2015 Halloween Costume Ideas on the Cheap

Put away those cat ears

It’s that time of year again: ghouls, ghosts, zombies. What are you going to be for Halloween? It’ll define you as a person and be infinitely preserved on the internets.

You’ve done a few searches, perusing the potential viral trends: the Left Shark from Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show, “The Dress” and the pizza rat. And then there’s the old reliables: Batman, Nurse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or a mouse, duh.

We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “Hey indie88…” (which is a strange thing to be thinking to yourself). It’s 2015. I need to be an original and economically resourceful with my costume selections.”

Don’t you worry. We got you covered with a few last-minute ideas.

HOV Lane

Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Hov’! Ah, the Toronto Pan Am Games. It feels like just yesterday when we were united by our mutual passion against those HOV traffic lanes. All that you need to do is Jay Z-ify yourself with an outfit of all black everything, gold chain and some sick J’s. Combine that with a duct-taped HOV lane logo on your chest and you’re good to go! You crazy for this one.

FI-UBER-POOL Toronto, Canada - July 13  - Traffic on the DVP on July 13, 2015.  Cole Burston/Toronto Star

(Photo courtesy of The Star)



It’s the 2015 phenomenon that recently lost the battle to the man braid. Isn’t that the tradition of all things DiCaprio, the notorious bun aficionado? Always the bridesmaid. Instead of being that source of resentment, celebrate the trend by donning a giant bread roll costume and a funky moustache. Mazel Tov!



Back 2 Back: Drake And Norm

It is the 6 God’s world and we’re just living in it. Norm is about that life. This will be the couple costume that’ll both start and shut down the party. Just please don’t be a Julianne Hough.




If this is October 31st and you’re skimming quickly through this list to find the answer to your lackadaisical shenanigans. Stop right here! Grab a white dress shirt, blue tie and write “book” on your face. Get it? For reference: The Office’s Jim Halpert:



Is Facebook too 2014? Let’s keep the minimalist approach rolling while honouring the millennial mating call. Throw on your parka, scarf and write Netflix on your forehead. Or just stay in and watch netflix and chill. Side-bar: Toronto is having its very own Netflix and Chill festival on May 28, 2016 with 23K attending.




Just be yourself and carry excessive varieties of mints and bottled water. Meta.




Step one: Spend ridiculous amounts of your hard-earned cash on novelty Blue Jays memorabilia (ex. I Heart BJ’s t-shirt, foam finger). Step two: Dust off that winter sleigh from your childhood and cut some armholes. Step three: Review these five meaningless phrases.



Snapchat’s Rainbow Filter

It’s the beloved filter that’s sweeping the glorious nation: the vomiting rainbow option! It enhances the users’ eyes to googly sparkle with a steady stream of Roy G. Biv pouring from their mouths. It’s all about the accessories: sunglasses with giant eyes and a rainbow scarf dangling from around your mouth. Or if you’re feeling ambitious, purchase some makeup. Man, if only there were a YouTube tutorial… Wait! There is!



If you’re hoping to break the Internet with your Halloween costume this year, you too can be Kanye West’s presidential announcement. At this year’s VMAs, Yeezus announced that he’ll be running for President in 2020 and his wife Kim Kardashian confirmed this endeavour. If you need some help, allow President Obama’s words of advice to make you better, faster and even stronger. Option one: a tan t-shirt, khaki pants, gold sneakers and a microphone. Option two: American flag pin, suit, shutter shades and a Kanye West 2020 button. Kanye would be so proud.


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