Posted on 25th October, 2019

Last Minute Halloween Costume On A Budget

With Halloween less than a week away, plenty of people across the country are beginning to panic about what to wear this 31st October! If you are one of these last minute people, then fear not, as there are plenty of excellently spooky Halloween costumes that can be organised quickly and don’t require splashing out on fancy outfits. Whether you are in need of a last minute Halloween costume for yourself, your kids or even your dog, we’ve got you covered. Check out our favourite ideas for last minute Halloween costumes on a budget:

Recycle Your Old Clothes

Last Minute Halloween Costume

The easiest and cheapest way to make your own Halloween costume is by recycling any old clothes you have lying around. You can use any old clothing as a centrepiece for a frightening costume this Halloween, and a quick online search can open a world of possibilities. For example, if you have a leftover white t-shirt going spare, then Google can reveal loads of last minute Halloween costumes you can create in no time at all. Cut slits into it to create a skeleton effect, splat it with fake blood for a freshly attacked looked, or even create a cherry hat to be a cute cupcake!

Don’t Be Scared Of The Classics

Last Minute Halloween Costume

Some common Halloween costumes are often avoided for fear of being boring, but many are much-loved classics that can be created quickly and cheaply. Pirates, robots, zombies and animals are all easy last minute Halloween costumes that shouldn’t be dismissed. For a quick pirate outfit, find yourself an old pair of trousers (either a pair you no longer need or pick some up in a charity store) and cut them up for a ragged look. Pair them with a button down shirt, a bandana and some leather shoes to finish of the look. This look works for both children and adults, making it a last minute Halloween costume for all the family.

Master The Make Up

Halloween Makeup

A really great last minute Halloween costume on a budget does need to depend on the outfit and accessories. Face paint and make up can be used to create plenty of ghoulish looks without breaking the bank. If your make up is on point then the outfit you pair it with will barely matter, and many great costumes are made up of a simple black dress and impressive face paint. With some white and black face paint you can create a spooky skeleton, or use an eye shadow palette as a tool for bruises and other ghastly effects. Combine face paint with other makeup and accessories to create a unique Halloween look such as a creepy clown or petrifying pumpkin. Practice your skills before the big day to make sure you have the hang of it and can prepare properly before hitting the Halloween party or streets for trick or treating.

Plan The Perfect Halloween Sidekick

Last Minute Halloween Costume

Any last minute Halloween outfit can be effortlessly complimented with the help of a furry friend. Get your dog involved this October and create them their own costume to go alongside your own. An old t shirt or even pillow case can be used to create a simple pet costume, and can be easily decorated with pen, paint or iron on patches. If you don’t have time (or skills!) to sew the costume into the right shape, then a hot glue gun can do the job nicely. Just make sure it has completed dried before getting your pet into the outfit!

Whatever last minute Halloween costume you decide on this year, be sure to recover after the festivities with a delicious meal at The Abbey. Join us after trick or treating in Malvern on the 31st for delectable dinner in Priory View Lounge Bar, or if you’re partying the night away at the weekend in Halloween style, then join us on Sunday for our traditional Sunday roast in Priory View Restaurant.


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