Looking for ways to save this Halloween? You’re not alone. The country’s second-most expensive holiday (after Christmas) falls on October 31st, with Americans spending an estimated $6 billion annually.
Why do Americans spend so much money on Halloween?
Whether it’s on candy, costumes, decorations, or experiences like haunted houses and hay rides, we always seem to find a way to part with our hard-earned cash. While some may see this as a waste, we see it as an investment.
Fuzzy green accessories or extra long fingers or a googly eye, there’s so many creative ideas with this one.
6) Barbie and Ken…
Because there are just too many easy options. 👉
7) Serena Williams🎾
The icon, retired from sports. Grab an athletic dress and a performance headband. We’ll leave it up to you if you think the tennis racket is necessary. Bonus points if you bedazzle your dress.
8) Pick a character, any character from, Stranger Things
While you could be a Chrissie or 001, there might be easier and more enjoyable options, especially if you plan on getting into character.
Max– Grab yourself an 80’s sports jacket and over-ear headphones. It’s the perfect opportunity to tune out any vecnas in your life.
Eddie Munson – Have a jean vest and tennis t? Paint a Hell Fire Club t-shirt or just order one online. Bonus points if you have the rings and mullet to match.
9) Grown-up Arthur
Ready for a throwback? Fast forward to see how the kids from Arthur have grown up and how you can turn your nostalgia into a cheap costume.
10) Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk
Jennifer Walters is a superhero with the ability to transform into the She-Hulk. She is a member of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.
If you want to dress up as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk for Halloween or cosplay, here’s what you’ll need:
A green bodysuit or leotard
A green skirt or pants
To transform into the She-Hulk, simply put on your green costume and apply the green makeup or face paint.
Mandalorian required a lot of work, and who could be baby Yoda, but the babies. This one is for the grown-ups with a brown robe: Obi-Wan. Trained by Master Yoda, Obi-Wan served as a general in the Clone Wars and was responsible for defeating the Sith Lord Darth Maul. After the war, he hid on the planet Tatooine with his apprentice, Luke Skywalker.
To make an Obi-Wan Kenobi costume, you will need a tunic, pants, boots, and a belt. A brown robe with a hoodie works too.
Don’t let Elon Musk and other really rich guys take up space. Get down with Nasa with your very-ownded space-themed, budget-friendly costume.
1. Start with a basic black bodysuit. This will be your foundation for the rest of your costume.
2. Add some silver or white accents. This can be anything from face paint to sequins on your bodysuit.
3. Accessorize with space-themed props. Think alien masks, ray guns, and glow-in-the-dark necklaces.
Our last and best tip for saving on Halloween
Don’t let the cost of the holiday stress you out. Focus on having fun and making memories.