We get it – Halloween is only one day. But you need your outfit to look fire. Other than throwing it back to your childhood days and hunting down a spare bin bag to cut out arm and leg holes, or finding a pair of mouse ears and hoping for the best (I’m at mouse, duh), chances of finding a budget Halloween costume is pretty hard to find. We’ve rounded up these Halloween outfits for under £30 so you can creep it real without killing your bank account if you’re on a student budget or just skint before payday.
All hail the all-in-one. You don’t have to mess around to find what goes with what top or what matches with what trousers. Your getting ready time is literally cut in halve with this throw-on-and-go option.
Velvet and lace are major fabrics for the new season. If you pick up a velvet or lace jumpsuit, you’ll be able to re-wear over the festive season, saving you dollar and the fuss of finding something else to wear. Vinyl is big for the season and even bigger for Halloween – mix sexy with fierce and opt for black or red vinyl options to deliver a halloween style like no other.
Free the leg
There’s something for every babe when it comes to Halloween dresses. If you don’t fancy buying a one-time dress, opt for the forever-favourite LBD with lace, mesh or tassel detailing to give it an edge. Fancy going all out? Don’t let any skeleton costumes hide in your closet this Halloween. This print takes centre focus as well as vinyl.
Keep it separate
Turning up to a house party or event and don’t know what people are actually going to be wearing? Separates are an ideal way to do Halloween without looking overkill – we all know that scene in Mean Girls where Cady shows up to a house party dressed as a full on gothic queen. Play it safe and go for mesh tops or bodysuits to inject a small dose of spooky. Keep it sexy in vinyl skirts or trousers and accessorise the sh*t out of your outfit for a H-game style that’s seriously killer.
Got some spare dollar from your £30 budget? Accessories can make or break an outfit. If you’ve already bought your halloween outfit elsewhere but you’re regretting how basic it is, accessories can top up the ghoul factor. Go for face masks to add an element of mystery or mix it up in cat or mouse ears.