11 easy Halloween costumes to make from household items or thrift store finds

DENVER - You and your kids don’t need to have fancy or expensive costumes to have a great Halloween.  Build your own costume with items you have at home or after a quick trip to the thrift store.

Here are 11 ideas to get you started.

ADULTS:

Zombie:

  • Over-sized coat
  • Jeans (that you can tear up)
  • Over-sized shirt (that you can tear up)
  • Fake blood
  • Fake brain prop
  • Zombie makeup

Total cost: $12

Witch:

  • Black dress
  • Black boots
  • Halloween tights
  • Witch's hat
  • Broom
  • Witch makeup

Total cost: $25

Red carpet movie star:

  • Gown
  • High heels
  • "Mink" stole or Feather Boa

Total cost: $15

Princess:

  • Gown
  • Tiara
  • High heels
  • Cape
  • Costume jewelry

Total cost: $20

'60s Rock Star:

  • Jeans
  • Fringe vest
  • Flower power shirt
  • Long haired wig
  • Peace sign necklace
  • Sunglasses

Total cost: $20


KIDS:

Princess:

  • Gown
  • Tiara
  • High heels
  • Cape
  • Costume jewelry

Total cost: $10

Football Player:

  • Football jersey
  • Helmet
  • Football


Total cost: $8

Cowboy:

  • Cowboy hat
  • Cowboy boots
  • Jeans
  • Vest
  • Holster

Total cost: $15

Baby Pumpkin/Jack o' Lantern:

  • Over-sized green t-shirt (to be stuffed with newspapers) (Draw on jack o' lantern eyes, nose and mouth)
  • Green tights
  • Orange beany hat

Total cost: $3


Baby Bunny:

  • White onesie/footy pajamas (glue on pink piece of felt from craft store to make the tummy)
  • Bunny ears
  • Lip stick for pink cheeks and nose, eye liner for whiskers


Total cost: $4

Clark Kent/Super Man:

  • Suit jacket and tie
  • Glasses
  • Superman t-shirt (to be worn underneath)


Total cost: $6