Cheap and easy DIY Halloween costumes for you or your kid

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Cheap and easy DIY Halloween costumes for you or your kid

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Cheap and easy DIY Halloween costumes for you or your kid

Thank you, Macklemore, for making thrift shopping cool. You have saved the lives of innocent credit cards everywhere, especially around Halloween.

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But now the hardest part is deciding on a costume.

No worries, Michelle and Leeann with All the Moms are here to make your life easier.

5 DIY costumes under $20

1. Pregnant Kate Middleton

What you’ll need:

  • Pillow
  • Tiara
  • Paper bag

How: Stuff a pillow under your shirt or dress, carry a paper barf bag, and then pop a tiara on. Bam! You’re pregnant Kate Middleton dealing with morning sickness.

2. The Bachelor

What you’ll need:

  • White button-up shirt
  • Jeans
  • A dozen roses
  • Optional: Little Tikes car

How: Unbutton the white shirt, roll the jeans for a more fitted, stylish look and hand the kiddo some red roses. If he has a play car to hop in, have him ride it house to house. The next bachelor is professional race-car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr., from Scottsdale, Ariz.

3. Chip and Joanna Gaines

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What you’ll need for Chip:

  • Loose-fitted ‘dad’ jeans
  • Carpenter boots
  • Carpenter belt
  • White tee
  • Sheet of shiplap

What you’ll need for Joanna:

  • Skinny jeans
  • Shirt that flows
  • Knee-high boots
  • Dark brown or black wig
  • Hoop earrings
  • Mason Jar

How: You’ll need two people for this one. Have ’em get dressed and carry their accessories (mason jar and shiplap). Want to really go over the top? Watch a few episodes and memorize a few lines for the kids to recite at each house. This could be funny back-and-forth banter or even recommendations for house renovations! (Careful not to insult, though!)

4. Beauty and the Beast’s “I need 6 eggs”

What you’ll need: 

  • Maxi skirt
  • Bedsheet

How: Put the skirt on and place the bed sheet over your head! For giggles, go the extra mile and have an extra person carry a dozen eggs while saying, “It’s too expensive!”

5. A meme

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What you’ll need:

  • A cardboard box
  • Box cutter or scissors
  • Sharpie

How: Cut a cardboard square, then cut a square inside of that square, resulting in a frame. Leave some room along the top and bottom borders to write out a funny meme phrase. Your or the kid can proceed to make a funny meme facial expression throughout the whole night!

That’s what we’ve got for you! Have more DIY ideas? Feel free to leave ideas in the comments or on the All the Moms Facebook page.

This story was adapted from a story by Melissa Farley on azcentral.com

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