Cheap Pun Costumes: a list of creative and inexpensive Halloween outfits likely to draw a laugh

Written by: 
Josh Mason



There are several ways to pull off the Blu Ray costume. The first and easiest is to wear all blue and a nametag that says “Ray.” If you’re wanting to put in a little more effort, use blue face paint. If you’re female and want to really go all out, put on the blue face paint and dress up as Rey from “Star Wars.”


Just draw an ‘x’ on a cardboard box, cut a hole in the box big enough so you can put it on you, and behold your gaming glory.


Similar to the Blu Ray costume, wear all red or put on red face paint. Then cut holes in a box and wear it. You can always swing by the recycling bins next to the Mail Center, which are often full of tossed Amazon packages.


Make a shirt that looks like a VHS tape. There are two simple ways to do this: one is to use a black marker and color a white shirt or use a white marker and just color in two circles on a black shirt; the other is to cut two circles from white paper and tape them on a plain black shirt to make it look like a VHS tape.

Now you can wear either angel wings and a halo. If you want to save your pennies, cut the wings and halo out of some recycled cardboard.


Orlando Bloom

Wear a nametag with the name “Orlando” and wear a bunch of flowers by either taping them to your shirt and pants or just right next to the nametag

Ellen Page

Write “Ellen” on a nametag. Take a plain white shirt and draw lines on it to make it look like notebook paper. If you really want a cheap gag, just tape a piece of paper under the nametag.

Dakota Fanning

Wear a shirt with either North or South Dakota on it (draw a picture of one on a plain shirt) and carry a fan around with you. But to really make it work, you have to be constantly fanning at your Halloween party. If you don’t have a shirt with those states and you’re not a good artist, just write “Dakota” on a nametag.


Brad Pitt

Write “Brad” on a nametag that goes on your chest, then draw arrows that start from the nametag and point to your armpits.


Some other celebrity names for your own creative punny pleasure: Kevin Bacon, Emma Stone, Bear Grills, and Christian Bale.

Date Published: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Last Edited: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017