You can definitely celebrate Halloween without blowing a ton of cash. Whether you’re looking to save because you already bought a work-appropriate Halloween costume or blew your Halloween budget on a costume for your pet (best reason ever), we have you covered. The wonders of creativity and a little DIY magic mean that there are plenty of cheap Halloween costume options to go around. Here’s all the Halloween inspiration you need to plan your costume for $10 or less.

Costumes FOR HER

1. Pretty Zombie: Nail this drop-dead look (see what we did there?!) and you’ll be stealing all the hearts while secretly plotting to feast on them! (via Brit + Co)

2. Kitty Cat: Find a furry sweater in the back of your closet and an inexpensive make-up palette to pull this look together. (via Brit + Co)

3. Mime: Have striped shirt, will mime! (via Brit + Co)

4. Bunny: You said a hip hop, the hippie, the hippie, to the hip, hip, hop, and you don’t stop. (via Brit + Co)

5. Rory and Lorelai from Gilmore Girls: Dress up like your fave Stars Hollow gals with just the right mix of what you already have in your closet. (via Brit + Co)

6. Rosie the Riveter: Because girls support girls! (via Brit + Co)

7. Saved By The Bell: If you don’t have your whole squad coordinatin’, just pick one of these nostalgia-inducing TV characters and rummage through your wardrobe for a cute, low-budget costume idea. (via Brit + Co)

8. Pop Art Painting: Get that pop art vibe going with the ultimate in 2-D makeup. (via Brit + Co)

9. Princess Jasmine: This look is all about the hair and make-up, so why spend more then you have to on the outfit? (via Brit + Co)

10. Hippie: Your festival gear gets a second life this fall. Don’t forget your flowery headband and hair braids! (via Brit + Co)

11. Party Animals: Wear your fave cocktail attire, and add a bargain-bin mask. No one will know you weren’t planning it months in advance. (via Brit + Co)


12. Cast of Real Housewives: Put on your best dress, pop a bottle, and sharpen your claws for this costume. Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without a fight between feuding housewives. (via Brit + Co)


13. Ms. Frizzle: Hop on the Magic School Bus with this zany costume perfect for redheads. Either way, it’ll be a wild ride. (via Brit + Co)

14. Devil: Sunnies and craft supplies and your own leather jacket (and red lippie!) are the keys to this so-seasonal look. (via Brit + Co)

15. Clown: The thrift store and your curling iron are all you need for this one once you’ve secured the all-important (and inexpensive!) red nose. (via Brit + Co)

TV Kimmy Schmidt

16. Kimmy Schmidt, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Get in touch with your colorful Kimmy side. Hashbrown no filter. (via Brit + Co)

17. Eiffel Tower: A cheap dress and some fabric paint will turn you into an attraction worth traveling for. (via Brit + Co)

18. Doll: For the truly last-minute look, grab some yarn to pair with a babydoll dress. (via Brit + Co)

Costumes FOR HIM


19. Brawny Man: Paper towels never looked so good! Double-check to make sure the roll you’re carrying is Brawny. (via Brit + Co)

20. Step Brothers: The ugly sweater vest his aunt gave him + a wig = bro costume gold. (via Brit +Co)


21. Al from Home Improvement: What a throwback! All it takes is a plaid shirt and a tool belt — oh yeah, and that big beard — to become Al! (via Brit + Co)

22. Carpool Karaoke: Assemble this one using cardboard and paint, and then let his singing voice carry the rest. (via Brit + Co)


23. Hipster: Easiest costume ever: a V-neck, skinny jeans, flannel shirt, glasses, and a knit beanie. Done. (via Brit + Co)


24. Marty McFly from Back to the Future: Time travel is trending, right? Take that flannel shirt, grab a jean jacket, a vest, and a skateboard, and you’re well on your way to becoming Marty McFly. (via Brit + Co)

25. Anger: In case he’s feeling a little Inside Out the day of, give him the option of going as an emotion! (via Brit + Co)

26. Lucas from Stranger Things: Assemble all the hipster essentials, and finish with a bomber jacket and backpack. (via Brit + Co)


27. Larry the Cable Guy: Not only is this costume easy, but you’ll have people laughing all night! Once you get over the shock of ripping off the sleeves of your flannel shirt, that is. (via Brit + Co)

28. Danny Zuko from Grease: Who are you kidding? Everything he needs for this look is already in his closet. (via Brit + Co)

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Additional reporting by Jessica Ourisman.