Spooktacular: Halloween Costumes for under £15


With Halloween just around the corner the excitement can lead you to dropping half your student loan on a costume for you to wear just once – and end up spilling all your VK down it anyway.

But think for a minute, save your bank account and instead go cheap and cheerful (and spend the money you’re saving on the previously mentioned VKs). These budget costumes are all under £15, or can be made with things that you have lying around!

Cher from ‘Clueless’

This one is a favourite for a reason; it’s easy, it’s fun, and you can wear it again after a Halloween as a fashion statement; whether you’re brave enough to wear it together or separately.

” ugh as if! “

For an updated version of the timeless pattern check out this co-ord from Shein. Paired with a white cardigan and white knee high socks you’ll look ‘totally bitching’.


For one half of the simplest ensembles go all white with a frilled skort and a bandeau before adding a halo or wings. If you can’t fork out for some wings (which lets face it, is probably the case) make some out of some old cardboard, and make a wand out of a stick you find in the garden. Maybe roll it in some glitter.


The second half of this duo costume (if you wanna match with your best friend) can be achieved using the same outfit in a varying shades of red and swapping the halo out for some devil horns. Go totally gorgeous or seriously grusome (complete with blood and jarring make up. It’s your choice, but we would rather go hard or go home. This is such a great costume to wear with someone else.


To be the cutest fairy at the party choose a bodycon dress of lime or green, and use those same wings suitable for the angel costume. Find someone to be your Peter Pan, or even get your whole group to go as Lost Boys for an amazing group costume.

To go that extra step – get crafty – buy some large white poms poms and superglue them to some old shoes.

Tennis Player

For serious sporty vibes pair a white tennis skirt with a fitted white tee. A visor completes the look and don’t forget your most important accessory, a tennis racket. Again, if you don’t have a tennis racket then make one out of some old cardboard. You could even get some old tennis balls, cut them in half and stick them to your face complete with some blood. It’s something that is simple, a bit different and makes for a great illusion.

Army Cadet

Like the clueless costume this outfit is perfect if don’t want to invest in something you can only wear once. Camo print is everywhere on the high street and some of the best finds can be cheapest. a camouflage skirt and a simple bandeau can be paired together.

Whilst khaki can be the most obvious choose other colours such as pink or orange to stand out.


We hope that gives you some last minute ideas before your big parties this weekend. Let us see your outfits by adding #NerveSpooktacular to your pictures. Best outfits will be featured on Nerve! We can’t wait to see what you guys came up with!