Halloween: Budget Friendly Costumes for Girls

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We know the economy hasn't been improving much but that doesn't mean it should get in the way of your Halloween fun! We brought you some budget friendly costumes last year too! Now let's take a look at the 2011 list of costumes that won't break the bank:

1. Jo Calderone:

At the 2011 Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga out-Lady Gaga-ed all the over the top "costumes" and this one is so easy anyone can do it! Here's what you'll need:

Dingy white t-shirt

Navy blue blazer

Jeans

Sneakers or oxfords

Swagger - bonus...get a friend to dress up like Britney Spears from this year's VMA's.

2. Nicki Minaj:

When rapper Nicki Minaj debuted on the scene no one ever thought she'd end up as Anna Wintour's BFF at New York Fashion Week, but the girl must be doing something right with her crazy get-ups. Wanna dress like Nicki?

Black leggings

Black t-shirt

As many kid's toys as you can find

Duct tape

Tadaaaa! Don't forget to buy any crazy wig you can find, Nicki seems to prefer pink!

3. Bridesmaids: The Movie:

Most of us have a few Bridesmaids dresses we wish our girlfriends hadn't picked for their weddingโ€ฆnow's a chance to put them to use! Relive the hilarity from Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph's hit movie. Bonus points for this costume, skip the fancy hairdos and look a little sloppy.

4. Ke$ha:

You may want to invest in the "I Am T-Pain" app for your mobile device to autotune everything you say for the evening. But to pull off your best Ke$ha look, here's the list of essentials:

Glitter

Glitter

Sequins

Glitter

Feathers

Trash bag - Ke$ha herself has rocked a trash bag on the red carpet, so ladiesโ€ฆget crafty! Think glam meets end of the world.

5. Hipster Ariel:

If you're a fan of internet memes and Disney movies then you've probably seen the Hipster Ariel macros floating around the internet. Here's what you need:

Green maxi skirt (to resemble fins)

White tank top with seashells (adjust this depending on how much skin you're comfortable showing)

Hipster reading glasses

A starfish hair clip or flower: make this out of paper mache!

Red wig or temporary hair color

Bonus: Be as pretentious as possible and give people your best side-eye hipster stare

This post was originally written for ExploreMcAllen.com