With Halloween just a couple weeks away, the panic to find the perfect costume is setting in. Getting the stuff necessary to become the perfect Daenerys Targaryen or Donald Trump can get pretty expensive. So grab your duct tape, sharpies and safety pins, because here are some DIY costume ideas with items that can be found around your apartment,dorm, or nearest thrift store.
1.) Christmas Tree
Stores are already advertising for Christmas anyway, and if you can’t beat them, join them. What girl in I.V. doesn’t own a string of fairy lights or two? Wear green and wrap yourself up. Make a paper star or stick a bow on top for full effect.
2.) Drake from His “Hotline Bling” Video
Who wouldn’t love to be Drake for a night? Besides, it can’t be that hard. All you really need is your grandfather’s most beloved turtleneck, a razor and your drunk aunt’s best dance moves. You’ll go from 0 to 100 real quick.
3.) One Night Stand
Utilize one of those cardboard boxes left over from move-in and draw a couple dresser drawers on it. Attach some straps, climb in and voila, the perfect nightstand.
4.) Beer Pong Table
What self-respecting college student doesn’t own some good old red solo cups? Make yourself a sandwich board out of some cardboard and glue the cups on the front. Watch out for Ping Pong balls flying at you.
5.) Kim Kardashian
Do you have a ridiculously large behind? Do you have to wake up while it’s still dark out to properly contour your face? Do you love taking pictures of yourself at all times of the day? Then you could easily dress up as an infamous Kardashian for Halloween. If you don’t have the aforementioned traits, no worries, all you need is a pillow, fake eyelashes and an iPhone. Bonus points if you make a sex tape.
If you have some toilet paper to spare, get a friend to roll you up. As an added bonus, it’ll probably come in handy at whatever party you end up at. If you don’t have a whole roll to spare, put on a white t-shirt, strategically wrap pieces of it around you and say you’ve already been unwrapped.
7.) Stu from “The Hangover”
This costume is quite simple. The only necessary items include a sharpie, reading glasses, a plaid shirt and a good friend that is willing to help you rip one of your teeth out.
8.) Up-and-coming rapper “Lil’ Dicky”
If you’re trying to “save dat money” this Halloween, have no fear, because this costume doesn’t require much. The only necessary items include a Dodger’s jersey, your oldest, grossest cutoff sweatpants and a fro … possibly a Venmo hat if you have one available.