October is my MONTH, y’all. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, because I absolutely love planning out and executing some cute and creative costumes. All of these costumes were while I was a college student, so I was obviously ballin’ on a budget. These are budget friendly, easy, creative costumes I enjoyed putting together. Now, I will give a disclaimer out and say I love doing makeup and some of these may be harder for people who do not feel the same way. Youtube will be your best friend there.
This was my most recent Halloween costume, from last October (2018). I got so many compliments on my makeup and my outfit, which took maybe an hour to pull off. My outfit was a full bodysuit from Windsor, which actually kept me warm throughout the night, but was still fitted and flattering! I did both of the above makeup looks, and got them completely from an inspiration image or a Youtube video. I’m pretty sure I actually only did half of my face because I got too tired to do the other half, but everyone thought it was super creative and cool looking.
Dead anything. Am I right? I was a dead/vampire nurse for this one, and this costume probably cost me under $20 total. I believe this outfit was from Amazon, and the face makeup was from somewhere like Party City. The fake blood and dark makeup are about as easy as it gets. My friend Maddy actually got inspiration from one of my previous Halloween looks, which is at the bottom of this post.
This was definitely one of my favorite looks so far. I was the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, and got my inspiration from a makeup artist on Instagram- she has some amazing Halloween content.
Going back to 2016- a classic Halloween frat party look. I was a mermaid this year, and got this wig pretty cheap online. I came across a Youtube video that showed me how to get the scale effect- the behind the scenes is pretty hilarious. I put fishnet tights over my head and went in with some eyeshadow. The dress was one of those skate dresses everyone used to have at one point in time from American Apparel.
Freshman year of college! This was the first time I really started getting into Halloween looks. Fun fact- my RA actually did this makeup on me and I was obsessed. Shout out Melissa Starkweather. I wore my high school cheerleading outfit, and was a dead cheerleader! This costume cost me literally nothing. Moral of the story- you don’t have to spend a fortune to have an awesome Halloween costume! Let me know your favorite of these in the comments 🙂