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Halloween Costume Ideas

A woodland sunset with the spooky evil glowing eyes of Jack O' Lanterns on the left of a wooden bench on halloween night.

Halloween falls on a Monday this year, so undoubtedly you have parties to attend on Friday and Saturday night and if you are lucky, you will be able to dress up on Monday, too.

If you don’t have any fresh ideas, I threw some together for you. If you order now, your costume should arrive by Friday October 28.

Spelunker Accident

What you are going for here is like a grosser, bloodier Aron Ralston the rock climber who cut off part of his own arm with a cheapy knife. Have you seen 127 Hours? It was nominated for a lot of awards and is pretty excruciating to watch.

Anyway, wear a headlamp, drape rope around your chest or be daring and get the grappling hook instead and bandage up your arm.

Wear torn-up cargo shorts or pants, and a shirt and hiking boots. To complete your look, go to the party store, your costume shop or Halloween Super Store and get fake blood, scar skin, and other wound make up and make yourself look as bloody and banged up as possible.

Wear torn-up cargo shorts or pants, and a shirt and hiking boots. To complete your look, go to the party store, your costume shop or Halloween Super Store and get fake blood, scar skin, and other wound make up and make yourself look as bloody and banged up as possible.

I took the time to add up the total cost of this costume without the rope and grappling hook, and it’s just $30.37 before sales tax and shipping. It’s hard to find a great costume for less than that.

Post Apocalyptic or Zombie Apocalypse Survivor

Well, duh. Did you think this wasn’t going to be included? It’s one of our favorites here at Cheaper Than Dirt. Think Mad Max, but with a modern twist. The point here is to look a little tactical, a little steampunk, a little rugged, a lot ready to kick some ass! It’s all about found objects for this look. Start with a MOLLE loading bearing vest so you can attach a bunch of crap to it. Wear a shotgun bandoleer, because we all know you can’t kill zombies without a pump-action shotgun. Fingerless gloves are for shooting and that cool authentic look. I think elbow pads make this costume more Mad Max Thunderdomey. The giant goggles are a must have for this look. I don’t see how this look is complete without it. You can wear them on your face or on top of your head all Tremor Brothers-like from Smokin’ Aces. Add your own gear, machete, holsters, axe, and other random things you have laying around. This one is a tad more expensive, but it is all gear you already want and will wear again.

Deliverance or Backwoods Mountain Man Scary Guy

I’m going to tell you a secret; this whole persona scares the crap out of me. Deliverance is about the scariest movie ever. In fact, I’ve never seen it all the way through. And I don’t want to. When I hear, “He got a real pretty mouth ain’t he?” it kinda makes me throw up in my mouth a little. Anyway, when I thought about what this dude would look like, I came up with this:

Wear some old, stained jeans. If you don’t have any, I know you can find some at Goodwill, a flannel shirt, again at Goodwill, and the Flecktarn Camo Commando Vest with a full face camo mask– this thing is really creepy! and a plastic game-dressing apronsplattered with fake blood. This whole get-up is only $15.86. I’m sure you can find some other accessories to add. Attitude and accent will help a lot, too. If you could drive around on your ATV while wearing this costume, whoopin’ and hollerin’ it would just take the cake.

If you don’t like any of these ideas, maybe a few suggestions will help you come up with your own idea:

What are you going to be for Halloween?

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