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Halloween Costumes You Already Have In Your Closet

In this blog post, Olivia + Laura are sharing the best Halloween costume ideas that you can find in your closet!


Store-bought Halloween costumes often come with a hefty price tag and limited usability. After one night of festivities, they tend to end up in landfills or forgotten in the back of your wardrobe. This unsustainable cycle not only harms the environment but also strains your wallet. Instead of splurging on a pre-packaged costume, take a peek inside your closet. You might be surprised by the hidden gems lurking in there. With a little creativity and imagination, you can turn everyday clothing items into fantastic Halloween costumes.


This year, let’s break the cycle of disposable fashion and embrace a more sustainable, stylish, and budget-friendly approach to Halloween costumes.


Costumes Using A Black Dress

When it comes to creating Halloween costumes from your closet, one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces you can use is a black dress. A black dress serves as an excellent foundation for a variety of costume ideas. Whether you want to transform into a classic witch with a pointy hat and broomstick, Mrs. Smith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith, or even a black cat with some whiskers and a tail, your trusty black dress can be the cornerstone of your costume.

Tip: To take your DIY costume to the next level without breaking the bank, consider a visit to the dollar store. Dollar stores often stock a treasure trove of easy, cheap accessories that can elevate your costume. From fake cobwebs and spooky decorations to wigs, masks, and makeup, these budget-friendly finds can add that extra touch of authenticity to your Halloween look.


If a black dress isn’t your style or you’re looking for other costume options from your closet, think about what unique clothing pieces you already own. A denim jacket and some distressed jeans can quickly turn you into a trendy 80s rockstar. A flannel shirt and jeans can transform you into a lumberjack. Raid your closet for vintage items, quirky accessories, or even old uniforms that can be repurposed into creative and personalized Halloween costumes. The possibilities are endless when you take a fresh look at your wardrobe with a creative eye.


Here are just a few more ideas to get inspired:


Halloween is just around the corner, I hope you were inspired by some of these costumes!


Trick or treat,

Laura from Olivia + Laura




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