Check out these quick and easy costumes for your last-minute Halloween costume. Every year, I end up going to the thrift store at the last minute, just trying to put something together. Here, I'm going to show you a whole bunch of cheap adult Halloween costumes you can thrift for!
6 Cheap Adult Halloween Costumes You Can Find at The Thrift Store
1. Rosie the Riveter
The first one is Rosie the Riveter - a classic. It can also be very cheap because you might have all of these items lying around, as I did. All you need is a denim button-up tucked into some jeans (they can be high-waisted or not, it doesn't really matter).
Red lipstick is important for this look, and so is the red bandana. Tie your hair up in a low bun, roll up those sleeves and get to work for your country!
This outfit is super simple. I have a huge trench coat here, which is very important to the look, and I belted it up to make me look even more secretive. Optionally, you could throw on some fishnets.
I also have an earpiece that I got at the thrift store, and I just ripped the cord out of it and put it in my ear. I enjoyed wearing it so much. Then I got a pair of skinny sunnies off of eBay. Go solve some freakin crimes, you badass.
3. Sandy from Grease
Next, we have the classic Sandy from Grease. I love this look, and I think what makes it so great is the skin-tight all-black outfit. I'm literally wearing my running leggings here. Get hold of a leather jacket, and you need to wear it off your shoulders.
Throw on a pair of red heels. Also, you're going to need some red lipstick for this one, and if you don't want to go for the huge all-out curls, which can take a while, you can flip your hair to one side and have the big side part and the messy hair look, like I did.
4. Velma from Scooby-Doo
It's Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo! I decided to do this costume because I already had this huge bright orange sweater. It is hands down my favorite sweater. How simple is this outfit - all you need is an orange sweater, a red skirt and any kind of shoes.
I think that the red crew socks kind of help the look. Then, I kind of created some bangs with a bobby pin and just tied my hair back in a low bun.
5. Cher from Clueless
I always wanted to dress up as this because I feel that I kind of look like her anyway. And I've always had a bright yellow blazer. I love how this look turned out. I first found the fabric for this skirt at the thrift store for $1, and I made the skirt.
Pair it with some high white socks, black loafers, and a simple white tank top. The skirt fits me great, and I think that the costume is super cute.
It's such an iconic movie, and Cher is such an iconic character, so if you get lucky and find a bunch of yellow stuff at the thrift store, give this a try.
Last but definitely not least is just be a ghost. It's so wildly underrated. I mean, which one of your friends is going to go as a ghost? No one. You're going to stand out and it's guaranteed you're going to win the costume contest.
Cheap adult Halloween costumes
I hope that you got some simple, last-minute Halloween costume ideas. I encourage you to go thrifting this year instead of buying something new, and you can re-wear or re-use a lot of the things you get too.
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