Halloween Affordable

Editor’s Pick: Halloween Costumes under $40

So many things to do before October 31st, but not enough time! From September 1st on, I consider my schedule booked up until next year – and I don’t even have kids! Pretty soon, it’ll be two days before Halloween and you suddenly remember you don’t have a costume. 😱

Don’t panic! Before you give up and go scrounging for the leftovers at the mall, check out the budget-friendly goodies Amazon has for sale.

You can get most of these outfits within a day or two at a fraction of the cost you’d pay for Spirit Halloween or Party City. The quality is better too; you don’t have to spend much to turn heads. Trust me, these outfits are WAY better than the crumpled, overpriced accessories you’ll find at the bottom of the bin. From funny kids’ costumes to trendy couples outfits, there’s something in this list for everyone.

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Blossom into a Beautiful Butterfly This Halloween

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It’s the one night of year you can dress up as ANYTHING – that’s what I love and hate most about Halloween. Anything is a pretty big pool to choose from, how am I supposed to decide? If you find yourself costume-less the week before, you can get this gorgeous butterfly ensemble within a few days with Prime! It even comes with a lacy mask, perfect for making your mysterious entrance.

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This Skeleton Bodysuit Totally Passes the Vibe Check

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Forget itchy wigs, high maintenance cosplays and uncomfortably skimpy costumes – this year I want a comfy Halloween fit. Thankfully, cat suits are HOT right now, so this skelly costume will be as on trend as it is cozy. You can get this in one to three days with Prime, so don’t sweat it if you waited until the last minute to dress up!

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The Hippie Outfit is a Comfy Classic

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If you want to bring the good vibes to the annual Halloween work party this year, you have to go as a hippie. I swear, the hippie costume always wins the costume contest. Don’t forget some peace sign sunglasses! ✌️

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Dress as Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz

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This costume is so perfect for pet owners! Now you can integrate your emotional support animal with your outfit in the cutest way. Grab some red shoes, a basket for your fur baby and hit the yellow brick road!

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Slip into This Cute Fairy Costume for a Magical Night Out

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You know Tinkerbell would absolutely throw some shapes (and some shade) at the club if she was life size! I love this costume because you can dress it up or down to your preference. Throw on some elf ears and jewelry for extra woodland fairy vibes!

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I LOVE These Retro Pink Ladies Jackets!

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Grease is a classic – if you haven’t seen it yet, definitely check it out. The Pink Ladies are a group of fun, snarky young ladies who get into all sorts of mischief with the high school bad boys. If you’re a baddie or a vintage lover, this costume will fit right in with your aesthetic.

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This Alien Abduction Suit is Hilarious

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Did you guys see that video going around a while back of that kid faking his own abduction in this costume? I laughed so hard! 🤣 This one is for the class clowns, pun masters and goofballs of the world. Get it in two days with Prime!

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Get an Adorable Dino Costume for Your Kiddo

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If he’s obsessed with dinosaurs right now, take advantage before the moment passes! Your baby will be over the moon when he sees this jumpsuit. Now he can live his dream of running around terrorizing everyone as an ancient, deadly predator.

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The Videos of Kids Running Around in This Unicorn Inflatable Will Make You Cry Laughing

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There’s something about watching these kids waddle around in oversized, puffy suits that absolutely sends me. After I watched a video of a little girl running around in this unicorn costume, I decided I want kids someday. That’s how adorable it is. Completely sold!

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You Can’t Go Wrong with a Pizza Costume

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It’s time to dress the whole family up as your favorite snack and hit the trick-or-treat trail! Kids love all things food, so they’re guaranteed to love this costume. I love it even more for parents; the costume is bright and highly visible, making it easy to keep track of your flock while you’re running around in the dark.

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It’s Time for Your Daughter’s First Mission as a Ghostbuster

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If you don’t buy this costume for your 5-year-old and teach them all of Bill Murray’s fantastic one-liners, you’re missing a hell of an opportunity. It’s the perfect recognizable, genderless costume for Halloween! With Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s premiere in 2021, this fit is relevant enough even for your pickiest tween.

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This Light Up Jumpsuit Puts the Cool in Stick Figures

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The 2022 version of a stick figure is here and it’s the most convenient, badass outfit ever. JinxedBelle‘s review tells you everything you need to know: “My kiddo loved his costume, and we received 20 or more compliments on it. It’s a one-piece black jumpsuit with Velcro fasteners on the back. It has a battery powered remote (takes 2 AA batteries) that fits in the pocket (also sealed with a Velcro fastener). My son was able to wear a sweatshirt and sweatpants set underneath, but I don’t think the back would fasten on a thicker child though. Also, the legs are a pinch long but could be hemmed without affecting the lighting track. Great buy!”

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Stick Together Like PB&J

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If you and your partner are as gooey as these two classic sandwich ingredients, you’re definitely going to want this couples costume for the season. Food themed costumes are always fun! You’re guaranteed to get one of two responses: “Aww, so cute!” or cringe-worthy sandwich puns.

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This Loofah and Soap Costume is Always Good for a Laugh

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Have you ever wanted to dress up as a life size loofah? Me neither, until right now! Leave the puns and “don’t drop the soap” jokes to your husband – we all know the loofah is the real star of the show here. Switch costumes halfway through the night for even more hilarious results! Bonus points if your kid comes as a rubber ducky.

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Vegans, This Two Peas Costume is Your Next Conversation Starter

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My animal loving activists, this costume is the perfect way to hook unsuspecting house party guests. Unless they’re a huge pun lover, it’s likely they’ll ask you something like, “What’s a pretty girl like you doing in a fit like that?” to which you can reply, “Two peas in a pod is better than one chicken in a cage – don’t you agree?” All you have to do is sit back and wait for them to come to you. Stay ruthless, plant warriors.

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Poker Players Will Love this King/Queen of Hearts Costume

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Partying at a casino this year? I’ve found the perfect costume for you! You’re with the right crowd, everyone is going to enjoy this matching couples outfit. Reviewers say this costume is easy to put on, comfortable to wear while seated and flexible enough to fit pretty much any body type/height. Sounds like a universal winner!

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Nerd Alert – These Switch Controller Outfits are Killer!

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Link up with your date for a night of geeky fun! These joycon costumes are super relevant and creative, perfect for your last-minute hangout. You already spend hundreds of dollars on Switch games this year – instead of dropping $100 for two Mario-themed costumes, spend $45 for this matching set!

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I Would Love to See My Dentist in This Toothbrush Costume

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Bad teeth-brushing jokes are incoming! This matching toothbrush toothpaste costume is exactly the kind of outfit you would expect to see on Willy Wonka and his dentist father at the end of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory if they had one of those 2000s dance outros. In best case scenario, everyone will remember to brush their teeth after a night of gorging on sweet treats.

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Grab This Shark and Let the Memes Begin!

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From Katy Perry’s famous Super Bowl “left shark” to the unfortunately catchy Baby Shark dance, sharks are never too far from their next viral hit. Even now, someone on TikTok is planning their next caught-on-cam-style shark dance. If you want to want to keep them guessing, definitely get this aquatic disguise for your night out on the town.

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You Won’t Find a Better Astronaut One Piece for a Better Price

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This is the comfiest, most budget-friendly astronaut fit I’ve seen on Amazon so far! Buyer Kristina says this onesie saved the day for her last year: “I bought this for my 2X 7-year-old son, so I figured the short legs would be a plus. It fit him well and once we added a belt it made a great astronaut Halloween costume for him. I could not for the life of my find and actual costume in 2X so this basically saved the day, and it was cheap compared to other actual costumes, so I’m very happy with it.”

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Dress Up as Your DND Character with This Unisex Gnome Costume

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Thankfully, it won’t cost you 50 gold pieces – just $35 on Amazon! No side quests, enchantments or rolls required. Your only concern on this quest is locating a cold beverage and a quick getaway route when the party gets too crazy for your introvert tastes.

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This Walrus Getup Has My Seal of Approval (Sorry, Not Sorry)

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This is another great find for the cozy category. Wherever you go, you’ll be warm, comfortable, very huggable and giggle-inspiring. It’s great for adults who want something casual, kids will love it and it’s school appropriate. Bonus: it’s machine washable!

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