Whether you are an adult or kid, most Americans love celebrating Halloween. While many kids focus on their candy hauls, adults usually have a party or celebration to attend. Between purchasing candy, pumpkins and a costume, Halloween can get expensive quick. I’ll share a few budget friendly Halloween costume ideas for this upcoming year.
JAKE FROM STATE FARM
Most of us are familiar with the humorous State Farm commercials featuring a guy named Jake. Jake is on the phone with a client when he is asked by the guy’s wife who he is. Needless to say the costume is a cultural icon and can be made very cheap.
All you need to complete the outfit is a pair of khakis, a red polo, and outfit it with a name tag. Just like that you have a budget friendly Halloween costume. It takes nothing more than simply rummaging through one’s closet to find the necessary items.
Do you hunt or know someone who does? If so, dressing up as a hunter can be an easy budget friendly Halloween costume idea. All you need is some hunting clothing, a little face paint and a toy gun or bow to top it all off. When it’s all said and done you can complete this ensemble for the price of the toy, but you might even have that as well.
Nothing screams Halloween more than the classic costume of a ghost. While it isn’t the fanciest option, it is a timeless classic that many will be able to relate with. Do you have an old white bed sheet laying around your house? If so, then you have a costume idea.
Simply take the bed sheet and cut some holes in it for you to see through. You can also go ahead and cut a slit out for the mouth as well and complete with any additional accessories you see fit.
Halloween doesn’t have to be an expensive holiday like most have become in recent years. Some families have many kids to dress up for the festivities. That can become quite expensive. It’s a time for kids to be kids and enjoy satisfying their sweet tooth.
You might even be able to recycle a friend’s old Halloween costume he or she wore last year or many years ago. Do you have any additional ideas for budget friendly Halloween costume ideas? If so, comment below and share.
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James Hendrickson is an internet entrepreneur, blogging junky, hunter and personal finance geek. When he’s not lurking in coffee shops in Portland, Oregon, you’ll find him in the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors. James has a masters degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelors degree on Sociology from Earlham College. He loves individual stocks, bonds and precious metals.