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Easy and Cheap Halloween Costumes

Lindsey Barron, Editor

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Waiting until last minute to find Halloween costumes is what most of us do even when trying hard not to. Finding a last minute costume that doesn’t break the budget can be tough. Here are three ideas of of fun and easy costumes you could be.

Bag of Jelly Beans

Items Needed

  • Clear Trash Bag
  • Various colors of balloons
  • Colored ribbon
  • Jelly Belly logo printed on a piece of paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape, glue, or hot glue gun


  • Blow up the balloons to where they look more like jelly beans and not like actual balloons
  • Measure and cut out arm and leg holes out of the plastic bags
  • Get in the bag and fill it up with the balloons ( not too many so that they can move around )
  • Make or print out the Jelly Belly Logo and place it on the front of the bag


Items Needed:

  • Witch hat
  • Black dress/outfit
  • Long socks
  • Black Shoes
  • Makeup/ face paint
  • Broom Stick


  • Put on the black outfit and socks
  • Roughen up your hair some to make it look like a witches hair
  • With the makeup you can draw on a wart on your nose or use the face paint to paint your face green
  • Put on the witch hat


Items needed:

  • Paper towels
  • Brown and black cream makeup
  • Makeup brushes
  • No-color powder
  • Cheesecloth
  • Spirit gum
  • Paintbrush
  • Earth-toned powder


  • Dab makeup on bandages as well, accenting wrinkles and shading hollows of eyes and cheeks; blend.
  • Set with powder.
  • Wrap head and neck with cheesecloth strips.
  • Glue loose ends to face with spirit gum.
  • Using a paintbrush, pat bandages with brown cream makeup for an aged look.
  • Apply brown and nude powder to lend a dusty appearance.

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Easy and Cheap Halloween Costumes