12 Halloween Costume Ideas Under $10 That People Will Remember You For

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Halloween, according to Google, falls on Wednesday, 31st October.

Clubs, restaurants, workplaces and schools have Halloween dress-up parties planned, and if you have one to attend but have absolutely no clue what to dress up as, we’ve got you covered.

Most of these costumes are quick and easy to make, but if you’d rather purchase one, scroll to the bottom section for some brilliant ideas.

Easy DIY costumes

1. Stick with the classics

Image credit: Laughtard

What you’ll need:

  • Full white outfit
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • White paint
  • A partner to complete the oreo pair

2. Pacman and Pacwoman

Image credit: Laughtard

What you’ll need:

  • Dark/black shirts
  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • A cheeky attitude

3. Simple, cheap, under 5 mins

Image credit: Olivia Gagnon

What you’ll need:

  • A stack of newspapers
  • Tape
  • Large jacket or cardigan that is easy to open
  • An enthusiastic flashing habit

4. A very relatable costume

What you’ll need:

  • Black top
  • Cardboard / craft paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • A half-enthusiastic attitude


  • Black and white face paint

5. For those into something a bit more tongue-in-cheek

Image credit: Tumblr user geolovesmyhugs(left), Kathryn Wirsing(right)

What you’ll need:

  • Black top
  • Colour samples, variations of grey (50 pcs)
  • Double sided tape
  • A slick smile

6. Emoji Frenzy

Image credit: naomi_yyz on Instagram

What you’ll need:

  • Pink long-sleeved shirt
  • Dark cropped hairstyle/black wig
  • Dark lipstick
  • Sick poses

7. Your favourite sitcom couple

(Jake and Amy from popular sitcom Brooklyn99, in case there is anyone on this Earth who doesn’t watch this fabulous show)

(it’s also on Netflix, btw)

Images credit: Reddit user bitcoin_creator(left), 

What you’ll need:

Amy –

  • Formal shirt
  • Blazer and work pants
  • Slick hair tied into a ponytail
  • Lots of witty insults

Jake –

  • Blue jacket
  • Faux police badge
  • Checkered shirt
  • Lots of witty jokes

You could dress up as any of your favourite characters. Just remember to act and talk the part!

8. Babe Magnet

Image credit: heath_not_keith

What you’ll need:

  • Any shirt
  • Several barbie dolls
  • Needle and thread to secure barbies on you
  • A sheepish smile

Buy ready-made costumes online

Still haven’t found a Halloween costume that you like?

We’ve gathered several links to hilarious costumes that are sure to make heads turn with minimal effort and at an affordable price

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9. Assorted Inflated Suits



10. Assorted Horror Masks

11. Sexy nurse costume

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12. Assorted Witches Costume

Image credit: Lovenovelty flagship store

Buy Halloween items in-store

For really last-minute purchases, hop into these stores for a quick-fix.

1.Party shops (Rochor…etc.)

2. Spotlight

3. Daiso

4. Supermarkets

  • Islandwide

5. Popular Stationery


Our verdict

DIY costumes are still our favourite because you can customise it to fit the latest trends. Making these costumes yourself offer a refreshing change from the usual outfits you see online or in stores, and you can be sure your costume is pretty damn unique.

There’s a costume for everyone – Happy Halloween!

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