This Halloween, dress up as your favorite TV or movie character without breaking the bank. Keep reading for 9 pop culture costumes you can easily make at home.
1. Michonne from The Walking Dead
Nothing like breaking out a zombie killer for Halloween. Michonne, the ultra-popular character from The Walking Dead, sports ripped cargo pants, a vest or tank top, a headband and, of course, her trademark sword. Finish this look off with some dreads and get your zombie-killing face on!
2. Harry from Harry Potter
To pull off a Harry Potter costume, you’ll just need a cape, some glasses and an expertly drawn lightning-bolt scar on your forehead. Make sure to use the colors of Gryffindor (burgundy and gold) and complete this costume with a homemade wand. If you’re dressing up the kids, you can include Ron and Hermione to make it a group costume!
3. Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Have some blue and black makeup? Pair that with red lips, a red long-haired wig, a funky dress and some pumps and you’re good to go! Sally has bluish-gray skin on account of being a dead doll, so you can put away the blush this Halloween. To finish off the look, use some black eyeliner to create her stitched-together look on your face and arms.
4. Linguini from Ratatouille
This one is easy—if you have curly brown hair (or a wig), all you need is a chef’s outfit complete with a hat. If you want to add Linguini’s sidekick Remy into the mix, dress your little one up as a rat and carry him or her around on your shoulders.
5. Wednesday from The Addams Family
Wednesday Addams has a creepy pale look, a black school-girl dress and likes to do her long black hair up in braids. You can easily substitute a wig for the hair, and lightly dust your face with some white makeup. Throw on a business dress shirt or skirt with some black tights to pull off her look, and don’t forget to be ultra-sinister to get into character.
6. Chucky from Rugrats
Being Chucky simply requires some bright-colored clothes, oversized glasses and cute red hair. If you aren’t already a red head, grab yourself a wig, and find some bright green shorts, red Chuck Taylors and a blue space T-shirt. Hello, Chucky!
7. Dr. Eleanor Abernathy (a.k.a the Crazy Cat Lady) from The Simpsons
Most commonly known as the Crazy Cat Lady, this character sports wild grayish-purple hair, a pink robe and—of course—tons of cats. Pin some pictures of cats onto your robe or get some stuffed cats to carry around in a cart or bag. Make sure it’s overflowing with the little furballs.
8. Hank and the crew from King of the Hill
Whether you’re going out with friends this Halloween or have a bunch of kids to dress up, you can imitate Hank and the crew from King of the Hill! All you need are white T-shirts, flannels, empty beer cans and a cigar for one of the characters. Don’t forget Hank’s great 90s glasses! You can pick a pair of those up at a thrift store to create his unique look.
9. Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World
Dressing up little ones in 90’s gear is easy and oh-so-cute! These costumes also make for an adorable mother-daughter or father-son duo. 90s jeans, a black T-shirt and hat, and some wigs are all you need to pull off these costumes. This Halloween, party on… dude.
Don’t spend all your hard-earned money on fancy costumes this Halloween! Make your own with household items, some makeup and a little bit of creativity.