Need a last minute Halloween costume? Look no further than your closet with these six quick Graduation Gown Halloween Costume Ideas.
Halloween costumes can be so expensive but not if you are super thrifty and add a touch of magic.
And, in this case, all you need is a graduation gown. The rest is easy.
What I love about this project is that it doesn’t take much of a budget to make amazingly spooky costumes.
In fact, with a little bit of imagination, you’ll out-spook the spooks!
Six quick and easy Halloween graduation gown costume ideas that you can whip up in minutes for young and old.
Here’s how to make these six quick and easy Halloween graduation gown costumes with just a few key accessories:
1. Young Graduate Costume
Even the youngest of trick-o-treaters will be able to walk across the stage in style with this nifty costume. Just nip and tuck as needed. Add a graduation cap, a rolled up piece of paper (diploma) with a tied tassel and you’re all set.
2. Vintage Professor Costume
How simple is this: dress up as a vintage professor. With a little bit of grey dusting here and there, you too will be dolling out some spooky assignments.
(Author Note: The above image is of Samuel Lee (1783-1852) an engraving from the 1800s. He was an English professor at Cambridge, orientalist first of Arabic and then of Hebrew language. The image was engraved by W.T.Fry after a painting by R.Ewans and published by Fisher, Son & Co, London in 1846.)
3. Witch Costume
Spooky doesn’t even begin to describe how wickedly sweet and easy this costume is. Make a few tears in the gown itself, add a bit of instant fringe, some greenish face make-up, a black hat, black nail polish, a wart or two, and you’re all set.
4. Harry Potter Costume
This famous wizard tween, Harry Potter, is definitely a hit where costumes are concerned. With a white shirt, round glasses, a tie and of course, a wand, you’ll too can save Hogwarts from devastation.
5. Merlin Wizard-Astrologer Costume
And, speaking of wizards and astrologers…here is a Disney-inspired Merlin costume just for you. Add a bit of gold stars, some glitter, a pointy wizard hat and poof! You’ve got out-of-this-world magical powers!
6. Vampire Costume
This sinisterly good costume is Bram Stoker‘s favorite villain, Dracula. White paint, ghoulish eyes and projecting canine teeth aside, your favorite Transylvanian trick-or-treater will love this costume.
As you can see, using something simple as a graduation gown can be made into a number of amazing Halloween costumes and with little or no cost to you. Happy Halloween!
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