And Now, 9 Cheap (and Surprisingly Chic) Costumes to Wear This Halloween

No matter if you’re the type of person to plan their Halloween costume months in advance or you wait until the night before to throw something together, if you can do it all without breaking your budget, why wouldn’t you?

After all, when you’re getting dressed up for one night (or for some, one weekend) of the year, chances are you probably won’t wear your outfit again—that is, until the next costume party. Of course, putting together easy and inexpensive Halloween costumes that also feel iconic is a tougher task. No worries, we’ve got you.

Whether you’re hoping to take on the current ’90s trends for Halloween as the timeless Scary Spice or go to a costume party as the ever-chic Holly Golightly, we’ve pulled together nine Halloween costumes with pieces that’ll easily fall within your budget. Plus, they can be put together in minutes.

Scroll down to check them all out below.



(Image credit: Shutterstock)

To pull off a simple ballerina ensemble, all you need is a sleek bodysuit and a tulle skirt.

GLOW Character

A photo posted by on

Channel the '80s as a GLOW character this Halloween and sport a metallic jumpsuit and lace-up boots.

Scary Spice


(Image credit: Getty Images)

If there's anything Mel B was known for—aside from her musical talents, that is—it was her love of animal prints, most notably that of the leopard variety. To channel this Spice Girl, be sure to don head-to-toe leopard this Halloween.

Rosie the Riveter


(Image credit: Getty Images)

If you want to be comfortable this year, opt for a classic jumpsuit with a red bandana to be Rosie the Riveter.

Wendy Peffercorn


(Image credit: Shuttertock)

For an undoubtedly easy (and affordable) Halloween costume, sport a red one-piece swimsuit, white sunglasses, and a ribbon in your hair to be Wendy Peffercorn from The Sandlot.

Nebula from Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century


(Image credit: Everett Collection)

There's no denying that the late '90s movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was able to predict a few of the futuristic trends that have taken the fashion world by storm. If you want to channel these look for the holiday, why not go as the ultra-cool Nebula Wade?

Thelma and Louise


(Image credit: Shutterstock)

Partner up with your best friend and spend Halloween as Thelma and Louise this year, wearing comfortable jeans and muscle tanks.

Holly Golightly


(Image credit: Getty Images)

Is there anything as iconic as Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly? With a classic black dress and a string of pearls, this is a costume you can put together in mere seconds.

Yeezy Model

A photo posted by on

Kanye West has been making headlines as a fashion designer for years now, and as luck would have it, the easiest (and most comfortable) costume you could find. Leggings and a hoodie for Halloween? Yes, please!

Planning on celebrating Halloween with your significant other? Opt for these chic costume ideas.

Dale Arden Chong