Let’s Get Cheap Halloween Costumes!

By Leila Rocha

Halloween may seem far away, but it’s actually just around the corner. That being said, you have to be prepared for Halloween, unless you choose not to celebrate of course. In case you’re stuck, here are a few places to start browsing. 


If you wanna buy cheaper stuff, Shein is a great option with their fast fashion. This year, they have a variety of Halloween options including skeleton costumes. You can’t go wrong with that. 

Shein also has Halloween wear that isn’t necessarily a costume, but can most definitely be worn to an October party. Some people just don’t like to dress up and that’s fine, no judgment. They have a Halloween print tie-dye drop shoulder tee and a Halloween print sweatshirt. So if you wanna keep it low-key while festive, you may wanna check them out. This hoodie is only $15. 


You can’t go wrong with this one. After searching up Halloween costumes, more than 100,000 options came up, so it’s not like you won’t be able to find anything. To refine my search, I added in ¨teen¨ and here are some things that they showed me:

The Karen outfit is $19.95, the light up mask is $10.97, and the skeleton is $14.99. The first page already gives you a choice of funny costume options or scary ones. 

These are only some options when it comes to costume shopping at Amazon. If you have a specific idea in mind, all you have to do is type it in the search box and they’ll most likely have it somewhere. To be honest, if you are looking to shop online, this is the only site you actually need since you can probably get whatever you were looking for from the other stores here. However, it’s nice to have other options. 


You can definitely get cheap stuff at Walmart. Some of their store locations may be a little weird, but it’s worth it since you probably won’t walk out empty-handed. 

In regards to Halloween costumes though…they still got cheap stuff. There’s an entire women’s pirate costume for only $9.98. It even has a 4.7 star rating! It only has 17 reviews, but 4.7 stars is 4.7 stars. 

A funny costume that they had was their waffle costume at only $25.50. It even has butter. Your look will be a hit for sure!

If you want to go the timeless route, Walmart has a nice Cleopatra costume for $19.97. There is also a Cher (from Clueless) costume that is a little more expensive, so if you have extra cash to spend, you can get it for $39. 

Dollar Tree

Ok, ok, this may not be the best option, but if you are desperate, there are some things you can pick up. 

After searching through the single page that the Dollar Tree website has dedicated to ¨Halloween costumes and accessories¨ I found that they sell butterfly wings, feather boas, head bands, pom poms, swords, and skeleton masks. 

It may not seem like much, but if you’re crafty and creative, you can throw together a cute butterfly costume. Just choose a color that you have in your closet, maybe pink or blue and get wings to match it, and boom, you´ll fly away. 

You can even shop from one of the other stores, get a full costume, and add in a few dollar tree accessories to complete the look. 

Make One!

Let’s face it, not everyone is willing to spend their money on a silly costume. But, you can still be festive with the basics you already have on hand. 

Possibly the most simple of all, you can dress up as black cat. All you have to do is wear all black and draw whiskers on your face. You can add the ears and tail if you wish, but I’m sure people will understand the point of your costume without them. 

Another idea that would be cool to do with a friend is dressing up like an employee from your favorite place. If you get a shirt that sort of matches the ones that the employee you have in mind wears, you can put on a sticker with your name on it and be all set. Maybe you can even wear your work uniform. Better yet, you and your bestie can trade clothes and be each other!

Halloween is supposed to be fun, though that doesn’t mean it can’t be affordable. You can search through some of the links throughout the article, create your own, or you can dress up as yourself and accept no judgment for it. 

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