This time of year there are some of the best kinds of parties—costume parties! The average college student, like myself, tends to be broke. Despite that, I’m sure there is still a desire to attend these parties with a cute costume. In light of that, here is a list of four easy and, more importantly, cheap costumes for you to try.
Main Outfit: Wear a sundress with either a denim jacket or a denim shirt.
Shoes: Cowgirl boots—if you don’t own any, you can borrow a pair from a friend for the night, or hit up your local Goodwill.
Hair and Makeup: Wear natural makeup, and put your hair into two braids.
Hat: Put on that cowgirl hat you know you own.
- Hogwarts Student
This is another simple outfit that everyone at your Halloween party will understand. Even if they don’t know you’re from Hogwarts they’ll know you’re a schoolgirl.
Main Outfit: Wear a white button-up shirt with a black pleated skirt. Add a cardigan of your house color complete with an iron-on crest for your house.
Shoes: Slip into some black flats. If you want to be extra fancy you can buy knee socks for your house from Hot Topic.
Hair and Makeup: You can wear both hair and makeup however you want, but I suggest wearing your hair either down or up in a messy bun. It completes the student look.
Hat: You don’t need one unless you really feel like wearing a witch’s hat like McGonagall.
Main Outfit: Wear a white dress with a white cardigan. It can be any white dress that you like, but I suggest wearing straight white and not off-white.
Shoes: Put on white flats with white pantyhose (WHITE pantyhose, not nude).
Hair and Makeup: Wear your hair down if you’re blonde. If you have dark hair, you can pick up a white wig for pretty cheap at Walmart or Target. While you’re there, grab white face paint and silver fake eyelashes to wear.
Hat: You don’t need one.
4.) Velma from Scooby Doo
Main Outfit: Find a bright orange turtleneck sweater and pair it with a dark burgundy skirt. Velma wears a pleated skirt but non-pleated looks just fine with the outfit.
Shoes: If you can find orange flats, that’s perfect. Otherwise, look for Mary Janes or black flats.
Hair and Makeup: Use a curling iron to curl the ends of your hair under so that it looks more like Velma’s bob. You can also pull up a few strands of hair from the front of your face and tuck them under a thin black headband to give the illusion of bangs.
Hat: No need!