Trick or Treat! {Easy Halloween Costumes}

Can you believe it’s already October? This year has FLOWN by! Much to my delight, Texas has had a nice cold snap this week! It finally feels a bit like fall around here.

Halloween can be controversial sometimes, especially among Christians. It is viewed as a pagan holiday, immoral and a waste of time. To me, Halloween is a fantastic opportunity to have fun, eat some candy, and fellowship with your neighbors. It is a great way to shine the light of Jesus in your community while also glorifying God with your actions.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

//MATTHEW 5:16//

I have always loved dressing up for Halloween. When I was younger it gave me a chance to be the characters I loved for a night and make fun memories. Now that I’m older I get to just be silly and have fun with dress-up. Costumes tend to be time consuming and pricey. That’s why I whipped up these easy, last-minute costumes that you can create on a budget, in a flash! If you’re still in the market for a Halloween costume, these ideas are for you!

Cactus

This is by far my favorite costume! I am a succa-ulent for cute cacti and with this easy DIY you can actually BE a cactus!

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • a green tee {mine was about $5 from Hobby Lobby}
  • white pipe cleaners
  • fake flower
  • headband
  • hot glue gun

Simply cut about 2 inch long pieces of pipe cleaners and fold them in half. Hot glue the folded pipe cleaners all over the shirt. {I only did the front side.} Next, hot glue a fake flower to a headband. There you go; you’re all set to be lookin’ sharp on Halloween!

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Joanna Gaines

Fixer Upper has been all the rage lately. People have been emulating Joanna’s style both in their homes and wardrobes. This costume is so simple that you can easily pass as the talented Waco designer this Halloween.

All you need is…

  • a neutral colored shirt {wear a magnolia shirt if you have one!}
  • jeans, riding boots & a baseball cap
  • minimal jewelry
  • “demo day” tools {I used a hammer & a paintbrush}

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 Hippie

This costume is for all you flower-child, free spirit souls out there.

For this groovy look you’ll need…

  • a bohemian top {mine is from a resale store, but anything flowy or floral is perfect!}
  • flared jeans
  • wedges
  • loads of bracelets
  • a headband to wear “hippie style”
  • fun sunglasses

Peace out!

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Adventurer

This costume was SO easy and fun! I think I would actually wear this as normal clothes.{minus the hat!}

Here’s all you need to look fit for adventure…

  • An outdoorsy, hiking outfit. I wore a “happy camper” tee, a flannel, some olive-green shorts.
  • Wear your comfiest, most durable footwear. I chose my handy-dandy Chacos, and added some tackiness with some socks.
  • Accessorize with a compass, some binoculars, an atlas and an obnoxious hat.

P.S. How cute is this little red camper!? My parents borrowed it from some friends of ours and surprised me with a little campout for my 18th birthday.

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Holy Guacamole

I’m always down for a good “roll-your-eyes” pun. This punny costume is cute and better yet, so easy, it’s AVO-control!

You’ll need..

  • a green tee
  • headband & white pipe cleaners for the halo
  • dark green, light green & brown paper

Cut out some avocado shapes and tape them to your shirt. I just Googled “outline of an avocado” to create a stencil. Twist the pipe cleaners into a halo shape and attach them onto your headband. You’ll get a lot of laughs with this one!

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Scarecrow

This last-minute costume consists of clothes that probably already have in your closet! You’ll be scaring away crows & skipping through Oz in no time.

For your outfit you’ll need…

  • plaid flannel
  • ripped or patched jeans {also, overalls would be adorable!}
  • bandana around your neck or a straw hat
  • boots

The makeup is what makes this look. I used eyeliner to create sewn lines on the sides of my mouth and around the red patch on my nose. I did light, neutral eyeshadow topped off with a bit of winged eyeliner. For bright, whimsical cheeks I did two big lipstick circles  and a fall lip just for fun. Use lots of warm, fall-y colors!

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Rosie the Riveter

You will exude patriotism with this effortless costume. Rosie the Riveter became an iconic American symbol during World War II.

To become Rosie you will need…

  • a denim shirt
  • a red bandana
  • jeans & boots
  • red lipstick

Roll up your sleeves and show off your guns! Spout off “we can do it!” throughout the night.

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Hopefully these costumes will come in handy for some of you this Halloween. If you choose to participate in Halloween this year, I hope you stay safe and have lots of fun!

Have a wonderful October boo-tiful friends!

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