9 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas Under $30

Unless you’re attending Heidi Klum’s famous annual Halloween party where everyone goes all out, it’s probably a bad idea to spend your savings on an elaborate costume you’ll wear once. If your invite got lost in the mail like ours did, an affordable costume (that’s still ridiculously cool and stylish) will certainly suffice. So how affordable are we talking? Think the price of a couple lunches or a really nice dinner. From a heavily accessorized Iris Apfel to a simple and timeless Edie Sedgwick to an iconic Liv Tyler in Empire Records, we’re bringing you iconic ideas every fashion girl will instantly recognize (and love).

Scroll down for nine ideas sure to impress on Halloween night, each of which will cost $30 or less to re-create.

Next up, check out some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of all time

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This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Lauren Eggertsen.