes, and trick-or-treating in style.

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It’s Corn!

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Corn might not seem like the coolest of costumes, but it’s pretty much the funniest one I can think of. Plus, it’s pretty easy to wear and to remove so you can pop it on for a party and take it right back off before you head out for drinks afterward.

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You Can Live Like Jack and Sally

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Jack and Sally are iconic costumes. Everyone knows who you are in a heartbeat, and you don’t have to make much of an effort at all or get too messy either. This costume set comes with all you need to easily transform yourself into one of the most iconic Disney characters of all time.

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Play Cops and Robbers

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There’s not a costume that’s much easier to put together than this robber costume. No muss, no fuss, and it’s something that’s so easy you can put it on in minutes. And you can find a cop costume to go with it in a snap for a great couples costume.

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Be the Funny One

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If you’re always a jokester, this is the perfect costume for you. It’s unlikely you’ll pull one over on your friends, but you’ll probably shock your kids and get laughs every time you walk through a door! This is just the sort of costume you’ll want to keep going back to every year.

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Do You See Anything In This Picture?

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I don’t! There’s just a random street. But, if there were something more, you would likely see three folks walking around in costumes that look awfully similar to Waldo’s. This costume is easy to do all on your own but could be just as fun to do with the whole family.

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Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Name a more iconic duo. I’ll wait. But really, this costume is pretty dang iconic. There’s not much more iconic you can get than peanut butter and jelly. If you’re looking for a great couple’s costume, this is the answer to your hopes and dreams. Easy to wear and funny to see.

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Daddy Shark, Doo Doo

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If you can’t get that dang Baby Shark song out of your head, this costume is the answer to your Halloween costume woes. If you don’t sing the song over and over again in your head, you might not want to get this one, because it’ll certainly get stuck in there quickly.

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If You’re Trying for Something Terrifying

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This mask is deeply terrifying, but it’s a stupid easy Halloween costume! All you have to do is pull it over your head and there you have it. You can dress it up with an equally frightening outfit, or you can just wear it on top of your street clothes.

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Get Prehistoric On ’Em

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Dinosaurs are all the rage. And pretty much the best thing in the world, IMHO. This costume is a killer way to show off your love for those ancient creatures. This is a low-key costume which is always a win. Too much work on a costume makes your life much harder than it has to be.

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Wanna Taco ’Bout It?

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Why settle for simply eating your favorite food when you can also dress like your favorite food? Tacos are irresistible and probably one of the most delicious meals out there. But be careful if you’re wearing this costume! Someone might just take a bite out of your delicious-looking shell.

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Do the Chicken Dance

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The Chicken Dance is still a go-to party song, right? Maybe not, but it used to be! And this costume is such a fun way to commemorate your favorite party songs. Or maybe you’re just into chicken nuggets, that’s cool too. Either way, this is an easy costume that’s mess-free.

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Live Out Your Cop Fantasy

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This is the ideal costume pairing for the thief costume that’s listed above. Or if you’re just really into Hot Fuzz. This is an inappropriately short length for a real cop, obviously, so only wear it if you’re trying to get those good laughs. You could even pair it with a stuffed K9.

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Scare Everyone

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This mask is super spooky, but nothing says “Halloween” quite like Halloween and this Michael Meyers mask that everyone will recognize in a snap. And will scare everyone that sees you, too. The best part? You can wear it with your normal clothes — no need to get all dressed up.

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Strike Unholy Fear In Everyone

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I’ve never seen The Nun, but I’ve heard it’s a truly terrifying movie. Which is pretty clear when you see this costume set. It’s spooky in all the worst, and best, ways, but if you’re into the spooky, then this is definitely the best costume choice for you!

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Spooky, Scary, Skeletons

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Skeletons are quintessential Halloween. These skeleton onesies are comfortable and easy to wear and they can go under what you’re already wearing in case you need to go from work to party or from party to drinks. Though, you’ve got to remember to take off the face covering when you change — it won’t match the rest of your outfit.

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Clown It Up

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In my opinion, clowns are the spookiest creature of all, but not everyone feels the same way, apparently. Some folks think clowns are all happiness and smiles. Clowns aren’t all scary, though, and this one is a clown I wouldn’t be too terrified to see when I’m walking through the streets on Halloween night.

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Represent the Happiest Place on Earth

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The Happiest Place on Earth is the place where dreams are made and the sort of place a lot of people are really attached to. If you’re one of those Disney Adults or Disney Parents, this costume is a great choice. You can be Minnie, dad can be Mickey, and the kiddos can be their favorite characters.

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To Infinity, and Beyond!

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This costume is going to take you to the moon. Okay, it won’t literally, but you can dress up and pretend to go to the moon. This costume will pair well with a Woody costume or a Jessie costume. Or get extra creative and pair it with one of the little green alien costumes.

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Howdy, Partner

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Here’s the Jessie to the Buzz above! Or Jessie all on her own, there are no rules here. No matter why you want to wear this costume, it’s a cute costume that comes all together. All you need are some great boots and you’re good to ride off into the Halloween sunset.

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Dinosaur, But Make It Comfy

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Dinosaurs are awesome and the other dinosaur costume on this list is wonderful, but it’s not necessarily the most comfortable. This onesie is so comfy you could fall asleep in it. Or just walk around for hours on Halloween night while you’re trick-or-treating with the kiddos, or maybe your baby dinos.

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Use the Force

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How many of us out there wanted to grow up to be a Jedi? I know I did. And if you’d still like to pursue that dream, you’ve got to grab this costume. You’ll need a light saber though, this one doesn’t come with one, but if you’re a real fan, you probably have one already.

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Everyone’s Favorite Robot

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Robots are cool, but R2D2 is the coolest. It’s pretty dang hard to create a perfect R2 costume, but this dress doesn’t strive for perfection, just for terrific; which it manages! Comfy, breezy, and fun to wear, you could even take this thing out when Halloween is over and done with.

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Fly Away

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Who would have thought of a butterfly costume? It’s so simple that I’m baffled that I haven’t seen the idea yet. This is gorgeous because of its simplicity and you’re going to love wearing it because of how easy it is to wear while you’re running around at parties or walking around while trick-or-treating.

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Shine Bright Like a Skeleton

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That’s the line, right? Okay, maybe it’s not, but it still works! If you’re a fan of skeletons, spooky, scary, or otherwise, this costume is your new favorite costume. And it’ll work for years. There’s nothing quite as cool as a costume that you can completely hide away in like this one.

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A Wonderful Sort of Woman

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Wonder Woman will never go out of style! She’s a timeless classic, but it’s not the easiest to dress up as her. Unless you’ve got this terrific costume. This is as simple as pulling on a t-shirt and tying on a headband and you’re ready to hit the Halloween pavement.

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Rock, Paper, or Scissors Anyone?

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This is such a fun idea! I’ve never seen this costume before and I’m a real sucker for group costumes. Now that I’ve seen it, I’ll never unsee it and it’s absolutely a costume suggestion I’m putting in the house group chat. But we’ll all have to stick close together or no one is going to understand the joke.

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Da Na Na Na Na Na Na Na, Batman!

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Batman! The Caped Crusader is the ultimate Halloween costume. Not only is he a bat, but he’s also a Halloween staple. This costume set has all you need to get don the cowl and get ready to take on the bat signal. And it’s affordable, which makes it a win all around.

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Everyone’s Favorite Insurance Agent

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You don’t have to love insurance to love Flo! Flo’s a comedic genius, and this costume is an easy and effective way to capture her look and bring her spirit to your Halloween night. It’s an easy grab-and-go option for a last-minute costume need — you never know when you may need one!

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Ride the Flamingo

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This is one of the wildest costumes I’ve ever seen. There’s really no reason for something quite so wild, but the wildness of the costume might be exactly what you’re looking for. When you walk in the door, all eyes are on you and your crazy and exciting costume choice.

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Stay Bright

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Name a more iconic duo. I’ll wait…Okay, so maybe toothpaste and a toothbrush aren’t the most iconic, but you don’t think of one without thinking of the other, which makes this the perfect couples costume for two folks that are always together and more than happy about that, thank you.

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Everyone’s Favorite Princess

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Who doesn’t love Snow White? She lives with seven, funny, friendly dudes. She sings to birds. Woodland creatures love her. And she’s pretty naive, which is endearing. If Snow’s your sort of gal, grab this costume for your family-friendly Halloween night event. You could even dress up your kiddos as the dwarves for a full-family experience.

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You Can Do It!

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Nothing says “I can do it!” quite like Rosie the Riveter. Not only is she an icon, but she’s also pretty stylish. This costume gives you all you need, except stylish boots, to get your Rosie look. It’s a great way to tell everyone at the Halloween party that you’re smart and witty.

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If You’re Lazy

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We all know that these big, blowup costumes are for the lazy dressers out there, but this one is especially perfect for the lazy folks out there because it’s a cute and cuddly sloth — the laziest creature on the planet. This one goes over wonderfully at family Halloween events and parties.

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Celebrate Good Times

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These wavy-armed creatures are some of the funniest things ever. Have you ever watched them on the side of the road? They always bring a smile to my face. If you love these tube men as much as I do, you’ve got to grab this costume. It’s an easy-to-wear hit!

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Be a Snack

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You may not be able to dress like a snack if you’re at a family-friendly event, but if you still want to let the world know just what you are, try this cute and hilarious vending machine costume. You’re not just a snack — you’re all the delicious and tasty snacks.

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