As Halloween rolls around, the inevitable panic about what costume to choose follows right along. For high school students, easy DIY costumes that won’t break the bank are a much needed addition to the usual costumes from the Halloween store. Whether you’re looking to be dazzling or daring, these Halloween costumes are a perfect fit for every girl.
Gone are the days of a sheet with two eye-holes cut in it as the go-to ghost costume. Instead, wear a white dress, preferably vintage (check your local thrift store). Paint your face white but add drama with a strong black lash. For the finishing touch, tease your hair into a loose old-fashioned up do and lightly mist with white hairspray.
For a mesmerizing costume, create the perfect gypsy look with lots of colorful layers. Try a maxi skirt with an asymmetrical skirt layered on top and plenty of loud gold jewelry. Top it off with natural waves created by braiding hair when wet.
Channel your inner superhero this Halloween with a simple superhero tee and matching brightly colored pant or skirt and tights. Style your hair in a sleek ponytail or sassy pigtails. For an extra wow-factor, add a cape made out of anything from scrap fabric to even a plastic tablecloth.
Re-use an old homecoming dress in a princess costume. Simply add a tiara and some glittery jewelry and you’re set. Be sure to do your hair and makeup to emulate the princess’ look. For a twist, add a sash and go as Miss America.