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Spooky Season but College budget friendly

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Scranton chapter.

Although it is mid-September, thinking about those Halloween costumes and ordering all of the bits and pieces to make the perfect costume is sneaking right up. Halloween being my favorite holiday the term “halloweekend” can mean several costumes and can be costly. I’ve always been someone who browsed all throughout September for the perfect costumes that aren’t basic and have scrolled on TikTok for countless hours looking for costume suggestions.

To help you out and maybe make the searching process slightly less stressful here are some of my favorite costume ideas and budget friendly pieces I’ve saved on websites like Amazon and SHEIN so you can be the girl turning heads walking into that party.

1. Strawberry Shortcake (Strawberry shortcake and her friends to make it a group)

This is a popular one this year but is absolutely adorable! It can be done just strawberry shortcake on its own or you can do her whole group from the show with some friends.

SHEIN: Essnce Button Front Unitard Romper (Pink)($12.32)

SHEIN : strawberry Embroidered wool-Mix beret ($5.00)

SHEIN: Bow & Strawberry Decor Hair Clip ($1.90)

SHEIN: Sheet Rhinestone and decal adhesive (Face gems for a little extra pink bling) ($2.38)

SHEIN: green and white striped one the knee socks with bow detail ($3)

SHEIN: 1pc unisex fashionable strawberry shaped sunglasses with metal legs ($4)

Amazon: Umama Lot of 3 mini tattoos strawberry fruit tattoo ($5.99)

2. Cruella de Vil (and her dalmatian/dalmatians)

This is a costume I have always wanted to do and can also be done solo, duo or as a group. You most certainly will be far from basic and can recreate such an iconic Disney movie.

SHEIN: BAE BAE PU Leather tube bodycon dress ($13.49)

SHEIN: rhinestone fishnet stocking pantyhose with sparkles ($3.00)

Amazon: Skeleteen Fake Cigarette Holder Accessory – Audrey Hepburn, Cruella Deville, Beatnik, 1920’s Flapper Prop (4.99)

SHEIN: Women’s Shawls and Wraps Dalmatian Print Comfortable Long Scarf Winter Warm Scarves ($8.30), wear over the shoulders

SHEIN: minimalist layered beaded necklace ($2.30)

SHEIN: solid long costume gloves red ($1.80)

3. Maleficent & Sleeping Beauty

Another costume that can be done solo, if you’re feeling more evil or princess this Halloween the choice is yours. Paired together is an unforgettable duo.


SHEIN: petite ruched front ruffle hem tube dress ($17.99)

SHEIN: Women’s multi-color all-match stockings underwear with wide lace cute beautiful legs and high thighs ($2.00)

SHEIN: solid long fingerless gloves ($3.40)

SHEIN: feather decor costume wing ($3.70)

SHEIN: horn decor costume headband

Sleeping beauty:

SHEIN: Nina Bonheur Lace up back satin corset ($10.99)

SHEIN: mod solid full trim ruffle hem skirt ($12.32)

SHEIN: bow decor satin gloves ($2.30)

SHEIN: Women Rhinestone Decor Crown Design Glamorous Headband For Party

SHEIN: ruffle trim screw socks ($1.80)

4. Hershey Kiss

This is one I haven’t seen anywhere but can be pulled together as a quick and easy last-minute costume.

SHEIN: SXY solid tube body con dress ($7.99)

DIY: Very thick white ribbon , cut out letters print out letters or letter stickers and write KISSES on it as an accessory for your hair

Etsy: mini decedent kiss earrings , polymerclay by decedent trinket ($10.99)

Hi I am a Second year Health Promotion Major with a Nutrition Concentration. I am on the University Cheer team, love to go shopping ,the beach and hang out with my friends with my free time.