Costume Inspiration For Halloween

Halloween costume ideas, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved dressing up for Halloween. My mom – pretty much the most creative person you’ll ever meet – would make homemade costumes for my brothers and me.

Uncle Sam costume for kids

Rainbow Brite and Sprite costumes for Halloween

Years later, I was that girl who still trick-or-treated in high school. And now as a working adult, I still love dressing up for Halloween. Today, I’m sharing some of my more recent costumes with you. I hope you enjoy!

2009: American Gothic

(Posing with my brother, who recently published a Sci-Fi book!)

American Gothic Halloween costume idea. An art-inspired #halloween #costume

2010: Lichtenstein/Pop Art Girl

Lichtenstein/Pop Art girl costume for Halloween. An art-inspired #halloween #costume

2011: Hitchcock’s The Birds (Tippi Hedren)

Costume from Hitchcock's The Birds (Tippi Hedren). An art-inspired #halloween #costume

2011 (Second Costume): Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour costume for Halloween. A fashion-inspired #halloween #costume

2012: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo costume. An art-inspired #halloween #costume

2013: Paper Doll

Paper doll costume idea for #Halloween #costume

2014: Picasso Painting

Picasso costume, an art-inspired Halloween costume, from

But Wait, There’s More!

Celebrate Halloween by making your own homemade candy at home.

50 Homemade Halloween Candy Recipes - a recipe roundup from Cheap Recipe Blog

And finally, be sure to follow Cheap Recipe Blog on Facebook and Pinterest. Let’s stay in touch and bond over our mutual love of cheap and delicious recipes!

Candied Jell-O popcorn recipe. You can use any flavor of Jell-O! Repin to save.

Jell-O Popcorn

You have probably seen popcorn like this at a candy store. And if you’re like me, you wondered “how do they make that?” Well now I know, and I’m sharing it with you!...

The $10 Food Day #4. Four cheap recipes to feed four people. Repin to save!

The $10 Food Day #4

Woohoo! The $10 Food Day #4 is now complete. If you’re unfamiliar, the $10 Food Day is a one-day menu plan featuring four recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack), all for less...

Banana sushi rolls, part of the $10 Food Day series, from

The $10 Food Day #4: Banana Sushi Rolls

How cute are these? Don’t let the name – banana sushi rolls – scare you. There’s no raw fish or rice in these bite-sized treats. Just ingredients that taste amazing together: Bananas, chocolate,...

Bacon-veggie egg boats, part of the $10 Food Day from Cheap Recipe Blog

The $10 Food Day #4: Bacon-Veggie Egg Boats

Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea, in my opinion. It goes without saying that this recipe works for breakfast, dinner or lunch for that matter. Today, it shines as the dinner...

Creamy potato soup, a $10 Food Day Recipe.

The $10 Food Day #4: Creamy Potato Soup

Never underestimate the deliciousness of a simple cream soup. There’s nothing fancy about about this potato soup, but complexity does not always equal deliciousness. Lunch: The $10 Food Day #4 This soup is...

Slow cooker apple oatmeal, feed 4 people for less than $10 a day!

The $10 Food Day #4: Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal

It’s been awhile since the last $10 Food Day series. A year and a half, to be exact. In all honesty, it’s a challenge coming up with 4 crazy cheap recipes that cost...