Cheap and easy Halloween 2021 costumes for when you’re on a budget

We've rounded up a bunch of great costume ideas that you can put together with things you already own.

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Dressing up for Halloween is all part of the fun, but it can get a little pricey. So why not take the stress out of finding the perfect costume by putting together an outfit with pieces you already own?

We've rounded up a bunch of great costume ideas for this Halloween that centre around pieces that you likely already own. If you are missing a few things, you can also check out one the affordable retailers below to pick up them up at a bargain price.

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Cheap Halloween costume ideas for 2021

1. Where's Wally?

What you already have. Blue jeans, plain black 3D glasses that you get from the movies (just poke the lenses out).

What you might need. A red and white striped shirt.

Where's Wally? costume

2. A ghost

What you have already. An old white sheet, scissors to cut eye holes.

What you might need. Nothing.

Ghost family costume

3. Burglar

What you already have. Black top or striped top, black pants or jeans.

What you might need. A black mask and black gloves.

Man and woman in burglar costumes

4. Poké Ball

What you have already. A red top, white pants, shorts or skirt.

What you might need. White paper, black paper and glue to make the button.

Girl in Poke Ball costume

5. Greek goddess

What you already have. A sheet to tie like a toga or a white dress.

What you might need. A leaf crown or gold belt.

Greek goddess group costume

6. Clark Kent/Superman

What you already have. Black pants and a white shirt.

What you might need. Superman tee and black framed glasses.

Clark Kent costume

7. Holly Golightly

What you already have. A long white button-up shirt.

What you might need. An eyemask and tassle earrings.

Woman in Holly Golightly costume

8. Witch

What you already have. A black dress and black stockings.

What you might need. A witch's hat.

Girl in witch costume standing in forest

9. Skeleton

What you already have. Black clothing.

What you might need. Face paint.

Skeleton family costume

10. Zombie

What you already have. Old clothes to tear up.

What you might need. Fake blood.

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