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DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for $5 or Less

Pre-made Halloween costumes can be so expensive! But, guess what? 99 Cents Only Stores has Halloween costume ideas for $5 or less! Save some money this year and make your own one-of-a-kind costume with a few items from the 99 Cents Only Store and a little creativity!


Crazy Cat Lady – $5

  • Funky Pair of Glasses
  • Hair Foam Rollers
  • 3 Decorative Cats
Crazy cat lady costume

Tip: Wear your old robe and slippers to complete the look! We also added a bit of blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick to really capture the “crazy cat lady” essence. If you have some stuffed animal cats around the house, stick them in your pockets! A crazy cat lady can never have too many cats.


Frida Kahlo – $5

  • Brown/Black Eyeliner
  • 2 Bouquets of Faux Flowers
  • Headband
  • Scarf
frida kahlo costume

Tip: To create the flower crown, simply cut the stems of the faux flowers. The stems are made of wire, so they easily bend around the headband. Try different color flowers to add some personality to your arrangement.


Wicked Witch – $4

  • Witch Hat
  • Witch Broom
  • Long Gloves
  • Black Lipstick
diy witch costume

Tip: We used a Harvest-themed broom for a bit of “broom authenticity”. The red plaid ribbon tied in well!


Identity Thief – $3

  • Name tag Labels
  • Sunglasses
  • Marker
identity thief costume

Tip: Write the names of your friends and family on the name tag labels for laughs! We used a hoodie in this example, but a beanie is also a great option!


Tiger – $3

  • Tiger Costume Set (Comes with ears, a bow tie and a tail)
  • Black Eyeliner
  • Black Lipstick
cute tiger costume

Tip: Using the eyeliner, draw your whiskers from the nose outwards . To draw the nose, draw a small triangle that goes with the natural shape of your nose for the best results.


Cereal Killer – $5

  • Bloody Apron
  • 2 Small Boxes of Cereal
  • Fake Blood
  • Plastic Cutlery
cereal blog

Tip: Click here to see a step-by-step video on how to create the “Cereal Killer” apron.

All of the items shown in this post are available at your local 99 Cents Only Store for 99.99 cents each. Most items shown are seasonal, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone!

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