Each dusty item in a thrift store is a glorious Halloween opportunity. Here are 10 Easy Thrift Store Halloween Costumes you can make from items you find while thrifting.
Good luck finding a red stripped beanie with a pom pom on top like the real character. You might have to paint on some stripes and sew a pom pom on top with a couple of quick stitches.
Tatter a cheap suit, bring as brief case. Wear zombie make-up, and if you work in an office all day you might already have the blank, soul-less stare.
Find the ugliest 80s dress in the thrift store and accessorize with a dollar-store tiara. Tease your hair within an inch of its life, don't forget your red-as-a-baboon's-ass lipstick!
Another easy one because it doesn't necessarily have to match, perfect for thrifting.
The hat might have to come from a costume store unless you're up to making one, but the rest of the accessories should be easy to find.
If you don't know what Rhythm Nation is, remove yourself from this blog and educate yourself on YouTube this instant. I will make this Rhythm Nation costume one day!
This costume is deceptive. After attempting it by combining the wardrobe of a few friends we realized it's a subtle art, not merely an amalgamation of every accessory you own. The easiest way to achieve the look is to start with a basic "Japanese Schoolgirl outfit" (skirt and button-up blouse are easy to find), then embellish the crap out of it. Bangles, one million bows, and don't forget knee-high socks. Kawaii!
Gaga is the epitome of disposable music; bubble wrap is perfect for her look (and I'll be surprised if she hasn't worn it out before). If no one "gets it", kick them in the face with your 10-inch tall spiked heels.
Steampunk can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. The thrift store has ample treasures to plunder for the look. The key piece is goggles spray painted gold. Wear that with anything Victorian-style and you've got it.
What are your favorite Thrift Store Halloween costumes!? And Remember:
- Tatter the outfit and add "zombie" in front of the costume name
- Do this and the costume will be infinitely more awesome.
- This is the rule of Halloween. Do not question it's authority.
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