Easy & Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas
Angel - wear all white, plus wings and a halo, which can be purchased at a costume store, or make your using wire (such as from a coat hanger) and cover it with material (for the wings) and glitter (for the halo.
Doctor - wear a labcoat and carry a toy/home stethoscope
Jailbird - wear black/white stripes
Cat - wear all black, and purchase ears/tail from costume shop, or make your own
Leopard/Tiger - same as cat, except wear the color of print for the animal you desire
Devil - dress in red, wear a cape/horns/tail. and carry a pitchfork
Cow - a friend of mine had a very cute homemade cow costumes. the pants were made from cowprint fabric, and then she wore a white sweatshirt and hotglued black spots made from felt onto it. (this could be done to make the pants if you can'ts sew)
Vampire - dress in black, and wear a cape & vampire teeth
Ghost - wear a white sheet. And for fun, if you have an old sheet that you never use anymore, you can cut a bunch of holes in it, and be Charlie Brown dressed as a ghost.
Cop - black pants & button up shirt, plus carry a badge & gun
Mail carrier - Wear Navy shorts & blue shirt (or wear brown and go as a UPS man)
Farmer - wear overalls or jeans with a plaid shirt, and perhaps a hat
Baby/kid - wear pajamas and put your hair in pigtails, carry a stuffed animal
Caesar -use a sheet or white material to make a toga, and wear a wreath on your head and sandals on your feet.
Athlete or Fan - wear a jersey of your favorite time. To dress as a fan, paint your face and carry a sign.
French Maid - Black dress/apron
Waitress - same as french maid, only with different colors
Tv Character - maybe someone from the Brady Bunch or Saved by the Bell, or perhaps The Fonz - just wear clothes from that time period
Store Shelf - save food boxes or other items and attach them to a piece of poster board, and attach the poster board to yourself (use pins or tie around you with string)
Bouquet of Flowers - buy several bunches of fake flowers & attach them to an old sweatshirt
Stop sign - make a big stop sign out of red poster board and attach it to your clothes
Playing Card -same concept as stop sign, only make a playing card design
Leftover - wrap yourself in tin foil
Block of Cream Cheese - wrap a box in tin foil, then cut holes in the box for your head/arms.