Halloween junk costume ideas

What if I told you that Halloween costumes can help you clean up your house, save the environment, cost you nothing (or next to nothing), and look amazing while doing it? Before you ask where you can hire one of these elusive costumes to wash your car, let us show you some of our favorite Halloween costume designs that you can make just by upcycling junk around the house!

Bat costume bat

Cut up an old umbrella to make this great bat costume! (Source)


costume jellyfish

Old umbrellas can really come in handy on Halloween. Add strips of fabric (try shredding old sheets or clothes) and bubble wrap to make this easy jellyfish costume. (Source)


costume toadstool

A big old hat or sombrero can go a long way! Try stuffing the toadstool with plastic bags to puff it out. (Source)


costume robot kids

Transform leaky plastic tubs and plastic detergent containers into a robot. (Source)(And here’s a version for grown-ups)


costume wig

Make a periwig out of toilet paper rolls. Who ever said these were out of style? (Source)

Sam Landa is PR Manager for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environment & Sustainability, and in her spare time, she enjoys playing live music and writing. Connect with Sam on  or LinkedIn.

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