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Five Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas

By Fitfulfocus @fitfulfocus

Happy Halloween and happy Friday! I love when holidays fall on the weekends. You don’t have to deal with that do we celebrate the weekend before or the weekend after dilemma.

Before we get into this fun Friday Five Post, I want to extend good wishes and happy running vibes to everyone that will be running the NYC Marathon this weekend! I’ll be cheering for you between miles 8 and 9 in Brooklyn! 

Ok back to today – Halloween!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s just so much fun! I love dressing up and seeing all the creative costumes out there, so I thought I’d take this Friday Five to share some of my favorite inexpensive costume ideas from years past. Take a look and get inspired for next year (or this year if you’re a last minute gal/guy) and don’t forget to check out all the other Friday Five posts linked up with Mar, Courtney, & Cynthia. 

Five Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas

1. Clue Characters! Grab a group of friends and be the characters from Clue! Most of us hunted around the Salvation Army for costume components. I was Ms. Peacock and somehow made my dress with a combo of fabric, hot glue, velcro, and lots of double-sided sticky tape, and got my weapon (the rope) from Home Depot. Not gonna lie, I think I creeped the Home Depot employee out when I asked, “Excuse me sir, can you tell me where I can get about 3 feet of rope?” 

Clue Characters via Fitful Focus

2. Smurfs – All this costume required was a white t-shirt, blue leggings, a hat (which my boyfriend made) and a boat load of blue body paint. Note to self: never do body paint again, especially when the forecast for Halloween is snow… blue body paint. everywhere. except for my body…

Smurfs via Fitful Focus

3. Mario Kart. This is a fun costume to do solo or with a group. I made a little cart out of a cardboard box and pie-tins and zoomed my way around the city. I may or may not have left a few banana peels in my wake… 

Mario Kart via Fitful Focus

4. The Leg Lamp from a Christmas Story. - This costume was made approximately 5 minutes before the party I hosted. I bought a lamp from Home Depot (that place is seriously a Halloween super store) and some fabric (I couldn’t find fringe at the last minute whomp whomp) to glue to the bottom and make straps. Then all you need is some balancing skills for photos. My boyfriend was the box the lamp came in. 

Leg Lamp via Fitful Focus

5. I was planning on spending a lot of time this year creating this costume. But alas, time go that best of me. Instead, I’m throwing together a Tinker Bell costume (lookout for pictures on my social channels). I might have to repurpose it for my next Disney race!

Looking for last minute costume ideas? Check out these 5 inexpensive halloween costumes. #halloween
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Now for some other fun and exciting news! Next Friday, I’m starting a new link up called Fit & Fashionable Friday! Each friday, I’ll be sharing my latest faves in both fitness and fashion – new fitness accessories, shoes, workouts, etc, as well as what I’ve been wearing outside of the gym. I’d love for you to join in on the fun! Here are the details:

  1. Link up with a fit & fashionable post. Your post can be old or new, as long as it somehow relates to fitness, fashion, or both! (You can even link up your Friday Five posts!)
  2. Snag the button below and link back to the Fit & Fashionable Friday post on 
  3. Visit at least 2 other blogs in the link up and leave a comment.
  4. Share your posts on social media with #fitnfashionable & tag @fitfulfocus. I’ll feature my favorite fit & fashionable images from you all on my social accounts!  

If you don’t have a blog, you can still join in on social media! Share your #fitnfashionable images starting Friday, November 7th and tag @fitfulfocus.

 In the meantime have a marvelous Halloween, and don’t forget to enter the NuNaturals GIVEAWAY! 

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Let’s Chat:
What are you being for Halloween?
What is the most creative costume you’ve ever done or seen? 

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