Cheap & Free Halloween Costume Ideas



Here’s some Great Ideas for last minute Easy Homemade Cheap Halloween costumes we found online back in 2009, but still applies today! Here’s some Cute easy Ideas to pull off this Halloween season!


Cereal Killer Costume

  • Plastic knife ( fake)
  • Cereal Box’s
  • Red Paint or lipsick or fake blood.

Attach little cereal boxes to a shirt, cut a slit in the boxes, glue in plastic knives into the holes, drip red paint running down from the knife hole in the box.



  •  Purple or Green(long sleeves) clothing
  • 12 or more purple or green balloons
  • Green felt hat

Balloons are pinned (by the tied off end to the fabric) in a triangle shape, 3 on top, 2 in middle and 1 at bottom (on front and back). Continue around to make it look like a “Bunch of grapes”


“JELLYBEAN BAG” Halloween Costume

  • lots of different colored balloons
  • large clear plastic bag (The outside kind Large)
  • Ribbon
  • 2 safety pins
  • 2 pieces of white cardboard (Optional)

Blow up all the balloons. Cut two leg holes in the bottom of the bag and two arm holes near the middle. Have your child stand in the bag and fill with blown up balloons. Write on each piece of cardboard “JELLY BEANS”. Tie around shoulders with a colorful ribbon.


Laundry Halloween Costume

  • Old Laundry Basket
  • Empty Laundry soap
  • Old Clothes

Simply take a laundry basket, and cut the bottom out of it. Add some strings to act like straps. Simply add some old clothes around the top of the basket either using pins or tape, Anything so your child is not loosing them while walking down the street. And you could also pin a few socks to the clothes to act as static cling if you so desire. Don’t forget to add the laundry soap.


“Splish Splash I was taking a Bath”

  • -white or and light pink balloons
  • – Optional container (rubbermaid or hamper of some sort)
  • -Shower cap and accessories such as shampoo bottles etc

If you go with the “whole” tub concept, You will need to cut a hole in the bottom. and get some string or ribbons to attach to the child. Glue or Tape or Pin Balloons on child and around your tub. Also, you can string up shampoo or loop has etc.

Add Shower cap, and your set.

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