Not sure what to be this Halloween? Unless you’ve been carrying a tutu and mask in your backpack this whole time, you’ll probably need to get creative. Here’s some backpacker Halloween costume ideas that use materials that you probably already have, or can easily find last minute at the store. Grab some friends and get creative!
Dancing Girl Emoji
Travelling with a friend? This costume couldn’t be easier.
Materials: Black shirt, black shorts, headband & paper to make the ears
Materials: googly eyes, brown felt or paper, stick, glue or tape
What backpacker can’t find a sheet?
Materials: Sheet, belt, twigs
50 Shades of Grey
No red rooms required.
Materials: Black shirt, paint swatches
Traditional, but easy and cute.
Materials: Black clothing, eyeliner whiskers, headband & paper ears
No singing required.
Materials: black shirts, spices printed on paper, aprons (optional)
You’re already a tourist, right?
Materials: Any souvenir shirts, khaki pants, fanny pack, camera, maps, hats
Blessing in Disguise
You’ll get a few chuckles with this one.
Materials: Black shirt, iron-on letters (or printed out), nose-and-mustache glasses
Materials: Button down shirt or white shirt tucked in, khakis, glasses, bow tie, suspenders
She Sells Seashells
Say that three times, fast.
Materials: black shirt, coat, seashells, shades
Cute, colorful, and easy.
Materials: yellow dress, green paper or felt
You’ll be the only happy one if it rains.
Materials: umbrella, string or ribbon or paper, tape or glue
Pop Art Character
This one is versatile and goes with any clothes. Steady hand required.
Materials: Party hat, animal print clothes, paper for ears
A simple and easy classic.
Materials: White shirt, black shirt, paper for heart, makeup
If any of these backpacker Halloween costume ideas require clothes that you don’t have, check out the local Vinnies!