We're loving these budget-friendly Halloween costumes: 12 top picks under $50

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These budget-friendly Halloween costumes won't break the bank.

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If you're planning to have a small gathering this year to celebrate the spooky season, we have you covered when it comes to Halloween costumes.

Simply queue up a horror movie, break out the candy corn, and throw on your scariest or funniest costume for a night that’s just as fun as a big get-together.

Whether you love all things horror, or prefer to just dress up for the holiday, you can opt for smart, funny or scary costumes this year. There are many costumes that are affordable if you know where to shop, so you won’t even have to break the bank to go all-out.

Check out some of our top recommendations that will help you enjoy the holiday without blowing your budget.

Adult Cat in the Hat Costume Kit - Dr. Seuss

Woman wears Adult Cat in the Hat Costume Kit with bow tie, top hat and red skirt
Adult Cat in the Hat Costume Kit - Dr. Seuss. Image via Spirit Halloween.

Embrace a more playful side of Halloween with this Cat in the Hat costume that features the iconic character's familiar red bow, along with a headband with a mini top hat and matching striped socks.

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, $37 ($30 USD)

Hotdog and French Fries Couple Costume

Man and woman dressed as 3D Hotdog and French Fries Couple Costume.
Hotdog and French Fries Couple Costume. Image via Amazon

This 2-piece set includes one hotdog costume and one French fries costume and works great for a couples costumes. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $48

Wednesday Addams Costume

Woman dressed as Wednesday Addams in black collared dress and braids.
Wednesday Addams Costume. Image via Amazon

This costume kit for the iconic character of Wednesday Adams includes a dress and belt. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $46

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Women's '80s Track Suit Costume

Woman dressed in black, pink and green 80's Track Suit costume with side ponytail and sunglasses
Women's 80's Track Suit. Image via Amazon

This wind suits will take you right back to the eighties and early nineties. Mint green and hot pink accents with the black body will give you the retro look you're looking for this Halloween. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, from $42

Freddy Krueger Halloween Costume Dress

Woman dressed as Freddy Kreuger with black hat and claw hand
Freddy Kreuger. Image via HalloweenCostumes.ca

This pullover sweater dress in olive green and maroon horizontal stripes is a Freddy Kreuger vibe. Simply accessorize with those knives hand and a hat.

SHOP IT: HalloweenCostumes.ca, from $45

Adult Pirate Costume Kit

Adult Pirate Costume Kit. Image via Spirit Halloween.
Adult Pirate Costume Kit. Image via Spirit Halloween.

A Halloween classic, you can't go wrong with this swashbuckling costume that comes with a leather-look vest, a red bandana, an eyepatch, and a hoop earring.

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, $31 ($25 USD)

Vampire Costume

Woman dressed in long black Vampire Costume dress with matching hood
Vampire Costume. Image via Amazon

This costume will have you ready to look like a midnight vampire. You can also change it up to look like a zombie bride.

SHOP IT: Amazon, from $36

Devil Costume

Woman dressed in red Devil dress Costume with horns and trident
Devil Costume. Image via Party City

This devil costume is a figure-hugging red dress knee length with a flame-like tattered bottom hem and includes a plastic headband.

SHOP IT: Party City, $20

Star Wars Princess Leia

Woman dressed as Star Wars Princess Leia in white dress with long sleeves and space buns hair
Star Wars Princess Leia. Image via Party City

This kit includes a white long-sleeve dress and a silver and white belt to escape into a galaxy far, far away.

SHOP IT: Party City, $35

Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees

Man dressed in Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees mask and jacket
Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees. Image via Party City

Get the spook on this Halloween in this "Friday the 13th" Jason Voorhees Costume, which includes a jacket with attached shirt and a mask.

SHOP IT: Party City, $45

Mean Girl's Regina George

Woman dressed as Mean Girl's Regina George with white tank top, black skirt and heels
Mean Girl's Regina George. Image via HalloweenCostumes.ca

This iconic look is instantly recognizable. The kit includes a white tank top with boob cutouts and a black pleated skirt. 

SHOP IT: HalloweenCostumes.ca, from $38

Creepy Clown

Woman dressed in Creepy Clown costume
Creepy Clown. Image via HalloweenCostumes.ca

Nothing creepier than a clown costume to step up your creep factor this Halloween. 

SHOP IT: HalloweenCostumes.ca, from $45

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