With Halloween right around the corner, you may be heading out to stores in search of the perfect costume. If you do not want to spend a lot of money this year, or prefer to get a little more creative with your costume, here are some cheap, easy D.I.Y. costume ideas:

Vampire

The vampires of today don’t necessarily come in black capes anymore. For this costume, all you need is makeup in a shade lighter than your complexion to apply all over your face. You can use red lipstick to draw blood dripping from the corner of your mouth. With so many vampire characters in TV shows and movies, you can be inspired by one of their looks.

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Mary Poppins

For this costume, you need a white button-up shirt, a black skirt, a red bow tie and an umbrella. Add a hat and bag, and you’re ready for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious night.

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Tourist

Add a fanny pack to any outfit and you’re good to go! Go the extra mile and wear a hat, camera and sunscreen.

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Grumpy Cat

Who wouldn’t want to be Grumpy Cat for Halloween? Grab some white makeup and brown eyeshadow. In no more than five minutes, you’ll be ready to rock the night.

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5. Walter White

Feel daring? Don a button up shirt, tighty-whities and glasses and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable costume.

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Regina George

A white top with two holes cut into the front are all that you need for this “Mean Girls” classic look.

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7. Supermarket Sweep Contestants

Numbered sweaters and some house hold products are all that’s needed for this easy ensemble that is sure to take anyone back to the 90s

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It’s fun to dress up for Halloween, and you don’t have to blow your budget to have a clever costume and enjoy your night.

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