It's that time of year again. You're still lamenting the end of summer when suddenly you wake up to realize that Halloween is just days away (or in this case, the weekend before a dismally placed Wednesday Halloween is just days away) and you are without costume—and without time or cash! Lucky for you, we've got you covered in the costume department with some cheap, easy and impactful Halloween getups of music stars past and present. A self-proclaimed DIY expert, I thought I'd pass along some of my crafty, kind of crappy, but penny-pinching tutorials to get you suited up for the debauchery of the Halloween weekend.
There's something here for everyone!
My goal for these costumes were to be cheap as possible, completed under an hour, and avoids Halloween costume stores at all costs to save you the last-minute shopping riots. Most of the materials are things you probably already have around the house, or could easily "borrow" from friends, family members, work offices, dumpsters and what have you cost-free. And to crank that meager investment to 11, I've got some bonus ideas to make your costumes really pop along with getups that are two, even three costumes at one. Who doesn't love a good mid-party outfit change? People who need to sit down to a good season of RuPaul's Drag Race, that's who.
Click through to see all 8 DIY music star Halloween costume tutorials.
First up: Topless Rihanna!