12 Simple Halloween Costume Ideas Using Items You Already Own
In this article, I am going to give you 12 simple Halloween costume ideas using items that you already own. I am sure that everyone reading this article has the items to make at least one of these costumes.
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Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#1- Nerd
I guess this would be fitting, since I know a lot of you people are in college or in high school or have generally been a student at some point in your life. So all you need for this outfit is a little bit of some nerdy attire. You just need to have a button down and wear it with a jeans and a pair of shoes. Then you need to carry around a cute book bag and some binders. Also, you need to wear watch, so that you look smart and wear clear lens aviator glasses. So, if you are really in a bind this is quite simple to pull together.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#2- Rosie the Riveter
If you have any sort of denim top and any sort of denim pants or even if you have overalls or just any sort of denim, you can pull this outfit together super easily with some red lipstick and a red bandana. So tie your hair up in a ponytail with some curls, put on some red heels, or some red converse, any type of red shoe. If you don’t have that go with the white shoe. The key to this one is just in the signature pose. As long as you got that down, you can pull off this look for Halloween.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#3- Biker Chick
Next up we have a biker chick and this outfit involves lots of black and lots of leather. So you need to wear a leather leggings and leather jacket. Then you need to wear some black AC/DC Tee, some black booties and also, little leather backpack. I thought the more leather, the merrier. Also, you can use fake nose ring and fake tattoos but not necessary as long as you got some dark lipstick and some eyeliner, you are good to go.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#4- Wednesday Addams
We have the spirit animal Wednesday Addams. I love this girl so much because luckily, she dresses super simply. So it’s a pretty easy Halloween costume. All you need is any sort of shirt that has a white collar on it that can pop out of any sort of black dress or even a black shirt and black jeans or anything like that. Basically, just wear all black and have a white collar coming out. Also, wear black booties and go with little bit of eyeliner, a really dark red lip, and put the hair in the middle part and braided each side.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#5- 2010 Teenager
You need to part your hair way off to one side and then bobby pin the hair up, underneath the beanie, so that it looks like you have those awful side bangs, that we all had way back but also, you can straighten your hair fully for more good look. Then you can also have a old iPod Nano from middle school. Then you need to wear black skinny jeans, the classic rubber bracelets, and bold eyeliner especially on the bottom.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#6- Roman Gladiator
Next up, I wanted to make an outfit out of a white dress because I feel like that’s something a lot of people own. So this is sort of a little bit of a toga girl outfit. You could also just make this with like a white sheet, if you wanted to but I just thought the dress was cuter. You can a have a little brown bronzy rope tied around your waist but most people aren’t gonna have that, so you can go for a brown belt. Then you can also need to have a random fake green leaves or golden leaves as crown and bobby pin that around your head. You can go with a lot of gold jewelry for this costume.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#7- Athlete
This one isn’t quite as exciting as some of the others in the list but it’s probably the easiest outfit we have in here and that is just being an athlete or a sports fan. If you have any sort of like college or pro sports team shirt, whether that’s a jersey or even just like a regular t-shirt you are good to go with it. Then you need to wear a black under leggings and some black shoes.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#8- Beachgoer
If you own a bathing suit, you are good for this one. So, you need to wear a bathing suit, have a cute little multicolored backpack, towel, and a little cute water bottle. Also, you can wear Calvin slides, some fun colored sunglasses, and carry around some sunscreen. Again, it’s really simple costume and that that’s all for that one.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#9- Child You
Next up, we have a child in you. If you want to look like you’re ready for the best sleepover in town, you can channel your inner child, pop on some slippers, and a cute little PJ set as well as a little black satin robe. If it’s cold on Halloween, you can wear a long sleeve and long pants one. Also, you need to have a teddy bear in your hand and get your hair on pigtails. The best thing about this costume is that, on Halloween night when you come back home, you just go straight to bed.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#10- Cow Girl
Next up, calling all your country girls, this is a little cowgirl outfit. All you need are some dark washed denim jeans roll them up at the bottom, put on some little booties, if you have cowboy boots wear those. Then wear any sort of plaid shirt whip out the flannel, and wear a cowboy hat.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#11- Tourist
All you need for this costume are some high-waist denim shorts, ideally the most unflattering as possible, and if you have a fanny pack that’s what pulls this together. Then you need to wear Hawaiian button-down shirt or any sort of like tropical shirt or floral shirt or even just like a t-shirt of some place that you’ve been to. If you have a map for anywhere, that’s a great prop. Then you can have some sunglasses and some plastic lay necklace things that just showed up in Hawaii.
Simple Halloween Costume Idea Using Items You Already Own#12- Cat
Next up we have a cat, any variation of a cat. The key to this one is really just in the makeup. If you have some black eyeliner, and you have an all black outfit you’re good to go. You can also wear a cheetah leggings totally not necessary. If you can somehow make cat ears using a headband and whatever else you have in your possession, definitely go for that because it will look more like a cat.