halloween costumes

Published on October 30, 2023

happy halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner! It’s time to plan what you’re going to wear for the spookiest night of the year! Creating costumes is not only a budget-friendly option if you want to go DIY, but it’s also an excellent way to express your creativity. Come in and shop at Uptown Cheapskate and find all you need for last-minute accessories and DIY pieces for your costume! Here are some ideas if you’re looking for inspiration:


Create a fun tourist costume by finding Hawaiian shirts and cargo pants or sundresses, fanny packs, wide-brimmed hats, socks with sandals, and oversized sunglasses. Carry a map and a camera, with a dab of white face paint on the nose to resemble sunscreen to complete the look!


This costume is a DIY dream! Try overalls with a peasant blouse or flannel shirt. Pair with a straw hat and boots. Try finding sunflower accessories and drawing red dots on your cheeks and nose to complete the look!

’80s workout

Get your body moving! Find brightly colored (especially neon) spandex leggings, a leotard or bodysuit to wear over them, and some leg warmers. Pair it with sneakers or high-tops. Style your hair in a side ponytail with a scrunchie or crimp it, wear a sweatband, and apply two-tone eyeshadow for that extra ’80s touch!

Fairy or Woodland Creature

Seek out flowy dresses or skirts in earthy tones, such as greens and browns, or in pastels. Add some shimmer with glitter or sequins. Look for ethereal accessories like flower crowns, wings, and whimsical jewelry. Try glittery makeup for an extra added touch!

fashionista doll

Are you inspired by dolls and glamorous movies? Unleash your inner fashionista and love of all things pink! Try finding pink dresses, frilly blouses and skirts, sky-high heels, and tons of accessories to match. Don’t forget the makeup and hair!

goth girl

Embrace the darkness and horror. Black dresses, black chunky loafers or Mary Janes, chokers, spiky jewelry, and dark makeup are the essentials. Don’t forget the black bag, black umbrella, the attitude, and some pigtails!


Find a solid-colored bodysuit, such as blue, green, or black. Look for shirts, basketball shorts, and skirts that match your chosen superhero’s design, or make up your own! Find a long piece of fabric or a blanket for a cape. Accessorize with belts, gloves, and masks.

Remember, the key to successful thrift shop costume hunting is to keep an open mind and be creative with your finds. Mix and match items, alter them as needed, and let your imagination run wild! Uptown will also buy your old clothes so you can earn cash for that awesome costume! Hurry and stop by your local store today!

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