Halloween Costumes You Already Own

Halloween is right around the corner and you're probably thinking about your outfit for the big party. But gone are the days of needlessly spending money on an outfit that you will probably never wear again. We have the spookiest fact about halloween- the outfits made for produce 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste which is the equivalent of 83 million plastic bottles. That's because most shoppers turn to fast fashion brands to find an outfit but these costumes are polluting oil-based material that ultimately end up in landfill.
We’ve put together a list of outfits that we know you already own and that won’t damage our planet. We guarantee getting creative will be the best part of dressing up! 
So if you're ready for the challenge read on… 

Mummy costume 

We all have those old bedsheets lying around- here's how you can finally make use of them. A mummy costume doesn't have to be boring and it also doesn't have to be restrictive. We are going to share with you the easiest way to pull off this costume. 
All you need:

  •  Outfit underneath (we recommend white) a bandeau and a pair of shorts or skirt 
  •  White sheets 
  •  Coffee (optional) 

Steps to make your costume: 

  1.  Cut out strips of the white fabric 
  2.  Soak strips in coffee and leave to dry 
  3. Wrap fabric around your under layer and tie to secure 
  4.  Layer over and repeat tying until under-layer cant be seen 
  5.  Go in with some fake blood for effect 





If you haven’t already got an old angel or devil outfit lying around from previous years then fear not! Pick either outfit based on which colour clothing you have in your wardrobe. 
The accessories are what's going to elevate your costume, but we are going to share how you can get creative and make these at home.

For the horns

Horns with only makeup 

Angel DIY costume 



Skeleton makeup

This costume idea is all about the makeup! If you are up to this challenge and have makeup skills then we think you’d pull this off! For the outfit we think simple is best, anything black or white will do. 





Wednesday Addams 

We think this is the ultimate minimal effort halloween costume that we guarantee will impress! All you need for this costume is:
• White shirt 
• Black shoes/boots 
• Long socks or tights 
• Black dress or black top and skirt 
All you need to complete this look are the plaits and some grungy makeup!

wednesday adams


We are certain there will be at least one costume idea that you already own, but if there's something you want to purchase that will elevate your look, visit your local charity shops and be inspired to DIY!
We would love to see what you come up with so tag us in your photos and comment below what you’re going as! Happy Halloween!

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